Saturday, December 31, 2011

Before and current pictures

Okay, we aren't quite at 50 pounds, but close enough. :) Here are pictures of our weight loss progress so far. I'm really proud of us and it's nice to meet a goal that I set last January. I'm excited to see our progress in a few more months. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Week 10 update

First, this is just ridiculous! Look at this lazy dog!

Okay, moving on! I spent some time last week organizing some main areas in our apartment. Brad and I started with our medifast food. Our boxes get all mixed up in the pantry and it takes up two shelves. Mess. So, we now have them organized by meal as pictured below. :) 

I even labeled the drawers so we know who's is who's. I don't like some of the things Brad has, so I didn't want to mix up our food. 

Our friends may come to visit and this is a little gift basket we put together for them with snack foods, since we don't have any in our house. 

My final organization project was my craft area. It was driving me crazy! My new Imagine (which I love) takes up my whole desk, leaving me no work space. So, I had to think of something else. We went to Target and got this shelf for $30, plus some cute rubbermaid containers for all of my paper and wa-la! New craft area. 

Here is a picture of my craft corner. I love the work space that I have now!

Now onto the news you have been waiting for! We had our 10th weigh in this week and we both lost... during the holidays. That's what happens when you don't cheat... at all! I lost another 4 pounds for a total of 45.6 pounds!! Brad lost another 2.5 for a total of 47.6 pounds! Together, we have lost 93.2 pounds! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A few random's....

Tonight I actually cooked. If you know me, you know that these events are few and far between. Brad is definitely the chef in our house. I made a vegetable quiche with spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, and broccoli. It was so delicious! Brad likes to add some salsa for some extra flavor. 

 We aren't going home for Christmas, which is totally okay. We went home for 2 weddings this year and figured we would save some money by staying in Texas. It's been a little hard being away from family, especially when I see so many of my friends going home. But, Christmas from home came to us. We got packages from both my mom and dad today! Our tree is pretty full underneath. 

Another reason that not going home is okay.... our friends Katie and Chris will be here on Monday!! I can't wait to see them! Fortunately, we see each other frequently but not enough at all! 

Tomorrow's agenda: organizing our Medifast food. (I'll post pictures for all you Medifaster's out there) I have discovered that when I am out of work, I blog more. Hopefully these will stay steady! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Taking note from a few blogs...

I saw these on a couple of other blogs and thought they would be something fun. :)

Next: Top 10 Ways you know Christmas is here!

10. Christmas decorations every where!
9. My credit card has too much on it!
8. The million emails I get every day for online sales
7. Lifetime Christmas movies
6. SNL Christmas Special
5. Hearing "Last Christmas" every time I am in the car
4. No more work!!
3. Packages are arriving almost daily!
2. I have more chocolate in my house than I did 2 months ago. Anyone want some chocolate?
1. Kids are crying every time I go to Target!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Craft time!

I have been crafting away the past few weeks. However, I'll share a few with you because I forgot to get pictures of the others. 

First, I made these crayon people, an idea from Pinterest. If you haven't gotten on pinterest yet, let me know and I will invite you! It's amazing!! Both of these crafts were door prizes at our school's Christmas party. 

The plates were my first experience with Vinyl. I'm not so afraid of it anymore and want to try more things. I need to order more colors online since our stores here only carry white, brown, blue, and pink. Random. I put the vinyl on chargers that I got from Hobby Lobby for $1. I think they would have looked better in silver. Next time.

School is out tomorrow and I am hoping to try some more pinterest projects. Keep checking back for more projects!

Week 9 update

Well, another week down and Brad and I have lost a total of 86.8 pounds between the two of us! If someone would have told me that we could drop 40 pounds in two months, I would have called them a liar! Brad's total is 45.2 pounds and I have lost 41.6 pounds!!

We are getting ready for Christmas and I have had to get rid of a lot of sweets that students and coworkers have given me. Luckily, I have friends that will happily take these things off of my hands. I will try to get before and current pictures sometime this week so you can see our progress. In the meantime, here is a head shot from my work Christmas party.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

8 week update

Wow! We have been on this weight loss journey for 8 weeks! I haven't had an egg mcmuffin in two months! I haven't had a piece of chocolate in two months! GASP!! I can't believe I am still alive! Who would have thought?? Well, here is an update on our progress in 2 months.

Upper arms: -0.5 inches
Chest: -1.9 inches
Waist: -7.5 inches (not sure how accurate this is. I think we measured in a different spot week 2
Hips: -4.5 inches
Thighs: -0.5 inches

Total inches lost: 14.9!!
I am down 37 pounds in only two months!
I am under 250 for the first time in years. I can't even remember when I weighed less than 250. That's how long it's been.
Back down to a size 18 in pants and XL in shirts.

Upper arms: -0.5 inches
Chest: -1.5 inches
Waist:-3.5 inches
Hips: -2.5 inches
Thighs: -1 inch

Total inches lost: 9!!
Brad is down 42.5 pounds!
Down to 2X shirts and 50 pants, but even those are falling off of him. We haven't really shopped to see Brad's current pant size.

We have tried a lot of new recipes and I now like several veggies that I didn't like before. I haven't craved chocolate, which is amazing! Brad still misses Mexican and Chinese food so I am trying to find Medifast recipes that meet these genres of food.

Monday, December 5, 2011

December... where did you come from?

Wow!! I can't believe it is already December. Brad and I have been busy shopping, decorating, and dieting! Our diet is going well and we just ordered our third month of food. We have been trying some new healthy recipes. Brad is quite the chef!

Here is our weight loss update:

Brad has lost a total of 38.4 lbs. and I have lost 33.4 lbs!

I have gone down a pant size and am officially a size 18 again! I haven't seen this size for a while. We are pretty sure Brad has gone down a size or two also considering he is having a hard time keeping his pants up. We are both at our weight before we moved to Texas. Now, we have to survive the holiday season!!

We will do some before and after pictures soon... maybe! ;-)