Becoming a Better Me

My journey to lose 100 pounds

My Profile

  • 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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Ugh toothache

I've been MIA again! :(

I woke up Sunday morning with a horrible toothache. I took the maximum amount of Advil and used some OTC liquid stuff to fight the pain but neither of those things worked well. I managed to get an emergency dentist appointment yesterday. After an x-ray I was told the tooth did have a small cavity but that the pain was because the tooth was abscessed. The doctor gave me a choice of giving me pain meds and antibiotics and then seeing another doctor of a root canal (he doesn't do them on the back teeth) or just pulling the tooth. I simply couldn't afford the $$ for the root canal and the thought of living with the pain for one more minute was more than I could handle so I had him pull the tooth. I spent yesterday and today off work recovering and sleeping from the awesome pain meds. Needless to say I have barely eaten or had any water to drink. Today was my WI day but with all that has been going on I opted to skip it. I do not want to see what 2 days without food and water has done to my weight. Tomorrow should be a better day so I will just take it from there and WI next week.

I'm not alone!

Thank you everyone for your replies to yesterday's blog. It makes me feel better to know that I am not alone in finding cell phones more of a chore than a good time at times.

I won't be on the computer this weekend. Dd and I are going to Relay for Life tonight and then to pick up her Easter pictures in the morning. The rest of the time we will spend just relaxing and enjoying each other's company.

Things on the diet front are going well despite everyone pulling on me. I've been OP pretty much everyday and the days that I wasn't 100% OP I didn't miss it by much.

Earlier this week we got our class pictures back so of course I pulled out last year's class pictures to do a comparison. I personally didn't see any difference but L (my Tuesday Mexican buddy) came in and said that she thought I looked skinnier in this year's picture, especially in my face. I agreed that maybe she was right.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Running Away!!

Okay I have decided that I am going to run away!!

Have you ever felt like everyone wants a piece of you? Ever felt like you were being pulled in so many directions and by so many different people that you didn't know if you were coming or going? Ever felt like you couldn't find yourself? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you have a good idea of how I am feeling right now.

Listen up girls, if you didn't know it already ME time is very important!! We all have a million and one things going on right now but that doesn't mean we can neglect the most important person of all -- YOURSELF!!!! The world will not fall apart without you for an hour or two or even an entire day. Take some time to destress and re-energize.

For the first time ever, I turned my cell phone off. I turned it off last night and it has been quietly sitting in my purse every since. I'm sure when I turn my phone back on all hell will break loose and I will spend 30 minutes sorting through various text messages and voicemails but right now the silence is totally worth it. There are no more people wanting a piece of me. No one is texting me with their problems, no one is getting on my last nerve with their endless texts, no one is smothering me with love and attention, no one is asking me what I'm doing. Finally I can breathe!!!!

Remember to take some time for yourself today!! It will do a world of good for your emotional health!

I am going to kick your butt

The following conversation happened to me on my way to the bathroom during my planning period:

Fellow teacher - I have to tell you something
Me - Okay
Fellow teacher - If you lose anymore weight I am going to kick your butt.
Me - I haven't lost any weight in about a year.
Fellow teacher - Okay then if you get any skinnier I am going to kick your butt.

At this point I could do nothin but laugh. This lady has struggled with her weight as long as I have known her so it is nice to have someone in real that understands how hard this whole process is.

I guess the feeling good and comfortable is showing on the outside. :)

Okay I did it!

Well it's Tuesday and I weighed in today. 186.4. Bummer! It's my own fault so I really can't be upset with the scales. I think part of my problem is I am very comfortable. I know according to BMI charts that I am technically still overweight but I feel great at my current weight. No I'm not wearing the size jeans I'd like to wear but I like the way I look. It is hard to motivate yourself and push yourself when you like where you are at right now. There is still a big part of me that would like to be in the 160's by the time we go on our cruise in October and then there is the other part of me that doesn't care about the 160's as long as I can stay in the 180's. It feels weird to be comfortable.

