This is my weight loss life on Tumblr. I've always known what to do, but never had the willpower or support to really do it right. With everyone's help, I will get there and make a change that WILL be Good. My starting weight was 280 lbs. I've just broke the 235 barrier; I have no idea at this point what my UGW is. I just know that this is a long journey, and I'm making progress every day.
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Last Week: 227.4
Sunday 6/17/12: 223.8
Total Loss to Date: 56.2 LBS :)
Life if good. I stayed home Friday, and as a result, I drank a shit load of green tea and water. I think this helped a lot because I was retaining some water. I ate good this week but I didn’t work out at the gym and I’ve GOT to get moving again. Tomorrow begins Kelsey’s two day orientation at UCF, and we will be doing a lot of walking, but I still need the structured routine of the gym again. I’m paying for it - need to use it!
Last Week: 228.2
Sunday 6/10/12: 227.4
Total Loss to Date: 52.6 LBS :)
Last Week: 230.2
Sunday 4/15/12: 226.2
Total Loss to Date: 53.8 LBS :)
This was a really good week. I ate right and didn’t drink too much alcohol (which I have found to be a major catalyst in how my weight loss goes). I didn’t work out much, but I did today, and that’s a start. Work has been busy, but I shouldn’t use that as an excuse, but when you are working 12-15 hour days for days/weeks on end all you want to do is go home and veg. Which is also why I have posted on Tumblr of late. Trying to do better.
Last Week: 230.8
Sunday 4/1/12: 229.2
Total Loss to Date: 50.8 LBS :)
50 POUNDS GONE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!! Man, that feels good. It’s been a long time coming, but I really feel like I’m on the right track again and I’m feeling really happy about life. The last couple of months have been a struggle, mostly because I was not working out and because I had gotten a little too complacent as to what I could get away with food wise. Now I’m back on track on both fronts. And you know what? I get RESULTS! Amazing how that happens. :-)
Last Week: 233.2
Sunday 3/18/12: 230.8
Total Loss to Date: 49.2 LBS :)
Only .8 away from 50 pounds lost. I’m really looking forward to that. I’m going to have to work hard this week to work off the beer that I drank yesterday at St. Patty’s parties. :)
Last Week: 235.0
Sunday 3/04/12: 233.0
Total Loss to Date: 47 LBS :)
So, I’ve decided that I’m moving my weigh in day back to Sunday. I originally moved to Wednesday when I wanted to be able to enjoy my weekend a little without thinking about a weigh in at the end of the weekend. Well, I think I’ve come to the realization that without really intending to, I was “enabling” myself to be a little more indulgent over the weekend that I should have been.
That stops now. I am behind in my 2012 goals and that is just not acceptable to me.
Last Week: 235.0
Wednesday 2/22/12: 235.0
Total Loss to Date: 45 LBS :)
This is the “weirdness of the scale” edition. I got on the scale, and it showed 235.0; I always weigh twice to make sure, and when I got back on it showed 230.2! Knowing that wasn’t possibly right, I got back on again and it showed 231.9. Uggh. So after 6 different tries, and 6 different results, I figured I would just call it a draw…
Last Week: 235.8
Wednesday 2/15/12: 235.0
Total Loss to Date: 45 LBS :)
Wow, progress has really slowed to a crawl. No excuses, though - it’s me. I do so well and then something interferes (i.e., business travel, personal travel, holidays). But, that is life and need to learn to deal with it a little better.
Last Week: 237.8
Wednesday 2/01/12: 235.8
Total Loss to Date: 44.2 LBS :)
I’m pretty ok with this.
Not so much because of the actual number, but more because I feel I’m continuing to move in the right direction. I started January at a higher weight than I ended it - so that’s forward progress. I have also really evaluated some things that I’ve been slacking on in the last couple of months and have re-committed myself to doing better. Next week will honestly be challenging though as I have another short business trip (Mon thru Wed). I’ve already asked Kelsey to help me out by texting me every few hours to make sure that I’m drinking my water!!
