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51 pounds down...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

10 to go! Even after a horrible weekend nutrition-wise (think an entire small pizza and milkshake for dinner), I'm back on track and my weight shows it!

I've been meaning to post some after pics...but haven't had a chance to take any. I tried taking a couple in the bathroom mirror once...and let me tell you, that is the most UNFLATTERING mirror around. I look horrible in it, and it's the only mirror in the house at the moment due to remodeling. I'll have to get my hubby to take some pics. But they're coming, I promise!

I've given up on my stomach. Too much loose skin, it's all wrinkly with stretch marks...gross. The top of my tummy (under my ribs) is nice and flat, and I can feel some nice tight lower abs under all the skin...but I don't think the skin is going anywhere without some surgical intervention. Maybe that'll happen in a few years. On the other hand, I wouldn't be disappointed if the next 10 pounds came off my back. I can dream...

I've set my next mini-goal to be at my goal weight by June 1st, when I leave for Missouri. It's a business trip, and I have to buy all new clothes no later than May 15th so they can be shipped (thanks to my height, I rarely buy anything off the rack). I have exactly one suit jacket that still fits, I've had it since 1998 but haven't worn it since 2000. When I'm in the office, I don't have to dress professionally, but meeting with clients, in another state, is a completely different story. Anyhow, I hope to be close to my goal size, so I don't buy a bunch of clothes for nothing. Might have to have them altered, depending on how much more weight I lose after my trip.

  
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FITMYJEANS 5/13/2007 5:57PM

    You look terrific! You're an inspiration. I've just been with SP for 2 weeks and really look forward to having the time to read some of your older posts to see how far you've come... and how you did it. Way to go.

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JESSICA_SUE 4/26/2007 6:48PM

    I'm so worried about what will happen to my stomach...hopefully it will snap back to its original somewhat.

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Weekends....ugh.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Overall, I didn't do too badly this weekend...but certainly not as well as I could've. After avoiding fried chicken on Friday night, I started Saturday off with an omlette and biscuits and gravy. And an english muffin...I even forgot to order the omlette with egg whites only. I got to follow this meal up with a tri-tip sandwich, since we were at my son's Pinewood Derby race and that was all they were serving. At least I avoided the chips.

After the race (my son won - congrats D-man!) I went home and figured out how best to salvage my calories for the day. I did okay - stayed within my ranges for the day thanks to a light dinner - but man, that took some planning. I do feel better knowing I got a great workout in on Saturday evening - at least I put all those calories to good use!

Sunday was better - we went out of town for the day, but I planned well and even ate pizza :) Stayed within my ranges then too.

Interesting note - the pants I wore on Sunday are a size 16. I couldn't even button them when I started SP...and I can now slip them on and off without unbuttoning them! It made me feel good. Even better - I lost another pound over the weekend, so I'm now only 13 pounds to goal. It feels good.

  


I never thought...

Friday, April 13, 2007

these pants would see the light of day on my body! I'm sitting here at work in my size 8 jeans! And a medium top, no less...no muffin top that I have to hide with a sweater! I also weighed in at 189 today, only 14 pounds to goal.

Unfortunately, the body dysmorphia remains. I've had these size 8 pants hanging up forever in my bedroom. I actually measured - the waist is right around 30", and the inseam is 36"...so really, they almost look comical on a hanger. But I put them on, they fit fine...but I look in the mirror and I still see the old me. In my mind, I look the same in the size 8s as I did when I wore the same jeans in a 16 (and it was a skintight 16, like laying on the bed to zip them up). My top is now a medium instead of a 1x...and I don't see it. Fortunately, I have other people who consistently tell me how much thinner and healthier I look...I'm glad somebody is noticing, because it certainly isn't me! And, while nobody can see the tag in the back of my pants - I feel great knowing I'm wearing size 8's. I hope in the next 14 pounds, I tone up my tummy - but otherwise I'm at my goal.

Last but not least, I was look inside our fridge last night, and I was amazed at all the healthy foods stored inside. Definitely not the same foods that were in it last year...lots of veggies and lean meats, few prepackaged foods. It made me feel good about the changes I've made.

  
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GINAMC04 4/13/2007 7:22PM

    I am so inspired by you! You are dong amazingly. Take a picture of yourself and compare it to the "old you" and you'll see the changes. A friend of mine lost over 50 lbs and couldn't see it, but we all could-pictures don't lie! Congratulations on your tranformation-mind & body!

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Back on Track!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Just have a post a quick note (before my lunch at Olive Garden) that I exercised yesterday! I was kinda stiff and sore, and I never got the second wind I normally do, but I finished it anyways! And, guess who arrived after my workout? - Aunt Flo! I guess things are getting back on track...which would be a good thing.

  


Can't get my groove back...

Monday, April 09, 2007

Well, since I wrote last Thursday, not much has changed. TTOM is still MIA, although 3 pregnancy tests have been negative. I had a great workout Friday...but Saturday and Sunday were horrible. I was starving all weekend, ate a bunch of crap, and couldn't get it together to exercise. I've changed my goals around a little, so now I'm only scheduled to burn 2000 calories per week instead of 2750...doesn't change my calorie range too much, but maybe I'll stop feeling so guilty until I get back into the swing of things.

I did a little clothes shopping on Friday, and it just so happens that I now wear a medium in pants and tops. I also cleaned out my closet on Saturday, and got rid of nearly everything that was a size 20, 18, 16, and 14. Only thing in those sizes I kept was a couple pairs of work pants, because I don't have any others. I ordered some more today, in a 10 and 12 - we'll see which ones fit better.

As I'm getting near my goal, I'm having a hard time figuring out when enough is enough. I've given up wearing a size 8 - if it happens, great, but I think I was shooting a little too low, especially given the differences in sizing between clothing manufacturers. I've got 15 pounds left 'til I hit my goal, and I don't think I need to go any lower than that. I *might* start increasing my calories a little after I hit 185, and really working on toning as opposed to losing. At this point, I have some fatty "love handles" around my midsection, but otherwise I'm getting pretty thin (or at least that's how I feel on a good day) - I tried on my junior high graduation dress over the weekend, and it zipped. What I'm calling fat around my middle may be excess skin at this point - left over from pregnancy and my weight gain, since I stored most of my weight here. I can feel the muscles underneath, but the skin doesn't move with them...it just hangs :( Maybe that will improve over time.

  


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