Weight Loss Journey Week 5!

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Hey! How is everyone doing this week? Yesterday came as a little surprise when the phone rang at 6am with the school recording that the kiddos had no school due to inclement weather. The day before we were in the mid 50’s and yesterday brought us almost a foot of snow lol so Winter finally starts for us here I suppose.

This past week at the beginning of it I added some more exercise into my routine and apparently over did it because boy was my thighs sore, I couldn’t even walk right lol. No pain, no gain I guess? I did take a couple of days off because between the thigh pain it felt like one of my knee caps was not in its right place, uh oh! I have to keep remembering that I’m an overweight woman not light at all so I probably shouldn’t be trying to do what I have been doing to the extreme.

My doctor called me this week after some blood work and said my good cholesterol numbers were good but my bad cholesterol and something else, maybe triglycerides? were above normal but we are both certain that my new way of eating will change these numbers and we both can’t wait to see the results in 6 weeks after a redraw.

One amazing thing I noticed this week is that my wedding rings are fitting better now. There were times I had to take them off because my hands would swell up so bad at night that it would cut off circulation. =( It probably doesn’t help that I had gained almost 80 lbs since I got married. YIKES! Anyways, I’m changing that right now even if it takes me a  year! I’m sick of being fat and never want to go back to where I was.

My husbands blood sugar numbers continue to stay good and I’m really happy that this way of eating has changed those numbers dramatically, in a good way.

We are still cooking our meals from scratch and next week starts a new menu for us. Each month I have been coming up with new meals for the week and buying what is needed for the month so instead of running around trying to figure out what we are having I can look at our menu and know what to make. It works pretty good. =)

Okay, okay I’ll stop rambling on lol. For week 5 my weight loss total was 2 lbs and my husbands weight stayed the same. Total weight loss to date for me is 18 lbs and my husband 4 lbs. With a total of 22 lbs between the both of us. =)

Thanks for stopping by and checking on us this week. We hope you come back and visit soon. =)

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  • Marielle Altenor

    Glad to hear about your weight loss update. I actually can’t sleep with any rings on because of my finger swelling up. Keep up the good work you and you hubby will achieve your goals to an healthier life! Cheers!

  • Bites for Babies

    You definitely seem like you’re on track! Kudos to you!

  • April Mims

    You’re doing so great! The changes you’re making will help get your numbers in the very healthy range. Keep up the awesome work!

  • Maggie Branch

    I’m so glad that you are making this change and having so much success! It is amazing what simple diet changes can do for our bodies.

  • HilLesha

    This is amazing and inspiring. Congratulations on your weight loss. You’re doing fantastic!

  • Ashleigh

    Sounds like you’re doing a great job on your journey. Keep it up and I look forward to hearing more!

  • Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog

    Way to go! Cholesterol is such a touchy thing to maintain, but with discipline and your diet plan I have no doubt you can keep on track! Such an inspiring adventure!

  • Kathy

    You guys are doing such a great job! Good for you! Losing any amount of weight is always a great feeling. I’m always looking forward to reading your new weekly posts!

  • ricci

    Sounds like you are doing great!! I love the small, tangible victories like you being able to wear your rings again, you KNOW it’s working then!!

  • Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

    Keep up the hard work it’s paying off! Hope your high cholesterol go down at the next draw! 🙂

  • Paula Schuck

    Wow 18 pounds is amazing. Keep up all the hard work. I have been surprised by our weather. You never know what you are going to wake up to.

  • Travel Blogger

    Good for you that you are making your weight loss goals happen! Very inspiring!

  • Megan Elford

    I love that you two are doing this healthier lifestyle together. I’d like my husband to get on track too, but I have a hard time motivating him. What would you suggest?

  • Terri Beavers

    Good luck on your weight loss and healthy eating journey. I need to shed a few pounds but it’s so hard for me to do in the winter for some reason.

  • Miles L.

    I’m happy that you’re on your way to a healthier and fitter you. I believe you’re on the right track!

  • mary

    Congrats on the weight loss. We started a family weight loss (my siblings, their spouses, a few nieces/nephews, hubby, and me On Jan 1st. I’m down 17.5 today (monday is weigh in day) so it looks like we are both doing great.

  • R U S S

    Congratulations on your weight loss victory this week. You & your hubby remind me of my boyfriend and I. We’re doing this healthy journey together. It’s a lot more difficult on him because he could not stay away from Iced Latte and Iced Tea. But I tell you, this journey is easier when done with someone close to you. Goodluck and cheers to more weight loss victories.

  • Chubskulit Rose

    Wow 18 pounds in 5 weeks is a great number! That is awesome and very inspiring!

  • Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    Congrats on your journey. I know exactly what you mean about gaining weight after getting married, and about the wedding rings feeling so tight. I have to admit that being busy with my schedule and with moving across country I really have not been looking after my weight and hence I have not been able to wear my rings either. I need to deal with this as soon as we move 🙂

  • lisa

    Sounds like another great week for you! Keep up the good work-it’s paying off!!

  • Jeanette

    Keep it up! You are doing awesome! I do meal planning too and hardly eat anything processed food (although with the super bowl yesterday you wouldn’t believe me LOL)

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    You guys are doing great! Keep it up. The thing to remember is forward progress at all times, and you’re doing it every time. Love it.

  • OurFamilyWorld

    You are both doing great. I’m glad you found a menu that works for you.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    It’s definitely no fun when you workout so hard that you’re sore, but at least you know it worked right? Keep up the good work.

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