Monday, February 2, 2015

Almost 50

So remember, I said AFTER the cruise...right?'s after the cruise..time to get to it!

Previous, on Instagram (@mairzdotes) I posted my first before/after picture. Really not thinking I'd lost. To me...I'm 'only' about 20ish lbs from where I was almost 5 years ago. I guess I didn't really, realize HOW drastic that 20ish lbs was.
Me on left 2010 approx 215lbs on right Jan 2015 approx 190
Now, I get it, I still have a looooooong way to go.
I went ahead and weighed in yesterday (February 1) like I said I would and it wasn't where I wanted it to be.
But it didn't surprise me either. I know I have work to do.
Almost 50lbs of work....but not 50lbs of work.
As much as I whine and complain about needing to lose weight. I've started looking on a slight bright side (if I can call it that).
Yes...according to my BMI..I'm 'obese'...but I have UNDER 50lbs that I need to lose. I don't have 80, 100, 150lbs to lose.  It almost seems silly to me that I've waited this long to kick my ass into gear.

I'd LOVE for February to be a great kick-off at least lose 10lb AWESOME would that be?!
 But how hard would I have to work for it?
  And WILL I do it?
I'm going to be weighing in on Sundays. A vague attempt at trying to keep our weekend eating in check (No, Suze, don't overeat on Friday and Saturday b/c you have to weigh in on Sunday!). I'll try my best to post how that weigh in goes. And have a big monthly recap.

I have a renewed sense of determination...which is almost scary. I have goals. They are yet to be revealed with the interwebs because until I see that I'm making a dent in this 'almost 50' I don't want to psych myself out too much.

My biggest goals right now?
-Remove a number....that 4 has been sitting in front of the 'lbs to go' for far too long. I'd much rather only have 30-some-odd-lbs to lose than 46.6 (or 40 anything).
-No peeking in between weigh ins...I'm BAD about that...I'll see a bit of progress and I'll see it as 'wiggle room' (chips and queso) and self sabotage.
-Exercise. I have an elliptical. Right in my freakin' living room. In front of my tv...I have NO excuse not to get on least 30 minutes, at least a few times a week.

We had a FANTASTIC time on our cruise. I really can't say enough good things about Disney Cruise Line! I strongly suggest that anyone go. Young, old, married, single, kids, no kids, doesn't's amazing. This was Disney Cruise #2 for us...and I can't wait for #3!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Well, 2015...Welcome!

So...I haven't blogged since March of 2014. And I'd like to say that so much has changed. I'd like to report that I've lost 50lbs, that I'm tan, and have not a care in the world...but I don't really like lying to people. Here's the truth...
The weight- From March to now.... down .2. *sigh* And here I thought I was doing good. Until I decide "hey, start blogging again!" and see that I haven't really made any 'scale' progress. BUT I have made ME progress. I really have..despite the fact that it isn't showing on the scale.

I got a FitBit (well, it was a gift from a friend)..and I love it..I wear it allthetime. I track my food, I try to get my steps. During the summer I was walking allthetime. And no, the scale didn't move really...but my body changed a bit and I was feeling great. That's something, right?
So I'm choosing not to focus on the fact that I'm reporting (truthfully) that the scale hasn't only changed a mere .2 as 'ok'. As in...I could have GAINED 20lbs, 40lbs. I could be further off the mark than I am now. I could feel terrible. I could have no idea at all of where I'm going and how I want to get there...but I do...
Here is my plan (for the next couple of weeks)-
My 'dieting'...the 'crash' portion of my plan started RIGHT after Christmas...December 26th...when all the leftovers were calling my name. But...I made the choice to go low carb until we leave on our #2 Disney Cruise...1/17..well we leave KC on the 17th, board the ship on the 18th..either carbs  until then. And so far...a week into it...I'm down 3.4 pounds (on 12/26 I was in at 192.2, today 188.8). I'm not expecting a Disney Magic Miracle before the cruise. And I should have gotten my ass in gear LONG before now (because it's not like I haven't known about the cruise for well over a year now)..I didn't, and that's no one's fault but my own.

As far as resolutions for the year? I'm going to jump into those more AFTER the cruise...and I do plan on hitting them harder than I did last year!
I'm hoping to be better at blogging this year...I've falling in LOVE with Instagram and the awesome community of super encouraging people I've met (I'm on there as @mairzdotes)

Can I get back to the cruise for a second? I'm soooooo ready for it? body isn't...but my mind is! Missouri weather has been so gloomy for the past month or more..and cold of course (Hi December/January). I'm ready for sun...I'm ready for warm...I'm ready for poolside and relaxing!! Not trying to wish my life away, but these next two weeks really CAN'T go by fast enough!!!

Happy New Year!