Monday, May 21, 2012

Halfway There

I want you all to notice my weight loss ticker up there--I'm EXACTLY halfway to goal. As incredible as that is, there's a part of me that's like, "OMG. You're only halfway there." Then the other part of me chimes in, "No, you're already halfway there." I'd like to think that losing the second half won't take near as long as the first half did, but I'm not getting my hopes up. I have to keep reminding myself--this isn't a race! However long it takes is a million times better than never getting there simply because I never changed anything. 

I ate like crap this weekend--I was well under my calorie goal for each day (not necessarily a good thing) but I definitely ate more "bad" calories than "good" calories. I'll just say this--my stomach does NOT like it when I eat crap food! Gah. Biggest Loser at work ends this week; my partner and I have done well, but I don't think we can win. We get these pesky things called periods, and the team that's in the lead apparently never gets them. Le sigh.

I feel like I've come so far over the last few months. I'm happy where I'm at, mentally. I also think I'm ready for another fill--I feel like I'm hungry way too quickly these days. I guess I need to actually schedule the appointment rather than just talk about it, huh? :) 
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nine Months Already??

Long time no chat! I've been absent for a while, but for once it's not because I'm not losing weight! I've just been busy and preoccupied.

I think the last time I posted, I was just starting the weight loss challenge at my gym, as well as the Biggest Loser challenge at work. I was in first place at the gym for most of the challenge, until someone who hadn't done any of the weekly weigh-ins decided to finally weigh in and had lost 16-freakin'-percent of their weight---CRAZY. I "only" lost 7 or 8%. Oh well. They haven't posted the final results yet, but I hope I at least got 2nd or 3rd. We'll see.

The Biggest Loser challenge at work is going pretty well too. Since I started losing weight about a month before the challenge, I was at a slight disadvantage--but slow and steady wins, right? I'm really excited though to see so many embracing this challenge; I get all warm and fuzzy inside thinking about how so many people have changed their habits (though, the real test will be to see who actually maintains their losses once this is over).

Karinne is NINE MONTHS OLD today! She's officially been out of my womb for as long as she was in it. I can't believe what a little person she's become! I'm learning that she is very dramatic--if she's sitting on the floor and starts crying, she immediately folds in half and smacks her forehead on the floor. Marc and I can't help but laugh every time she does that. She's crawling all over the place and pulling up on everything--it's just a matter of time before she's walking! I've also started planning her first birthday party. I'm going to try my best to do everything myself--I've just got to dig out my inner crafty person. I'll try to post pictures of my progress. I know it's going to be a polka dot party, with bright pink and orange as the main colors. I want to have iced sugar cookies in the shape of a "1" as favors, and I was hoping to at least buy those already made. However, everyone I've contacted wants $20-$30 for a dozen, and I need about 3-4 dozen. I can't justify spending that much money on COOKIES. So, it looks like I'm making those myself too!

Overall, weight loss is going well. I've lost more than 30 pounds since the beginning of March and it feels fantastic! I've been exercising 4-5 days per week and just watching my calories using My Fitness Pal. I would love another small fill, because I'm definitely hungry between meals--but honestly, I don't want to spend the $100 right now. If it gets to the point that I'm just not losing and I'm miserable, I'll go, but for now--I'm good.

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