Monday, May 27, 2013

37

Sorry again for the long gap in posting... it's been a wild month or so with the end of the school year, etc.

Yesterday I celebrated my 37th birthday. It was an awesome day and I was surrounded by my closest friends/family.


My daughter got me a cute little kitty for my birthday... even though SHE is the one who's been wanting a pet!

 

Last night as I was looking through pictures, I did some side-by-side shots of me compared with last year's birthday pictures. I could really see a big difference.


I've also been posting a few more comparison/progress shots on my Facebook page. I'm seeing a difference, and it's very motivating.

Oh, here's a picture of my glorious cake. Yes, I allowed myself cake for my birthday. But it had to be a specially made cake that I know would be worth every bite. And it was!



My ex-husband's sister came in from Florida for the weekend, which was great. I really enjoy still having a relationship with his family.



I am officially on Summer Break! I am so excited for this time off. I am dedicating this summer to my health and fitness. I'm really planning on getting back to stricter eating and exercise.

My size 20's are getting loose already, so I've made a goal to be in a size 16 by the time that school starts back at the end of July. I really think I can make it.

And I hope you noticed that I set a size goal instead of a scale goal. My 21-day challenge really helped my weight start dropping again. Last week I was down to 264. Weekend/birthday/holiday eating has most likely brought that up a few pounds, but I'm not worried about it. I'm so ready to kick it back into gear, I know that I will be moving downward again in no time.

I have also decided to start more serious weight training this summer, so I am hoping to lose more inches now. The scale will no longer be my only indicator of success (but I've really let that scale obsession go over the last few weeks anyway). I want to be a size 16 in two months. I know I can do it. And it starts NOW!