Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

YAY! I am 145.5, which is a half of a pound from my goal weight! Now, that is exciting! But of course, it means I am going to work even harder to reach my next goal. I think I might work in 5 pound increments and see how each one goes, so that would mean my next goal is 140. Or, I might just stay at this place for awhile and kick it up when it gets warmer. Honestly, there is no way I am walking or running out in that freezing cold and snow. That's right, it snowed this morning! And this behind does not workout in frigid weather!

Friday, November 23, 2007

So, the other day I was walking through one of the classes at school and one of the moms stopped me, grabbed my arm and said, "You've lost a TON of weight!" Now, I do know this woman, her son was in my class all of last year, so she knew me when I was bigger. I'm not really sure how I feel about that. I mean, sure, I like getting compliments but I guess it depends on the tone of voice and who is saying it. I had two people on the same day tell me I was wasting away but for some reason, that didn't seem to bother me at all. I am just trying to take them as they come and I guess that's all I can do. It's hard having all these people who knew me "then." Because sometimes, while it is nice to receive compliments, it would be even nicer if people didn't always bring up how I used to look. It's funny because I never really thought I was all that big to begin with but, as time goes on and I find pictures of myself...
Ok, so enough with the whining for whining's sake.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

This is from last Halloween!

So, I realized that I haven't posted anything in a couple of weeks, so to satisfy my 2 readers (or is that me being generous?) here we go. Life in my world has been flipped completely upside down. I have no time to breathe let alone worry about my calorie count and exercise. I do think about it in the back of my mind but... I am still losing. This week has been a particularly tough one with a trip to Hersheypark and Halloween and a baby shower at work, so I kind of pigged out all week. But never fear, I am getting back on track! Right now, I am only 5-ish pounds from my goal of 145. Some days I am only 3 but today, it's 5. What are you gonna do? Worry about it? No, just get right back into the game. For a little motivation for myself, I thought I would post a picture of me from before, just so I can see how far I have come.
Holy cow! It's a little scary! This is from 2 years ago!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I am a pound and a half from being in the 140's!!! I can't honestly tell you the last time I weighed that little. Confession time... even though I lost over 50 pounds, there are days when all i can think is "Ugh, my butt is huge!" and "If I could only lose some in my stomach that would be great." Hopefully I will get to a point of reconcilliation with the way my body is and it's how God created me to be. I would really like to reach my goal that is only 7 pounds away and then I want to get my tattoo and after that whatever happens, I won't kill myself to be something that my body won't let me be. I will only go so far, now that I feel better about myself and feel "normal" I'm not going to beat myself up so much.

Monday, October 01, 2007

So, apparently, you can get to a phase where you aren't losing any more weight... the little thing I like to call a plateau. They truly are unfair, I haven't changed my eating and so I haven't been working out as much but still... I want results. According to other people and my clothing size, I still am shaping up because I am down to a 10 in some stores. It's just frustrating.

Monday, September 24, 2007

That fancy "oh-la-la" dress? Too big! I love this!!! Seriously people, let's be excited!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

So, last night I went to try on clothes at Old Navy... and I was a size 10!!!!!! I have never, ever, to me recollection been a 10. That is just amazing. Now, sometimes I do worry that it is happening really fast but when you think about it, I started this all when I moved out of my parent's house with the healthy eating and trying to work out and I just kicked it up this year. So, really, it's been about a year and a half to lose 50.. that's right 50 pounds and almost 5 dress sizes! I have to remind myself of that since I am a worrier.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

OH MY GOODNESS!! I am actually now a size 12!!! I haven't been a 12 since I was 12! And I am now officially lighter than I was in high school, at 158!! Holy moly, I am the incredible shrinking woman!!!! This whole eating right thing has become so ingrained in my everyday, that even when I slack off on exercise, I still lose! I just need to exercise more for fitness and to tone up!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

This is my "oh-la-la" dress. Can you believe that I only spent 17 dollars on this?

Monday, August 20, 2007

Even though I have lost 40 pounds, that's right... 40, I still see myself as fat. I buy the skinnier clothes, but I just can't seem to see it in myself. The only time I do is when I look at pictures between then and now. I have to put a pic in my wallet to keep reminding myself. Right now, I am 162 and at a little plateau. This is where I have to either kick it up like crazy or stay comfy. My goal seems so close, but so far away...

Monday, July 16, 2007

I LOST 4 MORE POUNDS!!!!! I'm down to in between a 14 and a 16, mostly 14. And my hope is that the 14 will be too big!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I've decided to blog about my exercise and weight loss on here even though no one reads it. It just feels good to post it somewhere and my family is sick of hearing about it. So I don't really know what triggered it but all of a sudden I looked at myself and thought, "Oh my God, I am huge" which is really not a fun thought to have. I had kind of been losing a little bit of weight for a while, a little here and a little there but nothing big. Then I got sick about two months ago and couldn't eat normally for almost two weeks. Ever since then, my appetite has changed and I have become more concerned about what I eat. So I ended up losing about 15-20 pounds theough that whole time (the illness and the month that followed) and somebody at work had started walking and losing weight, so I decided to give it a try. So, I started walking on my lunch break, which progressed to me walking at the park almost every night after work. So far I've lost almost 30 pounds (28 to be exact, but who's counting ;)! ) and I am determined to keep going and do this diet and exercise as a whole lifestyle change. Right now my weight ahs gone from 203 to 175 and my goal is to get down to 150 and possibly even 145 (which would be 15 pounds lighter than I was in high school) by the new year. It has taken me a little less than 6 months to lose 28 and I'm thinking that it should take about another 5-6 for the next 25. Wish me luck!

Monday, May 28, 2007

So, to update again...I hate my job. There has to more to life than this. Where am I supposed to go from here and will I ever find a career that is satisfying?