6 Week Milestone

I just finished week 6 of Weight Watchers and weighed in to see that I hit a milestone.

I was down 4 pounds this week and that takes my total weight loss to 21 pounds!

I have certainly had opportunities to jump off the wagon since I started. It really hasn’t been difficult to make healthy choices. Tonight at work, they brought in all kinds of treats to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday. There was cheese, banana bread, cobbler, and more. I was content to grab some cantaloupe, watermelon, and pineapple to snack on.

21 pounds may not seems like much, but it really is! This week, Andrew turned 9 months old and he weighs 21 pounds! It’s crazy to think about it that way. That’s a pretty substantial amount of weight. The road to my goal is a long one, but I’m going to do what I have to do to be healthy for myself and my family.

I will continue to celebrate each little milestone on my way to the goal. I am so lucky to have the support of my wife and friends as I do this again. I appreciate those who have reached out to support this journey. I will keep pressing toward the mark …

Ah, Yes … No!

We’ve reached another milestone at our house. Let me rephrase that – We’ve reached an unwanted milestone at our house.

As Ella’s vocabulary has expanded, she is speaking in full sentences now. When I come home from work she asks, “Did you have a good night at work, Daddy?” When she is thirsty she will ask, “Can I have a drink, please, Mommy?” When she wants to go outside, she will ask, “Can we go for a walk?” or “Wanna jump on the trampoline?” It’s amazing!

She has also learned a one word sentence, or more accurately, a one word exclamation – “NO!”

This has made life a little more … interesting …at our house.

She has mastered the use of the word.

“Can Daddy change your diaper?” – “NO!”

“Let’s put away the toys so we can read a book before bedtime.” – “NO!”

“Take a bite of your pancakes, please.” – “NO!”

“Do you want your polka dot jammies or your doctor jammies?” – “NO!”

“Would you like (insert whatever food item here) for dinner?” – “NO!”

“Don’t you like when your brother plays with you?” – “NO!”

It’s been a long time since I went through the “No phase.” Ella already has my temper, and Sam’s stubbornness. The next few months are going to be “fun” – and I write that as sarcastically as I can!

Wish us luck ….