I weighed in again this morning and I have lost ANOTHER 2 pounds! I did my 10 laps around her property last night. 73 pounds lost; 27 more to go. The weight seems to just be falling off here! I am so happy. Since I have been in Virginia I have lost 9 pounds. I am hoping before I go to Florida I can lose another pound and say I lost 10 pounds while I was here. This trip is just what I needed to get back on track. I meant it when I said I was taking the bull by the horns!!!
This morning I woke up and had my oatmeal and a bannana. For lunch I had a salad with a serving of regular ranch dressing and a left over grilled chicken breast from last night. I also had some avacado with my salad. I am on my 5th cup of green tea and have had about 5 cups of water. For dinner we are having T-bone steaks on the grill and I am going to have a sweet potato with mine. I have already done my 10 laps around her property with my weights and I plan to give today that little bit extra by walking again this afternoon!
I am living proof that you CAN go on vacation and still lose weight!!!
I am proud to say that I have officially lost 71 pounds!!! Holy crap! I am still a little bit in shock; lol. I have been really pushing myself these past few days and it shows. ONLY 29 more pounds to go until I will have lost 100. I never thought I could do this. To be honest I never thought i'd take it this far. I am so happy I did. I didn't know I had it in me to do this on my own and I can't even imagine where I would be now if I had never started. I can tell you this; I would not be in Virginia! Being overweight had made me so unknowingly self consious that it was the base line of all of my desicions and has made me back out of so many golden opportunities. I would have never done something this spontanious if I was still 338 pounds. I serioulsy would have missed out on this whole travel experience just because I was too fat.
I had oatmeal for breakfast and am on my 3rd cup of green tea. I am not sure what I will have for lunch. It will probably be something light. For dinner we are grilling out and having chicken and corn on the cob. YUM! If it were up to me I would make all of my food on a grill ha-ha. I just love the taste!
It is 1PM here in Virginia and I still have yet to work out. My Aunt and I are going into town in about an hour so I will probably walk later this evening when it gets cooler. There is a high of 77 today so it is pretty warm out!
Only a few more days and I will be digging my toes in the ocean sand and sipping on a Corona; lol... I CAN'T WAIT!
<-- Decoration I saw shopping yesterday with my Aunt. Very motivational so I took a picture and thought i'd share!
I have been keeping active! Yesterday didn't go exactly as I had planned. I didn't end up doing any yard work and instead I power walked around her property about 11 times. We figured it was about 1 1/2-2 miles. It is a work out; let me tell you! The ground is softer and I was walking in grass the whole time. I woke up this morning and I had lost another pound! I only have 1 more pound to go until I will have officially lost 70 pounds! How awesome is that?! Today I did the same thing for exercise. I walked around her property 10 times and this time I used my 2lb weights and beat up the sky lol. I lost track yesterday with how many laps I was taking and I think I might have done more than 11 but today I put a rock in a pile every time I hit my starting point so I knew for sure I was getting 10 laps in.
I woke up this morning and had a bowl of cheerios for breakfast and I finally got some more green tea at the store this afternoon. I had a some watermelon and couple other snacks for lunch and have had 6 cups of green tea. For dinner I had some beans, a thin hamburger patty on whole wheat bread with spinach and pickle.
I have been feeling so refreshed after I have been walking these past 2 days. I will go back to Michigan with a good tan too! You can deff. tell the sun has kissed me while I was here. This Friday I will be in Florida so I will get even more sun! I can't wait to hit up the ocean and go to REAL flea markets.
After Friday I will not be updating my blog until I get back home. I don't know what my situation will be down there computer wise so I am planning to not worry about posting. I still don't have a set day on when I will be home. I am sure I will know sometime this week when I book my flight from FL to MI. I was going to aim to go home around the 20th but I think I might try and get an earlier flight for I am getting homesick! It all depends on what days are available I guess and what is cheaper.
I weighed myself again this morning and I am still the same as I was the day before yesterday. That is ok! I am thrilled that I have lost 4 pounds already. I didn't do much activity yesterday because the backs of my legs were so sore from pulling weeds the other day! I must have used muscles I have never used before lol. Today they are much better but for a while there I felt like an old lady walking around. This morning I had an avacado for breakfast. I was going to have my oatmeal but the avacado looked better.
I am not sure what is on the agenda for today but I know one way or another I am going to get my exercise in. We are going to go shopping in town today so i'm sure i'll walk around a lot and then later when get get back to my Aunts I am going to do some work for her.
Taking it day by day. It is a little different being down here and trying to stick to my routine but I needed to spice it up!
Until next time!!!
Guess where I am?!!! I drove down to Virginia with my cousin to suprise my Aunt! I just love the South! It took us about 2 days. I didn't say anything the week prior to going because she reads my blog and I wanted it to be a total suprise. She was expecting my cousin (her son) but had no idea I was with. Boy was she shocked! He dropped me off at the end of her driveway and I called her to really throw her off and she was making sweet potato fries so when I walked up to the house and she saw me I yelled "so I hear your making sweet potatoes!" LOL. It was perfect. She was speechless.
