Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday and a pat on the back...

First and foremost, it's my little man's 1st birthday today - Happy Birthday AJ!!  Mommy, daddy and sissy loves you soooo much!  I'll post pics of all of his birthday festivities soon.

Now on to the pat on the back part... that is, my own back because I lost 23 pounds on this 4 month journey!!  I was so excited when I stepped on the scale this morning.  Most women aren't too happy about stepping on the scale, but I couldn't wait to get on it this morning.  I wanted to scream and yell, but Aaron was still asleep, so I went straight to my phone and texted everyone!

It was hard, but doable.  It was manageable.  I don't think I went to any extreme, just a few nights of my belly growling and sore muscles from a few times of working out two times a day. 

Thanks to everyone for all of the support these last 4 months.  I SWEAR that by telling all of you my goal, I was able to do it!  I didn't want to disappoint! 

The journey is not over yet, though.  I would like to lose a little more and tone up.  I will probably take more time to lose the last pounds, but I feel like I've created a a great base for a "lifestyle change."  So now the workouts might be less (not 6 days a week), but the calorie intake will remain somewhat the same.  I feel confident that I can get to my goal weight and not lose my mind doing it!

P.S. To celebrate my weight-loss, and I guess to sabotage it, I'm making beer macaroni and cheese today for lunch and currently enjoying a bloody mary!


The Stormo Family said...

Way to go Jenny...that's amazing!

Kim @ The Gab said...

I am so glad you are proud of yourself & you should be! It's hard work but worth it.
It's amazing how fast time goes and your AJ is 1. Wow. Hope to see you soon. Maybe over the holidays.

Kathleen said...

Hey Jenny! It's Kathleen from ...I tried to email you but my crazy yahoo won't let me click on some things and then doesn't let me reply. Virus? Hmm...

Good job ffor losing the weight! That's super exciting! Did you buy a new pair of jeans?!

Anyways, we never ended up meeting for coffee and every time I drive past the PUD building I think about needing to get a hold of you! :) Date soon?

p.s. Happy birthday to the little guy! He's adorable!