Weigh-in Wednesday 8.12.15

Hi y’all!

Another Wednesday, another weigh-in. I thought I’d gain or maintain this week because it was my first week not paying for WW AND it’s that time of the month, but look at this!:

"--66.4"

“–66.4”

That’s a loss of 0.4 lbs, yay! It’s not much, but it puts me back in the 160s–at 169.6. I’ve officially bumped down to 27 points a day, which is just one point away from the LOWEST point count per day you can even have in Weight Watchers, 26. So that’s pretty exciting! I did do a great job w/ workouts last week:

Tuesday: 30 min dance fitness
Wednesday: 60 min yoga
Thursday: 30 min walk w/ dog (originally planned on 60 min dance fitness, but I was SUPER sore from the combo of two previous workouts)
Friday: 30 min elliptical
Saturday: 30 min elliptical
Sunday: rest

So, I’m pretty proud of myself! This week I probably won’t get as much, but here’s what I’m planning:

Tuesday (last night): rest, we had a monthly church service where I play viola
Wednesday: 60 min yoga
Thursday: 30 min elliptical
Friday: 60 min yoga
Saturday: 30 min elliptical
Sunday: 30 min walk w/ dog

We’ll see how that goes–so far, so good, but it’s only Wednesday! Hope y’all have great weigh ins–nothing else all that exciting going on here!

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Weigh-in Wednesday 8.5.15

Hey y’all, I almost forgot to post today! Whoops. Here are today’s results:

"--66.0"

“–66.0”

Yeah, so that’s a loss of 2.2 lbs. Nice! I was honestly SUPER surprised about this because I did end up going to GenCon for a night/day, and therefore ate ALL OF THE THINGS and drank ALL OF THE BEER. But I’m pretty sure I’ve lost weight each year at GenCon because of the phenomenal amount of walking that I do, so I’m down with this. Plus I ACTUALLY got back to yoga last week, so that was super exciting. Going back tonight, can’t wait! It’s one of my fave parts of the week.

Here’s a pic of me and the hubs from GenCon, we had a blast as usual, even though we weren’t there for all 4 days this year!

gencon

Yesterday, I took a HUGE step. I canceled my Weight Watchers subscription! Let’s face it, people. I’ve lost 103 pounds over the past 3ish years, and I am basically a plan expert at this point (even if WW doesn’t consider me one or pay me to be one, lol). I am still counting points and tracking everything I eat, the only difference is that I’m NOT paying Weight Watchers to give me an app to calculate points and write it all down–so, I just do it myself. I can pretty much look at anything and guess the point value, being pretty accurate most of the time. Plus, I know how to be reasonable now. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Weight Watchers and am not doing this to hate on them–they helped me lose 103 pounds, for God’s sake! BUT I need to save some $ each month and this is a good way to do it. I’ll still be weighing in once a week, tracking my food/points, and checking in on the blog. I found a site that calculates how many points a day I should be eating, and it’s basically in line with what Weight Watchers told me–so, if I lose more weight, I know when and how much to adjust. Yay!

Hope y’all have great weigh-ins. That’s it for me this week!

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Weigh in Wednesday 7.29.15

Yeah, for whatever reason I just can’t get the graphic for Weigh-in Wednesday to work for me. oh well–I’ll still link up!

Hi friends! Checking in for a very short drive-by weigh-in Wednesday update; here’s what the scale said yesterday:

"--63.8 lbs"

“–63.8 lbs”

Whoopsie, that’s a gain of 2.2 lbs! Can’t say I’m surprised. I had a lot ‘o booze, fried foods, and other sundry not-so-good-for-me items this week, and even though I got back to dance fitness, I missed the gym on the weekend. (This whole YMCA being closed on Sunday thing in the summers is killing me–oh, and they’re only open until 2pm on Saturdays. Found that out the tough way this past weekend when I got there at 2:10pm. DAMN. So, of course, I drove to the store and bought oreos, lol).

At any rate, I am doing pretty well so far this week. Ate ONLY my daily 28 points yesterday, and will have eaten 30 of them today (I had a thing of chips and queso from Qdoba for lunch and will be eating cereal for dinner…SSSOOOOOOO nutritionally sound, amirite?!) So now I am super full but it’s ok.

I am actually going back to yoga tonight (thought I’d go last week but didn’t) and am super excited about it. Ommmmm. 🙂

In addition, here is my latest transformation Tuesday pic:

wiw 7.28 2

I posted it on facebook yesterday and got an outpouring of love and congrats. My friends are the best, and it was just the confidence booster I needed after the gain. It’s all good!

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Weigh-in Wednesday 7.22.15

Hi, everyone!

