1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back – DAY 276

The good news is, I was down a total of 6 pounds almost two weeks ago! Not too shabby; 1-2 pounds a week is safe and good weight loss. The bad news is that between the holiday weekend and attending a shower, I regained 2 pounds. Ah well, it’s much easier to gain weight than to lose it. Much more pleasurable too if you’re a foodie like myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

My plan is to amp up exercise by going to the gym each night and to be more vigilant about calorie counting again. (I got out of the habit of doing both, eek!)

There is some other good news on the fitness front. I had Daddy Bug bring up my two boxes of summer clothes, none of which I fit into last summer on account of nursing sized boobs, nursing accessibility, and a post-partum sized belly. I have cute clothes, guys! I forgot! It was almost as awesome as opening up all the boxes of school supplies in the beginning of August each year. (By the way, I was sad that I didn’t get to do that last year. It’s like Christmas, but science and office supplies focused!) Most of the tops fit (my boobs didn’t magically shrink all the way back to the A-cups they once were) and while the shorts are a little tight, they’re not as bad as I imagined. They’ll fit soon. ๐Ÿ™‚


Excitement & Happiness – DAY 244

I’m excited because…

  1. Jeff took a personal day today.
  2. He let me sleep in this morning. (I woke up at 7, but that’s still sleeping in!)
  3. We’re going to the Philadelphia Opera tonight, which means we’re going out to a nice dinner too.
  4. Today is Mimi’s last day of work and she’s babysitting Bug for us tonight.
  5. I weighed myself this morning and have lost 2 pounds!
  6. March for Babies walk is on Sunday and the weather is going to be great. (Cool but with sunshine, great for walking 5 miles.)
  7. Team Patch has met and exceeded our team fundraising goal. (And if you haven’t donated yet, there’s still time!)

Things That Made Me Happy This Week:

  • I had a play date/shopping date with Corinne and David, who have moved to the Lehigh Valley and are much closer than they used to be.
  • I had a play date with Jordan and Teddy, and they’re some of the sweetest people I know.
  • I successfully set up a baby enclosure (“baby jail”) around the TV/electronics cabinet and plant in the family room to keep Bug from touching all of those things, helping me say “no” to him much less often.
  • I got to see my baby sister, Aunt Lana, as the awesome, strong woman she has become.

Happy Friday everyone, find some happiness to focus on. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Getting In Shape Update – DAY 241

(For anyone who saw this post published before it was done, Bug decided to “help”. He also renamed a few files for me too. Stinker!)

It was a good thing I lost those 4 pounds before I started counting calories. I weighed myself on Saturday and again on Sunday to be sureโ€ฆ haven’t lost any weight in the past 7 days. HMPH.

But numbers aren’t always important. Since I started last week, my size 8 petite clothes are too big. And I noticed my waist looks and feels flatter than it did before (morning time only, lol). Which is good because my real fitness goal wasn’t to weigh a certain amount, but to fit into my old clothes for weddings this summer, and more importantly, for work this August. I’m on my way!

To take things up a notch, I should probably start adding more physical activity to my life. I’ll need a routine and I have a few ideas. I’ll be sharing them when I decide what exactly I’m doing.

March Ab-ness – DAY 187

Confession: I haven’t been good about going to gym. Again. But I’m going to change that…

… and stick with this fitness plan for the month of March too. It doesn’t require me to go anywhere or change my clothes or find the right kind of music to listen to, etc. And I have a partner in crime, my friend Corinne! We’re doing a long distance March ab-ness since she lives in Maryland. We’ll be checking in with each other via text message. ๐Ÿ˜€

(Image credit goes to my friend Marisa, Zumba guru, who posted it on Pinterest!)