Friday, October 12, 2018

No, YOU'VE been MIA for over a month...

I know. I KNOW. I've totally fallen off the wagon with posting. It's terrible. Things get busy. Then life and just a million other things. But. I've missed you! All you people that live in my computer and read what I write. Ok. "all you people" may be a bit of an exaggeration. I don't even know who reads this. Ever. I could name probably 4 people that read it.

So Weight Watchers. It's not called Weight Watchers anymore. It's like Wellness Works or some sort of something like that. But the concept is still the same except now I can win prizes. So that's fun. I'm holding steady at 18.6 pounds lost. Which is my fault. I lost 5 in one week, gained 4 and was SO MAD that I just went out and ATE ALL THE THINGS. Then I was sick one week and then the next Monday something else happened. So this past Monday I went and I'm down the 4 pounds I was up. So that's good. I swear I WILL get past 20 down and I think once I do, it'll be smooth sailing.

In all my endeavors to lose weight, I NEVER have made it past the 20 pound mark. I like have a mental block against it. It is my Everest. Once I get past it, over it, move beyond it, I think things will be fine. And I SO wanted it to happen this coming Monday, but I just don't think it's going to. I have an entire weekend of busy all day tomorrow and all day Sunday. Luckily the Eagles game was last night so I don't miss the game for like the seventh year in a row. It worked out well.

On a different note. Little known fact about me. I LOVE SUBSCRIPTION BOXES. I mean, it's not terrible or anything. I really don't get many. I get ScentBird which is a new perfume every month, which there's one in my mailbox right now. I was getting Deck of Scarlet which is a makeup palette every other month which I LOVED. But I've heard really good things about BoxyCharm, too. So for right now I've stopped Deck of Scarlet and tomorrow I'll be getting my FIRST BoxyCharm box!! I had to stop the one to get the other because, while it's true I love subscription boxes, I am not Rockefeller. Oh and Fab, Fit, Fun which is seasonal. And then there's Grove Collaborative which is supposed to be monthly, but in a house our size, I don't go through cleaning supplies at warp speed. So I skip months at a time.

Anyways, I'm so excited to get my BoxyCharm box tomorrow.

Another addiction I have? Beauty Influencers on YouTube. Tati, NikkiTutorials, and though not a beauty influencer - I LOVE Cristine from Nailogical. My favorite Beauty Influencers are probably James Charles, who makes me laugh - Jeffree Starr who amazes me with his business acumen. There was just a series put out on YouTube about him by a guy whose name I should know and I completely forget right now - SHANE DAWSON! Anyways, it made me laugh and cry and just be amazed by this man who has created an empire. And Tati is my go to for all things review-style. But I love it all. I'm really trying to get a handle on my appearance and what I'm putting out there to the world. I have an appointment on November 3rd to get my EYEBROWS MEASURED and analyzed and shaped because this is apparently a thing and I'm going to do it. So there's that.

So this was a bunch of stuff all lumped in together. A virtual brain dump. But my mind is muddled and I don't get to sleep in any day this weekend and that makes me sad and I just feel tired, and hopeful, and excited and sleepy. And no, sleepy and tired are not the same thing. Sleepy comes from your head. Tired comes from your bones.

3 days til weigh-in...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Week 6 Results

Hey everyone, sorry for the gap in writing.  I was just feeling pretty blue last week and just didn't feel like it to be honest with you.   I stayed the same last week at my meeting, which is fine.   The Thursday before that I left Zumba feeling awful.   Just two songs in I was absolutely pouring sweat and my arms and legs felt SO heavy.   It wasn't normal and I left.   Then I just kind of fell into a sort of depression last week.  I didn't go to Zumba, I didn't super stick to the the WW plan.  I really felt like just...  ugh.   I didn't even want to go to my meeting last night.   I knew it would be terrible.  I knew staying the same would be a blessing.  But I went.

I lost 3 pounds. 

I cannot even begin to explain it.  I know what I ate. (Everything).   I know how many Zumba classes I didn't go to. (3).  I have absolutely no clue.  All I can think is that in eating so much better for 5 weeks, that eating awful for one must have shocked my body into being like, "Hey!  Our old food!  But just to change it up, let's NOT store it all in her hips, thighs and butt."  And then my stomach and pancreas and liver and whatever other organs work to metabolize food all lined up in a full company ensemble and belted out "Let it Go". 

I also entered a new weight decade.  Meaning the 2nd number of my weight changed.   So I've cleared two decades so far.  Granted, I was only 2.6lbs into the decade I started in, but still.   I've seen my second number change twice.

We don't have a meeting next week because, Labor Day.   However, I'm going to strive to not slack and I'd like to be down 6.4 in two weeks.  That will take me to an even 20lbs down, total. 

Anyways, here's to a better week - habits-wise.   I doubt I could do another week like last week and have good results again. 

13 days til weigh-in...





Thursday, August 16, 2018

Just a Bit of a Round Up (Not the Kind that Kills You)

I know there are actually a lot of people reading this.  Which is great, for real.  It really holds me accountable and I love the support.   Most everyone comes here from Facebook and my statuses on FB that have a link to a new post get a dozen or so likes.  Which is great.  I'm certainly not doing this for likes.  But then like 200+ people read the blog post.  It's so funny to see such a discrepancy, but I do thank you all for sharing in this with me.   I would like to think most of you are rooting me on.  I'm certain there are some that are hoping they get to watch me fail.  That's just the nature of life.   I'm definitely not everyone's cup of tea.   Or gigantic piece of cheesecake, or Italian hoagie with extra provolone or peanut butter ripple ice cream or... I've completely lost my train of thought and my mouth has filled with saliva.   Anyway.   Spoiler alert.   I'm not going to fail.

