Archive for August, 2013

Weigh in!

One week in, and I’m down 3.5 pounds!! 😀 Now 202.5 lbs. I’d love to get below 200 when I weigh in next week, but I’m also being realistic. Two and a half pounds is a bigger-than-normal weekly loss. Plus I’m PMS-ing this week, so I’ll likely need a chocolate or ice cream fix at some point. Haha. But I’m definitely on the right track! 🙂


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It has been FOREVER since I last posted, so here’s a quick update:

  • Alexander is now 10.5 months old. At his checkup a month ago, he was 19 pounds 5.5 ounces (can you say “growth spurt”?!) and 70.8 cm tall. He’s crawling all over the place, faster than we can move sometimes. He’s pulling up on things, attempting to let go, starting to walk along things, and he’ll walk a few steps holding our hands. He says “mama” and “dada”, and will mimic when we say “yay”. He’s growing into an amazing little man, and I can’t believe his first year is almost over!
  • I am no longer breastfeeding. Which also means I am no longer dairy-free. Having him wake every hour during the night to comfort suck and having to give up all my favorite foods eventually became too much. I stopped when Alexander was about 7.5 months old. I had intended to slowly stop over a month or two, but ended up stopping more slowly over about ten days or so. I felt terrible and was torn up with guilt, but now I feel surprisingly good about it. More to come on that in a later post!  Read more about that HERE.
  • Yesterday marked the start of another journey for me and my husband – to get back to being healthy. We had fallen into a routine of unhealthy eating and being pretty sedentary. Having a high maintenance baby definitely contributed to that. But, as of yesterday, we have committed to being healthier. I am at the heaviest non-pregnant weight I have ever been – a whopping 206 pounds – and I.HATE.IT. I was upset when I surpassed 200 pounds while pregnant, and now I weigh more than that without another life growing inside of me. I feel gross. So I’m putting my weight out there in the universe to make me accountable.

In a nutshell, that’s what’s been going on. And here’s a commitment to update more regularly!

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