Weigh-in #16

Hey hey hey.

I actually did a weigh-in today, huzzah! Last weigh-in, back on the 5th was 306.6. This week I was at…310 again of 3.4lbs.

I could be totally upset by the fact that this time last year I was in the 280s. I could also be upset that I have gained that much in the past couple of weeks, but honestly I am thrilled. With the amount of stress I was under, and the fact that yesterday Rebecca and I polished a bag of crazy bread by ourselves, along with McDonalds egg and cheese biscuit and countless amounts of sodas and powerades I am beyond thrilled. Also, I haven’t been eating the best, and that’s mainly because I don’t have money to buy more things, so it’s make do with what I have or not eat. Since not eating is not an option, I’ll take my what I have in panty carbs and deal with it until I get some more money and can shop for some fresh veggies and fruit.

Hopefully this week I’ll have the keys to my new place (crossing my fingers) and can start moving in! As for the move into Rebecca’s place, you can read my recap on my personal tumblr.

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crazy storm is crazy.

I’m back from the ‘Oh-my-God-life-is-hectic” break that I put myself on. Between packing, car appointement, gettting a rental (stupid car), going back for the car an hour before the bachelorette party, wedding rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, hair appointment, wedding, reception, gift opening, Brad’s parent’s anniversary dinner (who I adore and was asked to come celebrate with my now adopted family the day after the wedding) wedding week was rough. So many things went on I could barely sleep, or even think.

And now, it is over. Currently the only things I have to do is wait for condo things to finalize, then begin bringing stuff over. The car, with it’s “cry for an hour” price tag to get fixed is finally fixed, and hopefully won’t have to have anything like it did for a while. We had some crazy storms the other day, three tornadoes touched down here in Louisville! I have a mini liveblogging session on my tumblr. I was stuck at Heather and Brad’s for a while with the tornado sirens going off for about three hours straight. It went from severe thunderstorm, to rain, to sirens, to warning on TV in literally 30 seconds. Caught everyone off guard. Thankfully, none hit near enough to me that I had to go hide in a closet. Most know this, but tornadoes are one of my greatest fears of all time, so it was stressful. The closest hit was Churchill Downs (where the Kentucky Derby is run). It’s about 3-4 miles away from downtown. The barns suffered the most damage, but none of the horses-who were scheduled for races-were hurt or escaped for long nor did anyone else in the living quarters. It was a little more hectic than the last time we had tornado warnings. Besides the fact that we didn’t get any tornadoes to touch down, this time it was four separate storms that brought torrential rain and by the time I left Heather and Brad’s, I basically had to swim home. Fun times. Crazy storm was crazy.

So that’s my life so far. No weigh-ins to report, but I do know that I’ve gained weight. Booze and carbs and being extremely lazy this week is to account for that fact. Obviously last Sunday was too busy for me to focus on anything but wedding stuff so this coming Sunday will be the first one in two (?) weeks. I will say it might be skewed because of the fact that tomorrow is Rebecca’s big move things into the van day so I’ll be non stop moving furniture and other heavy pieces most of the day (with the promise of beer and pizza…so maybe it’ll all balance out).

p.s. Huzzah for post number 42!

Rain, rain go away…

I said yesterday that I was hopeful to go walk over to the mall while waiting for my car. That isn’t going to happen.

And no, it’s not because it took record time at the shop. There is a crazy lightning storm going on outside and I’m stuck with no books, only the Internet on my phone and crappy day time TV.

I really hope this doesn’t take four hours like last time.

Thank you, Subway

Today I went to get my normal veggie delight (footlong for $5? Cheapest meal(s) out ever!) and remembered that they had avocado now. I love avocado. I could eat it every day if it wasn’t so expensive and not long lasting. Seriously made the sandwich. Although Subway veggie sandwiches are great because of the amount of veggie choices it’s still not as filling as one of the other sandwiches. Avocados made me happy. It’ll make me happier if they keep it in the restaurants. To other news…

Sorry this post is late and the general lack of anything even remotely entertaining showing up on the blog. This past Saturday I went up to Cincinnati to Rebecca’s wedding (well, for the reception. Heather had to work so we didn’t make it until later), and now its full steam ahead for Heather’s wedding. Sunday I got up, ate and did some various errands around the apt and around town sat down at like 4 to make a long overdue video for my channel when I realized the one key thing I didn’t do when I got up.

