Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday

Today was an AWESOME day..even with it being weigh in day! Much to my surprise the scale was really good to me. I weighed in this morning at 224 pounds!! That's a 6 pound loss since last week~even with having a rough couple of days! Totally pumped up right now & ready to do this!!

That's 6 more marbles to put in my "Pounds lost" jar and $10 to put in my rewards jar :)

Goals for this week:
*3 1200 calorie days
* Walk 2 miles at least 5 days this week

Keeping today short but I'll be back tomorrow to post my measurements and a recent picture since it will be the first already :)

Lastly..but certainly not least...Jamie at That what you really look like. Is trying to get together with other bloggers and see if anyone would be interested in doing a Package PenPal (P.P.P)? You would basically take a few items ($15 limit??) a month that you are using or have found that are awesome and you have enjoyed and send them to your P.P.P. Of course, they would all need to be on the healthy side and something that you have tried. You could also include products such as bath, beauty, aroma,etc that you have truly enjoyed and that are good for you. You could send them a note with encouraging words or scripture or maybe even a great book that you have read that encouraged you. If you would like to do this with us, just email Jamie at and let her know :)

~Thought for the day~

Monday, February 27, 2012


What is failure?? Failure refers to the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective.

This word describes how I am feeling at this moment..I feel like a complete failure.
It all started Saturday when I went over my calorie goal...then came Sunday and I had decided that I was going to do better Sunday than Saturday, but that was a joke...then came was HORRIBLE! I over ate sooo much today..I have tears in my eyes just trying to find the words to put on here..I feel like I am at a constant argument and fight with myself...I am not proud of what I have done..I feel horrible. I know the reality is that I did it and there is nothing I can do to fix it except start again tomorrow..but as I sit here trying to come up with words to express myself...I can't help but feel upset/ disappointed with myself.

How long have I been on this journey...for what..just to trow it all out the door for a binge that only leaves me feeling like crap for days? How many times I have said I'll do better tomorrow? How many times have I said I'm tired of being overweight? How many times have I wished I could shop in a regular store instead of plus size one?

My failures do not define me. My failures are only a temporary change in direction to set me straight for my next success.

As horrible as I feel at the moment and as embarrassed I am to admit all of these things that I have done wrong the past couple of days..I'm not going to give up. This is my life and though this is a struggle, I'm not willing to let it go just like that.

Note to self~Don't let failure get to your heart.

Need to keep this in mind for the rest of the week:

Sunday afternoon my two year old and I went to Wal-Mart because I wanted to get him a new carseat and while there I ran into someone who I hadn't seen in a while but I'm friends with on facebook so she keeps up with some of my posts I put about losing weight and she was pretty much blown away by the way I look...she said that the pics I post on fb don't do me any justice because I look so much smaller in It made me feel sooo AWESOME to be complemented like that

I like that husband tells me all the time how he can tell that the weight is coming off but it's just a different feeling when it comes from someone that you never see...because how am I supposed to know if he is saying it just to be nice and not hurt my feelings or is he being FOR REAL?? When I ran into my friend that do... That should have been my sign to get back on the wagon right then and there but I didn't...but that moment is the moment that I need to remember next time I feel myself falling.

~Thought for the day~

Saturday, February 25, 2012

In a Funk

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Mine has been so so...I woke up this morning with some sinus funk or a cold or something so I'm feeling a little under the weather..

Yesterday was suppose to be my "Fashion Friday" but I didn't have time to post because we had my little boys birthday party last night~can't believe that little booger is 2 already :) Anyway here is my outfit for this tell you the truth, I'm not real sure where it comes from, It's just something that I found on Pinterest and thought was cute so I pinned it on my "Someday Outfit" board, because ...Someday ...hopefully within the next year..I will be able to pull off cute looks like this :)

My goal for this week was to have 2 1200 calorie days and I've done it! I actually did 3..Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday were all under 1200 calories.

