Well, well, well. We meet again. Since I am writing this post at 6 am instead of 6 pm, like normal, maybe I will actually be higher up on the list when checking in. I am so terrible about doing anything weekly (lets not even start about doing things daily) so its amazing that I even check in with the challenge every other week. But I have some down time now and I am awake and ready to write and read some weight loss blogs.
I feel that I am well on my way to becoming a healthy me. I have been eating way less than I normally do when I am at home and I have been having great workouts. Yesterday my workout consisted of 30 minutes on the elliptical, 20 on the bike, and an hour of swimming (10 laps)/kicking with a kickboard (26 laps). It was a great workout that made my body feel so tired but so good at the same time… I am loving swimming. I am so glad I added it to my workout schedule.
The bridesmaid dress fiasco gave me a reason to really NEED to lose weight and break the unhealthy cycle that has gripped me while I have been living at home. The motivation to fit in the dress for L’s wedding – so I wouldn’t let her down or completely embarrass myself in front of my friends – has proven to be a powerful motivator for me. The wedding is this Saturday so I have motivation to continue this through at least Saturday afternoon. I can’t promise I will be good Saturday night though, I have a date and a desire to eat something unhealthy after two weeks of nada in the yummy goodness department.
But don’t fret my friends. Although I am on an accelerated, amped up healthy living plan right now I don’t plan to abandon it any time soon. I will add back a few hundred more calories a day though and let the weight loss slow to a more appropriate speed. If I want this to be permanent I will just adjust what I am doing now to make it slower, but ultimately more lasting.
So how much weight have I lost exactly? I can’t tell you. It’s not that I don’t want to tell you, but that I really can’t tell you. I don’t know how much weight I have lost. Once I decided that fitting into L’s bridesmaid dress was my goal I started focusing on that instead of the scale. I haven’t been weighing myself and have instead been basing my efforts on how my body looks, feels, and fits into clothes.
I am doing well in that aspect since my clothes all feel a bit looser. I received a compliment from one of my bosses yesterday about how I looked like I had lost weight and that I looked thinner in areas…. including the area where the dress didn’t fit! I know I have lost a few inches at least. I love that she told me this because honestly it is impossible for me to judge my size and whether or not it is actually diminishing.
I may have to buy a corset or something like one for this weekend (just so I don’t look so flabby, ya know?). I will definitely post a picture of two to let you guys see if all this worked or not. So look forward to a future bridesmaid fashion show with yours truly.
For now we will have a little food show. I don’t do this every week but sometimes I will plan out my food for the week and cook everything and separate it out to help make sure I am eating only what I need to eat. As an example of this here are the pictures from one of the weeks when I did this.
My veggies all cooked and in their containers: peas, corn, green beans, mixed.
My breakfasts and snacks: cereal, oatmeal, fruit.
I also cooked up some bacon! Well, turkey bacon!
The fish I cooked that tasted soooo good. I love fish.