Saturday, November 23, 2013

Feeling A Little Better

So lately I have been trying really hard to continue to lose the weight. One thing that I have been trying to do is still cook at home on a daily basis. It's been hard because I'm so used to going out to eat and not having to cook but after the doctor told me that I have high cholesterol I have to change something. Eating fast food isn't going to work anymore no matter what I say. I'm not a teen anymore nor am I in my early 20's either! I have to change my living and eating habits or else I'm not going to be around for my child anymore or my husband.

So one thing that I have been wanting is a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. Actually I have wanted one for years but never cooked or baked enough to justify to get one. Instead I would just spend that money that I could have saved for one on fast food. It was a quick fix then but won't be now. Jason surprised me with my very own Kitchenaid stand mixer on Wednesday after he came home from work and so I was so surprised! So I decided to go ahead and make a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies. I know bad for me but they were oh so good and fluffy. Never have I ever made them and they were fluffy! I didn't eat much of them because I wasn't craving them so it made me feel good about not having to devour them that very instant. My weight has finally started to really come off lately and I'm not sure if its because I know I have to eat healthier or not but it's leaving and never coming back!

I hopped on the scale last Monday and it said I weighed 277lbs. Not what I was thinking but it's better than the 297 that I was at in June. Better than I thought I would be at. So that is 20lbs gone! I feel better and my clothes are starting to fit better or look a lot looser on me. I hopped on the scale this morning and I am at 272.4. Getting better! I'd like to be at 250 by the new year so then I have another 40 lbs to lose in order for me to have the surgery to have another baby. I was hoping we would get a treadmill this Christmas but we decided to get a new love seat for the living room. We only have one couch that is old and very uncomfortable so we chose that instead. So I have lost so far since starting this weight loss journey for good is 24.6lbs! That's awesome and makes me feel so good about myself and the way I look. Many people might not notice the change or difference but for me I can tell the difference in my face and neck. I don't look like I have rolls in my neck anymore or a double chin. This is also my weight for a week before getting my monthly cycle and normally I gain weight. Instead I am losing it which makes me feel so much better about my weight loss journey. I might actually weigh less than the scale says just because I'm a little bloated since next week I am going to start. So we shall see the first or 2nd week in December if that is true!

My next step after losing almost 30lbs is to start being able to walk or jog. I want to start to run but my first step is to walk a good 3 miles without having to catch my breath. What are some of your goals you have set for yourself?

I'd love to be able to run in the Princess Half Marathon in February 2015 if I'm not pregnant and haven't just given birth!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Seeing Signs of Weight Loss

I have been seeing some signs of weight loss already. I have been doing my best in eating at home with drinking no soda and it seems to be working. My face and neck look thinner than they did in September and even when I'm on my monthly cycle I can tell that I'm not bloated as much. This is a huge change since June. If you are wondering why I was so concerned about it in June was we went on our family vacation to Walt Disney World and my face and body were so swollen from all the steroids that I was on for almost 6 months. Well I put on the shirt that I wore at Disney World yesterday and it fits so much nicer. It's not super tight on me and it actually looks a lot nicer on me. I can tell I feel better without the soda too because I'm not so tired and swollen feeling. Whenever I would drink a ton of soda I would feel like my hands and feet are swollen.

My face looks thinner as well.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween and Working Out

I hope all of you had a great Halloween! I did and I even walked a good 3 miles while out trick or treating last night. I didn't realize how much walking I actually did but it was so much fun! I felt good after I did it and I'm glad that I was able to spend plenty of family time with my loved ones.