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Weigh-In Wednesday-2/13/19

So this week I lost 2lbs. WHOOP WHOOP! I’m glad all this diet and exercise is paying off. Especially since prioritizing it with school has been especially hard.

EXERCISE: Working out this week was variable. There were two days where I went hard. One where I went to the gym to just walk to simply hit 10,000 steps and I nixed the 4th workout. I know its not the best but we had a massive module exam Monday so my focus had to go to school. I just made sure I was hitting minimums.

DIET: I ate superduper clean this week. I think this is why my weight loss is still going the way its going. We shall see how this next week goes with Valentines day happening and a friend dinner planed. Hopefully I can stay on track!

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 245.5 lbs

Current Weight: 237.0 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 13.0 lbs

With peace,

-B

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Weigh-In Wednesday-2/6/19

I stepped on the scale this morning and could not believe the number I saw. 239!!!!! I broke 140 and officially have lost 10lbs+ I was nervous because my body has been gaining and losing 1-2lbs every day this week. Yes, I weight myself everyday and understand it’ll be slow or water fluctuations, it just serves as a reminder for  me. Honestly, I was worried I was going to say I gained this week because one day I literally jumped up to 242.8lbs.  I’m so glad to finally feel like I am in control of my body and health again. I hope you all have a healthy week and have a great day.

EXERCISE: This week was harder in the gym for some reason. I didn’t have very good runs and lifting was ok. With the exception of the other day where I ran for a straight 9 minutes and then walked 5 then ran another 8 and did 2 minute intervals after. Ever when run days are hard, I still love knowing I’m improving.  When it comes to weights, I’m either getting stronger or I’m not working out hard enough. I’m just not getting sore post workout. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcomed.

DIET: With the exception of the mini binge (1900cal-should be a maintain cal #) my diet has been very clean. I don’t know why my weight isn’t moving the way it should but I’m just going to keep trying.

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 245.5 lbs

Current Weight: 239.0 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 11.0 lbs

With peace,

-B

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Weigh-In Wednesday- 1/30/19

Good Morning Everyone!

I am excited to announce that I lost 2.6 lbs this week. Two Point Six! YASSSSSS! I’m excited to see that my meal prepping at hard work is paying off.

EXERCISE: I was addicted to the gym this week! For whatever reason, my body really wanted to move. Maybe it just wanted to not study, haha…but ya know! So I went to the gym 5 times this week. I do love that this happens for me occasionally. Once the gym becomes habit after several months, I do begin to crave it. When I don’t go it feels weird. I’m looking forward to when that feeling happens for me consistently.

DIET: I think upping my calorie goal using myfitnesspal was the best choice I could have made for my body. Not only do I feel WAY less hungry (I don’t really ever feel hungry; just before meals) but I think its revved my metabolism. See the crazy weight loss this week despite eating more calories than I have in the past few weeks. To be clear, the majority of those calories were healthy things like vegetables, lean meats, and fruits with a small amount of cheese for dessert. Because lets be honest, cheese is amazing. So I can say my diet has been clean 90% of the time. Even if my weight loss ends up being slower, eating more is SO much better for me in the long run.

 

I actually ended writing too much about the change it my diet. So much so that it became an entirely separate blog post that you can read here. 

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 245.5 lbs

Current Weight: 241.0 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 9.0 lbs

With peace,

-B

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Weigh-In Wednesday- 1/22/19

Hey All!

Its that same time of the week again. I am happy to report that this week I lost weight! Yay! Especially after last week’s gain I’m really happy that this week worked out. The difference between this week and last week is –2.4 lbs so we are moving in the right direction. Whoop whoop!

EXERCISE: I am still sticking to my workout of cardio 3-4x a week. I managed to get to the gym 4x this week. Added bonus 45 full minutes of treadmill work on Sunday. And lifted 3 days this week and fit in one solid day of stretching for 30 minutes.

DIET: My food has been under my established calorie goal via myfitnesspal. However, this week I think I’ve decided to make my goals a little less aggressive and up my calories. The app gives you the option to select your goal which I had at -2lbs a week which gave me about 1200cals/week with my sedentary lifestyle. That being said I think I’m altering it to 1.5lbs/week which gives me around 1400cals/week. Not only is this probably a more sustainable diet but it supports my health goals. It will better support my goal of maintaining/increasing muscle mass, but I feel it will also help transition into weight maintenance easier. Since maintenance is something I’ve struggled with in the past, I’d like to give myself the best advantage now.

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 245.5 lbs

Current Weight: 243.6 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 6.4 lbs

With peace,

-B

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Weigh-In Wednesday- 1/16/19

Morning!

Its that time of week again. I’m a little disappointed to report that I have gone up a pound this last week. I did some reflecting and honestly I’m chalking this one up to either being dehydrated when I first weighed in or my body is just being difficult. I have 0 clue why it went up. I used my fitnesspal and was under calorie goal all week. I also worked out 4 times, which is 4x more than I’ve done in the past. Each time 5 minute warm up followed by 30 minutes of cardio (I’m doing interval running) and lifting after. Focusing on either arms, legs, back, or chest. So even though the numbers make me a bit sad, I just am going to keep doing what I’m doing. I can’t do any better, so here is to an odd week.

