Monday, November 05, 2012


Last week was killer. As you know I'm just back to work and last week was the first week that I worked during the day and Marco worked evenings. Sadie's sleep was all over the place and I hardly got any at all. I was exhausted. This week is starting out much better.

I still need to update my stats on the side but I *think* I am down a couple pounds (1 kilo) from my first weigh in. That said, I'm still having lovely side effects from the pregnancy like huge water retained puffy feet (not every day but about every 3rd day) so I'm not so sure my weigh in is a true reflection of what my weight actually is. I'm increasing my water intake and really watching the sodium, which I always have done anyway... and I think it's all hormonal because there is no rhyme or reason to it.

Another fun side effect left over from the pregnancy is good ole aunt flo. I had a period two weeks ago and low and behold, another one this week. YAY! That of course also makes me retain water as well. I don't know how long it will take for my body to regulate itself again but it can be up to a year. I hope not but what can ya do?

Food has been good. My eating, although not perfect, not that it ever was, it going pretty well although I can see where I need to improve (snacking at night for instance).

We've arrived!

Just a quick note to let you all know we've arrived safe and sound, with all luggage, dog...the works... and everything went smooth and, really, better than we ever could have expected a trip with a 13 month old to go. We're working out the sleep issues but otherwise having a super duper time so far!

My Tired Aching Feet

Broken Record

I'm still here. I'm still losing (or trying to lose) weight. I'm still swimming. I'm still keeping up with all I've learned at Novarum. I'm still hovering around my May pre-vacation weight of 117 (I go from there to 119 to 116 to 120, to 118, you get the idea) which is just pissing me off, really, but of course quitting isn't an option (AS IF!).

I have so many other things going on in my life that this poor old blog has gone by the wayside but I'm going to try to be better about updating it. In the end, I do want to tell my long weight loss story, as a whole, if anything, just so I can go back and re-read the road I've been down. So feel free to yell at  me if you don't hear from me at least once a week. You have my permission.

(and apparently I don't get emails anymore when somebody leaves a comment on my blog so here's a quick THANK YOU to those who take the time to leave me a little message!)

I hope you're all having healthy, successful weeks!