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{September 3, 2013}   Temporarily on Hold

JUST got finished working.  All day today, I really thought I missed posting yesterday cause I never did my Monday weight loss post.  I was prepared to admit that I had missed a day in my yearly blogging daily goal.  And I was also completely fine with that because anyone who went through what I went through over the weekend would have understandably missed a day.  BUT…I logged in here to do today’s post and realized I DIDN’T miss a day after all.  I had posted a One Minute post EARLY Monday morning and had completely forgotten about it.  I am just SO tired and my days are all running together that I honestly had no idea.

As for my weight loss posts, my scale died on me last week. 😦 I tried changing the batteries and it still is stuck on 0….so until I find another scale to use, I can’t really tell you if I have lost or not.  I still plan to do my measurements for next week and I will update everyone when I can, but the numbers on the scale are temporarily on hold.

This is all…I am tired and hungry…and need to get off this computer!



{August 19, 2013}   I’m back…in a good way!

Finally got back to 281…which was what I had gotten down to before I gained a few pounds back.  The even better news, although also ugh news, for me is that the scale surprised me with being BACK at 281 and I started my period last night.  Yea, I know, I know…I hate bringing that dreaded “P” word up, but I AM a female and periods DO effect your weight.  I tend to gain between 2 to as much as 6 or 7 pounds of water weight on my period.  So, I was NOT expecting to have shown any loss at ALL today, much less being back at the number I WAS.  I really hope this means once the water weight has passed that I will be below that number….Here’s hoping!

Anyways, I wasn’t intending to make this a short post, BUT I literally JUST got done working…my choice, not anyone else’s….AND I worked straight through supper, so I am starving! I know it’s not best to eat this late, but it’s also not good to just NOT eat, so I am off of here to eat something and maybe I will post something longer tomorrow. 🙂



{August 12, 2013}   No change

I just did my monthly measurements, and for the first time in over a year, there was NO change in my measurements from last month.  My weight is right now the same as last week, but that’s 4 pounds less than it was last month. SO…it’s not like my weight hasn’t changed at ALL, just not very much lately.  I am still trying hard.  I am still putting in the effort, but my body hasn’t showed it lately.  BUT in good news, I saw a friend that I hadn’t seen in a long time at the store the other day and they asked me how much weight I had lost.  They said they could tell I had lost a lot cause they hadn’t seen me in awhile.  And…another friend(oddly enough related to the other friend) LOL. said I was looking skinny lately.  Although, I find it hard to believe I look anywhere near skinny YET, it makes me feel good when people are actually noticing the change.  Believe it or not, it seems to be rare and far between when people seem to notice.  😦

People noticing gives me inspiration moving forward.  I have come SO far, and I am a heck of a lot more healthier today than I was last year.  I’m not sure how long this stalemate is going to last, but just know, I haven’t given up, I AM still working hard, and I will NEVER give up! 🙂 I have come too far to turn back now…and I have been in this place before, given up, gained the weight back x10, and been in the place where I looked back and realized, “Hey, I would have much rather been back there and stuck for the rest of my life than where I am now!’ So having THAT perspective, I refuse to let myself be back in that place and wishing I had not given up.



I don’t like posting that I gained a little back after last week, but hey, it’s the truth.  After finally getting unstuck and down to 281, I went back up a few pounds. So to the evil number on the scale, I stick my tongue out at you! You will not win, though! I shall be back down to 281 soon and even below it! I will not let the scale beat me!

Yes, I know that I turned medieval in my speech for a bit there, but I just wanted to be honest.  It’s not fun to post on a gain, but I also think it’s realistic and people need to hear about the good AND the bad, whether I would rather hide the bad or not.  You may notice on my weight tickers to the side that I didn’t change the number to show a gain.  I have my reasoning behind this.  Seeing 281 on there motivates me to get back there as soon as possible and then lower it!  And I will because I have far from given up on losing a lot more weight. I would LOVE by Christmas to be the size I was back in 2005 or as close as possible to that, which was 250 pounds…So I have almost 30+ pounds to go and 5 months? A little over 6 pounds a month average? Do you think I can do it?  Well…I plan to try my best! 🙂 Root me on!



{July 22, 2013}   No weigh in today!

Yep, I decided to skip a weigh in today due to having a full on “cheat” day Saturday when I celebrated my wedding anniversary with my husband.  I also had a ~cough~ unexpected visitor~cough~ show up early yesterday, which also hurts me when it arrives. With both things AND how depressed I was feeling yesterday, I decided it was in my best interest to just wait until next week to do my weigh in.