My daily goal on MFP is 1400 calories a the past 3 days have been wonderful!! I love it when it gives the little message...gatorsgirlie has completed her food and exercise diary and was under her calorie goal...that puts a BIG smile on my face..but today it didn't tell me that..I was actually 62 calories over my 1400 calorie allowance...I know, not that big of a deal right?? But I feel bad for it..right now I want to do SOMETHING..go to the gym...go for a SOMETHING to burn those 62 extra calories off..but none of these things are going to happen..I can't go to the gym because the gym that I belong to closes at 4 on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays (thinking about canceling for this very reason, but that's another story for another day)....can't go for a walk because the mosquitos will eat me alive....but what I can do..and I will do as soon as I put my little one down is have some one on one time with Walk a way the pounds..I got to do what I got to do to get this feeling gone..not sure how many calories I will burn, but should be ATLEAST 62...which brings me to my next subject...

Does anyone have a heart rate monitor or other gadgets that let u know how many calories you are burning?? I could use some pointers in this section. I've heard of the fitbit (from another blog) & the slim coach (from the biggest loser)..but that's pretty much all I know..any suggestions would be appreciated :)

Today is what is is, there is nothing I can do but get off my butt and go exercise to work off those extra calories I ate, Tomorrow will be better.

Since I already met (and exceeded) my goal for this week already~so $5 in my jar~I want to set another goal for my self...almost feel like I need I have to have a goal in mind or my new goal for the rest of this week is to do 2 miles of walking for the rest of the week..whether it be walking outside or doing walking away the is time to start moving:)

~Thought for the day~

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Game Plan

This week so far has been AWESOME, I just hope I can keep it up through the weekend...with that said..I've been thinking alot about how I need to get it together! So I "adopted" this idea from pinterest and had a friend help me make these canisters:
  • The one on the left is Pounds Lost: Right now it has 26 marbles in it
  • The one in the middle is Way to Go/Reward Jar
  • The one on the right is Pounds to Go: Right now it has 70 marbles in it
This is how my Game Plan is going to go:
  • Every week I will set a goal for myself. (Examples: have 2 1200 calorie days...or workout at least 3 days...or lose 1 pound~you get it don't you?) For every week that I meet my goal I will put $5 in my Reward/Way to go canister.
  • But~here is the catch with the Reward/Way to Go canister: for every goal that I do not meet, it is one less $1 for the canister. (Example: Goal is to have 2 1200 calorie days in the week, but I actually only have one, then I would only put $4 in for that me??)
  • Now for the Pounds Lost & Pounds to Go canisters: For every pound that I lose, I will take a marble out of the Pounds to Go canister and put it into the Pounds Lost Canister (until the "Pounds to Go" canister is completely empty :) ...the point of these Canisters are really to just give me a visualization of what I have left to lose ..and also what I have accomplished

The last part of my new Game Plan is to re-look at my "Reward" list that I done awhile back..had I have decided to make a couple of is the new list:

  • -10 pounds (222): Pedi (I'm hoping to make it here really soon~I have a gift card that is about to expire within the next month that I want to use.)
  • -20 pounds (212): Massage~I can't remember the last time I had can't wait for this one
  • -30 pounds (202): Day out with my best friend (this is where all that "Reward" money will definitely come in handy
  • -40 pounds (192): New Bathing suit
  • -50 pounds (182): Weekend with my wonderful husband~I recently purchased tickets to Red Hot Chili Peppers for him for his birthday which is in October and we plan on making a weekend out of I have 8 months to lose my 50 pounds..I can do this~right??
  • -60 pounds (172): New clothes and I know through out this journey I will have to buy new clothes..a pair of pants here and a shirt there..but I'm not going to get alot of one size, because I'm not planning on staying there for long...BUT by the time I reach 60 pounds I will be close enough to my goal I'll start working on my new wardrobe at this time
  • -70 pounds (162): Trip to Disney World or a new purse...and by new purse I mean a Coach or a Hobo...I love purses and NEVER splurge on getting one for myself.... I actually received my first EVER coach handbag and wallet this past Christmas as a gift and I love it...but when I make it to losing 70 pounds, I will get ME another one :)
  • -72 pounds (160~GOAL): A smart phone!!

Since my weigh in days are on Wednesdays, my weekly goals will go from Wednesday to goal for this week is to have 2 1200 calorie days.

