Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Thursday, And A Story Of An Unhappy Baby

Hello everyone, is it Thursday already?

So, Mr. Lovely is eight weeks old today and he weighed 11.6 pounds which is 2/10 more than last week. So, basically he stayed the same weight.

But the story starts with preparing for the photo shoot with Mr. Lovely by first taking a few snapshots of his bigger two-year-old brother, Stavesacre.
See, isn't he cute?
And I am always fighting to keep that beautiful mug of his clean.
But, no matter, he and his car make a great picture.

What with those beautiful curls...
Now...lets welcome Mr. Lovely to the scene...

Who is not looking so lovely with that big frown of his.

I swear the second I put him down...nothing would stop him from crying...

Last was he was sleepy...

This week... he wouldn't stop crying.
So, his bigger brother, Stavesacre tried consoling him by patting him on the arm.

But it just didn't work...

He was inconsolable.

So, then Stavesacre introduced his red car.
Maybe that would help.

No, I think it made him cry harder.

I even wrapped him in his blue blanket that his great aunt made for him.

But that seemed to make him cry harder still.

Then, wait!
What's this?!?

Why did he stop crying?

Was it the car on his head?

Back to crying we go.

Hearing her brother's cries from afar...
Six year-old Iris Anna makes her entrance
And tries to calm him down...
"It's ok, it's Ok... don't cry!"
Accompanied with the comforting hand (upper left-hand corner) of her four-year-old brother, Peach Blossom, who has also come to the aid of his little brother.
The sudden attention by his siblings may have just done the trick.

He's no longer crying.

I spoke too fast.
Time to bring out the big guns...
How about a little holding...singing...

See, he's stopped crying.

Add in with that the getting-him-to-look-at-your-finger-as-you-move-it-around-in-front-of-him-maneuver.

Where did she come up with that idea?
I don't think she got it from me.
Hmm....must be a girl thing.
This ability to calm a crying baby.
Well, at least the car tastes good.
Hi folks! Hope you enjoyed seeing Mr. Lovely again.
Maybe next week I can get him smiling.
I have some really, really, really good news for you all.
Ready for it?
It's official:
I started cleaning up my diet today.
But even better is I have been hitting the gym.
Today was the third day this week.
I've been doing my sit-ups, push-ups and this week have started running as well.
I've ran three times this week and may still run tomorrow or Saturday.
I've designated this coming Monday as the official start of my diet.
Next week also marks the beginning of working out five days a week instead of three.
Next week is also when I will cut out all sugar and flour and processed foods.
Why is it good news that I can't stand myself?
Because I've gotten to the point where I feel aweful enough about how I look and feel to finally stick to a committment.
Also, I have set a fitness goal that requires some fat loss.
Will I lose 20 pounds in 10 weeks?
I sure hope so.
I hope you all have a Happy New Year!
Sunshine Mama


  1. I love you! Your words could not have come at a better time for me!

    Five workouts a week? I will do my darndest to keep up with you. My diet clean-up starts tomorrow, after breakfast out with a friend who is going back to the Netherlands with her husband for six months.....I'm going to use ww again and will be back at the gym after work 3 times per week and 2 lunchtime workouts in the pool at work......even going to restart C25K tomorrow morning to kick-start this mess!

    I too do not like myself any longer! I got my DSO to take my measurements and reopened my lovely journal (the one you had mentioned early on).....I'm a work in progress, but the important thing is that I'm working it!

    Happiest of New Years to you and your family!

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