Monday, August 2, 2010

Finding Me Mondays!

This week's weigh in I am at least close to the pre-vacation weight and I figure that's pretty good since we celebrated our son's birthday with a wonderful chocolate cake! I haven't taken pictures yet, except with my kids and I use them to hide me normally, but I will and measurements when I can figure out where my boys put the tape measure! Still avoiding the camera but my husband keeps soon there will be pics - promise! Guessing you can tell I hate pictures of myself!
Monday, June 21st: 203.5 lbs, Size 14
Monday, June 28th: 200.0 lbs, Size 14
Monday, July 5th: 196.5 lbs, Size 14 (fitting a little looser)
Monday, July 12th: 196.5 lbs, Size 14 (fitting like last week)
Monday, July 19th: No scale available, Size 14 (fitting like last week)
Monday, July 26th: 198.5 lbs, Size 14
Monday, August 2nd: 197 lbs, Size 14 (still fitting the same, ready for some changes but at least I am getting close to my pre-vacation weight)

As I mentioned last week, I was able to catch up with an old friend from high school that I hadn't seen in 8 years (her first wedding to be exact when I was a bridesmaid). We had tried a few times in the in between years to get together but life always seemed to get in the way, divorce for her and then the single life, and for me it was trying to settle down, moving cross country, and then having my boys! We are on the same path now, so it was great to catch up but I did feel like the fat friend out with my skinny, hot pal (she hasn't changed from her high school cheerleader size - so jealous sometimes)! I know I shouldn't be, it should just be more motivation and in a way it is...I know the next time I see her, I want it to be sipping drinks with little umbrellas beachside somewhere and I want to be comfortable laying there in a swimsuit alongside her (and that's saying a lot!)!

Dieting, or at least staying motivated was difficult, with travel for work, long days of training, and then coming home to company and hosting my son's birthday party at our house! As anyone knows, you have to partake in the birthday cake and I just can't feel guilty about it, it's part of childhood and growing up and they wouldn't understand mommy skipping it! After this coming week, when my son's actual birthday passes it will be time to fully focus on me again! I'm tired of always putting everyone else first and ending up hurt in the end, so I am even more motivated to lose the weight...and ready to drop another 20 lbs so that hopefully my heart arrythmia will stop inhibiting my ability to exercise the way I want too! I am ready to be able to once again climb more than two flights of stairs without getting extremely dizzy...that will be the first sign of improvement!

The red dress hangs prominently in my closest (it blocks all my pants) so I have to look at it every will continue to be my motivation - even if this week, life and stress took over!

Join me in the journey of finding yourself, whether it's weight loss or something else by linking up below! We could all use some support!



Danielle Monday, August 2, 2010 at 5:57:00 PM CDT  

Keep it up! Losing weight is a pain in the butt. I am battling the last 20 of that stubborn body weight and its a pin but I refuse to become victim to the extra weight. Thanks for sharing and the inpsiration to keep plugging away!

Just Me Monday, August 2, 2010 at 8:40:00 PM CDT  

Thanks for coming on the Tuesday Train ride with us today. If you need the button you can grab it on my sidebar!

Steph Monday, August 2, 2010 at 8:44:00 PM CDT  

I am so happy to be following you from Train Tuesday!! I too am trying to diet so I will absolutely following your journey. Keep up the great work!!


PERMANENT POSIES Monday, August 2, 2010 at 11:44:00 PM CDT  

Life style change is not going so usual. Lost weight while on vacation but since I have been home, haven't paid much attention to it. I guess I will weigh in tomorrow and see. Haven't written a peep though so I can't link up yet.

Petula Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 4:55:00 PM CDT  

Congratulations on the weight you've lost thus far. Keep at it, I know it's slow going.

I lost 60 pounds and recently gained 10 back. I write a health and weight loss journal that I normally do on Tuesdays, but I don't do it every week. I'm thinking I'm going to do it on Mondays so I can come by and link up with you. I really like your title: Finding Me Mondays.

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