Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A year in photos

525,600 minutes... How do you measure, a year in the life?

How about... a side by side comparison of Valentine's Day 2008 and 2009?

2008: 215 lbs 2009: 189lbs

And a body shot, which I totally avoided just one year ago:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I think I find myself at another plateau. The first one happened at the 199-201 lb range. It seems to be occurring again at the 188-190 lb range.

I am up this week 0.9. My eating was acceptable and my exercise had increased, so I expected a small loss this week, but to have a gain has me wondering if it's a plateau. This marks the 4th week in row that I am withing a 3 lb range, unable to push through.

Last time I found myself in this predicament, I added exercise. It seems like the right prescription again. I won't be adding anything to me routine this week with the possible relocation occurring, so I have time to decide what to add. I'm thinking some good old fashion cardio will do the trick, since I have been focused on circuit training lately.

As for my weight, I'd rather it be plummeting off this stinkin' plateau!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Life is crazy!

In addition to the effort I am putting in to live a new healthy lifestyle, I am also attempting the following:
-Plan a surprise 50th Birthday party for my mom and 75 guests in June
-Plan an engagement party for 140 in May
-Plan a wedding!
-Move in the next month (as soon as someone is willing to rent our apartment, my fiance an I are out of our lease and moving- we already had 3 people to see the apartment in 48 hours!)
-Find a project at work or risk losing my job (I'm a consultant so I have to find open projects through my company. The problem is that with the economy in the crapper, there aren't any projects!) On the plus side, I think I got an offer today ::fingers crossed::

I wish I could put more effort into this blog lately. At least my effort in the weightloss department is paying off. I am down 1.7 this week, to put me solidly in the 180's!

I'm not necessarily complaining about my life, but it sure is hard to find enough time in the day to give my all to the many demands right now. I hope everyone else is managing better than me!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Body Love

I've been doing so much (too much!) complaining about my body lately. So, today when I was changing to my exercise duds I was pleasantly pleased with the shape of my legs. They've always been slim because I am top heavy, but the definition is amazing- Thanks 30 Day Shred!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Checking In

I stepped on the scale yesterday to be slapped in the face with a 190.0lbs. I weighed myself 3 times in vain, hoping for a dip into the 180's again. I feel foolish for celebrating the 180's prematurely.

My poor boobs are really feeling the effects. I might as well not wear a bra at this point; it isn't doing anything! I haven't lost a cup size yet, but I have lost many inches around my chest so the straps and back closures are all stretched out from wearing them when I was 220lbs+.

For everyone's sake, I hope I am solidly in the 180's next weigh-in.....

Do your boobs hang low? Do they wobble to and fro?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feeling saggy and sad

My weight has gone back up this week: 1.8lbs to be exact (well, not exactly).

I exhibited poor eating habits this weekend during the Superbowl- taco dip and homemade crumb cake were the offenders this time. I neglected to track my points for the past week, and I managed an unimpressive 2 workouts. I didn't exactly expect a loss.

On Monday, when I usually weigh in, I forgot to do it before working out and eating dinner, so I did it after and the scale said 191.6. I shrugged and decided to weigh myself tomorrow after work and count that weigh in as official. Well, Tuesday rolled around and I went out to meet up with a girlfriend right after work for a pedicure and dinner. Again, I ate dinner and tried to weigh myself when I got home. The scale said the exact same thing, so I guess we'll be going with that number. This means that I am NOT in the 180's exactly.

I'm glad I always hold off on buying myself rewards until I am firmly in the new weight decades. So, I am still wearing my broke down boulder holders and it sucks a big one.

Monday, February 2, 2009

My Current Existance

I wanted to let you all know what I have been up to lately....

My life has been consumed by wedding planning and I need to refocus on my health. I hope to increase my WW tracking and exercise this week. I'll you all know how it goes...