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!!!

Nervous about the weigh in :(

This is going to be a fairly short post today simply because of nerves…Weigh in day tomorrow, and I’m not feeling very optimistic.

I don’t know if that’s just self doubt, or if it’s just because I know my body well enough to know I haven’t lost any weight.

I haven’t decided which it is. I want to see that 184…It’s only 2 pounds away from last week…actually less than two pounds from last week…and I just really want to see it.

It’s incredibly frustrating. I know, I know. I haven’t weighed myself yet…the scale could show me a pretty number…it really could. But I just don’t feel like it will.

For one, it’s still TTotM (sorry boys) so I know that I am bloating like crazy still. I’ve said it a million times, but I usually bloat anywhere from 3-5 pounds. Heck, I’ve bloated 7 pounds before. So I know that the scale is going to show that.

Another (perhaps not so valid) point is that I don’t feel like I’ve been eating very well. Which, honestly…could be true. Don’t get me wrong, every day that I have eaten “poorly” (i.e. over 1400-1600 calories) are days that I burned over 1500 through random activities (read: work). So I have been deliberately eating more to keep within that 1000 calorie deficient. But still, it’s a hard thing to process.

I get so used to eating within a certain point, and maintaining that goal deficient, that whenever I eat more than that (to maintain the -1000) I feel like I have been over eating.

It’s silly. I know this, but I can’t get it out of my mind.

So, basically…I’m freaking out. Probably taking this weigh in wayyyy too far. Well, no “probably” about it. I definitely know that I am.

I just really want to see that 184.

For several reasons. Obviously, this is a big stepping stone for me. It’ll be that official “I’ve lost 80 pounds!!!!” marker. But also, it’s that moment where I’m all like “Holy crap, I am only 5 pounds away from being in the 170s. And only 20 pounds away from losing 100 pounds!!!”

So naturally, for me at least, I am waiting quite impatiently to see that number.

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???