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Times a Tickin’

17 Oct

It’s been a while since my last post but I’m down to 25 days till the wedding!! I’ve tried (not really that hard) this past year to diet and exercise, to no avail really. I guess I didn’t take it seriously until we got our engagement pics done. When the proofs came back, I was horrified! I have yet to show anyone outside my family those pictures. I don’t even recognize myself. A re-do is definitely in order!!

Then I started thinking, is this what it has come to?? Do I really want to see my wedding pictures in the same light?? I’ve been reading up a lot on HCG and decided it’s extreme, but people seem to really think it works, so I went ahead and gave it a shot about 26 days ago.

Since then I’ve lost 12.8 lbs and some inches (pics below) While I was VERY craving (not starving) I did cheat on the diet twice. But my tastes have changed and the cheating wasn’t even worth it!! (except for the margaritas…those are always worth it!) Now I’m in maintenance phase for the next three weeks, so the true test comes while I can slowly start adding fats and oils to my diet. I’m also supposed increase my calorie intake, which I’m finding hard to do as I’ve grown accustomed to the 500 calories. I decided to not go longer than 26 days as I really want to stabilize prior to my honeymoon, but I definitely would LOVE to keep losing the weight! Anyway, you guys look at my pics below and judge for yourselves. I have nothing to sell here, but it worked for me. Would I do it again? Hopefully not. I hope to take the lessons I’ve learned these last few weeks and apply it lifelong. Even if I fall off, I’m not sure if I’d do HCG again, or take the slower route, but honestly who knows? It has been the only thing that has worked, but it is also the only thing I’ve really put effort in to. The “normal” route was working, albeit a little slow for my tastes!

Stay encouraged!!

Stomach 32.75"

Hips 43"

Thigh 24 1/2"

 

My belly!!

Tick Tock Tuesdays

1 Mar

Well hellooooo there Public!

Hope I haven’t been gone too long, sure feels like it! A million things have gone on including being out of town all last week so that’s why no posts but I’m back and here to post my weekly results! I still get measured for my dress this Saturday and I have vowed to not act a damn fool when they tell me what size I need to order. After all, I go back in June for another fitting, so I’m thinking of that as a second chance to maybe really seriously get serious this time? I know what you’re interested in so here goes!:

Stomach 36"

Hips 46"

Thigh 25"

So there it is! Don’t mind my nails, I swear I painted the things on Sunday and after I showered on Monday they were halfway nicked off. It’s just been downhill from there with those nails.

It’s been insane what’s been going on. I still haven’t kicked up my workouts, but I’ve been eating better. Mostly because after last weeks out of town trip I indulged. I mean, I did in-dulge. It was on the companies dime, and there was room service ๐Ÿ™‚ So about this app, I entered in my weight and how much I want to lose and then it calculates a plan for me based on that. I have a set number of calories each day and I try my best not to go over. So far, I’ve been over one day, and 400 calories under another, so it kind of evens out (??) I’m set up to lose 1 lb a week. We’ll see how it goes! My fiance is threatening to cancel my gym membership if I don’t get active again. I don’t respond well to threats ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho, I’m more interested in what you guys have been up to, so I’m going to spend some time surfing around to my favorite blogs. I need to figure out how to get a blogroll on here so I can shout some of you out, but I haven’t found it on my widgets menu. Anyone else have this theme and know how to do it?

Long time coming

9 Feb

I went a week without posting results and I have to say it felt like a lifetime! We have another winter storm today so I’ll be “working from home” and since I’m not really doing that, I thought I’d post to let the Public know I’m still here and still (getting) serious about my weight loss. I challenged myself to run 5 times this week for 5 minutes. Due to the weather outside, it’s no surprise I haven’t been anywhere. So far I only ran on Monday, but I plan on doing my YouTube TaeBo video today to make up for it. I’ve managed to eat pretty well and make some wiser decisions. When me and the hubby to be go out to eat, we share a plate instead of ordering two huge entrees, and when I go out with friends I ordered some really good salads (p.s. Hard Rock Cafe has the best cobb salad!!) I get measured for my dress in a few weeks, so I’m still sort of anxious about that, but I’ll let you know more about that after the results. So onto my pictures, followed by my monthly update.

