The Graceful Skinny

A homeschool mom of one sharing my thoughts, curriculum reviews, organization techniques, and planning ideas with others in the homeschool community.

Weekly Update: Getting ready for Christmas! December 3, 2010

 

 

I did pretty well this week.  Although I do have to admit, I was pretty darn bad about working out. I kept meaning to but time just keeps slipping away. I plan on getting one in tomorrow. No excuse on Saturday (yet). But I am pretty proud of myself. The stockings are hung and I have finally de-Scroogified my husband after all these years. And to think, all it took was finding his train from his youth and getting him to set it up around the tree.  It was a rare and special treat to see that boyhood wonder on his face.

So with one or two last gifts to get and wrap,  I am starting to get my living room back. The cleaning and organizing is almost done!  I think the husband and I are going to reserve this weekend for relaxing and us time.  We certainly need it. We have been running around too much, though I do smell a dreaded costco trip in tomorrow’s horizon. (Shudder the thought!)

So the results from this week? I have to say that my progress as of late has been slowing slightly, however I did reach another 5 pounds mark this week. And I am very close to another. As a matter of fact, I have another small victory that my treasured red Christmas top that I couldn’t wear last year is now officially ready to be worn to my many Christmas gatherings this year! So Yay for that! As for the fabulous job weight wise this week, I am pleased to announce the following results!

  • This Week: 5.1 pounds down!
  • Total weight loss: 28.3 pounds down!!!


I do have a slight bummer, there is a pair of jeans that I have been working to and now that they fit, I don’t like them anymore! They are too short. Boo!  Ah well, they won’t fit for long anyways. A bonus, I am apparently a large now. I had to return all of the extra larges I bought last week at the black Friday sales! I always like that! Now if I could just finish dropping down a size in my jeans. I am still at that annoying place where the sizes 16s fit but are getting really loose and are starting to look sloppy. I can’t even look at the 14s yet. Maybe in another week or two.

Oh, and my secret weapon for Thanksgiving Day? I wore my Spanks to dinner. Helps with the sliming and they don’t allow for extra expansion and over eating at the table! And I originally just put them on because my pants were fresh from the dryer.  Who knew that Spanks were so useful!

 

Its the Little things that get you! December 2, 2010

 

 

 

So I have been a busy beaver this morning updating my medical records in preparation for my doctor’s appointment next week. ( I am going in to my Gynecologist to get a second opinion on the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) In flipping through my records I found a chart with my Vitals history on it from last year.  I am proud to say that I am 15.4 pounds lighter then I was at Christmas last year!!!

 

I had a hunch that I might be getting there but it’s still nice to see the results in numbers like that!

 

I’ll be back tomorrow with the weekly update to go more in-depth with how my week has gone but I just had to share that small victory. Gotta celebrate the small things right?



 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! November 25, 2010

 

 

I hope that each of you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving today! Remember, just cause its a holiday of eating doesn’t mean we have to over indulge. I am just hoping that I can handle the two dinners that I am going to today. YIKES! Enjoy the day with out guilt and then get back on it on Friday. Just don’t forget our good friend portion control!  See you folks tomorrow for the weekly check in!

 

*Poll: What is your Thanksgiving weakness?* November 22, 2010

 

Weekly Update: Whew! I made it! November 5, 2010

So for a week that started out with Halloween and a car that has been falling apart on me, I have to say that I am quite proud of myself.  I started the weekend off last week having to throw all of my wonderful plans out the window so that we could deal with my stupid car.  It’s not easy to follow my diet when there is no food in the house and you are stuck on car lots all day long.  It is days like this that knowing what restaurants are friendlier to your diet come in handy.

What really surprised me this week though was my reaction to sugar. At lunch on Saturday I took a quick sip of my husband’s coke.  I haven’t had any coke since I started my diet back in August. One small sip and I found myself actually gagging on the over sweetness of the drink! Even the Halloween candy is turning too sweet for me. Me, the eternal chocoholic, found candy too sweet for my tastes! To be honest, I don’t know whether to feel sad or proud at that. I guess I feel a bit of both.

So now you ask the big question. How did I do this week weight wise with all the added stress and extra candy lying around?  The answer, not too shabby in my opinion!

  • This Week: Down 1.3 pounds!
  • Total loss over all: 21.9 pounds!

So my wonderful friends, how did your post Halloween weeks go? Any casualties along the way?