Sunday, January 9, 2011

I couldn't think of a title.

Poor Nathan had a quite worn and thin coat. His jacket liner that made it warm and was removable so you could use it as just a jacket broke last spring and was thrown out. It was warmer over in Mountain Home so I didn't worry. But over here? The low has been down as far as -16. And unlike the base school, the kids still go outside for recess at 20 degrees. My sister in law told me that Macy's was having a 1-day sale, with some clearance an additional 25% off, and that she had seen some coats for a good deal. I'd been looking everywhere and couldn't find a good coat for under $30, still a bit out of budget.

We walked away yesterday with a $65 coat, nice and warm without being too bulky, for $17! He'll be nice and warm, and we didn't have to break our small break! I'm grateful for people who keep a look out for deals like that and who tell me when the things I'm looking for go on sale.

We took the boys to the doctor on Thursday. Daniel and William were due for their well-baby's and Oren needed a new prescription, which is causing all sorts of headaches... Daniel is just like William weight-wise. He's a whole 18 lbs! At 14 months! Funny thing is that he's a good 32 inches tall, which makes him about 80% for height and 0% for weight. Tall and skinny! His lungs were cleared from the RSV, so no more breathing treatments needed. William didn't hit 20lbs until he was about 18 months old, and Daniel hadn't been eating as much last week due to being sick. I'm not worried about it and the doctor said he just looked like he was following his brother's footsteps. William is good all around, healthy and speaking well. And Oren, who is 8 1/2, weighs all of 53lbs! Poor kid will be in a booster forever.... since Idaho is at least 8 years old and 80 lbs.

Which is the total amount of weight I have to lose to be within healthy BMI. That sounds like so much! I'll be completely honest. I started out weight 212 lbs. Not quite the heaviest I've ever been, but close. At one point I have worn a size 22. To be even just within healthy range for my height, I have to get to 130. To put it bluntly, I'd have to have the body I had at the age of 12, when I was 124 and wore a size 12 pants, and looked just fine. After 4 kids, can I do it?

Right now I'm thinking 10 lb increments is going to be easiest on my sanity. With the whole goal in mind of course, just concentrating on the next 10 lbs at a time should make this more attainable. I started last Sunday, and so I guess to keep tabs:

week 1 - 8 lbs!


Rachel Holloway said...

a couple things---

do you mean 8 pounds in one week? You definitely don't want to lose too fast, because while it may be nice to drop the weight, the chances of maintenance are slim--and other stuff can go crazy in your body if you are not closely monitored. Just saying--PLEASE be careful!

That being said, congrats on a loss--

One way we were helped to set goals in WW is to lose 5% and then aim for 10%....THEN focus on a number. It feels good to reach 10%--achievable, too! :)

Michelle said...

Yes, 8 lbs in one week. I didn't do anything like eat only 1000 calories, or work out like crazy. Just followed the menu plan in the South Beach book I have for week one. In fact, I'm averaging about 1600-1800 calories a day at the moment. Most of it was water weight, trips to the bathroom.... :-) It just did it by itself. Things should even out this week and I've added a 10 minute workout dvd in the morning, I'll work up that slowly. So the 8 lbs was not my idea, I know this is going to take a long time and it's lifestyle changes - not a diet. Of course, I'm not going to complain about the drop! :-)