I’ve Moved..

on to other things.  Check out my new blog at http://upstairsroom.wordpress.com

Truth is that the weightloss thing wasn’t really happening anymore.  But I still want to write.  And I am still very interested in hearing about you, I am still reading your blogs :)

Huma

No Change

176.0 lbs again this week.  I’ll take it as a success, as it has been a very difficult week.  I did see 174.0 lbs flash on the scale on Tuesday, but it was massacred by some eating of delicious things including italian egg custard tarts.  My friend brought them over yesterday, and I’ve eaten 2.

So another thing I figured out is that exercise will make this process go a lot faster.  On Monday I had a service appointment for my car. I had to walk from the car dealership to home, and again back to the dealership to pick up my car, the walk was maybe 20 minutes each way, but the results were huge on the scale.

Sarah (Round) pointed out that there is 10 weeks left until my sister’s wedding.  If I aim to lose 1.5lbs a week, I can lose 15lbs and get to 161 lbs. That would be amazing, so I think that this is going to be my goal weight and I will aim for that. It seems realistic and doable, as long as I put in the effort.

Weigh In

176.0 lbs.

I intend to weigh in every Friday, and I need to see some progress.. my sister is getting married January 2nd and I want to look good at her wedding.

Still Going

Well, it’s been over two weeks since my last post.  Usually when I disappear like this it is because I am not doing so well.  However this time, things are different (FINALLY!).

My weigh in today is 176.2 lbs.  Things are moving in the right direction.  I do have some help from God these days as it is Ramadan and I am fasting from sunrise to sunset.  However, that doesn’t always translate to weight loss.

The days are long, so I am eating around 8pm and then again before sunrise at 4am.  There is not very much movement in between, and often times people if they are not careful about what they are eating, actually end up gaining weight.  I’m trying to be careful to avoid the regular fried delicacies this season brings on like samosas and pakoras. I’m also having a good healthy breakfast at 4am of a banana, yogurt and granola.  This seems to keep me full for the day and I don’t find myself struggling to keep the fast.

This is a very spiritual time of the year, so I am increasing my prayers and remembrance of God. This is making me feel much better about myself.  I think having a good relationship with God helps you in your day to day life.  I feel protected and secure, my anxiety about things has lessened.

Many of you have moved your blogs off of 3FC, and I was thinking of doing the same thing, however, I was thinking of changing the focus from weight loss alone to a mish mash of everything that I think and care about.  I find that spending everyday thinking about weight loss was weighing me down (no pun intended).  There is so much more to me, and I am at a time in my life where I really need to figure out what I want to do next.  I’m having trouble focusing and I think if I had the opportunity to write freely about all things it would help me find my true passion.

I’m still experimenting so stay tuned for the link and eventual move from this blog to the next.

Weigh In

I was supposed to weigh in yesterday but didn’t get a chance. The official numbers are in and yesterday’s weigh in was 180.8 lbs.  This meets my goal of a 3lb loss for the week.  The even better news is that today my weigh in was 179.6 lbs.

I’m back in the 170s.. and so my friends, this is a crucial week.  This is the week that I have to make sure that I stay in the 170s and keep going down.  This is the week where I have to ensure that I don’t self sabotage for the 80th time since I started losing weight.  The hard part is that I did eat badly today, but luckily for me, the day is not over.  I have until next Tuesday to ensure that I lose more.

My goal for this week for my next weigh in on August 17th, is to lose another 3lbs and get to 177lbs.

Back in Action

I didn’t want to write too soon, because there have been numerous false starts but I think I might be on a roll now.  After my last post, I gained, and gained.. on my birthday I was 179, and I went up to 184 lbs.  With a wedding, birthday party and brunch things went horribly bad in the weight gain department.  I was 184lbs on Tuesday, and since then I have been working hard at getting those numbers down.  I’ve been eating alot better, and exercising.

Tomorrow will be one week since I’ve started getting my act together. Overall I had mostly good days with the exception of last night when I went to my Mom’s house for dinner. I plan to weigh in tomorrow morning. I’m hoping for a 3lb loss.

Setting Realistic Goals

Today’s Weight - 178.0 lbs

I want to really set some goals for myself, and serious ones. Ones I WANT to achieve.

My birthday is July 26th, and I want to be at least 175lbs on my birthday

August 31st - 169.9 lbs

These to me look very doable.

Exercise goals - work out 2-3 times a week.

Today was not a very good day food wise, I have eaten well pretty badly all day.  I took the kids for a picnic with some friends and we had sandwiches for lunch, and then I came home and ate a chocolate pudding. Not really clean eating for someone trying to lose weight.

Then I started reading some of my older posts, and could totally identify with how I was feeling before and still managed to get myself in a losing mode.  So today I am back to it! Wish me luck :)

New Scale New Beginning

So, I haven’t written in awhile.  My scale was acting up and I couldn’t figure out my weight.  Although that shouldn’t be an excuse for not writing, it is my excuse for letting things get out of control.  I weigh 179 lbs.  I really have to get things back into check, before it goes out of control.

Some motivation right now would be great.  But, that boat has sailed, so now I need to rely on commitment.  Although my commitment to losing weight has been, well, non-existent in the last 6 months, my commitment to maintenance has been steady.  I have stayed in the low to mid 170s for at least a year now.  I need that back, and fast.. after all there is ANOTHER wedding I have to go to in 2 weeks and I need my clothes to fit!

Down and Up

So on Friday, the day of the wedding, I was a shocking 171.4 lbs.  I went to the wedding wearing the outfit I wanted to wear and I looked pretty damn good.  Then in my typical self-sabotage way, I gained back the weight and then some.  I’m delaying my weigh in for a day just to see if I can control some of the damage.

Spring Focus - Late Week 2 Report

The final number for week 2 was 173.6, a gain for the week.  I weighed the same thing today too.

Food has been challenging, exercise has been challenging.  I’m not motivated or committed to losing weight, and I just can’t find that drive that I used to have. I’m trying at the minimum just to stay the same. If I can lose all the better.  I am just so frustrated with myself.  I had hoped to be 169 for tomorrow when I have to go to this wedding.  In the grand scheme of things, I know 4 pounds isn’t going to make it or break it, but it is about reaching my goals.

We have another wedding next Friday too, so I’ll aim for 169 for that day and try again.