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I'm Christy. Christian first, wife to a Retired Soldier, mom to 7, our oldest is with the Lord after he called her home against a battle against AML leukemia. I am a Homeschooling/SAHM/Housewife. The biggest blessing in my life is serving The Lord, Jesus Christ. I am a sinner, fail often, but am forgiven.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Getting Back on Track

Since my pregnancy and having Nathaniel 5 weeks ago (btw, where has the time gone that he's already 5 weeks old?!), I have not been eating the absolute best. Last night when Chad got off work, I had him me up my Greek yogurt, lots of fresh fruits (pineapple, cantaloupe, and honey dew mellon), sugar free popsicles, and pudding.
The scale has pretty well just stayed put for the last week and I've had it with that. Breastfeeding brings on the need for more calories, as well as I'm hungry and so I have been eating. I can't eat the same amount I could before my Sleeve, but I have not made the best choices. This is why it is soimportant for everyone to know that weight loss surgery is not a magical fix, it's only a tool, and the rest is on me. I have to make wise choices in what is going in my mouth, and exercise, if not, I will not reach my goal for optimal health.
My goal is to see the scale moving down even just 1 lb between today & next Tuesday. I really need to get an updated picture taken of me, it's good motivation for me!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

I'm back!

It's been a long time since I updated on here. This will remain my weight loss blog, and this is a life long journey I am on! I had my sweet Nathaniel 4 weeks ago. So I ultimately lost 80 lbs, before I started gaining weight from my pregnancy. I ultimately gained a total of 23 lbs by the time Nathaniel was born, and once he was here the lbs just started falling off! I lost the 23 lbs and then lost another 5 lbs.
I have to say that with breastfeeding Nathaniel, eating is something that I have to do and want to do. I hope that over the next couple of months that can slow down. I'm trying to make good choices, although to be fully honest, I don't always make the best choices. I don't make horrible ones, but it is something I want to and need to be honest over and want to do better.
I am looking forward to being able to get to the gym and starting to work out on the eliptical and weight lifting. I am excited that in 2 weeks I can be in the gym and hopefully see the lbs coming off a little faster. I have 34 lbs to get to my initial goal weight, and really look forward to hitting that number!!
I'm very close to being in the 100's!!
Today I was at Target and ran into a friend who I had not seen in many months and she didn't recognize me! Do you know how exciting that is?!! I hadn't even considered someone who actually knows me, wouldn't recognize me!
I am so thankful that I had the sleeve done! It has changed my life in so many ways. The energy I have, I just over all feel so much better, physically!
I will get a picture of me taken tomorrow and post it, to show my progress and will start taking a picture as the weight continues to come off.