Becoming a Better Me

My journey to lose 100 pounds

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  • Name: Gwynn
  • City: Cheraw
  • Region: South Carolina
  • Country: United States

My Weight Loss

Height: 172.7cm
Start weight: 250.00lb
Current weight: 215.60lb
Goal weight: 180.00lb
Lost to date: 34.40lb
Remaining: 35.60lb

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Sometimes our bodies are just screwy!

I woke up Saturday morning, stepped on the scales and saw 219 lbs. WTF? I thought oh well and continued on. For my "free meal" I enjoyed the lunch fajitias at my favorite local Mexican restaurant. I have to admit I was totally stuffed afterwards but it was sooooo good!! I also worked in a skinny as possible caramel macchiato from Starbucks. Mmmm mmmm good!! Later that afternoon TOM showed, which completely explained the increase on the scales.

On Sunday I enjoyed my second "free meal" at my grandparents. I loaded up on veggies and only had a small amount of rice/gravy/stew beef. I also treated myself to a couple spoonfuls of her delicious cherry pie.

With all of that said, I stepped on the scales this morning and saw 216.2. Again WTF? Sometimes I feel like I'll never understand my body when it comes to weight loss. Don't get me wrong, I'm super happy to see that loss on the scales I just don't understand it.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that the week ahead shows many pounds lost on your scales!!

WI 2/27/10

Monday's WI - 220
Today's WI - 216.8

Total loss - 3.2 lbs!

Not too shabby for 4 days huh?? TGIF!!

Deciding on a weigh in day

Happy Thursday dear friends!!

The scales were down greatly this morning which made waking up to a growling stomach totally worth it. I guess all the weight I gained from drinking that gallon of water on Monday has finally passed. Yesterday was a low calorie day, 1145 calories to be exact. It wasn't intentional, I just got busy late in the evening and by the time I calculated the total count it was well after midnight and I certainly wasn't going to eat anything then. I'll make sure I eat my allotted amount of calories today so my body doesn't fear I'm starving it to death.

I've gone back and forth on my weigh in day all week. My usual weigh in day was Tuesday which helped me to stay on track over the weekend but I'm thinking about changing it to Friday. I always go and have lunch with my family on Sunday. My grandparents cook this gigantic meal and we all get to hang out with each other and catch up on the week. Now my grandparents are the BEST cooks but even when I was extra good on Sunday lunch my weight would go up. Honestly I don't know how much salt (or whatever else) she puts in her food so that's sort of out of my control. I know the concept of having a "free meal" or a "free day" is debatable but it is something I have decided to incorporate in order to keep me from craving foods like mad and then over eating them! Instead of a "free day" I'm going to have two "free meals". One will be lunch or dinner on Saturday and the other will be lunch with my family on Sunday. If I weigh in on Friday this will give me all week to remove any damage that has been done. I guess that means even though it hasn't been a week you guys will be seeing my first official weigh in!!

I hope your Thursday has been wonderful and that the rest of your day is even better!! ((hugs))

You girls are the BEST!!

Thank you ALL for the welcome back! It felt really good to come back here and actually "see" my "old" friends again. It made me happy to see that you guys are still determined and making progress (even if the scales aren't showing off all your hard work)!

Yesterday was day 2 on plan. I didn't drink a gallon of water and I managed to sneak a coffee with belgian chocolate with toffee creamer in, no worries it was only 35 calories but doesn't it sound delish?? Late in the evening hunger pains hit in a major way. I calculated the calories I had eaten and realized I still had about 400 calories left over so I made a yummy breakfast sandwich with a bagel thin, all whites, and 2 slices of turkey bacon. Goodness I had totally forgotten how much I loved that kind of sandwich. I also snuck in a little bedtime snack of Special K crackers and a cheese stick. I will tell you nothing makes me happier than eating in bed, it's my two favorite things wrapped into one. I know, I know, I know it's a habit I need to break but come on as long as it's healthy eating I should be okay. :)

This morning the scales were down. Not by much but every little bit in the right direction really adds up over time. The next thing I need to do is motivate myself to exercise. I'm getting there - one baby step at a time!!

