Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another new (kind of) pair of pants!

Today I was able to fit into another pair of pants my mother-in-law bought for me over two years ago. Yep, just pulled the tags off 'em today! :)

Down 1 more pound, too. Yay me!

Thanks to all who have really does help!

169 today (only 1 more pound to the next milestone--30!!),


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Still losing?

Ok, it's been awhile since 1) my last post, and 2) I weighed myself.

I still feel like I'm losing weight—my clothes are still loosening. I don't, however, know that I've dropped any actual pounds recently. My own fault, I know. Exercise. Exercise. Exercise. This needs to be my mantra.

??? today,


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Checking things off the list

Three months ago I posted a few reasons why I wanted to lose weight (the obvious reasons were ommitted—be healthy, look better, feel better, etc.). Three months later, let's revisit this list and see where I'm at:

  1. I want my weight to match what's on my driver's license.
    This is still a work in progress.

  2. I want to stop air-drying all of my pants for fear they will shrink and I won't be able to fit into them anymore.
    This is also in progress—I've started putting some clothes in the dryer, but not all of them yet.

  3. I want to be able to clean the house and not have my feet and ankles ache at the end of the day.

  4. I want to be able to buy bras at Victoria's Secret (ok, not really since they discriminate against larger chests—but if I WANTED to, I would be able to find a bra in my size).
    Yep, still in progress. I have been able to send my 40DDs to the Goodwill :) and now my 40Ds are getting lose in the cup size. There will be some bra shopping in my near future!

  5. I don't want my son to tell me I'm pretty, but fat.

  6. I want to be able to wear all the great clothes (sized 16 through 12) that are hiding in Zachary's closet.
    The clothes have been moved to my closet. All 18s have been donated and I'm now fitting into the 16s, which are starting to be a little loose. I even fit in to a wonderful pair of pants that I've had for 2 years, with the tags still on them!

  7. I want to be able to shave my bikini line without being a contortionist.

All in all, I'm pleased with the progress of my list. I've also thought of some more things to add:

  1. I want towels to fit around me when I'm getting out of the shower—not beach towels, bath towels.

  2. I want to be able to wear a fun, trendy bathing suit (even if it still has to be a 1-piece), instead of the frumpy, grandma suits I wear now (no offense Mary :) I know all of my suits have come from you, but you are a grandma!)

I'll add more items as they come to me—this list is far from complete.

How about you? What's on your "I don't want to be fat because..." list? Comment below:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Name change

Ok, I've become addicted to blog directories. :) So far I've spent more of my time off surfing through these than cleaning and exercising (2 things I wanted to accomplish this week).

As I'm surfing, I've realized that the blogs I click on have fun, clever names. That got me thinking. "My Weight Loss Journey" is a really B-O-R-I-N-G blog title. I mean, blech! So I decided to change it, and voilá, "Don't put that in your mouth!" was born. This is a more appropriate title anyway. After all, if people would have yelled "Don't put that in your mouth!" every time I was overeating, eating something stupid, drinking yet another Pepsi, etc., I wouldn't need to lose 63 pounds!

170 today,


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Almost to 30!

I'm almost at another milestone. :) I weighed myself yesterday and have dropped 2 more pounds, for a total of 28 pounds. Let's see if I can get to 30 pounds by next Sunday! That means I need to mix in a lot more activity, which is doable since I'm on vacation. There will be some walking on the beach, some heavy-duty housecleaning (which is always a workout!), some chasing after Jonah, etc. Yep, I think 30 pounds by the end of the week is a possibility.

I'll keep you "posted" (pun intended).

170 today,


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

2 more pounds and new pants (kind of)

Well, I am down 2 more pounds. Even better than that, yesterday I fit into a wonderfully cute pair of pants that were bought for me 2 years ago—they still had the tags on them because at the time they didn't fit! Woo hoo!
172 today,