Hurray, it happened! I think as soon as I hit publish on last week’s post, so the scale numbers finally moved downwards again. This last week has been a little tough simply because my routine has gone out the window with the start of summer. I’m scrubbing the house, so am being active, but not what you’d call more than naturally active.
I needed to buy a belt, which was really a nice thing to have to do. I now have a second pair of jeans – ones that I bought only last year in fact – that I can pull up and down without undoing the button/zip. I demonstrated my new-found skill to each of the kids. None of them were impressed. Shouts of “Oh get OUT!” and “Awww mummmmm!!!” reverberated everywhere.
I’ve kind of decided to start getting out some older clothes that have not fit me in years. It’s become a little bit like a dressing up parade as I have new arrangements in the closet of “too big” (gee, that’s a nice thing to have), “looks fine”, “actually looks good I think” and “not there quite yet.” I’m also recognising that the real key to staying on track for me is to make sure I don’t buy stuff that I can say is for the kids and leave in the cupboard. If it’s not in the house, I don’t eat it.
I do enjoy sugar free chewing gum for a blast of sweet flavour every now and again, but other than that I’m not craving a thing. It’s all going so well, it’s amazing.
In other news, I am planning on going to Australia next week, and will be taking with me some fantastic Nutrisystem tools to help me maintain this loss while I’m there. I’ll be blogging and vlogging some of those experiences as I get to translate the portion and food choice learnings to a different environment. My mum and I will be cooking food from the Nutrisystem cook book, and there will be lots of family and social opportunities to see how I go at maintaining the great habits. Of course, my NSNation pals and all the online tools will still be available (even though the wifi in Australia is not as great as it is here in the US), so I’m looking forward to the experience – kind of like riding a bike with training wheels. When I come back to the US, I’m going to lose the rest of the weight :).
Thrilled to be losing some solid inches and pounds. My measurements haven’t changed – so perhaps I should do those once a month instead of every week. However, those numbers keep coming down, I’m discovering my curves and eliminating my bumps! It’s so cool to think that on my birthday I was more than 18 pounds heavier. That’s a lot of potatoes!
Week One -4.6 pounds
Week Two -1.4 pounds (total loss: 6 pounds)
Week Three -1 pound (total loss: 7 pounds)
Week Four -.6 pounds (total loss: 7.6 pounds)
Week Five -3 pounds (total loss: 10.6 pounds)
Week Six – 1 pound (total loss: 11.6 pounds)
Week Seven -3.6 pounds (total loss: 15.2 pounds)
Week Eight -.8 pounds (total loss: 16 pounds)
Week Nine -.2 pounds (total loss: 16.2 pounds)
Week 10 -0.0 pounds (total loss: 16.2 pounds)
Week 11 – 2.2 pounds (total loss: 18.4 pounds)
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