Monday, September 17, 2007

playing catch up

Hello Ladies!!

I'm back! The beach was great. We had so much fun. Lots of beach time, lots of seafood and fries, and lots of family time. I think it's the best vacation I've been on for years. And we were gone just long enough for me to be ready to come back home. Perfecto all around.

I hopped on the scale this morning and it was bad. Real bad ugly. 191 point something. That's a huge gain from just before the wedding, and I knew it was going to be scary.

But I told myself that I was taking a break, and this icky feeling that I have right now (clothes too tight, being able to see the gain in my face, etc) is definitely enough incentive to get back on track. I think that I'm going to go Core for a while, and then switch back to counting points when I start feeling burned out. I'd really like to lose about 20 pounds and then see how I feel there. I'm still not going for stick skinny - I just don't like feeling this fluffy. (actually right now I feel down right fat - but after a few days I'll feel better I'm sure)

One of my reasons for not wanting to have a real low goal weight is the fact that we might (Lord willing) be able to start trying to have a baby soon. Like maybe hopefully possibly before the year is over. And since I don't know how hard it will be to lose the baby weight I won't set my goals too high. But I definitely want to adopt a healthier lifestyle that includes exercise. And I'm tired of my bat wings! They must go!! :o)

I've spent some time trying to catch up with all of you this morning, and I'm so excited about all the good things that are happening in your lives!! I'm uber excited about our girl StrawGirl expecting another baby! Yay! I'm so happy for you!! Congratulations again! (again!) :o) Your meez is too precious, and I love the pix of your DS's T-Shirt! What a cute way to break the good news!!

So that's about it for me. I really need to go grocery shopping, but since today is Corporate Tax Extension Deadline who knows if I'm going to be able to go tonight. If not then I'll just limp my way through Core until Tuesday. I might have to break a few little rules today, but I'm going to start kickin ask for real tomorrow. :o)

I hope you all have wonderfully OP days!!


Amanda said...

I'm so glad you are back! Sounds like you had a great vacay too. I can't wait for mine in 19 days! :)

Thanks for the congrats again. :) We are uber thrilled too.

You will lose that weight in no time. I know you will. You can kick some ask and beat those vacay pounds!

BB said...

So glad you had a fun vacation! I think it's comforting to know we all go up/down on the scale & you'll be on the down numbers soon!

Kate from AZ said...

I miss ya, glad you're back! I'm glad you had a great time on the vacay...DON"T worry too much about the weight gain. You have the right mindset and tools to take it off quickly.

Candace said...

Caught you on some messages this morning and kept popping back for your post. Glad you had a good one and are ready to jump in the ring again.

Calyn said...

Glad you are back and that you had such a great time! It sounds like it would've been hard to worry about points and enjoy the family/time off at the same time. So, you did what was right for you...and that you are ready to kick some butt now that you are home :)

Ro said...

So glad you are back. Sounds like you had a great time.
I will be sending up prayers for a bun in the oven and until what your body tells you. You are probably only feeling icky because you're not used to all of those foods anymore. After a couple of days of hitting it hard you will drop all of that weight...then we'll be Whoo Hoooing it
Have a great week!

Melanie said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a good vacay! You deserved...I have no doubts that you will get back on track soon!

MMalloy said...

The vacation sounded great!! Don't sweat the gain, you will loose it in no time.

Good luck with CORE, I have tried it twice, it's not for me but it seems to work great for a lot of people.

Updates on the wedding to come in todays blog!