Monday, January 31, 2011

Weigh-In #3

Weight: 210.8
Body Fat %: 41.3
Hydration %: 42.8
Bone Density: 7

Difference: -2.6 lbs from last week
                 -0.1 % Body Fat from last week
                 -7.6 lbs from December 1, 2010

I don't think I mentioned, but I started losing weight December 1st, 2010. My official start weight is 218.4.

So, as you can see... I did not make my goal of losing 3-4lbs in the past week. For some reason I always weigh more on Mondays. I think it is because after a weekend of working I get tempted by all the treats in the work kitchen and give in. I must admit that I had a few Nanaimo Bars this weekend. They are a Canadian thing and are sooooo yummy.

However, over the weekend, I was consistently weighing in at 208.something. What do you think? Should I buy the snowshoes? Should I weigh in tomorrow and see if I drop again?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shock and Disbelief

OMG! I just stepped on the scale and guess what it said??!?!??

208.6! I stepped on several times to confirm and still didn't believe it so I took some measurements. Since January 14th, I have lost 2 inches off my belly and 1 inch off my hips! I can't believe it. I still feel like I can't see the weight coming off, but it must be!

So happy right now! This is a great surprise after skipping the gym today and sleeping after a restless, nervous night before a job interview. Wow! Still in disbelief.

Celebrating with a low calorie dinner at home and an evening of ice skating with my Mister.

Come to Mama, snowshoes!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Weigh-In #2

Weigh-In #2

Weight: 213.4
Bodfy Fat %: 41.4
Hydration %: 42.4
Bone Density: 7

Difference: -1 lbs
                 -0.1 % Body Fat

Well, it looks like a loss of 1 lbs. It is better than nothing. However, I was weighing in at significantly less all weekend, so who knows what is right. Also, this week is placebo week- you know what that means ladies! I am getting my period and will be carrying a little extra weight this week, so that could add to the "gain".

Anyway, I talked about the Snowshoe Challenge yesterday. So, if I can get to between 210.4 and 209.4 by next Monday, then I get to buy myself some snowshoes!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Snowshoe Challenge

I've made myself a little challenge. If I can lose between 3 and 4 lbs this week (ideally 3.4lbs) I will buy myself a pair of snowshoes!

It will be hard work, I just need to keep my food in check.

Official starting weight for this challenge will be posted in tomorrow's weigh-in and the challenge ends with the weigh-in on January 31st, 2011.

Wish me Luck!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ignorant Assholes

Why do random people on the street feel the need to tell me I'm fat?

Thank, I know I'm fat! At least I can (and will) lose weight. You, sir, will always be an ignorant asshole.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

History of a Fatty

Well, I guess I should give you all a little background on myself...

I'm a 26 year old woman. I'm 5'2" tall and I'm overweight- like so many other men and women today. However, I am finally putting my nose to the grindstone and doing something about it.

As a kid, I was normal weight. I played a lot of sports, lived on a farm and did a lot of yard/farm work. My mom cooked us dinner every night and packed our lunches for school every day.

I became concerned with my weight when I was very young- but I wasn't concerned about being too big. I was more concerned with being too small. When I was about 6 or 7 I watched a scary movie with my family. The movie depicted a woman who was all skin and bones. I found this the scariest part of the movie for some reason. I knew I didn't want to look like her ever and I began cleaning my plate and habitually checking my rib cage to see how boney it was. Sounds weird and it is even more weird now that I am writing it.

I played hockey from 5 years until 12 years old. I quit because I was embarrassed by an incident where I headed on a break away to the wrong goal (thankfully realized it and fell down). I played very competitive fastball until I was 15. I was great. I was one of the best pitchers in the league. However, the coaches were mean and spiteful people. They had an issue with my Father who had coached other teams and disagreed with their style of coaching (which was to yell and humiliate us). They decided to cut me from the teach the next chance they got. It was a shock and a surprise to say the least.

During high school I was still able to play on a few fastball teams and ran on the track team. Track team had intense practices everyday at lunch and you had to attend at least 3 per week. I really liked it. But, I changed schools in Grade 11 and didn't really know anyone in my new school which was very sport focused with a widespread "jock" mentality.

I became somewhat inactive. I got a job and a car. I finally had money to buy things that I wasn't able to have when I depended on my parents. We never had a lot of money growing up, so now I could buy the food I wanted, the sugary coffees, go out to lunch with friends, etc. I rarely exercised since gym class was not mandatory. I got a small break when I was asked to try out mid season for the Manitoba Magic Junior fastball team. I was too young for the team, but they had heard about me, called me up, and waived my fees. I made it! I was playing a sport I loved again. However, the following years were just too expensive for me. I was done with team sports.

After turning 18, I began to drink. I drank a lot. Sugary drinks. Ate bad hangover food and worked long, late nights at a hotel where I was provided with meals from the restaurant. I packed on some weight, but couldn't tell you how much because I never weighed myself- bad idea!

Then....... I fell in love. They say you put on weight when you are in love and I believe that now. He put on the pounds too. They come off of him at a much faster rate than they do for me though!

When I finally decided to do something about it, I was about 225 lbs. I went on Slimfast. Lost 20lbs. Then, gained back 30lbs. In 2009, I decided to try again. I walked for exercise and counted calories for about 3 months. I lost 30lbs! I was so happy to be down to 205lbs. But, I got a bit lazy and gained back about 10lbs.

In 2010, I joined a gym and got back down to about 203lbs. I increased my fitness levels by doing cardio on the treadmill, elliptical, and arc trainer. I even started doing strength training. But.... life threw me through a loop. I turned to food as I always have to comfort me in a sad time. I shot back up to 218.4. That is when I decided to make a REAL change.

On December 1st, 2010 I woke up and I decided to change me life, to change my actions. I wanted a different lifestyle. I dusted off my gym membership that sat underutilized for a few months and I trashed the garbage food. I got back on track.

That brings us up to today. Weight is still fluctuating. The holidays through me off a bit, but I am still going and working toward me goal of a new healthy me!

Stay tuned for more!

Weigh In #1

Monday, January 17, 2011

Weight: 214.4
Body Fat %: 41.5
Hydration %: 42.7
Bone Density: 7

Bicep: 13.5"
Bust: 38.5"
Waist (below bellybutton): 47"
Hips: 46"
Thigh: 26"

My official starting weight is 218.4 as recorded on December 1, 2010. However, the above measurements are the first I have taken in awhile, so these will be the official starting measurements.

So far, I have lost 4 lbs!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On the Long Journey Home

This is a blog about one woman's journey.  It is about her trek from thick to thin, from emotional eater to sensible nosher, from sedentary to sensational. It's a blog about so many things, but mostly it is about the same journey that so many women struggle with throughout the world.
Yoyo diets. Points. Crash diets. Starvation. Eating disorders. Calorie counting. What we do to look good. Obsessing over food. Obsessing about our weight! We've all been through it, and for me- it has never worked in the long-term.

I decided to start a weight loss blog in order to hold myself publicly accountable for my own plan.  I'm also writing to motivate myself and keep me on track. Hopefully, at some point, my journey (along with my struggles and triumphs) will motivate others in their journey to a healthier self. 

In the future of this blog, you can expect to see weigh-ins, recipes, food and exercise plans, as well as daily happenings and feelings, among so many other things!

Next post = official starting weight weigh-in