Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition, Week 9

It's hard to believe I'm starting my ninth week of this journey. For those of you who are new here, and have never heard of EM:ME, skip on over to Amber's for details, and to sign up. It's great fun!

I'm all about honesty. I always want people to be honest with me, so I will give y'all that same courtesy. This has been a hard week. I wasn't feeling well, I'm tired, Kameryn has been more than a little cranky {could this be the antibiotics I'm on????} and, truthfully, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with the next few weeks to come. We just started swimming lessons last night, Makenna has one more dance lesson before rehersal and recital (which happens to be the same night as Sierra's swimming lesson), Sierra will continue to have dance lessons throughout June, along with her swimming lessons, and there are more events coming up {Graduation, BBQs, Birthday parties, Recitals, Performances, etc.} than I can count. Now, don't get me wrong, I am looking forward to all of it. Every single bit. And I do love keeping busy. It's just that sometimes, {when I'm already feeling a little rundown}, I take a look at the calendar and I think "whoa". Sooooo, what does this have to do with EM:ME? I'm just not feeling motivated. I guess I'm too busy thinking about everything else that's going on to really want to make a plan and goals for exercise. Annnnnnd, I think I've hit a bit of a plateau. The weight doesn't want to come off as easily as it had, and I don't want to work harder. That's not a good combo. In fact, I'm finding that not only is the scale not moving to the left . . . it's actually fluctuating to the right a little {gasp!}.

Of course, if I were to try to look for the positives, I could certainly find a few. I think the main reason that the weight isn't continuing to come of is because I'm pretty dang close to my pre-pregnancy weight. Within about 3-5 pounds. That's a plus. And, yes, I'm still nursing, so I know that that can keep an extra few on. I guess it was just so exciting to see the scale moving, that it's a let-down when it doesn't.

I'm not sure the results are worth posting {Look at me, Negative Nancy, sheesh!}. There really isn't much change since last Wednesday. I lost about a half pound, and then I put it right back on, now I'm down a half pound again. Can you say, yo-yo?

That's that. I just got through reading Amber's post. She's had quite the week with having her wisdom teeth out. She's battled the yo-yo weight this week too, and was feeling miserable, and guess what, she's staying super-duper positive {not to mention walking 1.5 hours each night!}. Guess I could learn a thing or two from her, huh?

Until next week ladies ~ at which time I promise to put on a smile :)

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The Un-Organized Mom said...

It's ok, I've had so many things going on around here that I haven't even been keeping up with the weekly postings!

There's always next week.... =)

Jen said...

Good for you - almost back to your pre-pregnancy weight and your baby is just 4 months? Mine is 4 YEARS, and I'm about 30 lbs. heavier! :D

Life is hard for us Moms - you have to give yourself grace to relax with the weight loss and exercise thing a little, especially when there's so much else on your plate.

Keep it up - hopefully you'll feel better soon!

Amber said...

The fact that you're down to your pre-pregnancy weight after only 4 months STILL astounds me! And I did not miss it when you mentioned that you're wearing a size 4. Um, hello!!??

When I was my thinnest, I was a size 4. I have a few pant sizes to drop to even get to where you are now.

THAT, and Saylor will be 2 in about 2 weeks, and I still have another 25 to go to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. What the heck!?

So, you should definitely not beat yourself up so much. Definitely.

onegirliegirl said...

I think you're doing great. Like you said, nursing will keep a few extra on you. You can fit into your pre-prgnancy clothes...I say that's the same as being pre-pregnancy weight. Don't they always say to go by measurements not scale :)

I've been so focused on the scale that I didn't realize, I now fit into the smallest capri's I own...and that was from when I was at my fittest after having 3 children. Focus on the good things coming up!! Just have fun and don't even look at the scale for a few weeks. You just may be surprised when you do finally look :)

{Why do I always give unwanted advice? I think I want to be the Carrie Bradshaw of Extreme Makeover}

Love ya!!
xoxo ~Lisa

Connie Weiss said...

You are doing GREAT! I know as well as anyone that it takes time for weight to come off. Unless you are a movie star....

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Liz, the pictures of Kam are magnificent!! I get to see her in person, so blessed I am to have my three granddaughters living right next door. I love all of you so much!!

J.J. said...

Hi there! I finally got around to posting for EM:ME and checking everyone's posts. I don;t think you are a Negative Nancy...I think you are normal and real. You shouldn't beat yourself up over this...there are just highs and lows. How else would we be able to appreciate a nice vacation if we had nothing to vacate? Hugs to you!!!!!!

Have a great week :)


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