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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

IT'S HEEEEEEEERE!


I LOVE getting packages in the mail! 

What a wonderful surprise it is when you come home to find that little package waiting patiently for you at the door. I didn't waste any time ripping it open for my eeek! NEW SWIMSUIT!!!! 

There it was in all it's expensive glory! 

The Co-worker cautioned me that every-time she tried on a swimsuit from Victoria's Secret it "fit a little funny", so I was a little nervous to try it on. But I ran to the bedroom and immediately disrobed, dropping bits of clothes in every room as I made my way there. 

Finally I started to pull the polyester piece over my fluffy thighs. Ugh! AY! Err! Uph! It was umm.. a bit tight. This is the right size? Hmmm, Yes. Yes? Well, it doesn't quite fit. But it doesn't look awful, in fact it looks a lot better than the hideous one from last year.

In about 15 pounds I am going to look smokin' hot in it. (At least I hope because I pulled the tags off before I tried it on! Doh!)

So, I cant quite wear it to the pool concert Friday. But I am going to hang it right on my closet door for motivation. And that's what I wanted anyway, a piece of motivation. And yes, I got it. In a size MEDIUM.

Thanks for read'n -  I'll see you bitches lighter!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Another one bites the dust...

And by another one, I mean another 5K inhales my dust!

When the alarm went off at 5:45 AM we questioned wether we wanted to even bother. I mean we hadn't even registered! It was just easier at that point to roll over and go back to bed. To tell you the absolute truth we went to a BBQ last night and loaded up on junk food & booze. I was a little out of control. It wasn't my fault though-  It was The Cheeseburgers fault. He tempted me with his juicy, meaty goodness until I finally gave in (I haven't had a burger, in MONTHS). Then he told me to eat a mountain of Lay's BBQ chips. 

Needless to say my stomach felt a little like a garbage can when I woke up this morning. But then I remembered my neighbor was running too & expected me to meet her.

Ugh, but the bed was so comfy and we only had 5 hours sleep... Ugh... okay. 


We hauled our asses to the race and registered in plenty of time, but DAMN it was cold this morning. And windy. Not the ideal running conditions at all. 

Despite the bitter 50-something degree weather we fought it out. The Fiance, The Neighbor and I. I think this race I challenged myself more, the last 5k I just wanted to jog the whole time- even if it was at a turtle's pace.  It also helped that I was familiar with the course. So I knew when i could push myself & run faster and when I should slow up. I was actually pretty surprised, I was passing people- even men. Tee-hee.

When I crossed the finish line, I shocked myself! My unofficial time was (cue drum roll...) 32:25! I shaved 4+ minutes off of my last 5K (last month)!
DUDE! That's awesome! When's the next one? Next month? Okay, let's do it!


Next month, You'll see me lighter & faster!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PROGRESS PICTURES!!!!

I look back on the past few months and the progress I have made, and the best part is I feel really proud of myself. I have made some significant progress since January 4th and I am pretty happy. More and more lately I have been thinking that 130 by 30 is doable. I actually think it's possible. And as each month goes by- the more I want it. I have been kicking my own ass to get this weight off. And I have figured out that if I lose 6 pounds every month from now until October 14th I will do it.

I use to think that I'd have to lose 5 pounds a week to be successful. That is what I expected. And that is why my diets always failed. Then I finally realized, It look along time to put this weight on, it's going to take a long time to get it off!
Losing 6 pounds a month is going to be a challenge. I'm not lyin'. In fact, I'm having REAL trouble hitting that mark this month. Ever since Easter holiday, weight loss is stalled. Especially now that Lent is over and there are no limitations on "the chocolate". It's not that I'm eating terrible- I'm doing okay on the plan. I'm just not losing right now. I guess it's time to get back on the Wendi plan & stoke my metabolism!
In the meantime, I thought I would finally post some pics of my progress! I think it is most noticeable in my tummy, alot of people say they see it in my face. What do you think? ; )
 Next time- YOU'LL see ME lighter! 


Sunday, April 19, 2009

She wore an itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie yellow polka dot...

Today I bought myself a gift. Something wild, something I would have NEVER bought myself a year ago, let alone paid 100 bucks for)

Today, I bought myself a Victoria's Secret bathing suit!
(This photo is the new swimsuit, mine will be black. Unfortunately, NOT ME modeling it.)

A few months ago I went to the store determined to buy myself a bikini. I wouldn't wear it of course- nobody would want to see that! But I would hang it up as reinforcement. Motivation.

