Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Then and Now

Not a ton to report on.. weight has been maintained over the last couple weeks and that's good news lol. My last day of work was last Friday( lay off due to the company restructuring) it sucks and yet I think it will give me the opportunity to spend a little time refocusing on what I really want to do with life. It will also give me time to throw in some extra exercise and hopefully get that scale moving in the right direction! maybe I will take a look around and see if I can find a challenge going on that I can partake in... anyone have one going or know one??

I had to buy pants this past week now that cooler weather is coming and I am officially in a 22... never thought I would see that day. I think that a big part of the last size change is strictly from toning during exercise because my weight hasn't changed. For all you other girls out there... have you found a difference in the opposite sex paying attention to you??? I am getting a bit of it and its a whole new game to me. It actually makes me feel uncomfortable lol.

On a final note... I was hunting through pictures the other day and Shocked myself. I found on of early October 2007 and when I look at one taken of me on Saturday night I am utterly amazed! Just thought I would share the pics with all of you ....

October 2007 with my great nephew.

Me and my hubby last Saturday night

Me and my new size 22 jeans

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hello out there....

Sorry that I dropped off the face of the earth... it was far from intentional just more life getting in the way.

So I am here I am fighting with the same few pounds since JUNE. I have been on one hell of a roller coaster of up and down all summer long. Over all I am finally down again and hopefully the trend continues! and I can break that elusive 20lb mark adn better yet my 10% goal.

The roller coaster has been part in parcel to many things. I no sooner got the damn boot off my foot and I caught my foot and whipped out hitting my head on the side walk and severely sprained my wrist. Thankfully I was still able to walk during that time... but boy was it frustrating.

From there I was put on Synthroid due to an underactive thyroid. Things are finally settling down but initially I could not get full. I was constantly hungry and man did I get tired of veggies and trying to eat healthy... so bring on the crap and a gain :P

Of course there is was also vacation at the lake with my family and our city is full of festivals! My birthday, family birthdays, picnics, nights around the fire... basically summer time fun!Food, food, food!!! Not good! I tried to up the exercise and saw a week up and week down a week up... and on and on.

Then we move to life. The company I work has outsourced many jobs to overseas and lucky me I am one who gets a layoff. I am still employed until the 18th of this month but in preparation we have adjusted expenses and that means no extra money for going to aquasize or attending he WW meetings :( That has been a hard adjustment. And it has lead to lots of emotional eating.. bad for me yes but at least I can recognize it for what it is!

The positive stuff... I am feeling really good about getting back to the program on my own. My sister and brother-in-law bought me the most amazing scale so I can maintain my weekly weigh ins.... actually just got that last night and was happy to see that I have bascially maintained these last few weeks. It also did my heart good to know that they support me so much! I have fantastic friends who are still on this journey and we are finding ways to get out exercise in for free. My hubby scavenged bike parts and built me a bike. What a feeling that was... up until two weeks ago its been over 25 years since I had ridden a bike. Now that I am back to it I LOVE it! We have gone many times and its so fun to being doing something with Jay (the hubby). I had to go shopping and discovered that I am now in a size 24 pants... haven't seen that since sometime before 1995! It was such a feeling! I am in major need of more clothes lol... I see pictures and think OY time to shop! I can't wait to see that number continue to go down as well

All in all life is good. Summer is over and I am refocused and more determined than ever to get the last 100lbs or so GONE. Thanks for those of you that checked in... I appreciate it :)

Now to leave you with a smile... me and my bike

And me with 17.6 lbs gone