Fricken Eh! (Weigh in day!)

Yeah. That is how I was feeling when I stepped on the scale this morning. Pretty epic moment for me. I might have even done a dance… not as suave and smooth as Mr. Carlton here. But pretty awesome!

Last week: 185.9
This week: 183.6
Total LOST: 2.3 pounds

183.6 pounds. I have officially lost 80 pounds! As of today, August 29th of 2012, I have lost 80 pounds. I have been aiming for this particular goal for the better part of this year.

Ok, Ok, it’s not as awesome when I think that I have been trying to do this for the better part of 6+ months. But whatever. No negative thoughts are going to ruin this for me.

I weigh 183.6!!! YAY! I annihilated that 184. I didn’t even see it on the scale this morning. Haha. Right to the 183 moment!!!!

I find it funny that I lost the same exact amount of weight as last week. 2.3 pounds. This is friggen AWESOME!

I may have gotten a little teary eyed. Yeah. It’s possible.

I love that accomplished feeling I’m getting right about now. Actually losing 80 pounds, officially. And knowing that I have done it the right way!!!!

I’m kind of in awe. It makes me want to dance. Badly. Without shame. Haha.

This is awesome. Simple as that.

I don’t even know what to say past this point. I had a whole blog post planned out for today, detailing my day at school on Monday. I was bracing myself to see something along the lines of 185.1…. just so the scale could have one more opportunity to fool me…But honestly… I’m kind of just wow. Completely in awe, excited, shocked.

So. Now I am moving towards my next goal. 174. That is my next goal. No stopping to celebrate (well, at least no stopping in my eating ways). At that point I will have lost 90 pounds. Phew. It’s kind of daunting. I’ve been bracing myself for 80 pounds. To the point where the number almost desensitized in my mind. Almost. Haha.

So I’m moving towards 90 pounds lost. Not too much longer until that point. I’d guess about 6 weeks. Ish. We’ll see. But I’m incredibly happy. Super happy. Monumentally happy!!!!

So. I have lost 80 pounds. Officially. And I don’t ever want to see 185 ever again!!!! I’ve seen that number too many times this past year. Not again. I have 20 pounds to lose until I am at 164, my “lets pause and see how I feel” number. And then, if I’m not completely happy (and ONLY if doctors advise I need to be at 145ish) I have 40 pounds until I am done.

Phew. I know I’ve said it a dozen times. But I’m happy. Very. Very happy!

Yay! (Weigh-in Day)

Ok, I’m sure by my title you can guess that I had a pretty good weigh in day today. But before you get to hear any of that…I’m going to tell you about my day. Haha, the suspense!!!!

In one word, hectic. I woke up late. As in 15 minutes before I was supposed to be there. I can assure you, this was the quickest time I have ever used to get ready for work. Of course that didn’t include makeup or anything along those lines. But still, I got there in time. Barely, but I did.

And it was totally my fault. For some reason I set the alarm for 8:00. Silly me…that’s when I was supposed to be at work. I ended up waking up at 7:45, out of a dead sleep…in a panic. Not my favorite way of waking up. haha.

Although, I do start my new classes on Monday! I’m taking French, Photography, Abnormal Psychology, and Underwater Archaeology (not to be confused with my NAS classes I took over the summer. But I won’t go into that too much, I’m going to wait until Monday to yak about that.

So, back to the weigh-in…. If you guessed it was a good weigh in…you guessed right!!!

Last week: 188.2
This week: 185.9
Total LOST: 2.3 pounds

Oh yeah, you read that right!!!! I am 185.9!!!! Ok, ok… I’m not going to go overboard with a measly .1 of a pound. So there is really not much difference between weighing 185.9 and 186… but still. Seeing that 185 number (excluding the .9) makes me happy happy.

I’m happy that I actually lost some weight!!!! It feels great, again! Haha. Though I’m pretty sure some of it is just water weight going away…I had been drinking and eating quite a bit of sodium the week prior last week’s weigh in… so I can’t say that that entire 2.3 pounds was fat…but still. The number makes me happy.

So…guess what. Next week is the week. 184 is coming up. I don’t care if it is 184.5, 184.8… whatever…I don’t really care. As long as I see 184.[whatever] I’ll be happy. It’ll feel like some progress. It would officially mark the first time in sooooo friggen long that hasn’t been apart of losing the same pound or two that I’ve been losing.

