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a not-so-spooky halloween pj party

To say that I have a slight obsession with pjs would be an understatement. Both for myself and for my lil one. I may or may not go crazy every month holiday and buy all sorts of pjs for both of us. Halloween is no exception. And when I saw that Darci and Meredith were going to host a virtual Halloween Pajama Party linkup, i couldnt resist buying more pajamas joining (albeit a lil late). Ill spare you all the pictures this mamarazzi took and just share a few from this past week that I caught with my lil boy happy as can be in his jammies.
And because, lets get real here, any holiday gives me a good excuse to go on a little shopping spree, here are some other goodies that we may have collected throughout this month
Pajama 2 pack // Trick or Treat Longsleeve // Racoon Hoodie // Funfetti cupcakes & icing // Ghost pjs

If you havent already done so, you should defintely join the linkup so we can see your kiddos in their cute pj's, here's are all the info
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!


so what wednesday

this week im saying so what if....

-ive fallen off plan the past two weeks and am guaranteed to gain at least 3lbs at weighing tonight, at least i can admit it and jump back on plan this week

- i took my newest nephews newborn pics almost 3 weeks ago and still havent finished editing them yet, it was a free session for them, technically cost me $75 to rent the lens, plus my sisinlaw isnt planning on sending out baby announcements and told me to take my time

- aunt flo decided to visit me 2 weeks early, wtf?!?! And im on birth control so this shouldnt happen, and what im most upset about is the fact that it will probably come again next week when im supposed to have it :/

- its completely irritating me that i cant figure out this whole dropping to only 1 nap a day thing for matthew, its driving me insane, so much that i ordered "on becoming pretoddler-wise" since babywise helped with his sleeping habits in the beginning

- i also order "shitty mom" while i order the previously mentioned book to hopefully lift my spirits a little considering its the parenting guide for "the rest of us"

- ive decided that in order for me to catch up on matthews monthly posts im ditching the previously used template for the post ive already done and going straight to a bulleted list to get them done ......finally

- i found a new blog to read, baby rabies, and ive started in her archives of her first post ever and am reading all the way thru, it may take me forever but i love how the author writes

- im so jealous of all you northerners who get to go to real pumpkin patches and apple orchards to do your picking, so jealous that ive convinced the hubs and a close friend to drive 45mins north to try to go to a patch that ive heard is awesome

- im already thinking about my birthday (dec 17th) and that i want to go to orlando and do mickeys very merry christmas, ive never done it before and usually dont get to do fancy things for my bday since its so close to christmas

- i also am contemplating buying tickets for disney junior live thats coming to our area in february and want good seats

- we dont really have the money to do any of the things noted above

- i didnt do spell check, nor correct punctuation in this entire post

dont forget to link up with Shannon and let us know what your saying So What to this week


wednesday weigh-in: weeks 17-38

If you couldnt tell by the huge gap between the weeks in the title of this post, I have been a major slacker in updating you all on my progress with Weight Watchers. The last time I checked in on the blog was back in May. In short, I want to start off by saying that I have had positive results, however, it hasnt always been the easiest over the past few months, evidenced by my below progress report.
You can see there were a couple of weeks I skipped, and *gasp* a few weeks where i actually gained back more than I would have liked. That last spike, the week of Sept 19th, when i hadnt tracked a single thing for 2 whole weeks, and I undoubtedly gained a whopping 4.8lbs, that was my last straw. You see, basically since June Ive plateaued. Ive been in that grey area where i either need to step it up or give up. And i sure as hell was NOT giving up. As i stated in my very first check in, back in January, this time is different. Im not doing this for some grand event (graduation, wedding, etc), although those are good mini goals this time around, its not my main goal.

My #1 goal this time around is to do it for good. To make this a lifestyle change. To be healthier for me. For my son. For my husband. Yes, its nice to look thinner, but thats really not all that its about this time. A major perk, most definitely, but its more about being able to teach my son healthy habits. To be able to play with him outside without feeling winded. To be happier with myself, thus happier with my relationship with my husband.

Im officially back to pre-pregnancy weight, actually even less than that. And when i gained majorly 2 weeks ago, I told myself I needed to go back to basics. TRACK.TRACK.TRACK! And that is what I did, both this week and last week. Heres a little look at my tracking skills from last week.
I definitely made up for the minor setback the previous weeks by getting rid of 5.6lbs. I exercised 3 out of the 7 days this week, so that probably was a majorly influence as well. I love that weight watchers online lets you look at progress reports like this. I can totally tell where my weaknesses are. For starters, I need to drink waaaaaaaaaaaay more water. But thats always been an issue for me :/ and i think i may need to just start taking a multivitamin before i got to bed when i take my birth control, because I seem to forget taking it the majority of the time.  However, you'll noticed i tracked everylittle nibble, taste, bite, and snack. Even if I went over my points values a couple days. And yes, there were a few days i didnt reach my points plus target, but i honestly wasnt hungry and i need want to eat empty calories for the sake of reach my target.

Now, for what you really want to see, progress pictures. I always hate taking these kind of pictures, but in truth, its what i look for when i read someones diet progress, and considering i havent updated for so long, i figured i kinda owe it to you. So, without further ado, first are the before pictures i took when i joined in January.
And heres my "half-way" pictures. Same outfit. Same pale skin ;)
Its not a huge drastic change, but its my half-way point, and I am DAMN proud of myself! I have my next weigh-in this evening, so hopefully me jumping back on the bandwagon as helped me shed even more, but only the scale will tell....

So to do a quick recap

lbs shed this week: -5.6 (technically this was last week, i wont know till tonight what i did this week)

lbs shed in total: -33 

lbs still need to shed: 17

first goal: 10lbs - reached on 2/13/13
  •     reward:  mani/pedi and possibly massage (still havent done this yet)
second goal: 25lbs - reached on 6/6/13
  •     reward: new rollerblades (I also got the BOB stroller and with the two its awesome!)
final goal:  50lbs
success: im a tracking maniac! lol, no but seriously, every tiny thing that went into my mouth i made sure to put in my tracker, even if i went over my points.

set-backs: i need to make sure I drink more the minimum amount of water each day. im horrible at this. plus need to start taking a multivitamin too

exercise: rollerblading with matthew in the mornings before breakfast seems to be the best for me. I feel so much better if i get it done early and dont have to worry about it for the rest of my day. Also, walked to/from my parents to swim in the pool with matthew, my neice and nephew. Every little bit of exercise helps!

One last picture, which Im kinda horrified and proud to show. I hate when any picture shows my stomach, but I couldnt not post it because it shows such progress for me! :)
sorry for the bit of underwear display, the pants literally are falling off me lol
So how are all of you doing with your weight-loss journey? Would love to her what has helped keep your momentum going when you hit a plateau or have a bad week!

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