Getting Healthier and Stronger For My Son


Though I gained this week, I lost more inches and KNOW I am gaining muscle. While weight watchers was a great start, if I don’t lose weight, I am not really succeeding with them. In order to be successful with them I have to be reach my goal weight, be skinny, and non-muscular instead of focusing on inches, being muscular and healthy. I did all the research and know that muscle weighs MORE than fat, but takes up less space. So I could not reach my “weight” goal but look better then I ever did if I continue with cardio/strength training.

My sister gave me a kettle bell of 8lbs, but I need heavier weights now and bought a 20lb kettle bell on Amazon to be delivered soon. I know I will get in even better shape now with the new one.

My recently tailored pants are swimming on me again.

I walked across a parking lot, up two flights of stairs and, down a long hallway carrying a large bag with laptop and two water bottles, a lunch bag, and my purse and didn’t fall down out of breath. Sure my I had to take a few bigger breaths, but I did it and didn’t need to sit down.

I want to be healthier and stronger for Dino. I don’t want to watch him live life, I want to live it with him. I want to run, jump, skip, and go wild with him. I want to be around for a long time.

I don’t have a better picture of me pre-getting healthier…so I used the one from Christmas. The pic on the right is a week ago. It’s out of focus (courtesy of Hubby) but shows a big difference…better pictures to come.

PicMonkey Collage


Here is a breakdown of my current stats.



Last Week’s Weight Loss:  -2 for a total of 18 lbs

This Week’s Weight Loss: +2 for a total of 16 lbs



Thighs Last Week: -1 for a total of 4.5 inches

Thighs This Week: -1 for a total of 5.5 inches


Waist Last Week: -1 for a total of 2 inches

Wasit This Week: -.5 for a total of 2.5 inches


Arms Last Week: -1 for a total of 1.5 inches

Arms This Week: -1 for a total of 2.5 inches


Bust Last Week: -1 for a total of 2 inches

Bust This Week: -0 for a total of 2 inches



About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Getting Healthier and Stronger For My Son — 12 Comments

  1. You are doing great. I would not focus on weight as long as you are seeing an overall difference. Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest.

  2. WOW!! YOU GO, GIRL!! I am 100% with you. Working out and adding muscle is where it’s AT! I’m so impressed with you! You are doing it exactly right! –Lisa

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  4. Hooray for non-scale victories! I can really see a difference in your pictures…you look so happy too! Keep up the great work…you’ll be at your goal before you know it!

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