Weekly Weigh-In: Week 34


Week 34 Current Weight: 291

Pounds Lost This Week: 2

Total Weight Lost: 99 pounds

The one on the left is from mid-November, while the one on the right is from December 2016. It’s worth noting that the one on the right, I had to hold my head and the camera at just the right angle to make myself look less fat, while the newer one is taken pretty much straight on. I still can’t believe the differences sometimes.

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Weekly Weigh-In: Week 32


Week 32 Current Weight: 300

Pounds Lost This Week: 0 (gained 9)

Total Weight Lost: 90 pounds

I knew this week was going to be bad. I mean, not only Thanksgiving, but my dad was in town and honestly, I felt like I was starving all week – so I made a ton of bad food choices and was over my daily goals pretty much every day. But still… with couple of exceptions, I was under 2000 calories a day most of the week, so 9 pounds seems like an excessive amount to gain back. I know it’s mostly water weight and will probably drop back off once I get back on track, but that doesn’t make me feel much better at the moment.

Dropping It


So seriously, I never (well almost never) shop for clothes when I’m at brick and mortar retailers because they rarely have ever had anything in my size, but I had some extra Kohl’s cash since hubby needed a bunch of new stuff the other day, so I figured I’d look (and if nothing else I’d pick him or the kids up something else). Well, if I ever needed proof and further motivation that I am really doing this thing… this is it. I found a dress in a 2X that fit me. That is 4-5 sizes smaller than what I was wearing when I started this crazy journey back in April. For realzies, I have shorts that are men’s “king size” 7X and shirts that are 6X, and I. JUST. FOUND. A. 2X. THAT. FITS. Comfortably even. And it was on clearance!!! Can’t beat that. XD

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 30


Week 30 Current Weight: 295

Pounds Lost This Week: 1

Total Weight Lost: 95 pounds

I struggled a bit this week (lots of carbs), and had several days where I was over my calorie goals – not by a lot (usually within 200-300 calories), but still not surprising that I didn’t lose that much. When I weighed myself yesterday morning I was at 294, but then hubby made this awesome dinner and between the salt and extra helping of mashed potatoes it was enough to bump me back up. Also that time of the month (yay for being irregular), so that doesn’t help either.

But overall it’s good and I went out and bought a ton of raw veggies to try to help keep me on track, so that when I’m craving food, I can eat something healthier, rather than reaching for the Brownie Brittle (which OMG… is so good). Really, if I could get hubby to stop buying bread and snacks, it would make my life so much easier. XD

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 29


Week 29 Current Weight: 296

Pounds Lost This Week: 3

Total Weight Lost: 94 pounds

I’m really surprised that I lost 3 pounds considering that I ate a ton of crap this week. I mean, Sunday I did the food truck thing and ate more than double my daily calories and the day after I was over by a couple hundred as well. Even on the days I was at/under, I didn’t eat very well. So was not really expecting much. Weight loss is weird.

Things Discovered: Mrs. Thinster’s Cookie Thins – Pumpkin Spice


And now… another thing that I may have to add to my “don’t keep in the house” list, even though they are oh so yummy!!

At 140 calories per 5 cookie serving (19 carbs, 1 fiber, 1 protein), these fit comfortably into most diet menus, however, they taste utterly amazing, which makes it really hard to stop eating them. Again, if you plan accordingly, it won’t break the diet bank to have more than one serving, but still, probably not a good idea to do so on a regular basis.

Taste-wise, they have sort of a ginger snap feel and flavor, but I can also get that pumpkin hints as well. And even though, they distinctly avoided using the words “pumpkin spice” on the Cookie Butter shake description, I feel like this is totally that flavor – in cookie form (which is probably why I’m having such a hard time resisting them).  But it’s fall… so ’tis the flavor of the season. Oddly, I’ve never been all that into it, but apparently it was just a matter of finding the right food combo. Definitely not complaining. YUM!!! XD

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 27


Week 27 Current Weight: 301

Pounds Lost This Week: 3

Total Weight Lost: 89 pounds

My scale is such (or really, my bathroom floor is such) that if it’s positioned improperly, the weight shown is off by about 2 pounds. So generally, I weigh myself 2-3 times (moving the scale slightly to, hopefully, get it back to a level spot) and take whatever the highest weight is, if the weights given aren’t all the same. Why this is relevant… this morning, for a brief shiny moment, I saw my weight under 300 pounds for the first time in YEARS!!! And though, in truth, I still have at least another week to go (assuming that I stay on track this coming week), it was still an awesome feeling to know that I’m so close to one of my mini-goals. Go me!!

Also, those cookie butter shakes really are to die for. I had 2 of them this week – the second one I even worked into my daily calories so it wouldn’t totally wreck everything. Did you know they have 12g of protein in them? They totally do!! XD (boatload of calories, but still… OMG YUM!!)

Cheat Days: Arby’s Cookie Butter Shake


Because there are just some days that you have to give in and go for what you are craving. And holy cow… this is pretty freaking yummy!!! Soooo totally worth the extra work I’ll have to do to compensate for going over calories today. And to be fair, I’ve been resisting this beautiful concoction for several weeks, so I think I did good to hold out as long as I did.

According to the Arby’s website it’s: Indulgently sweet with cinnamon spice. Topped with whipped cream and cookie pieces. I got the hint of cinnamon, but the rest of the flavors are hard to describe – if only because I’m too busy sucking it down to form a coherent thought. Totally delicious!!

I would add it to a “Things Discovered” post, but it’s very much not a diet food. Either way though, if you can squeeze the calories in (or are ready for a well deserved cheat day), it’s definitely worth getting one before their gone.