As Nick transitioned back to school this week, the kids and I transitioned back to life at home with just the three of us for much of the day. For me, change brings stress and stress brings eating. I went over my target calories many days this week. Somehow I must have managed to exercise enough to compensate for my over eating, however, because this week at the scale I LOST 2.5 POUNDS!
That brings me back down below where I was 3 weeks ago before I gained some weight back. Halleluiah! That was not the only success this week, though. I also went down a pant size! I tried on some size 16 pants that I had been saving and I found that I finally fit into them. I didn't waste a moment getting rid of all my fat pants. The size 18's have been boxed up and are headed out to consignment later this week. No looking back, this time.
I hope to find more time this week to blog and keep you all updated on my journey. I am so thrilled to see the changed taking place in my life that I have so longed for during the last few years. As always, thanks for sticking it out with me through the ups and downs. I leave you with some facts and figures to ponder this evening...
- 14.5 lbs. down do far
- 15.5 lbs. left to my pre-baby #1 weight
- 40.5 lbs. left to my ultimate goal
- 1 size down, 2 to go