Sunday, April 29, 2012


Another weight loss this week, which I am thankful, for! I was worried I wouldn't lose this week because there were a few times I ate something that I though would be ok in points and then after calculating the recipe,which we had to double, but then somehow had less servings than the recipe called for, I went over my daily allotment. I may also be experiencing better weight loss because I am taking my thyroid medication again. I took it all throughout my pregnancy, but then in December I forgot to take it for the whole time I was visiting Canada. When I got home I wasn't sure what I should do. Instead of calling my doctor I just stopped taking it (my bad). When I saw her at my last appointment she told me to start it again and then in about 8 weeks they will run the tests to see if my dosage is ok. I guess I should mention that I have an under active thyroid. Mum not sure exactly what it means, but from what I can gather from online, it can cause obesity, heart disease, joint paint, and other lovely things. I do believe it's worse in women who are 50 and over, but I would rather not roll the dice and start messing up my bodies hormones just because I forgot my meds. So now maybe the progress will be a little bit easier and I won't be wondering week to week if I have lost or not. I should also mention that this week something (or rather someone) wonderful showed up. My niece Marleigh was evicted from her nice warm womb and has come to join us all. I am so happy for my sister and her husband. After 2 of the longest most terrible years, they have welcomed their rainbow baby. She is so pudgy and cute and has way more hair than Ms. Gemma does. She looks like her brother Jackson did when he was born. I am looking forward to meeting her, I just hope my visit comes sooner rather than later! Well hopefully next week I will be in the 190s, I am 12 pounds away from my pre Clark weight, and I am so excited/impatient to get there. After that goal is reached then I can start a new journey on my weight loss goal above and beyond my baby weight loss. Ttfn.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Getting to know you....

We got a flyer the other day from our neighbours across the street.  Andy, being the social butterfly that he is, has met quite a few of them already, so he tells me about them, but I have yet to meet them (except the people that live behind us, I have actually spoken to them, but thats it).  They were handing out flyers to come out friday night and have ice cream and get to know the neighbourhood.  I thought to myself "what if no one shows up, most people keep to themselves these days", but I'm happy to report that quite a few people from the neighbourhood showed up.  We brought our favourite ice cream (cookies and cream) and shared that as well as eating the others than were brought (rocky road, yum....).  I got to meet the neighbour that has a son named Davis and a dog named Clark (what the what, thats not a dogs name :P). It was actually quite nice and It made me wish that all neighbourhoods were like this.  I'm hoping to see these people outside more often, maybe smile and wave, and if there are more get togethers, show up.  Sort of makes me long for the days where you know everyone on your block and everyone knows you.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Yeeehawn(as Clark would say), I finally passed the 30 pound mark. I haven't seen 205 in over 2 years so I am going to be happy about this. I spent the weekend at my in laws house, but thankfully there wasn't much junk food to speak of there so other than the chick fil a sandwich oopsy I had the rest of the weekend wasn't too bad. I was pumped to sep on the scale yesterday and saw that even though we had been traveling all day and not eating the best of foods I was still weighing in at a lower number than last week! Now I'm about 15 pounds away from my pre Clark weight gain and once I've hit that I can start setting new goals for myself! I'm going to keep my head up and hope that next week is another good weight loss week and that I can keep the excitement and motivation going.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Always look before you leap

Dont worry I didn't do anything too stupid, but I did eat something before looking at the points. My mother in law picked up breakfast today from chicken fil a, and even though it was described as a "chicken and sausage biscuit" I didn't thinking would be that bad. It was. After I ate it I entered the specifics into my weight watchers app and I almost cried when I saw 18 points. To give you an idea of just how bad this is, my normal points range for one day is 46 points. Crrraaapppp. I now have to manage to make it through the day without going over my points range. "fruit for lunch? Sure why not" "fruit for dinner? Um, hopefully not?" there is also the promise of cake tonight. So I will either have to dip into my points overage for the rest of the week, or hope that the cake is disgusting tasting (and let's be honest, it won't be). I'll be honest my outlook for this weeks weigh in isn't too sunny at the moment, but we will see.

Monday, April 16, 2012


So I watched myself this week and was able to lose...a pound. Not tryin to be so hard on myself but sometimes it gets frustrating. I know it's going to take longer to get the weight off as I keep losing it so I just have to keep that in mind. I'm getting back into my 3 a week workout routine so maybe this stalemate I've hit will start to break through again. I don't have much else to say right now, gotta get baby girl to sleep!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

208, again.

I'm hoping this is not my plateau, if it is I need to burst through it soon. I'm needing to make sure I just watch what I eat this week and hopefully next week I will see some lower numbers. I was careful this week, but clearly I am eating the wrong foods. I need to make sure that I also get in a 3rd workout this week, my gym closed Friday and saturday so I couldn't go then either. Got a short bike ride in but that didn't do much. Mso, crossing my fingers for a better week.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

210 *sad face*

Not that I am horribly sad that I am 210, I was just surprised my weight went back up.  I didn't have a bad week, I exercised 1 day less than I normally do, and I kept my points overage to a minimum.  That's why, when I checked on Sunday that I was 210, I had a bit of a WTF moment.  I just shook my head and said that I will make sure that this week counts for something.  I have been sticking to my routine of weight watchers, I even leave 2-3 extra points at night so I don't end up going into my overages.  I have noticed a weight loss on the scale, but I won't know until Sunday if I have actually lost or not.  I will also make sure I go to kickboxing this Saturday.  I have missed the past 2 Saturdays for family related stuff (sick babies, and trips to the zoo).  So, here is to crossing my fingers than I am not stuck in some sort of plateau bubble where my weight will only increase and decrease by small increments!