Thursday, May 31, 2012

So long Addition-Elle! It was a fun ride!

First off, I lost 3 pounds this week!  I'm really on track this week because I want to get my next 2 goals at  myweight watchers meeting.  I'm less than a pound off from being fully out of the 200's (At home I'm well under) and I'm 3.6 pounds off from getting my 50 pound charm at meeting!  Remember I started doing WW's online and lost 6 pounds before starting at the meeting.  So online WW's counts that 6 pounds, but in the meeting they don't.  No biggie, just means double the goals!

My husband and I went shopping.  Alone. On sunday :).  I had a $25 reward thing from Addition-elle and needed new bras. Since I'm so large chested still, I still fit into their smallest chest size.  The particular store I went to was closing and had a ton of clearance stuff so naturally I went searching!  It's very weird to go immediately to the smallest size in a store :/ I'm not sure I'll ever feel like a small person.  I used to be a 2x and in some things a 3x!

I grabbed 2 things in a size 14 and headed to the change room.

This is the result!

It's ridiculously big!  Now in regular stores there's no way I'm a 14 on top and on the bottom, those are one of my size 16's from the friend that let me shop her closet, also kinda big :P  I did grab one t shirt, the clerk said it was a really small fit and they've had that one sitting on the clearance rack for ages!  It fit really well, but was a bit loose in the shoulders.  Nothing a nice hot wash and dry won't fix!  I got it for $6!

I'm getting to the point where I'm not sure how I'm going to feel in a bit.  I've never been smaller than a 14 and rarely ever been smaller than a 16!  Not as an adult anyways, I was pretty small in high school.
I'm excited, but it's a little nerve wracking!

Well, gotta go, baby's waking up!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pics, measurements and frustration!

It's taken me a good couple of hours to get my already procrastinated before and after photo's up.

The website I usually use to edit, has changed their format and it sucks now!  So I had to find somewhere else to do it.  So they are sub par, but none the less...

Jan 1, 2012 233 lbs  April 1, 2012 215 lbs  May 26, 2012 204 lbs

Oh, the teal shirt is a 2x and the blue t shirt is an XL :)

I had to retire the teal leopard print, when I took the pic on April 1st I had to pull it to the side to see any definition, lol!  See?  Compared to 3 months prior...  Hard to believe that's the same shirt eh?

Now for measurements!

               Since Start  This month

Bust            6.5 in          0.5 in
waist           12 in           3 in
hips            7.25 in        1.25 in
l thigh          3 in            0.25 in
r thigh          3 in            0.25 in
l calf            2 in            0.75 in
r calf            2 in           0.5 in
l arm            3 in           0.25 in
r arm          3.75 in        0.75 in

Total lost    42.5 in         7.5in


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I take it back. Even more meds!

So I'm back on my Celebrex.  My knees have been achy and since I'll be taking Iron and B12 supplements for the next 2 months, why not keep taking the Celebrex!  I went two whole days without swallowing a pill before my doctor called and said I was deficient in Iron and B12.  Crappity crap crap.

I took the first doses last night and was up for 2 hours with stomach cramps, up and down to the bathroom :(  I'm sure it's iron doing it, pretty common side effect.  So crappy!  Maybe I need to add a little more red meat into my diet :)  I eat a ton of spinach and green leafy vegetables though, I don't get it.

I'm hoping for an increase in energy in the coming weeks because of these new meds :)  Not sure it's worth the stomach upset though:/

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Crawford's pie and up 0.4 lbs :)

I've gotta say, I'm not disappointed with the small gain this week.  About an hour before weigh-in, the owner of Crawford's Village Bakery was in the office for an appointment and brought in two pies.  A chocolate cream pie and a coconut cream pie.

Now these aren't any ordinary pies, these are better than sex pies :)  Worth the million points (I'm sure they're that much) and a delay in seeing other patients while we melt over the flavour and decadence that is Crawford's pie.

We don't get pies everyday (thank goodness!), so when it does happen, it's a must to partake.  Sacrilege to walk past without a taste.  An office rule :)

So I had a small piece of each and loved every morsel!  My WW's leader said once to make sure a cheat is worth the points, make sure it is a 10 before putting it in my mouth.  This was certainly worth the points!

Now the pie isn't entirely to blame for the weight gain, it was Victoria day weekend and holidays are typically off plan for the most part.  See last post.

So now I'm back on plan and looking for a good weight loss next week!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Victoria day! $1000 for nothing, hiking and stopping meds?

For my American readers,  May 21st is Queen Victoria's birthday and traditionally Canadian's celebrate it with a statutory holiday the 3rd monday in may.  This year my husband and I have been compelled to spend more time outdoors with our kids.  Both of us are in way better shape than last year and want to get out and be active :)  So we packed a lunch, packed up the car and headed to a conservation area close to home!  Our niece Jillian came with us and our nephew Reuben drove there to meet us.  We had a great afternoon!  The kids all swam in the lake, Tom and I chased the little kids, we had lunch then went for a walk to the ruins.  Tom and I made plans to come back on our anniversary weekend to go hiking and canoeing.  :)

Oh, before we went to the beach I made a cake for my sisters best friend :)  I didn't eat any, but I know it was delicious!  My famous chocolate cake with strawberry and whipped cream filling.  I even made those flowers by hand :)  I love seeing the finished products!

