Weigh-in Wednesday 3/25/15

Weigh In Wednesday

Linking up w/ Heather and Erin again for WIW! Short and sweet this week:

"--59.0"

“–59.0”

That’s another loss of 0.6 lbs! I am and have been losing in 10ths of pounds for a long time now, but that’s a-ok w/ me…they add up! I’m down to 177 pounds now. Yippee! Only FOUR more pounds to go until I hit my one hundred pound loss now!

I did a great job with workouts despite being in Atlanta this weekend. Plus y’all–I ate fried cheesecake AND lost weight. It is possible! Hope you have great weigh-ins…I’ve gotta run!

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Quick NSV

Hi friends!

This weekend I took a SUPER quick trip to and from Atlanta for the National College Fair yesterday. I was really looking forward to seeing how much of a difference I saw with the seatbelts on the plane, so I snapped a pic on my first ride. People, look at this:

seatbelt

I know it’s kind of at a weird angle, but you can see that I have quite of bit of “extra” seatbelt that I pulled to tighten. This is not even all the way tightened, and I have a jacket on, so there’s that as well. Can you believe it? Here is a list of things that amaze me about plane riding and how it has changed for me since losing almost one hundred pounds:

1. Seatbelt: when I flew at 273 pounds, I could BARELY buckle the seatbelt. There was no extra material at all for me to tighten with, and it was basically cutting circulation off the whole time I was in flight.
2. Room: I feel like I have SO MUCH ROOM in the seat. At 273 lbs, I was constantly worried that I was touching the person next to me and/or making them uncomfortable. I know that a lot of that was in my head, but it was a real concern to me. Now, I can sit in my seat comfortably without even really coming close to “touching” the person next to me w/ arms or legs.
3. Leg room: Y’all–I can CROSS MY LEGS on a plane. And this is the most comfortable position for me! Isn’t that incredible? I could never dream of doing that at 273 pounds.

Flying is an effortless thing to me now; when I was really big, I DREADED the idea of flying. I was always terrified that people would see me coming toward them and that they’d be PRAYING that I wasn’t the person next to them. I know that that isn’t always the case and that not all people are that judgmental, but you have those thoughts when you’re 273 pounds. Now, when I walk on a plane, I feel confident knowing that I will be comfortable and not have to squish anyone or strain to buckle a seatbelt. What a wondrous NSV!

Well, that’s it for me now, just wanted to share 🙂 Hope you all have a great week, and see you for check-in on WIW!

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Weigh-in Wednesday 3/18/15

Weigh In Wednesday

Good morning, friends! Super short weigh-in Wednesday blog entry, as I am super busy at work. Here we go!:

"--58.4"

“–58.4”

Yep, that’s a loss of the 0.8 pounds I gained last week, yay! So, I’m back to my lowest weight ever on this weight loss journey, 177.6. 🙂 Yippee! Feeling good, y’all. I am traveling for work this weekend and will be on a plane, so I’m excited to see how much looser the seatbelt is this time around! (Last time I flew, it was in October 2014 to Colorado for work, and I was 11.6 pounds heavier!). Life is so much better on a plane when you don’t have to worry about asking for a seatbelt extension, or being uncomfortable the whole time. Just one of those lovely NSV’s!

Well, that’s it for me. Started this week off strong w/ a 30 minute elliptical session last night followed by 30 min of strength training on the machines at the Y. Happy Wednesday! It’ll be the weekend before you know it!

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Weigh-in Wednesday 3/11/15

Weigh In Wednesday

Hi friends! Can you believe it’s another week and time to link up w/ Heather and Erin for WIW? Not only that, IT’S THE MIDDLE OF MARCH?! It is craziness. I had a pretty good idea I’d gain this week after the poor food choices I made (ice cream and movie popcorn for dinner Friday night…no regrets, it was AMAZING) and the lack of exercise in general. I did manage a biggest loser DVD, a walking DVD, and then some time on the elliptical at my hotel in Cincinnati on Friday, but that’s still not my normal amount. Hopefully, this week will be better. At any rate, here we are:

"--57.6"

“–57.6”

That’s a gain of 0.8 lbs, which I’m not upset about. I was thinking about when the last time I gained weight was, and I had to look at my chart on this blog–um, it was NOVEMBER 19TH. That is almost 4 MONTHS without a gain, and with mostly losses. I am incredibly proud of that, and it makes this little blip easier to overcome.