OHH and I almost forgot the best news of all is that I fit into 20's comfortably, no Muffin to start working on the 18's

~Thought for the day~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday

Today the scale was definitely not on my side, but no one to blame for that but myself. I weighed in at 230 pounds. all I can say. This puts me up one pound since last week's horrible week. I know what I'm doing wrong. I'm fine as long as I'm at work then as soon as I get home I just want to EAT...especially the weekends, they are the worst!

This week's theme (I guess you can call it) on the Biggest Loser~which the whole season's theme is "No more excuses"~was "I lack self control". Wow, that is me in a nut shell right there. I do great for a couple of days...then BOOM, like that I loose it!

There are sooo many reasons I need to do this, I need to get this weight off so I can't give up!!! Giving up is not an option for me....I may struggle, but I'm not going to throw in the towel!

I had alot more thought out that I was going to post about but the internet on my laptop isn't working and I'm having to use my husband's so everything else, if I remember them, will have to wait until another day.

~Thought for the day~

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fashion Friday

The past couple of days have been great!! I've been staying within my calorie range and getting some workouts in, not everyday, but I'm happy that I'm getting at least some days in :)

Here is today's outfit
It comes from Old Navy
**Can't wait until I can shop here instead of always having to always go to Lane Bryant or Avenue **

~Thought for the day~

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday

Today, the scale was definitely not on my side. I weighed in at 229 pounds this morning, which puts me up +2 from last week. I could sit here and lie and say I don't' understand how this happened..but I do. It's because I haven't been eating right or one to blame for that but myself.

But it is what it is & I'm not going to dwell on's a new week and today was a great day & this week will be a great week!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I almost latest progress photo

I was fixing to head to bed when I remembered that on January 1st when I began this journey..AGAIN..I had said that one of my goals was for this dress I had bought awhile back to fit better by Valentine's are the photos..

This one is from September 2011..I know really TOOO tight, I had bought it in a size 18 in hopes that it would fit before we left for our cruise in November...

This is October 2011..still too Tight, so needless to say, I still couldn't fit in it before we set sail

This is today..still could loose a little more in the stomach area, but over all~it fits ALOT better..and of course I added the cardigan because I'm not exactly comfortable with my arms at the moment.

Happy Valentine's Day

Today has been awesome so far..cravings are in check!

Since today is Valentine's day..I thought I'd take a minute to tell everyone a little bit about my "Valentine" and love of my life. My husband, Nick, and I have been together since I was 15 years old~I was in 9th grade~the year was 1999. We actually started dating at a marching band festival, and have been inseparable ever since. A couple of years later, came our first son, Colby. We were still very young when Colby was born..teenagers and in high school..but we made it through it, when everyone else said we wouldn't..we did it!! (It was rough at times but I wouldn't trade Colby for anything in the world! And I think it made Nick and I stronger as a couple.) We made our commitment to one another official and married on November 3, 2006 in the Church with lots of family and friends there to celebrate it with us (standing room only). Our wedding day was everything a girl could dream of~I still get butterflies thinking about it! Here is a picture from our special day.. (Colby was such a ham:)

Three years after being married, we had our second son, Corbin, who will be turning 2 this Saturday. I can't imagine my life without my husband or kids....I love my little family with my whole heart..we may not have gotten started the traditional way, and alot of people probably saw us as screw ups who would never make it...but here we are 12 years later..Happy & still in LOVE!

We recently celebrated our 5 year anniversary by going on a kids..just Nick and I. It was great to have just "us" time but I did miss my kiddos terribly and couldn't wait to get home and see them....but at the same time, I'm eager to start planning our 10 year anniversary get a way!

Monday, February 13, 2012

FMM: Before Phots

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FMM: Before Photos

  1. Are you on a weight-loss journey? Have you lost weight in the past? Are you trying to lose it now? all of the above :)
  2. Do you like being in pictures, or do you shy away from the camera? Definatley shy away from the camera
  3. Does looking at old photos of yourself motivate you? It does..It helps me realize that yes, I have alot more work to do but I'm getting there slowly
  4. Weight-loss bloggers, do you post progress pictures on your blog? Yes
  5. Will you share a before photo with us (even if you don’t have an after yet?) Sure..I was about 300 pounds in this one, taken August of 2008:

and in this one I am 227 pounds, taken February 2012:

It may take me awhile, but I'll get to my goal one of these days:)

Doing this for Me

The past couple of days, I haven't been logging or ANYTHING!! Not eating right, not exercising, not tracking, not blogging....and Yes and it sucks pretty bad now that I sit back and think about it.

