29 May

Weigh-in for May 29, 2007

Current weight: 330
Difference from last entry: -1.5
Difference from 2007 starting weight (335.5): -5.5

YAY! It makes me a little nervous to be too happy about a weight loss like this. Because it seems like every time that I celebrate a success, I then have a month-long backslide. But I don’t think that is going to happen. This feels like the start of something big, not the end. My success this time around has given me more motivation; I don’t feel that “ah, I can celebrate now.” Intsead, I feel like this is the tip of the iceberg, that it’s time to get serious about this and lose some friggin’ weight.

Or lose more weight.

I structured the weekend to force myself to get some exercise. It was a long, three-day weekend, and E worked the entire weekend. Normally, the kiddos and I would stay around the house, which would allow me to be a lazy bum all weekend. I wanted to avoid that this weekend, though, so I came up with plans for every day. On Saturday, we went walking around a local mall. Sunday, we went out to the Farmer’s Market and shopping at the local massive book store and our grocery store. And yesterday we went out to Coors Field to see the Colorado Rockies beat up on the St. Louis Cardinals.

Monday was by far the day I got the most exercise. We take the light-rail train from Highlands Ranch into Union Station, then walk from there to the ballpark. And then walk all the way around the ballpark, including up a bunch of stairs to our seats. Then we walk back to the train. I did this with our daughter (who weighs around 20 pounds) on my back. I was so sore! And so wiped out. Definitely got the exercise I needed.

I’ve also been watching what I eat. E and I are trying to do Weight Watchers together. She’s doing a fantastic job; I’m not doing quite that well, but I am definitely keeping better track of what I eat, and either reducing how much I eat, or at least making better choices. And that came through in my weight for last week! Huzzah!

I’m going to work on setting new goals, since I missed all my goals I set earlier this year. 🙂

23 May

Shopping for clothes

I went clothes shopping the other day. I have so many clothes that I can no longer wear anymore. Pants that are a little too tight. Shirts that are too snug. Undies that roll down. It’s disheartening to constantly be buying something one size larger.

Fortunately, my sizes have levelled off for the past 18 months or so. I hate shopping in the big & tall section, though. It makes me feel down about myself, which makes me all grumpy and stuff. I end up not having a good time at all. Which is why I don’t go clothes shopping very often. It’s a vicious circle… I was in a good mood when we left to go shopping, but once I actually got into the mall, I was pretty depressed.

I managed to find a couple pair of slacks, a couple of golf shirts, and a cool hat, all for a bit over $100. But I really want to be able to buy pants sizes that are not in the 50s. I’d like to be able to find a belt that actually fits. I’m less concerned about the shirts; I like baggy shirts, so 3X will be fine for a while. But the pants size really, really bugs me.

Le sigh…

22 May

Weigh-in for May 22, 2007

Weight: 331.5
Difference from last entry: +2
Difference from 2007 starting weight (335.5): -4

Oops, I’m a day late with my weigh-in. But that’s better than being more than two months late with an entry, like I was last time. So I’ll give myself a break this week. 🙂

I’m up two pounds from my last weigh-in, which was almost three months ago. Considering how much time has gone by, and the massive backslide that I had to fight against during that time, I think I’ll be happy with it. It’s the “glass half full” thing of mine. Because seriously, things could be much, much worse.

I have slipped a time or two this week, but for the most part I’m doing a lot better watching what I eat. And that is one of my main weaknesses. E and I were going through some WeightWatchers stuff last night (we are joining again). There’s a list of healthy strategies. It was interesting listing those that I already do, and those that equate to my weak points. My main weak points were sugars/sweets, not eating enough fruits/veggies, and not getting much (any) exercise. If I can concentrate on those points, I think I’ll be okay.

I am thinking that it has been too long since I’ve done an audio post here! So next week, I think I am going to do exactly that. Listen for it, coming soon! 😀