Friday, February 5, 2016

What’s Happening Lately…in pictures!

I can’t believe that the last time I did one of these posts was before Christmas! It’s time to do a little update on what has been going on in the A Journey to Thin household.

Little Miss Sunshine loves to watch Masha and the Bear on Netflix. I can’t lie, I think it’s a pretty good show too! It’s pretty funny. This picture reminded me so much of Masha!


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I have been searching Goodwill and consignment stores for new toys. I can't believe what great deals you can get on toys that are in good condition! These are some Goodwill finds—I happened to stop there on a day they had an additional 50% off of everything. Score!


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I've been on the lookout for the Fischer Price Little People toys. Just the other day, I found a barn and the Disney Princess Castle. Little Miss Sunshine loves to play with the Little People.

We were able to be with my sister & family for a little while a couple of weeks ago. Little Miss Sunshine loves her older cousin!


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She loves to play grandma’s piano!


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We’ve gotten to visit my mom a couple of times in the last few weeks. It has been fun!


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But it’s always nice to be reunited with hubby!


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Little Miss Sunshine loves to play in her little princess tent—another consignment store find! She also loves Elmo.


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Doesn’t this picture look like the ocean at first glance? It’s actually just a snowy field, but it’s fun to dream!


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We don’t have such exciting shopping carts where we live—but they do where grandma lives! She loved it.


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My mom came across this picture of me when I was a little girl. I can definitely see the similarities to me and Little Miss Sunshine!


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I recently had a rank advancement in my new business and received another leadership bonus! LOVE this opportunity!


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Everything has been going pretty well around here—except for being hit with colds now. Poor baby has had hers for almost 2 weeks! It seems to be getting better.

Have a great weekend!!


What has been happening with you lately?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Month by Month Weight Loss

I like to keep track of how much weight I’ve lost per month because I feel like it’s easy to get caught up in the little differences of weight shown on the scale from day to day that I don’t consider the bigger picture and the progress that’s being made.

I am happy with my progress this month but I would like to kick it up a notch and get back to how strict I was when I first started! Not that what I’m currently doing is “bad”, it’s just that I think I could lose at a faster rate and get to my goal faster if I buckled down and put my mind to it.

So here is how my journey has gone since I began:


Weight loss to date


I would love to lose 10 lbs. per month. I could probably do it if I was more strict with my eating—but I’m not sure I want to do that either! Even at 6 lbs. per month, I would lose 72 lbs. in a year and weigh less than ever. I could handle that!

It seems like my weight will hold steady and then, BAM—a big drop of weight. I’ve also noticed that I seem to do better when I’m eating more. I have never been restricting calories all that much, but it’s good to know that I have some wiggle room there too. Many days, I eat over 2,000 calories—albeit, it’s usually “healthy” foods and lots of protein and I think that makes a big difference. And, of course, the amount of calories I’m able to consume will go down as I lose weight.

Just remember that, while each week the weight loss might not seem like that much, it all adds up!

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