Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tonight, I got on the scale before work just to see how bad I had been. Since the last time I had weighed myself, I will admit that I haven't been that good, and not really exercising like I should. I was working 4 days straight, and most of those days, I was training a new CNA, so they were doing majority of the work, while I tried not to hover over them. I was also taking 2100 coffee breaks, hitting up the coffee shop and not making the best of choices for my drinks of choice. Love the vanilla cappocino blenders, and their macadamia nut cookies! Oh, and a pool party where I drank a bottle of wine, and a few extra glasses. Plus I had a co-worker bring me McDonald's for the past two mornings.
Imagine my shock when I got on the scale, and read 199.0 pounds! I think my upstairs neighbor was probably wondering what the heck I was yelling about. In five days, I had lost 1.6 pounds! Finally, I reached onederland for the first time in at least 3 years. I even had to re-weigh myself after I got out of the shower, to make sure I wasn't imagining it.
At the same time that I say I was eating bad, I was also making healthy choices. At the pool party, yes I drank a lot of wine, but I also brought healthy dishes, such as strawberries and veggies, which I mainly ate, avoiding the chips and dips. Yes, I had a day or two of high calorie drinks with a large cookie, but I will admit that was my breakfast for those days, because I knew I wouldn't be as physically active at work, and I didn't turn to snacking.
I think the biggest thing that made the difference in my weight loss was that I was packing my lunch. Every morning when I came home, I made sure that I had my lunch packed, ready to grab in the evening for work. My lunch consists of salad and fruits, with some type of protein thrown in. I would also grab a yogurt at work for my dessert.
Besides losing weight, another awesome experience was throwing on my scrubs this evening as well. Because I haven't done laundry in two weeks, I was down to my last few pairs of scrubs. The pants I ended up wearing, I had to use a safety pin on because they wouldn't stay up! My top is baggy, and it was great! When I got to work, I was telling my co-workers, "I've got a problem with my pants!" And then I would pull up my top to show my pants. It is wonderful!
It is such a great feeling to know I am out of the dreadful 200's and going down. In the past month, I have lost over to 6 lbs, and in the 18 months that I have been at my job, I have lost close to 20 lbs, because I weighed almost 220 lbs when I started. Even energy and mood wise, I am feeling so much better!
I just bought a new pair of scrub pants in a unisex medium, which I cannot fit into comfortably just yet, but I hope to be there by the end of the month. Just being able to say medium makes me feel ecstatic! Plus, I tried on a pair of pants I had bought in England almost 10 years ago, and I could fit into them! I can't wait to wear my pink cords this fall!