I was on a roll, really I was..I was doing awesome getting my workouts in and staying within my calorie range then this weekend got here and PooF~it all went away! Three days away is long enough, It's time to get back on track! I screwed up, I'm trying not to dwell on it too much, tomorrow is a new day!

I am doing this for ME...for me to live longer..for me to be happy..for me to fell pretty..for me to be healthier..for me to have more confidence..for me to be able to play outside with my family...for me to be happy with ME.

I need to LOVE me, today~not tomorrow~TODAY.

I'm going to try to turn in early because my little one has been waking up at wee hours of the night (not really sure why, maybe dreams). But I do hope to get some reading in tonight...trying to finish up Made to Crave and I'm going to download Jesus Calling :)

~Thought for the day~
It's kindda hard to read towards the bottom..but it says.
Exercise to be fist, not "skinny"
Eat to nourish your body
and always ignore the haters, doubters, and unhealthy examples that were once feeding you
You are worth more that you realize

**I don't really have any haters (at least I don't think), may have some doubters (but they don't say it to my face), I do have some unhealthy examples (but there's nothing I can really do about that)...but you know, now that I think about it..I (me..yea, the same person I'm doing all this for) is my biggest hater/doubter/unhealthy example.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fashion Friday

Yesterday was kind of a rough day, temptation and will power wise...but I pushed and prayed through it. I made it through the day without binging or splurging! I did have a little red beans and rice for supper instead of salad like I had planed, but I was still within my calorie range.

Here is my "motivational" outfit(s)~couldn't decide on just one. One of these days I will be able to pull off these looks. (Well probably not the hills...but everything else)

All of this came from Lane Bryant

What's every one's plan for this weekend..Well this is how mine is going to go..Clean, do laundry, go walking Saturday and Sunday (if its not raining too much~has been raining all day today), do yard work (if it drys up), watch my Godchild for the first time (yes~his mom is a little protective of him), CHURCH, do some cooking..oh yes..and eat some CRAWFISH. Yummy!! My wonderful husband is even going to go to the pond and catch them himself!! (We usually buy them but at this time in the crawfish season, they are really expensive, so he is going to go his family's pond and get some for us.) I looked up the calories, and they really aren't as bad as I thought. I just won't have the corn and potatoes that us "cajuns" like to have with them.

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I know I plan on it!

~Thought for the day~

~This was me yesterday..not really stressed but overwhelmed with the control that food has over me right now~

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Will Power

The other day my thought of the day went something like this..It takes Will Power to get started and habit to keep it going. I'm struggling with the whole Will Power thing today, I haven't eaten anything I shouldn't (yet), but I'm constantly arguing with my self..I'm to the point of almost crying. Is it ever going to get better?

~Thought for the day~

**And I just want to take a second to apologize for my post about weight loss surgery the other day, I didn't mean to offend anyone~guess maybe I should have done more research and asked more questions instead of assuming that bc you have the surgery everything is so much easier.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday

It's made it's way here once again..Weigh in Wednesday, that is.. and the scale isn't exactly my bff at the moment, so I'll make this quick. I'm still at 227. Which I'm not thrilled about, but I'm not really upset either. Sure, I would have loved to have seen a 2 pound loss (or even a one pound loss) but with everything that went on this past weekend and having trouble getting to the gym (pretty much everything called LIFE), I'm just glad I didn't gain :)

This is a journey to a new & healthier me... not just a diet. I'm trying to figure things out as I go so it may take me a while, but one day I'll make it there.

