Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day 74 of my weight loss and getting healthy journey

Day 74 and I will be honest. I'm only at about a 45% "being good"...I know, I know. Pathetic, lol. But I'm still going, even if it is only at a 45%. I'm steadily raising that number day by day.

Weight today: 262...1 lb lost this week!


Bust: 45.5"
Waist: 40"
Hips: 53"
Left Bicep: 16"
Calves: 16.5"
Right Thigh: 32.5"



No pictures this week. Next week I should be back on with the weekly pictures.

I do want to put out there that my 'realistic' goal is to lose at least 40 lbs by June 2015. I know that means I have to work hard, and I plan on it. I have a good friend, Makala who is such an inspiration and has agreed to come over and do the workout plan that my friend Rose prepared for me, and also to go to the gym with me. I feel so grateful to have both of them in my life :)
Speaking of, my husband. He's been my rock, my person who brings me back to reality and helps keep me accountable, so thank you Riley.

What do you guys think. Should I continue doing weekly updates or switch to monthly updates?















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Sunday, January 18, 2015

I'm still here and determined! Day 67.

Here we are at day 67. It feels like it was just a couple weeks ago that I started this whole weight loss and getting healthy journey.


I know I haven't written in what...21 days? But who's counting. I have no excuses but my reasons are that we just moved into a new apartment and having 8+ Italian men of which only one spoke only a little English running around like mad men packing and clearing and moving and all I keep hearing is "madam, madam, madam? Madam, Dove'? (where) madam, dove'?" and theres literally nothing I can do except stand there because I have to be available for questions but I can't help because "I'm not allowed"...the cats are terrified, Riley's at work...so there's that. Then we took a vacation for a couple of those weeks and yes, I cheated, but only a little bit. I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how much weight/inches I DIDN'T gain.

So, here's my fresh start, or second wind...whatever you wanna call it. I'm gettin' back in the game!

Last time I wrote was on December 28th, 2014 and my weight was at 263. Today I weighed myself and....I'm still 263! So I have hope.

I've been researching and picking peoples brains and browsing Pinterest for all sorts of healthy recipes and cool new ways to meal prep for the week and it's actually been pretty exciting. I'm going back to Oregon to visit this summer so that's a good motivator for me. I really want to feel better about myself, look healthy and be able, and confident to do ALL the activities.

My husband and I have started taking walks together and it's really nice. Not only are we getting outside and moving but we're getting to spend good, quality time together and I could never get enough of that from him :)

He also got me this awesome workout shirt!!



  






See you next week!!

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Day 46. This week included the...holidays...dun dun dun.




                                December 21st, 2014                                             December 28th, 2014
  




  




  



December 21st, 2014

Weight: 262

Bust: 46.5"
Waist: 40.5"
Hips: 53"
Left Bicep: 16"
Calves: 16.5"
Right Thigh: 33.5"



December 28th, 2014

Weight: 263

Bust: 46"...............1/2 inch lost!
Waist: 39.5"........ .1 inch lost!
Hips: 52.5"........... 1/2 inch lost!
Left Bicep: 15"..... 1 inch lost!
Calves: 17"...........1/2 inch lost!
Right Thigh: 33"....1/2 inch lost!













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Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 39. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back.




Current Weight: 262


December 14th, 2014
 
Bust: 46.5"
Waist: 40"
Hips: 53"
Left Bicep: 16"
Calves: 17"
Right Thigh: 33.5"
 
 
 
December 21st, 2014
 
Bust: 46.5"
Waist: 40.5"
Hips: 53"
Left Bicep: 16"
Calves: 16.5"
Right Thigh: 33.5"
 
 
 
                           December 14th, 2014                                      December 21st, 2014
 

 

 
 



So this week was a little tough for me but, I'm happy to report that I didn't go hog wild like I wanted to. Basically my "cheat day" I gave myself kinda turned into a cheat weekend.
My husband was gone all weekend up in Switzerland so being alone was the tough part for me. That's one of my weaknesses, unfortunately.

And, no, I also didn't work out. Again, there are no excuses. I guess I'm just having a really hard time getting into a routine of working out on a regular basis.

