Weight: 213 lb (-1.2 lbs this week, -13 lbs total)–halfway to my awesome 200 pound prize from Emily (btw, she makes awesome dog collars and headbands at her Etsy shop. I’m peer pressuring her to make matching leashes)! For the record my surprise is totally keeping me motivated. I’m a little simple sometimes.
13 pounds in 5.5 weeks! After the first week or so, I’ve slowed down to 1-1.8 pounds per week. That is, of course, frustratingly slow, but it’s also healthy, so I’ll live with it. Patience was never one of my virtues.
Interestingly, the more weight I lose, the more unhappy I am with my body. I think I expect to see more faster and now I’m constantly scrutinizing my midsection because I’m always weighing or measuring myself. I want to see progress NOW, but that isn’t how weight loss works. I can’t help but wishing I had started this 6 months ago or a year ago. Or never gotten to this point at all.
Moving on, I still haven’t bought new pants, but I did have to take my belt in another hole. I know you all feel strongly that I should buy new jeans, but I HATE shopping for them and I genuinely can’t afford it. It’s hard when only one spouse is employed, especially when said spouse barely makes above the poverty level. The pants stay up quite well with a belt and I actually like the way a belt looks, so I’m content. I promise to buy new pants once I can wear a size they sell at a cheap store like Forever 21.
I got my first “you’ve lost weight!” from someone who didn’t know I was trying to lose weight. The former director of my graduate program saw me yesterday and told me me I looked great. I was so excited! I expect to be just about unrecognizable by the time I next see my mother and in-laws.
I’m struggling with food again. I want to be eating crap every time I eat. I’ve gotten really good at not eating all the time, but when I do eat all I can think about is pizza, cheese, cake, ice cream, etc. It would probably help if I cheated less, honestly.
I am planning to start the “New Rules of Lifting for Women” strength training plan next week. I took this week off from weight training to give myself more time to get well, but next week I am throwing myself back on the horse. Anyone tried that plan? Advice? Love it? Hate it?
What, you guys are only hear to see who won the Everstride giveaway? Fair enough.
According to random. org, the winner is:
E-mail me at scs 1114 <at> gmail <dot> come by Friday at 7 PM to claim your prize!
For those of you that didn’t win, you can still use the code “HAPPYFEET” for 25% off your order at Everstride. And I have 3 more giveaways planned, so there’s still plenty of chances to win stuff!
What’s your favorite “cheat” meal? And by cheat, I mean stupid unhealthy. I think mine might be Mexican food with ALL the fixins and chips!