Monday, February 04, 2013
A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
Wow... that pretty much defines where I am to a tee!
Saturday I saw the scale go down to the lowest I've seen it yet, 182.4. What did I do Saturday afternoon? Make a batch of cookie dough and order pizza. Something in my brain clicked and said "oh, you did good this week, you can have some cookies and pizza". And I did. A LOT of it. And... I paid for it. Twice. :-/ TMI, I know, but my body did not like it, at all.
I've come to this place where I think that a little bit won't hurt me, and then I go overboard and it does end up hurting me. I need to learn how to be this weight, or less, without wanting to be complacent or try to sabotage myself after I do well.
Part of me feels like I'm missing out. Those foods that I cut out for so long... I'm never gonna taste them again. Even though I know that's not true. I need to get my head out of that fat girl mindset and into this new me. Just need to learn how to do that.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Well, its been some times since I've blogged. The end of last year was filled with an overwhelming fear of going backwards that I was depressed most days. However, the week of Christmas I kicked the slump I had been on and moved past the 190's for good! It was hard there for a while. I had already put my mind in maintenance mode, and while it was good that I was maintaining, I wasn't ready to not see that scale go down anymore. I had over a year and a half of watching the scale drop and when it wasn't anymore, I was terrified that I'd give up and go back up. But, alas, it went down and I've been hopping around the low 180's ever since.
Maintaining is almost more difficult than losing. You still have to watch what you eat, and exercise, but if the scale goes up for a few days you have to work a bit to get it back down. To keep it in the range I want it is exhausting sometimes. I've got about 5 months go get to 170-175 (only 10-15 pounds), so I should be able to do it, if I commit to it!
I've been adding push ups and bicycle crunches to my workout routine. I really only started this week, and must have been doing them too hard or something cause I pulled a muscle in my side. So that hasn't really worked as planned. haha. I'll get back on that once my side stops killin' me!
My most recent NSV is that I now fit in SOME size 16 pants!(depends on brand) When I first started I owned a pair of size 32's!! So crazy to think about! I'm even wearing SKINNY JEANS... with boots only... i think they look weird otherwise! I don't think I'll get much smaller than a 16, unless I get a tummy tuck... and I can't afford that, so that won't be happening!
Starting tomorrow, February is going to be a no excess spending month! Unfortunately, its not going quite as planned, and it hasn't even started yet! I'm sticking to basic rules for myself, such as, no new clothes, shoes or accessories. Groceries are only things we NEED to get through the week. No extra goodies (not that I really do this anyways, sometimes its like an extra thing of ice cream or something). However, we already have plans to go out for breakfast on Saturday, with some friends that are going to be driving through from out of town... AND, dinner take out on Saturday night that we've been planning for over a year now. We're having a Lord of the Rings marathon weekend... I've only seen the movies once and we really had nothing going on this weekend, so we said we were gonna watch all the movies and eat pizza. This was before I started my "lifestyle change", but I actually haven't had take out pizza in a LONG, LONG, LONG, LONG time, so I'm thinking it's OK. Other than that, we're bucklin' down and not spending on anything we don't need. We have a wedding to save for and this will be a good start!
Other than that, nothing is too exciting in my life. The fiance and I are doing well, haven't been in counseling for over a couple months now and we've been talking more and things are awesome! The holidays are over and now I'm ready for spring! Let's go 70's and sunny!!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I'm not much of a blogger. Don't normally have anything to say, or nothing that I haven't said before, and this blog isn't much different.
I'm about 1.2 pounds away from being 150 pounds lighter than I was in August of 2011. I still get amazed by that number every time I think about it. Is it for real? Was that actually me that did that when I never thought that I could? It sinks in every once in a while, but most days I don't feel too much different.
I've been having a hard time with sweets lately, which is probably why it took me 10 weeks or so to lose 10 pounds. I went down and back up and down and back up for about 5 weeks and lost a pound or two in between. Finally, 10 weeks later, I am at 188.4 and happy to be here! Luckily, once I saw 199, I never saw 200+ again while yo-yoing. I never wanna see that 2 again!
