Monday, July 18, 2011

Great News!

Hey Skinnies! Miss me yet? Of course you do. Well I am not completely back from my blogging break...the moving truck comes this Friday...but i had to share some great news with you!

I am in the 130s!

This was espeically great news since I had been on vacation for 10 days, without a scale and eating out a bunch. However remember that I never planned on taking a break from exercising and such, just blogging. :) My vacation even included a 5k with my 2 sisters and mom; lots of other family members ran too in the 10k, 5k, and 1 mile races. It was so fun (even if I did have to wake my sleeping baby to arrive on time!)

Anywho, my pre-pregnancy weight is 133 and I am at 139 and some ounces so I still have a way to go, but it is still so exciting and encouraging to see a "3" as the second number on the scale now- wahoo!

Keep up all of your hard work and I will be back soon! :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

I Don't Know How Much I Weigh...

Aggh - I'm on a 3-week vacation without a scale! I feel a little insecure about the whole thing. Even when I'm in a naughty phase, and the scale keeps creeping gradually up-up-up, at least I KNOW it. Now I feel like I'm floating without my anchor.

So we are on a 3-week road trip. I left the house with all kinds of promises to myself about only eating healthy. So far we've had two days on the road. The first day my promises-to-self flew out the window - munched on too much salty popcorn and too many almonds. Wait, that's better than cookies and milkshakes, right? The second day I did better. It helps to keep the food in the back of the car and out of reach as we're driving along.

Now we are at my brother-in-law's house for a two-day family reunion. This BIL loves to cook, so there will be lots of eating included in the activities. I'm reminding myself to monitor portion sizes.

I guess I'll be monitoring weight with watching to make sure that my pants aren't getting too tight, etc. We did get out for a 30-minute jog yesterday morning, and we'll be heading out for another jog in just a few minutes.

Coming Clean: Mark and I wrapped up the "Clean" cleanse last week before we left home. I'm glad we did it. Because of our upcoming trip, we only ate Clean for two weeks instead of the recommended three. I think a third week would be hard, but maybe I'd just get into a rhythm. Mark thinks we should try it again sometime, so we'll see. The first week I lost a LOT of weight (142 to 135 - wow!). The second week I maintained at 135-136. After coming off clean, I easily maintained at 136.

Now I'm traveling without a scale for 3 weeks...I don't know how much I weigh! But I do know that I want to get more exercise as we travel, and I'm going to keep reminding myself how much better I feel when I make healthy eating choices.

We camped at this little cabin on the Snake River in Idaho on the first night of our road trip.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

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