Blendergrl's Weight Loss Tracker

Monday, August 25, 2008

Eating Less, Moving More

That has been my mantra this week, and the results are showing on the scale. I have new exercise motivation through the gym. I have gone 4 times this week and it so much different from my past attempts. Seeing my heart rate during my cardio workout has been great - I now know how hard I can really push myself. The bast part of the gym is the weight training. It may sound vain but I like looking in the mirror as I do weights, I am amazed at how much different I look - especially my arms. I can see my muscles working and I look and feel strong! This was exactly the change I needed to keep me on track for my Onederland By Christmas goal!

I am currently waiting for my very very pregnant sister-in-law to go into labour. I will be looking after her 2 year old while she is in the hospital, I am very excited as this will be the first nephew in the family (I have 5 nieces already). It used to be hard when friends and family had babies since being a mom is something I have wanted for the past 9 years. But this time I keep thinking how in a year hopefully it will be me either being pregnant or going through the adoption process. I don't blog much about this as I really want to concentrate on becoming healthy before I even think about starting fertility treatments again or beginning the rigorous adoption roller coaster. It was those fertility treatments, the miscarriages that followed and the ensuing depression that caused me to gain the 40 of the pounds I have recently lost. This time will be different.. I know what I am getting into and I know that my DH and I can handle whatever happens. 2008 is the year for ME - 2009 will be the year for my family, in whatever way it happens.


Felicia said...

WOW congrats on how well you are doing!! Keep up the amazing work!!

Best wishes to your sister-in-law that everything goes smoothly and quickly!!

Have a super day!

kikimonster said...

*big hugs* You are doing great and are on the right path. Remember to take one thing at a time!

Chrissie said...

Great job. Good luck on the Christmas goal. I'm sure you can make it. Good luck to your SIL.

Anonymous said...

You look great.

Christy said...

You are doing so well!! Congrats!!

ps -- found you thru the Christmas challenge.

Irish Mom said...

You have done amazing!! Great job!!

I had a hard time conceiving as well, I remember the emotional roller coaster. Good luck & I can't wait for you to be a mom!!

Journo June aka MamaBear said...

You are doing such a wonderful job. Congrats on the nephew who will be here soon. Will be praying that God has plans to bless you with children soon.
Path to Health

K @ Running Through Life said...

Congrats on your great exercise accomplishments! And hugs to you for becoming healthy and having a plan for 2009!

Chubby Chick said...

You really are doing great! Keep up the good work!:)

cdndyme said...

I am so proud of you.
You are taking power and control and feeling stronger. That is FABULOUS!
I sense great things are in store for you.

Diana Swallow said...

WOW you're doing GREAT! Good luck babysitting while awaiting the arrival of your nephew!

Brooke Lorren said...

You're doing great. Keep it up.

JanetM97 said...

You are well on your way to a Christmas wONEderland! I'm proud of you! :)