We had a nice drive down. I got to see a lot of beautiful scenery and I took pictures. I brought my laptop and I will post pictures when I can use wi-fi somewhere if we go into town. Right now I am on her computer and she has dial up so I wont be posting on my blog much until I come home. At this point I am not really sure when that will be. I'd like to be home the week prior to my Halloween party on the 27th of October. I will be flying back. Right now it is up in the air but I might go to Florida and fly out of Orlando. How exciting!! I haven't been to Florida in a long time and it would be so nice to go back. I was born in Jacksonville and the last time I visited FL I was about 15.
In my previous post about me taking the bull by the horns meant that I was going to be going out of state and I am treating this vacation almost as a weight loss "boot" camp. I'd like to go back home thinner than I was when I left! So far so good. We arrived at my Aunts Wednesday night and since then I have lost 4 pounds!!! I am not going to lie; I have cheated a little but that kind of is inevitable when your on the road. I did cheat in moderation and didn't exceed my calorie intake. I brought my oatmeal with me and have been having that for breakfast and have been having my green tea but it's only been about 3 cups a day. I have been keeping up with my water and my Aunt has been making these really good fruit smoothies.
Yesterday I did some yard work for about 2 hours and sweated my butt off! It was about 80 degrees but felt like it was 90 right in the sun! Today my cousin and I explored the woods behind her house. I will post a picture of her back yard at the bottom! It is just gorgeous here!
This is the first time in my blogging history that I have not updated every day. That is ok because I have a legit reason. I hope you all will still keep checking in and I will post more when I can!
As of today I am 68 pounds down! I have only 32 more to go until I will have lost 100 pounds!
I woke up this morning and had oatmeal for breakfast. I am on my 4th cup of green tea and am over half way through my water jug. I had some pasty nuggets for lunch (not so diet) and I am not sure what I am going to have for dinner or if I am going to have dinner since I am still full from lunch and probably am already at my calorie quota for the day. I still have yet to exercise.
I don't have too much to say. I have been busier than usual. I am in the works of spicing things up.
It is 10:13AM. I got up about an hour ago. After I went to the bathroom I weighed in. I am not thrilled about it but am happy that I have at least lost something. I don’t think I’ll be waiting this long to weigh in again. I have only lost 3 pounds for the past 2 weeks. I think it’s good to weigh in often like I used to because then I can keep an eye on what is going on and if I’m gaining/not losing. So far I have lost a total of 64 pounds. I also know I had my hopes set a little high. I have been feeling a lot of stress lately and I know my head has not been 100% in the game. I also think I am going to go back to weighing in on Friday. I should have known better than to have cheated on Friday and then weigh in on Sunday. Part of me was hoping for a 10 pound weight loss but I knew deep down it wasn’t much! I have acknowledged it and I am going to MOVE ON! I know what I have to do to.
On another note I got some of this oatmeal at the grocery store the other day. I had some for breakfast today and it isn’t that bad! It came in a box with 5 pouches. It has the oats rolled in flax seed and I have heard so much about flax seed since I’ve been on my diet. I have finally found a way I will eat it. The oatmeal was on sale for .88 cents and I need to go get more while it’s still on sale. You add water and microwave for 90 seconds. It is so easy to prepare and 2 boxes at .88 cents will last me TEN days for breakfast! How cool and it is 165 calories for one pouch.
I am already on my second cup of green tea and am determined to make today great. I have another busy day but I am going to make the most of it and grab the bull by the horns! There should be no reason why I should be sad. I have lost 64 pounds and just because it may not be going as fast as I’d like it to right now; I just need to be happy with where I am at the moment!
Has this week ever been busy for me! I have been so tired by the time I get to write my blogs that I have no motivation to start typing.
Yesterday I made my cheat day. I didn’t work out, I only had 1 cup of green tea and only drank a couple glasses of water. I ate breakfast and lunch normal then we ate out for dinner and had ice cream for a treat after. It was a really nice cheat day. Today I had a prior engagement at 8:30AM so I woke up, got ready, and ate cereal for breakfast and left. I had a lean cuisine for lunch and I had fried veggies for dinner cooked with a tablespoon of my light I can’t believe it’s not butter. Earlier I had some chili at my Moms. The other day when I wrote a post I said I had a hot pocket for lunch. It was a hot pocket but the “lean” kind. I just thought I’d add that since I wasn’t too specific. I am on my 5th cup of green tea and have gone through half of my 75oz water jug.
I still have yet to work out today. I am not sure if I will get to it. I am starting to get really sleepy again and still have stuff I have to do. I owe myself a really good work out one of these days. I need to switch it up again.
I have become a lot more relaxed lately with this whole diet thing. I am not as high strung about it as I used to be and I am ok with that. I needed to be obsessed with it in the beginning to get me going but now it has become so routine that I don’t think I will ever go backwards. I keep a good eye on my weight and am making sure it is still going down. Some weeks are slower than others but I am just taking this process day by day. Tomorrow I weigh in for the first time in a couple weeks so we will see how much I have lost. I last weighed myself at 61 pounds down. Gosh it is so surreal to even say that! 61 pounds is a lot! I tried to pick up a 50 pound weight and literally cried. I couldn’t even pick it up without having to use both hands it was so heavy. To think I used to carry that around with me. Tomorrow’s entry will probably be short and sweet. I will wake up and weigh myself and post the results! I hope I’m happy. I hope I have lost at least 4 pounds. It would be cool to say that I have now lost 65 pounds instead of 61. We will see!
I am taking the day off from blogging. I will write about today in tomorrows post. Nothing out of the ordinary. I just don't feel like thinking today lol...
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.