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Weigh-in Wednesday

  • Weight: 269.6 (down 3.2)
  • Fat: 59.9 (down 0.4)
  • Muscle: 30.1 (down 0.6, boo)

Lost so far: 17 since 2/6/12 (start of using Lose It!)

Wow, a great weigh-in! :)

In the 260s!  And close to being 20 lbs down since starting this journey… just around the corner :D

Apr 9


3.25 miles in 45:58 (14:10 pace). woo! 

not as tired after today’s run as I was last monday, which is a good sign.

building up! a little less than 3 weeks until the 5k.

Apr 8

NSV: workout clothes

I bought workout clothes at a regular store. Not plus-size workout clothes, just regular size.  Woo! 

Looking forward to when I can buy the super cute workout clothes, but for now, this will do :)

Apr 4

Weigh-in Wednesday

  • Weight: 272.8 (down 2.4)
  • Fat: 60.3 (down 0.5)
  • Muscle: 30.7 (same)

Lost so far: 8.2 since 3/13/12 (start of tumblr), 13.8 since 2/6/12 (start of using Lose It!)

Fat % down 2% and muscle % up 0.7 since 3/14/12.


Two workouts + donating blood today… maybe I should’ve weighed in tomorrow instead! :D  I’m please with the 2.4 though. Yay!

Weigh-in Wednesday

  • Weight: 275.2 (down 0.4)
  • Fat: 60.8 (down 0.7)
  • Muscle: 30.7 (up 0.7)

Lost so far: 5.8 since 3/13/12

Not a great weigh-in, but at least I’m not up. Here’s to a better weigh-in next week!

In Vegas for the weekend - spent yesterday evening with my brother, and then meeting up with some friends today.  Spent the extra $$ to access the gym at my hotel and had a kickass workout yesterday.  Did the elliptical for 45 minutes, six different weight machines (pec, chest press, row, bicep curls, tricep extensions), then went back up to my room and did the 40 jumping jacks, 30 crunches, 20 squats, and 10 push-up (knees) circut 5 times with a 1 minute rest in between.

Basically, I was trying to make up for the free booze/snacks on the flight over and what I was going to be having for dinner.  I was still way over my planned calories for the day. However, given that I shoot each day for a 1250/cal deficit, and I was over by 850, I still had a 400 cal deficit for the day so I don’t feel awful about it. I do need to be better today, though!  No more bottles of wine split only two ways :D

That being said, I do feel really positive about choosing to track my calories while I’m here. On the flight over, I considered not doing it, and just forgetting about it for a few days… but I want to be aware of things, so I decided to keep tracking even while I’m on vacation, and I’m proud of myself for sticking with it!

I picked up some bananas at a nearby store, and also brought with me some almond/oatmeal bars that I made at home, and those are my breakfasts.  Today I had a fabulous lunch: greek tomato salad with feta, a nice lemony fish with a bit of broccoli, and some walnut cake for dessert.  I didn’t go for a cocktail at lunch.  I’m going to go workout soon to find some more calories for the evening.  I’ve been trying recently to not eat my exercise calories, but this weekend I’m okay with doing that! 

want to eat all the things!

Okay, mostly just chocolate.  But it’s not for any kind of real hunger or any real reason — and it’s really a step forward that I’ve recognized that, but it doesn’t make it any easier!  I had a tasty lunch (shrimp curry) with a friend who is going on leave from work, and I can still feel my full belly, but my mind is telling me that it would be even better if I had some chocolate.

Dear brain, eating chocolate won’t make work less frustrating.  It won’t shorten your todo list.  It won’t make your life any less hectic. It won’t do anything except add to your calories for the day.  Get over it!

(struggling today—)

Confession: Running

Before my 30th birthday (two years ago), I decided that I wanted to run a 5k.  About 6 months before my birthday, I started seeing a trainer, eating healthier, and working out more.  I decided to use the Couch-to-5k program.  I had tried to do it before but only made it to week 3 before I just couldn’t do it any more — my legs hurt too much.  But this time, I made it all the way.  It took me about 12-13 weeks to get to the point where I could do it, but I remember the first time I went 5k without walking — it was the day after Christmas, 2009.  I ran at our local (at the time) park, in 1/4-mile loops, 13 repeats. 

I did complete a 5k, on March 14, 2010, in 45:15 (14:33 pace).  Then I went on to complete Bay-to-Breakers (12k), another 5k, and two half-marathons.  While I was training for the half-marathons in about August 2010, the longest I ever ran was 9.57 miles.  I’d been having some hip pain, and when we were doing our 10 mile run, my hip just gave out right at the end and I couldn’t finish the 10 miles. I ended up walking the 13 miles for my first half-marathon, then running 5 miles and walking the rest of the second half-marathon about a month later.

Over the year, I’d lost about 30 pounds, down to my lowest recent weight of 238 in about November 2010 (I was about 220 as a freshman in college in 1997). Since then, my weight has fluctuated, and then gone all the way back up to over 280 recently.  2011 was a rough year, and even though I still worked out (though didn’t run), I did way too much escapist and emotional eating and drinking.

I never actually thought of myself as a runner. My pace was usually so slow that I referred to it as jogging, not running.  But you know what? I was a runner. I put myself out there, at over 250 lbs, and did some great things.  Did I feel self-conscious about it? Hell yes, I did.  And I feel even more self-conscious having slid down the hill again.  But I’m ready to try climb back up.

I feel scared to try to get back into it - worried about what people will think, worried about not being at the level I was before, worried that I won’t be able to get back to where I was. 

But that’s not going to stop me from trying.

The week before last, I jogged (ran?) a mile on the treadmill at about 4mph.  Tomorrow I’m going to try to do a mile and a half.  And I’m going to register for a 5k that’s happening near me at the end of April. Here’s to facing my fears!

What fears have you faced recently?

Weigh-in Wednesday

  • Weight: 275.6 (down 3.8!)
  • Fat: 61.5 (down 0.8)
  • Muscle: 30.0 (same)

Lost so far: 5.4 since 3/13/12

A fabulous weigh-in today and zomg do my abs hurt from yesterday! 

Weigh-in Wednesday

  • Weight: 279.4
  • Fat: 62.3
  • Muscle: 30.0

Lost so far: 1.6