Friday, July 31, 2009

55 lbs to go!

Well, I bit the bullet this week and started Weight Watchers. I did it after Holt was born and lost about 35 pounds on it. It was easy, and I can actually say I enjoyed doing it. I like that it really makes you aware and accountable of everything you put in your mouth. You learn to fill up on satisfying foods, so unlike a lot of other diets, you're not always hungry.

Here are my goals: I want to lose a total of 55 pounds. I want to be on track so that I lose 10 lbs by Labor Day, 30 by Christmas, and 55 by next Easter. I don't know when Easter is, but I was afraid if I made it by our 5th wedding anniversary, which is March 5, that would be pushing it too much. I may adjust dates depending on how I do.

I am still exclusively breastfeeding Lacey, and plan to until she is at least a year old. They say that doing WW while breastfeeding really boosts your weightloss. I hope it does, and can't wait to weigh in next Monday night for the first time this go-around!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Little Party Animal

Another funny Holt story:

Mom, the kids, and I were on a little afternoon shopping trip to Jackson, which was by definition, a fiasco, but anyway, we were talking about her taking care of my grandmother's healthcare affairs. She was talking about how difficult it was being the responsible party and then jokingly said that I had it to look forward to with her, my mother-in-law, and my aunt (whose only child died as a teen). I proceeded to protest that declaration by stating "I'll not be the responsible party for all of them!" To which Holt shrieked, "Yes mommy! We ARE going to the responsible party!" He doesn't miss a thing!