Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Some good news, an award, and a little stress

First, I want to start this post off with an update of how my switch to counting calories instead of points is going.  After not losing weight for almost 6 months, I am happy to say that I have lost 8 pounds so far just by switching to counting calories on My Fitness Pal.  I know now that I was consuming too many calories with Weight Watchers - probably because they don't make you count points for fruit or veggies.  It just wasn't working for me and I needed a switch.

The other good news is that I have not only lost 8 pounds, but I now have a BMI of 24.3, which is in the "Healthy" range.  Yippee!  I am so excited because I haven't been in the Healthy range since before I got pregnant with my first son, almost 4 years ago!  Here is a current photo of me and my youngest.

It is not the best photo, and my son isn't even looking at the camera, but it is the only current one I have of me.  I feel like I am finally starting to look normal again, which feels awesome.  I have been running like crazy, counting every calorie, and my clothes are fitting better again.  My next goal is to get back into the 140's again.  I am at 150.7, so I am so close!

Second, I would like to thank At Goal Weight Watcher for my first blog award.  It is called the Liebster Award.

The word Liebster means 'Beloved' in German--and a show of love and support is what this award is all about.  The idea is to bring attention to new blogs with fewer than 200 followers. 

The rules of winning this award are the following:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment at their blog.
3. Post the Award on your blog.
4. Enjoy the love of some of the most supportive people on the Internet!

Here are my top 5 picks for the Liebster Award:
3. My Hips Don't Lie
4. See How She Runs
5. A New Dawn For Me

Third, I would like to apologize for having an off-week with my posting.  Tomorrow's review will be a little bit of a "fluff" review, too.  My 10-month-old baby (the one in the picture) had minor surgery on Monday, so, needless to say, I have been a little preoccupied.  He had an abscess that had to be cleaned out and drained. Normally this is an easy procedure, but for a baby, they have to go under general anesthesia because they are too wiggly.  I think that was the most stressful part - waiting to see if he would wake up okay.  I know the chances are slim to none that he would have a reaction to the anesthesia, but that doesn't make it any less stressful, unfortunately.  The poor little guy is recovering nicely, though, and is pretty much back to his usual happy self.  I am just glad everything is over, and I am thankful that it was only a minor surgery.  There were plenty of parents of children with much more serious problems at the Children's Hospital we were at.

As for my eating, I did fairly well considering we were away from home for the surgery.  I only went off-plan for three meals, and even then, I had salad and said no to the bread offered.  I came back a pound heavier, but I am hoping by the time I weigh in on Sunday, that pound will be gone again.


  1. Thanks for the update. I'm glad your little guy is doing well and I love the picture. I have to say that WW gives me way too many points if I include the extra weekly points and free fruit. You are so close to making your goal. Keep it up! :)

  2. Wow! Congrats on the loss! It is a hard thing to do!! I too switched from WW to MyfitnessPal for the same reason. Darn that plateau! And great work for your cute little award. And I must add that you little one is handsome. Keep up the great work friend!

  3. aww thanks so much for the award hon! i jsut received it n ot long ago myself so i've already given it to 5 others, but its nice to be chosen again! woot! ^_^

  4. Keep up the great work. Congrats to you! Hope your son is better soon.

  5. WOW! Thank you so much for the award! I can't wait to start exploring your blog :)

  6. Congratulations!!! What a great job. I knew I was getting away with too many fruits and veg on WW too. Awesome loss!

    Thanks for the award, sweety!! :)

  7. Hey there:
    Thank you so much for the award. Its nice to know that people like it and read it. I really enjoy doing the blog so this makes it even more rewarding. Thank you for your kind words.
    Great job on the loss.