Last Week: 235.0
Wednesday 1/25/12: 237.8
Total Loss to Date: 42.2 LBS :)
Well, the fact that this post was actually easier to post due to the fact that I gained exactly what I lost last week, doesn’t make this sting any less. I knew this was coming though. Too many business meals this week, and a very nice, but heavy, dinner last night. While I’m not thrilled about having moved backward, I do know that this is temporary and I plan on being back on track at next weigh in. Every month that I end the month at a lower weight than I started, is still a victory in my opinion.
Last Week: 237.8
Wednesday 1/18/12: 235.0
Total Loss to Date: 45.0 LBS :)
YEAH!! I am truly happy about this. With all that has gone on this last week, this could have been bad. But it isn’t! I ate well this week. Wow, what an amazing concept - if you stick with a plan, it really does work!
Last Week: 239.4
Wednesday 1/11/12: 237.8
Total Loss to Date: 42.2 LBS :)
This is good! My weight loss may not be happening at lightning speed, but I’m ok with that. Over 32 weeks, I’m averaging 1.3 lbs per week. For a woman of my age, and having been obese for at least 80% of my life, I’m perfectly happy with this.
Last Week: 239.2
Wednesday 1/4/12: 239.4
Total Loss to Date: 40.6 LBS :)
Totally expected this as I ate well and drank A LOT on New Year’s Eve!
Last Week: 243.2
Wednesday 12/28/11: 239.2
Total Loss to Date: 40.2 LBS :)
FINALLY!!!!!!!! I have been playing around with the 5 lbs. between 245 and 240 since November 16th. Way too long. I can’t tell you how happy I am to finally be rid of the 240’s. Gone FOREVER.
Last Week: 240.8
Wednesday 12/21/11: 243.2
Total Loss to Date: 36.8 LBS :)
Yeah, um. Never mind.
Last Week: 242.8
Wednesday 12/14/11: 240.8
Total Loss to Date: 39.2 LBS :)
Again in striking distance of being able to say goodbye to the “240’s” forever!
This was a good week. I was much more on track with my eating (and eating out less), so I get rewarded by the scale. Funny how that works, huh? :)
I really, really, really want to be below 240 on my next weigh in. Had another good bit of news this week - my blood results came back and my fasting blood sugar was 106 - very close to being perfectly normal. This is good because it was a lot higher before and if I had kept going I’m sure I would have ended up with diabetes.
Very happy for these results and looking forward to this week.
Last Week: 242.2
Wednesday 12/07/11: 242.8
Total Loss to Date: 37.2 LBS :)
The “You Play, You Pay” Edition
I secretly weighed myself almost every day this week, so I knew this was coming. It was actually interesting to see the changes from day to day. I think this experiment with the daily scale has mostly told me that there seems to be a day delay with me between actually intake and the evidence on the scale.
I ate out *3* times this weekend. And had beer - no light ass beer, but World of Beer beer. So yeah, I deserve this.
So, I’m cool. This will be a better week.
Last Week: 244.0
Wednesday 11/30/11: 242.2
Total Loss to Date: 37.8 LBS :)
I survived Thanksgiving!! I am super excited that I lost weight this week even though I ate old family recipes on Thanksgiving. This gives me a real understanding that I can make this a forever lifestyle! Super Happy Dance…
Last Week: 245.0
Wednesday 11/23/11: 244.00
Total Loss to Date: 36.0 LBS :)
This is a good start to what I expect will be a challenging week. Our family has decided to eat “old style” (i.e. unhealthy) for Thanksgiving, with the exception of the pumpkin pie, which I am making from a Gina recipe. While I will definitely watch my portions, because I’ll be miserably sick if I don’t, I plan on making the same Thanksgiving recipes that have been in my family for 50 years - and enjoying them. That includes turkey basted with real butter every 30 minutes, stuffing *with* sausage, and green bean casserole where the green beans cook with bacon for 6 hours. Yes, I love Thanksgiving :) I think about my Mom during the time when I’m cooking, and those are very happy, but bittersweet memories. She always loved cooking for Thanksgiving - loved making the stuffing the night before so all the ingredients had time to meld before putting them in the turkey. When of my earliest memories was “bathing” the turkey just like a baby. That meant washing the baby, putting on powder (the salt) and lotion (the butter). I tried to instill this tradition with Kristene and Kelsey, but I’m not sure that either of them really thought it was a cool as I did when I was a kid. In fact, Kelsey pretty much hates turkey now after seeing all the stuff that comes out of it and helping me to prepare it! Ah, but good times, none-the-less.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. Remember - this is a marathon, not a sprint. Enjoy your day, and then get back on it on Friday!!
