Weigh In!

So, it’s been almost a MONTH since I’ve posted a weigh in! Don’t worry – I have not fallen off the wagon. If anything, I’m on it more than ever. Right after my last weigh in, I headed to Indy for a few days. It’s harder to eat healthy when you aren’t making your own food. But, I did my best.

I’ve been tracking EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. for 196 days. 196?!?! Crazy!! I’m utilizing weight watchers for those that don’t know, and I love it. So here’s the deets.

Starting weight: 201.0 Pounds
Starting Date: March 11, 2017
Starting BMI: 35.6 (Height 5’3″)
Goal weight: 140ish
Goal BMI: 24 (Healthy range)

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Today’s weigh in: 167.4 pounds!
Overall loss of 33.6 pounds! (I HIT 30!!)
Days on Weight Watchers: 196
Current BMI: 29.7 (Down 5.9)

Check out that graph. It really shows you – consistency is key. You CAN do it, you just need to stick to it. Your future self will thank you. And, only you can make this happen. If you don’t want it enough, it won’t happen. And now that I’m at this point – there is NO stopping me. Also! I’ve been going to the gym nearly every day after work for a month now! I’m building muscles and toning up!

AND TEN DAYS UNTIL HAWAII!

Weigh In!

So yeah, I know, it’s not Monday. But I figured it was time for a weigh in post! I did buy a new scale. I was using a Fitbit Aria scale, it’s about three – four years old now and it doesn’t want to connect to my wifi, and hasn’t since I last moved over 2 years ago. So, I have a super cool scale that I can’t even really use all the features of.

I had an Apple Gift card, so I bought a Nokia Body+ scale. I love it! Not only does it show my weight, but then my last 8 weigh ins as well as my overall gain/loss. I see my body fat, muscle mass, bone pass, water weight and even the weather. How cool?

So let’s get to the weigh in! (Mind you, this scale has me weighing about .9 more than my old one, so all new data from here on out is on the new scale.)

Starting weight: 201.0 Pounds
Starting Date: March 11, 2017
Starting BMI: 35.6 (Height 5’3″)
Goal weight: 140ish
Goal BMI: 24 (Healthy range)

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Today’s weigh in: 170.9 pounds!
Overall loss of 30.1 pounds! (I HIT 30!!)
Days on Weight Watchers: 167
Current BMI: 30.3 (Down 5.3)

I hit 30 pounds lost! It has taken me nearly 6 months – but that’s okay. Slow and steady wins the marathon.

Oh, and we’re under 40 days left till Hawaii!! 39 Days to go!!

Monday Weigh In!

It’s another weigh in Monday! I didn’t have as big as a loss as I’d wanted, but it is still a loss, and nothing to be ashamed of! Here are my starting stats!

Starting weight: 201.0 Pounds
Starting Date: March 11, 2017
Starting BMI: 35.6 (Height 5’3″)
Goal weight: 140ish
Goal BMI: 24 (Healthy range)

Weight today: 173.4, total loss of 27.6 pounds!

Weekly loss: – 1 Pound

(I was down to 173, butttt you know how that goes sometimes.)

I’ve been keeping strong for 143 days! It’s nearly my 5 month anniversary too, it will be here soon! So here’s to another strong week!

Monday Weigh In!

Im officially making Monday my weigh in post day. I actually weigh myself nearly every day, it’s interesting to see the ups and downs. I can really see how my previous days choices affected me. I only track my weight for WW once or twice a week, though there has been a couple times where I missed a week for weigh-ins.

Today is day 136 for weight watchers! Crazy right? I can’t believe it either. Here are some starting stats for you:

Starting weight: 201.0 Pounds
Starting Date: March 11, 2017
Starting BMI: 35.6 (Height 5’3″)
Goal weight: 140ish
Goal BMI: 24 (Healthy range)

And here is the best part – my weight loss graph!

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Today I weighed in at 174.4 pounds, making for a total of 26.6 pounds lost! I’m averaging about 1.4 pounds a week since I started. The graph doesn’t lie, you can see where I went up a bit, you can tell where I missed some weigh-ins too. But I still tracked my food – and that is the key!

I used to be a tight size 12 jeans, I now fit into my old size 10’s easily – even after they come out of the dryer! I’ve lost 14.2% of my bodyweight – another crazy fact. My BMI started at 35.6 – which is considered obese class 2! As of today, I am down to 30.8, which is in the obese class 1 range of 30 – 34.99. I’m almost out of the obese range. I never saw myself as obese – I still don’t honestly.

70 Days until Hawaii too! I can’t wait.

 

How far I’ve come.

Hey. So, here is my one millionth attempt at blogging. I’ve tried before, but I never seem to stick with it. I’ve also tried losing weight, and until this year, I haven’t had much luck with that either.

March of this year I started Weight Watchers. And here I am, 133 days later, still going strong. So, I figured I should share my journey if anyone out there wants to read it. And so on my “weak” days, I have something to read back on to see how far I’ve come.

I started my journey at the heaviest I’ve ever been, 201 pounds. I tried losing weight different ways, and its not that they didn’t work, its that I didn’t stick with it. I’ve done calorie counting using Lose It and MyFitnessPal. I successfully completed the 21 day fix. All those worked for me, but I didn’t stick with it. I gave up.

So, one of my employees at work had started weight watchers. I had also tried weight watchers before, maybe twice, and never made it more than a couple weeks. But, having someone do this with me made it easier. So I started out, again, from the top.

It wasn’t always easy, I’ve come a longways in the last 133 days. I’ve learned its okay to splurge on a desert once in awhile. I’ve learned that when you eat that desert, 10 minutes later, will it really matter if you had that?

The one thing I’ve done the whole time is track. Good or bad, track. Don’t lie to yourself, its okay if you go over, just count it. I’ve lost just over 25 pounds since then, down to 175 now, which I haven’t been at in about 2 years. I still have about another 40 to go to get down to a weight that is healthy for my height.

What made the difference this time? I wanted it more. I didn’t use excuses, I just did it. I made it easier for myself, found foods I enjoyed that were easy to make and I could make in advance. I stopped eating out for lunch and brought my lunch – almost every single day but one.

So, I’ll keep you posted on my journey. In 73 days my mother and I are headed to Hawaii! Cannot wait to go, and I cannot wait to feel comfortable with my body too.