After months of losing and gaining and losing the same 5 pounds, I have finally reached both my 40 pound mark and my 20% weight loss!!! I am SOOOOO thrilled! The even better part is that I recently lifted a forty pound weight at the gym and it was HEAVY!!!! I'm so glad I'm not schlepping those 40 pounds around with me! What a thrill! I think the weight should come off a little easier now that I'm not stressing over reaching those milestones. The same thing happened when I was approaching the 25 pound mark. It took me weeks to get there, but once I did, I was able to lose a little faster after that.
Another exciting little thing that's been going on is my nine-year-old daughter has started to take control of her health too. We've consulted with a nutritionist about her health and she's started tracking what she eats and is taking suggestions for healthier snacks and meals. Generally she's looking to make healthier choices. I'm so proud of this step she's decided to take and I look forward to going on this journey with her!