Yesterday was a very bad day for me emotionally.  I had very good reasons for being depressed.  If you understood my poem from yesterday, then you already know why.  If not, I don’t feel like outright saying it at the moment.  I cried more than I did anything yesterday.  Having depression and starting my period yesterday didn’t help things.  I was down in the dumps majorly, and my whole body felt like a zombie.  It sucked and I can feel the residuals from it still today, but things are a little better.  Having said this, I did not ask for help or advice because people do the “compare” strategy. I, myself, use it so I know others do.  Well, think of this situation…aren’t you lucky? Yea, yea…but another’s situation doesn’t change how you feel and what YOU feel is 100% real and you have a right to feel it, too.  I didn’t want to hear it, honestly.  And I didn’t want to answer questions on WHY I was feeling so depressed.  While I knew some of the factors, I can’t explain deep depression to anyone who has never felt it. And I can’t be fixed when I am deeply depressed.  You can’t cheer me up no matter how much you may think you can.  Sometimes when I  feel depressed, the best thing for me to do is just to deal with on my own.  I know this seems completely unrelated to my weight loss, but this is sort of background to why I’m not posting a weight today.  

After a week of getting back to healthy and by then, hopefully bidding adieu to my period, hopefully I will be in better spirits and the scale will have a good number to show! 🙂



{July 15, 2013}   Never giving up

People MUST be getting tired of me posting every week about how I’m stuck, but what else can I say when that is what I am.  Still stuck at the same weight, but never giving up! I will keep going until my body gets tired 0f hanging on to this needless weight! 🙂

 



{July 8, 2013}   This darn gear is stuck!

Seriously….my weight loss gear is stuck in neutral, and I would really, REALLY like for it to head back to drive.

I don’t really know what else to say….just feel like I’m stuck in mud or literally in a car that has died and refuses to budge an inch. BUT…my measurements budged an inch and a half since last month! I know that doesn’t sound very impressive, but even an inch a month would be 12 inches in a year, right? It’s good to know that SOMETHING is moving down even if the numbers on the scale aren’t.

So…here I am stuck again, BUT it doesn’t change how far I HAVE gotten. It doesn’t change how much healthier I am now than I was last year at this time.  In 12 days, it will be my 1 year Anniversary of changing my lifestyle to a healthier one. Whether I lose another pound before that day or not…I still have so much to celebrate! 🙂



I’m feeling deja vu and not just because I feel I have used this title before….I feel it because I am the same as last week, BUT I did lose a pound last week so it’s just one week of being stuck so far.  It will be nice when this “stuck” hump is finished and I can start losing consistently again. 😦

Oh well…..This weight loss can get stuck as much as it wants, but I refuse to give up!



If you haven’t already guessed from my title post, I finally dropped some weight after being stuck for what seemed to me like forever. It was just one pound, but I worked hard for it! That one pound for me was like the equivalent of building a house and working constantly to see the end result….and working and working and working, and then finally after ALL the hard work and effort…a house!

Ok…so maybe one pound loss doesn’t seem anywhere near as big as a house, but at this moment in time, it is still pretty darn great, thank you! 😉 So don’t try to stomp on my happiness please! I am going to enjoy the moment for what it is and hope this feeling isn’t a stranger. 🙂



{June 10, 2013}   Keeping you updated

As far as my weight loss goes, I am stuck again, it seems. 😦 I’m thinking I might need to try introducing some more light exercise in my week or something to kick start things back up. For those who have been following the whole time, you probably know I WAS doing Zumba and Just Dance a lot when I first started losing weight, but I stopped after having knee pains from just walking a little. Unfortunately, I still have the issues of my knee popping backwards on me. In fact, every time it seems to be long gone, it reappears. It’s so incredibly frustrating and the only thing to stop it is to keep losing weight, which as you know, I HAVE been doing. I already walk around a good bit a couple times of week when I take my mom to run errands, but I guess I will have to come up with a schedule to do more walking around the mall(since I hate the heat!) or as much of the Zumba as I can physically stand each week. I think this bump in my journey is probably one of the things causing my depression to rear its ugly head again, but I WILL overcome this!

Since last month, I have lost 1 inch…..yea, 1 doesn’t sound too impressive, but 1 is better than none! This brings my total loss in 10 1/2 months to about 37 inches! 🙂

When I hit the year mark on July 20th, 2013, I will post how many individual inches I have lost for each part I measure, which are Arm, Bust, Waist, Hips, Thigh and for about 5 months in between, the Neck.  Seeing the overall numbers definitely gives me motivation and inspiration to keep pushing on!

So…that’s it for now…..I hope to return with good news next week! Crossing my fingers over here! 🙂



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