We are on vacation now, until January 13th, 2015 so we've agreed to going on runs/walks together, playing tennis, playing Wii and working out.

I do feel pretty guilty for having a setback weekend, but, someone once told me;

"just because you have one flat tire doesn't mean you should go around slashing the other three"

So that's what I'm going to do, just fix the tire and get back up.


                                  Good reminder that just because you fall off the wagon a bit doesn't mean you need to light the darn thing on fire too..

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day 32 of My Weight Loss & Getting Healthy Adventure!


                                    December 7th                                                  December 14th



 


 



Current Weight: 259
1 lb lost week!
 
Previous Week: December 7th, 2014
 
Bust: 47"
Waist: 41.5"
Hips: 52.5"
Left Bicep: 17"
Calves: 17.5"
Right Thigh: 33"
 
This Past Week: December 14th, 2014
 
Bust: 46.5"..............1/2 inch lost!
Waist: 40"...............1.5 inches lost!
Hips: 53".................1/2 inch lost!
Left Bicep: 16"........1 inch lost!
Calves: 17".............1/2 inch lost!
Right Thigh: 33.5"...1/2 inch lost!
 
 
This week I just ate healthy. I did not work out. As embarrassed I am to admit that. It has to be said. I'm keeping it real and honest here remember! I could come up with 3-5 excuses as to why I didn't workout but, there are no excuses. Or so I'm told.
This coming up week I will do my best to add working out to my getting healthy new lifestyle.
 
I did have an interesting night last night. I was super hungry, like, ravenous hungry. I felt like I was going to die if I didn't go down and get 14 pizzas. But I had at least some self control and made rice and salmon instead. But, it was also right before bedtime so I thought, I wonder if I could curb this hunger demon inside of me with a spoonful of peanut butter? And it worked!! I felt sooooo proud and accomplished.
I remember reading on this guys blog, he said; "go to bed hungry". Those words are super hard for me to live by, I'm a really bad night eater, especially in the middle of the night I would get up and eat, anything. But those words kept rolling around in my head and I also kept reminding myself of the benefits, the reason why I'm doing this etc and I came out on top. Now I know I can do it, I feel so empowered for next time that unnecessary hunger rears it's ugly head.




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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 25 and 4 lbs lost this week!!

Current Weight: 260
2 inches and 4 lbs LOST this week!!


November 30th, 2014
Bust: 47.5"
Waist: 42"
Hips: 53"
Left Bicep: 16"
Calves: 17.5"
Right Thigh: 32.5"

December7th, 2014
Bust: 47"
Waist: 41.5"
Hips: 52.5"
Left Bicep: 16"
Calves: 17.5"
Right Thigh: 32.5"



    November 30th, 2014                                                                               December 7th, 2014

























My main focus tonight is to give a huge shout out to my support system, friends, acquaintances, clients and co workers that have helped me whether they knew they were doing so or not. Every nice, or supportive, or just simply positive thing that is said to me, or done for me just means the world. I can't express how grateful I am for all of you. You guys are helping me way more than you can imagine. To name just a few...

My husband. He's been my biggest support and love through all of this.

My parents. They call me often but even more so now, just to say how proud they are of me, and to give me helpful little tips. And as I'm sure some of you can relate to, when my dad calls me out of the blue just to say he's proud  of me...there are no words to describe how good that makes me feel.

Rose. Thank you times a million, seriously. I feel like I've finally found my niche' in what works for me and you brought that to me. I appreciate you so much!!

Steph and Bobby. YOU KNOW WHY. I love and miss you guys so much!

Nicole and Josh. My neighbors and good friends, you guys are awesome! Thank you for all of the encouragement and support.

George and Lisa.

All of my friends and family on Facebook. Seriously. The emails and comments/"likes" I get helps me too. Again, in more ways than you think.

Everyone at our table at the Holiday Gala last night; Clinton, Stephanie, Michael, Isabel, Makala and Kyle. And not even just during our meal last night but each of you, individually have helped me so much. So thank you so much :)

Kelsey.You are so upbeat and positive and funny and just a blast to be around. And the fitness tips you've given me has been a huge help. Thank you :)

I've come a long ways but still have a long way to go. But I'm excited, encouraged and seriously excited to be doing this!













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