The Holidays are Over…Thankfully

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I am so glad that it’s January!  The holidays are the worst for me.  The temptation to eat badly always gets me.  I give in and then I pay for it. 

I gained some weight over Christmas and New Years.  About 8 pounds.  I think a couple pounds of it was water though, thanks to the arrival of my TOM just before Christmas.  I have to admit that I didn’t exercise much while the kids were on Christmas break.  I really just took some time to sleep in and be lazy.  Although, I have to admit that it got old after awhile.

I’m back at it though and things are going great.  I’ve lost all but 0.4 of the weight I gained.  I am so ready to see some new numbers!  My lowest weight is 224.6 (107.4 loss) and I’m sitting at 225 now.  I would love to see the teens here soon!

I have some photos to share. 

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I’m going to start posting regularly again.  I really miss posting and doing weigh days. 

I’m so excited for what 2014 holds!

 

Chantelle

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Back to it

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The holidays are over!  Yay!!  As much as I love Christmas and New Year’s, they provided me with too many opportunities to eat (and drink…I’m looking at you New Year’s Eve) badly.  After hitting a new lowest weight, on Christmas Eve, by January 2, I was up  (weight for it…) 8 pounds!   Don’t worry, though.  Not all of that weight was fat.  There’s no way I ate that much!  Water gain strikes again! 

So that’s why I didn’t post last Monday for Weigh Day.  I was kind of ticked with myself. 

I kicked myself into gear, started exercising (I was so busy that I put it off for a while…too long.), eating better (I’m having snacking issues!) and drinking more water.  I am now down to only 1.2 pounds above my lowest weight.  Yay!

Speaking of exercising, Doug and my girls got me Zumba Fitness Core for Christmas.  I already had Zumba Fitness and have been using it since I started losing weight.  I was getting burnt out on that one, though, so I am so glad I have a new Zumba program to exercise to.  I really love it, too!  I find that I’m better at it now that I have experience.  I’m not quite ready for a live class yet, but that’s one of my fitness goals for 2013 (along with running a 5K).

So here’s to 2013!  May you achieve all the goals you set for yourself, fitness or otherwise!

Chantelle

Belated Weigh Day

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Previous weight: 273.8

Current weight: 272.8

Difference: –1

Total loss: 59.2 pounds

Well, I survived Thanksgiving!  Whew!  I was really worried that I was going to go way overboard.  I ate  (and ate well) but I really think I did not overeat too badly.  I made a couple of “skinny” desserts that were a hit!  No one even knew that they were reduced calories/fat.  These would be great for Christmas too.  You can find the recipes here: Dreamy, Skinny Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Decadent and Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake.  Oh my goodness, these were amazing!

I’ve pretty much accepted the fact that I won’t hit my 70 pound birthday goal.  (sad face)  My birthday is in 2 weeks and I have close to 11 pounds to go.  I’m still bummed, of course, but whatever weight I am come December 11, I will still be at least 60 pounds lighter and much healthier than last year so that’s really all that matters, right?

I finished the Couch to 5k program last week.  I still can’t believe that I can run a 5k.  It’s totally crazy how my body and my mind have changed in the last 6 1/2 months.

Have a great week!  Crossing my fingers that I can report back next week with my 60 pound goal met!!

Chantelle

Piece of Cake

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Birthday week is over!  I’d like to say that it was a “piece of cake” (see what I did there?), but it wasn’t.  Having cake in the house 24/7 was such a temptationI’d like to say that I was super strong and didn’t give in.  I’d be LYING if I did.  But I’m happy to say that I didn’t go crazy and binge on cake. 

I’m kind of concerned for the upcoming holidays, though.  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all right around the corner. 

I love candy, but have barely had any in 4 months.  My girls will go trick or treating and bring tons of it into the house and then they’ll leave me alone with it while they are at school.  I may have Doug hide it from me.

As for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I will be making healthy side dishes, but I know  there’s going to be lots of other food-coma-inducing foods available.  And leftovers. All the leftovers!

*I hope I can make it to January with out destroying everything I’ve been working so hard for! 

Pray for me!

Chantelle

*I’m pretty sure that the holidays won’t be my downfall, but I do have legitimate concerns.  This will be my first Holiday Season since I started losing weight and it won’t be an easy one.  For more reasons than just the whole food thing.