I’m all giddy. I love that accomplished feeling I get when I eat right and I lose weight. It’s a great feeling.

So next week, I’m going to see that 184. I’m going to eat right, exercise…and earn that number darnit!

The thing I don’t think I’ll ever get used to, seeing those numbers. Once I hit 184, I’ll be at this point where I wouldn’t have ever seen these number before. Simply because it isn’t the same couple of pounds…and it’s been so long since I’ve weighed 180-anything… since prior age 11. So it’s going to be awesome.

So wish me luck on next week’s weigh in, I’m feeling optimistic!!!

Whoops (Weigh in day)

Holy crap. I have been so busy, it’s rediculous! I’ve been working like crazy. I’m still at the housekeeping job, I wanted to wait until I actually started at my new job before just up and quitting. But I put my notice in like a good girl, and my last day is officially Friday.

To give you a hint, two days ago I worked 10 hours. The day before then I worked about 17 hours between the two places. I literally have only had enough time to sleep and hang with my family for an hour or so.

I’ve been so busy, I’ve missed last week’s weigh in…obviously. So today, I made a point to weigh myself. But before I get into that I wanted to mention something kinda quick about my new job!!!!

I am now working with people who have developmental disabilities. I obviously can’t get into too much detail due to confidentiality issues…but I do believe I am safe enough to be able to tell you all that I absolutely LOVE it.

I’ve always been that kind of person who has wanted to actually help people, possibly that’s why I am planning on teaching… but this is awesome.

It’s a great feeling. Of course I have only worked there a couple of days so far, but I’m already excited at the possibilities.

I’m even planning on taking a sign language class, just in case I get transferred somewhere that could be helpful.

Yeah, I can’t go into too much detail, but I already like it. Both my sister and Josh have said they haven’t seen me this happy coming home from work in a L-O-N-G time. Which is a good feeling.

On the weight loss area of my life. I haven’t been working out. This time I honestly haven’t had the time to exercise (unless I wanted to give up sleep. haha). But things are going to slow down once I’m officially out of the housekeeping gig.

So…back to my weigh in day.

Last week: 186.6
This week: 188.2
Total GAINED: 1.6 pounds

Well, shucks. I’m not entirely sure how that happened. I’ve been eating pretty good, at least I thought so. I’m feeling like blaming it on the lack of activity level. If I’m eating right…that seems like the only thing that makes sense. I’m not about to blame anything on bloating or water weight either.

I wasn’t expecting to see 188. I was actually kind of hoping for 184…185 at the very least.

I clearly have to change something. Obviously. I’m just trying to figure out what I am going to do. I’ve been trying to figure out the whole schedule thing figured out. Sure “Nicole, you’re over thinking things again”… yeah yeah. I know. But I work better with schedules. That could be the problem why I haven’t been doing exercising before. I haven’t scheduled it before…therefore I don’t do it. If there is a schedule in place for myself, then I’m more apt to actually do what I’m supposed to.

In this case, obviously it would be exercising. I’m just trying to figure it out…yeah. Although, I’m going to get on that right when I hit publish on here. So tomorrow I may bore you all with the details, because I’m determined to figure it out now.

Just got to make sure what I’m doing and when…general idea of course. Nothing like 8am do this…9pm do this… you know. More of a general kind of thing, simply because my work schedule is so chaotic…and I’ve got school coming up.

But I’ll get it all figured out.

Anyone else out there work better with schedules? Has making an “exercise schedule”??? How has it worked out with you?

News!!! (Weigh-in day)

Today was a busy day!!!! I had my doctor’s appointment, all’s well. So far, of course. I just have to return to get my TB test results, and yes…there was a needle involved. The drug test was just the cup one, it was kind of cool to watch them actually do the test. But I passed that one (dur), passed my physical (yay), and then it was time for the TB test. They ended up taking a syringe with a itty bitty needle and injecting the skin in my arm with a little bit. There was actually a little bubble under my skin…ew.

Yeah… I cried. Like a little girl. The lady who did it was incredibly nice about it, she actually let me hold her hand. Haha. Yeah, I’m a baby about needles.

Then Brittany (my little sis) went and took her drivers test… she is now a licensed driver!!!!! Yay! Congrats to her!!!!

It was a pretty good day!!!! Also, I got weighed at the doctor’s office…. take a while guess….