SO sorry I’ve been MIA for a while! I took my trip to SD the week before last (which was amazing) and then got a sinus infection immediately upon my return last week, so was out of commission for a bit. I didn’t count WW points AT ALL when I was out in SD, I just ate intuitively, and ate A LOT, because I was doing manual labor. I didn’t work out other than a few dog walks last week, so needless to say, I had NO CLUE what to expect on the scale. So, I stepped on yesterday morning and was happily surprised:

"--66.2"

“–66.2”

Since July 1, that’s a loss of 3 pounds! I am SO happy with that. This puts me at 169.8, my lowest weight on my weight loss journey. This is a total of 103.2 pounds lost!!! 🙂 I am really excited about this. I know I’m just BARELY in the 160s, but I’m there, damnit. So I’m pretty excited!

I got back to the gym last night for dance fitness, and it felt awesome. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it’d be, and I felt so great after. Tonight I am going to yoga, yay!

I am thinking about possibly posting the email that I sent to my friend about my experience in SD. It’s really long, but I could include some pictures as well. We’ll see–I may post either tomorrow or Friday. I may not though, so if you are SUPER interested in hearing about it, please email me and I’ll send it to you individually. Not sure yet!

Well, that’s about all the news I have here for now. So far, this summer is like any other summer, yay!

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Weigh-in Wednesday 7.1.15

Hi y’all!

I am having trouble getting the Weigh-in Wednesday graphic to work, so here’s the picture of my scale for this week:

"--63.2"

“–63.2”

Yup, that’s a gain of 2 pounds. I’m not all that surprised as the 4 pound loss last week was pretty epic; I had wondered if maybe I ACTUALLY lost 4 pounds or if that’s just what showed up on the scale. Oh well! I’m not all that upset about this gain. I was REALLY proud of myself this past week for my exercise. I worked out a little or a lot EVERY day of the week except Monday (2 days ago), so I’m really happy w/ that:

last Tuesday: dance fitness
last Wed: yoga
last Thursday: dance fitness
Friday: I ran around campus like a crazy person getting lots of exercise…long story lol
Saturday: took dog on a walk
Sunday: 2 mile walking DVD

Yay! So whatever is all I have to say to those 2 stupid pounds. My clothes still feel awesome, and I feel awesome, and that’s all that matters.

I am leaving on my “work vacation” in South Dakota the DAY AFTER TOMORROW. I am so excited, so ready. I am packed and am ready to get the hell outta here! I took last night off of working out in order to give myself a chill night–I have been pushing myself SO hard lately in preparation for my trip and for working out blah blah blah that I haven’t had a single “couch night” in weeks, maybe even months. So it was really nice. Tonight I have a work dinner, so I’ll miss out on yoga–boo–but I will try to get to dance fitness tomorrow night, as I think it’ll help me sleep better the night before my trip.

So, I won’t be checking in next week for weigh-in…but I’ll return the week of July 13th for a post and a weigh-in update; I’ll be doing quite a bit of manual labor out west so hopefully that’ll help. I am thinking that I’m not even going to count points while there because it’s kind of like cafeteria style food and I will have NO clue how to count point values…so I’m thinking that intuitive eating is going to be the way for me to go. Plus, I won’t have my phone to track points on my app, and I’m too lazy to write it down. So, we shall see! See you all in a couple of weeks!

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Weigh-in Wednesday 6.24.15

Hi friends!

Pretty Strong Medicine

Sooooo, I just realized that I didn’t post last week–so sorry! I’m not sure what I was up to, but I guess I was just busy and forgot. My bad! At any rate, last week’s weigh-in was the same as the week before, so I didn’t gain or lose. I was kind of sad because I had gone to a bikram (hot) yoga class and it was hell so I was expecting to lose, but it was also TOM week so there was that. So, I didn’t know what to think when I got on the scale this week. Wow. Just wow.

“–65.2”

OK, that says –65.2. If you’ll remember from my last weigh-in, I was at “–61.0”. OK, THAT IS A LOSS OF 4.2 POUNDS, PEOPLE. I haven’t lost that much weight in I don’t know how long. I think it was a combo of some different things:

1. Hot yoga class on Saturday, June 13–holy CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP IT WAS AWFUL AND I WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN but every experience has value and so I am glad that I did it. I mean I guess you can say that I “did” hot yoga by lying on the ground for 70% of the class..lol, yikes. Never again. I think I probably sweated a pitcher of water–no joke.
2. Last week was TOM week, so I was probably holding some water weight.
3. I think that I have been over-estimating the amount of activity points that I am earning for certain activities. When I was heavier, it took more effort for me to do a 60 minute dance fitness class then it does now, so I just can’t count the same amount of points that I’d been counting 65 pounds ago. So, I conservatively estimated my activity last week, and ate within those bounds. So, I think I earned something like 20 activity points (vs. what I would’ve counted as 33 the week before) and ate those plus only 13 of my weeklies. Guess it paid off!
4. My willpower has returned. I think it’s the fact that I finally got back to my normal hatha yoga class last Wednesday night and it felt SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD. Can’t wait to go tonight.

