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 33


Week 33 Current Weight: 293

Pounds Lost This Week: 7

Total Weight Lost: 97 pounds

Gotta love water weight. Woosh on… woosh off. Honestly though, I’m surprised I dropped as much as I did. I did not have a very good week. I mean, I ate less than I did last week, but I was over calories almost every day. Winter is hard for me – being cold makes me want to eat. I’m not stressing over it though, just going to do the best I can. Holidays are tough anyways, so if I can get through this month without gaining a ton, that, in and of itself, will be the true Christmas miracle. XD

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.

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!!)

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 26


Week 26 Current Weight: 304

Pounds Lost This Week: 5

Total Weight Lost: 86 pounds

Best diet tool ever – get a retainer.

I thought having braces was bad, but no, this is worse… much, much worse. With braces, I just had to be careful not to eat certain things that could potentially damage them, with a retainer, I can’t eat at all. I mean, I can, but it involves taking them out (not an easy thing to do), rinsing them, putting them in their case – eating – then brushing my teeth and rinsing/cleaning the retainers again, before putting them back in. Every. Single. Time. I. Eat (anything, even the smallest bite). It’s a HUGE pain in the ass and pretty much eliminates all forms of grazing or snacking (the things that typically get me through the day), because it’s just not worth the effort. But hey… I lost 5 pounds this week!!!