I’ve missed going to the Y the past two weeks–through my employer, I get a free Y membership as long as I swipe in 18 times over a 10 week period. With how much I went to the Y last quarter, that was no sweat (haha exercise reference FTW!), and I reached the 18 in maybe at most 5 weeks. So, last week was quarter break for the students–(we don’t get that off)–, so I took some time away from the Y since my “swipes” don’t count until this week. I’m looking forward to going back to the Y starting tomorrow night!

It is right around this time 2 years ago that I seriously re-committed to Weight Watchers. In that time, I’ve lost 83 pounds, for a total of 95 or so pounds. I have gained MUCH more though, including healthier lifestyle habits, a love for what exercise does for me (note I don’t say a love of exercise, lol), and a crap ton of self confidence. I couldn’t be happier with where I am right now, and I’m not gonna let this measly little eighth of a pound bring me down. It’ll come off in no time!

Hope you all have wonderful weigh-ins this week! Until next time!

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Weigh-in Wednesday 3/4/15

Weigh In Wednesday

Good morning, friends! I can’t believe it’s time again for Weigh-in Wednesday! I thought sure this week that I’d either maintain or gain, so was happy to step on the scale and see this:

"--58.4"

“–58.4”

That’s a loss of 0.6 pounds! I’ve been losing in 10ths of pounds lately, and that is perfectly fine w/ me. Slow and steady is the way to do this! This puts me down to 177.6 lbs. I can’t believe it! I’m only 4.6 pounds away from a 100 pound loss. Pretty amazing!

I thought I was going to maintain/gain this week because I didn’t do as much working out–I was at a conference Wednesday, Thursday, and part of Friday. However, we did quite a bit of walking around downtown, so that helped I think. BUT I had WAY too much fun on Thursday night, and quite a bit of alcohol, so I really thought I’d gain. But I guess the time I put in at the gym before I left for the conference really helped to counterbalance everything else. I even went into NEGATIVE points this week, with –18 at the end of the week. I hadn’t done that in a long time, so I was sure that I wouldn’t lose. So I was pleasantly surprised!

I’ve been really proud of myself this week for saying no to sweets or carbs that I’d normally eat–fairly easily! At the conference, there was a huge 2 layer frosted piece of chocolate cake set at our table for dessert one day at lunch. I didn’t even touch it! (And I’m glad I didn’t–coworkers said it was really dry). In addition, there was a big ‘ole basket of rolls to go with lunch, and I didn’t touch those either. I had a roasted chicken breast and asparagus–and I didn’t eat the scoop of risotto type looking rice-ish thing. On another note, we jokingly call February “cake-uary” in our office, because there are literally 5 birthdays in our office that month (including mine). I said no to 3 out of the 5 desserts we had, and I thought that was pretty good. On Monday, a coworker made homemade blackberry cobbler for my boss’s bday, and even though that and the ice cream looked GREAT, I hadn’t planned for it that day so I said no. I said no when it was busted out for dessert at lunch yesterday, too! It was all a lot easier than it used to be, and I’m so happy about that. Now, those oatmeal scotchies that I made this past weekend were a different story, lol….

Lately, I’ve noticed that I’ve been consistently losing when I eat MORE than I think I should. I’ve always known that you have to eat to lose, especially when you’re very active. Sometimes I wonder if I am underestimating how many points I’m “burning off” in the gym because I’m too afraid that if I overestimate, I’ll gain. But perhaps that’s not the case–lately the scale has been showing differently!

In addition, last night I did the 30 minute Biggest Loser Bootcamp DVD again when I got home to get it out of the way. I preheated/put dinner in the oven during the workout, so that it was ready as soon as I was done. I have been trying to work more fish into my diet, so we’ve been eating it once a week. This time, I went for a frozen parmesan crusted tilapia (I didn’t want frozen!) because the store was out of fresh. It was just ok…nothing like fresh tilapia with a little bit of oil or butter and some seasoning, though!

I hope you all are having good weeks and have good weigh-ins. I am sorry I haven’t been blogging consistently, but I just don’t have the time at this time of year. I will ALWAYS check in for Weigh-in Wednesday though to stay accountable! There is nothing like accountability to help with weight loss! 🙂

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