When I got to the store I chickened out. I decided I couldn't bring myself to buying something I might never wear. So I bought a plate instead, go figure. A small divided plate that I used to trick myself into eating smaller portions. 

Needless to say now that I have lost 20 pounds since last January, it's time to buy myself a bathing suit. Last summer's is very loose and UGLY as sin. (Seriously! What was I thinking when I bought that???) So when I saw the Victoria Secret coupon come across my email I thought "Why not?"  I didnt get a bikini, I opted for a more modest 1 piece. But I am really happy about it. I just hope it fits!

I am starting to get really excited about 130 by 30 goal... I just need to get back on track a bit. This week I am recommitting and my goal is to concentrate on sticking to the WW guidelines. Even though I lost .8 last week, I have 5.2 pounds to make up by the May 5th to stay on track.

I will lose this weight, and one day I will buy that bikini. One Day.

Till next time, See ya lighter!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

It felt great...

I will admit it, today I let myself go. I scheduled my day so that it was a "high- point" one and I didnt track at all, not one bit! To be honest I dont feel bad about it. I have been really good the past few days, despite the fact that my mom has no accurate scale and I'm on vacation. Plus, I gave up chocolate for Lent and I HAD TO have at least a couple of mom's chocolate covered-coconut eggs!

I enjoyed a wonderful meal with my family & to be honest, I didnt really do that bad. It could have been worse- and in holidays past- it has been.

But what really felt great is that everyone in my family noticed my weight loss and everybody was supportive and complimentative (is that a word?). I love my family, and right now I feel great about myself.

Tomorrow I am back on the plan "full force" because I told everybody in the family that when I come back home in September, I will be at least 20 pounds lighter. So... I better get back on the plan- cause now that I said it, I better stick to it! ; )

Happy Easter all & I'll see ya lighter!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hallelujah!


Hallelujah! A big loss this week! Actually it was a big week all around! I lost a total of 2.6 (it would have been more if it wasn't for that damn baby shower and all its delectable treats!) making my total loss 30.6! Yay! Which also means I hit my 15 % goal! 

I am VERY happy that when I go home to see my family I will have lost almost 20 pounds!

I've been keeping a "fat-beaker" on my fridge and every month I start a new sheet. I always put the Goal as 15 pounds (even though I know it is outrageous).  Although, one time I actually lost 15 pounds in one month... oh, to be 21 again... *sigh*. So I know it can be done.
 
Anyway, I save my past months underneath. I dont know why but this thing is a huge motivator for me (maybe b/c it's on the fridge?). I am like a little kid, i get so excited to cross off a new number. DORK. Anyhow, last month I lost over 7 pounds! I realized- at this rate I only have to lose 6 pounds  a month from now until October 14th to it my goal...hmmm... still possible...

What is the game plan? Glad you asked! I am doing The 30-Day Shred Challenge. (Jillian Michaels DVD).

Today was the FIRST day.... Yea... "Damn! That b*%tch is KRAYZAY!" 

I would write up a whole review but I think if I type one more key tonight one of my sore-ass arms is going to fall off. Maybe Tomorrow.

Till then See You Lighter!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm playing the field...

Tonight I did something I haven't done in 12 years. 

I played a game of soccer- and I loved every minute of sweating, huffing, puffing and wheezing all over the field. 

The last time I played was freshman year of college. I REALLY missed it. But all of these years I felt like I was too out of shape to kick it again. I was nervous about playing on a team, What if I screwed up? What if I couldn't keep up with everyone else? Yet when I stepped on that field all the instincts came right back. 

Training for the 5K helped * a little * with the running part. However, distance running and sprinting are two different things! I was whipped after the first couple minutes. But I held on and I pushed myself to keep up with everyone else. 

Playing indoor soccer is different too... you can play more of the field and you aren't confined to a "position". Which is great b/c in high school I always wanted to play the front striker position but I was always stuck on defense. Today I played all the "positions"- even goalie! 

It was SO much fun. I CANT WAIT till the next game!  I want every single person to feel the way I feel about myself right now- proud. It may sound silly, but I cant believe I did it. I have spent the last 10 years basically "on the couch" getting funked up. But I am here to tell you all that if I can get back in the game- you can too!

If you are reading this and doubting your abilities,  I am telling you- Just TRY! If you fail, so what? Trying is a lot better than sitting on the couch watching your life go by.

Till next time, SYL!