Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Better Me, One Year Later

Tomorrow marks exactly one year since I started on the path to a better me.  It seems like only yesterday.

You may be wondering why I haven't posted these past few weeks.  It's not that I haven't wanted to, even though I have struggled.  It's simply poor time management.  In August I started a new career path and between adjusting to new schedules and the start of school, Guiding, Scouting, dance and hockey, I barely have time to pee, let alone get online to blog.  But as I approach this anniversary, I decided to make the time to post my progress.

I'm down 3.5 lbs at today's weigh in, that's 92.6 lbs total!  It hasn't been easy, no matter how well I seem to have done. I've struggled the past few weeks.  I haven't been working out, and I've found it increasingly difficult to eat on plan.  Things I had no trouble saying "no" to I now want to eat.  I'm lax in weighing and measuring and that's getting me into trouble.  Thankfully, I didn't have gains too high.  I was up 1.1 and .9 a couple weeks; but, with my loss today I'm back on track.  

My 5km Run or Dye event last Saturday definitely helped me get refocused.  Even though I walked the whole thing with Pretty, seeing the others running made me want to get back to it and I have a run planned for later today.

Looking back, I know that I couldn't have done this without support.  Not only from my family and the Weight Watchers staff; but, from friends and strangers.  Going online with my progress has kept me accountable and has kept me going.  So thank you to everyone who has followed my journey and sent me words of encouragement.  I still have about 40 lbs to go till goal; but, I will get there.  

Of course, wha would a one year update be without some photos (pardon the awful hair)?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Better Me, Week 47

Wow, what a week!  I got in some great workouts and am pleased to report I was down 1.5 lbs this week.  That puts me at 90.2 lbs so far.  I'm closing in on that 100 pound milestone.

It seems like things are just falling into place lately.

I left my job with Girl Guides of Canada a few weeks ago and started my new career on August 5.  I'm now very pleased to be working with RBC as a Banking Advisor Intern; or Account Manager/CSR.  It's something new and challenging and I'm loving every minute of it.
The best part?  I haven't let this life event change my new routine and eating habits.  If anything, it's only made me stick to them that much more.  I'm looking forward to learning more and becoming the best I can be; both at work and play.

How are you doing this week?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Better Me, Weeks 45 & 46

Oops, I totally forgot to post last week.  The good news, I was down 3.7; which more than made up for the gain the week before.  That put me at 85 lbs lost!  It still seems so unreal most days.

This week, I'm down another 3.7 lbs!  Seems to be a trend happening, lol.  That makes it 88.7 lbs lost to date and it also gives me a new first number!

So exciting.  My hard work and determination is definitely paying off.  I can't wait to see what the future holds!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monster High Costume for Pickle

It's the final week of July and as I was shopping with the kids yesterday, I noticed the stores are flooded with back-to-school items.  It seems like summer just started; how, is it back-to-school shopping time already?

It also made me realize that Hallowe'en is just around the corner.  Time to start discussing with the kids what they'd like to be this year.  Pickle is obsessed with Monster High lately; and so I decided to order her a Monster High Costume from Anytime Costumes.  

They have a wide variety of Pretty Monsters to choose from.  I opted for a Frankie Stein child costume in size small.  

I received the costume less than a week after getting the shipping notice; only 4 days in fact.  I don't know if this is standard; but, I'm impressed.

The package contains the dress, which zips up the back making it easy for Pickle to get in and out of. Of course, this does mean I have to stop to zip and unzip her every 5 minutes.  It also comes with a set of tights to match and the Frankie Stein wig!!!  This is a big bonus and one that Pickle is absolutely over the moon about.  Too often, you're forced to buy the costume and then all the added accessories to get the right look.  What child is happy being her favourite Monster High character, if she doesn't have the monsterific hair to go with it?

I had barely opened the package before Pickle was in the dress.  She's told me she's going to wear it every day.  Hmm, we'll have to see how that goes!

Here's my little Monster, all dressed up.  She's be rockin' out to the Character Songs too.  So cute.

All in all, I'm one happy mama.  The costume arrived quickly, it's decent quality and my little Pickle is super excited to be Frankie Stein this Hallowe'en.  Of course, the twins are now bugging me to order them costumes as they think Pickle's is awesome!
I would definitely recommend checking out the Monster High Costumes for your little ghoul this year.

 Disclosure -   I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion.  The opinions on this blog are my own.