Monthly Archives: March 2015

Week 24 Weigh In

BIG News this week.  I believe I have finally broken the plateau for my weight loss.  I will admit that I was nervous about stepping on the scale this morning.  I have yet to attain that 30 pound mark.  It was like my body was hanging around the lower 250’s and wanted to stay there.

So with much trepidation and lots of prayer,  I stepped on the scale this morning and……… 249 lbs.  Which means that I have lost a total of 31 lbs!  Take that plateau!  So I am giving myself a green star!

30 Pounds

My next star will be when I hit 50 pounds.  I told Angie this week that I felt like if I could get past that 250 “hump” that I felt like everything else would be downhill from there.

I’ve been in a completely different state of mind this week.  On Monday night, I got a surprise phone call with an apology that I deserved but never thought I would get.   After that I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.  It was a weight I didn’t know I was carrying.  I really think that made a difference for me in my work outs this week.

So in celebration of this milestone, “Princess Sparkle” is going to enjoy every minute of my last kickboxing class tonight (sad panda).  I’m going to really keep track of my food.  (This has been something that I have done on and off, but I find that I lose more weight when I do it, so I have to be better at it!) I’m going to amp up my work outs.  I’m finally going to be able to punch Mike at my gym because I lost 30 pounds! (I’ll tell you all about that when there is photographic evidence.)

Until next time, friends, keep working on your #sexyinprogress!

Momma Said Knock You Out

So what started as a trial exercise with my buddy CJ has turned into my passion.  I absolutely love boxing/kickboxing.  What’s more important is that I’m actually pretty good at it!

In the two 8 week classes that I have taken, Stephen and Ross have taught me so much.  I barely made it through the first “introduction” class.  Now I put on my “Princess Sparkle” persona and give it all I have.  

I never thought that I would ever be good at anything athletic.  I certainly never would have thought that I would love boxing.  I’m not a violent person by nature.  In fact, I’m quite the opposite.  However, there is something to be said for punching and kicking the shit out of a bag to get out your frustrations.

Now Princess Sparkle will not be making her way to a boxing ring any time soon.  I have to protect my pretty face and the teeth my parents paid out the nose for (Thanks Mom and Dad!).  However, I love practicing and “sparring” with my instructors. 

Have you ever tried out an activity only to find your passion for it?  Tell me about it!

Until next time- and hoping for a 30 pound celebration with my weigh in next week- keep working on your #sexyinprogress

Week 22 Weigh In

Where to start.  Not much change in weight loss to report.  It appears we have hit a plateau.  I was full of energy last week and really pushed myself with regard to working out.  My food wasn’t so great over the weekend.  I will admit that.  I did drink a ton of water and got some good exercising in despite traveling and spending an epic weekend with one of my best friends.

My current weight for this week is 253.2

I think the most frustrating part of all of this is that I feel like I’m fighting an uphill battle.  I started this journey in an effort to stave off the inevitable.  High Blood Pressure, Thyroid Issues, Type 2 Diabetes… all of it runs in my family.  I already have the thyroid issues and have for about 3 years.  I’ve given up raw foods I love in an effort to naturally help things along with the medication.

I went to the doctor this week and it appears my blood pressure is elevated.  I don’t have any of the symptoms of having habitually high blood pressure.  However what I do have is a lot of stress. So I’m really going to work on getting rid of the stress in my life- or at least learn how to deal with it.  I don’t want to be put on blood pressure medication when I go back to the doctor in April.

It’s not all been bad though.  I’ve had a great but busy couple of weeks.  I am finding myself having more “skinny” days than “fat” days.  I’m calling them “skinny” days because they are the days when I notice and appreciate the weight that I have lost.  These are the moments and the days I have to hold onto when I’m having some not so great days.

This weekend, I put on a pair of crop pants that I bought in May 2014.  They were a little tight when I bought them, but you know denim- once worn, it’s comfy and stretches.  So I put them on to wear this weekend.  The waist is entirely too big.  The legs are still a little tight (I’ll get to that in a minute), but I had to legit wear a belt with these pants.  I put on the belt that I just bought- I’m on the last notch.  Luckily the belt is made such that I can make some new holes and it won’t be noticeable.  Saturday was a “skinny” day for me.

So about my legs…. I think I have to resign myself to the fact that I am going to have big legs.  I do see a change in my legs, but it’s subtle.  For instance, I noticed that there seems to be less surface area when I was shaving my legs recently.  I still have really thick “cankles.”  My jeans tend to be big everywhere except my legs.  Is it too much to ask to have sexy legs?  I just want to be able to wear cowboy boots- tall cowboy boots and tall boots in general.

I promise that I will update more.  I have these really great ideas then they tend to jump out of my head when I finally sit down to write.  Until next time, keep working on you #sexyinprogress

Week 20 Weigh In

I am so freaking mad.  I weighed in this morning for the first time in a few weeks and I have gained two pounds over the last weigh in.  I’m just angry.  I’m angry at myself, at the scale, at my body.  

This is case and point why I know I need to break up with the scale.  All of my feelings of accomplishment from my inches lost are gone.  Now I feel like I’m failing even though I’m continuing to try.  It’s like I can’t win!

I’m going to get a lot of frustration out tonight when I go to kickboxing.  I don’t know why this plateau is happening now. 

I can honestly say this journey is the single most emotional thing I have ever done in my life.