Last Week: 248.0
Friday 11/16/11: 245.00
Total Loss to Date: 35.0 LBS :)
It’s actually only been five days since my last weigh-in, so this is really good. Hitting 35 lbs. lost is amazing to me. Now, each time I hit a new “10” mark (270, 260, 250), I really feel confident that I am saying goodbye to that particular weight forever. I never really felt that way before. It’s a good feeling.
Last Week: 247.4
Friday 11/11/11: 248.0
Total Loss to Date: 32.0 LBS :)
(No, I have no idea what happened to week 22…)
You would think that a gain of .6 would bother me, but, uh, NO, it does not. I was away on business for the week and I ate like a pig and had a lot of wine. So, I can live with this gain. Now the work begins, because I have no intention of having a gain this next week.
Last Week: 250.00
Wednesday 10/26/11: 246.6
Total Loss to Date: 33.4 LBS :)
Now that’s more like it!!
I think I’m liking this Wednesday weigh in thing. This is more what I was expecting. 1.8 pounds love over the total 10 days and that feels good. More like the scale is showing how hard I worked.
I know it will lie again in the future, but for the moment, I’m letting it sing its song.
Last Week: 248.4
Sunday 10/23/11: 250.0
Total Loss to Date: 30.0 LBS :)
Well this is frustrating to say the least. First, up until now, I could proudly say that while I had weeks where I either stayed the same or gained a small amount, I had never gained more that 1 pound in a week. I can no longer say that.
Second, I worked really hard this week. I worked out on schedule and worked harder. I ate well and in a healthy manner. I drank my water. So yeah, I’m frustrated.
It is “that week”, but I don’t really see how that should matter this much. We did eat out three times yesterday because we were touring UCF, but I still watched what I ate. Uggh, this really sucks.
I’m highly considering changing my weigh in date. I work really hard long hours during the week and the only time I spend with my family is on the weekends. I do not want to stop being able to go out just because I won’t have time to work off a 3 oz portion of steak from Saturday night. But changing my date also feels a little like cheating to me, so I need some critical advice.
Wow, this is really getting to me today.
Last Week: 252.0
Sunday 10/09/11: 248.4
Total Loss to Date: 31.6 LBS :)
NOW we’re talking!! This was a good week in a lot of ways. I watched my sodium levels this week and I think that really helped - thank you to everyone for all the wonderful advice on that. I even weighed myself yesterday because I was going out for a big dinner, only to get back on the scale this morning to find that it was even better than yesterday! Yeah, this is good!
Last Week: 251.8
Sunday 10/09/11: 252.0
Total Loss to Date: 28.0 LBS :)
Well, I’m a little bummed honestly. First, I thought I had stayed the same this week, until I logged in and realized that I had actually gained .2 lbs. Certainly not a lot, but I think this week really suffered from lack of working out. I did have a couple of things off plan (a small ice cream sundae at a work celebration) and a chicken salad sandwich on regular bread, also at work. But I guess that, in combination with only working out 1x was enough to derail my progress a little.
I also think that I’m in a little bit of a plateau, although I’m not sure why. This feels plateau-ish, if that makes any sense at all.
That’s ok. This will not affect my motivation to keep going at all. In fact, I worked even harder today at the gym and feel really good as a result.
