Weight Loss

Weigh-In Week 139: 100lbs lost!

Well ladies and gents, I’ve gots me some big news. I went and weighed-in today (Thursday) because the WW centre’s have been closed for the holidays and guess what!?! After the holiday dinners I am down 2.1lbs for a new weight of 151.5lbs and a total loss of 100.1lbs!!!

Seriously. Here’s the proof:

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I got my 100lb medallion as well to add to my key chain. The slightly sad thing is that I got this not at my regular meeting and not with my leader who has seen me through so much and also not with the regular Tuesday WI crowd. The centre is closed next week also for New Year’s day so I guess celebrations will have to wait until January.

What makes this weigh-in extra special is that I battled a storm to get there! We got a whopping 45 cm (18 inches!) of snow from Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon! It’s bit insane. The city isn’t closed and it’ll take a few days to clear it all, but it’s definitely slowed things down. Check out these pictures of my walk this afternoon (yes, I said walk!):

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This also marks the occasion to finally update my progress photos. Geez that 10lbs took long enough…ah well…at least I got here! 🙂 Here I am at the gym today. Check them all out on my Progress Photos page to see how far I’ve come.

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151 - December 2012 cropped

Hope everyone is doing well post-holidays! How are you getting back on track? I went to the gym after weigh-in and did a 45 min run and  weight training session. What have you been up to? If you were celebrating, how did the last few days go for you?

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Weight Loss

New Progress Photos are up!

 

Yup! I finally got it done! You can find my newest photos on my Progress Photo page right HERE  and you can scroll down and see how I’ve been progressing.

I always wonder if my weight loss is actually noticeable as I often don’t see it when I look in the mirror, but this time I totally see it! I think the running and weight training has been paying off  🙂

Here is one of the photos, front view with my shirt pulled at the back so you can see I have the beginnings of a waist! Yippee! 

159lbs – January 2012

Have a great weekend everyone!

Clothes · Weight Loss

Progress Photos Update

Alrighty, so I have posted new photos at 171lbs on my Progress Photos page. This time around I’ve added three photos – one from the front and two from the side. This is mostly because I’ve realized that my workout outfit is doing NOTHING for me. It makes me look like a box. I don’t mind – I’m at the gym to work out not be noticed, but the shirt is getting a bit big to be able to run in it comfortably. So the second photo from the side is my pulling my shirt tight – as you can see I still have that roll above my belt-line. I’m not sure what I have to do to get rid of it, but I figure I’ll just keep working towards my goal and worry about it then if it still doesn’t get smaller/go away.

Sometimes I think I should get myself a tank top so that I won’t be annoyed by sleeves, but I think I’d be too self-conscious. I’ve mentioned before that I absolutely HATE my upper arms due to a bizarre crease about half-way down. It’s getting smaller, but it hasn’t vanished yet so I think until it does I probably won’t be wearing sleeveless shirts out very often.  In fact that sunburn I got last week was the first time I’d worn a tank top in public probably since I was a kid! 

I guess I’ll just have to find a smaller t-shirt – which is harder than it sounds ALSO due to my self-consciousness about my upper arms. Why? Because for the last few years as I’m sure you’ve noticed women’s shirts have had very short sleeves. In my personal opinion I think the cut that is so popular actually makes most people’s arms look bigger than they really are and when I wear them they really don’t look good on me. And so, when it comes to just plain t-shirts I tend to buy men’s shirts and usually from Old Navy or American Apparel because the sleeves are longer and cover that crease comfortably (and often, like most things, the men’s versions are cheaper than women’s!). Usually this hasn’t been an issue but I’m already wearing a small and they don’t usually make extra small in men’s! What a good problem to have, but it does cause me a bit of clothing stress.

I’ve been having more and more clothing stress lately. I’ll be happy when Autumn arrives in a couple months – SWEATERS! Yup! I think I need the upcoming cold months to get comfortable with my body. I know how to dress myself to cover myself up what I don’t know how to do is how to dress for summer (I always just wore what fit and what would keep me relatively cool) or how to dress to flatter my body. I feel like this is going to be quite the learning curve.

Oh and guess what all – it’s my one year blogiversary on Sunday July 31st!!! Woohoo! Be sure to come back Sunday to see how I’m going to celebrate 😀