Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We had a great, and eventful, Halloween week! Caroline went to a Halloween carnival Thursday night, had a party at school Friday, went to another Halloweeen carnival Saturday, and went trick-or-treating tonight. We got a lot of use out of her costume this year. As you can see in the pictures, she was a pirate this year. I really wanted to go with something super girly but we were trying to match her with her best bud a pirate it was.

Mario and I went to a costume party last night as a 50's couple. I love the way the costumes turned out!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Updated Blog List..

I updated the list of my favorite blogs..check it out!

McFatty Monday..week 41

Well, I lost weight, but I don't know how. I think I was just retaining water last week.

We went to the fair this weekend and I had my share of fair food..we also ate Mexican THREE times! I at least try to make healthier choices when I eat Mexican (chicken fajitas instead of cheese enchiladas) but I still have my share of chips and salsa.

So, here's the plan. I'm not going to be hardcore about anything until after the goal is to maintain (NOT get over 179.9) through the holidays and work on losing more weight in January. I am still going to try to walk as much as possible and I'm going to make a conscious effort make somewhat healthier food choices. I'm just not going to count calories or deprive myself of holiday goodies (because that's just evil..right!?).

I'm going to keep checking in here to hold myself accountable..and so you can scream at me if I hit 180.

Current weight: 178.2
Weight lost this week: 1.6 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 65.5 pounds

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kyle Fair and Music Fest..

 We had a busy and fun weekend. We went to the Kyle Fair and Music fest. Unfortunately, Caroline was three inches too short to ride any of the rides..but she still had fun watching everyone, listening to the music, and playing on the playground in the park. She entertained everyone with her dancing.

We went to the parade on Saturday morning and she loved seeing the marching bands..and the horses. Whenever she sees a horse, she makes a clicking sound with her tongue because of the way the hooves sound on the pavement.

Monday, October 11, 2010

McFatty Monday..week 40

Okay, I am trying to get back on track after gaining almost 3 pounds this week! I am bloated right now, but I'm not using that as an excuse because I've been eating like crap and deserve to gain 3 pounds. This is the reason that I was so against cheating for the first 5 or so months..I'm a very all or nothing person. I started with just small cheating every now and then, then just cheating on the weekend, now pretty much eating what I want and snacking too much.

I started tracking my calories again today..and I'm already 250 over. :( That's with me actually making an effort to not snack as much.

Current weight: 179.8..I cannot get to 180!
Weight GAINED this week: 2.8 pounds!!
Total weight lost so far: 63.9 pounds

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sweet Berry Farm

We drove out to Marble Falls this past weekend to go to Sweet Berry Farm. It was great..totally worth the drive. Caroline had a blast! We looked at tons of pumpkins, fed some goats, went on a hay ride, picked our own flower boquet, and stuffed a scarecrow. We took the wagon, but didn't even get it out of the car..we decided to just let Caroline run free..and boy did she! That girl is so busy, she never slows down.

Here are some pictures.

McFatty Monday..week 39

I just realized that last week I called the post week 28, when it was really week 38. Wow, I can't believe it's been 9 months since I started this. I'm glad that I have lost so much weight..and that I've kept it off. Unfortunately my weight loss stopped a few months ago when I started being a slacker.

Right now I'm trying to decide if I want to try to lose more weight now or just try to maintain until after the holidays.

Since I'm actually posting from my home computer, let's do a before and after..

 Pumpkin patch last!

Pumpkin patch this year. I'm still not happy with the gut that is hanging over my pants, but I can live with that for now

Current weight: 177
Total weight lost this week: 1.6 pounds..I have no idea how I lost weight this week
Total weight lost so far: 66.7 pounds

Sunday, October 3, 2010

18 Months!

Caroline turned 18 months old this past Friday and I really just can't believe how fast time is flying! She gets more active, talkative, fun, and challenging every day. She has started stringing more than one word together over the past month..she'll say "more please" or "hi there." I love hearing her talk and I'm sure she understands more than we think she does.

She had her 18 month appointment on Monday and she's 27lbs 11oz and 33 inches..90% for weight and 83% for height. Her pedi commented that she was a very active toddler, which confirms what we already knew. I know I've said this before, but this girl has no fear and is not shy at all..just walking through Target she says "hi there" to everyone and gets a lot of comments in return. She loves the attention.

We had a UTI false alarm on Friday and she had to have a catheter put in to get a urine sample. The test came back negative and she hasn't been showing anymore symptoms..maybe she just wanted to leave daycare early on Friday.

Here are some pictures from last week.