On Saturday two of my closest girlfriends and I had a "mommy meeting" at one of their houses.  No Daddy's or kids allowed!  My girlfriend Lauren is also on a weight-loss journey and isn't quite as far along in it as I am, so she let me have all of her size 16 clothes with the stipulation that I have to be out of them by the time she's back into them :P  I tried everything on and everything fit!!!  Some of them loosely!  Now I've bought a couple pieces in size 16 and they fit, but I just assumed they were a bigger fit.  But I'm really in size 16!  I even did a little dance when I put on a pair of jeans that fit like a glove, even on my ass!  I'm just so proud of myself for getting here!  So I got probably $1000 worth of clothes for nothing!  At least a dozen shirts, 2 dresses, 5 pairs of pants and at least 8 pairs of shorts!  Thanks Lauren!  I PROMISE I'll shrink and you can have them back!

Another side effect of the scale moving, I'm FEELING better!  I've neglected to take the last 3 doses of Celebrex (the bottle fell behind my bed).  I usually feel achy and sore when I miss one dose, but I'm feeling fine this morning :)  Maybe I don't need it anymore???  I think I'm going to skip a few more doses and see how I feel.  If I take them I take them, but I'm sure I'm better off without them if I can do without!

As for my guess as to how weigh in will go tomorrow?  It's anybody's guess!  I've been crazy up and down the past 2 weeks.  Yesterday and today I'm over 200 again :( I'm retaining water like crazy!  I can't even get my rings on that's how bad it is.  So I know the weight I see on the scale isn't a true weight.

Check out those fluctuations!  

I know I'm not supposed to weigh myself daily, but I do anyways.  I'm no idiot, I know your bodyweight fluctuates greatly over time, and as long as the trend is downward, I'm happy.  I know that after these fluctuations I'll be in for a good loss, might happen tomorrow, might happen next week or the week after. :)  I'll let you know how it goes!

Friday, May 18, 2012

When will I ever learn?

I'm battling stomach cramps and frequent trips to the bathroom tonight :(

We went for a drive today and ended up close to a town with an Arby's in it.  I love the Arby's Beef n cheddar burger and our girls love their "Swirly fries".  I rarely have fast food.  Really in the past 7 months I think I've had fast food 4 times!  2 weeks ago I had Taco bell and ended up this way.  How did I not know I'd end up in the same predicament!

K.  Next time, remind me of this day before I put something greasy into my mouth!

Thanks.  Gotta GO!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Yesterdays weigh in I was down 1.4 lbs for a big round new total of 50 pounds!  

It's surreal.  I gained that 50 pounds in the last 5 years which have been the most amazing 5 years, but I was already sick of myself being so overweight at 200 pounds, then I packed even more on!  This time it was happy weight.  I "met" my soul mate, then had two babies in 2 years.  I'm still glad it's gone though!

I'm short on time as usual these days, so I'll post another before and after later on today, with measurements!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Loving the One hundreds

I've been in the 190's for 3 days now :)  It's amazing what a number can do for you!  I no longer feel huge!  I look like a regular overweight person instead of something to be stared at as I walk down the street.  I know that sounds horrible, but that's really how I felt when I was 250 lbs.  At least that how I felt when I saw pictures of myself at 250 lbs.

My husband is really noticing too I think.  Just today he picked me up when he hugged and kissed me!  He's never done that!  At least not since we were dating.  He used to do that when we were teenagers and play-fighting, lol!  It really made my day that he could do that!  To me that's a huge milestone reached!  I nearly cried!

Last weekend he chased me down the hallway when we were moving his grandmother into an apartment.  It's like we're in a young flirty relationship.  We never had that when we started dating, I couldn't run!  I'm getting a lot more bum pinches too, lol!

I really want to thank my 250 lb self for getting up the courage to start this journey and have the determination to really do it this time.  Everyday I'm amazed at the changes in my body, in my stamina and what I can do now at a more "normal" weight.  This really is the best thing I've done for myself and my family.

Oh!  My blog writing got interrupted with the arrival of my mothers day present!!!

Whoever said you shouldn't ever buy your wife appliances wasn't married to me!!!

Plans have just changed for tomorrow!  I'm baking!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Holy crap!!!  I stepped on the scale this morning and nearly fainted!  I really wasn't expecting it quite yet. I've been dropping 0.2 every day and have been around 201-202.  Yesterday I was 201.6.  This morning?

ONEDERLAND!!!  I lost 2.4 lbs between yesterday and today!  I had some crap for lunch on the weekend so I must have been retaining water and just dropped it.  I did earn 9 activity points from my pedometer yesterday, but 2.4 lbs?  Must have been water weight!  I walked to and from work (about 15 mins) and walked for 15 mins on my lunch break, but my job, I walk up and down a long hallway from my office to the waiting room a gazillion times a day!  I walked 5 MILES yesterday!  It wasn't even a super busy day!

