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Update on Me!

Mostly I know everyone checks in here to see how cute C is getting. However, since I did post about our new weight loss regime, I will go ahead and do a 6 week update! Since January 7th, I’ve lost 11 pounds (as of Feb 20)! My hope to be back to pre-pregnancy weight by the time she is 9 months old is definitely becoming a realistic reality! While that is still pretty far above my ultimate goal weight, I’m still pretty excited about it.

I’m a pretty big snacker, so my big challenge is finding things I want to nibble on that aren’t too bad for me, or limiting the really bad (good!) stuff to it’s ACTUAL portion size. It’s really working for me to count out how many pretzels or wheat thins I’m going to eat, rather than mindlessly reaching into the box.

I’m also getting “into” running again. For me, once i am at the point I’m at now (actually able to run) it’s pretty enjoyable. I’m considering signing up for a 9K in May, but I need to raise a 1000$ to do it. (Proceeds go to local veterans and victims of traumatic brain injury. Let me know if you’d be willing to sponsor me- I’m still about 500 away from being able to sign up!). If I can’t do this particular 9K, I’m pretty sure I will sign up for something, just so that I have something to shoot for.

Hopefully C stops waking up during her naps soon so I can get a longer run in! (I find it hard to focus when she’s babbling on the monitor!)

9 months on…3 months off?

So, I know the saying is 9 months on, nine months off, but that means I only have about 3 months to lose that baby (ice cream) weight! While the big guys on the Biggest Loser (my new favorite show) can lose 30lbs in a week, I don’t think that is super realistic for moi.

Sadly, SBL was a big fat (pun intended) failure. We did decide to buy a treadmill as a Christmas gift for each other. We’ve committed to the Couch to 5k running plan, so far B has completed week one. I’ve completed 2/3 of week one (I would’ve completed it today but SOMEONE woke up early from her nap, cutting my work out by 10 min or so. So I’m going to do re-do it tomorrow!) Ultimately, I’d like to run a marathon someday, but i think it will have to wait until my child bearing days are over! One of my friends mentioned doing her “daily 5” which i’ve been trying to do as well. You do 5 push ups and 5 situps a day, and then add 5 each week. It isn’t much, but it’s enough to start making it a habit. I’ve found that incorporating the baby in my workouts makes it even better; I do my push ups over her face and kiss her each time i go down. She LOVES it! And it’s more fun for me! I also try to hold her over my head and bench press her a few times a day for a few reps- she’s probably 17-18lbs, so that’s something! I’d like to do some work out videos on my days “off” from Cto5K… But I dont want to waste money either. So please recommend your favorite workout videos! 🙂

My longterm goal is to lose 35 pounds. This would put me at a pleasant, but not too thin, weight for my height. I have no idea how long it SHOULD take someone my size to lose that much weight.

Losing the baby (ice cream!) weight would mean losing about 15lbs. Can I do that in 3 months? Maybe if I only eat salad? (not realistic! but i could cut out my 1/2 a jar of PB a week…what? I LOVE PB!)

Another goal I have is to cook more. I really want to love to cook, LOL. I am trying to cook (or eat leftovers from a homecooked meal) 6 days a week & include more veggies. I’m planning on making C’s babyfood, so I’ll definitely have more fruits and veggies around for her! So hopefully we will snack on her left overs! 🙂

I’m putting this all out there (again!) so that I have some more accountability… If you’re trying to get healthier too, feel free to let me know so we can encourage each other!

Cassie goes to Boston (& SBL Update!)


C & Me @ Boston Common

We had a busy Labor Day weekend with our friends Seth & Jennifer in town for a wedding. We didn’t get to hang out with them as much as we would’ve liked (we are still learning to budget our time travelling with a baby, sorry again guys!) But it was a lot of fun. We intended to go to Boston with Seth and Jennifer, but we lost them right around Boston Common (our intended destination). B&C and I had fun, though we were missing our friends!

We took C to Boston Common because it was such a beautiful day. We went to see the Make Way for Ducklings (a children’s book that takes place in Boston) statue. We also wandered around and made our way across Newbury Street over to Trinity Church for B to take some pictures. We then walked over to the Prudential Center for me to check out some stuff for C.
Here’s a map of our walk…

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We ended the day by taking a ride on the famous Swan Boats . It will be fun to do these again when C is old enough to appreciate the boat ride. 🙂 We sat on Boston Common for awhile seeing people play frisbee and hang out with their dogs… It was a great family day! 🙂 We are looking forward to doing it again, if it doesn’t get too cold soon!

C & Daddy waiting for the Swan Boat:


We spent Monday at my Mom’s house where I succesfully achieved my goal of dropping a ski. I also managed to do this LAST Labor Day. But since I was pregnant for the majority of the summer, I’m proud i got it at all this year. Maybe next year I’ll be able to finally master this skill! B & C hung out most of the day, and I got to snap this sweet picture:

And now for a SBL update. This week, I’m crowned the winner, though both of us feel that we could’ve made a better effort- we didn’t lose much. I’m down 1.18% and B is down 0.873%. Hopefully I can stay in the lead! 🙂 I think my prize may be a pair of Ugg Boots, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet. 🙂