Just a quick note to let you know that I will be taking a short hiatus from the blog. Summer
We are living amongst boxes in preparation for our impending move 🙂 My youngest is having a ball of fun in his new jungle gym! I was much more prepared this week to handle our eating in the midst of our new normal, and I was amazed at how well we both did! We even went out to eat at a restaurant one night to enjoy a meal together – to escape the house and stress for a little bit. Moving with two kids is probably not something I will attempt again in the next 10 years. Right now I am in the middle of having a yard sale with my sister, so I wasn’t at home to witness Jeff’s weigh-in. Funny guy didn’t think I would believe him because his weight loss was EXTREME this week, so he sent me a picture (excuse the subpar photo quality, he sent it from his phone) 🙂 I am so proud of him,
In all honesty I just kind of survived this week! In addition to a normally super busy May, we are in the midst of preparing for a yard sale and packing up the house for a move. Lack of sleep is catching up to me, I did my best to stick to the plan but there were a few missed meals and forgotten veggies. Basically, when in doubt I ate a protein (nuts, shake, cheese, etc) and drank an extra bottle of water – thankfully I think that was probably my saving grace between a loss or a gain this week! Wednesday I left the house with boxes piled high in the kitchen and on the counters. Completely forgot about my mess of a kitchen, and when I returned at 5:00 pm my family was starving and I was not in any mood to try to cook around the chaos – so we ordered takeout. 🙁 Poor Jeff had to fend
Welcome to our fourth edition of the Baier (buy-er) Bonus! Weigh-ins are encouraging, but watching the inches disappear and the bodies shrink is the icing on the cake. (Nutrisystem cake that is) Monthly, Jeff and I will (reluctantly) model for our progress photos and I will also be posting how many inches we have lost. We are putting it all out there folks, no holds barred. After completing six months I will post comparison photos 🙂
Today marks the completion of Month 4 on Nutrisystem. Looking back, it wasn’t a great month of weight loss – though I am not regretting anything. We are not only losing weight, we are also learning to make good eating choices while still living a normal life! There is a balance that we have got to find if we are going to be successful in our overall goal to reach a healthy weight and live a healthy lifestyle. This weight loss thing, it is a slow and steady process. Without changing our mindset, we cannot succeed. Today we have lost a combined 84.5 pounds. We have a mini goal in mind, it’s going to take a little extra ummph to reach it. Our goal is to reach a combined weight loss of 100 pounds by May 31st, which means we need to lose a combined 15.5 pounds this month. Each extra push towards the finish line is worth it in the long run!