Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 134: Weigh-In

Weigh-in: 210.8
BMI: 31.94
Weight loss this week: 0.4 lbs.
Weight loss since starting this blog: 38.2 lbs.
Weight loss since my highest point: 49.2 lbs.

Didn't make it to the 50 pound mark this week, but I'm hoping it will come next week. I haven't had a lot of food at home since moving, so I've been eating out a lot which is why my weight has kind of stalled. I bought a lot of groceries late this week, so I'm hoping that will help out again.
I've also been really unmotivated lately. I have a hard time, especially after getting home from work, motivating myself to work out. I think there's a few reasons for this.
1) When I get home from work, I'm exhausted, and really just want to relax.
2) I really don't like running in Charlottesville because all the other people I see running here are super fit and I feel really really uncomfortable around them.
3) I really feel I'm just burnt out on losing weight right now.

I'm not saying I'm giving up.  I'm just struggling to find intrinsic motivation right now.

Do you all have any tips for pushing through?

-K

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 127: Weigh-in

Weigh-in: 211.2 lbs.
BMI: 32.01
Weight loss for the week: 2.0 lbs.
Weight loss since starting this blog: 37.8 lbs.
Weight loss since my highest point: 48.8 lbs.

Sweet! Lost another 2 pounds this week...which is surprising because I'm still being rather lazy as far as exercising and counting calories, but I think I'm still eating less than I used to overall, which is why I'm still losing.

I am also really excited about the fact I now fit into size 14 jeans!! I was at a 22 when I started this journey and to be down 4 sizes is awesome! I haven't fit in a size 14 since high school!!!!!

I'm also only 1.2 lbs away from 50 lbs. lost! I'm hoping this will serve as motivation to get back on track with things.

I also haven't taken pics lately, but here's a collage I made 3 weeks ago:
I think that's all for now.

-K

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 120: Weigh-in

Weigh-in: 213.2 lbs.
BMI: 32.31
Weight loss for 2 weeks: 2 lbs.
Weight loss since starting this blog: 35.8 lbs.
Weight loss since my highest point: 46.8 lbs.

First, let me say, sorry there was no weigh-in last week. I've been moving over the past two weeks, plus I started my first full time job, and it's hard to find time for everything. Though I have lost 2 lbs. over the past two weeks, I know I haven't been staying on track very well-I haven't had a lot of time to exercise, I've been eating out a lot, drinking a lot of alcohol, and not monitoring my calories. I think the main saving grace has been that I've been burning calories while moving.

Really quick, personal story (skip over if you'd like): However, I had a reminder this week about how far I still have to go. One of the many many many reasons I decided to finally start this journey was because I was sick of attracting the same type of guy-the chubby chasers-who deemed me good enough to mess around with, but never to date. It was infuriating, and I was just done with it. During this journey, I've been gaining a lot more self confidence, but still was very unsure about dating anyone until I'm comfortable with myself. This week I went on my first date since starting this journey with a guy who was very very cute-I had no idea why he was interested, but being slightly more confident about myself, I was hoping it wasn't the same schtick. Over the course of the date, this topic came up and the words out of his mouth were, "I just have a thing for curvy girls." *boom* End of conversation. Now, I know everyone is attracted to different body types, personality characteristics, etc. but in my experience, when a guy leads with, "I have a thing for curvy girls," it tends to end disastrously. And frankly, it's the same thing I've always been sick of-being defined by my size rather than who I am. On the bright side, this was a nice reminder of why I've chosen to be single, and part of why I'm on this journey. (end personal story)

In other news, I ran my first 5K last Saturday!!!! My main goal was to finish in under an hour, and I suspected my time was around 45 minutes-and my final time was 44:03! I know it's not the fastest, but considering not long ago the thought of running at all made me cower in fear, I'm really proud of how far I've come.

I think that's all for now. The past 2 days I've been good about counting calories again, and I need to set up a time to exercise in my schedule: getting those back on track are my main goals for this week.

-K