Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hey, remember me?

I have neglected my blog for a few weeks.  I know I've neglected it.  I thought about it a lot, actually.  My mind was at war with me & instead of dealing with it, I recoiled.  For that I am sorry to the few people that read this thing.

When I was due for my weigh-in 2 weeks ago, I stepped on the scale to see that I'd gained a pound.  A pound.  One measly, tiny, miniscule pound.  I didn't go to the gym much that week (I let the snowstorm be my excuse for that instead of working out at home) & after being really sick on Superbowl Sunday I had a slight encounter with Little Caesars.  So wasn't suprised, just a little disappointed.  I let that disappointment dwell & dwell on me.  I dwelled on it to the point I was too ashamed to write a blog that day.  Then the next day, & the next, & the next, so on & so forth.  I let ONE POUND get the best of me.

So instead of sucking it up & dealing with it, I avoided it (I'm super good at that).  But was I going to just abandon my blog?  No, I wasn't giving up on it & definitely not giving up on my journey.

So let's catch up.

Tuesday, February 8th
Previous weight : 267.5
Current weight.  : 268.5
Gain of 1 lb.

Tuesday, February 15th
Previous weight : 268.5
Current weight.  : 266.0
Loss of 2.5 lbs!

I fought back the next week, kicked that pound off my body for the last time & said adios to 1 & 1/2 more.  Mentally I'm back.  No more excuses for not working out.  There are plenty of things I can do at home if I'm stuck & I shouldn't depend on the gym completely.  Also, my friend Emily over at http://biglifelittleblog.blogspot.com & started a No Fast Food 90 day challenge, so no Little Caesars for a long time!

That takes us to today.

Previous weight : 266.0
Current Weight. : 262.5
Loss of 3.5 lbs!!

Total loss of 23.5 lbs this year.

I'm on track mentally, physically & emotionally again.  Its feels good to see the scale reflect it.  I promise I won't let my blogs go by the wayside again (& I want to start posting lots of recipes!), but I must cut this one short.  But don't worry, I'm not sitting at home moping.  I'm with one of my good friends, Kristen, who came up from Joplin to see Ke$ha with me tonight.  We are patiently awaiting for the hot mess to begin.  Dance party time (aka hidden cardio)!!!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weigh-In #3 & Potluck!

(pictured : the Quinoa Black Bean Salad I made for work this weekend.  More on that later.)

I have failed at blogging since my weigh-in last week, but to be fair I've been crazy busy & havent had a day off work since!

Being more active, I have already noticed a huge difference in my everyday life.  I have more energy, stamina & I feel like I can go non-stop some days.  Before, I would go to work lethargic, come home tired & plop down in the recliner.  Usually after that the rest of my day would slip away watching TV or going out until super late & drinking.  The difference is ridiculous & I'm left wondering how I functioned before, in all honesty.

My groceries are already waning & without much extra $$ to spend for now, I've been worried I would stop & grab fast food or make something easy.  But guess what, I haven't!  Not to say I havent had the chance, but my resolve has been strong.  I got offered a piece of Domino's pizza by a co-worker & turned it down.  That.  Is.  Weird.

Speaking of work, we had a potluck over the weekend to celebrate the end of the fiscal year.  I decided to bring something different than the usual fare, that was vegan & healthy.  After some googling I decided on a Quinoa Black Bean Salad recipe I found HERE.  It turned out AWESOME!  It was spicy & limey (I am a lime juice junkie) & delicious.  I also made a fresh batch of Whole Wheat Pita Bread that was super yummy.  Judging by the empty container when I went home Sunday, my co-workers liked it too.

Alrighty, on to the weigh-in.  I've ate really well this past week & worked out every day but yesterday I think & I definitely saw the results!

Previous weight : 272 lbs

Current weight : 267.5 lbs

Loss of :  4.5 lbs

Total lost : 18.5 lbs.

I didnt quite believe the scale when I saw it & had a fit shortly thereafter.  I've definitely noticed small changes this week, as well.  The pants I wear for my work uniform are SO loose & I had to use a safety pin to keep the zipper up.  My roommate even told me last night that my jawline looks more defined.  Non-scale victories, FTW!!

Alrighty, I'm done with the novel for today.  I am going to try to make the best of my snow day(s) the Snowpocalyse of 2011 has gifted me.  It's time to stop cuddling with my cat, Marzipan.  Time to get up, get some semblance of a home work-out & clean up this pigsty I haven't had time to deal with for the last week.

Since I dont have any home workout DVD's to go along with, anyone have any tips of what to do?