What do you all do to stay motivated on weeks like this?

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 245.5 lbs

Current Weight: 246.2 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 3.8 lbs

 

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Being A Bridesmaid While Losing Weight & How To Not Lose Your Cool

So I am someone who has been blessed with awesome friends. And when I say awesome I mean crazy insane wonderful people who speak truth into my life. I am beyond lucky to have them. In this phase of my life that translates into being a bridesmaid in weddings. Lots of them. I have legitimately been in over a dozen weddings nearing the 20 mark here soon. I threw in a few pictures of some I had been in more recently. I adore weddings and seeing my friends so happy and in love brings me massive amounts of joy. From helping the bride pick out her dress, to decorating table placements, to schlepping chairs out of the rainy location that you set up the night before, I’ve done it all. I enjoy it all and its done out of love. There is ONE big part of being in weddings that I absolutely hate….

…and I mean absolutely hate is, bridesmaid dress shopping.

 

Bridesmaid dress shopping is my least favorite part for several reasons. One, there always seems to be one girl in the party that “doesn’t care” but backseat drives when it comes to making the choice with all her different opinions. That or she throws a fit or doesn’t listen. I am of the belief that so long as things are covered length wise and hopefully there is a strap (I am flexible on this but I have a large bust) that you wear whatever makes the bride happy. Two- I am “disproportionate” according to bridal salons everywhere. Usually my bust measures 3-6 dress sizes larger than my waist. Three, having to predict what dress size I will be in 6+ months is a terrible game. Especially considering my weight has not been consistent high OR low for more than 2 months over the last 6 years. No I’m not joking, but the fact that they make you order so far in advance is trash. #DavidsBridalLies Four, I am actively trying to lose weight now so predicting that dress size is even harder. Five, everything and I means EVERYTHING is stupidly over priced. I swear I’m taking my folks to JCPenny one day and we will do it that way. Six, online shopping with no inexpensive exchange policy which adds an additional layer to size guessing SUCKS. Even more so when the bride does it last minute and you have to front a grand to order 3 dresses to TRY ON is infuriating. Only do the online thing if you absolutely love it/its cheaper. PLEASE- your chubby friend is begging you. As you can see, for  me the the overall experience is just exhausting and anxiety inducing.


So you’re losing weight and in a wedding. What dress size do you order?

1-Order the larger size. Let me say it again for those in the back, ORDER THE LARGER SIZE. Girl, no one sees the tag! Quite frankly, you’re the only who cares about that number. However, people WILL see back pudge or rolls sticking out off a too small dress. Do yourself a favor and make yourself comfortable! This brings me to the nest point…

2-Find yourself a bomb– Ass seamstress. Often bridal shops can recommend local people who personally, I like working with better than massive chains anyway. You can always order the bigger size and have it taken in where you need it or a size down. Due to my “disproportionate-ness” I always have mine altered. I just plan it into the budget.

3-Whatever you do, DO NOT ORDER A SIZE TOO SMALL/DOWN. Not only do you run the risk of not fitting into the dress on time, but also you put yourself through metal and emotional challenges that are just are not worth it. You may totally be that size come the wedding and that’s awesome. Good job on reaching those goals! You can risk it but in my experience, I only recommend buying the smaller dress if you are willing and capable of doing the following:

  • Buy a second dress last minute. Usually this means additional rush fees one top of the first non-returnable dress.
  • The store can guarantee it is able to replicate the dress exactly come closer to the wedding. Styles often come and go as do colors.
  • Finally, the store can even accommodate such requests. Often its not possible to do.

4-Remember to have fun! Its super easy to get wrapped up in how you’ll look next to your friends. Comparison is not what that day is about. Doing so will only make you feel bad and a bunch of unnecessary negative feelings. I can pretty much guarantee that your bride and your friends don’t want that for you. If so, get some new friends and leave that bride at the alter! Its about your friend getting married and that they appreciate you so much that you get to be part of their day! Its about love! Your friend loves you AS IS and gives 0 poops about your size. Embrace it. I promise choosing the joy in this situation is well worth it.

With peace,

-B

 

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Weigh-in Wednesday!- 1/9/18

Hey all,

I know its been forever since I posted but we are back at it. If you care about what I’ve been up to, I’ve written about it in a post here. Similar to past posts, I plan to have “Weigh-in Wednesdays” to help get me back on track with my fitness/dietary goals.

I have struggled with depression and binge eating the last 6 months or so. Mixed with grad school I’ve gained almost all the weight I lost previous back. =( That being said, I am now actively making the choice to not eat junk and work out at least 3x a week. This is easier said than done when you’re in PA school but just like I tell my patients, my health needs to remain a priority. So here goes my attempts at doing just that.

So quick and easy. Here are my current numbers. No matter how embarrassing they might be.

With peace,

-B

Peak Weight: 250.0 lbs

Starting Weight: 245.5 lbs

Current Weight: 245.5 lbs

Total Weight Loss: 4.5 lbs

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