Tuesday, April 30, 2013

So Much!!! (Part 1)

It has been a busy month!  April did not leave me with too many free moments to update or even gather my thoughts so I'll do my best.  It's funny because I keep logging in to write my own post and end up just reading a bunch of blogs and then running out of time.  So . . . since my last post where I said I had signed up for WW online, I have lost 11.6 pounds.  11.6 pounds!!!!

Here's how that went down, I started on April 3rd at 212.2, next weigh-in April 9th, 206.4 (yay!).  Here's where it went a little askew:  I left on April 10th to fly to my sister's place so I could look after my adorable spunky 17-month-old niece for 8 days and 8 nights while my sister and brother in law went to Mexico.  Yes, I am the best sister ever.  It had been a few months since I'd seen her in real life but I send her videos on a regular basis so that she doesn't forget me.  I was worried she'd make strange in real life but she walked towards me at the airport with such a big smile, I started crying.  We were totally perfect for 8 days after that.
We went for lots of walks.
My favourite picture of all time.

She had a bath (more than one)!

Pink Camo jammies from her Papa.

I don't like 5 am either sweet pea.
Okay - enough about the teeniest person I know, yet the person I love the most in the whole world.  It's okay, everyone knows it and they're okay with it.  I was at my sister's till April 20th and couldn't weigh in on April 16th like I was supposed to because...wait for it...MY SISTER DOES NOT OWN A SCALE.  Seriously, I don't even know how we're related.  And while she is most definitely not overweight, she is carrying about 15 pounds post baby that she is not liking so I was super shocked she didn't own one.  It freaked me out to not weigh regularly.  I wasn't actually tracking but I was mentally tracking and other than our walks, I didn't get any other workouts in and no runs.  Sad face.  After I was home, I weighed on my next normal Tuesday, April 23rd and I was 205.8, down 0.6.  I'm okay with that!!  Starting that Tuesday, all my workouts were back on in full force.  Lunch classes Tues, Wed, Thurs, run Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun and then I weighed in this morning at 200.6.  Down 5.2 pounds!!!  So SUPER HAPPY to have lost 11.6 pounds in the month of April.  It would be so amazing if May looked the same!!  I count my success to all the activity I've been putting in and because other than the 10 days away, I have tracked EVERY SINGLE THING that I've eaten.  My goal this week obviously will be to get under 200 and then get as far away from it as possible!

I have more to say about food I'm loving lately, running, and a race, and an upcoming race but I'll have to put that in another post so it's not too long and boring!  

So questions . . . If you are on WW or if you are calorie counting to lose weight or whatever, what is your favourite snack or sweet that just totally saves you from you losing it?   Mine is pudding.  Hehe - but I'm open to new ideas, always.

update: I also just noticed that my BMI went from the obese category to the overweight category.  :)


  1. Whoop whoop! Congrats on approaching One-derland :) The only reason I don't own a scale, is because I have a Wii Fit and that became my scale. The #'s aren't the only part of a health and fitness journey, but I like to keep tabs too because it helps keep you on track. Sounds like you're doing great with the activity, and very proud you did so well even when you were babysitting (because it's easy on vacation to let things slide, or eat way too much). 4 more sleeps until race day!!

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