Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Weigh-In 9/19/12

Today I scrimped to get my food, what are you going to do, you need the food to continue on the diet so you do what you can.  I returned 7 items to exchange for 7 lunches, I already had plenty of snacks at home, and I had 2 extra packets for breakfast so ordered just 5 packets, for a total of....$20!  That's right my food for this week only cost me $20, so take that Rachel Ray's $30 a day!!  I whooped her butt!!

Anyways....went in for the weigh-in and lost 3 pounds this week, so much better than the 2 pounds I had been getting every week.  I cut some processed meats out of my diet but not all this past week.  So this week I will be cutting out all processed meats and just sticking to whole meats, chicken, and pork.  I'm going to try and make my own meatballs by getting some ground beef and adding garlic pieces and some of my fresh herbs to the batch as well as green peppers, this should make my dinners more interesting.

So I lost 3 pounds and 1" off my chest, I am now at 174 and dropping to the 160's soon, I hope.  My goal weight is 135 but I may just be happy with 140, we shall see.  Once I reach my goal weight my mom is going to buy me a new wardrobe, which is awesome, can't wait, tired of wearing baggy pants till funds come in to buy new skinny jeans, and I am reluctant to buy any new long sleeve shirts or anything for that matter in fear that they won't fit me in 4 weeks time.  It's a vicious cycle!

Till next week's results...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Weigh-in 9/12/12

My weigh-in today was another small weight loss of just 2 pounds so I am seriously looking at my journal to see what I am eating that's different from what I ate before.  And came up with a few items that might be the problem.  But after talking to my nutrition coach, he said that he didn't really no the answer to some of them because he couldn't see their nutrition labels, so I have to gather the labels and send them over to him via email or bring in next week. 

So even though its not a lot of pounds its a loss nonetheless and an accomplishment at that.  2 pounds lost bringing me to 177 and no change in measurements.

But I did get a new haircut from my mom for reaching my 50 pounds loss on this diet, so here is my updated hairdo:

It's a new change for me.  My hair has been long for some years so going short was nice.  And I got bangs for the first time in 20 years.  A good change for changed lady. 

And in other news I am attending a friends wedding next weekend, and went dress shopping for the first time in person since my own wedding in 2004/2005, which was the last time I fit in a dress.  I wouldn't have had to go dress shopping at all but I ordered a dress I liked online 3 months in advance guessing my current size for the end of September but was a size off.  The alterations for the dress were more than the dress costs.  I went Wednesday morning and night and found nothing on my own but when I went with my grandmother on Thursday night I found 18 possibilities at Marshall's, (which I highly recommend this store by the way).  All the brand labels for less than half the cost of a department store.  I really had a wonderful dress shopping experience.  I liked at least half the pile but could only choose one and I found that one, second one tried on but wanted to try on others.  My grandmother was a huge help giving me her opinion, it is easier to dress shop when there is another person helping you, with zippers and bringing in more than the 10 items allotted.  So I picked a beautiful purple dress for the occasion and my grandmother wanted to get me a dress for my birthday which is coming up, so even though I will only get to enjoy this dress for a little bit I got a classic black dress with lace, very pretty and flattering.  I wanted to get more but I thought I can always come back when I am at my goal weight to get more clothes that will fit me.

So overall the best shopping experience I have had in a long time, it has always been so frustrating to shop for dresses but it seems that feeling is long ago in the past.  I definitely feel I have more choices when it comes to clothes, it is such a good feeling.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Weigh-in 9/6/12

Weigh-In Results:

Today I reached 50 pounds lost!!!  And with my previous diet I lost 25 pounds for a total weight loss of 75 pounds!  I dropped just 2 pounds this week because I ate in Boston on Sunday and of course everyone else at the table was eating too.  I ordered the most healthy item on the menu as my main entree but you really never know what they put in food so, I only lost 2 pounds because of it, but next week's loss should be a big one.

So current weight now: 179 pounds.  And a size in pants dropped from a size 14 to a size 12.  Still 44 pounds to go to a goal of 135 pounds, but it is close. 

I am also getting my cut and color done next week on the 14th, which was my next reward for meeting my 50 pound milestone on this diet.  Next milestone another 25 pounds or 44 pounds, whichever I'd like and then its a new wardrobe!!  Can't wait.

Ideal Protein also came out with a new snack - Strawberry wafers, soooo goood, better than the original strawberry wafer you get in the store, so yummy!

Until next week, oh and by the way, here are my 50 pounds lost picture: