Friday, April 20

{v.16}



Progress! Points! & Pressing On!


Measurements:
Chest: 34"
Arms: 10"
Waist: 24.5" (-.5")
Hips/Butt: 36" (-.5")
Thighs: 20.5" (-.5")
 
Weight Lost Since Last Weigh-in: 3 pounds!!
Total Weight Lost: 27 pounds
Inches Lost This Week: 1.5 inches
Total Inches Lost: 37 inches

Points Earned:

This Week: 65
Points Balance: 437!! 
(Only 63 Points Away from $250!)

I haven't exercised since my last check-in.  And I've had dessert…lots of it.  And other miscellaneous treats.  I am still losing weight (as you can see).  I've decided that for now until I reach my goal weight and/or ideal weight I'm going to remain active, but not follow any specific workout regimen.

I've been super busy and feel so much better not exercising on this plan.  I think that my calorie deficit was just too great.  I am now feeling very energized again and have been getting tons of things done!

I have something exciting I just have to share with you today.  I LOVE RUNNING.  No, really, I do.  My husband has asked me before what exercise I love best, and it has always been running…and not just a couple miles here and there.  I love distance running.  Since having Zion, I haven't been able to really figure out how to work it back into my life.

It has always been a dream of mine to run a marathon and this year I even mentioned I'd like to run a half-marathon (trying to be realistic on what is doable this year!).  The only solution to my dilemma has been to get a jogging stroller.  I've had my eyes set on a B.O.B. for a while, but in all honestly, it has been very near the bottom on the list of other financial priorities for us.

A few months ago, I just sort of came to the conclusion that running was out for now.  I remember I said this little half-serious prayer, "God, I know it isn't a necessity…but…if there is a way you can give me one of these strollers…"  So tonight, I was finally catching up on emails and got a message from a friend who just happened to be thinking of me, and asked if I would like to have this:
Not only is it a B.O.B. Jogging Stroller, it is in the Yellow color that I wanted!! How awesome is God!?  She had no idea I'd even been wanting one.  I get to pick it up on Tuesday and I'm ridiculously excited!

This Week:

I'm proud of these choices:

I've been really focused on making sure I eat all the meals I am supposed to eat.  
I've been sticking to my every 2-2.5 hour eating schedule.

I'd like to work more on:

Drinking half my body weight in ounces of water.
Eating all 6-7 of my daily mini meals. 
Okay so I don't NEED to eat dessert every night.  LOL.

I totally cheated when:

I'd be lying if I said I didn't have cake, pie, ice cream…lol.  So bad.


How did you do this week?

Want to catch up on my weight loss journey?

18 comments:

  1. No more muffintop for you. :) Fantastic job! Enjoy being able to run again! I love that the first picture has a cute little photobomber in it.

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  2. I just couldn't crop her out…she was so cute trying to get in there!! :)

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  3. Congrats, mama! You look great, and I bet you're feeling great, too!

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  4. Wow, Courtney!  You look amazing!  I'm feeling so blah lately.  I want to lose about 10 lbs, but am lazy.  I am planning on giving it another go next month!  Your posts are inspiring!

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  5. Thanks so much!! :) I can't believe I'm less than 20 pounds away from my goal weight! (Finally!) I can't wait to be only 10 lbs away!

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  6. Elise dearApril 21, 2012

    I love that you do this. It is really inspiring and totally encouraging.  You are so brave!

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  7. you look great great great girl!! i am going to be involved in a steps challenge at work so gonna try and lose the rest of the baby fat!!

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  8. WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!  You are looking GREAT!!!

    Stopping in from Thee Blog Hop!!!  Have a great day!!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

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  9. Kristina TorrejonApril 22, 2012

    You're looking great mama!! And yay on the stroller! :)
    Gave you a little award on my blog :) http://www.citycorporatetosuburbmama.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  10. Awww yay! Thank you so much lovely lady!

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  11. You look great! That's so exciting about the jogging stroller! Now you can definitely do a marathon... I did it in college and it was one of the most rewarding things I've done in my life. Maybe try the half first then work up to it!

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  12. Thank you so much Stephanie! I'm thinking of signing up for the NYC Half Marathon in October. We'll see!!

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  13. Gosh, you're amazing! Way to go girl!!
    I am trying to eat more often too, but I think I need to set some reminder alarms on my phone. lol.

    <3xojo

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  14. :) I have to set reminders on my phone. Like, seriously.

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  15. I added some drink water reminders every hour, but I haven't figured out the food thing yet :(

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO