Monday, January 26, 2009

This week

Lost another .6 pounds as of 1/24. I'm glad that it went down, but I'm not happy with that number. In week 3, I didn't exercise two days in a row, didn't drink as much water, and wasn't perfect with my eating. I'm going to buckle down this week. In total, I'm down 7.2 pounds. I will be out of town for 1/31 weigh in. I'm going the Wednesday after I get back. My goal is to be down 2.8 for a total of 10 pounds on 2/4.

Time really has been flying! I'm looking forward to a short work week. My masters classes start back up today. yippee.

We have also changed our new puppy's name once again. Now we call her Molly and Muppy.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Negative 6.6

Down 6.6 pounds! Still going strong.

I got AF today and tried talking C into starting birth control pills for a February IVF. I was the one who talked him into waiting until April. lol He reminded me of the reasons for waiting until April and I had to agree. It just seems so far away!

We got our Lab a new friend on Friday! We named her Sasha. She has had several names since we got her, but I think we are sticking with Sasha. She is a mini dashchund. Very cute! The dogs are getting along well. She has been easy to train, so far.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

True to my word

I have been true to my word! I am down a few pounds and am staying committed to my new lifestyle. I go in on Saturday 1/17 for my next weigh-in. I am so proud of myself that I am doing this the healthy way with good old fashioned exercise and portion control.

Sunday I had an emotionally poor day, so instead of diving off the deep end as usually, and eating like crap, I went for a walk on the treadmill. Endorphins work wonders on your mental status. It seems that I have at last found an alternate to eating, when I'm down, that has the same affect. I always wondered why, when people are stressed etc, they say "I'm going for a walk" or something along those lines. However, I'll not always have a treadmill or decent weather outdoors when emotions hit, but as this lifestyle become the norm my goal is that my thinking will lead to other things besides food.

DH and I have been exercising in the evenings. It has been really fun. After DS goes to bed, we go in the basement, turn up the music, and get to work. DH makes it fun because he is always dancing with our dog or doing something silly. I can't wait until we get a t.v. in our gym, so that we can watch shows we like while working out. I am concerned that DH will shrivel away into nothing. He goes to the gym in the morning and works out. Then during the day, at the clinic, he may jump on a machine if he's bored. Then when he gets home he works out with me, when he has already burned a zillion calories, and probably doesn't need to work out again and just wants me to stay motivated.

Overall, moral has remained high since my last post. Still taking it one day at a time.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year!

I am happy to be in a new year! 2008 was not that great for me. I am praying and trying to have faith that this year will be one of change.

A life changing situation happened to me this past weekend. I was looking through some of my SIL's photo albums and came across some pictures of myself from my late teens/early twenties and it shocked me! The young lady in the pictures was beautiful and had a happy glow in her eyes. I am only 26. I am still that young lady, but she is hiding and out of sight right now. If I wait, she will be gone forever. I will never have this time back. When I look at pictures of myself now, I feel as if I don't recognize the person that I am now. This person looks older, tired, and unhappy with herself.

That night, I came to the conclusion that enough is enough. I am not this person. I want to be 26. I want my outer beauty back. I want my health back. I want my family to be one of those active families with a kayak and bikes strapped to our car. I want me back.

A light switch has been turned on and I will not stop until I am myself again and I will never get to this point again.

I convinced DH to wait until April to have our IVF#2. I have somethings that I need to do for myself and it just has to wait. Even when/if I'm pregnant again, I will eat correctly and do some form of exercise daily. That I am promising myself.

Yay! to a new year and the hope of what's to come.