Following Thru

This year, my New Year's resolutions are to lose 10 pounds by February 23rd, and NO more nail biting...EVER! So far, so good on both. I actually have nails right now (first time in a long time) It's always been a bad habit of mine... since I can remeber...well....anything, I was destroying my nails. When I was a kid, I would bite them down so far that they would bleed (gross, I know) My Mom would try to help me out by doing things like dipping my hands in hot sauce...no use. When I got older, going in for regular sets of acrylics got me to stop completely, but acrylics are expensive to maintain (and Isaac was never really into the whole fake nail thing...even though I had found an awesome nail tech, I miss you Christy) It was actually something that Isaac had said that got me to want to stop for good. He said that "my fingers looked like TOES"....ouch! Well, that and the fact that I now see Devon has picked up my bad habit... ...and her little hands are way too cute for that...

The "lose 10 pounds by February's 23rd" (mine and Isaac's 6 year wedding anniversary) is a farewell to that last little bit of preggy weight that I was never able to lose. I packed it on too...went from 120 to 197 pounds! I should have listened to my doctor when she kept telling me that I was gaining weight too fast, but I didn't want to hear it. All I wanted was my Double/Double w/cheese combo and an extra large Coke. After I had Devon, I dropped weight fast (with no effort) to about 140 pounds and then just stayed there...20 pounds heavier than my pre-preggy self...bahh!

In Texas, I gained about 5 pounds (Texas has a lot of really good food) Isaac gained weight too....20 pounds! (which he's already lost) We just weighed ourselves a couple days ago, after seriously cutting back on our food intake...he lost 20 pounds and I've lost 8 since we moved back to California in July. It's been difficult to not snack too, let me tell ya. Right now, our kitchen holds: Cheddar Cheese Crisps, Butter Waffle Cookies, 2 different kinds of Pita Chips, Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cookies...and the list goes on (none of which I bought by the way...I'm not trying to torture myself here)

So, my weight 2 weeks ago (at the start of my diet/exercise routine) was 135. I'm now at 130. I've lost an inch at my waist (from 28 to 27) and 1/2 off my thighs and arms. I only have 5 more pounds to lose to get to my goal weight of 125 pounds. But it's not just the weight that I want to lose....I want to regain my ab muscles! I've been working out every day for the last 10 days to a video that I can watch instantly thru my Netflix membership "Trainer's Edge: Killer Abs and Back with Michael Olajide" It is INCREDIBLE! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a really challenging, fast paced workout. It uses a lot of boxing moves...which I LOVE and Michael sports an awesome silver eye patch!

On another note, I received a "Sunshine" blog award from ByRheea! It's presented to "bloggers who positivity and creativity inspire others in the blog world." It's something that I strive to do, although I'm not sure how inspiring I've been lately (since my blog has kinda taken a backseat in order for me to finish up wholesale orders and work on Spring) But Rheea is one of the most inspiring and creative people I've had the pleasure of meeting in the blog world (and her blog has moved me to tears) Thanks so much for being you, Rheea! Another great blog that everyone should visit often is Belen's. Her "Wednesday Weigh-in" post was what actually inspired me to want to blog about my own weight loss adventure.


  1. Awww.. thanks for the sweet message on my blog. Indeed we are very excited.. if you like, do you want to do a trade when our little Bun comes? (we're not sure yet if its a boy or girl)

    And congrats on your weight loss too! You are almost there! slowly packing it on now.. so am going in the opposite direction! ;)

  2. You are so welcome! I would LOVE to do a trade...are you gonna find out (about the little bun) before hand or keep it a surprise?

  3. I know!! It is SO hard when comes to losing weight especially when snacking is concern. (I just had a chocolate bar and my hand is reaching for some chips now..) I tell myself since I can't control on my snacking, I've got to do more jogging and workouts to shed away those extra fats. Hah. I hope you'll hit your goal soon!

    Thank you for making my day with your swEeeet words, Emily!! :D