Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 108-Weigh-in

Weigh-in: 215.2 lbs.
BMI: 32.61
Weight loss this week: 2.8 lbs.
Weight loss since starting this blog: 33.8 lbs.
Weight loss since my highest point: 44.8 lbs.

Well the great thing about moving is you burn a lot of calories doing it!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 100-Weigh-in

I'm a day late on the weigh-in because I've been moving, but I still got it in this weekend! It's hard to believe I've been at this for 100 days! Without any further ado:

Weigh-in: 218.0 lbs.
BMI: 33.1
Weight loss this week: 1.3 lbs.
Weight loss since starting this blog: 31 lbs.
Weight loss since my highest point: 42 lbs.

I'm determined to be in one-derland by the end of the summer. I've been slacking on tracking my calories and exercising, and my goal for the week is to track everything to a tee again. I'm thinking I'm going to try and do daily posts again with calorie counts to get myself back on track. I'm only going to make an effort to eat at home as much as possible-I've been dining out a lot, and spending too much money and eating too many unhealthy things in doing so.

Also, a few weeks back, I did an interview with Fox 5 News here in DC about Nexercise. The spot finally aired, and you watch it here.

Last but not least, a fun little graph showing my weight the past 100 days.

3 oz. Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini-255 calories
1 can tuna-100 calories
1 Tbsp. light mayo-60 calories
1 c. skim milk-90 calories

Clif Kids Smores Z-bar-130 calories

4 oz. grilled chicken breast-120 calories
2 oz. Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini-170 calories
1/2 oz. fat free feta-18 calories
1/4 c. Classico sauce-40 calories

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 95-Pics

So I haven't posted pics in a while so here you go!

I still have a long way to go...but I wanted to post the pic I took on week 1 next to week 13, mostly for myself :)

This is the first time in several weeks that I've compared the photos side by side and I'm just amazed at the difference!

I'm done being my cheerleader for now. :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 92-Weigh-in

Weigh-in: 219.3 lbs.
BMI: 33.3
Weight loss this week: -0.2 lbs.
Weight loss since starting this blog: 29.7 lbs.
Weight loss since my highest point: 40.7 lbs.

Slight gain this week, but honestly, I'm not surprised nor upset. For one, gaining 0.2 lbs. is basically like maintaining. Second, it was finals/final papers week, and I had time to exercise once the entire week, plus I didn't have much time to cook for myself. All things considered, I think I'm doing well. I have one take-home final left, and once I actually have time again, I'm sure I'll be able to get back on track.

I don't have a lot else to add right now. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 85-Weigh-in

Weigh-in: 219.1 lbs.
BMI: 33.3
Weight loss this week: 1.8 lbs.
Weight loss since starting this blog: 29.9 lbs.
Weight loss since my highest point: 40.9 lbs.

I'm surprised I've even had a loss this week considering the little amount of exercise because of finals and the unhealthy eating/drinking because of my birthday, but, hey, I'll take it! Hoping I can get back into my old schedule after Wednesday when I'm pretty much done with school. I'll try to post pics sometime this week. Now I'm off to go work on a paper...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 81-Tuesday: Growing Pains

I really should be working on one of the two papers I have due next week, but I feel I need to get something off my chest that's been bothering me for a while, and after all, that's a big reason I started this blog. So here goes...

We all know I love watching The Biggest Loser. Do I necessarily with the idea of weight loss as competition? Not necessarily, but I find watching the show inspirational, and I like it. But that's not what I want to talk about. Last week, one of the contestants, Irene, who is currently in the lead on the show, sat down with Jillian and talked about self confidence. And it got me thinking about where my self confidence is. This thought process continued throughout the week and through this week's episode as well which was makeover week. Now here's where my thoughts come in.

I have never felt beautiful. I've always been overweight, out-of-shape, and though I know weight doesn't determine beauty, I don't *feel* beautiful. Let me make it clear, I'm not writing this to throw a pity party, nor am I fishing for compliments, I'm just telling how I feel.

I don't think I'm ugly, but I don't think I'm pretty either.

And the thing is, since my highest point, I've lost almost 40 pounds. I see my clothes getting bigger, I feel physically different when I'm active, but emotionally-I feel the same. I see that same girl when I look in the mirror. And I put forth almost no effort when it comes to make-up, hair, etc.

And my question is, why?

The main reason has been because I've felt there's no point-whether I put forth the effort or not, I didn't feel attractive. But I'm not sure if that's the case still. I know I'm getting thinner, healthier, and becoming the person I want to be...but there are still growing pains.

I don't have a solution right now, and I think it's good I'm working through these things, because I don't expect to feel different over night.

But maybe, just maybe, I'll wake up a little earlier tomorrow, do something with my hair, put in my contacts, and a bit of makeup. Not for anyone else, but for me.