Today, I got anxious

15 Feb

Not because of the stress of the wedding, or the fact I don’t have a direct supervisor anymore and tons of work projects are in limbo, I got anxious when I saw the 5-day forecast. High 70s all week. Public, it’s starting to warm up around these parts.

Yes, it’s an awesome time given the storm we endured last week but it’s also a reminder that boots and heavy jackets will get packed up for another 7 or so months, and the tanks and shorts will arise again.

Ah, there has been a change in my mood lately and it’s noticeable to those close around me. The reality of the wedding being 8 months away, and getting sized in less than a month is really starting to hit home. YES! I said this journey isn’t about an event or a dress BUT darn it, I’m starting to feel the pressure!! (This is the part where someone hands me a paper bag and tells me to “Just breathe”!)

Besides NOT working out for the last few days, I guess my strategy is going to be to pout and stress the weight off as I’m not really asserting any other alternatives here people!!!

Woo sah! ๐Ÿ™‚

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™‚

Wow!

5 Feb

So quite some time has past since I’ve last posted!! Things are psycho at work and this weather has been very creative. Last week it was 70 degrees, this week, my city is hosting the Super Bowl and the city has pretty much been shut down all week! No school, rolling blackouts, and below freezing weather. Guess it goes without saying I’ve been under a blanket about all week and not moved much!

I do promise to be back on Tuesday with the latest results and this week of inactivity really scares me to post..but it must be done! ๐Ÿ™‚

Chao Public!

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??

Honeymoonin’

24 Jan

We finally picked our honeymoon destination!! After much debate, and price comparisons we have settled on….

Super sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!!

It’s really a great deal to get there and the hotels are not too pricey. We can find a lot of hotels with all inclusive deals so that’s a bonus. We’re still debating on going to an adult only location, or one that does not have an adult only policy. The place has everything we both want in a honeymoon: beaches, yummy food, and the most beautiful landscapes..for cheap! Granted, there has been some talk about just how safe Mexico is these days, but I’ve had several coworkers go and safely return these past couple of weeks (well…I’m not sure where one of them is…lol) so I’m pretty confident in our safety in the city. Just plan on not straying too far from the hotel at night.

Can’t wait to kick back and throw back some authentic margaritas! Oh! And let’s hope I won’t have to hit the beach with a moo moo! ๐Ÿ™‚ Where did some of you go, or thinking about going for your honeymoon? As you know I’m a very indecisive bride, so take everything I said here with a grain of salt…it could all change ๐Ÿ˜‰

Love ya Public!