Hello world!

My name is Jamie.  I am married to the most wonderful man, Justin.  And together we have a beautiful son, Landon.  I am so in love with my family.

I am starting this blog to help me lose weight, although I think it will end up being more than that.  Landon will be 18 months old in 9 days!   Since my six week check up I have lost only 7 pounds.  I didn’t dare weigh myself before that 6 week check up.  I have tried many different methods to lose this weight and have failed.  I don’t necessarily believe the techniques themselves failed, but more me and “cheating”.  My husband and I together started Weight Watchers in September of last year and did very well on it for the first month.  Then it was my husband’s birthday which we drug out celebratory meals for two weeks!  Then holidays and buying our first home and moving and the excuses go on.  In April, my husband had a week off work for Easter break.  That following week after Easter, on the 16th, I had realized we were a little shorter on money than we should be.  So after balancing the check book to make sure we didn’t miss something, I added up all the times we ate out.  It was $300!!!  In just 16 short day!!! For a family of 2 1/2!!!! No wonder we weren’t losing weight.  However, in our defense, we ate at “healthy” restaurants.  But no matter how “healthy” a restaurant is, it’s never as healthy as you can make at home.  We knew things needed to change.  We didn’t eat out the rest of April.  In May, we already had a vacation to San Diego planned for my husband graduating with his Master’s Degree.  We were determined when we got back things would change, it would be a new beginning.  When we returned, we started with Weight Watchers again, seriously this time.  But things still weren’t completely different.  We ate out, just definitely not as often.  By the end of May, I felt defeated.  I had only lost a pound.  All my hard work staying within my “points” and running (I started a running program in February and love it!  I never thought I would ever say that!) and it was all for 1 pound.  Talk about disappointment.  My lovely sister-in-law had some Weight Watcher recipe books so I decided to go over and check them out.  While I was there she told me about meal planning.  I don’t know why I never did this before, I just didn’t.  So I came home and talked to my husband out it.  We looked through the cookbook and planned out new meals that we weren’t tired of, had never tried, and sounded delicious.  We made a grocery shopping list and went shopping and stuck to the list.  June 2nd, 2012 is when we officially started our new recipes and meal planning.  Today is June 12th, I guess I need to remember it’s only been 10 days since the 2nd, but I’ve lost 1 pound!  Wahoo, I guess that makes 2 pounds total since we got back from San Diego!  Have to celebrate the small gains…er losses?

Anyway, all that to say… I want/need to lose weight.  I want to lose a total of 55 pounds.  So far, I’ve lost 7 pounds, just 48 more to go to get to my ultimate goal weight!  I say ultimate goal because my husband and I want to start trying for another baby.  So I really want to be at least where I was when I got pregnant with Landon, that is still 20 pounds away.  I am no longer on birth control, so hopefully I can at least lose the 20 pounds before that happens.  I need to make this happen.  If I had just focused in September, like I hope to now, I would have been at the ultimate goal.  I am hoping that in creating this blog, I can create some sort of accountability to do this.  This is an open forum and not in any way blocked so anyone can read this.  Although I don’t plan to tell the world about it, unless someone asks, they can definitely find it!  Therefore, people I don’t even know will know how much I weigh and need to lose, how uncomfortable is this?

I’m sorry if this is lengthy or unorganized or whatever, but this is me and my thoughts, for me and my goals.  I’m sure I left things out that I will likely add commentary on in later posts.  Like I said earlier, this is mostly to help myself lose weight and will be sort of a weight loss blog but will most likely cover all my everyday life kind of things.

Happy Reading!


My weight at my 6week check up February 1st, 2011                                  220 pounds

My weight as of this morning  June 12, 2012                                                 213.2 pounds


My short term goal before we have another baby                                        190 pounds

My ultimate goal (probably after 2nd baby, unless I can rock this!)       165 pounds

I am 5’9 by the way, so yes 169 is where I should be to be in a healthy BMI range, but I’m adding 4 more pounds to go so when I go to doctor’s offices I’ll still me in the normal range, haha, just kidding. I’m comfortable at 165, for now anyway.


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