"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Back in Town

Hello! Well, two weeks ago yesterday movers came and packed up the house, loaded it to a truck and we headed out on a road trip that included a couple of days in New Orleans and a week at Disney World.

Today we arrived in our new hometown of Jacksonville, North Carolina and should get the keys to our new home in about ten days. It's been a great vacation spending time with my husband and children relaxing, sight seeing while also including yummy food, some lessons regarding my body's reaction to old eating habits and even a little exercise.

I'm off to get ready for bed now, but I just had to stop in to say hi. Honestly, I've greatly enjoyed this break from real life, but I'm getting ready to get back to normal routines...including my new normal eating habits.

Little by little I'll get back into the swing of things health wise and while I'm on my way there I'll pop on here to tell you some of the things I learned while vacationing.

Until next time... :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weigh-In ... Last One For A While

Today's Weight: 182 . 5
Loss/Gain: - 0 . 5 lb
Total Loss So Far: - 48 . 5 lbs

Well, today will be my last weigh in for a while. The movers are coming on Monday to pack us up for our move (gotta love the military!) and the scale is going with everything. We are taking a trip before arriving in our new hometown and are scheduled to get our stuff July 7th, so it could be a month before I see a scale again.

I have to be honest with you and say that I haven't even been trying to lose right now. The funny thing is that while I'm eating things that I know aren't conducive to weight loss I still find myself being careful about quantities. My body just isn't handling large amounts of food like it used to, and in the back of my mind I hear things like, "Do you really need that? Do you really want that? I think I've had enough."

So, while I'm not eating the best foods 24/7 I can see definite signs that I've changed in regards to my eating habits. It's very encouraging since I'm holding in my weight right now.

On the exercise front it's been pretty non existent this week. Not that I haven't been active. I've been on my feet many hours a day getting things ready for our move, but I just haven't made it to the gym. However, yesterday morning I got up for a walk because I just needed to get some movement in. See? Changing habits... :)

Anyway, that's all for now. I was given a blog award the other day, so I'll try and get that up soon. We will have access to a computer throughout the next few weeks, so I'll pop in here and there.

In the meantime, it's off to get some breakfast and start the laundry and get to cleaning out the pantry and fridge. Whee! :)

Happy Friday everyone!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Meeting the First Goal

When I started my weight loss journey two years ago I told my friend that my only goal in weight loss was to be able to buy a dress for my husband's graduation "in two years" in the regular sizes department of the store.

Today is his graduation. Last night was the Senior Dinner and I wore my special dress for that occasion.

Yes, I met that goal. My dress is a size 16 from the regular sizes department. I felt like a queen last night...especially when I got home to my visiting brother and he exclaimed, "Hey skinny!!"

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weigh-In ... Holding

Today's Weight: 183 . 0
Loss/Gain: +1 . 5
Total Loss So Far: - 48 . 0 lbs

I weigh myself daily and have been maintaining all week, but I ate dinner at 10:30 last night. That's most likely why the scale was up this morning. I was afraid of that, but we didn't eat until after decorating for my husband's graduation party and I took the chance. I know what the scale has said all week, so I can't let it bother me too much.

Tomorrow is the graduation and family has begun arriving. It's a busy time, but I will have (hopefully) a nice picture to share with you tomorrow with the dress I bought. :)

Talk to you soon...I'm still holding on with all the excitement around me.