Posted in Weight Loss Diary

Weighing In! #3

Well, it’s been a crazy span of time in the weight loss department since my last weight in.  Which, I can’t believe was 16 days ago!!

Since that last post, I have been real busy with my family. Took a week off from ‘dieting and exercise’ during the school vacation week, where we spent 3 days on The Cape.  During that trip, we learned of the Marathon Bombings. Which sucked the life out of us.  The rest of vacation week was spent working from home with my girls, and by Friday, we were all glued to the TV on basic lockdown waiting to hear about the suspect. It was a tough week on everyone around here.

Today, I am sorta proud to say I am down another lb.  Just one.  It’s not that big a deal, but it’s something, right?!  I started using myfitnesspal for the first time.  I got the app a long time ago, but never really used it. Finally, Monday, I hunkered down and started logging my food intake.  Which I am glad I did. Cause I am not really that bad of an eater seeing it on the screen.  So we’ll see if this will work as a mental motivator, too.

And I am not seeing many distractions coming up this week/weekend where I’d slip up again.  Two weekends from now starts a stint of family get togethers, birthdays and some we’ll see how I do then. 😉

Wish me luck!  xoxo



Posted in Weight Loss Diary

Weighing In! #2

*So excited*

I have dropped 3 lbs since my last blog weigh in!  YES!!

Down 7lbs total!  This is with the big Easter dinner, a few get togethers for drinks, and some days I couldn’t make it to the gym in between!  Cleaning the yard all day Sunday helped a great deal though.  I took that as my gym day, for 6 hours.  So, at this point, I am about half way to my first goal of losing 15lbs.

WOW!! That just felt so great to type!

Even though I feel motivated, a part of me is nervous to fail. I try to not listen to that part of me, but it’s hard sometimes. Even more so when I put accountability on myself in public, like through this blog.  The last time I took on a challenge to lose weight, I was going from someone who rarely exercised to someone who exercised 3-4 times a week.  Basically, the weight fell off. The changes were much more evident week by week. This time around, though the scale is moving in the right direction, down!, and my face looks slimmer, I am just nervous I will lose sight cause it may not be the fast results I was used to back 3 years ago.  I am creeping down. Going down a dress size, is different from going down 3.

I should mention, I am somewhat of a Veruca Salt.  The “I want it now” type of girl is within me.. at times.  I know, a terrible quality, but that’s just how I can be sometimes, and not over everything. It’s so unrealistic to think that way in regards to weight loss though. To start-up exercising and changing eating habits to see major results in an instance. So wrong.  I should keep that in my mind.  I am seeing and feeling changes all the time.  Less fat face. A hip bone sticking out here. Defined waist. Less jiggle arms.  hah I just sound beautiful don’t I?  Well, I read an article a few months ago, that was about seeing results.  It just popped into my head when I said I was Veruca. The article was about how YOU may feel results right away, see results in 2 weeks, but FAMILY/FRIENDS don’t usually see them until 4 weeks of progress. Which is true!  I notice this that last time I wanted to lose weight.  I felt great right away.  My scale started to move downwards. My clothes fit and looked better within a couple of weeks. Then everyone started noticing within a few weeks. Funny how that works out isn’t it?

Well, that’s my weigh in for today!

Got to keep positive so I don’t fail.


Posted in Random Stuff

Updated Blog..

I’ve been posting to this site since November 2012, and just as of now, I learned how to use WordPress the way it’s meant to be used!  Oye vay!

I am not usually this slow, seriously. I just never sat down to learn the tools, menus or widgets until recently. Which was something I wanted to learn for the sake of this blog all along!  So, after a few days of learning all the customized components, and, trying multiple theme options …I am done!

I went with the newer theme, Adelle.  Its elegant layout, font, color, and simplicity, just feels better.  Also, I like the pink polka dots. They are so cute!  I decided on a theme change, because I felt like the purpose for my blog was lost with that other layout, TimePiece.  It is real attractive and the home page featured pictures were fun; that was the initial reason for choosing it and holding onto it for so long.  But I felt like my femininity, sweetness and humor was lost somehow.  Which is why I switched it up to Adelle.  It’s clearer with the navigation imo.  Now there is a menu bar to my specific categories at the top, like to my recipes and crafts. Which will allow me to be more specific in my posts.  Widgets on the side bar to my past posts, my other social media and to FOLLOW MY BLOG!  Finally,  I know! Some had asked about that, and I figured out how to pop one on there.  Yah me!

So, browse. Share. And. Let me know what you all think!