Have a great Hump Day friends!! ((huggsssss)

I bet you though you'd never see me again!!

Well here I am nearly 8 months since my last post. My life went on a downward spiral and honestly it has taken me this long to get a handle on life again. I'm sad to report that I am all the way back up to 220 lbs. What happened to the girl who said she'd never see the 200's again? Oh well, at this point I can't dwell on the past the only thing I can worry about is the here and now.

Yesterday after making the firm decision that my eating habits HAD to change I dusted off the scale and braced myself for the number I knew would appear. I've learned that you have to accept the facts in order to be able to move on. Sure I could have avoided the scales for a few weeks but then I would have just been lying to myself about the situation.

Nearly a year ago I was sitting pretty at around 180 lbs and I was miserable because the scales wouldn't budge. The sad thing is, I was really happy at 180. I felt confident and pretty and skinny!! My goal this time is not to be in the 150's but back at 180.

I look forward to reading your blogs and giving you the support that you all have given me for a long time!! I missed you guys!!

Official WI 6/16/09

Last week's WI - 193
Today's WI - 190.4

Total lost - 2.6 lbs

Hooray!! I can taste the 180's again!!

No time for a long blog today. We are getting ready to have lunch and then we are going to Florence to mess around at the mall and then to FunDayGo so she can spend a couple of hours jumping on the inflatables. :)

Enjoy your Tuesday!!

Staying the same!!

The movie yesterday was really cute. I shared a small popcorn with Dd which helped to cut the calories. After some shopping we had dinner at Outback and even though I had a nice yummy salad I did end the dinner with chocolate thunder from down under. Luckily I also split that with Dd. I was a little nervous about getting on the scales but I bit the bullet and got on anyway. They stayed the same!! Whew!!

We are getting ready to head out to my brother and SIL's birthday party. Mom informed me we are having pizza but I am going to stop by SubStation and grab a salad. I can't push my luck two days in a row!!

Today is a rest day from the Active. Boy am I glad. Yesterday I had to do squat holds. Squat and hold the pose as still as possible for 20 seconds. Thanks to 2 of those my legs and butt are killing me again today. The pain is a good pain though because at least I know I had a good workout. :)

Happy Saturday friends!! I will check in with you guys later today!

Happy Thursday!

Ack I can't believe that I missed blogging yesterday. :(

Dd and I had a nice day pretty much relaxing around the house yesterday. We did go out of town to pick up some Father's Day cards and to visit the big Wal Mart. Yesterday was also a rest day from my Active game so that was nice.

The scales are down to a nice 191.4 lbs this morning. I was a little too much under calories yesterday so I was concerned that the number on the scale wouldn't be kind. I'm glad it was. I am making sure that I get in all of my calories today though. Having a low calorie day once in awhile is nice but you don't want to follow that with another low calorie day.

I've already exercised today and Dd and I have just returned from swimming in my parents pool. The water is still a little too cool for me but Dd enjoys it.

Tomorrow we are off to Florence to see Imagine That with Eddie Murphy and to look for some sneakers for cheer camp in July. I'm hoping we will get to meet up with my SIL and two handsome nephews while we are there.

Anyways I'm off to visit with you guys!! Have a wonderful, healthy, OP day!

Official WI 6/9/09

Last week's WI - 196.6
Today's WI - 193

Total lost - 3.6 lbs

Not too shabby considering TOM was in the house. This is a brand new week and I'd like to see the 180's again. We shall see!

First official day of summer vacation!!

We've had a pretty productive day. My house is nice and clean, DD's room is actually clean, I've done two loads of laundry, I have a yummy smelling pork roast cooking in the crock pot, I've exercised with my Active game, DD has had a haircut, and we have been to Wal Mart to pick up a few necessary items. Right now we are waiting for DD's half sister and her mom to stop by for a visit.

I had a couple of off meals this weekend. Just another reminder this whole thing is a work in progress. I have kept up with the exercise though so that's a HUGE plus for me. I'm just taking things one day (sometimes one meal) at a time.

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