Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition, Week Six


It's about that time again! Time to get your bum in gear, exercise like mad, and eat healthy. What's that? I should take my own advice? Yeah, you're right. But that's another story. Go visit Amber, she's the fabulous gal who dreamed up this great idea to get us ladies together to help motivate one another for a complete makeover! Join us, post about it, and link up. It's lots-o-fun!


It's more of the same around here. My new music is still motivating me to move more. Sometimes (Do.Not.Laugh.) I will throw on the iPod and shake my groove thing while making myself beautamous in the morning or while making dinner in the evening. Overall more movement, and less eating. Though I'm finding that as I'm losing weight, I am more hungry due to nursing Kam. A few weeks ago I was thinking back to when I nursed my older daughters, and I was ravenous all.the.time. I was wondering why that wasn't necessarily the case this time around, and I think I've found my answer. The closer I get to my pre-pregnancy weight (now only 4-5 pounds away) the less fat stores I obviously have, and therefore I am getting hungrier again. So . . . this means I will probably need to step up the exercise routine, as I'm going to be eating more again.


And now, for the question of the week, courtesy of Amber and Xazmin from This is the Year:

We're all here at EM:ME because we're unhappy with our bodies, or our health; there are things that we are trying to change.But today you must share one thing with everybody that you absolutely love about yourself

I'm not sure I can think of anything that I "absolutely LOVE" about myself. But I will say that I almost always give 100% (though I've found the exception to be exercise!) I try to be the very best I can be, especially at the two things that are most important to me, being a good wife and a good mama.

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for (what? You're not on the edge of your seat? Oh.)

I have lost 1.6 pounds this week, for a grand total of exactly 8 pounds altogether. (And, in case you are wondering, yes, I had lost a total of 2 pounds on Monday, but, in grand tradition, the darn .4 pounds crept back in. What is that all about?!) Plus, (I just have to share!) we went shopping last week and I bought a pair of size 4 capris hoping that I'd be able to fit into them by the time we get some sunshine. And guess what, they totally fit. And I'm not even having to squeeze into them. Yay!

Until next week, ladies! Oh, and I'm planning already for a gain next week. We're leaving Friday for the Sunriver Resort for 4 days with my whole family (except not Jeremy, {sad face}). My mom has lasagna planned for Friday night (um, yum), and I'm sure we'll have big breakfasts every morning and quite a bit of eating out. Just thought I should warn ya'all! :)


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16 comments :

Vivienne said...

You fit into your Goal Pants!? Woot! Woot!

Connie Weiss said...

Great job on the 1.6 pounds and the pants!

I just bought some clothes that do not fit and if they don't fit me by the time we go on our family vacation I'm going to jump off Navy Pier!

Lynn said...

Way to go on the goal pants! Have fun this weekend....we will look the other way.

Xazmin said...

Great job, that's awesome!

I was always SO STARVING when I was nursing.

I'm getting alot hungrier again now too. I think the exercise is increasing my appetite!

onegirliegirl said...

Way to go girlfriend!!! SIZE 4!!! That is awesome! I know how good you feel. Have fun on your vacation, eat up...sounds like your body wants it!!!

xoxo ~Lisa

Colleen said...

Size 4?? Now I have to hate you ;) Good for you, I wouldn't mind being double your size this summer!

Tanielle said...

Great job!!! What is a size 4??? I have no idea!?!:-)

Have a great day!

miss said...

A size 4! Yeah I'm going have to offer you some cake. A size 4! Holy Cow.

Way to go!

J.J. said...

Awesome about fitting into the pants!!! Don't you hate those .4 creeper pounds?

Who knows...maybe you will have zero gain next week!

Amber said...

WOW!! You freakin rock girl! I cannot believe you are a size 4, and I cannot believe you're at your goal weight so fast. All of this with such a tiny baby. See, you rock!

Wow, oh wow!!

Have fun on your trip!

3 Peas in a Pod said...

WOW LIZ!!! Go Liz Go Liz Go Liz!! Hooray for you. Size 4 is awesome! Great job on the 1.6 lbs. I could barely lose anything while nursing. I was ravenous and thirsty every time I nursed too. You should give yourself a big pat on the back. You deserve it!!

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Rocksee said...

8 lbs is amazing and to fit into your skinny pants.. GOOD FOR YOU !!! YOU SHOULD FEEL GREAT ABOUT THAT!!

Anonymous said...

Well, I know you very well; and I am sure that you will be GOOD even on vacation. Besides, we will be very busy and on the go!! Way to go girl on your weight loss!! Mom

Staci said...

Great job! I am so jealous... (in a good way ) a 4!!! Wow! You go girl that is awesome! Keep up the great work!

Mama 2 three said...

That is great!!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog a while back! I love your blog too, and it is always OK to comment:)!!!

~~Mel~~ said...

Great job girlie!!!

We are all going to have those 'cheat weekends' every now and again...mine will be this weekend too with the boy's birthday and all...of course I'll have to try some of the chocolate cake!

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