Christmas Shopping and Weight Loss

Once again it has been a while since I’ve posted. It seems like life just doesn’t slow down. By the time the kids are in bed and I have time to post, I am just too tired. Warren woke up at 5:30 this morning. I got up with him and let Robert sleep. He is enjoying a poptart and milk while I have my coffee. I’ll make my breakfast in a bit.

Yesterday Robert and I just about finished up Christmas shopping. The only person left is him. He still has to get my stocking stuffers. He isn’t sure exactly what he wants yet, so it’s a bit of a waiting game. He has been looking at some air compressors.

One of the stores we went to yesterday was Kohls. I told Robert that just for fun I wanted to try on some size 16 jeans (I’ve been in 18 forever). They fit! I was so excited! I had figured that I’d be able to get them on and zipped, but I’d look like a stuffed sausage in them. I was SO happy to be wrong about that! So now I am officially down one pant size (or is it 2? I am never sure how that works). Last night before bed and this morning when I got up I stepped on the scale. I am also below 200 pounds now. :D I had made it my goal to hit this point by Christmas, and I made it! I realize that I’ve used lots of exclamation points in this paragraph, but I really am so excited to hit this point! It feels wonderful. I looked at some pictures of me taken earlier this year (I don’t remember the exact time they were taken). I can really see a difference in my face between now and then. It really has slimmed down and the double chin is almost gone. Hitting this point is a huge motivator to continue on. I figure once I loose another 10 pounds I’ll start adding in more foods to my diet again. I am really looking at this as a lifestyle change and not just a diet anymore. I love how I am feeling, I feel good about what I am putting in my body, and I don’t ever want to go back to how I was.

The kids are both doing well. Warren had his molar finally pop through so he is much happier. He is still a very picky eater. We just keep offering foods for him to try. Laura is her happy self most of the time. She is doing very well with going in the potty, even the pooping. We are working on getting her to go in and do everything by herself. She doesn’t like to flush it though. I can live with that for the time being.

Both kids are up now. Time to get off the computer for a bit and take care of them. Maybe we’ll make something special for breakfast this morning.

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