Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Weigh In

It's been a month since I've blogged about my weight loss journey. I think it's high time to write an update. I've been plugging away using my lose it app and I have been consistently losing weight even if it isn't as fast as I'd like:)  My first highlight is that all of my size 10 cropped pants/jeans that I was so excited to squeeze into just two short months ago are all baggy and frumpy looking. I was thinking about it and even in June when Lindsy was visiting I wore a pair of jeans to work. They fit but cut off my circulation and I had a horrible stomach ache after work from them. I wore those same jeans yesterday and they are so loose that they slide around on me now! I don't love looking frumpy, but I do love knowing that my hard work is paying off!  For my birthday my mother-in-law gifted me a Loft gift card and I think I may need to cash it in on some 8's!! I'm going to shop my closet first but I was always a 6 before getting pregnant and when you gain during pregnancy you buy maternity clothes, not bigger sized jeans so I think I'll need to buy a couple until I can fit into my old 6's. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later!

My second HUGE milestone was that this week I was able to wear both my wedding band and engagement ring for the first time since I was about 5 months pregnant with Adalyn! (Over 3 years!!) My rings are really wide and my fingers are really short so the rings take up my finger to almost my knuckle so even though I've been able to wear either/or I've never been able to fit both on together until this week! It was amazing to wear them both. I was on cloud nine with excitement all day! Unfortunately my finger broke out with a red rash/itching so I haven't been able to wear them both again. I don't know what that is all about, but my finger better get over it's issue because I'm going to wear both rings going forward!

I've been running pretty consistently 3 or 4 times a week between 3 and 4 miles each run. I've really built up endurance and have even increased my speed! Jonathan and I ran in an evening 5K last Saturday. He got a PR with a sub 20min 5K and I got a great time also. I can't say it was a PR since my running isn't even close to the speed it was back before birthing two kids, but my time for this race was WAY faster than it has been since being back running. My time was 32:10 with an average pace of 10'03". To give you a sense of how much better that is than where I was, my last 5K was June 8th and I ran it in 34:11 with an average pace of 10'25". So I took a full 2 minutes off of my race. I'll take it. My 5K PR back before children was 23:56. I will get back there! I just have to keep plugging away. This month I've run a total of 39.2 miles! We have 3 more 5K races we have signed up for this fall and then I have a 7 miler next March. I love races!!

Ok so here are my weekly weigh in's since my last blog post on July 12.

July 19 - down 1.8 lbs
July 26 - down .4 lbs
August 2 - down 1.6 lbs
August 9 - down .2 lbs
August 16 - down 4.4 lbs

Total since May 1 - down 27.8 lbs

My app is supposed to help me lose 2 lbs a week and up until this past month, it had done exactly that. After having 4 weeks that I lost less than 2 lbs, I was getting a bit down on myself. I know that fluctuations happen and that my running has built muscle, etc. but I really wanted to see the scale move. This morning when I went to weigh in I wanted to be in a new set of numbers on the scale. In my head I wanted to lose at least 3.5 lbs so I was thrilled when I saw the 4.4 lbs loss!

I have 8.8 lbs left to lose to reach my goal! Being less than 10 lbs away from my goal feels great! It's so close I can taste it!


~Stephanie Hurst~ said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Aishlea said...

SO inspiring to me, you don't even know!!! :) Great job!!!!

Lindsay said...

What an accomplishment! Nothing feels better than needing a smaller size! And it's so fun to get to buy new clothes because you need a 6! Woohoo!

Janine said...

WAY TO GO!!!!!!!! And so glad you can wear your rings!!!!! Keep up the good work!

Jonathan said...

Proud of you sweetie! One thing you didn't mention is that your outlook on life and attitude has really picked up. I love you!

Murdock's mama said...

You are rocking this Abby! Way to go!! We want photos!! :)

Lindsy said...