Happy Halloween! Weigh-in Wednesday

So. Yesterday was Halloween. For those of you who know me, know that Halloween is my favorite holiday in the whole world. I would happily skip my birthday for another Halloween. Hell, I would skip Christmas in favor of Halloween.

Something about the costumes, candy, Trick or Treating, the spooky feelings…really gets me in my “Happy Mode”

But, it’s over. Welcome, November 1st.

Happy White Rabbits Day!

With November come my second favorite holiday. Thanksgiving!

I’m a self proclaimed Chubby lady who loves food.

That couldn’t be more obvious if I tried.

Although, this is also one of my least favorite times of the year. It’s when everyone brings food to everything.

And it’s not the light summer food. It’s the hearty-bake-sugar-fatty-carboload food.

And there are numerous opportunities for that.

Work functions. Family functions. It’s cold so I want to eat chili (always and forever) functions.

This time of year makes me really nervous. Because I know my self control is nowhere near where it needs to be. This is usually the time of year where I do the most of my yo-yoing. If I had made a graph of my weight loss in the past years, you’d see a definite upwards trend this time of year.

I always start off this time of year with a clear mind. Knowing that I need to be careful and watch what I’m doing. It’s always a test of restraint.

There’s something about snowfall from November to April (welcome to Michigan!) that makes hearty meals, pajamas, and bad food choices come to light. Which of course always means, that on April fools day 2018, I’ll be wondering if my scale is being a jerk and teasing me with a +6 gain.

But I have a plan, like I always do this time of year. The tricky part is actually just making sure I follow the plan. Even when I’m staring down pies, cakes, and the best winter mac and cheese you’ve ever seen in your life.

But until then, here’s a weigh in for you all.

Last weigh-in: 205.7
This weigh-in: 205.3
Lost: .4
Total lost from highest: 65.9

There we go. I’m still a little ways from WONDERLAND! (Do people even say that anymore?)

My body – Wednesday Weigh-in

I’ve always been hyper-critical of my body. That goes without saying. I can point out my flaws immediately. I have lovehandles that will probably always be present, I have cellulite and stretchmarks (though, I don’t hate on the stretchmarks much these days), I have back fat and armpit fat, so on and so forth.

I know plenty of women who do this, regardless of size. Hell, I’m willing to bet every woman (and man) does this. And even though I’m losing weight because I’m not happy with my health and my body, I have recently (as in within this last week) started to remind myself of the things that I love about my body-despite my flaws.

I’ve decided if I don’t remind myself of these things, I can easily see myself getting even more critical about my body. Because I’ve been there..and that leaves me with what? Tons of negativity.

Whereas if I remind myself of the things I love, I think it’ll be easier for me to get to that point where there are more things that I love than I don’t like. Opposed to getting to what I think is my “ideal” weight, and still picking out every little thing about myself I don’t like.

So… here we go… I’ll start off small, three things about my body that I love.

My legs – They may be big, but they’re strong and I have pretty killer calves
My broad shoulders – I may not be able to wear a halter top, but I can rock a strapless dress/shirt like nobody’s business!
My height – hide and seek sucks, but I’ll always stand out in a crowd

Sure, the list might not be long…but it’s a start.

Anyways, since it’s Wednesday, I’ll cut to the chase.

My third weigh-in since being back!

Last weigh in: 210.0
This weigh in: 208.3
Lost lost: 1.7 pounds
Total lost from highest: 61.7 pounds

Wooohooo!

Another loss, and I’ll very happily take it!

So, until next time,

Belated Weigh-in Wednesday

Well hello there.

I’ve been MIA a bit these last couple of days (obviously). I blame it on a ton of late nights driving and general desire for sleep.

So of course I missed my first weigh-in day of this new start, not exactly a good move on my part. So we’ll call this Belated Weigh-in Wednesday?

I have checked my weight a while ago, and I’ve pretty much stayed stagnant for a little while, but now that I’m posting again, it’s time for an official weigh-in. So here you go.

Dun Dun Dunnnnnn

Last Weigh-In (March 27, 2013): 183.5
This Weigh-In: 196.2
Total gained 12.7 lbs

Well, there you have it. 12 pounds. Considering that it’s been nearly a year and having only gained 12 pounds, I can’t say that I’m too upset about it. Sure, I’m fairly bummed that I gained weight. But it definitely could have been worse.

There was zero exercise as far as going out and actually exercising, but that was kind of the story originally. And my eating habits weren’t all that hot. So when I stepped on the scale I was honestly expecting something more along the lines of 205+.

But I have enjoyed eating like crap to be perfectly honest. Eating whatever I wanted with minimal guilt was nice. But now I’ve got to get back to the roots.

Counting calories (take that “calorie counting nay sayers”)
Exercising (for real this time)
Blogging (more regularly than two posts then vanishing – oops)

But I’m hoping this time will be a bit easier, or at least different. I still have my family’s support and Josh’s support (two words: Nike Conversation) which haven’t changed. But this time around I have a few friends who are also on this path to losing weight. We’re all going about it in different ways. I believe there is Weight Watchers, Atkins, and eating better in the general paths… but it’ll be nice to be able to talk to people I personally know who are going through the same things that I am.

So we’ll see how it goes. Right?

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