Current weight. Yup, I gained some back. There are many reason for that but none of those matter because the reasons all have one root cause…Not Mentally Ready. I was not mentally ready to be 270 anything. I scared myself and subsequently, unconsciously sabotaged myself. I did keep working and I think my body composition has changed greatly, so that is a win. 270 is scary for me because that is the beginning of a big turning point for me. I haven’t been 270 anything in over 5 years and getting back to that represents a huge change.
So here I am nearing the 270’s again and I’m ready. Ready to do this, ready to take that big leap and embrace a new turning point. It’s just a number and I can conquer it!
So I guess I did it! Back in June I set out to lose 19 pounds in 30 days. Well, the 30 days didn’t work out so well BUT, the 19 pounds are gone nearly 5 months later! LOL. But they’re gone And they’re NEVER coming back!
So the First 19 is donnnnnnnnneeeeeeee! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!
See my first 19 post here.
It took a little over a month, but I’m almost 10 pounds down since the last time I blogged. Which honestly isn’t that bad. Something strange happens. Its like I wont show great scale results for 2 weeks at a time and then boom a big (2-5llb) drop. But I’ll take every single pound lost. As long as I know I’m eating fairly well and getting exercise, I’m doing the right thing. Now is the time for me to start adding vitamins and supplements back. I’ve started taking my pro-biotics again and Vitamin A. I’m on the lookout for a good multi-vitamin as well.
It’s been quite sometime since I’ve been in the 270-range. I’m almost in shock. I think one of the biggest hurdles about weight loss or any change is the mental shift. That’s the hardest. It all begins and ends in the mind.
There is a special day coming up for me in 10 days. My goal is to be 275. 273 would be a great goal. But I’d be happy at 275 but will take less than that too! I think when I get into the lower 270’s it will hit me that I’m almost into the 260 range…that’s going to mess my head up! LOL. The lowest I’ve been in my recent adult memory is 260-ish. I would then be on whole new territory. It’s scary and exciting at the same time but I’m looking forward to it. If my past results are any indication, I should be around 265 in the beginning of December. Which is about 2 months away. Part of me wants to end the year at 255, so I’m going to have to put in the word and not let the Holiday’s sabotage me. Or rather, sabotage myself during the holiday season :-/
I can do this, I’ve come so far. I’m PROUD OF MYSELF. This has been a year of transition and lots of it. I’m still adjusting…it’s not easy…but dammit I’M STILL HERE! So I’m going to keep going and keep pushing.
That’s all I have to say for now. Be back for another update in a few weeks!
It took a month, but I’ve lost about 10 pounds since 7/22. Actually, about 1 pound to go to hit the 10 pound mark. My goals would have had me at this weight last month BUT its OK. A loss is a loss and I’d rather having lost in the time frame than gained.
I am hoping to round out the month at 280. About 5 more pounds lost. I’ve doing better with my eating. So hopefully, I’ll be able to sustain.
My stomach is my main issue that is getting me down. It’s like huge. And of course, its smaller than I was when I weighed in at 342, but dang. My core is weak though so I know that is going to be a struggle for me. I am not going to worry too much about it right now. When I hit 270, I’ll see what needs to be done.
So yeah, 285.8. When I started I said I didn’t know what weight I wanted to be. And at 350 pounds, it was really hard to see the forest from the trees. I’ve lost 65 pounds so far. WOW.
I am anxious to get out of the 290s, like I am ready to go!!!!!!!!
My weight fluctuation is within 5 pounds during the day. I only trust the AM weigh in though. But I just don’t want to see two ninety anything on the scale anymore even with a fluctuation. I’m ready to see the 280’s. I’m OK with fluctuations, in the two eighties! LOL Just ready to get down. July was a hard month. I lost but not a lot, didn’t make my goal but not giving up. A picture is worth 1000 words and to see me now and to look at when I began…its nothing short of a miracle! I hope by the end of August I will be posting 280 ish!