As I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago, I've been sort of struggling spiritually and I've been avoiding church to not have to deal with certain people...I've been avoiding prayer because I was so upset by everything that was said... But I've come to realize that I'm not hurting anyone but myself by doing this. So I've made up my mind that it's time for a change in this part of my life also. I downloaded a new book last night called Made to Crave..I'm only about 2 chapters into it, but pretty much it's about how we were all made to CRAVE...but not to crave food..we were made to crave God, and it gives pointers of things to do & things to pray when certain feeling start setting in... like cravings/discouragement/emotions/helplessness get the best of you.. I am going back to my church Sunday with an open heart and mind (though I will not bring my little boy, not ready for that yet~but maybe one day)

~Thought for the day~

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I have a bunch of different topics..really alot of rambling... that I want to touch on lets get started:)

I know I've said it a couple of times..and I'm going to say it again...that I would LOVE to have weight loss surgery. Just seems like the easy thing to do. I mean hey, you pay a COUPLE thousand dollars...have a 3 hour surgery...go on a liquid diet for a couple of weeks..and have are 30 pounds lighter in a couple of months and at your goal weight in about 6 months. But It's not going to husband and I have talked about it time and time again, and he has this belief in me that I can do it, so it may take me for ever, but hopefully one of these days I'll get there.
~Found this on Pinterest and thought it was Perfect for this subject~
The past couple of days...I've been sort of struggling, ever since we went on that Mardi Gras run this past weekend, I can't get back on track. I mean, I didn't do too bad but I just can't get back into my routine. I haven't walked or went to the gym ONE time this week so far. My little boy has been either getting up really early in the mornings or waking up a couple of times during the night, which makes me super tired & I end up not going to the gym and puts me running late so I don't get to work in enough time to to go walking with the girls I work with. I even had TWO pieces of King Cake today..I know, right..WHAT was I thinking. But that is IT..I'm saying it TODAY, It is time to get back on track!
*I may have to start hitting the gym at 7 or 8 on the nights that my husband doesn't have to
work to get my workouts in.

Awhile back I had posted my goals and rewards...Well, my reward for reaching my 50 pound goal was that I would get to go on a weekend getaway with my husband...and even though here lately it seems like I'll never reach it (because it is taking me forever just to get to my 10 pound goal) I have to do it before October 4th. Last week I bought tickets to the Red Hot Chili Pepers for my husband for his birthday. He is totally excited! It is in New Orleans (a couple of hours away) so we plan on finding a sitter and making a weekend out of it. So I need to kick it up a notch or two...or maybe 3!

My husband is always telling me how beautiful and sexy I am..but I hopefully by the time October gets here, I will be knocking him off his feet :)

I found this on Pinterest (incase, you haven't realized a trend yet, I have a little obsession with Pinterest)...and next time I run to Wal-Mart I will be picking up the things to make this:
This will give me a visual of what I have lost and what I have to go :)

Something else that I will get on my trip to Wal-Mart is a canister/jar for is for a reward jar. I saw this on a fellow bloggers post..this is how hers goes & I'm going to do the same:
*Workout at least 3 times a week & my reward is $5 (this will come in handy when I reach my
goal of losing 30 pounds and I get a day of shopping with my bestie)

I've been really thinking about my thought of the day from yesterday...A huge part of losing weight is believing you can do it and realizing it is not going to happen over night...This is not a diet for is a life style change, it may be a struggle, it will be hard, I will be tempted, I will have bad days, things will come up & I won't be able to go the the gym, it will take time, but I must not give up..I CAN DO IT!

~Thought for the day~
*Goal for this week..spend more time with GOD*

Monday, February 6, 2012


Has anyone ever felt ugh? Well that was me today, I felt ...UGH. My wonderful husband, being the GREAT guy that he is, knows I'm having a rough day so takes me out to lunch and when he asks me what's bothering me I say, I just feel UGH. And like any guy, he says that is not a work..but It is in my dictionary!

Our weekend was great!! I didn't over do it eating or drinking wise..the only thing is that I didn't get a walk or anything in but I guess that's how it is going to be sometimes.

Here are a few pictures from our weekend..

I didn't make it to the gym this morning, my little guy decided to wake up at 4 and didn't want to go back to sleep, so I'm hoping that he sleeps better tonight...think that may be cause of my "ugh" day...lack of sleep and didn't get to go the gym this morning.

