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.