Yup, totally wasn’t 290 when I got my scale. No matter, I looked it an felt it. Still working on loosing the first 19. I am not giving up at all. I’ve come too far.
I think I was eating too much, the past week I haven’t been eating totally great but a lot less and each day the scale declines. So I was probably eating more than I should, which sucks! I didn’t think I was eating too much at all. OH well.
Weighed in at 294 this morning. And I’m OK with that. My tummy FINALLY looks like its getting a bit smaller. I figure that I’ll probably lose at at least 100 pounds. My concern…loose skin and more stretch marks. I want none of that. So far I haven’t noticed either. But I’m using creams and doing p90x to tone and tighten as much as I can.
I had slacked drinking my water, etc… so now I’m back on it. A glass of warm lemon water in the AM followed by a glass of water with Apple Cider Vinegar. Followed by a regular glass of water. This ensures I start the day with 3 glasses of water. Aiming for 12 glasses daily. Still walking and getting back on the p90x after a 5 day break. Not taking the rest days this week since I rested enough already!
Last week I ordered a new scale from Amazon. I received notification that is shipped and it will be here TOMORROW! YAYAYYAYAYAY.
My goal for the month is the First 19 in the 200 pound range. I weighed in at 299 at the start of the month. I am hoping and quite confident that I will weigh in at 290.
I laugh because to be excited to be 290 is kinda of funny but when you started at almost 350, it’s kind of a big deal. And, being 290 puts me 10 pounds away from my goal and 10 pounds away from when I started to loose weight more than 6 years ago. When I get to 280, 260 is in clear sight. Which is about the same amount of weight I lost when I started six years ago. This is significant. At 260 I looked awesome and I honestly got scared. I was confused because I looked and felt great but thought I shouldn’t because I was 260. 260 isn’t my goal weight by a long shot but it will definitely be a turning point for me.
So I am looking forward to the new scale, and just want to see 290 on the screen!!
For the first time ever, I looked in the mirror and liked what I saw. It happened yesterday actually but that, I reasoned, was a fluke. How could I like the fat, the rolls, the stretch marks the cellulite, the big tummy and everything that is “wrong” with me. How could I like that?
So today, I got naked it again and once again…I liked it.
I didn’t look past the fat…I see it and I like it. I didn’t look past the tummy, I see it and I like it. Not that I want to keep it around forever! LOL. But this is me, my body is a culmination of my choices. And you know what, yup I’m overweight. And what? I did the best I could with the information that I had and this is me. And I am imperfectly beautiful.
The real work of loving yourself starts from within.
Reading back over this blog. My first post was back in 2009…WOW. I realized that I haven’t been in the 200’s in YEARS.
I came to write a blog about how right now I’m not even feeling like I lost any weight. The euphoria of the first 50 is over and mentally I feel like this is the beginning again. A brief scan of my blog changed all that, I haven’t weight 200 something in a half decade or so. WOW and WOW.
So even though I look in the mirror and see how far I have to go, I am reminded that I’ve come a long way.
It is finished! I am officially out of the 300’s…just by a pound or so. Though I contend I’m probably close to 297 since I weighed in with my shoes on. But the 300’s are gone! And I’m not looking back!
I lost nearly fifty pounds by juicing, eliminating a lot of the processed foods, eating in and eating simple. I also started walking about 2x a day for the past month and a half or so. And get this…i eat fats…olive oil and butter are my friends…in moderation of course just like anything else. I took my blood pressure at one of the machines and I was 119/83. not the best, but way better than it was last year in December. it was super high…but then again i was nearly 350 so that could have had something to do with it!
Now for what I call the “First 19″. The First 19 is me loosing the first 19 pounds in the 200 pound range. I want to loose an ambitious but doable 19 pounds by the end of the month. About 4 pounds a week. I understand that 1-2llbs a week is “ideal” but when you have a lot of weight to loose is actually not too bad. I’m sure my weight loss will slow when i get around 260-270 and I’ll adjust my expectations accordingly.
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