Wednesday, May 08, 2013
I don't have much time to blog today, but it's been so gosh darn long that I felt I had to write something to remind myself that I'm still alive, I'm still around, and I'm still persevering in this crazy weight loss journey. This past little while has been such a whirlwind of goings on that it exhausts me just to think about everything, and I don't feel like writing about it all, but I think things have calmed down for awhile so I should have some more time to devote to SP in the very near future. I feel like I have so much catching up to do! Work is usually much slower in the summer, so I'll have time to see what everybody else is up to around here. I miss my Sparkfriends!
So since I've last wrote I haven't really made much progress on the weight loss front. Well, that's not exactly true, because even though my weight has been fluctuating within a five pound range, I'm managing to keep it under 140, which means although I am not at my goal, I am MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WEIGHT! Hooray! And although I'm still binging a little bit too much on the weekends, I'm keeping my exercise levels up, and eating healthy most of the time, so I'm not really doing myself too much damage. I realized that me reaching my goal weight of 125 lbs by June 1st was ludicrous, so I'm giving myself until September 1st to do it now. I've also decided not to share it here every time I lose a pound or two, because as my weight fluctuates it will look like I'm losing much more weight than I am. My lowest weight reached was about two weeks ago where I was down to 134.2 lbs (!!!) This morning I weighed in at 138.2, but after serious food intake on the weekend due to it being the Greek Orthodox Easter, and me succumbing to the temptations my family offered me, I think I should be down a few pounds by the end of the week. This usually happens when I've eaten too much, as I find so much of the weight gain is water weight. I'm not worried, and I will persevere. I really really want to reach my goal weight soon, but I won't pressure myself. I do believe I'll get there.
In other weight loss news, I bought my first pair of size 6 pants a few weeks ago! But I also bought a pair of H&M pants (super skinny jeans), and I needed to get a size 10 there. Go figure. Large tops are now officially too large, and I always fit comfortably into medium tops, if not small. And I have had to get a smaller belt! :D Most of my size 8 pants are now a bit too large for me. My breasts keep shrinking though, which makes me sad, and I am REALLY hating my loose skin. I've bought some Nivea Q10 skin firming lotion which I've been using the past few days. I hope it makes some sort of difference. Keeping my fingers crossed. I can take the stretch marks, and even some of the cellulite, but I can't stand the way the loose skin sags on my belly and abdomen. Ugh. Hopefully my skin will regain some of it's elasticity soon.
Anyhow, enough of my self-centred prattling on. I hope everybody is doing well out here, and I look forward to catching up with you all very soon! :)