Friday, October 31, 2008

HFH: Fat Ticker Friday - The "Treat" Edition

Hot for the Holidays

You may have noticed that I did NOT post a HFH: Fat Ticker Friday last week. Yeah. You can probably guess WHY I did not post too! Ugh. That really should be a word. Last week was not a good week. I actually gained back ALL the weight I had lost since starting this HFH challenge. Talk about depressing.

However, as I said in the title, this is the "treat edition" of my Fat Ticker Friday. I had to weigh in twice this morning because I was sure I was seeing things. Not only did I loose the 1.5 pounds I had gained back but I lose another 1.5 pounds!!!!! YUP! I LOST THREE POUNDS!!!!! Can you tell I'm a tad bit excited??? I'm very, very, VERY close to reaching a personal goal. I've lost 11 pounds total since I slowly started working on getting off the weight. I'm psyched. I didn't even do anything extra special this week. I didn't exercise - at all. But I did watch what I ate a bit better. I'm working on my goals. It's working this week.

I also went to my MOPS group this week & we had a special speaker - a nutritionist that works at the local hospital. I went up to her after & asked about one-on-one counseling & she does that. She's also a Christian which is a bonus for me. She's seems super nice & I always enjoy her talks when she comes to our group. This week was her second time. The only downfall is my insurance will only cover three visits per condition. That's not per year but per condition. So I will make the most of those three visits & help it continue to motivate me.

.."today's fun project was posting pictures of something, anything dressed up..."

We actually don't dress up for Halloween around here. First, we live in the boonies so there is no way I'm driving my kids around. I'm still amazed my dad used to do that for us, but he loved it. Second, I don't want to promote Halloween to my kids. It's not a holiday I totally love anyway due to many reasons not least of my love for God.

So I went & dug up a scrapbook layout I did of my oldest son all dressed up as a basketball player. This was taken 11 years ago. I was dressed up as well in my poodle skirt as a fifties girl. My cutie is the little boy smack-dab in the middle of the page. This same cutie is now almost taller than me. In this photo he's just 14 months old. His daycare at the time did a party. His daycare provider is the clown. Lots of fun then.

Click HERE to see how others are doing in the HFH challenge. You also need to go check out the "Peep Show" photo shoot at that link as well. It is WAY too funny!!!!


  1. Congratulations on losing the weight gained back PLUS some!!! That's AWESOME.

    Losing weight sometimes is an uphill battle...and we ALL go through it (once, twice, or the whole time). I'm glad that you were able to talk with a nutritionist. Even though your insurance will only pay for 3 visits per condition, she should be able to set you up with a solid plan in those visits. ;-)

    Looking forward to your report next week. Keep it up....push through it. You may not be seeing external results, but your "insides" are thanking you. ;-)

  2. CONGRATS! You keep on going, you can do it! :)
    By the way love the pictures, so cute.


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