Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Numbers Game - Statistics edition

I updated my sidebars with a whole bunch of statistics. Talk about an eye-opener.  I'll preface this by saying, I am very happy to have lost 20lbs. That is 1/5th  of my journey. However, an average of 3.1lbs a MONTH is just a leeeeetle ridiculous. I mean, I want to lose slowly but I'm going to have to step it up if I want to meet my goal.  At this rate it'll take me 32 months to lose 100lbs. I'm not on that kind of plan.

I think I just need to step up my physical activity and build more muscle. I also should spend a little longer at the gym. To be honest, the weight I've lost so far has been more from refraining from very bad junk than eating healthy. I don't know if I make sense but it's like, I've stopped going to a lot of fast food places for lunch and I don't buy as much snack food. I haven't really improved what I've eaten by THAT much and I only marginally increased exercise.

Anyway, I'm glad I did this. I think I was patting myself on the back a little too much. I love loseit! because I was able to log in and get a 6 month summary of my weigh-ins and export to excel.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Weighing In

I did my weigh in on Monday. 205.2lbs. I'm happy.

A lot is due to the fact that I couldn't/can't eat solid food because of my tooth. I drank a lot of naked juice and "ate" some custard. Other than that I didn't do much of anything else. Funny enough, I didn't get terribly hungry. I'm able to chew a little bit now but it seems like so much work I'd rather just drink.

Well this brings me to 20.6lbs lost since I started this blog. You know what that means! Time for a picture update. I'm posting side by sides of when I first started versus now.

Some short term goals I have. I would like to be in the one hundreds by November. That is very doable I feel. I have a wedding to attend December 18 and there is a beautiful size 12 Nicole Miller dress that I spent an obscene amount on in my reckless days. I have never worn it and I would love to wear it to the wedding. It's very form fitting and so it has to fit better than "I can zip it up". Finally by next year, I would like to be under 185.

185 was my set weight for about 6-7 years before I gained a ton of weight. So to me, anything under that is "skinny". What I mean is that as an adult, I don't have much experience being under 185. I was around 165 freshman year of college but I never really used to pay attention to my weight then.

Anyway, enough rambling. Here are the pictures. I have lots of other things I want to talk about (fat and dating) but I'll save them for some other post.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

It's been a long time...

Shouldn't have let this blog languish for this long. Thankfully, it's not because I've fallen off the wagon. Last Monday I weighed in at 209.2lbs! I am definitely making progress and I am at a weight where I don't FEEL so fat. I look fat but i don't feel it like i did when i was in the 220s.

I'm 16.6lbs down so it's almost time for a new picture update. Since i've been gone, my laptop was stolen. I just got my wisdom teeth pulled (2) so that wlll definitely help weightloss. The good thing is that this is happening right before my period so it has combated the monthly bloat a little since it's effectively killed the cravings. I don't think this Monday will be anything too great (like a pound maybe) but I expect a great number the Monday after.

That's my update. I see so many others doing well. I'm sad I couldn't join Syl on the 30 day shred challenge. One day I'll be able to do the whole thing!