Getting Bathing Suit Ready - Week 3 Results

Congratulations GCQMom!!

  • GCQMom- 87.4 points
  • Stardust - 79 points
  • DisguisedAthlete - 65 points
  • JulieW - 56.5 points
  • MissJ - 44 points
  • Wessteach - 36 points
  • Nooooooooo!!!!

    I did not want to come to school today!! Ugh!! We only have a little over 7 weeks of school left so I suppose I can hang in there until summer break.

    Thank you all so much for all the compliments on the pictures. I have finally reached the point where I don't dread having my picture taken. I'll tell you that is a really great feeling.

    I'm up in the air about weighing tomorrow morning. I'm back on track but not 100%. I don't know, maybe seeing that number on the scale will kick me into full gear. I guess I will just decide tomorrow.

    Today's food log

    Breakfast - peaches and cream oatmeal, small can of diced peaches (the kind made with Splenda, I love those!!) - 190 calories

    Lunch - Egg noodle soup, saltines - 300 calories

    Dinner - hamburger patty, Arnold's sandwich thin, cucumbers with salt and pepper, potato - 400 calories

    Snack - orange, fruit crisps, popcorn - 400 calories

    Total calories - 1290


    Boy yesterday was a busy day! The pictures went really well (I'll include some in a minute), the Easter party and egg hunt was fun, dinner at Outback was awesome (I managed to avoid something called Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pie), and the Hannah Montana movie was really good.

    Today was are going to dye eggs and relax. Hopefully that means I will be around to visit your blogs!!

    Today's food log

    Breakfast - yogurt - 100 calories

    Lunch - 2 slices whole wheat bread, pimento cheese, chips, orange - 390 calories

    Dinner - pork roast, green beans, baked potato - 400 calories

    Snack - unknown at this time

    Total calories - as of right now 890

    I wasn't supposed to be in the pictures but the photographer insisted on taking at least one of the two of us.

    The reason for the pictures!! My Dd and two beautiful nephews

    Good Friday!

    This is probably the only opportunity I will have to blog today so I wanted to hop on really quick.

    We just got back from having pictures made with my two beautiful nephews. I can't wait to see how they turned out!!

    In about 30 minutes we are headed to my parents house for an Easter party and egg hunt.

    Tonight Dd and I have tickets to see the Hannah Montana movie!

    Busy, busy, busy

    Today's food log

    Breakfast - Arnold's sandwich thins, 1/4 cup egg beaters, 2 slices canadian bacon - 170 calories

    Lunch - 1 hot dog at the party - ?? calories

    Dinner - Grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, side salad with Ranch dressing (courtesy of Outback Steakhouse) - ?? calories

    Snack - movie popcorn - ?? calories

    Total calories for the day ??


    Thank you guys for the welcome back!! Feels good to be back in the swing of things again.

    Today's food log

    Breakfast - skipped it (bad I know)

    Lunch - 2 slices whole wheat bread, pimento cheese, chips - 290 calories

    Dinner - pork roast, baked potato, green beans - 350 calories

    Snack - Special K bar, popcorn, apple - 430 calories

    Total calories - 1070

    • It is official - I am obsessed!! I recently ordered tickets to see New Kids on the Block again. This is an outdoor concert and Dd will be going with me. We are sitting in the middle section, row 15!!!
    • On Monday we went to Carowinds (local amusement park). Dd rode her first big person roller coaster. By the end of the day she had gone upside down 12 times!!
    • Tuesday we stayed home and cleaned all day. My house is BEAUTIFUL!!!
    • Tomorrow night we are going to see the new Hannah Montana movie!! Dd is overjoyed. I'm just looking forward to the popcorn. Don't worry it will be a small and I will budget for it.
    • We are also going to see the Jonas Brothers!! Remind me to buy earplugs for myself. I don't think I'm quite prepared for the sound of 10,000 screaming teenagers.
    • Dd's Easter pictures came in my email today. Here are my favorites! :)