T-Minus 10 Days!

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So yeah, I promised to blog more in the months leading up to the half marathon.  I didn’t. Sorry.

Quite honestly, my weight loss is stagnant and has been for a couple of months.  I’m not gaining…I’m hovering in the 222 – 225 range. 

I was really hoping to be at or under 200 by race day and that’s not going to happen unless I lose a limb. 

I’m ok with it though.  I’d rather be stuck here than ballooning up in to the 230’s, 40’s or higher!

Even though I’m not losing poundage, I’m still losing inches!  I just moved down to a 16 jean and XL shirt!. 

That means I’m down 4 shirt sizes and 6 jean sizes!  Nothing wrong with that! 

Also, I’m in a 16 dress (I was a 28).  My senior prom dress was an 18! 

I put a #ThrowBackThursday post on my facebook today that’s pretty awesome.

The throwback photo was from the summer of 2011, about 9 months before I started losing weight.

The other photo is from today.

Photo Apr 24, 4 08 47 PM

I feel amazing!

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The half marathon I’m running is next weekend.

I am excited.  And nervous.

I can’t decide which is dominating at the moment.

I am more than confident that I will be able to finish it.

I just know that it will not be a fast run.

That’s ok.  This first one is about running it and finishing. 

Next one will be more about time.

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The race is 3 days after the 2nd anniversary of the passing of my Mom.

I so wish that she could be there.  She’d be my biggest fan. 

I’m dedicating my run to her memory. 

I miss her tremendously.

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I’ll try to write again before the race…I still have photos from the Color Run I did a few weeks ago!

 

 

 

 

No Change

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You may have noticed my lack of “Weigh Day” posts lately…or posts in general…sorry about that.  No worries, I’m still at the weight loss thing, except that I’m not losing.  I have literally been hovering between 238 and 241 pounds for almost 3 months now.

I’m genuinely frustrated.

Its like I’m almost in a maintenance mode.  Which is cool and all, but not when I‘m only halfway to my goal.  I think I have to change things up, but I’m not sure what to do.  I’ve been at this for almost 16 months…seems like I would have things down pat by now.  I’m always reading conflicting things: “Eat more to lose more!” and “Eat less to lose more!”  I’ve tried both and they work to a point…then they don’t.  What do I do then?

I’m not giving up…I can’t.  I won’t let myself…I just wish I could figure out what’s going on so I can start losing again!

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***Edited to add…I initially wrote that I have been stuck for 4 months…it’s actually 3.  Apparently, I can’t count.  It makes me feel a little better, though!

Stalled

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I think I’m officially in a weight loss rut.  I’ve been trying to convince myself otherwise, but after a while it just starts to seem like denial.

From the time I started out in May, until October, I lost 10 pounds a month.  I lost 50 pounds in 5 months.  I was on fire.  From October until now I’ve only lost 16. 

It seems that I only lose right after my TOM (sorry for the TMI).  For four or five days, I drop weight like mad, usually four to five pounds.  The rest of the month I gain and lose the same three or for pounds over and over. No matter what I do, how well I eat, how much I exercise, how much water I drink,  I remain stagnant.

The only bright spot is that I am losing inches, no matter what the scale says.  I regret not taking my measurements since starting my weight loss, I’d probably feel much better than I do now. 

I’m not giving up.  I can’t.  I wish I could lose again!  It wouldn’t even have to be 10 pounds a month…just a little more to convince myself that I’m not destined to be obese for the rest of my life.  I’ve wasted too much of my life already being obese.  This is the time to make it happen.

I think I need a jumpstart.

Chantelle