186.6

YAY!!!!! That is what the scale at the doctor’s office read…my scale reads 187.2. So my scale is about .6 pounds off, since their is perfectly calibrated, and my scale cost me about 12.00. Haha.

In fact, I’m only .2 pounds away from where I left off, when I deserted my site. Ha.

I’m a happy camper. I did find a web site that tells me how to calibrate my scale. I’m going to do that tonight, should be interesting…it’s one of those digital scales…lucky me.

But I’m happy. Actually…very happy. It’s been a really really good day (aside from the needle 🙁 ).

On other news, I have been going a tad crazy with the arts and crafts. I’ve been making necklaces like nobody’s business. I’m planning on selling them on an Etsy shop, whooo hooo. I’m not that big on wearing necklaces…so I made all these and decided “Hey, I’m never gonna wear them…might as well sell them. I highly doubt that I’m going to make a huge profit from them… but who cares? I’ll end up putting whatever money I make back, that way I can save up to go to Fitbloggin this year… I can’t go this time around…poop.

Though, yesterday I mentioned a colorful and sweat inducing thing I want to do…

The Color Run!!!!!

I had never heard about it until I saw it posted on a fellow weight loss blogger’s page. It looked like so much fun… so I looked it up.

It’s seems pretty much awesome! You basically wear as much white as possible to this race and throughout the race everyone gets doused in colored cornstarch at pre-determined places at the race. Off the top of my head I believe it’s at the beginning of the race and each km afterwards. And each racer is given a pouch of color.

It sounds like so much fun!!!!! Not only that, but it’s a non-timed race. Which I love the idea of a no pressure race. It’s one of the reason’s why I opted out of the Cherry Festival race. Definitely no pressure. I love that!

The one that is coming up is the day of my birthday! It’ll be a pretty awesome “Happy Birthday Nicole” kind of thing! It’s in Cincinnati…only about an 8 hour drive from me.

It’s something that I really really really want to do…so we’ll see. I’m not making any promises, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to make it.

So yes…that’s my day/news in a nutshell. I know I’ve been seriously lacking in the picture department of things, and I promise I’ll get back on track with that.

Anyone out there planning on going to that particular Color 5k???

Hello, Hello! (Weigh-in Day)

Hi, from home! I didn’t post yesterday because we all took a trip down to Grand Rapids! We left Tuesday, and just got back. Went down and visited our grandparents! AND my cousin Krysti and her husband showed up too!

Can you tell by all my exclamation points that I had a great time?

My grandparents are great. Simple as that. I haven’t had a chance to go through my camera and pull the pictures off, we got home with about 5 minutes before I am writing this. It was so much fun.

Although, I have to admit I ate like crap, and didn’t exercise at ALL. I’m not ashamed to admit it, I was on vacation mode. For example, dinner last night was a Smyrna Monster Burger. Three different kinds of cheese, olives, mushrooms, sauteed onions, mayo, mustard…the whole shebang. Then Krysti and I split an order of deep fried mushrooms.

So yeah, I didn’t eat good AT ALL. I could have gone with a healthier meal, I really could have. But, like I said, I was on “vacation” so I wasn’t about to try and eat right yesterday. And this morning I had breakfast at BK, such a rarity that I couldn’t help but to eat some cini-minis. I’m still stuffed to be perfectly honest.

So I wasn’t at all surprised at my weigh in today.

Last week: 185.3
This week: 186.4
Total GAINED: 1.1 pounds

Yeah, I gained a pound from last week. Well, I actually doubt that. I weighed myself Tuesday, before we left because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to post anything on Wednesday, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get to a scale…and there was a number on there that made me INCREDIBLY happy. So I did a little jig, but I was fairy certain that I would end up either bloating or eating myself into a stupor… so I didn’t want to post that awesome number, because I was fairly certain it wasn’t going to stay that way.

I wouldn’t be surprised if I did gain something but I doubt that I gained quite that much.

Yeah, I’m being vague. I don’t want to jinx myself. Haha.

I had fun with my blatant disregard of calories and deficient numbers. But, I’m back home in the real world, so I’ve got to get back on track. Although, I don’t consider myself to be off track, not at all. In fact I’d barely count it as a cheat day.

So next weeks weigh in is going to be awesome! And I had so much fun these past couple of days. Yup. So, I’ll give you all a better recap of our Grandparents Adventure. Once I get my pictures off.

Are vacation days free-for-alls for you?