Sunday, March 6, 2011

Remember that cat in "Boondock Saints?" That's right, scale. Be afraid.

My scale remains in one piece. For now. This morning I was at 200 even. @$%&!@%$

Yes, I'm VERY excited about hitting the 50 lb mark.

But really, scale? REALLY?

So close, yet it feels so far away. Especially given that I have a visitor due at the end of the week. It will happen, I'm just a little bummed that it didn't happen today.

Anywho, I have pictures for a little distraction. In case you wanted to know what I look like minus 50 lbs :D

First- progress pics (although there's not a whole lot of progress since the last one was taken, thank you plateau).

December:


Today: (Couldn't get a non-fuzzy photo)


December:

Today:

And now, size 16 pants and XL tops!

And Mr. D got me a new hat- and I discovered he has a thing for hats + pigtails ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Distracted because Vampire Diaries is on.. Oh yeah, and a NSV.

I don't even know where to start... It's all good though!

1) My dad has lost 19 lbs in a week?!?! I add the ? because, REALLY? How come I got his sweet tooth and not THAT gene?!?! Seriously though, I'm so proud of my dad! Mom, who's lost 5, confirmed the scale wasn't broken or tampered with. I can't tell you how awful my dad was eating before, and he's feeling so much better with all the fresh, healthy foods.

2) I went clothes shopping last night for the first time (other than a top here and there) since dropping almost 50 lbs (asshat scale said 200.2 this morning. Really? 49.8?). I had NO clue what size I would be. The jeans I've been wearing comfortable are 18s. The 16s (not 16w, just 16) are too snug right now- but I can wear them as long as I'm cool with a muffin top. At work, we can wear scrubs or business casual (read: no jeans, capri's, sandals, etc). I was wearing a 22/24 when I first started this, but they became so baggy that it just wasn't appropriate for work! So, I pulled out my old scrubs that had gotten way too tight and have been wearing those since September- and they're baggy now too. When I got to Kohl's, I was pretty much clueless. I had no idea what size I was, so on autopilot, I went to the Women's section. That's where I've shopped since my son was born.

Now, I've heard others say that the first time shopping was overwhelming.. You don't know your size, what looks good on your shape now, etc. Let me tell you something.. When I pulled on 16s (!) and XL tops, overwhelmed was not at all what I felt! Liberated? Hell yeah! This chick is no longer restricted to the plus size section! I had an entire new section open up to me- options I'd never had before. It was a little odd venturing into this uncharted territory, and I'm sure I imagined the "Aren't you on the wrong side of the store?" stares, but I loved the experience. I know my body is changing, I see it on the scale, but now I'm starting to see it in the mirror as well. I still didn't know what looked good on me though, so BFF got pictures of almost everything I tried on ;)

3) Since I'm talking about sizes anyway, may as well mention my bra size has dropped again. I'm officially a 36DD, down from a 42DD. Husband is very happy (one of my friends at work actually asked him when he had lunch with us today) that my cup size hasn't changed so far, but I'm secretly hoping it drops a little eventually.

4) Weight Watchers.. Oh, how I've missed you. I didn't start back on it until Tuesday, but I went ahead and tracked my food starting Sunday (it was all in fitness pal) and saw I was way under my points both Sunday and Monday (by almost 20- and I only get 31- on Sunday). Maybe I was eating too little. I know that I feel better now, I don't feel obsessive, and I know it's something I can stick to. I did it for months with BFF successfully. I'll be sticking with this, because I know it's something I CAN stick with. No more plan-hopping for me.

I'll try to post some pictures this weekend.. I wanted to wait until I broke 200, and that will happen this weekend :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Something good CAN come of losing frontierville time..

Well, shit.

Suffice it to say, I am not cut out for the no-carb thing. Say what you will about the lack of will power, but no. Not for me. I tried Atkins once upon a time with my mother and couldn't do it then. I tried it again on a much more strict diet and barely made it 3 days. I was shaky, dizzy, nauseated, and feeling quite slug-like. Maybe I didn't give it enough time to work it's magic, but I could care less honestly. I felt awful! There are several things I'll be continuing though- the green tea at most meals, limiting my carbs, and will still be adding in all the fish (which I still haven't made yet). I still think I need to cut down on my carbs, but cold turkey just may not work for me. My dad, however, has lost 5 lbs since Saturday (he skipped the no-carb cycle and just started with the natural starches and whole grains)! Amazing what can happen when you stop eating a whole bag of hershey kisses every night, eh? :) My dad works for Herhsey's, by the way, and I don't think anyone would be shocked to hear that a lot of the men he works with have diabetes. He was well on his way, so I really hope he can stick with this!

So.

What now?

Last night I was still drawing a blank. I've been plan-hopping for a while now.

Today we had a memo go around about not using the work computers for anything but work. No more frontierville at lunch for me ;) Instead, I played around on my iPhone and behold! The app I used to track WW points before they changed to Points Plus has finally updated! I stopped doing Weight Watchers in November because I wouldn't be able to track and didn't want to start paying for the online version. Now that my app is updated for the new program- I can use it again, which is exactly what I did today. On the new program, I get 31 points and had 4 left today. I stuck with WW for months, and did really well on it when I was doing it by the book.

Seems like a no-brainer to me?!