Saturday, March 16, 2013


I have lost 10% of my body weight since 12/28/12. My weight loss since then is 24.6 pounds! My overall weight loss since I had Hudson (19 months ago) is 45 pounds. Wow. I feel soooo much better at this weight than I did 45 pounds ago. I am so glad I only gained 9 pounds during my pregnancy. I think it would have been a lot harder to get to this point if I had gained any more than that.


  • Start now. Later, you'll wish you had. - Met 12/28/12
  • Give up tea, cokes. Drink water - Met 12/28/12 with the occasional relapse with Diet Sprite (not too bad!)
  • Lose 20 pounds and buy a new bra - Met 2/22/13 (lost 6" in band size)
  • Lose 10% by Mother's Day - Met 3/15/13 (2 months early - I think I wasn't very optimistic at first)
  • Lose another 10% by 6/7/13 (12 weeks from now)
  • Buy new clothes after the second 10% (shorts, skirts, tops)
  • Lose another 10% by 8/30/13
  • Get fitted for new jeans (good-bye "mom jeans")
  • Keep going!
Hudson is waking up from his nap. Time to cut this short but I just didn't want to forget how I feel right now. I've come a long way but I've got a really long way to go. Can't stop now!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

...And we're back!

What can I say that hasn't already been said a million times? I need to lose weight. I need to be healthy to live the best life I can with my family. I need to care about myself enough to do the right thing even when it's so hard. 

I rejoined weight watchers again. I have a group of friends online - who I met through buying and selling Hudson's clothes on facebook - who are also trying to get healthy this year. I really feel like this time is different (I don't say this every time). I haven't been as stressed about trying to lose weight as I usually am. I'm taking one day (sometimes one meal) at a time and trying to make the best choice I can make. 

I have spent the last year making sure my child knows how to eat and enjoy the right foods. He's an awesome eater! He loves vegetables and has no idea what candy or fast food tastes like. I would like to keep it that way for as long as possible. He's now at the age where he wants whatever I have... my drink, my food, my phone, the remote. I have been really embarrassed lately that I don't want to give him what I'm eating or drinking because it's not something I ever want him to eat. He will ultimately do what I do, not what  I say. I have to change. I have to eat like I expect him to eat. I want him to break the cycle of obesity in my family. 

New start weight: 231 (251 - highest)
Goal #1 - 10% loss - 208 by Mother's Day - May 12, 2013

terrible picture of me but good motivation