Last Week: 252
Friday 10/02/11: 251.8
Total Loss to Date: 28.2 LBS :)
So, here’s the deal. Normally, a .2 loss after all of the food that we ate of vacation would mean that I am dancing. So, why am I not? Because of Tuesday, when I got on the scale after getting home and I weighed 247. I know I was on track the entire rest of the week, so what gives?
I remember reading someone’s post a while back (I think it was @House-Of-Bones) and she was talking about scale loss as a result of alcohol dehydration. Could that have been what happened to me?
Anyway, any loss is a good loss, and I am still very happy that I didn’t gain weight after vacation. I also did measurements today and lost another 1 1/2” in the last month, so that’s positive. I plan on getting my workouts in this week and I know that a better measurement is coming next week.
Last Week: 255.4
Friday 9/23/11: 252.0
Total Loss to Date: 28 LBS :)
I’VE REACHED MY FIRST GOAL WEIGHT!!
I have managed to shave off 10% of myself. After the last few weeks of sort of lower than stellar movements of the scale, this was a huge victory.
I weighed in early because we are going away for the weekend and I won’t be around my scale until Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, WW won’t seem to allow me to enter my weigh in until Sunday, so I’m only sharing the great news with all of you!
10% - Damn, that’s cool
Last Week: 255.8
Sunday 9/18/11: 255.4
Total Loss to Date: 24.6 LBS :)
Well, I was hoping for a much better week than this represents on the scale, but ah well. It’s that time of the month again, so I will just keep up the good work and hope for a better outcome next week. I’m still moving in the right direction, and that is what counts.
Last Week: 256.6
Sunday 9/11/11: 255.8
Total Loss to Date: 24.2 LBS :)
Well, not a big loss, but still a loss!! I’m good with this because I am still showing forward progress and I’m still finding this relatively easy to navigate.
Although I’m still craving Taco Bell
I had a good workout today, and plan on good workouts this week, so I’m hoping that will help my progress. Either way - its all good because I’m feeling great!
Last Week: 257.8
Sunday 8/28/11: 256.6
Total Loss to Date: 23.4 LBS :)
And…. drum roll please …., Saturday weigh in WINS!
So in the end, while last night wasn’t quite the eat/drink fest that I thought it was going to be, it did have an adverse affect on how I did this week. So, I’m using yesterday as my weigh-in. That may not be totally above board, but hell, I going with it anyway! I’m happy with how I did this week.
BTW - even if I went with this morning’s weight in, it still would have been a loss - just a much smaller one.
Last Week: 258.0
Sunday 8/28/11: 257.8
Total Loss to Date: 22.2 LBS :)
Well, this hardly counts, but I’m still COUNTING IT AS A LOSS! Thank you for the really fancy scale that I bought that goes to tenths of pounds. I can still feel that I accomplished a little this week. I’m sure this is a result of the wonderful, yet high calorie, lunch and dinner that I had Friday, not to mention the margaritas. You play, and you will pay! So, all in all, I’m not at all unhappy with this.
Last Week: 262.0
Sunday 8/21/11: 258.0
Change: -4 FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Total Loss to Date: 22 LBS :)
OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!! I got a message from WW when I logged my weight that I was LOSING TOO FAST!! Do you know how fucking cool that is???
I know this won’t happen every week, but damn, this is the best. I’ve never lost 4 lbs. in one week before. I really was good this week with both eating and working out, so I’m glad that the scale gods decided to honor my hard work. Later (once I get my ass dressed), I’m going to do measurements because its been a month.
I am so incredibly happy and proud of myself. I can’t stop grinning.
Last Week: 262.0
Sunday 8/14/11: 262.0
Total Loss to Date: 18 LBS :)
I know a loss of negative zero isn’t real, but it makes me feel better not to take away the negative sign for this momentary glitch! :) I figured this was the going to be the result this week - actually was expecting it might be worse - because this was a week of weirdness.