~Thought for the day~

FMM: Habits

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FMM: Habits

  1. Are you proactive, or do you procrastinate? proactive definitely..
  2. Do you eat breakfast everyday? If so, what’s a typical meal like? Yes, I usually make me a cheese and egg burito or I'll some Special K
  3. How much time do you spend watching TV on an average day? maybe an hour a day, some days non
  4. Do you talk on the phone, or do you prefer e-mail and/or text messages? I prefer phone calls
  5. Do you exercise in the morning, afternoon or evening?morning..I'm usually at the gym for 4:45
  6. Do you take time for yourself regularly? If so, how do you spend that time? No...It's kindda hard when you work full time and your a wife & mommy..there's so much to do
  7. How often do you make your bed? Everyday.
  8. Do you plan meals? If so, how far in advance? I try to make a "menu" for 2 weeks at a time..that way I know what I'm cooking & I don't have to go to store too much during the week
  9. Do you wake up at the same time everyday? yes..unless my 2 year old decides that he needs to get up earlier
  10. How often do you brush your teeth? After breakfast and before bed
Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Don’t forget to go back and link up in the comments! Happy Monday friends!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Fashion Friday

Friday has finally made it's way here...this week has been CRAZY! I usually don't post until Friday afternoon/evening but I have a ton of stuff to do when I get home because my husband and I are going on a Mardi Gras Run this weekend...and for those who don't know...A Mardi Gras Run involves NO running at all, lol. It's when a bunch of people get together the day of a parade and ride all over in Mardi Gras Floats...and with this comes alot of eating and drinking, or so I am told, this is our first time, so we shall see. I'm going to try my best not to over do it.
My mom will be keeping the boys for us. Mom's are the best!!

Here is my Fashion Friday outfit

This whole outfit comes from Lane Bryant


**Maybe once I get rid of some of the flab on my arms I will fell comfortable wearing sleeveless again...because this is SUPER cute**

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pooped out!!

Today was an all around crazy day! Started the day at 4:45 and headed to the gym, back home to get ready for work, worked, came home, cooked, cleaned...and now I'm pooped!

I wasn't planing on checking in today, but I did something that I'm not too thrilled about so I wanted to share. I keep having these moments where I just want to EAT! And what scares me is that I don't know how to fix it!

I started off the day good..went to the gym and went on my 1.6 mile walk with the girls at work, stayed on track all day calorie wise until I got home..I had cooked a beef stroganoff in the slow cooker, so when I got home it smelt soo good and couldn't wait to dig in. So I had a bite...then I had a second bite..which lead to a third bite...and you get the pattern..So by the time it was actually time to sit down and eat I wasn't that hungry, but i still ate a little. And now I am stuffed!!

I really just want to go to the gym right now, but I can't...just feel like I need to work off theses extra calories that I just HAD to have that is making me feel like poop now! I figured out my calories for today and I'm not over~which is hard for me to believe with the way that I feel at the moment.

But a plus for today is that I burned over 500 calories working out!!

I just need to get a better grip on my thinking and take control!!

~Thought for the day~
I may be slow at figuring everything out, but I WILL get this done!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday

Wednesday has finally made it's way back again..and with it comes my weigh in day. Today, I weighed in at 227 pounds...which means that I gained a pound from last week..with the advise of some fellow (and also awesome) bloggers, I'm not going to dwell on that. I know what I did wrong & I'm trying to forgive myself for binging the way I did and just move forward!

Sure, part of me want's to be upset, because if I wouldn't have over eaten, maybe I would be down 2 instead of up 1..but that's not reality. Reality is that I did it and it's over with and there is nothing that I can do to go back and change it. So I'm just going to try my hardest from this day forward.

Oh..and since it is the first of the month, I also took my measurements & I must say I was kind of they are:
* Waist 45 -1
* Hips 53.5 0
* Arms 15 -1
* Thighs 30.5 -1.5
* Breast 43.5 -1
* Neck 15 -.5
5 inches all together, I'll take that!!

Here is a little re-cap of pictures from when I first began this journey...

This picture was taken on 8/16/08 (300 lbs)

This picture was taken on 1/12/12 (228 lbs)

And last but not least....

Today 227 pounds..5 pounds & 5 inches gone
*This is me, after a day of running to the gym, working 8 hours, coming home to cook and do the usually wife/mommy duties...oh and Please excuse the wet spot on my shirt, I had just finished washing dishes**

I've come a long way...but also have a long way to go. I just need to take it nice and slow & not let the numbers get to me..because after all it is a marathon, not a sprint :)