Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Been a while...

Ok, I know it's been a while. I need to get back into blogging daily (or as close as I can) about my journey and my weight loss.

Here I am today
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I was actually at 203.5 on Sunday. I really want to hit or get under 200 by my birthday, 2/6. I think I can do it, just need to stick to my guns.

When I look back at 2010, I lost pretty close to 50 pounds. I could have lost more, I probably should have, but I lost 50 pounds. I weigh so much less, look so different, feel more confident. It's 50 freaking pounds, that I am no longer carrying around on my body. Insane. A few more pounds and I've lost two of my son's weight. Crazy.

I am still in a size 16, but can fit into some of my old size 14 clothes.

I am working out on the elliptical 3-6 days a week. I try everyday, but then there are late nights or something happens and I get about 5 in. I've worked out every day since Saturday so far.

I downloaded the NutriSystem App to my phone to help me track my weight, water and exercise, I love it, and easy.

On the elliptical, it has these pre-set workouts. 20 minutes that burns 275 calories. I'd been doing that but moved to the 30 minute workout last week. I burn 550 calories on that one, wow! It's kicking my behind, but in a good way and is only getting easier.

I'm finally moving on from my miscarriage. I wasn't healing like I should and ended up needing a D&C on 12/23 which sucked. However, it did the trick and my body has finally moved on and healed.

I think that's all for now. Perhaps I'll get brave and post a picture at some point.

Friday, November 12, 2010

So.... finally ready to say it...

Bad news:
I'm not pregnant anymore. We went in for our 8 week ultrasound and there was no heartbeat. I was devastated. First miscarriage. I took the medication for the miscarriage last Thursday night since it wasn't happening on it's own. I'm hoping to be pregnant again soon. I'm trying to look on the positive side of things, whatever side that is. I can continue to lose weight, and can get in better shape. We got our elliptical the day after we found out so I've been using that and feeling really good.

Good news:
Getting rid of more weight!

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Yeah! I am down to 207.5. During the few weeks I was pregnant, it dropped to 208 then after the m/c it jumped up to 214. I fell off the wagon for a bit there and just didn't care. I then stopped and thought, crap.... this will be the end if I can't stop this. So I did. I'm back down to 207.5, fairly quickly. I think a lot of the weight had to do with the m/c and that's why it went down so quickly. Whatever the case may be, it's down. Plus I'm trying to do 20 min a day on the elliptical. My husband told me that I should try for 5 days not 7. I told him if my goal i 7, I'll do 5. I'll naturally miss days, like Wednesday night when I got invited to a girls night last minute and got home after 10pm. But then there are nights like last night that while my son is eating dinner, I can jump on an do 20 minutes.

We got the elliptical from Costco and I'm loving it. It has the iFit technology, which I'm not using yet, but will. iFit are little memory cards you can stick in the machine with pre-setup workouts. However, before I get those, the machine has a few workouts already set-up. There are two based on calorie goals, 275 and 525 (i think). I've been doing the one for 275 calories in 20 min. It automatically changes the resistance and tells me the goal for the rpm so I'm running hard, then medium, then hard... it's great. Love it.

I think my next item to wish for is a weight set.

I'm so excited that I've almost gotten rid of 50 pounds! FIFTY POUNDS! Holy Cow! That sounds insane! My son is 27 lbs so it will almost be like two of him. And he feels heavy just one of him.

I'm finally starting to feel smaller when I look in the mirror. I even had to go out and buy new underwear. I'm hoping to hit the 50lb mark by the end of the year, or by the middle of the December. (Unless I'm pregnant!) :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Long time no.... anything...

So it's been a while, and a few things are going on. First...

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I weighed in at 209.5 yesterday!!! Woo hoo!! I am so excited.

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Yeah... pregnant... I'm sooooo excited. Right now, I'm due June 8th, 2011.

I was so nervous at first. I was so excited to be pregnant, but so frustrated that was just getting going on this weight loss. So I called up my doc who helped me with the weight loss. She said, eat like I have. Eat healthy, eat well. If I gain, oh well; if I lose, oh well; if I maintain, oh well. I need to be prepared to be ok with whatever happens. I have a new OB and he right out told me nope. You need to gain 20-25 pounds then start the weight loss over. WHAT? Are you kidding me? I just lost 41 pounds. So I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing and my body will do what it will do.

I've already lost like 3 or 4 pounds. I was 215 at the doctors two weeks ago. I go in again on Wednesday so we'll see what he says. I've had morning sickness and can't keep full meals down. BLAH. I already have heartburn. I didn't have ANYTHING with my son so this is ALL new. Hopefully that means girl??? We'll know in about 9-13 weeks! I'm 7 weeks as of yesterday.

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More to come!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

213.5 again

I weighed myself today. I am still at 213.5. I am fine with that, better than 215 again! :) I'm still holding out that I will be 210 the morning of our flights next thursday.... we'll see.

It's been hot where I live so I've been wearing more skirts and dresses at work. I think I've worn fatty jeans and a fatty top everyday for the two years I've worked here. My boss came in and saw me in a skirt today for the first time and mentioned that I looked good and looked good in a skirt. That she doesn't see me in skirts and dresses much and it looked nice. That felt nice. I'm starting to fit into clothes that I haven't even looked at in 3 years. My mom this morning even commented that she's enjoying seeing clothes on me she hasn't seen in a while.

She went shopping with me this weekend. For the first time in ages I wasn't shopping at Lane Bryant or the plus side of Fashion Bug. I was at Macy's, in the regular section, looking at regular clothes. I found some cargo pants for our plane trip in a size 16 and a pair of longer shorts in the same style in a size 16. They fit great. My mom was impressed, I was happy. I bought a beautiful blue dress that I'm going to take with me as well.

I can't wait for my in-laws to see me and see how much weigh I've gotten rid of. I do hope I can say "40 lbs" when they ask how much. But "just about 40" is good enough :)

This is going to be a fun trip :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I know I shouldn't...

but I weighed myself again today.

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I weighed in today at 213.5. So it seems that every 5 or 10 pounds I hit a plateau and then once I get off of it, I lose quite a bit. I feel good. On my way to getting to 210 by Sept. 9th!!!


Goal #1:
221 lbs by May 31st, 2010
Hit goal on 7/2/2010
(yeah June was tough)

Goal #2:
210 lbs by September 9th, 2010
Hit goal on 10/19/2010
(not too bad)

Goal #3:
200 lbs by December 11th, 2010