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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TOTALLY A Scale Victory!!

Take THAT, TOM bloat!! I'm finally down to 180. That's my second threshold!!
I might--MIGHT--even be less than that. I forgot to weigh myself first thing when I walked in and had already guzzled half of my 32 ounce bottle of water lol.
I'm just thrilled. Beyond thrilled. It's little victories like this that really keep me going. I mean. I weighed myself, saw 180, and felt FANTASTIC and pushed myself really hard today. I kept pushing through muscle fatigue when I was doing my weights and I pushed through on my cardio.

Sometimes, I can't believe that I've really lost 20 pounds. That's like 2 and a half babies. I picture different things that weight 20 pounds and I'm like, "That came OFF of me." That is how much less of me there is!! Holy crap!!

Needless to say, I'm in a great mood and I'm shooting for a 178 (or less!) weigh in Monday night for our Biggest Loser challenge at my gym. That'll be a loss 5 pounds for the past two weeks, something huge for me since I was almost embarrassed to weigh in at the exact same weight last time.

Can't WAIT for those new shoes. ;) That's one thing I'll NEVER delay cashing in on!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

So Close...SO CLOSE!

I finally started dropping weight...nothing dramatic but I'm down to 181, FINALLY. SO close to being in the 170's, I'm so excited!!
I had a little treat today, a Dr. Pepper. It was sooooo good but I haven't had any soda in ages...okay, well, since the Super Bowl but before that it was a few months. I also wolfed down a bowl of my auntie's asian curry. Also soooo good. But I needed to eat; I only had a protein shake today on my way out the door to Tukwila. Yeah, looking for work is not fun. Staffing agencies also are not my favorite, I've discovered, but I'll make do with what I get.
Anyways. I've been doing really well though. Tracking what I eat, all that stuff. After I finally started dropping weight, I got a little more lax about what I ate but that's okay. I'm guessing around the time of my period I'll have to just get really restrictive with everything. Otherwise I'll stall out again. It was not fun. Luckily, I didn't have to get weighed in front of everyone.
My exercise routine has been getting a few twists, which is great. Instead of straight cardio, my trainer started me on what she calls, Cardio Challenge. My top heart rate is 180. So I get there and keep it there as long as I can. Then I get back down to about 167. And so on for about an hour. I feel GREAT after doing it, albeit very sweaty. I'm still noticing wonderful things, like running in short spurts (which used to get me out of breath) barely fazes me. I have no pants that fit me properly, it's official. The one pair that would are blown out in the thighs. So now I have two size 12s (Old Navy though, so probably 14 or 16 everywhere else) that come off without me having to unbutton and a bunch of size 7s and 31s that I can't squeeze into quite yet.
My arms won't budge so far but I told my trainer and she's got me doing dips and tricep pulls and all kinds of resistance training for my arms. We can't spot reduce but she says it'll help and she's helped me lose almost 20 pounds so far!
Enough rambling.
Just an update.
Pictures are in order for next time, I think. ;)

Friday, February 17, 2012


I have been 183 for the past TWO WEEKS. Count 'em. Two weeks. In two weeks, I could not lose just 3 pounds. To make it worse, it's now my TOM so my body is hanging onto every pound for dear life and our second weigh-in is on Monday. I don't think I can face going in and having them announce that I'm at the same god damn weight I was at two fucking weeks ago.
Excuse my French.

After I lose these last 3 pounds, I still have 50 more to go. So how am I supposed to get all hyped and motivated when my body simply will not let go of THREE MEASLY POUNDS??

*cries in a corner*

I am still on track for my diet (or lifestyle change, more accurately). I weigh everything, measure it out precisely, I DON'T drink any soda, I eat lean meats and only one portion size when I do. This weekend I just really need to be my own food police. NO sugar. NO processed crap. Just WHOLE grains, LEAN protein, FRESH fruits, FRESH veggies, and absolutely NO SUGAR.
Not even my square of dark chocolate.
So there.