I had corporate finance in town that I had to entertain, so I had multiple lunches that I didn’t pack and dinner out. I’m also learning to expect a non-loss week every few weeks (its starting to be a pattern). So, I’m ok with this. Just means I get back to a more normal routine this week and just be happy that I didn’t have to remove the negative sign entirely!
Last Week: 264.8
Sunday 8/7/11: 262.0
Total Loss to Date: 18 LBS :)
OH YEAH!!! This is starting to feel really, really good. I’m starting to get into a routine of healthy eating and weekly, committed exercise. I can’t tell you how really wonderful this feels.
Last Week: 268.2
Sunday 7/31/11: 264.8
Total Loss to Date: 15.2 LBS :)
HAPPY DANCE, HAPPY DANCE, HAPPY DANCE!!!! This is so amazing to me! I have to admit, I was a little concerned that vacation week would catch up with me this week, and even though I was really good this week, I would have a gain or a smaller loss because it was because of vacation week.
This is good.
Last Week: 267.4
Sunday 7/24/11: 268.2
Total Loss to Date: 11.8 LBS :)
Yes, the happy face on Total Loss to Date remains, even though I gained a little this week. Why?? Because, not only did I make it through vacation, but it’s also the start of a new monthly cycle. Having gained less than a pound under these circumstances definitely feels like a WIN to me!
Now that its Sunday, its back to working out today, and back to work tomorrow. :)
Last Week: 268.6
Sunday 7/17/11: 267.4
Total Loss to Date: 12.6 LBS :)
Posting this really late (even though the date is accurate - did weigh on Sunday) because immediately after weigh-in we started our road trip vacation through the Southeast US. Haven’t had internet connection or the stamina to post until now. :)
This was good, because I have a feeling that I may add some back on after this week. It’s been a week where it was difficult to stay out of fast food places, but I’ve been trying to at least watch my portion sizes. Don’t know how much it will help. One thing I discovered though is that I really MISS HOME COOKING — our “new” home cooking. I’m ready to get home and cook every dish I can find on www.skinnytaste.com :) I miss my yogurt and my ww eggos with Nutella. We’ll be home sometime late Saturday, and then we will have to go out to the grocery store early Sunday.
Last Week: 270.0
Sunday 7/10/11: 268.6
Total Loss to Date: 11.4 LBS :)
This was really good. Again, another week where I felt I was eating in a sustainable manner. I ever had a couple of days in the middle of the week where I dipped into my weekly points, just because I had eaten more often during the day. Since we are getting ready to go on vacation, I need to feel that I can eat outside of the house, and I’m getting there.
Sunday 7/03/11: 270.0
Total Loss to Date: 10.0 LBS :)
Well, it wasn’t big, but it was memorable! (Somehow, that sounds a little like sex talk, but…) This .8 lbs really means a lot to me this week, because this weeks eating felt Normal. It was a way of eating that is healthy and sustainable, and it resulted in a loss. This is the way that I want to feel.
Monday 6/27/11: 270.8
Total Loss to Date: 9.2 LBS :)
This is really wonderful, and I’m very happy! This was on a brand new scale that also measures BMI and hydration levels. Yeah, we aren’t going there on the BMI postings yet! :) I thought I had been hydrating really well, but the readings (taken first thing in the morning) were lower than I would have thought. Mine was about 28 by the way.
So, here’s my question - has anyone measured their hydration levels and were they what you expected?
Week #3 - Almost
Well, today wasn’t spectacular, and it wasn’t a weigh-in. Morning sucked and then my partner in crime didn’t want to go to the gym because of an injury from yesterday. So, we bought a scale for home and I’m going to weigh tomorrow morning. Update to follow…
Sunday 6/19/11: 274
Total Loss to Date: 6 LBS :)
Well, here goes:
Starting Weight: 280
Sunday 6/12/11: 275
Thank God! I was so dreading getting on the scale because I really felt that I had worked hard and was hoping for some results. And I got them!