Saturday, December 29, 2012

I'm back full swing into lose it mode!

I did my best at keeping things healthy over the past week, but did indulge quite a bit too.  We had a date night on Saturday night last week and went to our local pub to see friends play a gig.  I had pub food twice that day and a few drinks.  As you can see on my weight tracker below on the 22nd to 23rd.  I certainly enjoyed myself!  Sunday and monday the 23rd and 24th I was back on plan but didn't track.

All bets were off of course on the 25th and 26th.  I think I had half a pound of bacon Christmas morning and ate so much at my mother in laws that I couldn't sit down for fear my gut would split open!  I was marginally better on the 26th, lol!  

By thursday the 27th I was ready to get back on plan and did a pretty good job until we ended up at Wendy's for dinner.  I had a bacon deluxe and fries.  I so rarely get to Wendy's and they have my favorite burgers, so I had to have it!  Yesterday had a bit of trouble totally kicking the treats to the curb!  I did well but had a mid afternoon treat, a lot of Shortbread, 3 Ferrero Rochers and a Toffifee later and I think I'm done!  

This week was so insanely busy.  I'd intended on blogging daily again as of Thursday but it just didn't happen.  My pelvis and right leg are giving me a lot of fuss for not resting and that isn't helping the situation at all.  Thankfully I'm now on vacation and have the next 9 days to relax!

I got gift cards for clothing stores from everyone who gave me a gift this year, lol!  I guess I need new clothes!  Everything I have is from the thrift store.  I think I'm going to hold onto the gift cards though until I lose a bit more.  Remember my last time shopping for clothes?  Didn't go so well!  I think I'll go back to the thrift store soon and see if I can spend my VISA gift card there.  I do need new bras too.  I used to get those at the plus size store, but I'm now too small for their smallest chest size.  So I'm going to have to look around a bit for those...  

Everywhere I turned  I was getting "Holy cow you look fantastic!"  I felt like a million bucks the whole time!  Obviously I've changed quite a bit since last Christmas, I've lost 60 pounds since then and the majority of Tom's family hasn't seen me since last Christmas, so I was expecting they'd notice, but it still felt amazing to get all of the compliments!

I didn't get any good pics of me on Christmas, I was the one holding the camera!!!  So here's as good a comparison as I can get!

 Last year at 233 lbs
This year at 173 lbs!


12 almonds
an apple


Chicken breast on a whole wheat wrap with lettuce, cucumbers and tzatziki
lots of fruit


Grapes and pineapple


2 oz roast beef
5 oz ham
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
green beans
1/4 cup corn
1 tbsp balsamic dressing


gingerale 12 oz
1.5 oz whiskey
2 hershey candy cane kisses
1/2 cup rice pudding


  1. your face! gosh, the improvement is amazing! Congratulations! You have done so well.

    1. Thank you! I swear before and during/after photo's are an awesome thing! Seeing changes in myself really bolsters my confidence and inspires me to keep going!