Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I'm so glad the holidays are over!!! Mainly because of all the food that's around that I, for some reason, was not able to refrain from this year! However, I am sad that my two weeks of vacation went by so quickly... I spent the majority of it at my parents house in central Wisconsin. I used the local gym 6 of the 9 days I was there. The other days I got my exercise by shoveling my parents large driveway after each snowfall, which there was a ton of! It was a very white Christmas.
I have a few sweet treats left in the freezer, but while they are in there, I don't really think about them. I'm sure I should get them out soon though to get them finished off. I send a few a day to work with my fiance and he'll get them gone in no time.
The Saturday before Christmas my fiances parents call and tell us that they accidentally let my cat outside and now they can't find him. He does like to run outside if you have the door open too long and they just weren't aware of it. They couldn't find him the whole four days after that that we were gone. We came back on Christmas Day, jumped out of the car and within 10 minutes of being home, we found him, hiding under our deck. It took a while to coax him out because he was scared and unsure, but in the end, he was fine. No frost bite or fleas or anything... Lucky little punk. Pretty much just a great Christmas present. The fiances parents were relieved too... they said they were gonna get me a kitten for Christmas if we couldn't find him, haha.
Now that the holidays are over, I can finally get back into my wedding planning. Next weekend my girls and I are going to look for bridesmaids dresses at David's Bridal. We have one picked out that I think will look good on all of the girls. However, if they like different dresses, I may just let them get what they are comfortable in. I'm not too picky. After that I just have to get my cake figured out, as well as invitations... which are giving me a headache. I just need to decide on one and go with it!
On the weight front, things are pretty much the same. With the holidays and having so much time off, I'm lucky I didn't gain a ton of weight. Last night when I weighed in I was at 187, but I also didn't work out Monday (worked all day - 6:30am to 8pm, lots of overtime!) and its my tom, so I'm sure that isn't helping either. I'm a creature of habit, so with my schedule all thrown off, I am glad I didn't go too far off the deep end. Need to get back down to the low 180's and I'll feel OK again.
I hope everyone had a great holiday season!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Well, I've decided that I need to come back to spark again. Spark helped me so much my first two years of weight loss that I realized its a great tool to utilize to keep you accountable. Honestly, I got a little discouraged with it because as much as I tried reached out to people, and blog while receiving feedback, I just wasn't getting very much from it. But I suppose, I'm here to lose weight, and that is whats important to me. I hadn't gone away from Spark completely, but I really wasn't commenting on blogs or getting into the articles as much anymore.
Man, November is almost over and I swear it just started. My weekends are normally packed with hanging out with friends or seeing family and this month was no exception. The weekend of November 9th I had a baking weekend with my mom and Aunt. Bad idea. A lot of my favorite goodies were made and I'm still eating them way more than I should. I froze over half of them, but I'm still seeing a 4+ gain on the scale from having one or two treats a day. When I saw 188 on the scale yesterday, I knew I had to stop. Hopefully by Saturday my weight will be at 185 or less. I need to get back on track. I have my wedding in less than 10 months and I can't be any more than 185 for it! I've maintained this weight for over a year now... what's 10 more months?
So goals for the rest of the holiday season? EAT IN MODERATION. I did it well for the past two years, I just need to do it again. Limit the sweets. One or two a day is not limiting. That starts me in a downward spiral that I may not be able to come back from. At least I know it and I'm stopping it before it starts.
I have a few treats I have to make this weekend and next weekend for Thanksgiving and for a friend who just had a baby on Monday, but otherwise, I think my baking days are over for this year. Its just too hard to sneak a bite here or there. Those bites add up.
I'm DYING to see the 170's. I don't know if I'm just not eating and working out well enough to see them, or if my body is happy in the 180's. Heck... I am happy that I've been able to maintain here for this long, but its just a little discouraging when I saw a loss almost every week for over a year and now for a year I'm just STUCK. Up and down.... 180.2 is the lowest I ever saw. I don't know why I can do well for weeks at a time (when I was losing I did well for over a year!) but now, its a few days of being good and then two days of being bad. This weekend will be my real test. I normally splurge a bit more on weekends and that needs to stop, too. I know I can do it, since I have done it... I just need to DO IT!!!
