First off, we successfully got a full week of the low carb diets under our belts! Proud to announce a weight loss of 9 pounds! Super excited to see that in the first week - I know it will become less and less per week as we go on, but I can't help but dreaming what losing this much weight a week would be like! Overall, the diet wasn't as hard as I had remembered it and while I am already losing interest in some of the foods, seeing that 9 pounds off the scale feels better anyway! Hopefully gonna try some new foods/recipes this week to change it all up! I have decided that I will only be weighing weekly. Before I got caught up so much in the numbers every day and could get really discouraged by it - so just a week at a time people!
Secondly, we got a treadmill! I have been looking at craigslist for weeks now, every day, to find a free/cheap treadmill to get. This one was $70 so a little higher than what I wanted but I feel like it is a good deal. Thanks to my Dad and Jeff for picking it up and hauling it upstairs to our room! So far I have worked out twice (I'm doing an every other day thing for now) and have walked a mile each time. I am soooo out of shape people! But the second time I was able to shave 2 minutes off my initial time! The treadmill is old and has some quirks for sure, its really a tad loud so a little hard to watch TV while I'm doing my thing, but I'm thinking if I keep at it long enough and prove that I'll use it maybe I'll get a new (ie quieter) one!
I'm sure the above two items of "progress" has really had a hand in this as well, but I just FEEL so much better! My stress level is down, my productivily level is up, and my skin has finally cleared back up! I account a lot of it to having this past week (and forever) without the extra two kids. It's tough having 5 kids 3 and under anyway, but when 2 of them are having some major stress inducing issues, it does not make life easier! I have gotten so much done, the house stays cleaner, and I am in a better mood. Even Jeff has noticed the overall stress level in our house is so much lower. Say it with me "ahhhhhh" :)
This week I am looking forward to just 2 more days of childcare and 2 days in Owensboro Kentucky! Another thing that letting these kids go has allowed me to do - have some days off :) I'm happy that Charlotte will get to spend some time with her Nana and we'll have a little girls vacay!
I'll share a fun little story to wrap up this little post! I got in my latest Scentsy order today, and Charlotte loooves when Scentsy comes in. She loves to help me unpack it all, to smell all the bars, and then to climb in the boxes when they are empty.
She was so enthusiastic in getting the paper out!
Then it was her turn to sit in her box, smell her bars...
And watch TV in her new spot :)