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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!!

Coupons for Cosmetic Surgery

6 Mar

I love a great deal! Especially when its something I’m in the market for, and not just anything I walk by and see a red sticker on and feel I have to grab. I like a deal thats timely and relevant, that’s why I subscribe to a daily deal service that sends me coupons on deals around my city. A majority of them are for food, but I think I’m past the Try Something New = New Place to Stuff My Face, so a majority of them are hugely ignored.

Until I got one I couldn’t help but not delete and let linger in my inbox for a few hours. There is a new procedure that is non invasive and laser beams all the fat cells from your body. It’s like having your own personal Scotty who will beam up your fat into oblivion. I was intrigued. I believe the procedure is typically a few sessions and they were offering one session for under $100 with a guarantee to permanently lose 1-2 inches. For anyone who watches Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kim had this procedure done in the comfort of her home…all while chomping down a slice of pizza.

So I’m doing this thing now where I consult with my fiance on all major decisions and purchases. I guess it’s like a partnership..no one makes a deal without clueing in the other. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m like, hey, there is this great deal and what would otherwise cost you (notice the “You”) a fortune is only going to cost you a fraction of that if we buy within the next 21 hours! Yayy!!

I had a much warmer reception. He wasn’t as excited as I was, and ultimately the e-mail (and FABULOUS deal) was deleted from my inbox.

Since I’m an avid shopper I know a great deal like that comes around more than once. I just hope that next time for me, the deal is on!

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?

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™‚