Monday, February 24, 2014

Weigh In # 8

I DID IT!!!! I reached my goal on my birthday. My goal was to be in the 152's and I just weighed in and I am 152.4. YAAAAY! Finally! I reached some sort of goal and I am so happy. My goal for next week is to be 150.4 and than hopefully the next weigh in after that I will be finally be in the 140s. I will be so ecstatic!

This week I plan to go hard at the gym. I ate good last week but my butt did not hit the gym once, mainly because I was still sick and hacking up a lung but I am sooo much better than I was last week so I cannot make anymore excuses. I also plan to start using my lose it app again because I honestly haven't had much of an appetite so there really isn't much to track.

I need to get back to the gym, mainly because I haven't been in a week and I fear that I will stop going altogether because that has happened in the past. What has NOT happened in the past is that I have hit 152! I haven't seen that number since...I don't even know when I have ever seen that number HA and yes, it is not all about the number but it is nice to know that hard work is paying off.

I have about 12 more lbs to go to reach my goal weight and I'm guessing I can get those 12 lbs off (and keep it off!) by the end of April? Close to warmer weather and when I hit my goal weight I will finally buy a comfortable bathing suit that I feel confident in (finally).

Well, it is my birthday so I'm going to get going and plan for a fabulous day!

Happy weigh in everyone!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Weigh In # 7

I have lost 1.6 lbs due to the fact I was pretty much sick the whole weekend and haven't had much of an appetite besides drinking lots of fluids. Even the smell of bacon yesterday made me nauseous. BACON? of all things. HA

That puts me at 153.6 which I am alright about but I fear that once my appetite comes back I'm going to go kinda crazy...(i'll try to keep it under control) I guess the good thing about this is that I can work towards hitting that 152 mark by my birthday which is next week. 

I sadly, had to quit Diet Bet because since it had started on Sunday I just felt that I would not be able to perform as well because of my being sick, even though I was still technically losing weight. I didn't want to lose the weight the wrong way by not eating and not exercising. I wanted it to be the right way. SO after I am finished with this stupid cold, I will be joining another Diet Bet. Come to think of it, I don't even remember the last time I worked it out. It must have been last Thursday because Friday is when I started feeling like poo.

Starting weight: 159.6
Current Weight: 153.6

Happy Monday Everyone!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Weigh In # 6

YESSSS! Finally a result that I am happy with :)

My weigh in this morning was 155.2!!!!! That is a 3.8 lbs weight loss. I actually do owe it to the Lose It app because I have tracked EVERYTHING that I put in my mouth and it has made me more conscious of portion sizes and how much I eat. Like I mentioned in my last post, I don't think my lack of weight loss was because of exercising because I had gone to the gym 3-5 times a week. I think it was solely on the fact I ate too much - which I now know how to change that problem.

SW - 159.6
CW - 155.2
Last weeks Weight - 159.0  

My goal is to be in the 152 range by my birthday (24th) that means I have 2 weeks to lose 3 lbs. I am hoping it could be done as I want to lose 1.5-2 lbs each week.  Also next Monday is when my diet bet starts so I know I will try extra hard so I can win some moolahhh while also losing weight :)

This left picture was taken January 12 & the right picture was taken this morning - almost a month difference and I can already see a change in how my tummy looks :)

Hope everyone has a great Monday!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014


On Wednesday I started tracking my food on Loseit and I had realized when I put in all my food for the Wednesday that I was over my caloric intake for the day, which I was surprised by that. After that, I have been below and I feel great! I have been drinking lots of water and working out regularly. I know it is not my weigh in just yet (tomorrow) but I checked the scale today and it said 156.2 so I am SO CLOSE to the 155 mark. I put in my workout for the day and will continue to eat really healthy so I can HOPEFULLY, FINALLY hit that mark for tomorrow! please oh please!

I start dietbet on the 17th and my first weigh in will be on the 16th. I did not want to join than start "dieting" I wanted to actually be in the groove of "dieting" beforehand so that I didn't feel overwhelmed and frustrated. I finally feel I have found my push for weigh loss. In January, I felt like I was working hard at the gym but hardly seeing any results and I honestly think it was because of my eating habits even though I thought I was eating fairly well.

Now, that I know of a way to see a change in my weight, I am confident that I will see a change. I am trying not to think about numbers as much but its pretty because that is what I want to see is a decrease in my weight. I feel healthy. Well, healthier than I was several years ago but I have been wanting to see a certain number in my weight and for right now, that is essentially what I am working hard for.

I can't wait for the weigh in tomorrow!

Lets see how it goes!

Good night everyone

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weigh In #5

Weigh In did not go as planned. After my 4 day recovery, I got on the scale and to my dismay had shot back up to 159.0 BUT i'm ok with that - I just do not get it. I have been drinking so much water, watching my portions, going to the gym and if not the gym than I was jogging outside so what is the deal?!

I guess the reason I am not so worked up about it is that I know I have been doing well. It is not like I had been sneaking cookies, pie & cake after my workouts or doing anything I am not happy with or regretted. I do know that my jacket feels a lot looser now so that is kind of weird that I gained weight (apparently) but still feel like I lost weight. WHAT GIVES?!

SW: 159.6
CW: 159.0

So back to the drawing board! I did not feel like going to the gym or jogging and so I did a Biggest Loser Cardio Workout. DAMN, I forgot how much of a workout that dvd gives a person. Sweat was going into my eyes, that is how much I was sweating. After the 45 minutes, I could hardly stand BUT I was happy I got a workout in before I left for work.

ALSO, I joined dietbet. If you don't know what that is than search I bet 10$ that I can lose 4% of my body weight in a month so roughly seven lbs. I wanted to start off with a small bet and maybe work myself higher? Hmm, I don't know. It depends if this works for me or not. I start my weigh in on February 15 but I am still going to do my workout routine before than.

Can I do it? Can I lose 7 lbs in a month? I have only been trying all of January!! This will give me the kick in the pants that I need and hopefully be a little more strict on working out hard and how much/what I consume on a daily basis.

I am basically trying to do whatever I think will help me lose weight. If betting my money helps me reach my goal than so be it. I am willing to try anything EXCEPT go on a specific diet to do so. I want to stick with just being accountable and eating foods in moderation as well as portioning my meals instead of restricting myself.

I know I can do this.

This will be the ultimate test.

Diet Bet here I come!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Bathing Suit 2014

My motivation for sure! I also like the high waisted bikini bottoms. This is my summer. This. Is. My. Summer. I want/will be confident in a bathing suit this year. Yaaaaas