Archive for August 2013

This has been a busy summer.  By busy I mean, sitting by the pool and letting my kids run amok while I get my tan on!  Hey, it’s tough work being a Suburban House Wife!!  While I have enjoyed almost every minute of the kids’ summer vacation, I am definitely ready to get back into my routine of daily Curves visits and eating on a regular schedule.  I’ve made GREAT strides in my eating habits, but eating on a schedule is hard to do when you’ve only got so much space in your igloo cooler, and 3/4 of that space is taken up by food your kids need because they are always starving every 45 minutes during rest break.

While my workout and eating schedules have been a little more than lacks this summer, AND there are a ton of birthdays in my family during the summer months, I’ve still managed to stay on the downward slope of the scale.  My loss has slowed a bit, but it’s still happening, and I’m happy with that.  I need to remember that, while yes I do have a goal weight in my sites, I’m not going to get there over night.  I also need to remember to enjoy myself within reason. (I am not a dog, I will not treat myself with food!)  With that said, I may have enjoyed myself a few too many times this summer, but I’m just going to keep on living in a healthy lifestyle and not painting myself into a corner with an expiration date diet.

You may remember that I have weekly weigh-ins and monthly measurements on Curves Complete.  I’ve made a new, updated chart with my current stats.  I’m sharing it here because I’m proud of it, but also because I think it’s important to see that the results happen even when you don’t think they are.  They also happen even if you accidentally eat a lot of birthday cake in a 6 week period!


Looky there, even my Baby Makin’ hips are on a downward trend.  I’m also happy to report that I bought a new dress a few days ago in a smaller size!  I think that was the most excited I’ve been clothes shopping since I was 17!

So, friends, I want to thank you for hanging in there with me, and for following along.  I’ve been trying, and retrying, and then trying again for a long time now, and I’m confident that this time will stick.  I’m nearly done with my 6 month Curves Complete membership, and while I won’t make the goal I set for myself back in April by my final weigh-in, I have come so much farther than I ever have on my own.  I plan to continue my Curves gym membership and keep a food journal so I can be sure to track what I’m eating since I have learned that I cannot be trusted to just wing it.

And now, I leave you with this…In June 2012 I posted a photo from our vacation and I mentioned that if I didn’t change my ways I was scared of what the 2013 vacation picture would look like.  We took the kids for a final summer trip to King’s Island and were able to get a family picture.  I’m not scared of what the 2013 vacation picture is going to look like anymore!  🙂

summer date

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