My first original goal was to end at 187, but now that I'm a pound away, I sorta wanna keep going. I guess I really wanna start to get toned, but working the right muscles and doing the right strength training machines sort of bores the crap outta me. I used to have a workout partner and he was good at keeping me doing the strength training, but he stopped going due to health issues. He wants to start back up again, so I think I'm gonna take two days a week or so where I go hard on the strength training and a little bit less on cardio those days.
I still haven't picked an "off day" yet, either. I was debating on taking Sundays off, but normally I go because I need something to do. Or I start to feel guilty about it. I guess that's not a bad thing, since its good for you anyways.
I'm gonna start a new goal now, since the holidays are coming up, and I did so well with them last year, I would like to do the same this year. I lost weight over both major holidays and was even able to enjoy some sweets doing so. I would like to do the same this year, where I am able to enjoy a piece of pie or a sugar cookie, but still maintain, or even lose. So my goal is to be 180 or less by the end of the year. That's 8 pounds away, about 4 pounds a month. Should definitely be doable, if I stick with my moderation and fewer sweets.
One big change that I have noticed since losing weight is my self esteem. I have so much more now! My best friend said to me the other day "Just so you know, and don't take this the wrong way, but I like this Amanda so much more than the old one". How could I take offense to that?! I do too! I dance, am more care free and care less about what people think of me. She gave me one of the best compliments ever!
Last night we went out for Halloween and even though I didn't dress up in costume, I wore a skirt with nylons and big boots, something I never would have done before. It would have been jeans and a sweatshirt. Its nice to be able to feel pretty and look like everyone else!
So I just have to keep working on maintaining and losing a bit here and there. I don't know what I want my ending weight to be, but anything less than where I was, and how unhappy I was, is fine with me!
Sorry this blog is so rambley and all over the place... I didn't get much sleep last night and its early! Have a good day, everyone!
Monday, October 08, 2012
Those are the words that are resonating in my head right now. I hate those three little words with a passion.
I don't post updates on Facebook very often. This weekend, I did, stating that on Saturday I had had a very productive day and among other things was making a lasagna for dinner. My grandma, who always has to comment on EVERYTHING I post, wrote "Isn't that fattening?"
First of all... Yes, it is. You already know the answer to that. Obviously, after losing 146 pounds, *I* know the answer to that also. But yet, you have to be condescending and ask a question we both already know the answer to.
My family, my grandma included, are all very supportive and happy for me, so I know she doesn't mean any harm by it, but it still makes me FURIOUS!! Yes, I know lasagna is fattening, Grams, I didn't lose almost 150 pounds by eating lasagna. In fact, for months I didn't have pasta at all. I have become more lenient now that I'm getting closer to my goal weight and lasagna was what I was hungry for. I don't regret it at all. I had one piece and the boyfriend has been eating the rest as leftovers.
Those words just take me back to when I was 330 pounds and she'd say the same thing when I would pick up a brownie or another piece of pizza. I've worked my a$$ off for that lasagna, I know the effects it has, please stop making it seem like I don't know what I'm doing.
That's all... I haven't been able to stop thinking about it for a couple of days so I decided to try to get it off my chest here! Thanks for listening!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Lately I've been thinking about how to start my maintenance mode. Right now I'm still in weight loss mode, working out seven days a week and eating 1300 or so calories a day, except Saturdays and some Sundays. In a few weeks though, or, should I say in about 10 more pounds, I'm gonna be sort of starting my maintenance.
I'm lost at even how to start...
Do I work out the same as I am now with one off day a week? I don't take off days right now other than maybe, MAYBE, once a month. So I'm not sure even where to take that day off. Do I base it on being far away from the day I weigh in?
Do I eat the same amount of calories? A few more so I don't keep losing but not enough so I don't gain? This is all so new to me, I have no idea where to start.
I am sooo nervous! Any help would be appreciated it!!
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