I've had a few people ask me and message me about whether or not I still do Plexus.   Yes.   I do.   I still use ProBio5 and BioCleanse (the gut health duo), the multi-vitamin (XFactor), the Omega product (MegaX) and the microbiome support supplement (VitalBiome).   The only other thing I use when I am going to have the once a week (ok, maybe twice) carb intensive meal I will use Block before it. 

Zumba.  Ok.  I love Zumba.   Still not Sunday mornings, but my Tuesday and Thursday Zumba?  I love it.  Because all except one song that I just cannot seem to get - and therefore inwardly groan every time it starts - I know it and it's just a matter of doing it and it's been great.   Crazy story though, so Monday night I had my meeting and found out how well I was doing and had the progress photo taken and seeing the changes in me was AWESOME and I know it's from eating better and Zumba.   Didn't Tuesday come around and found me like, "Ugh, I do NOT feel like going to Zumba."   I almost didn't go.  Seriously?  The very next DAY from seeing how well I'm doing I didn't feel like going?   I went.  Obviously.  Because I realized how mind-numbingly ridiculous that notion was to have less than 24 hours of really tasting success.    I'll be going tonight, as well, of course. 

Anyway, that's all for now I guess in this wool-gathering sesh.   Thanks for being a silent mass backing me up - that's what I'm going with because it makes me feel good - roll with it. 

Three days til weigh-in...


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Week 4: Results & Comparison

I'm proud of me.
This was a busy week so I didn't get a chance to write, but I'm pretty excited!



I hit 10 pounds! 10.6 to be exact.  I'm so stoked!!

It's crazy, really.   I'm doing this.   I'm really actually doing it.   

     
6 days til weigh-in...

**Also a note - I know some posts look like poo in the mobile format.  I really have neither the time nor inclination to find out why.  I will look into it at some point.   

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Week 3 - Results

6 days til weigh-in
Last night was my meeting and I stayed exactly the same.   I. Am. Thrilled.   Typically, this week would be a 3 - 4lb increase for me and the fact that I stayed the same is so awesome and a huge win.  What this means is that I should have a fantastic weigh-in next week so long as I don't eat a medium pizza every day this week.   Maybe just one day.  And maybe just 2 slices.   Which is what I do pretty much every week. 

I have Zumba tonight but I don't believe I'm going.   This week I'm also severely anemic as opposed to just the usual very anemic.  Yesterday, today and tomorrow I'm actually supposed to be in bed doing nothing.  But that's hardly realistic to miss 3 days of work every single month.   So here I am getting ready to start my day.  But I'm exhausted to my bones.  So after work I'll go home, take care of the animals and crawl into bed.   I'll be at Zumba Thursday.   I'll be super sad if this ever occurs where the three "should be in bed" days are Tuesday - Thursday.  But anyways, let me get this finished and scheduled so I can get ready for work. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

When all Zumbas aren't created equal...

I went to Zumba over the weekend.  Yesterday morning, actually.   It was hardcore.  I seriously had to do modified everything.   I liked it and I'll be going back next Sunday, but crap on a cracker it was legit hard.  When I get to the point I can do THAT without dying, I will have made it.

It was so different from mine.   More like GRRR In your FACE, I'm ZUMBA-ING!  I like my moderate intensity Zumba that makes me work hard and sweat and struggle over the one that makes me feel like I should have gotten my affairs in order before arriving. 

It wasn't fun.  I don't see a time where that one WILL be fun.   It doesn't seem fathomable.   I'm glad that mine is twice a week and this crazy one will just be once a week.   I'm still tired from it. 

WW meeting tonight!  We'll see how it goes.   I'm not expecting anything positive just due to the timing, but fingers crossed!  Maybe it'll be better than I think.

Weigh-In Day...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Because if I'm going to exercise...

... I want to have something fun to wear. 

I bought a bunch of tshirts.   I think I'm done, except for the random one here or there that makes me laugh. 

In my repertoire of shirts, I will soon have:

1.  A super cute blue one with a cartoon panda in 4 stages of doing a somersault that says "This is how I roll" on it. 

2. A gray one that says in Eagles green, "No one likes us." and under it in white "We don't care."

3. A black Wyld Stallyns shirt, because seriously, how could I not get that?   Excellent. 

4. A brownish cream one with swords and the Man in Black's mask with the words "You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts"

5.  The stickman Pearl Jam shirt circa 1991.

6.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik shirt I owned back in 1991 but obviously a bigger size and not purchased at Hot Topic. 

I previously just had a "Ballin' on a Budget" shirt and an Eagles t-shirt from Amoroso's bread company that has Eagles championship stuff on the front and the Amoroso logo on the back with the words "How Champion's Roll' on the back which is super punny and adorable.   But my collection is going to increase 3 fold.  :)    I have a Eagles shirt from the Eagles Pro Shop.  Obviously that's not for exercise.

Zumba tonight.   Food is doing alright.  Except last night I was irritated and tired and was picking up McDonald's for my husband and got some for me, too.   But still within the plan, so all is well.  Better choices today! 

On a Zumba note, it was much more enjoyable the 2nd time.  I remembered more than I thought and only have one song that I'm still completely flummoxed by what the feet are supposed to do, but I muddle through. 

OH!  And I got a fitbit Versa.   Which I love.   So we'll see how that works out with Zumba tonight. 

Four days til weigh in... 




No, YOU'VE been MIA for over a month...

I know. I KNOW. I've totally fallen off the wagon with posting. It's terrible. Things get busy. Then life and just a million o...