At any rate, that puts me down to 170.8. ONE FRIGGIN’ SEVENTY, PEOPLE. I am so close to the 160s, I can’t even believe it!!!!!

In addition, I must mention that I am not angry at my bff Rachel for taking me to hot yoga. We had a BLAST on our hangout together, and I love her so much!!!! Here we are lookin’ all cute:

Awwwwwwww besties

Awwwwwwww besties

OK, that’s it for now. I will be able to post next Wednesday, but not the Wednesday after–I will be in Pine Ridge, SD for my service trip!!!! Hope y’all have great weigh-ins, happy hump day!

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Weigh-In Wednesday 5.10.15

Hi, y’all!

Pretty Strong Medicine

I am SO sorry I didn’t post last Wednesday! We had an all-day, off-campus office retreat and I wasn’t near my computer at all that day. So, I completely forgot to play catch up on Thursday! At any rate, last week I GAINED 1.8 lbs. Womp womp. I had known it was going to be bad because of all the booze I’d had and because of lack of exercise, PLUS my stomach bug the week before contributed to my 2.8 loss. Oh well. Here are this week’s results:

“–61.0”

That says –61.0, I promise. Lol sorry, I know it’s blurry! At any rate, that’s another gain of 0.6 lbs this week. Once again, not surprised; I ate Marv’s (my college town’s greasy famous food place) TWICE this weekend, as it was my 5 year college reunion. BUT, at least I can say that that will only ever happen every 5 years! I also had more booze than normal…I think that is what my downfall has been recently. The food willpower is better than it has been, but ever since the weekend at the cabin, I’ve not been able to reign in the alcohol consumption. It needs to stop! In addition, it’s spring/summer…so there are all sorts of special evening things that don’t happen during the school year, like picnics and barbeques and work banquets–the list goes on. That means two things: one, I eat terribly because the willpower isn’t as great as it once was, and two, less time to exercise. Ugh. So I need to get my shit together and get back on track. Honestly, I’m at 175, and I feel REALLY good about that, but I’d like to be down in the 160s by the time Disney rolls around in December. That’s totally doable, I just need to get it together! (And yes, true confession time–I was doing so well yesterday and planned on working out after our church service last night, and then we went to Dairy Queen and I got a mini Jurassic Smash blizzard. Oof–at least it was mini, lol!)

I’m not going to be down on myself, though. There’s no reason for me to waste precious energy by agonizing over choices I’ve already made. Plus, I had a couple of NSV’s this week. Last summer, I bought a pair of green (faded-type green, not bright green) shorts from Goodwill in a juniors size “19.” I had NO idea what a juniors size 19 was, but I bought them because I held them up and they kind of looked like they might fit. When I got home to try them on, there was NOOOOO way they were even getting up past my thighs, basically. Well, the other night I pulled them out of the back of my closet–lo and behold, THEY FIT PERFECTLY! So that was pretty exciting. Also, everyone at my 5 year reunion was like OMG YOU LOOK SO GOOD. So that was pretty awesome. Here are some pics!

The Delta Gamma chapter facility, where I lived 3/4 years on campus!

The Delta Gamma chapter facility, where I lived 3 out of 4 years on campus!

DG house

DG house

Sigh. We had the best selfie bathrooms.

Sigh. We had the best selfie bathrooms.

Picking up a theme here? (Our symbol is the anchor :) )

Picking up a theme here? (Our symbol is the anchor 🙂 )

Oh yeah, this happened too...ugggh but it was so tasty

Oh yeah, this happened too…ugggh but it was so tasty

Isn't it breathtaking? :) I miss college!

Isn’t it breathtaking? 🙂 I miss college!

Pretty

Pretty

Some of my DG sisters :)

Some of my DG sisters outside our beautiful house 🙂

Marv's day 1--the famous

Marv’s day 1–the famous “Garlic cheeseburger”

Marv's day 2--Chicken fangers!

Marv’s day 2–Chicken fangers!

Aight, hoping for better results next week, BUT I’m getting together with my college bestie in Indy and we are going to tapas! I EFFING LOVE TAPAS! But it’s the only night of the week I plan on having alcohol, so maybe that will help??? Ugh. I’m ready for a normal week! (/ I need to just suck it up and abstain from booze!!!!!!) Hope y’all have great weigh-ins!

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