Day forty nine.
For the sake of simplicity, I’m not really counting the last 3 weeks or so. I have good news though, I haven’t gained any weight back. At least, that’s what the scale indicated last week. But I haven’t been brave enough to weigh myself sense, just in case it was a fluke. I don’t intend to be as crazy as before in terms of tracking. I still want to have a good idea of what I’m taking in, but I don’t want to be counting calories for the rest of my life. I will be sticking to the intake plan that my brother and I had set up, that he insisted would be exactly what I need. I’m also going to the doctor next week to check out the knee injury and lack of results, that may or may not be due to hypothyroidism. But I’m happy to be getting back to normal. And today was definitely a good day to be getting back on track. I’m disappointed since I feel like the month of July has been wasted, but I’m happy that regardless of moving and all the stress that comes along with it, I still haven’t given up.
• 30 July 2012
Week one, North Carolina.
Its been almost an entire week that we have been here, and I can honestly say that I haven’t gotten into a routine, or even close to one yet. I’m just now starting to get into my normal eating habits.
Although, most days I have caught myself making meals of a little beef jerky and 8 oz of chicken for an entire day. And to be honest, I am a bit disappointed with myself. I’m glad that instead of opting for fast food and taking the easy route, I’m sticking to at least eating protein once I do eat. But I haven’t done much for exercise, besides the walks I take Eli on. I haven’t backslid a lot, but just enough that I’m petrified to step on a scale.
I’m hoping that this next week, when the movers finally deliver all my things, I can resume going to the gym, and get back on my normal diet. Of all the things that I have to worry about, weight loss is really taking the back seat right now. And after all my hard work these past two months, I refuse to give up so easily. With that said, I would love to meet some ladies over here that are interested in working out, or baby playdates.
• 19 July 2012
This is Nikole and I. We are in an old pair of PJ pants featuring Sponge Bob. These particular pajamas were my favourite when I weighed 350 pounds. They were tight. In fact, at one point, I had to retire them because they were too uncomfortable to sport during my slumber.
Today, I can fit one of me and one of her in each leg with a lot of room to spare.
A year and a half ago— I never would have believed this was possible. I never thought I’d have lost 150 pounds. I never thought I’d have gained confidence. I never thought I’d be happy. I never thought I’d be proud of anything I had done.
And, now, I’m proud of everything I’ve done and I know that at the end of my weight loss journey I’ll be able to say the same.
Holy shit Brynn, you are awesome! @.@
YOU ARE AMAZING!
I feel like reblogging this to give myself some much needed motivation.
• 10 July 2012 • 3,693 notes
Sorry about it. This past week has been hectic. Headed to our first stop, Kansas City, tomorrow morning. Haven’t weighed in a week and a half. Pretty nervous to do so. But on the bright side, tomorrow marks the first day of our new start. I will try to keep updated on intake, but I can’t promise daily posts. Hope July is still being a kick ass month for everyone else!
• 9 July 2012
day forty seven & eight.
The last few days I haven’t counted calories or worked out. Woke up yesterday feeling like I had a bit of a bug, flu-ish even. So I moped around yesterday, and today had lots to do. Yesterday’s intake was low. Soups, some crackers. Estimating less than 1000. I tried to get back on to my normal schedule/diet today, but didn’t really work out. I’m hoping tomorrow my knee is awesome, and I can eat loads of protein. But I hope you all have a wonderful 4th. Unfortunately, I don’t get fireworks since Colorado is a fire waiting to happen. But we can always play with glowsticks instead.
• 4 July 2012 • 1 note
day forty six.
Yesterday was pretty good. At the end of the day, I was desperate for calories. I cut a mango I had been saving for a week, and it wasn’t even close to being ripe. Not quite sure how that happens.. But I’m really starting to get burnt out on eggs. I am going to run to the store tonight and get some oats and fruit for the next week. Didn’t do a regular workout, but packed and moved boxes up and down the stairs. I will be happy when I don’t have to deal with stairs on a daily basis anymore haha. All in all though, I would say July is off to a good start.
• 2 July 2012 • 1 note
End of June graphs of progress.
• 1 July 2012 • 4 notes
Day forty five.
You know. I really feel like this week has been shit as far as my eating goes. As much as I love shrimp tacos, those tortillas just kill it. I promise to myself that next week won’t be like this. Especially since the following week I will have to improvise on my diet/eating schedule. Every now and then, I feel like my mom is sabotaging me. Or testing me. I don’t know. She kept asking me to go out to dinner with her and my dad tonight, and I know that they just want to see me before I move, but we live in the same house. We can have dinner together here, where I’m not tempted with alcohol and chips and salsa and sour cream. I don’t have the willpower yet to go out and pass up some of my favorite, unhealthy foods. I know that, in all honesty, she does it because she knows that good food makes me happy. But not losing weight, and having my hard work and effort spoiled for one good meal, makes me miserable.
• 1 July 2012
- 3 good workouts a week.
- Complete 30 day challenge
- 1 inch loss
- 8 - 10 pound loss
- 8:30 consistent wakeups
- Maintain 900-1000 calorie intake
- I did workout 2-3 times a week pretty consistently.
- I packed my 30 day challenge halfway through the month. Busted.
- lost a total of 3 inches
- fluctuated from 166 to 165, with a loss of one pound.
- woke up around 9 daily
- Annnnd halfway through June, I increased intake to 1250, but normally get around 1000 by the end of the day.
Honestly, besides my lack of weight loss, I would say June went pretty well. If I hadn’t been losing inches, I might have thrown myself off a cliff.
• 30 June 2012 • 1 note
Day forty four.
Yesterday was pretty good. I didn’t workout though. I forgot that Friday-Sunday the gym closes retardedly early. I don’t care if that’s not a word. Its appropriate. My eating was right on, besides maaayyybe overindulging in green chili at lunch. Which could have been considered a binge. Since I knew I wouldn’t need as much food as I gave myself, but I ate it all anyways. Bad. While I weighed myself, it was shit, so I’m not posting it. I can say that I am 165 as of this morning though. Its also been 2 weeks since the last measurements, so I took those and will post my awesome graph later today.
• 30 June 2012
day forty three
Finally got to the gym today. And I feel great. My knee felt fine the majority of the workout, but once I got home and settled down, its started. I may ice it before I try to go to bed. But today was shit for eating. I was out of town all day, and didn’t want to worry about going anywhere, so I just picked up a small burrito on the way home. But as a result, I devoured 2 cups of green chili for dinner. Not how I would have liked my day to have gone, but I am glad that even though I ate like shit, I still ended the day well for my calorie intake.
• 29 June 2012
Day forty two.
Yesterday was good. My protein intake was out of this world. And I’m pretty stoked about that. I didn’t get to the gym though since my knee is still being a huge pain. I wish I had eaten a bit more through the day, but I have been having a hard time with it this week. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I haven’t been feeling hungry when I normally snack, so I can at least say that I’m not starving myself.
• 29 June 2012
After work out snack. I inhaled that shit. I understand my brother on a whole new level.
• 27 June 2012 • 2 notes
Day forty one
Had a hard time eating today. Just stayed busy and didn’t get super hungry, so I didn’t get snacks. But on the bright side, that meant I got a snack after my workout. Which was delicious. My knee is still bothering me, but I managed to hit the gym anyways, and to my surprise, its feeling mildly better. My macros were awesome, but its easy to get 55% protein when you aren’t eating much. But feeling pretty good today. Glad to be back on track after the last two days.
• 27 June 2012 • 1 note