Face the Music Monday

As anyone who has been at the weight loss game for any length of time knows, it is easy to get derailed. It’s also hard to focus only on the weight loss effort with so many other things (work, kid, dogs, family, husband, yard) screaming (sometimes literally) for my attention.

Here is my status by the numbers.
Weight 207.8, +5.8 from pre-new year low (-9.ish lbss total)
Bust: 44/40 (-1.75 inches total)/(no change)
Waist: 38.75 (-3.75 inches total)
Hips: 45 (-2 inches total)

The question, this morning, is how to move forward. What do I focus on? What short-term goals do I set? The long-term goal has not changed. But I’m honestly open to trying another path, even an old one like Weight Watchers, to get there.

Face the Music Monday

Today by the numbers:

Weight 204, -2.6 this week (-13lbs total)
Bust: 44.5 (-1.25 inches total)
Waist: 38.5 (-4 inches total)
Hips: 45.5 (-1.5 inches total)

Admittedly this has gone more slowly than I had hoped. I have been at this round for 10 weeks now and I had honestly hoped to be sub-200 by now. Obviously I am not. But I think it is important to note that I haven’t stopped trying. Unfortunately for me, the weightloss effort has not and really cannot be my only focus. There is so much else going on. Always so many things competing for my attention.

If you are a slow loser like me, don’t get discouraged. Stick around. It’ll be worth it.

And now, I’m off to buy new work pants! Pictures of the rocking skirt coming soon.

Face the Music Monday

Howdy folks!  I thought I would finally touch base about this last week’s progress. Here are the numbers.

Weight: 209.4, -1 this week (-8 total)
Waist: 39 (-3.5)
Hips: 46 (-1)
Legs: 27.25  (-.75)
Bust: 44.5 (-1.25)

Today’s Yoga class was great.  It was nice and challenging.  The woman teaching the class did a nice job showing the variations so I didn’t feel so bad about not doing the difficult things but could see where I might be headed.  For the record though, my upper body is so far gone that my arms were done for 2/3rds of the way through the class.  Seriously, typing at this point is a challenge.  My high school keyboarding teacher would be mortified by my overall form.   Shhh….

Another piece of good news?  I think that a few more pounds will have me safely out of the my size 18 pants.  woot!  I’m in that weird in between stage right now where they really are too big but the 16s are still too small to comfortably say I am that size.  For now it’s more like, I am that size, if the moon is aligned with Jupiter and Mercury is in the 7th house.  😉    Still, looking forward to wearing clothes I haven’t been able to get into in years.  And, this is possibly the least I have weighed since Bean was born.  Nice to be in the single digit twos again.  Can’t wait to see the other side of them.

Face the Music Monday

Good evening!  Week two has come and gone and things are progressing.  Official weigh-in (the one Thursday morning doesn’t count…nor the one Saturday night..erm probably should ignore the one Sunday afternoon as well) has me down 1.4.  (What?  Like you’ve never done that.)  I also went ahead and pulled some measurements for comparison.  We will not discuss how the second largest loss in circumference was the bust.  I’m 34.  I stopped waiting for them to “come in” two years ago.  OK OK.  Three years ago.  Jeez.

In all seriousness, if pregnancy wasn’t going to blow the proverbial roof off the girls, ain’t nothing gonna do it.  The good news is that unlike some women I know, I only have to wear one bra when I run.  Small favors.

So to recap the numbers are:

Weight: 211.2 -1.4 this week (-6.2 total)
Waist: 40 -2.5
Hips: 46.5 -.5
Legs: 27.25 -.75
Bust: 44.5 -1.25

Pictures are forthcoming as always.  And now to get the dogs in and go to bed.  I’m up way past my bedtime.  G’night.

The Ugly Truth

I am obese.  Not chubby.  Not big boned.  (Ok, I am “big boned” but that is a discussion for another time.)  My current BMI is 33.  And while you may question, as other have, the value of relying only on the BMI as a measure of “health,” I have a couple of other numbers I would like to throw out there.

Can you see this picture? (Sorry for the bad lighting.) Yeah.  It says 217.6.    That would be, ahem,  TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN POINT SIX POUNDS.

Need more?  Lets talks about sizes.  My current pant size is 18.  Size discrepancies aside, and I will talk about that at a later time too, that is a pretty big pant size.  I’m an XL Tall on top. What does all that mean?  Well, I’m 5’8″.  My waist is 42.5″.  My hips are 47″.  My thighs are 28″ each.  My bust, including boobs, is 45.75″.  Without the boobs?  40″.  My upper arms are 13.5″. All these numbers = I am not a small person.  I’m not even a small version of myself.