Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday

When your husband's home church has a potluck, it's hard to lose a bunch of weight. Especially when the potluck looks like this.


If you look closely, there's a white pumpkin that's far away... that was the halfway point of the buffet. CRAZY. But I will say this- for the first time ever, I didn't eat so much that I stuffed myself and felt miserable the rest of the day. Every other potluck at that church has ended with a serious stomach ache. So hey, that's progress. :)

Speaking of progress, I've made a little bit of it this week! Here are my stats:

Weight lost this week: 1 lb (34.5 lbs total)
Inches lost this week: .5 inch (15.5 inches total)

On a side note, we found out that Emmett is lactose intolerant. That means no more cheese or ice cream for this mama. Now, I don't think I'm going to be too sad about the ice cream because I don't eat it frequently. But cheese is one of my favorite foods. So I'm hoping that cutting it out will help with the weight loss, and that the progress that I will continue to make will make me not miss cheese as much. Ha! ;)

xoxo
Les

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Well, I can cross the first thing off of my 30 before 30 list!!!

We visited the pumpkin patch with E, and we had a blast!

About 5 minutes after we got there, I got stung in the finger by either a bee or a wasp which wasn't fun... But I got over it because I wanted to enjoy every single second of fun at the pumpkin patch!

We took a hayride, picked a pumpkin, walked through a corn maze, looked at animals, and had a blast! DJ's parents, sister and her two boys went with us!

We took about a bazillion pictures, but here are my favorites!













Monday, October 20, 2014

Mama Mondays

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This week, I have been thinking about how thankful I am for the life that I have. 

First of all, I am thankful that God gave us a precious little boy. After being told by doctors that the only way to get pregnant would be with fertility treatments, I can say with 100% confidence that this little boy is a miracle.

Secondly, I am so happy to have a supportive husband. DJ loves spending time with Emmett and talking to him. I've never seen anything so sweet... And I think Emmett prefers his daddy over his mama. 

Lastly, I am so thankful to have a healthy baby. Yes, he's kinda skinny for his age. But you guys, it could be much, much worse. I was visiting my cousin at Children's this past week, and as I was leaving, I overheard a lady talking to her dad on the phone. She was telling him that her daughter was going to undergo chemo treatments and that she would be at Children's for at least the next 8 weeks. 

It was in that moment that I realized that I have no reason to complain whatsoever. There are so many people in this world who are dealing with things that I can't even fathom. So instead of being whiney, I am choosing to be thankful and happy. :)

Link up with us to tell us what's been going on in your world, mamas! 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday

This past week, we went to Houston to visit my family! It was so wonderful to spend some time with the people I love most! But of course, with Houston comes INCREDIBLE (and unhealthy) food. So this weekend, I didn't worry about the kind of food I was eating. Side note: We need a Jimmy Changa's in Arkansas for when I want some really good Tex Mex. :)

Anyways, here are my stats:

Weight Lost This Week: 0 lbs (there's nothing like the scale not moving to motivate you to kick some booty this week, am I right?!)
Total Weight Lost: 33.5 lbs
Inches Lost This Week: 1.5
Total Inches Lost: 15

Before I wrap up this little post, I have three things I want to say...

1. I helped my sister get ready for homecoming, and we took pictures.




And those pictures made me think two things... a) I've come such a long way since I came home from the hospital. I am PROUD of the work that I have done so far... and b) I have such a long way to go before I reach my goals. I'm realizing that I am capable of doing more than I thought I could do, which is exciting! This leads me to point #2...

2. I am going to do a fitness challenge this month. I have had the Nike Training Club app on my phone for years, but it's been neglected. This month, I want to do at least one of the workouts every night (And this 30 day challenge goes along with my 30 before 30 list! Woohoo!) . This is a realistic goal for me, because there are some workouts that are 15 minutes long. Some of the programs are super intense. Last night, I did a 15 minute glute workout and thought I was going to DIE. Jump squats aren't kind to this girl right now. But there are other programs that are lower impact, like yoga and stretching. It's an awesome app, and you should download it if you want a challenge!

3. I can't thank you all enough for your positive and kind comments as I go through this journey. There are people that I have met over the past few months who have given me the drive and motivation to keep going. I would give you all a big hug if I could. I have never been so dedicated to losing weight/getting healthy, and I think that it has a lot to do with the fact that I know I am going to have to "weigh in" every week and share the results with you all.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Mama Mondays

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In case you missed it yesterday, our little boy is 3 months old!! And if you read the post, you know we're having issues with weight gain (not me, him... I wish I could give him a few of my extra lbs... Haha).

So instead of writing about it again, I'll let you click over there and read what's going on...

NOW, I need some advice from you mamas. I'd rather increase my milk supply instead of giving him a ton of formula (and the only reason I feel that way is because I want to hold off on the extra stinky diapers for as long as possible... Ha!). So do you have any advice for this new mama?! Any help would be appreciated!

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