So I have struggled a little bit lately. I don't know if it is just the simple fact that I'm afraid I won't be able to reach my new goal or not. I did get quite sick with food poisoning followed by kidney stones so I thought at least my weight would reflect all that time I spent sick, but it didn't. I've only lost a pound. My baby sis Nancy is going to help motivate me by setting a five pound goal with me so we'll see if that can kick start some good progress here.
This little princess is growing up. She no longer sits in a high chair and now gets to eat with us at the table. She loves it! She had her 15 month appointment a week or so ago and she is in the 75th percentile for both height and weight so she's trimming down a little bit and that is because she is ALWAYS on the go. She absolutely loves playing and running outside. And she and Landon chase each other all over the house. She is now saying some more words other than mama and dada. She says wawa (water), bubba (bubble), ba (for bath), ellow (marshmallow), mih (milk), bah (book), Nanon (Landon), moh (more), nana (banana) and a few more that escape my brain right now. She shakes her head yes in response to a question and she makes a couple animal noises such as elephant and lion. I can't believe my baby is a toddler! We love you little Miss Katelyn Jane:)
Hallelujah! Hooray! Amazing! and FINALLY...All those words express the excitement I felt today when I stepped on the scale and saw I have officially lost 20 pounds since I started this weight loss journey of mine four and a half months ago. So it may be on the slow side (just over a pound a week) but it feels great to see how far I have come. I got very discouraged at two different times, one was when I just couldn't seem to break through the 7 pounds lost range (I kept going back and forth for almost a month!) and then at the end I was stuck at 18 pounds for two weeks. Thankfully I had a lot of support to keep me motivated:) I have clothes that are fitting me well once again, but unfortunately for me those clothes are the ones I bought after gaining weight my first year of marriage and the beginning stages of my pregnancy with Landon. The positive is that I now weigh less than I did when I got pregnant with my first child--so it only took me 2.8 years to lose the baby weight (sarcasm inserted). Though I feel so much better about myself I still have a long way to go. I am still in the "overweight" bracket of the BMI which yes, meant I started off in the OBESE bracket. I never felt obese, it just kind of sneaks up on you. And of course my darling of a husband refuses to believe I was in the obese category--isn't he sweet? I have been pussy footing around with what I will set as my next goal because I really want to get into the "Normal" BMI bracket and that is 16 pounds away. But part of me feels like I can't do it. I WANT to do it though so I am going to set it as my next goal. So "Normal" BMI, here I come!--with all your support :)
Week 19: 1.6 lbs lost
Total lost: 20 lbs
NEW GOAL: 16 lbs
Total lbs left: 16
* I am going to start over my weeks so I can compare my weight loss with my first 19 weeks and see if I can pick up the pace or not. We'll see:)
So this week was BAD. I don't know what it is with me and getting close to goals. I totally slack off because I have this false sense of being able to accomplish it. Yeah, reaching my goal did not happen this week and that makes me really disappointed in myself. The worse thing--the scale stayed at the same exact weight as last week. Go figure. Ben has done great, but he too had a little slower week so maybe it's about that time that the weight loss slows down a bit (but that really is no excuse because I should have lost something). Anyway, here are the stats.
We have been married for 9 years now! Our three beautiful children are our greatest blessing and entertain us on a daily basis. We are living in Aurora, Co which has now been home for almost two years. This blog was created to not only help document and keep us accountable on our weightloss journey, but also to change our food habits (which includes the kiddo's).