So, now what???  I'm about 1.4 lbs off from 50 lbs lost online and 7 ish pounds off of 50 lbs lost at meeting!  I guess I'll aim for that!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

30 weeks down!

I had a great weigh in last night!  I was actually surprised it was so much.  2.6 lbs!  For a total of 48.6 lbs.  I've been very active the past 2 weeks with going back to work and all, so I'm sure tht has something to do with that great loss!  Officially in the meeting I'm down 42.6 lbs and now that that number is creeping up, people are getting more impressed by it :)  I'm really close to 50 lbs down in both the meeting and online and I can't wait!  Looking forward to getting that 50 lb ring at the meeting!

Right behind that is Onederland!  My biggest goal!  I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do after that though, I've been looking to this number for the past almost 7 months and it's nearly here.  My home scale said 201.6 this morning!  I have little goals and of course that ultimate goal, but I've been working towards being in the 100's for so long!  It's going to be weird when I've accomplished that!

Hopefully next week I'll have reached 50 lbs down and I'll take another progress pic and measurements.  So stay tuned!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

BMI 46 pounds later

This is what the BMI calculator said about my weight back in October.  Scary!

You have a BMI of 43.08.
BMI is over 40 (Obese Class 3 : Morbid Obesity)
With a BMI of 40+ you have an extremely high risk of weight-related disease and premature death. Indeed, you may have already been suffering from a weight-related condition. For the sake of your health it is very important to see your doctor and get specialists help for your condition.

Morbidly obese.  Morbidly means deathly.  Obesity is a disease caused by unhealthy lifestyle and eating habits.  This is a disease that was set to kill me.  They don't sugar coat it do they!?!

This is today.  Not quite 7 months later.

You have a BMI of 34.77.
BMI is between 30-34.99 (Obese Class 1)
Individuals with a BMI of 30-34.99 are in a physically unhealthy condition, which puts them at risk for serious ilnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, and some cancers. This holds especially true if you have a larger than recommended Waist Size. These people would benefit greatly by modifying their lifestyle. Ideally, see your doctor and consider reducing your weight by 5-10 percent. Such a weight reduction will result in considerable health improvements.

Still obese but in class one!  I celebrated getting into class 2 and I've been checking my BMI the last few weeks because I knew I was getting close to being out if it!  Today I did it!

Only 28 lbs to go until I'm no longer obese!

You have a BMI of 29.86.
BMI is between 25 and 29.9 (Overweight)
People falling in this BMI range are considered overweight and would benefit from finding healthy ways to lower their weight, such as diet and exercise. Individuals who fall in this range are at increased risk for a variety of ilnesses. If your BMI is 27-29.99 your risk of health problems becomes higher. In a recent study an increased rate of blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease was recorded at 27.3 for women and 27.8 for men. It may be a good idea to check your Waist Circumference and compare it with the recommended limits

And only 57 lbs to go until a healthy BMI!

You have a BMI of 24.89.
BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 (Normal Weight)
People whose BMI is within 18.5 to 24.9 possess the ideal amount of body weight, associated with living longest, the lowest incidence of serious ilness, as well as being perceived as more physically attractive than people with BMI in higher or lower ranges. However, it may be a good idea to check your Waist Circumference and keep it within the recommended limits.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

29 weeks down!

Well I was down 1.6 this week!  For a total of 46 pounds lost!!!  40 pounds lost at meeting so I got another 5 lb star!  It's really starting to sound like an impressive number!  I'm very near 50 and the scale this morning said 202.8!!!  I think it's safe to say I'm on track and motivated!  So amazing!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Life upside down to match the house!

Life is absolutely crazy right now!  I'm still on plan thank goodness, I wasn't going to let go of that!  Being in control of my eating has definitely been a saviour when I feel I can't control anything else!

I'm back at work now and loving that!  I have a great job in a great office with great coworkers and patients.  I even have it easier than I did before Mat leave because it seems everyone is trying to eat healthy!  A couple of them have just started weight watchers after seeing my sisters success and my 6 month post!  Awesome!

The temptations are a lot less than they used to be!  The first couple of shifts I didn't get a morning snack in, so I brought a bag of almonds that I could count out a portion and at least get some protein.

I increased my points a bit because I'm getting up earlier and found I've been going over with healthy food, just because I need to eat so often.  I imagine my body will need time to adjust to the changes, I wonder how the next couple of weigh-ins will play out...

I'm finding it hard to get to the gym right now, and will be talking to my trainer about shifting the schedule around a bit.  It's just not physically possible for me to go to the gym at 6:30 am to 7:30 am then go home, shower, change, wake the kids up, change and feed them then get them to the babysitters for 8.  Just not going to happen!  That and my husband needs to leave for work before I even would get home from the gym!  I had planned to go tuesdays and thursdays because originally my mother in law was going to watch the kids here, but that fell through so they're going to the babysitter 5 days a week when I can't find a niece or nephew to watch them.

I did go to my regularly scheduled swimming lesson last night and plan on maybe taking up a Jillian Michaels video a couple of times a week and maybe walking on my lunch hour.  I really need to keep the activity up!!!

Anyways, gotta get my lunch in order and head out the door!  I'll update when I weigh in at Weight Watchers tonight!