Monday, April 27, 2009

Fun Fact - Stacy

No real big news to update. Still trying to get to 70lbs lost, have 4 to go. I did go through my closet this weekend and got rid of 5 big trash bags full of clothes. My closet is empty and I am sad but it def needed to be done. Fun fact though....I can fit in my 9th grade cheer uniform haha!! I really didn't think I was as small (small being relative to my former weight lol) as I was in high school. First I tried on my dress I wore to my high school graduation, yes I still have it, hence the need to clean out the closet, it was actually a little too big. Sadly the main place it was too big was the chest area. Of course the one area of my body I don't have enough boobs are the first to go haha! But thats long as it keeps coming off everywhere else too. So anyway then I saw the cheer uniform, and it was from the 9th grade and I really thought there was no way it would fit but I thought what the heck, I'll see if I can get it past my thighs. Well I got it all the way and and zipped...shock and one thing I do know for sure, I am def taller than I was in high school...although the suit zipped it was way shorter than I remember haha! p.s. super horrible picture of a picture off my was all I had but I thought it was funny enough it needed to be shared!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Update - Amanda

So an update is in need - and a place for me to vent. So the half marathon was a success! I finished the 13.1 miles in 2 hours 36 minutes and 36 seconds. I ran it at an 11:58 min/mile. So not pro status, but I was very satsified with this accomplishment. I also managed to run the entire thing (other than walking through the water breaks so that I didn't break my arm trying to get the cup.) I did stop to walk around mile 10 but that made me legs feel so heavy that I started running again and didn't stop until the finish line. So this is a huge accomplishment for me. I'm already thinking about running another one before the year end.

But now for the angry part. I have not lost any weight in the past three weeks. In fact I have gained a few pounds. I am feeling completely hopeless and frustrated. I know that people are going to tell me that I'm doing great and I've come so far, and I know this, but I feel like I'm stuck in this hole that I can't get out of it. I managed to do so well thus far and then BAM! A wall that I can't seem to break, climb over, dig under - nada! I feel absolutely disgusted when I look in the mirror and the way I feel about myself. I've tried rearranging my thoughts - knowing that negative thoughts only fuel negative behavior, but it's not working. I have gotten so tired of counting every point that it's making me angry (and the fact that I had to cancel my account at the end of this month because of money issues doesn't help.) I feel more confident in knowing what I should and shouldn't be eating, and I know that I need to get back on track - but that's part of the problem. I'm not divulging in crap, but I can't seem to get it all back on track. I work out like crazy, and won't lose a pound, and I'm so frustrated! I can't even think straight or arrange my thoughts because of the disgust I feel about the whole situation! BLAH! (I am done venting now as I have nothing else to say.)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Update! {Erin}

So my weight loss blog friends..... Amanda, Lynne & Stacy your girls are rocking this weight loss train! I really wish I could report such great news! But unfortunately, the weight is not coming off. It could possibly be due to the fact that I sleep maybe 3-4 hours a night & I stay STRESSED OUT. The way I have always dealt with this lack of sleep & stress is to eat, shop & drink coffee. All three are very very bad habits. Hopefully I can kick a couple of these soon.

I have been making an effort to go to the gym at least 3-4 times a week which is a big change for me. I really enjoy going to the gym, my favorite time to go is in the middle of my favorite tv lineup, that way it is really easy for me to keep going! This week I was not able to go to the gym at all bc I have way to much to complete.

Well now that I have stated all of the negatives, I will leave you with a few positive things I have done. On the business side, I have made a budget & business plan so hopefully soon I will be down to one job! I also attended my first international wedding conference (wppi). And my business is booming more then ever! On the personal side I finished my first 2 5k's in the last 2 months which is something I have never tried but was inspired by all my friends that love to run! I also got two of my friends & roommates to join my gym with me, so they have helped a lot. (thanks girls).

I am thinking I will try a few new things this month... I am going to make my goal to be asleep no latter then 12:30am. Try to stick to and add points for Weight Watchers! Lastly, I am going to try & make at least 1 day this month all about ME!

Hopefully next time I will have amazing news to share! I love you all & thank you for all of your support! Oh and one more thing, I am so excited I have my first coed softball game on Sunday! I just love playing sports! Until next time! Wish me luck......

Weekly Weigh In - Amanda

It's time for a change!

This week I maintained my weight. - Not good, but not bad either. I did decent with my eating this week. I still had 20 of my weekly points left, and I did work out two days. It may not have helped that this week I am beyond tired every day and have been stressed out quite a bit. I also think my body is getting too accustomed to the schedule I have put it on, so it's time to shake things up a bit. I have a long run planned for tomorrow and then the half marathon is next Saturday. I think it's time to change things up a bit and reevaluate my goals and methods to reach them. I have learned, the closer your body gets to your goal weight, the harder it seems to get those remaining pounds off. Well I've had enough of this stuff.

I have been wanting a change in my life, and I think this is something that could definitely use a change, and resulting - the change that I needed to feel better about myself. (How many times can you use change in the same sentence?) I'm off to plan out these next two weeks of revenge. Hoping to update next week and the following week with good news! Here's to CHANGE!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Ok so it's been awhile for me. I have been a little disappointed over the last month or so, I feel like I should be seeing bigger results on the scale, but it seems like every time I weigh I've only lost a pound or two and the next time I go in it's back up half a pound or so.  Today I met with my trainer and measured inches, body fat and weighed. Since January 29, I have lost 10lbs, 4in and a little over 2% of body fat. Making my totals since July: 65lbs, 29in and a little of 12% body fat! I didn't realize I had lost 10lbs till I saw it on paper. The fluctuating really threw me off. This past weekend I went shopping and bought clothes at Old Navy and Target NOT in the plus section!! That is a really big deal for me, I can't remember the last time I could try on jeans at Old Navy...or any place without a plus section. I needed these boosts to keep me going. I know why the losing has slowed down so much. It's all on me. I know part of it is that I'm to a point where I am shaping my body more, losing the inches even though weight loss has slowed, but I know that I to kick it back in high gear to really start seeing the changes again. I haven't been getting the cardio I need and have not been eating the way I should. So today I start again. I am going to make the right choices when it comes to food, no excuses! And I am going to get my butt back in the gym 5 days a week!