Stomach 35.5"

Hips 45.5"

Thigh 25.5"

I’ve actually lost since the last time I posted, which I’m not too shocked as I have been making better food choices despite my decreased activity. Here are my monthly results to date:

So far, so good!!

I think my thighs are starting to level out, while my stomach and hips are steady losing inches. Again, I’d love to wake up tomorrow and be at my goal, but I know it’s not going to happen that way. But what about my dress? I can hear you Public. I’m going to answer. When I started this journey, I was a solid size 22 in Justin Alexander bridal gowns. Now I’m teetering between a 16 or 18. I hope the chart I have is updated, but if you follow me on Twitter, help me reach out to the designers page so I can get the most up to date chart! I can’t say what I hope the ultimate number will be, but I’m damn proud to be out of the 20’s!! I only like the 20’s for my age, not my clothing size in ANY form of apparel!

So there you have it Public! I hope to make my rounds to a few of your pages today and see what you’ve been up to! Drop a line if you stop by ๐Ÿ™‚

Who does this??

25 Jan

Before I post my mediocre stats for the week, I will start off by saying I am STILL SORE from the 5k I ran on Sunday. First of all, I woke up at 6 a.m. ON A SUNDAY to participate in this activity. So I feel I have a few “you can’t judge me” days I can roll on for now. I ran the first 1.6 miles nonstop, then did some interval running. I completed the race in about 43 minutes, but official times haven’t been posted yet. You can bet when they do, I will share them here!

So on to the results:

Stomach 36"

46 3/4"

Thigh 25 1/2"

So my thighs and butt have decided to expand this week. But I’m going to account that to muscle gain from the race. haha. You’d think I’d get tired of these less than stellar photo results, but I think I’m starting to get used to it, and well. THAT IS NOT OKAY!

The worst part of it is, and this goes to my post title, you tell me who runs a blog diary of their weight loss efforts, takes photos and measurements in skin tight clothing, uploads the photos, and just before sitting down to type a post..runs downstairs to make a small coffee cup of caramel ice cream with caramel swirls and little itty bitty chocolate cups filled with even more caramel!

For shame!

Ugh…what’s next Public??

Jumping into it

18 Jan

I feel like I need a “re-do”. Where is the motivation I had a few weeks ago?? I told you guys when I started this blog, I would have some days like this. Nicely enough, this blog is the only thing I have to remind me that I need to keep it up and exercise (that and my fiance reminding we just paid the gym bill..so use it!) Every time I post, I’m like..oh yea..this is supposed to be about health, fitness, my wedding…and working out. So am I doing any of those things?? Well I don’t have any chronic illnesses (yet) so I’m okay on the health front, I’m in better shape then when I started this blog, but having been consistently improving my fitness, my mom is planning my wedding, and umm yea. We all know how the last part goes. I mean, I have lost weight. Definitely have lost about 6 inches since I’ve started so that’s progress!

But could I be doing better? I feel like I’m really starting to half ass and the most I’m doing about it is typing : / I do know I will work out at some point this week because I have the 5k on Sunday.

So on to my results since I’ve drowned you in my excuses for Tuesday, Jan 18th. Come back tomorrow..I’ll be sure to have more ๐Ÿ™‚

(20 minutes later)

I’m trying to upload my pictures and I’m having some serious issues. See for yourself.

Stomach 36"

Hips 46 and a smidge"

Thighs 25"

Le sigh.

I just got the new iPhone 4 because my job is on the AT&T network. I’m convinced this phone is utter ridiculous foolishness. Turns out, if I turn the camera to take a photo, then eMail it –it turns the photos upside down!! How IMPRACTICAL and FOOLISH is this? I’ve only had this phone a day and I am utterly disgusted with it so far. Granted, I’m coming from owning the HTC EVO, which had its bugs, but was so intuitive I swear it could read my mind at times.

This post just turned a whole new direction. woo sah!! Hopefully I’ll work that kink out and figure how to not get them to eMail upside down : / I even opened the files in an editor and save them right side up, and it’s still upside down. Utter.foolishness. I wanted to go ahead and post the pics so the Public wouldn’t think I botched the results just b/c I haven’t worked out in a week.

So there you have it Public. I swear I’ll jump back into it soon ๐Ÿ™‚