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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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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Weight Loss Results Week #16

Not too much to report here this week, I weighed in at 182.  Really, I am quite content with where I am this week given the developments in my life.  I did give into what I labeled as “Carb Fest 2013” on Sunday…and really…I felt so gross afterwards and my body did not like the crap I put into it. Overall it wasn’t a huge quantity of food thankfully.  I felt like my body was fighting me back for what I did to it. Like “Hey lady what’s the deal? We had a good thing going on down here and now you decided to pull this %#@! on us?  Well let’s see how you like this gas pain here and here! Bwahahahaha!!!!” Regardless of the stress, even on “Carb Fest 2013” day I was not as bad as I would have been prior to living healthier.  I have only allowed my one day of stupid eating and made myself realize why I was eating and what I was eating and making myself be more cognizant in my food choices.  Having the strength to push back on those old crutches of handling stress has been good.

Working out has been a little more of struggle but I am getting better each day.  I got a great workout in at my son’s karate class yesterday. His instructor allows the parents to walk/run when the kids are and to follow along with their conditioning exercises.  I was really proud that I did at least 50 push ups and sits up each…plus other exercises.  I even out did my hubby on some things. Now THAT felt great!

So, I am not beating myself up for no weight loss this week because in the perspective of everything one pound gained is not a tragedy…I’m cutting myself some slack because of what happened last week and allowing myself some time to work through those feelings but not resorting to food as a coping mechanism.  Using food that way has NOT helped me in any way and really made things worse in the past.  I am proud I did as well as I did because my initial reaction was to eat and eat and eat mindlessly.  I cleaned my house instead. 🙂

This pretty much sums up how I am on an “eating day”….very proud of myself that I recognized it and stopped myself from going full force!

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Weight Loss Results Week #15

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I did it!!!  I made it to 181!  This was a hard-fought weight loss week too.  I had a bizarre spike up to 185 – and I was eating well and exercising.  I did very little cheating.  So I was a bit perplexed – maybe water weight?

I have continued to keep working out and I am seeing results from that too.  My ankle is stronger.  My flexibility is really coming along.  I am on my way to having my right and left splits!  My husband says my legs look more toned and that my clothes are getting looser and looser.  Over the past two months I have lost 7.25 inches off of my body.  That was awesome to see.  I was a bit blown away that there is 7.25 inches less of me.

OK, so my next goal is to lose 6 more lbs in the next 4 weeks.  That would put me at exactly 20 lbs lost since I started the blog.  I can do that.  I am so motivated my ballet classes are starting in less than 4 weeks and the finish line is coming up on the horizon.  I know I wanted to be at 40 lbs down but that ended up being a little too aggressive for my abilities.  Losing 20 lbs would be stinking awesome!!!!

Don’t forget to venture over to my Facebook page to keep up with my workouts and other ballet randomness I throw over there through the week.  Haha!

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Weight Loss Results Week #14

This week I have remained at 182.  So no weight loss nor weight gain.  I expected this result although I was really pushing to get to 181.  I fully expect I will next week.  I have gotten into a good routine and rhythm of my eating.  I am slowly winning the battle of the late night eating habit having found some good alternatives to help me quell those urges. I am getting more motivated to workout more.  I am working hard towards working out 5 days a week plus doing stretches and my foot strengthening exercises everyday. My left ankle has made some great improvements and I am able to go on relevé with little discomfort.  The mystery broken left pinky toe is healing and I have finally been able to wear closed toe shoes in the past few days.  Yay for sneakers again!

Why the surge of new motivation and energy?  I got a fire lit under me when I decided the actual date of when I would be starting ballet classes.  So each movement, each leg lift, each stretch I know is bringing me closer to that day.  I can’t wait!  Gotta go workout now…

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Weight Loss Results Week #13

Not much to report this week.  I logged no weight loss nor weight gain.  Granted that I was a total slacker in the working out department this week and there may have been a visit to Golden Corral and some large yeast rolls *may* have been consumed. 🙂  I am glad I didn’t log weight gain at least!

I have been working hard on strengthening my ankles and I have got to get back to my workouts.  I feel so much better when I do but I tend to let my day take me away and the next thing I know I’ve got dinner, kids, baths, karate, and it’s 10pm before I know it.  Need to schedule myself out better.  Now that the kids are home for summer break and I do a lot of tutoring with them during the day plus just the everydayness of everyday I have been challenged in getting the workouts scheduled.  Must get on this!!!  So, lesson learned this week and on to the next!

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Weight Loss Results Week #12

Courtesy of the Interwebs

Image Courtesy of the Interwebs

I’m feeling good about my weight loss and I feel like doing a happy dance!

I weighed in at 182 today!  I have now had three weeks of consistent weight loss, which has been the best I have had since I started.  So yay!

I also took my measurements and I have lost 6 inches since I started taking my measurements.  WOW!  This past week I lost 2.5 inches alone.  I think I am more pleased with that than the weight loss itself!  I think the difference was that I started to get back into my workout mode.  The toe is better, still tender, but I can do my workouts…more on that to come.

So, today is a good day…a happy dance day!

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Weight Loss Results Week #11

I had another good week and this gentle momentum feels good.  I weighed in at 183 today.  I am inching closer and closer to the 180 threshold.  I was pleased I still logged some weight loss despite the celebratory nom-noms I had this past weekend for my birthday.  I was a good girl and only bought one of those mini-cakes from Publix so I wouldn’t be tempted to eat, oh let’s just say half the cake.  It was perfect for a small slice for me and then to share with the family and friends and be done with it.

Working out has still been a challenge for me and I haven’t done my work out video in several weeks.  I have continued to do strengthening exercises with my therabands for my ankles which has really helped my left ankle that had a bad flare up recently.  I still can not go on relevé on my left foot because of the tightness in the ankle but it is feeling better and looser.  My right ankle on the other hand is acting like a champion and thinks it’s ready for the Mariinsky stage LOL.  I recently ran over my left foot with a shopping cart and ended up with a seriously painful boo-boo on my pinky toe.  Walking proved very difficult for days and it still hurts.  I thought at first the toe could have been broken with a hairline crack, and I think it may still be, otherwise it is severely bruised.  I had to walk on the inside of my foot for days which made my left calf  feel like a lead brick and I am sure has added some tenderness in the left ankle too. Shoes were something I could barely tolerate, I’ve been going in my socks as much as I can.   Thankfully each day it has logged improvement.  I see myself sidelined by a pinky toe and I want to go en pointe?  I need to definitely take more care and get stronger.  How I keep getting these ridiculous injuries is concerning but also it attests to my physical fitness – I need to get some!  Ballet classes are less than two months away and that will certainly be a wonderful contributor to increasing my physical fitness.  I can hardly wait!

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Weight Loss Results Week #10 – Half Way Point

This week I weighed in at 184!  I lost one pound from last week.  I am pleased!  I feel like I am knocking on the door of going below the 180 threshold.  While I was wanting to be at a different number at the half way point of my weight loss this summer, I am feeling good about where I am today.  I have lost 11  lbs in the past 10 weeks!  Some days and weeks were much harder than others and some weeks the weight just drained off like water.  I wish more weeks were like those!

All in all I am feeling great about my weight loss and looking forward to my ballet classes that will be starting in 8 weeks!!!!

Here’s another update to throw in here.  Remember my post on taking my measurements? I have lost 3.5 inches over the past month too!  2 of those inches are from my waist alone.  I am SO glad I started taking my measurements.  That feels awesome!

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