Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday Weigh-in!

Holding steady at 231 today. Hooooray! :D

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In!

231 again today!

I am extremely pleased with this. I think I'll be even more happy when that number drops down under 230. Maybe another week or two we'll see that happen, because this weight loss thing has been nothing if not gradual. Still, it's a gradual decline, and that's what counts.

I have been reading along with another blogger who calls herself Temerity Jane. She has been doing a project where she takes a picture of herself in a full-length mirror and posts it on her blog every day, in an effort to "either notice gradual change from my diet & exercise plan or, failing that, learn to like what I’ve got based on continual, unrelenting exposure." I admire her a ton for this, because I in no way have the cajones to post a picture of myself here every day. I am taking consolation in the numbers because I am still not comfortable with the look. From the front, I'm ok, but god forbid I turn sideways. Because then I get why people ask me when I'm due (which happened again last week, hooray).

This moment of self-loathing aside, she mentioned last week that she had downloaded an iPhone app that calculated her ideal weight, and that she had 85 lbs to lose. So of course I got curious, and since I don't have an iPhone, I Googled the idea and found a web site. I am about 5'7 1/2" tall, so I checked for both 5'7" and 5'8". The ideal weight for the shorter is 135, and the taller is 140. So in between there is 137.5 lbs. That's my ideal weight.

And what do I weigh right now again? 231. That's 93.5 lbs to lose to get to my "ideal" weight. 40% of what I weigh right now. Kind of daunting. I weigh almost twice as much as I should. Blech.

However, my first goal weight is much more manageable in my head. I mentioned before that I want to get under 200 before I start worrying about anything else. 31 lbs. One third of the way to my "ideal" weight. And when I get there I can look back at this post and be happy that I made it that far.

For me, right now, it's not about how far I have to go, it's about how far I've come. And I'm pretty proud of that!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday Weigh-in

I really need to stop skipping days!

Days, weeks, whatever.

231 today, and yesterday was 232 and Friday was 234 because we had pizza on Thursday night and I made an utter and complete pig of myself. It was delicious though, so...

I regret NOTHING!

Well, maybe a little bit.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday Weigh-in

Still 232 :)

And it looks like I'm going to be getting some exercise this weekend! I'm going to be walking downtown with my sister in law in the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure. Here's hoping for good weather... the weekends have been uniformly cruddy the past few weeks, and I don't want to get rained on!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Weigh-In

232!

Kind of a surprise, because I feel like all I did on Saturday was eat! We went to the movies and saw two things, so we had lots of popcorn and nachos and candy, and after that we went out to dinner at Olive Garden. Fonduta... tasty!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday... oops!

I don't even have a number for today, but I'm going to post yesterday's because I just never got around to it.

Yesterday was 232.

Today I'm not going to bother because I'm waterlogged from the work I'm doing today, so I know it wouldn't be accurate. Plus I don't even think the scales are on today. Back to it on Monday though, for sure!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In

231! With a wobble to 230, even.

I wish I could say that this came from a positive lifestyle change... I suppose it may have, I finished most of my Atkins shakes, and bought some new Slim Fast. I have to say, whatever they changed in the formula made it taste a LOT better. The chocolate one actually tastes like chocolate without that "This is a diet shake" aftertaste. But I think the culprit is an inadvertent colon cleanse of sorts resulting from a late-night chicken nugget snack.

Oddly, I feel lighter. That's a good thing though, right? :D

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday Weigh-in

Maintaining 233, with a bit of a wobble to 232.

These posts are a bit easier this week. Like I said yesterday, I was gaining again, and I couldn't muster up the courage to come here and post it. I was dangerously close to going, "Eh, screw it, I don't care any more." But obviously the fact that I was still checking, and I checked again when I got back to work means that I do still care. I just need to keep on my eating habits, and try to work in exercise when I can. I'll get there.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Weigh-In

233 this morning.

We just got back from vacation, and I did a lot of walking and swimming while I was away from work. I had been backsliding a bit before we left, so I'm very happy to see this number today!