Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday!

Weigh in day today! I lost 2.6 pounds this week - putting my total weight loss at 14.4 pounds in 5 weeks. I am feeling really good this week. I know I still have SO much work to do but I am feeling great about the progress I have made thus far and the choices I continue to make. My big thing right now is figuring out how to incorporate more activity and working out. I don't like making excuses but it's so hard to fit it in. I work all day outside of the house, Rob is home with our girls during the day and then I pick them up from his mom's house two nights a week, and the other days I work from home but don't have any "me" time between when I finish work and their naps, etc. So, I am thinking the only way I am going to accomplish this on a regular basis is to get my arse out of bed 30-45 minutes earlier each day to get some sort of activity in. Whether it be working out with a DVD, the wii fit, or biggest loser game, whatever. It has to happen - I can change my eating habits all I want (and believe me I have - can you say no french fries or cheeseburger in 5 weeks!) but at some point if that is all I have changed I am going to hit a plateau and stop losing. And trust me when I say this - I DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN!

So, Halloween is this weekend - I have been able to get around the "buying candy for trick or treaters" and having it be in my house by accepting my inlaws invitation to bring the girls over there again this year for trick or treating. My girls are young enough that they do not care where they are for this holiday and this makes it so I have no "extra" candy hanging out in my house after the night is over. At our meeting today we talked about having a plan for what to do with the kids candy after the night is over. Our leader mentioned that dentists buy back candy from kids and then send it overseas to the troops - OMG - what a great idea! I know Zoe would much rather have the cash to add to her every growing Dora supply anyway! Or at least that is what I am going to convince her of. We will save some of the treats for her rewards, etc - but I honestly don't want her eating anymore of that candy than I want myself eating! She is two (nearly 3) and she is built like her momma - I am going to be careful with her! And Ava is only 16 months - she does not NEED candy, nor does she even really know what it is - let's keep it that way!

So, this was a successful week - I am going to try my hardest to get some more exercise in this week to try and make an even bigger difference. Sure wish I could remember what I did differently the week I lost 7.6!!! I'll have to go back and look at my tracker from that week!

Happy Halloween everyone! If you have any ideas for sneaking little workouts in please let me know - I am open to suggestions!

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