Entry 266: Almost over the rainbow
I had my lemon water first thing and had cantaloupe for breakfast. I have had 4 cups of green tea today and am done with my water jug. I had a late lunch/dinner of baked sweet potato, 4 slices of turkey bacon, and a fried egg. I just got done with my workout not too long ago.
I can't wait to be 100 pounds down you guys don't even know. Sometimes I feel like i'm dreaming! I'm starting to notice my body changing more. I thought I felt great before, I never thought I could feel even better and I know the best is yet to come!! I've never smiled so much in my life. I am going to keep moving forward and am not looking back. I always knew I wanted to lose weight but I never imagined it would feel this good.
My cheat day is tomorrow and I have plans to go out to eat. I also plan to weigh in again tomorrow. After weighing in yesterday and being 3 pounds down for the week already I am not expecting it to be much more.
I think I have found my wedding dress. I know, I know... It is still early yet but this deal is too good to pass up! It is online and it is everything I have ever wanted in a wedding dress. Here is the thing, it's 80% off BUT the sale ends tomorrow night! I am in a huge, should I or shouldn't I debate. I have no idea what size I am going to be a year from now. If I do order it I will have to guess a way smaller size than I am now and work towards fitting in it! If I lose more it can always be taken in but I just love this dress. I want it so bad. One way or another, I hope to have it! Maybe it will go on sale again in the future. I don't know, this price it is at now is too good to be true.
Entry 265: Yahooo!
I am thrilled! I know I said I was going to weigh in on Friday and I still will but I just had to step on the scale this morning out of curiosity and I have lost another 3 pounds! As of today I am officially 90 pounds down and only have 10 more to go until I will have lost 100! I can't beleive it! My day is made.
On top of working out yesterday for 30 minutes I did another 15 minute workout before bed. I still have yet to workout today but I will. I woke up and had my lemon water first thing and just got around to eating a late breakfast/lunch of cantaloupe. I would have gotten breakfast in earlier but a bird flew in to our house this morning through the doggy door! It took me a while to get it shooed outside. He was a cute little guy. I'm just glad I got to him before my dogs did.
I am not sure what I am going to have for dinner. I am thinking on making something with wheat pita bread and turkey bacon.
Entry 264: Going good
I did a 30 minute workout last night before bed and have done a 30 minute workout earlier today! My smile has been permanent and things couldn't be going better for me right now. I had my lemon water first thing and stuffed a half of a whole wheat pita with 3 slices of turkey bacon, 1 scrambled egg and 1/2 of a slice of American cheese. I missed lunch and had a half of a cantaloupe with cottage cheese for dinner. I have been having that lighter than air feeling lately and I love it! I can't wait to weigh in this week. I will be having this weeks cheat day/weigh in on Friday instead of Thursday because I am going to be out of town for the day and will be going out to eat. I have had 4 cups of green tea and am almost done with my water jug.
Entry 263: Be Positive
Every time I go on the computer to write my blog I end up looking at wedding stuff online and then forget why I sat down in the first place lol. So here I am, writing my blog; I finally made it! haha
I had my lemon water first thing this morning. I made 2 scrambled eggs with wheat toast and I fried up 3 slices of turkey bacon. It is AWESOME! I would never tell Michael this (he is an extreme bacon lover) but I think I like it better than regular bacon. Before you cook it, it smells different and looks different so I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but soon after it started cooking it smelled like bacon and started looking crispy like bacon. Overall I was pretty impressed with how good it was and it is only 35 calories per slice! I missed lunch and had a bowl of fresh green beans I steamed for dinner. I have not had any coffee. I'm trying to drink less of it because I find when I drink coffee I never get to green tea. Today I have had 4 cups of green tea and am half way through my water jug. I still have yet to workout. I didn't get to it last night either like I said I was. My brain has been on wedding mode and I can't turn it off! I thought myself to sleep last night thinking of ideas. It is going to be a longggggg year. Oh yeah we have a date set! We are going to get married June 21st, 2014; Summer Solstice! I didn't know it was Summer Solstice until after we had the date picked out and when I found that out, it just confirmed to me that it was the right day for us to tie the knot. We put together a website for our wedding and will be updating it throughought the year with more info as we plan.
Our wedding website: www.mywedding.com/marilynandmichael
I had my lemon water this morning and missed breakfast and had a turkey sloppy joe for lunch/dinner. I don't have too much to say today. I have been slacking pretty bad these past couple of days with my green tea. I am almost done with my water jug and have had 1 cup of coffee. I still have to work out but I plan to before bed.
I had my lemon water first thing and then made some oatmeal for breakfast with a cup of coffee. I missed lunch today and made another batch of turkey sloppy joe and that is what I had for dinner. I haven't had any green tea today and am halfway through my water jug. I still have yet to workout but I have plans to before bed.
My mind has been going crazy with wedding ideas! It's sinking in more and more that this is really happening! lol - After we are married Michael and I will have the same initials! How cool is that?!
