Monday, May 17, 2010

weight update

last monday i had my annual appointment, and that comes with a chance to hit the scales.  i was fitting into my size 6 jeans, so i had to be down several pounds. . .


only 4 pounds?!  are you kidding me?!?

so i've been moping about this for the last week when all of the sudden it hit me.  you're not looking at this the right way. 

so let's look at it the right way.

i've lost 30 of the 45 lbs i gained while pregnant with ian.  that's 7.5 lbs a month!  and i had lost 4 lbs in 2 months- so that's roughly half a pound a month (and i really haven't worked out much).  so let's say i continue to not work out and lose almost half a pound per month.  in the next 5 months i will lose 10 more lbs! 

let's look at it even better-  say i lose 4 lbs a month.  in 5 months* i will have lost another 20 lbs!  this will either be my goal weight, or i will want to lose another 5-10 lbs (sorry mel, you will never weigh 99 lbs again).  i'll definitely be working out more now that it's warmer- ian and i will be out walking more, there will be summertime activities, and he will be crawling soon- so i'm sure i'll  never stop moving!  i'm making healthier meal choices, making more food at home, and i'm working out more.  btw, i tried out my new jogging stroller and i'm just lucky no one around here knows me because if anyone saw me jogging they'd be embarrassed to know me.  it was that bad. 

i'm doing it.  the girl who doesn't know how to diet, exercise and not eat whatever she wants is making progress!!

i can't wait to see where this journey continues to take me! 

*(i'm not crazy- i keep using 5 months as my goal because the old saying goes, "9 months on, 9 months off). Pin It!


  1. Another thing to remember is your body shape has probably changed too! I noticed that with the way my clothes fit now. I also noticed that when I started walking the neighborhood with the Mav I am loosing inches more so then pounds, so keep that into consideration as well! : ) "Just keep walking, walking, walking."

  2. Go girl! Way to stay positive!! Besides, you are so pretty!!!


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