Week 9

This week I am down 2.4 lbs for a total of 41.2 lbs.


Last Friday I decided I would start Couch 2 5K again, I had tried a few summers ago, found it hard and stopped. It may take me longer to complete it, but I will finish it and run the Valley Harvest 5K in October. I’ve signed up in the past and I never completed it, this year I will run it, even if I cry the whole time.



Week 8

Down 3.4 lbs for a total of 38.8 lbs.


It the last 8 weeks I have said goodbye to the 280’s, 270’s, 260’s and now the 250’s. It feels like its taking forever for the scale to go down and because I am living in my body I can’t always see the results. I am anxious to say goodbye forever to the 200’s.

This week Gav had a fever and was not feeling well. I missed a couple days at the gym and decided to put him in the carrier and walk to my mother in laws to get Ry who was having a visit. Its not far, but I definitely noticed a difference carrying his almost 30 extra pounds. It was crazy to think I used to carry him plus an extra 8ish pounds everywhere I went.

Week 6

This week I am down 5.2 lbs. That makes a total of 31.8 lbs.


Yesterday was my ultrasound, the tech was chatty and said that in her opinion my liver looked pretty good. I’m hoping the weight loss fixed whatever was going on and it doesn’t mean that there is something else causing my levels to be elevated. I go for more blood work in June and then a follow up with my doctor, so I hopefully will have some answers by then.



Week 5

I am down 2.6 lbs this week for a total of 26.6 lbs. The weight is coming off much slower these weeks and I find I’m sometimes wishing the next few months would just fly by. I have to stop and focus on the now. I just feel better in general, I am less tired even though I’m getting less sleep and feel more present.


Audio books are one of the best things I have introduced into my life. The first book I listened to was a happy mistake. I thought I was ordering the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, but I realized when it arrived it was the audio book. I listened to it in the van waiting for the girls at dance. I loved it. The girls were even laughing at him recalling some of his childhood stories. On a show they were watching they saw packages from Zappos and excitedly yelled for me to come see. I lent my CD’s to Jen, who then found Audible because she loved listening to his book at the gym. I copied her and signed up and started listening to audio books while doing the cleaning shifts at work and while on the treadmill at the gym. It makes the time go by so much quicker and I am learning so much about myself at the same time. Some of them have been hard listens, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown made me tear up more then once making me realize some truths about myself and especially my parenting.

I still have a long journey ahead, but I am seeing progress in all areas of my life and a new desire to actually live, not just exist.


Week 4

This week I am down 4 lbs, for a total of 24 lbs. I took all of my measurements at the beginning and am down everywhere, but the one I found crazy was I lost 3 inches on each thigh. My resting heart rate went from 83 to 58. I just feel better in general, I am less tired and really feel like I can do this. I stopped taking the appetite suppressants in week 2 as I didn’t notice a difference when I forgot to take them, and still feel more full on way less food. I don’t think I will ever be able to stop counting calories, or add sugar back into my life (besides a few chocolate chips in my energy bites) and I feel very ok with this. Only another 100lbs to go!!!

Week 3


I am down 3.4 lbs this week for a total of 20 lbs. This week was rough, the scale actually moved up for a couple of days and I was beyond frustrated. I was walking every day, eating healthy and in my calorie range. I was very happy to see the scales head back down in the right direction.