Monday, January 18, 2010

My New Years Resolution...

... Sort of.  I don't really love the idea of a New Years Resolution.  To me, it just seems kind of temporary and I think we all need to examine our lives, habits and relationships and commit to make changes for the better... regardless of the time of year.  It just so happens that this year, I was ready to start changing my eating habits, get more exercise and loose some of this "baby weight".  Truly it's not really fair to call it that, since most of it was here pre-pregnancy.  It's just shifted.  The timing was right, so on January 1st I (like millions of others), logged onto Weight Watchers online and had my first weigh-in.  It's not a good number, not even a poor number... it's BAD.  It's not going to be easy, but I can do it.  I ave lost weight before on weight watchers, 37lbs actually!  I know the plan works (for me) and I need the structure, the freedom to eat the foods I love and the accountability that WW provides.  I am scared and excited, disappointed and anxious.  I am dreading passing up Cheesecake on my Birthday, but I am also looking forward to seeing the number on the scale go down.  I am looking forward to feeling good, feeling healthy, going for walks with my kids, getting back to the gym, discovering new healthy foods, and fitting into the designer jeans (from Marshall's of course) that my mom bought me for Christmas 2 years ago that are hanging in my closet with the tags still on them.

So far I am down 5.5lbs, I lost 3 the first week and 2.5 the second.  Weigh-in is Monday morning and I promise to try my best to continue to post my progress.  I was a little bummed to see that I only lost a few lbs the first 2 weeks.  Of-course any loss it great and I am happy that I have been successful so far.  I just remember that last time I started WW and I think I lost like 7lbs my first week and 5 my second!  I was also working out then and this time around I started with the healthy eating and counting points first and have yet to join a new gym.  I LOVE the gym I was going to, but simply can not afford it and, I have not been very good at getting out for walks with the kids this winter.  I just don't feel like getting them all bundled up and getting my beast of a stroller out.  There is no excuse though, If I want to loose weight, I need to MOVE.  So I am going to join a cheaper gym that has a nice sitting room.  My super-fit sister and Marathoner girlfriend both belong to the same gym, so that will be both helpful and miserable at the same time!

My friends Mamma Joss and Goddess in Progress have been so inspiring and super successful, because of their dedication to their weight loss/get fit goals!  I need all of the help I can get, so I am hoping you will all support me.  Share your success stories, recipes, thoughts and tips.  Please don't be shy, lord knows I am not!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Lots of new happenings!

I have been so bad about blogging lately and I have no excuse really!  We have had PLENTY going on and lots of blog worthy stuff too!  I am going to break it all down into a few different posts, so that I don't have to write (and you don't have to read) a 5 page post.  Also, this way I am sort of forced to follow up and post more often!

The holidays were amazing, Santa was good to all of us and Jackson is at such a great age for all of the parties, lights and presents of-course!  The Twincesses got tons of adorable new clothes, their very 1st dolls, lots of great little rattles and teethers and their first Tea Set!! Santa brought Jackson a rocket space station and a fire engine that he can take apart and put back together with a working drill!  The kids also got a hand-made book shelf from Dad and some great new books!!

New Years Eve was low-key, but lots of fun and Jackson made it to mid-night, which I NEVER thought would happen!   We celebrated with family and a few good friends, next door at my sister's house. The girls were asleep upstairs in the pack n' play by 6:30, so not much action for them!  We had lots of great food, Champagne and plenty of sweets.  We all played Wii Karaoke and watched the ball drop, it was so cute to watch the excitement (mixed with exhaustion) on Jackson's face when we all screamed Happy New Year and blew our noisemakers.  I will always remember that moment, a perfect start to the new year!!

Happy Belated 2010!!  Here are some pics form the Holidays.  Stay tuned to hear about the big milestones the Twincesses are reaching (and not reaching), plus hear all about Jackson's new preschool and my newest Weight-loss endeavors!!