Weight Loss Results Week #19

Ok so…I am late again this week on my update.  I forgot it was Wednesday on Wednesday but then I realized it was Wednesday but still thought it was the next day…so hence no update Wednesday. LOL  This is the first week of school and I’m still getting adjusted to my new schedule of getting kids to and from school, homework, feed children, feed husband and self, baths, laundry, feed the dog, and in all of that Wednesday was forgotten. LOL

I weighed in on Thursday morning and was a comfortable 181.  Glad I didn’t see any weight gain.  With my pants falling to the ground incident I was surprised to see no more weight loss.  I need to take my measurements to see what’s going on there.

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Having a Problem with Weight Loss…

Pants on the Ground

Pants on the Ground

Ha!  It’s a good one to have!

This really happened to me last night.  As I was walking into the living room I thought to my self, “Hey my pajama pants are slipping I think.” At that exact moment, I had just walked into the room where my husband and son were playing a video game, and the pants fell to the ground before I could even react. My husband guffawed out loud and my son sat there staring at me with a horrified look on his face. He’s probably scarred for life. (Yes, I had on my under-pantaloons….)

Embarrassing moment, yes.

Lost enough weight that my pants literally fell off me, even better.

Good problem to have.

What is and What Was

Well, today was to be my triumphant return to the ballet studio.  It was supposed to look a little something like this…

Imma ballerina

I imagined what was to be the reality was sliding my legs into my tights, pulling on my leo, and neatly pinning my hair into a bun.

What is the reality of today is having breakfast at Waffle House with my husband (always a win) and honestly trying not to think too much about ballet classes that I was supposed to start today.

I couldn’t let this day go by without a word.  I had to acknowledge it.  Can I take a sentence and stomp my feet and acknowledge the hurt of not starting ballet classes and having a moment to mourn?  Yes, I am 38 years old and feel like whining like a kid that I can’t take ballet classes.  OK needed a little perspective there…because now I am laughing at myself.

In all of this, I have realized how important ballet has become to me because it’s not just prancing around a studio pretending I had the flexibility of my 13-year-old self… It’s reaching into that place deep inside, that can only be put to action through the sweat of my brow and the strength in my muscles pushing through a tendu.  It was part of my life I packed away thinking I could never let that out as it could only be a young girls dream.  You can’t pack love away…it may get buried but it never leaves.  Those of us who have been touched by the depths of ballet know what I am talking about.  It can’t be explained only experienced.  Now that I have had to pack it away for a little bit longer somehow it won’t go back into the box the same way it came out.  The thing is, I don’t want to pack it away…I want it to stay out and to dance.

ballet swan

 

OK, I can’t spend time wallowing….I do have spectacular news!  My husband has found something bigger and better than before and will be starting back to work in a few weeks!  Yay!  I am SO proud of him.  It really is a blessing and we are SO thankful.  I now need to find something for some “cushion” and things will be smooth sailing.  So ballet classes are on my horizon….just need to get that horizon within reach.

daydream

Inspiration in the Small Things

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Ok the quote is not mine but it really means something to me.  I created this meme for the lovely blogger at Advance and Never Halt.  She is the rightful owner of this quote and I wanted to put it to picture.  I hope she likes it!  Thank you AGAIN for the inspiration. 🙂

Weight Loss Results Week #18

Well, I did not gain nor lose poundage from last week…still 181.  Given my son had his birthday this past weekend and there was cake and ice cream abounding..not too shabby really.  Plus weight will fluctuate some.  I did have several days at 179 and 180 which is so encouraging.  I received some great weight loss advice last week too.  Thank you SO much to my awesome readers and for taking the time to write me.  I do appreciate it.  Sorry I have been a bit distant lately…getting my son’s birthday prepped and other life events, it’s been wild here.

I know the blog has been a lot about weight loss lately and this is a ballet blog and I do have some ballet things in the works…stay tuned!

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Weight Loss Results Week #17

OK, I know this post is a day late but it is NOT a dollar short!  I have been sitting here all morning with a silly grin on my face being very pleased if not a little bewildered.

So, on my official Wednesday weigh in day, I came in at 181. Sorry I didn’t post, the day just got away from me yesterday. That’s one pound down from last week.  Not bad right? Could have been worse…not really exercising and my eating habits are not as healthy but not bad either and have been watching portion sizes mostly.  I have been good on resisting the urges for just binge eating or eating the really bad stuff.

I usually weigh myself every morning so I can see how my weight fluctuates.  I have been really happy since this morning!  This morning I weighed in at….. 179!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I broke the 180 barrier!

Look it's a plane wearing a tutu while breaking the sound "barrier"!  Haha!

Look it’s a plane wearing a tutu while breaking the sound “barrier”! Haha!

Why am I bewildered?  When I ate really clean..drank mostly water…exercised a lot…I was gaining weight.  Now I am so-so on all of that and it’s coming off.  What is up with that?  Something is off when I think I am eating better.  I need to evaluate what I was doing with my food and determine if it was “good” after all for helping with weight loss.  This is the time I wish I had a nutritionist to help me out because some of this food stuff just confuses me after awhile.  I want to know what works for fueling my body and what doesn’t.

Anyways, this is awesomeness in my world of weight loss right now.  I needed a good boost!

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