It's crazy how your body changes when you lose a lot of weight. I never would have thought I would have lost so much weight on my hands. Michael wasn't sure what size ring to get me so he guessed and got me a size 8. When I put it on, it fit so perfect! It was like it was made for me. It's not tight and it's not loose. It amazes me because my ring finger used to be a size 10!!!! What a great motivator this wedding is going to be for me and my weight loss! I am growing my hair out, and hope to be down to 170 for my wedding day. It is not set in stone yet but we are thinking about having it June 21st, 2014 - It's a little over a year from now so I will have plenty of time to get to 170! Right now, even though I have lost 87, I still weigh 251 pounds. I guess I must carry my weight well because everyone I tell that to says I don't look a pound over 200. That makes me feel good :-)
I went grocery shopping today. I got turkey bacon to try. I have never had it so I a excited to see if i'll like it! It's funny how when you stop eating fast food, you realize just how much they shove it's advertising down your throat on a daily basis. I can't go anywhere, public or online, without a hamburger getting forced in my face. I have been proud of myself for staying away.
Entry 260: Guess what?!
When I woke up yesterday morning I had no idea it would be such a great day. It couldn't have gone more perfect. As I wrote in yesterdays post I was content and it only got better from there. It wasn't too long after I wrote my blog that Michael had texted me on his break at work. He asked if I wanted to go out to eat for dinner and I said sure. When he got home we left not too long after. I asked him where we were going to eat and he said he wasn't sure. We always have a problem with deciding things like that lol - It's always a "you pick, no you pick" kind of scenario. On the way to town he pulled into a parking lot and I asked what he was doing. He said he heard something weird with his car and he wanted to check it out really quick. I didn't think anything of it and stayed seated in the car. As he's looking at his car outside I hear him yell "hey come help me with this" so I got out and when I walked behind his car he was on one knee! It was so sweet and I soon realized nothing was wrong with his car. The parking lot just so happened to be the same parking lot we met years ago. Of course I said yes! Well actually my first words were "are you for real!" lol and then I kissed him - I was so shell shocked that I didn't even remember to say yes until we got to the restaurant!!!! He took me out to eat a fancy dinner at Alice's Restaurant afterwards. I got shrimp! The meals were great, everything was perfect. Later on we realized that yesterday was the "21st". I am really superstitious and the day we got together was October "21st". Yesterday marked 5 years and 4 months for us. The number 21 must be our lucky #! Also Wednesday night before I went to bed I was laying there and looked over at the clock and it said "11:11"; they say to make a wish when you see that and I did. My wish the night before was to have a good day tomorrow. Little did I know someone cashed that wish in for me! I will remember yesterday for the rest of me life. I never thought an ordinary Thursday could have been so great. My proposal was everything the little girl inside of me could have asked for. We don't have a date set, in fact it still seems surreal! I know i'd like to wait at least a year to save up $ and plan :-)
I decided that I am goign to switch my cheat days to Thursdays now. I didn't get a full workout in yesterday and we went out to eat. I cheated and I ate deep fried shrimp, french fries, a meatball, bread and salad for dinner. This morning I had my lemon water and a cup of coffee with 2 eggs/wheat toast for breakfast. I am not sure what I am going to have for lunch/dinner.
I can't wait until my FIANCÉ gets home from work.
Entry 259: Content
So I weighed myself this morning even though it's not my weigh in day and I have lost another 2 pounds!! Yay! I am now 87 pounds down. 3 more to lose until i'm 90 pounds down and 13 more to lose until i'm 100 pounds down. I knew switching up my routine would benefit me! I do my workouts on my new machine and by having it in the living room I use it a lot more than I would if it were downstairs. Sometimes on top of my daily workouts I jump on it here and there throughout the day. Sometimes for 10 minutes, sometimes just for commercials and sometimes I just have some steam I need to blow off. As much as an eyesore it is in my living room, I love it. I had my lemon water first thing and made some oatmeal for breakfast. I am about to have a pita pizza for lunch and I am not sure what I will have for dinner. I am on my second cup of green tea and have had 1 cup of coffee. I am chugging away at my water jug. Today is a good day, I couldn't feel more content.
<-- Summer, i'm waiting on ya! I just got my new sunglasses in the mail so i'm all set! Like i've said before I can't wait for some beautiful weather. My list of things I want to do grows long and longer each day.
I had my lemon water and then made myself a breakfast sandwich. I had 2 cups of coffee today and have not had any green tea. I only have 5 green tea bags left and I am not sure when I will get to the store next. Hopefully soon! I missed lunch and had a pita pizza for dinner. I am almost done with my water jug and have yet to workout for the day. I plan to do my workout after I post this.
Entry 257: Full steam ahead!
I had my lemon water first thing and had 2 eggs with wheat toast for breakfast. For lunch I had I heated up a bowl of turkey chili I had in the freezer and for dinner I had a pita pizza. I still have yet to workout. I'm going to do a 30 minute recumbent bike workout before bed. I haven't been having too much to say these days. I have been staying on course and am ready to keep moving forward. FULL STEAM AHEAD!!!!
I keep thinking of all the things I want to do this summer that I never thought I could do last summer. The fair this year is going to be so great. I never went on any rides because I didn't want to get embarrassed If I had to get off of a ride because I couldn't buckle myself or fit comfortably. NOT this year! This Summer is going to be full of new activities and things I never considered doing. I just hope I have enough Summer time to do all the things I want to do lol. Michael better get ready! I feel this whole Winter I have been stuck inside and my rubber band keeps twisting and twisting and then when Summer hits...BOOM! I'M OFF!
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.