Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I lost a toddler: Project MILF Update

I've been doing Weight Watcher now for 7 weeks.
Time for an update right??
Most days I don't even think about it anymore, it's just become a part of life.
If you looked in my fridge or pantry you'd see a myriad of numbers written on everything.
I find it's easiest to write the points value on things so when I go to grab something there's no questions!
I've been excited over how easy the transition has been so far.
I honestly haven't felt deprived yet.  Or like I have to eat differently than the rest of my family.
For the most part I'm still cooking the same old stuff, except now I actually eat ONE serving size.
It's amazing how much longer a meal lasts us.
I just told my husband, usually when I made a pan of taco meat, we could polish it off in one meal.
Now?
We got THREE meals out of it.
How's that for eye opening!
Plus I'm loving having leftovers.  Saves me from cooking every.single.night.
But enough about that, you want to know the numbers.
Welp.  I'm happy to say I'm down just over 20 pounds!
That's a toddler people.
Every time I pick up Jamie, I think about how I had that much extra weight to carry around.
No wonder my back was aching!
The best part is I'm finally starting to notice a difference in my clothes.
Being so tall, I tend to distribute weight EVERYWHERE, so I'm not one of those girls who can drop 5 pounds and immediately tell.  Or drop a pant size.  It can be kind of depressing when you're pro-actively trying to lose.  Everyone wants those immediate results.  But I've had to remind myself, it's a long journey, and it's not going to fall off all at once.  Slow and steady wins the race right??
Here's some progress pictures for you.
I hate to say I didn't take an actual "Before" picture.
So the ones on the left are after my first week when I had lost 6.6 lbs.
The ones on the right were taken this morning.
Not too shabby for 2 months.
I really need to get a measuring tape so I can track inches too.
I obviously won't be able to start from the beginning, but I think it will help to see progress even when the scale isn't budging!
Until then, I'll keep on trucking!


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28 comments:

Murdock's mama said...

I'm so excited for you...congrats! Your hard work is defiantly paying off! You look great!

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

great job!!!!!

Courtney said...

That is awesome! You can tell such a difference. Keep it up!

Mrs. M317 said...

You look great! That's amazing!

Molly said...

You look awesome! I'm so proud of you :)

i'm jess said...

Woohoo! You look beautiful (as always)! Awesome, you can def see a difference in your pics! Keep it up girl!

Erin said...

LOOK AT YOU! Go ON with yo bad self, mama!

Definitely get out the tape measure, girl. I've been at a plateau on the scale for about 3 weeks now and was SO discouraged this morning. Until I got out my tape measure and found I've lost 2 inches of my waist, half an inch on both thighs, and half an inch on my hips in 1.5 weeks!

Lindsey said...

You look great! I can defnitely tell in the pictures that you have lost weight. I am just starting my third week of Weight Watchers and I have lost 6.8 pounds. Keep up the good work!

Married...with a Pup said...

Waaaahooo! That is some serious progress! Keep on trucking...sounds like it is going really well!

dave and jenn said...

Good for you! 20 pounds is a big deal - especially in two months. That's awesome!

SG to SP said...

Awesome job lady! You look great!

Gwen said...

Go Girl!!! So proud of you!!!

R said...

Way to go! You look amazing!

Legally Fabulous said...

You look so great!
It has taken me 8 weeks to lose 7 pounds, so I'm extra impressed!!

Emily said...

I totally see a difference!!! Amazing job :]
My mom lost 80 pounds (slowly) on WW and has kept almost all of it off for a few years now (she had some health issues that caused her to gain a little bit back, but she is still at her WW goal weight). Even to this day she still sticks to the plan and hopes to be a leader one day.

Irish Carter of Dedicated 2 LIFE said...

How awesome for you...congrats. I love using the tape measure versus the scale...you can see the numbers go down in a much different way. Its so motivating. Congrats again and you are looking great!! = )

Irish

Melissa said...

You look great! I can so see a difference!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

GIRLFRIEND.

Amazing. Amazing.

That's THE BEST part about WW. You really, truly get educated and think HOW THE HECK did I eat that before? AND NO WONDER. It makes total sense.

You are amazing! Can't wait to keep following along!

Stephanie said...

You look fabulous!!! I'm so so happy for you and this lifestyle change!! :) Yay!!! Not to mention you're totally motivating for when I can finally start to exercise again after my 6 week check up!

Erin Reissig said...

Looking pretty AMAZING!!! Yay! I'm so glad that it's working for you. Keep it up!

Ashley said...

Amazing!! I can totally see the difference! You should be proud of yourself!

Cheryl Ann said...

WOW! good for you!!!!! keep it going, hot momma!

i've been reading for a long time, but have never really commented - maybe once or twice. i'm pledging to do that more ;)

Kristen said...

you look fantastic lady! Congrats and keep up the great work!

Cheryl E. said...

You go girl! You look great!!

Brown Girl said...

So proud of you, congratulations!!!

Jess @ DudeandSweets said...

WOOT. That is so awesome. Go you. Cause if we don't do it for ourselves, no one will.

Also, vanity. Cause who doesn't like some loose jeans? I'm thrilled for you.

Jordan said...

You can definitely see a difference! That's so awesome! Way to go!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Great job!! You look so fantastic!