Been a while…

Hey folks!

I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted. Adjusting to married life is taking a lot of my energy and attention at the moment… But since I’ve got a few minutes, and hubby is at work, I thought I’d pop in and give an update on the goings on.

On the weight loss front: after a quick gain from the honeymoon, and an equally quick loss of that weight, I’m back down, and just a smidge below where I was before the wedding. Yesterday saw me at 267.2, I’m hoping my noon weigh in will not show much of a gain (I def went over my calories yesterday, but there was a birthday celebration for my husband involved, so they don’t count, right?). I’m hoping all the moving around of cooking all the food and the cleaning of the kitchen sort of negate the calories from the cake. But I did get all my water in for the day… that counts for something right?

On the NSV front: I can wear my rings on my middle finger now, and I can wear my husband’s ring (which is a size smaller than mine) on my ring fingers. ALSO, I tried on the Ralph Lauren jeans… and they fit! so that’s a NSV goal I can check off of my list πŸ˜€

On the marriage front: OMG my husband is a bed hog… I’m not sleeping as well as I used to because he takes his half of the bed out of the middle! haha. I love him to death, but this adjusting to another body in the bed is gonna take some time. But I do love cooking for him every day. For some reason that just makes me happy.

The lack of sleep and the impending TOM visit are likely why I spent 3-4 days stuck at the exact same weight. Got a good night’s sleep and whoosh, there went that weight. It could also be the fact that I like the hubby to eat yummy food, and his definition of yummy and my definition of “diet” really don’t overlap much.

Anyway, I’m still around, and still on track… Just busy adjusting to my role as a wife πŸ™‚ I hope everyone’s having a GREAT month so far!

Also, to close, here is a wedding photo πŸ™‚

Home from the Honeymoon!

Yeah, I’m back. Totally gained almost 7 pounds in the last week, but it was SO worth it. Wedding was beautiful despite the mishaps, the reception was a ton of fun with a delicious food and no issues, and the honeymoon was pretty much perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a better week without sounding greedy.

Here are some happy fun pictures! πŸ˜€

dancing at the reception:

and my rings…

Changed the ticker!

I am down to 271.8! meaning just a measly 2 pounds until I’m out of the “Morbidly Obese” category. I CAN’T WAIT!! I’m sitting here eating my dinner (of spaghetti + chunky garden ragu + seasonings, no meat!, a plain piece of bread, and brussel sprouts) thinking “oops, probably should have worked out *before* stuffing my face”… but that’s okay! I’ll hit up the workout in about an hour or so. And “stuffing my face” is accurate. OH MAN. SO much food in front of me for less than 600 calories. And SO much better for me than the ramen noodles I was craving. Much lower on the sodium, in any case. I think I’ll finish it up with a granola bar so I can have a taste of something sweet, and then chug down some water.

8 more days until the wedding! 2 pounds in 8 days? 1 pound every 4 days.. I can do that. I CAN *SO* DO THAT!

9 days, and 2.1 pounds to go…

The wedding is creeping up, and I’m more worried about the weight loss, than the event! The wedding will be wonderful and whatever happens will happen and be dealt with, I’ve got very little control over that. The weight loss is all on me, and OH MAN I would just be so thrilled to see 269.9 on the scale the day before my wedding. Next Friday. 8 days actually, until my official weigh in before the wedding.Β  I can do 2 pounds in a week. I CAN. I hope…

Weekend over.

My weekend this week was Monday and Tuesday. So, as of now, the weekend is over for me. I generally love having days off of work, however, days off of work mean lots of free time and eating. Yesterday I went over on my calories because I ate for comfort after a fight with the significant other.Β  I didn’t do a horrible horrible binge. Just a spoonful of peanut butter with a bunch of Special K mutli grain crackers. I didn’t even see a gain this morning. So yeah, I like to think I controlled that better than I actually did, but I know I shouldn’t have done it at all.

Anyway, today I went to mom’s. Always a food challenge. While I was there I consumed 8oz light cranberry juice and a small amount of beef jerky, a small plate of spaghetti, a bunch of baby carrots (like a cup), a banana, and a fiber bar. As well as drank almost 1.5L of water. I was there for about 8 hours, so i guess that’s not too awful. A meal and a small snack. I came home and had a half PBJ and a granola bar to end my day, as well as the first 2 miles of “Walk Your Belly Flat”… I would have done more, but my stomach started rolling, probably not good to exercise with a lot of food in the tummy, eh?

Oh well. Day’s over, and I’m tired. Four days of work, Sunday off for church and a Jack & Jill shower for the fiance and I (given by his grandmother and a friend of hers from church) then Four more days of work, and then my vacation time starts for wedding and related festivities. Rehearsal dinner, the main event, honeymoon, and movin the new hubby into my place.

Wedding approaching…

17… well, since it’s after midnight here on the east coast, I guess it’s technically 16… days until I get married. I don’t think I’m gonna make it to 269 like I’d been hoping for πŸ™ but I’m still gonna push like it’s possible. I’ve started using “myfitnesspal” to keep track of my calories, and “hydrate” to keep track of my water (both free apps on the android market).

I like to keep my calories between 1600-1800, higher on the days when I exercise, lower on the days I don’t. Myfitnesspal says I should consume 1770 calories per day (with 3 times weekly 30-minute workouts) in order to lose 2lbs per week. According to my apps (cause lord knows I couldn’t survive without them) I had 1551 calories today, and 81.8oz of water. My water goal is 80oz or more every day. I’m also trying to keep my sodium down, because the doctor said I’ve got blood pressure issues. Though according to my own personal tracking, my blood pressure is rarely over 110/75 (with some spikes of course, as I stress about the approaching wedding).

The next few days of work are gonna be kinda wonky. My shifts until the wedding are as follows: 11a-8p, 10a-7p, 6a-3p, 8a-5p, OFF, OFF, 2p-11p, 2p-11p, 10a-7p, 2p-11p, OFF, 7a-4p, 7a-4p, 7a-3p, 7a-4p, OFF, WEDDING! It’s hard to get into a routine when I don’t have a regular schedule! ugh! At least when it’s 2-11 all the time, I can plan everything out around times all week and things are easy. But this is ridiculous! I hope I can keep on plan… *sigh*

Back to life…

I had a lovely 3 day weekend!! I didn’t lose much weight, but I didn’t gain much of anything either. So, I’m prettyΒ  happy about that! I did exercise quite a bit during my free time, so I’m wondering if the soreness in my arms and upper back from the shape/rhythm boxing is contributing to my lack of loss.

Today was back to my regular schedule, which was nice. I know exactly when I’ll be eating, and what I’ll be eating, so it’s MUCH easier to stay on plan. Hopefully these next few days will see a loss, I really really want to be out of the 270s by my wedding!