Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated March 27, 2015

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Friday, February 27, 2015

One of My HUGE secrets to my Success

What's the big secret to my success? Weekly weigh-ins.  EVERY Friday.

I've been consistently weighing in every Friday since August 2009.

My starting weight: 260.0 lbs

Today's weight: 144.8 lbs

Goal weight: 145.0 lbs

I've been at my goal weight since December 17, 2010.

Onwards.

Monday, February 23, 2015

What If I Fall?

I tried something new.

For the for the very first time.

Yesterday.

Was the BIG day.

The most physically challenging Non-Scale Victory (NSV) to date.

I swung on my my hands.

And dangled from my knees.

I was upside down.

And I flew through the air.

...on a TRAPEZE

At a trapeze class, to be quite specific.

And guess what?

I survived to tell you the tale.

Right here.

Right now.

Climbing up the metal ladder was the most difficult for me. 
 Swinging from the platform was a leap of faith...could I hold on and support my body weight?


 I learned to get my legs up and hang from my knees!


 I even learned that I could let go and have someone catch me!
Check out the video of me flying through the air HERE.

Today, the day after, my muscles are the most sore they have ever been since I had Lap-Band surgery in October 2009.

My abs hurt.

My arms hurt.

My calves hurt.

It hurts to sit down.

It hurts to laugh.

Did I mention that my abs hurt?

Oh my.  Like a thousand sit-ups.

Was it worth it?

Absolutely.

The.

Most.

FUN.

Ever.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Weigh-in Day & Do You Remember the Secret Power of the Pink Tutu?

Friday weigh in day!

I've been weighing-in every Friday for over FIVE and HALF years. 

Weekly weigh-ins are one of the secrets to my success. 

Accountability is KEY.

I'm still below my goal weight of 145 lbs!


Do you remember this post about my Mom and her pink tutu and completing her first 5k race? Go back and read it. She's awesome-sauce. 

Last weekend I went to my Mom's interval circuit workout class at her gym. What an intense workout. It reminded me of my Jillian Michael's Shred workouts: planks, push-ups, etc!

Mom's been keeping up with her daily visits to her gym and personal trainer for over a year now. I am so proud of her!
Left: At the 5k race                                                Right: at Mom's gym last weekend

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Weigh-In Day & the Holidays are Here!

Can you believe that I have officially been at/below by goal weight of 145 lbs for FOUR years now?  I got to my goal weight on December 17, 2010.

That's about 120lbs lost. And I've kept it off.

This is a HUGE accomplishment for me.

Why?

For me, this weight loss journey is about KEEPING the weight off.

Not just losing the weight.

Here's today's weigh-in pic:

As you can see from today's weigh-in, the holidays are here. 

I am up a few pounds from last week, but still below my goal weight. 

I have been enjoying all of those cookies and treats that get passed around the office and parties this time of year.  I am not too worried about it. The 2-3 pounds up and down the scale don't phase me any more.  This process is all about what happens in "maintenance." 

Now how about a few updates on what I've been up to for the holidays:

I got my crafty-ness on with the kittehs and made Christmas paw print ornaments:
 
My Sweetie and I got busy making and decorating Ninja-Bread cookies. They're bad-ass.

We cruised around in our own backyard and went olive oil tasting in the Wine Country. Here's the official "let's-play-tourist-and-stand-in-the-vineyards" photo from that day:

As you can see, life goes on.

I still do all the things I need to do be healthy:

--I make correct food choices and portion sizes.
--I still EXERCISE most days of the week.

Lastly, I will leave you with this thought:

Merry Christmas!
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