Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weigh-In, and Changes

This week was super busy. Even today I am still doing dance stuff with my little girl. It's awesome and fun and the recitals are heartwarming! But the schedule messed with my eating a bit and my exercise a lot. Usually I have my big protein-and-veggies meal at dinner, but I was gone at dinnertime a lot so I had it at lunch a few times. I also had to bring food with me and eat it on the run more often this week. But I stuck with my plan and didn't eat crap.

Exercise-wise, it was not as good as it has been. I'd been doing 30 minutes of walking or biking 6 days a week and aiming for 2 weight lifting sessions (at home) per week. I did not get on my bike at all this week, but I walked 30 minutes twice and 45 minutes once. I also walked to the park a couple of times with my daughter. I only strength trained once. I aim to ramp up the exercise this coming week.

But this morning I weighed in at 204 pounds. That's a loss of FOUR pounds this week! That's a fantastic number! Last week I lost nothing and the week before I lost 3. On Medifast, I tend to lose weight well every other week (correlating to hormones) and then have a week in between with 0 or 1 pound gone. So I am thrilled with the results this week!

204 is an amazing number to me. I am really closing in on brand new territory here. My clothes continue to get looser. The shirts that have fit me just fine for *forever* are not just BIG on me now, they are actually falling off my shoulders and looking saggy. Honestly this week I was shocked at how many of my shirts have suddenly gone from looking great to looking way too big, and when my favorite bra wouldn't stay up I was just stumped. The straps kept falling off my shoulders and I felt quite unsupported, and then I realized, "huh, maybe I need a smaller bra now." My remaining size 18 jeans are just about to be retired, and the 16s are very comfortable and not at all tight. And when I have pictures taken of me, I no longer have ANY chance of extra chins showing up. I cannot remember how long it's been... eleven years maybe?... since I didn't have to be sure and hold my head up really high and stretch my neck up a bit to try and make my extra chins disappear in a photo. This feels really, really good.

That's all for today. I'm off to have fun!

*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free. Medifast states an "average weight loss of up to 2 to 5 pounds a week."*

25 comments:

Wendy said...

I don't get to post much...more of a lurker. But i wanted a chance to say you are AMAZING! I hope one day with my weight loss efforts i can be where you are now...both in mind and size :)

Kyle Gershman said...

So wonderful that things are coming together for you Lyn after so much time of frustration...you deserve the results from all your hard work.

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! I just found your blog and I love it. Go get yourself some new clothes - you deserve it! and you will feel so much better wearing an outfit that fits you properly. I try and buy pants/shorts that have a drawstring so I can use them a bit longer. Plus big clothes just make you look bigger. Show off that ass you've worked hard for it!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you, Lyn! You deserve the best of everything!

Julie

Ice Queen said...

Congrats on four! That is so great. :D

Deb said...

So happy for you!

Lori said...

Great job! You are so close to Onederland :D

Lori said...

I just found your blog! I love it! You're inspiring me. I am also on a health journey and have lost 44 lbs so far! I look forward to cheering you on.

Jennifer said...

Yaay for you Lyn! Congrats.

Jennifer

Laryssa said...

What a great loss, Lyn!!! You can now treat yourself to new clothes instead of food!! Yay!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lyn, great job! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!! My weigh-in is tomorrow.

Tammy said...

I don't remember if you've mentioned it or not since I don't get by here every single day, but how long has it been since you've been in Onederland, now that you're only 4.2 lbs away from it?? I'd love to know! :)

Oh!! And congrats on the 4 lb loss!

georgia said...

CONGRATS on the loss!! I'm doing a happy dance for you!

Megan said...

So happy for you, Lyn!!

Lyn said...

Tammy~

last time I saw a 1 in front of my number was in 1997. I was still married to my first husband and my children were all little. I was 27 years old (I am 40 now).

Leslie said...

Awesome! Congratulations!

spunkysuzi said...

Your going to be in onederland before you know it :) Congratulations on getting a great loss in this week!

K. said...

Good job. I know the feeling, and you must feel awesome! Congrats and keep up the great work. Take care. K.
www.it-is-time.com

destinationathlete said...

AMAZING!!! I am so super excited for you Lyn, you deserve this!

Cynthia said...

I don't get over here to comment often enough, but I do love reading your blog, Lyn!

Congrats on the loss, you've been doing an amazing job sticking with your plan. You continue to inspire me to persist and carry on.

Rose B. said...

YOU ROCK!!

Jaime said...

Great job Lyn! I know how exciting it is when you get close to 200 and then hit the 100's . I just hit it a few days ago and it is so exciting.I agree that clothes seem to get too big over night. One day they seem to fit not bad and the next day I am packing them up to give away because they are falling off.

Dee said...

Congrats, Lyn! You are SO close to kissing the 2's goodbye! I can't wait for the day when I won't have to stretch my neck to minimize Chin Jr.

I saw your latest pics... You are looking FANTASTIC!!! Keep up the wonderful work!

CJ said...

I have been following you from Jan when you were 228 to now where you are 204! Your journey, as much as I have read is really fascinating and inspiring. Congratulations!!

Lori said...

Lyn,
Congratulations!! Getting below 200 was huge for me emotionally. You could be there as soon as next week!

BTW, how many Lori's do you have reading your blog?!?!
Lori