Monday, May 31, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 21

I am under 190..woo hoo! I am so close to my goal. I already have a new number in mind for my next (and final) goal. I'll share it once I reach this one.

I'm feeling great this week..and very motivated. I've been getting a ton of compliments from co-workers. One said she didn't even recognize me..haha. I had to buy more work clothes this weekend and the 14s were all way too baggy in the legs, but fit fine in the waist. The 12s fit perfectly in the legs, but are a little tight in the waist. I bought the 12s because I know they'll be perfect in a few weeks.

It's starting to get hot here and we're going to have to figure out a new workout schedule soon. I don't mind walking in the heat but I worry that it's just too hot in the stroller for Caroline.

Current weight: 189.6
Weight lost this week: 3.6 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 54.1 pounds

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

59 Weeks..

I cannot believe that Caroline is going to be 14 months old this weekend! Time flies when you're having fun..and we're definitely having fun with Miss Caroline. I love this age (I know, I know, I always say that). This is so much more fun and exciting (and stressful) than the "baby" stage. She's learning so much and I, of course, think she's the smartest almost 14 month old ever! She's talking up a storm, singing, dancing constantly, treating everything like a phone, trying to share her food with us, trying to act like the older kids, etc. etc. Anyway, here are some pictures from this week.

She would not get into her super fun pool..I guess the water was too cold
She has learned how to smack as hard as she can pet Jake

Monday, May 24, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 20

Water retention sucks. I had been holding steady at 191.2 for the past few days but at my "official" weigh-in this morning, I was at 193.2. I know it's because I'm retaining water from the margarita and chips and salsa I had on Saturday. My fingers are really swollen. Oh well, at least I lost weight (even if it was only 0.2 pounds..haha).

In more exciting news, I am officially a size 12. I had to retire all the 16 work pants that I had been trying to get away with wearing and I went to Target to get some smaller pants and the 14s were too big!! That is very exciting. I was able to fit comfortably in a pair of 12 jeans that I had from right around the wedding. Yay!

Current weight: 193.2
Weight lost this week: 0.2 pounds
Total weight lost: 50.5 pounds

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Water Baby..

It's already starting to get hot here in Central Texas and we love to be outside..we try to spend as much time outside as possible. We spend at least 2 hours outside every weekday evening. To beat the heat, we've been spending lots of time playing in the water.

This weekend we decided we wanted to take Caroline somewhere age-appropriate to play in the water. We thought about going to the water park at Sea World or Fiesta Texas..we also researched Splash Town, Schlitterbahn, and Volente Beach. They all seemed pretty cool, but are all pretty pricey..especially because we didn't know how Caroline would like the cold water. While reading reviews, I saw one that recommended Rock N River Family Aquatic Center in Round Rock. It looked perfect and was only $5.50 for each adult. It was definitely worth the drive! Caroline had a blast. She was sooo tired, but kept refusing to nap because she wanted to keep playing. She (and Mario) finally took a quick nap after we had been there for 4 hours. We will definitely have to go back..though I have heard it can get pretty crowded.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Corpus Trip

Like I said in my McFatty Monday post, we spent the weekend in Corpus Christi. It was great. We got to take Caroline to the beach again and she loved it. She ended up eating a lot of sand..I guess it was tasty. She loved staying in a hotel and she was into everything. We had to hide the phone from her because she kept calling the front desk.

She has become Miss Independent lately..she wants to walk everywhere by herself and she will throw a fit when you try to redirect her. We had some people in the lobby ask if she was 2..when we answered that she was 13 months, they said we were in for it. Haha. Here are a ton of pictures from the weekend.

McFatty monday..week 19

I was very happy when I stepped on the scale this morning because I have now lost over 50 pounds..since January!! I'm so close to my goal (my wedding weight). I'm going to set another goal once I reach this one because I still won't be at what's considered to be my "ideal weight."

We spent the weekend in Corpus Christi (the fattest city in America) and I was worried about food choices. We ended up eating Subway for dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. We had seafood for the other meals and I picked grilled or boiled options with healthy sides. Yesterday morning we walked almost 5 miles along the was humid!

We were in Corpus because Mario was running in the Beach to Bay Marathon's a 6 person relay where each person runs a little over 4 miles. I am setting a goal to participate in the relay next year!

Current weight: 193.4
Weight lost this week: 2.6 pounds
Total weight lost: 50.3 pounds

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

We had a very busy weekend so I didn't get to post yesterday. I also didn't take many pictures at all. Here's one of Caroline in Pearsall watching the singer at the restaurant we went to. She was in awe and tried to sing was too cute.

Here's one from Mother's Day last year.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!

McFatty Monday..week 18

Well, I fell halfway off the wagon this weekend. Yesterday was my worst day of eating since I started this in January. We went to a birthday party and I didn't plan ahead so I ended up eating a hamburger, chips, and a few peices of chocolate. I didn't have a cupcake or any cake but I still went over my daily calories by almost 600. Yikes.

I also haven't worked out since last Tuesday. I took Wednesday - Saturday off to get ready for our first garage sale. I'm getting back on track with this today and I downloaded a pretty cool app on my phone to track my pace on my walk this evening.

As I was eating my 2nd mini kit-kat yesterday I found myself having the feelings I used to have when I would overeat and sneak food. I am not going back there! I'm back on track today.

I lost 2.6 pounds this week and I'm sure you're thinking I'm crazy for getting so worked up about cheating when I still lost so much. By Friday, I was down to 194.2 and now I'm back up to 196 for today so one day of cheating definitely makes a difference for me!

Current weight: 196
Weight lost this week: 2.6 pounds
Total weight lost: 47.7 pounds

Monday, May 3, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 17

I'm still going strong. I only lost 1 pound this week but I figured the weight loss would slow down at some point..I'm happy as long as I'm still losing.

I mapped out the neighborhood course that I've been walking and it's a little over 3, that's longer than I thought. Plus, half of it is uphill.

Mario got on the scale last night and he's lost 15 pounds since I started this lifestyle change. The bad thing is that he didn't really need to lose weight. I guess when you get rid of all the junk in the house and stop eating Mexican food twice a week, you're going to lose weight. He's going to start snacking more and eating bigger portions of healthy things.

Current weight: 198.6
Weight lost this week: 1 pound
Total weight lost so far:: 45.1 pounds

Sunday, May 2, 2010

13 Months

How has it already been a month since Caroline turned 1!? Wow. Hmm..what's new since I last updated?
  • She has become a pretty good walker and it's definitely her first choice now when she's trying to get somewhere.
  • She seems to really understand what we're saying when we talk to her..though she doesn't always listen.
  • She can point out someone's nose, eyes, ears, and mouth if you ask her where they are.
  • She has 10 teeth (including 2 molars) and two bottom molars that are right below the surface of her gums.
  • She's in size 4 diapers and 18 month clothes.
  • She has become a very picky eater..just getting her to taste something is a challenge. If she doesn't like the way something looks, or if it's unfamiliar, she won't even taste it..she just flings it onto the ground.
  • Her favorite foods are: Gerber cereal bars, Gerber fruit snacks, craisins, goldfish, Cheerios, any kind of crackers, Annie's bunnies, yogurt, green beans, rice, Jammy Sammys, peanut butter crackers, and sometimes corn. 
  • She likes to chase Jake around and loves it when he gets up and walks away from her. She thinks it's very funny.
  • She still sleeps in the bed with us and she has been waking us up a lot over the past week or so because she keeps crawling everywhere, headbutting us, and kicking us..we're going to have to bite the bullet and move her to her crib soon.
  • She loves being outside..we try to spend a few hours outside every evening.