Monday, August 16, 2010
First day of school Monday
I feel like I am doing good to start this post today. 2 out of 3 kiddos started back to school today. It was a busy morning but I was able to get up and weigh in before they woke up. Then I spent the morning convincing B (my 5 yo kindergartner) that she does want to go to school and riding the bus will be fun (afterall she will be w/ sis on the bus and she has been so excited until today). Even S, the oldest, had a few butterflies this morning. I felt like the worst mom ever after I put them on the bus. Should I have taken them? It doesn't really matter now, they need to get used to riding the bus, they are gonna do fine. (I keep repeating that to myself in hopes that I will soon believe it, lol). Later G, the little one, and I will be heading out to find her some new clothes because I was again worst mom ever when she realized she had no new clothes for her first day of school (cuz I would just let her have the new stuff as I bought it not thinking she would want a new outfit, blah can't win for losing w/ these kids, hehe)
And apparently losing is something I am getting good at!! :D Cuz the pics don't lie, I am down another 2 lbs from last week!!!!! I totally didn't expect it because last week seemed like a bust, I didn't get to the gym and I wasn't making very good food choices. We were busy with back to school nights and gearing up for back to school. What I did do right was watch my portions and kept water with me all the time. Honestly I had hoped to just maintain this week so I was SHOCKED to see 158 on the scale, which mean I am to my next mini goal of being into the 150's!!!!!!! For those keeping track I started my weight loss journey at 171 so I am down 13 lbs (I started the Move It and Lose it Challenge at 163.5--down 5.5 lbs since then).
Thank you all for your encouragement.
Congrats to @Christlikemommy (Kimberly). I am slowly getting to know her better and she seems like such an awesome person, you deserve this girl!!
Thank you @boogiemom of for sponsoring the blogging carnival this week. I haven't had a chance to try these yet but I did share a pack with my cousin who just had a baby. I can't wait to get more and keep for G because she always seems to have the crusties (darn allergies), I am sure she will appreciate them and so will her nose.
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