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.
I’m going to start posting regularly again. I really miss posting and doing weigh days.
I’m so excited for what 2014 holds!
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!
Previous weight: 273.8
Current weight: 272.8
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!!
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 temptation. I’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!
*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.