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!!


  1. Wow, 20 pounds is a big difference! You can crush that next 46.6!


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