Saturday, July 24, 2010

Reclaiming the kitchen

Today I reclaimed my kitchen. We have completed homeschooling for the year, and so I am moving out all of the educational materials from my kitchen. Before anyone gets too worked up thinking I am keeping educational materials away from my kids - it's quite the contrary, I'm relocating them into a hall closet to make the coloring pages, markers, crayons, scissors, etc, easier to access for the kids, now that they are old enough to use these items without making a mess.

By claiming my kitchen back, I feel inspired to spend some time menu planning. I'll keep you posted...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Making my comeback!

Well, here we are well into May and it's been months upon months since I've felt comfortable talking about weight loss and body image. Stress is a terrible thing - I've had sleep issues, weight gain issues, and all sorts of yuckiness that accompany the out of control feeling of way to much pressure and not enough coping mechanisms put into place.

In February, I peaked at 155lbs. Which is only 10 lbs away from my delivery weight with all of my kiddos. Ouch, for me, that's a lot of weight.

Yesterday, I jumped on the scale for a very successful weigh-in of 141lbs, which is still alot when you're 5ft 4inches.

I'm going for another 16 lbs by the end of this summer.

I have a work pool-party scheduled for Memorial day weekend (May 30th), which is pretty much my worst nightmare ever. EVER.