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Friday, April 20


Progress! Points! & Pressing On!

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?


  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.

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

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

  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!

  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!

  6. Elise dearApril 21, 2012

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

  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!!

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

    Stopping in from Thee Blog Hop!!!  Have a great day!!

  9. Kristina TorrejonApril 22, 2012

    You're looking great mama!! And yay on the stroller! :)
    Gave you a little award on my blog :)

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

  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!

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

  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.


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

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


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