Punching air!

I forgot how much fun rhythm boxing is! Ohmigosh my arms burn like whoa the next day but it’s a super fun work out (at least to me!) I can pretend I’m beating the fat monster back! Cheesy I know, but I can’t let it control me.  Not if I want to get down to a healthy weight to have a baby. And I am expected to have at least 2, possibly 3.

The moms at the bridal shower were going on about being excited to be grandmothers and “you need to have one soon”…  Yeah, well, I’d rather not have a baby at near 300lbs, and I’d rather not move all around the country a couple times either pregnant or with an infant. I’ve accepted the fact that I will not have children until I’m in my early 30s, and that’s okay. Women do it all the time.

Today the little wii man surprised me, and showed me 276.0, which is a pretty significant loss from yesterday. My goal today is just to maintain that, I somehow skipped 277 all together, and am not sad about it. Today is a fruit, yogurt, and oatmeal day, and I’ll make sure to have some cashews or peanut butter to get the necessary healthy fats in. Extra exercise to help fight off the sugar calories from yesterday, and LOTS of water! There isn’t anything a little hard work and determination can’t accomplish 🙂

oh, and a bonus! picture of me opening presents at the shower last night… trying to untie knots that the lady behind me made difficult, because apparently however many ribbons you break is how many children you’re going to have… (inside the bag was a pack of amp for energy on the wedding night (lol), a gift card to applebees, and a generic visa gift card) 🙂

Closing in on Mini Goal #1

That mini goal is the loss of 20lbs. I have 3.1lbs to go to get there. I can do this, and I can do it by the end of next week. By April 22nd. That gives me 11 days to lose 3.1 pounds. And thus take another awful set of progress pictures, but it also means I get to order my charm bracelet! I am so excited. I love silver bracelets.

I’ve added a ticker to the side of my blog, I need to be able to see it. My progress MATTERS. It’s IMPORTANT that I have a visual validation of what I’ve done so far, because I’m not seeing it in my mirror, or in the way my clothes fit. At least not yet. I’ve only lost 5% of my weight, that’s not a significant amount. At least not as far as what I can see. 15 pounds is not “a little bit” by any stretch of the imagination, I’ve picked up 15lbs. It’s a pretty hefty chunk. I like knowing that that chunk is now off of my bones and joints, and hopefully, if they could, they’d thank me for even that minor progress.

Ideally, this time next year, I’d like to be at goal weight of 165lbs. I realize that would take a lot of effort, a lot of will power, no slips and no setbacks. I know that’s not likely to happen, but I’m not giving up on that dream until a bit closer to that time. Realistically, I’d like to see myself entering Onederland this time next year. I have not been below 200lbs since high school, and that’s more than 10 years ago. I would LOVE to see myself close to or AT goal for my first anniversary. I am really making the effort, I want those professional pictures done to make up for the fat wedding photos!

Good luck to everyone today. It’s Monday, regardless of whether you’re losing or maintaining, you’re gonna need it!