Back to Work

Posted dresa on June 18th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

I am back on my diet and exercise regimen. I am down 7.4 pounds after a week. I’ve lost another 0.7 pounds between yesterday and today. I think daily weigh-ins are going to keep me on task and in line. Hoping to be down to my goal weight by September. I am dedicating the entire summer to this efforts. Diet, exercise, grad school. Rinse and repeat. I’m gonna do it this time!


Stalled

Posted dresa on March 7th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

For the last few weeks, I’ve been hovering between 177 and 176. I started running with the Couch to 5K program in the hopes of busting through this plateau. Time will tell!


Back again

Posted dresa on February 17th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

It’s been a busy couple of months, and I’ve neglected this blog. Back to work after Vegas and a couple of beer pong events. Last weekend I was part of a 6v6 beer pong team that won the East Coast Championship! We took home $4200, $700 each. And then, last night I won the coed tournament with my partner. Feels great! I am presently at my lowest weight, 177. I hope to be at 170 by the end of March at the latest, hopefully I’ll be in the 160’s by then. Feeling great, the diet is still very manageable. Enjoying life to the fullest.


Size 8 Jeans!!!!

Posted dresa on January 22nd, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

This past Saturday I fit into size 8 jeans! Something I haven’t done for as long as I can remember. I’m so excited and determed to keep my progress up. Full speed ahead!


Back to It

Posted dresa on December 19th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Back from training where I managed to stay on plan and continued losing, though the loss has definitely slowed. I’m currently at 183-184, the scale is being a little finicky at the moment.

When I started, I plotted out my ideal weight loss on my google calendar. This upcoming Monday, I wanted to be at 180 lbs. I probably won’t hit that since this Monday is also when my TOM is slated to hit, but being within 3 - 4 pounds of my goal 6 weeks in is certainly encouraging.

I will start back up with weights tonight, easing into working out again. We leave Friday for Vegas, so between now and then I’ll be busy working on a plan to stay on track while on vacay.

I will enjoy myself, but in moderation. I don’t mind if I put a couple pounds back on, but I don’t want to backslide as I enter 2013. I know I can do it!


Away

Posted dresa on December 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

I’m an hour away from home M - F of this week and M - Thurs of next week for work training. Luckily, the dining area has a vast assortment of food, and something that I can have for breakfast, lunch and dinner that is diet compliant. My only worry is that I may be eating more portions than I would at home. Time will tell (or rather, the scale will tell) when I get home Friday night. I’ll adjust accordingly.


Finally!

Posted dresa on December 1st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

This morning,  I was down 2.5 lbs after being stuck for a few days during my period. The weight is moving today, Yay!

I also went ahead and ordered 3 pairs of jeans online on Black Friday. Sizes 12, 10, and 8. It took a lot to step out in faith and buy those 8’s!!!

I was comfortable in a size 14 just this month. I just tried on the size 12 jeans and they fit great! I’m so excited!


Stalled

Posted dresa on November 29th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

My weight hasn’t moved since Monday, when I also hit that time of the month. I’m trying to be patient, but it is definitely frustrating. I’d like at least 3 pounds gone by Monday the 3rd, but I know that’s asking a lot. :/ Fingers crossed and no weigh ins until then. I just get more frustrated.


Post Thanksgiving Thoughts

Posted dresa on November 25th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

I was mostly good on Thanksgiving, I had 1 glass of wine and some blue cheese on my lettuce. We went to Chima and had a protein heavy Thanksgiving. My official weigh in for the week is tomorrow, but as of now I’m 187, which is 4 pounds lost for the week. Hoping I lose another pound so I can boast a total week 2 weight loss of 5 pounds.

I’m staying super on plan today. I also got my official Ideal Protein supplements and will be taking them diligently. I am feeling amazing, I managed to stay on plan while on a day trip to Atlantic City. It felt really good to be so disciplined.


Goodbye 190’s!

Posted dresa on November 21st, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized | Comment now »

As of this morning, I weighed 189 pounds. This is a huge milestone for me, as the lowest I’ve weighed in the last 3 years in 188, and that’s after 2 months with a personal trainer. I am determined to never see the 190’s again.

My reward for passing 190 is a mani-pedi, which I am in desperate need of anyway and will enjoy. My results thus far have motivated me to stay on track both during Thanksgiving and for whatever comes after.

Roasted Cauliflower is still a favorite. At some point this weekend, I’ll make some baked recipes I’ve seen on the Ideal Protein forums at 3fatchicks.com.

My husband and I are taking a day bus trip to Atlantic City to play some Texas Hold ‘Em poker. I’ll pack myself an IP compliant cooler with goodies for the day to ensure I stay on the straight and narrow path to weight loss.