Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I'm still here I promise! things have been slow-going in the weight loss department around here for the past few weeks (has it been a month already?) I feel as though I've been sort of hovering around the same few pounds and not really making any headway. I know exactly why. I'm not doing anything active like I was and I haven't been as careful about what I eat or how much water I'm drinking although I have been making an effort this past week. I'm just happy to not be gaining.

Ok, that's kind of a lie.

I would like to be consistently loosing like I was the first month and I'm frustrated with my lack of motivations at times because this is something I want so bad so why am I not willing to make some changes. Blah! Ok time for some positive reinforcement. It's OK to be the tortoise, healthy even. Changes in the way clothes fit and to how I feel are more important then a number on a scale. I need to keep telling myself these things and not let my slow progress side line me.

Alright then, on to the good news. I'm down 1.5 lbs this week for a total of 14 lbs lost over all. Not too shabby. I've started to unpack some of my smaller clothes just to get an idea of how far off I am. I tried on a pair of pants I haven't worn since even before I had kids that a month ago I couldn't have buttoned up to save my life and I could do them up! They are no where near comfortable enough to wear but still, I feel like I'm so close I can taste it and I have to admit it made me a little giddy. I'm trying to look ahead and break my journey up into smaller milestones. I find it really overwhelming to think about how far I am from my goal but if I have smaller goals and I reach them it's better motivation then any end result I can visualize or strive for. This is really a learning process for me but I think I'll be more resilient in the end. I can do this


  1. 1.5 lbs this week and 14 overall! That's awesome! You've got the right attitude and I think it's true, the slower it comes off the more likely it is to stay off.

  2. That's great progress! And Stillmary is right - the slower (1-2 lbs. a week) kind of weight loss is the best!

  3. That's great!

    I can totally feel ya on the pre-baby clothes. I kept all mine thinking that I would wear them sooner (ha!)

    Keep up the good work!!