My Weightloss Ticker

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Has it really been this long since I blogged?

I'm so sorry! And sad!

I bet you all thing that I fell off the wagon... or that I've gained all my weight back... or that I gave up in general.

It's not true!!!!

I am still here! I'm still trying! EEEEE!


Are you all gone? Did you all leave my blog forever?!

The funny thing is that I'm basically the EXACT weight as my last blog! Wow.

Sadly, since May, I have had some major fluctuations. I decided shortly after that post (did I already mention this?) that I would do Phase I of South Beach with a couple of other friends to see if that would give my metabolism a kick start. Boy, did it ever!

I lost 11.2 pounds in two weeks! After that was over, I tried to ease into Phase II... that was bad news. I fell really quickly. Not majorly... but I did gain part of the weight back. Then, right after that... I went on my Thirty, Flirty and Thriving Thirtieth Birthday Cruise. :)

That was THE MOST AMAZING vacation that there ever has been! If you haven't been on a cruise, please treat yourself. It's really not that expensive, especially since every thing is included... it was a real treat, and I don't think I've been that relaxed in a really long time.

Of course... I ate. A lot. And rum isn't calorie free! WHO KNEW?!

So, with all of that, a change in gyms (that's another story!), a change in trainers, and taking about 6 weeks to get over the fact that I wasn't on the cruise anymore... here I am... back to about the same weight that I left you at.

I will update my ticker right now.

I'm going to the beach with my family for a few days starting on Saturday. That will be a lot of great exercise and rest... and I plan to spend some serious time with God planning the next steps of my journey... So, come along... stay with me. I need your help!

Here are a few pictures from the cruise... enjoy.

the food was SO GOOD! this was the lobster bisque.

The day of my 30th birthday, we were on the private island all day. SO RELAXING!!

The second day of the trip, we spent some time at Atlantis in Nassau... it was very beautiful. This is a portion of the aquarium.

My sweet Edward... saying goodbye to Miami with me.

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's been a year...

Boy has it ever!

I'm sorry I've slacked off in my blogging. Life is crazy busy for me, as always... and now I'm addicted to Twitter (true story), so I feel like I'm never doing anything else during my down time. I've even neglected the television for weeks... I have SO many shows to catch up on. I guess I'll do that the next time our internet goes down or something. Ha.

Anyway, I plan to really formulate some thoughts and think thru this last year of my life and blog a bit about it...

Most recently, my roommate and another friend and I started South Beach. We decided we needed a little pick-me-up in our routines and "suffering" through an almost three-month plateau, then another month of barely seeing results, pushed me over the edge into doing it.

Today starts the second week for us, and we've all seen great results! I lost 6 pounds in week one! :) That's DEFINITELY a boost!

So, here I sit... one year later... and while I'm sad I'm not in the 200's yet... at least I only have one pound to go...

As of today, my total loss has been 76.8 pounds. I'm 301. I can't wait for more!

Thanks for reading... if any of you are still here! :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A headstart??

Well, I've done a little better with food over the last couple of weeks. I had a weekend away with some friends for a retreat, so that was nice... but we had a lot of good food and chocolate!

I was sick some as well, so perhaps it won't stick... but 64.4 as of this morning ... hopefully I'll see 70 (or 78, so that I can be at 299!) before too long!

Keep trucking along with me... is anyone still out there?! All comments welcome!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Here's to February

So January ended up not being a great month for me. I made it thru the holidays just fine, but January hit... the winter!

I ate horribly all month, I had a knee injury, I missed the gym for lots of various reasons (some valid, some not), I don't think I went on Saturdays at ALL... and generally, just a plateau in many areas.

So, I saw some gain and got back up to 320! EEK! I'm back now... and its coming back down again. As of today, 59.8... I'm ready to be back in the 60's!

Thanks for checking in... I miss the encouragement from you guys! :)