A Week’s Worth Of Notes In 45 Minutes

It’s almost 1am, and since I need to wake up in seven hours, I’ll try to keep this brief. However, I didn’t want to go to sleep without jotting down a few thoughts about this past week. So here goes… Iron Tribe Transformation Challenge: We’re almost done. It’s hard to believe that 40 days has gone…

The First 10 Pounds

Today I hit 184.8 lbs. A couple of years ago, had you told me that I’d be this heavy, I would have been appalled. But today, I’m happy. I’m happy because 19 days ago I was 194.8 lbs., and yesterday I fit into jeans I haven’t been able to wear for a few months. Ten…

Week 1 Update: VICTORY!

A week ago, I started watching what I was eating and endeavoring to squeeze a leetle bit more exercise into my day. Using LoseIt.com, I found out that I should be eating about 1240 calories a day in order to lose 2 lbs. a week. Once you add in calories lost through exercising each day (around…

Weight Loss Presents #1 and #2

I’ve been thinking about it a bit today, and have decided what I’ll be giving myself for reaching my 5 lbs. and 10 lbs. goals. First off, a little background. I started concentrating on losing these stubborn pounds on Sunday, June 30th, at which point I was 179.4 lbs. I’m working to lose 2 lbs. a…

Shifting Priorities…and Pounds

Since going off of birth control a year ago, I’ve gained 25 lbs. Add that to the original 20 lbs. that I needed to lose to be at my optimum weight, and you can see that I’m kind of in a bind. (Literally – my jeans are cutting off my circulation.) So as of yesterday,…

Day 34: Getting Tested

Something’s wrong. Well, there are multiple things wrong, but the biggest is that I haven’t just not lost weight over the past month – I’ve gained it. Today I weighed in at 164.6 lbs. Sure, I haven’t been restricting calories heavily, and there have been some foods eaten that I’d call “junk,” like pizza one…

Losing Weight with Hitch Fit

Just wanted to stop in and leave a little message, a kind of commemoration if you will. A week ago today, I started following a specific diet plan as part of what I’ve called my “soft opening” of a full-scale overhaul of my daily nutrition and exercise. The diet was put together for me specifically by Diane…

Day #26 Wrap Up

Argh. I just waxed poetic about my day for a couple of paragraphs, then accidentally erased it all. I’m too tired to write any more, so here are the basics: 1) Did yoga (Day #4 of the Challenge!), rode my bike, walked, and ran 2 miles today. Awesome. 2) The Man took me out to…

Day #8: Uptick

This is one of those days I was telling you about, where my weight swings up and I feel like a complete failure. However, I’m not going to be that girl today. Today I’m going to be a winner, keep a calm head, and come out on top. I weighed in this morning at 161.0…