Weigh-In Day - Week 11. Day 1

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Weigh-In Day

Starting Weight: 466.6
SP SW: 416.2
Last Week: 383
Goal This Week: 381
Actual: 378
Weight Lost This Week: 5 pounds
Total Weight Lost with SP: 38.2
Total Weight Lost overall: 88.6

emoticon Workout Review
This week has been a bit sporadic. I Zumbaed one day this week, and I really miss it. They canceled the class for yesterday because of 4th of July festivities. Still, I worked out every single day again. It's become almost second nature to me. One thing we've been doing is trying to walk the dog nearly every day. We missed yesterday due to time constraints, but we still walked at least a mile and a half, stood around for over an hour during the parade, and then walked some more in the evening to grab a better spot on the hill to watch Ripley's fireworks...from miles away! *lol*

emoticon Food Review
Yes, I've been on autopilot. Still trying to make sure my meals all have protein, carbs, and some sort of fruit or vegetable. I have a similar breakfast every morning of an omelet, just because I know it works, it fills me up and lasts for a couple hours. Snacks have been smart. Yesterday I got home from the parade and ate a bunch of blueberries and strawberries. SO good! And then last night I had a little too much beer and some pizza. But I had eaten so conservatively all day that it didn't seem to hurt me much. I'm not touting that this is a way to lose weight...but letting your hair down every now and again is a good thing.

emoticon What I learned this week:
Movement is key. If I keep my feet moving I know I'm going in the right direction. Autopilot has been a goal of mine to learn, because I want to know that I can do this all the time. I'm not saying I will stay on autopilot, but it has been nice getting my feet under me and realizing that I know the tools that work. If I rely on these tools I have success. At the high weight I'm at now, there is still room for me to make a few mistakes and learn how to "autopilot" my life when needed. Once this weekend is over, it's back to plans...although I can't say I'll be on all week. This is going to be one of the most stressful weeks I've had in a long time, so I'm prepping myself for the added stress.

I'll add pics soon of my new haircut...but right now I'm waiting on my computer to be fixed by hubs. It's currently not picking up the internet connection through our wireless. SO frustrating! I never did find a black blazer, so I will go with what I have and make the most of it. *shrug* I can only do so much, you know? I sat staring into the fire last night thinking about New York and moving the family and how stupid I'm sure my MIL thinks I am. Everyone keeps saying "Yes, but your cost of living right now is so low." Sure, we don't pay rent or a mortgage, but we pay plenty of bills and I have to pay a buttload in gas to get to Charleston and back every friggin' day. Plus, I'm tired of doing this thankless job and I feel like I worked hard for something. I don't know if this is the right move, but I have to at least try. It's just an interview...decisions can be made later. Nothing is finalized.

So, yeah. That's what's weighing me down right now. That's why it's been so hard to stay here on task, writing out the same boring reflections that I have no answers for. I know I'll figure it out...I just need time. Until then, I'll continue to make the best possible choices I can and continue to move every day. I'm looking forward to my walk later with Joey. We walk about a mile and a half every day...and to think, I once nearly died (just months ago) trying to walk a mile. I may try two miles next time. I have it in me...even though the hills are painful on this route and the dairy farm smells to high heaven! *lol*

Keep on keepin' on. I'm sorry I haven't been around...I've just been spending much needed time with family, including Shane's aunt and cousin who are in from California. They come in one week a year and this is Christy week, so I'll be pretty caught up in family aspects for a few more days. Crazy, crazy week incoming. *sigh*
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    Congrats on the loss this week! You continue to blow me away with your activity level. Try not to stress to much about a possible move right now, try to just focus on being the best you - you can be for the interview. Like you said, if you are offered the job, then you can focus on whether or not it makes sense for your family. Take care and try not to stress too much. emoticon
    3999 days ago
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    WTG! Thats amazing. You are doing great!
    3999 days ago
    Hey sweetie, I'm sorry you are having a tough time. No one else can tell you what's right for you. Ultimately, it's up to you and hubs and the boys to decide what is best for your family. I hope you feel better soon!
    3999 days ago
    No, no, no...not 88 lbs in 11 weeks. That's from my highest weight which was about 6 years or so ago. I've lost 38 since joining here 11 weeks ago.
    3999 days ago
    Happy Anniversary. The interview is just around the corner, so exciting!! I hope it goes great. Definitely show us pictures of the new haircut! I agree that sometimes you need a beer and pizza night. As long as you haven't been eating bad all day long or worse... all week long... then it's nothing when thinking of the big picture. Have a great holiday!
    3999 days ago
    WOW! Incredible progress. Good for you. I'm going to add you as a friend & go & read all your blogs.

    Excellent job you're doing. emoticon
    3999 days ago
    88 pounds in 11 weeks? DAMN!!!
    3999 days ago
    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!! 88 pounds is a lot of weight to weight to lose. When you don't feel like you can do it you should look at how far you have come. emoticon
    3999 days ago
  • HEWIES are working your program and have a good grip on the rest of your life activities. I admire your determination and progress.
    3999 days ago
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