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 #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 #9

This week I feel good about my results.  I weighed in at 185 today, meaning I have lost 10 lbs overall so far.  That’s gaining 1 pound from last week but given the food poisoning circumstances, I am pleased.  I weighed myself through the week and I bounced between 186-185 and for the past 2 days it’s been 185.  So, I feel like these are real results and not an anomaly.  I have been eating normally, not great but not awful either, and steadily getting back into my routine post back injury and food poisoning.  I have really been working hard on curtailing the emotional eating and recognizing when it rears its’ ugly head.  It’s preferred performance time tends to be 9:30 at night.

My left ankle, which is the one I badly sprained last Spring, decided to have a flare up in the past few days. (I guess it didn’t like my back getting all of the attention)  I am not sure why it flared up but I have been wearing a brace on it and it has gotten much better.  So today will be the first day I return to working out since my back injury.  I feel it is ready and since my workout is very low impact, my ankle will do fine.  I will be wearing the brace AND my new ballet flats for the first time.  YAY!

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Made My Fat Cry

This is my shirt after working out yesterday but not the same shirt from the post here.  Ok, a little gross I admit, BUT I love seeing how hard I worked.  I made my fat cry!  Plus, this is a shirt I have never really worn.  I got it on a super sale at Target like three years ago or something but I never liked how it clung to the belly and the shoulders were a little snug.  Getting dressed yesterday to workout I thought, “Huh, let’s see how this fits now.  I know I won’t wear it to work out in.”  Well, ya know what?  I wore it. 🙂

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I threw in my ballet slippers to make it a “ballet” picture. Ha!

Weight Loss Results Week #5

This has been a good on-target week,  I lost 2 lbs this week!

I am starting to feel more in the groove of my routines for eating and working out and seeing results just solidify I am on the right track.  I am so glad I persevered when it was hard because if I hadn’t I wouldn’t be feeling as good as I do.

My clothes are fitting looser and the belly is no longer as noticeable in the mirror or when I look down, I can see straight to my feets!

Yes, I imagine those feets in pointe shoes….can’t help myself.

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Proud ‘O Myself

Proud of my self yesterday!

I had one of those days where I just had no energy to do anything.  I had an awful time going to sleep the night before and I only had about 3-4 hours of sleep.  Overslept the alarm making my son late to school.  So my Monday did NOT start well.  I tried to catch some more ZZZ’s which in turn meant I did not and I was just a grouch. I tried to be productive around my house which just made me feel even more tired.  I workout Monday – Friday and even the thought of working out made me feel even more tired.  I continued to debate about working out all day. It wasn’t like I worked out the day before, Saturday and Sunday are my rest days.

Finally at 4 pm I quit the debate and broke out the workout gear and just did it.  SO PROUD OF MYSELF.  This was a big break through for me. I am a champion procrastinator especially when I am tired and grouchy. I also realized on this day a t-shirt I wore to workout in was not tight across the belly anymore (my son even noticed) and my fave pair of house-comfy pants I had to re-tie the drawstring  tighter!!!

 Had I not worked out…these things would not have been noticed.

Yay me.

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