I forgot to weigh in.

Doh! Seriously by that point it was well past my normal routine so I didn’t even try to step on the scale. I haven’t done anything remotely good on the weightloss front. I haven’t exercised, and eating has been horrible. I blame the fact that I ran out of money this past week and decided to try to do a pantry/freezer clean. The problem with that was the little amount of protein I had left. I tried as best I could to try to eat at least some, but one can only eat peanut butter too many times before going crazy. I had some minor binges and I know it was directly related to not eating correctly. And not just eating correctly to lose weight- eating correctly to fuel my body. I was extremely lazy and tired and all I wanted was carbs. I had very little to even advert to in terms of what I had at the house so it was extremely hard to not do at least a little ok. It just shows how little protein (and whole fruits/veggies) will completely hurt your body.

If you had read this post on my tumblr you might have noticed that one of the bigger reasons to lose weight right now was because of Heather’s wedding and my dress being too tight. I’ve been literally freaking out about it because it’s hard for me to even see if I can zipper it up because it’s just me, myself, and I here at the apt every time I put it on. Last night, I put it on and luckily determined that it would fit. The size of the dress is smaller than my pants size but the way it is designed is that it flares out more at the waist where most of my weight is. Honestly, if I had the size up I would run into the problem of the dress being too loose at the top. It’s a strapless dress and with that whole money thing I would have been in a bind (even though I could technically do the alterations myself and do it fine, it’s just a little too stressful than I would have wanted. So for now, the dress is a bit snug and I may not be able to lean down to put on my shoes, but it will do and I will NOT let myself think I am a failure because of it.

I won’t have really any more time this week to exercise. Tomorrow I’m taking my car to the shop AGAIN since the check engine light came on while coming back home from Cincinnati. Mind you, I took it in just last week to fix a weird noise that was happening. Depending on how long I have to sit there, I might end up walking to the mall across the street and window shopping. After that, it’s running around for the bachelorette party, the rehearsal and dinner, hair and makeup then the ceremony and reception….along with a speech I haven’t even thought about, and a reading that I haven’t even began to look at. If I know anything about my body, I know that stress always leans in my favor on the scale, but then again there will be lots of awesome food and beverages had so who knows…

And about that video I mentioned earlier. Well, lets just say my computer now can’t keep up with video and audio (graphics card fail?) and it is horribly out of sync, and a lot of the video got smooshed together to catch up with itself. It’s so sad, I absolutely loved the video! I tried to sync it up, but there are 10 second sections of nothing but a clip of me talking and a second long of alien talk. Knowing me, I won’t get around to it for a long time, because that’s how I am with those videos. Sigh.

Weigh-In #15

Wow. Last week was busier than anticipated.

And when I wasn’t busy I was packing and being lazy. So lazy that I failed to update at all during the week. Fail on my part. But, I am back with good news. I weighed in this morning and I was at…306.6 which is a loss of 4.4 lbs from last week! Huzzah! I wasn’t expecting that at all. I knew I wouldn’t do horrible, but I definitely didn’t take any of the right steps to get that far down. I didn’t exercise the entirety of last week. Mainly because of the running around (or waiting in the lobby of the car place for four hours), but also because I was a tad bit burnt out on my exercise.

I had ended last post saying that I’d update about exercise. Well, I have found that a schedule really wasn’t working for me. Especially since my personal life doesn’t have any sort of a schedule. Planing for the unknown turned out worse than expected and I ended up starting the week trying to rearrange things, and then by the end of the week not even doing anything. I carried that over to this week. I’m glad I hadn’t planned any sort of exercise schedule because this past week ended up even crazier.

I also was doing too much of some things that I just wasn’t ready for. Doing things every day was fine, it was doing the more strenuous exercises (like the Shred video) that was just too fast and too soon to dive into. This week I’m not planning, except that I need to move more than last week. I think I might end up walking everyday which would get me moving, but wouldn’t burn me out.

Here’s to moving more, posting more, and even throwing in a vlog or two on my poor neglected Youtube channel!