Otherwise, not too much going on. Stressing about work since our company is being sold and I'm not sure if I'll have a job come the first of the year. Also, stressing about the wedding... our ceremony site fell through so this weekend we have to go hunting for a church to get married in. Neither my fiance or I are religious, but there is nothing else left in the small down we're getting married in, unfortunately. We could have it outside, but in September... its so iffy.
Back on track. That's the plan. Just have to stick to it.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Another month come and gone SO fast. Amazing how fast time flies by these days. It doesn't help that I have a wedding to plan for! Eek! We finally found our DJ and I think I found our photographer last night. I also found my dress and it wasn't one of the two that I posted on here! I just wasn't really feeling either of those like I wanted to. I wanted to feel some sort of pull towards one of them and they were both just kind of "blah" for me. This one I tried on and I didn't want to take it off! That's a load off!
Well, goals for September partially worked and partially didn't. My goals were:
2000 fitness minutes for the month of September - I got about 1900 - only 100 minutes off, not too shabby!
1300-1400 calories a day, including weekends. - This one was pretty close as well. Mostly closer to the 1400 calorie range.
Limit the alcohol intake - The beginning of the month wasn't so much alcohol free, but happy to say that the end was!
Limit the sweets... NO BAKING!! - This is the one that I stuck to the most! IT didn't help me lose any weight, but it DID help me to not gain any! It was HARD too... I love baking and making sweets. I doubt I can do No Bake October, with family trips coming up, but I'm gonna try!!
Goal for 9/30/12 - 179. - Nope. 183.8 as of Saturday, 9/28.
So goals for October:
Pretty much the same ones as for September...
2000 fitness minutes for the month of October
1300-1400 calories a day, including weekends.
Limit the alcohol intake
Limit the sweets
Goal for 10/31/13 - 179
Gotta stay on track, I can do it.
Work is messing up my schedule again. I used to work a straight shift, 7:00-3:30, then they changed it to M,Th,F 6:30-3 and T, W 7-11 then 2-6. Which was fine, I got my work out done in the middle of the day instead of after. But now... They are changing those two T and W to 10-4 then 6-8. I'm a creature of habit and routine, so this is thoroughly messing with my eating and workout schedule. I hope it doesn't throw me off.
Have a great October everyone! :-)
Monday, September 23, 2013
I've been looking at wedding dresses off an on for a year now. I've been to 5 different salons and maybe tried on a total of 20 dresses. Feels like a lot... I know people say that you won't feel like they do on TV, and actually, I've felt quite the opposite. I can't decide and its skewing my perception of these dresses. The first dress I tried on was an A-line, I liked it, but the bottom was too plain, finally, somebody put me in a fit and flare, and I loved the shape of it. I worked hard the past two years to get my waist and hips, so I wanted to show them off. That's where this dress comes in: Its soft, light weight, and hugs my hips. I actually like the bottom of it, but I feel like the top is too plain. Our colors are plum and silver, so that would be a plum sash (they only had black in the store)
Dress 1: Strapless, sweetheart top, Fit and Flare, Pickups and zippered back (the sash I tried on when we got a picture of the back was a jeweled one, but it didn't look good)
back: also, don't mind the bra... sorry
Dress two was back to an A-line, my mom, maid of honor and the consultant all said they loved it, but for some reason, I was stuck on that fit and flare. Its a beautiful dress, but again, just afraid of making the wrong decision... annoying.
Dress 2: Strapless, A line, Corset Back, Long Train
Back: Again, don't mind the bra or slip - this one was one size too small:
Also, need to work on major back fat issues going on here, haha.
So, what looks good on me, ladies?
Friday, August 30, 2013
Its time to set some goals again. September is right around the corner (ugh!) and I need to see the 170's. These 180's are swell, but they aren't where I want to be. I feel a bit greedy, knowing I've come so far and still want to keep going. Its not much though, just a little bit more. 8-10 pesky pounds!
My wedding is gonna be a year away on 9/20 and I wanna look fabulous for my wedding day! I can maintain 175 for one year, and more. I know I can. I just need to get there.
Goals to get where I want to be:
2000 fitness minutes for the month of September
1300-1400 calories a day, including weekends.
Limit the alcohol intake
Limit the sweets... NO BAKING!!
I've done this before, how can it be so hard to do again? I've become complacent and just plain comfortable. Gotta get out of my comfort zone and get to where I wanna be!
Goal for 9/30/12 - 179.
I have a bad habit of forgetting these things on the weekends. I need to remember them somehow... any tips?
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