Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday

I know you all have waited all day with bated breath (I will have you know I had to look up bated, wasn't sure of the spelling) to find out what my results are for today (or at least the three of you that read this could be two now because my boyfriend and I are taking a break - don't ask....I don't even exactly know how to explain it).  So let me start by saying, I have been hovering around the same weight for the last month (at least).  I have gone up three and then back down, up one and then again back down but never could I break this threshold..........until today!!!

Starting highest weight 279
Current weight..............257..........I am having a party in my head, if nothing else.

Total weight loss to date: 22 lbs 

Tonight I celebrated my little victory by attending Body Combat (LOVE IT!!!!) and then working on my 5k trainer on the treadmill at the gym. SIDE NOTE: I run further, faster at the track, outdoors.  I must not push myself hard enough on the treadmill, afraid I am going to mis-step and go flying off the back of the thing while my hair gets caught in the belt ripping my one nice feature off my head.  That won't be a pretty sight for anyone.  Well, unless you are a hater and then you might get some enjoyment watching me take a tumble.

So I was a little happy with the sweat down the back of my shirt after my two hour gym time. Yes, surprisingly I did take a picture strictly of my backside (WHAT HAS COME OVER ME??)

And a quick shot of the front side.  Can I just say at that very moment, with all the endorphins sailing through me, I was a happy girl.  I think you can see it.  Look close....right in the eyes you can see it.

The success of the night would not have happened where it not for Jennifer my instructor for Body Combat.  SHE ROCKS!!! Her energy is contagious.  She is absolutely an inspiration up there being all pregnant.  Tonight, during our final 194 (NOT EXAGGERATING) alternating punches, I felt this warm rush start at the top of my body, making its way down to my toes and then back up, only finally leaving through my tear ducts.  This is a welcome feeling......I can only imagine what it looks like to others.  It still surprises me when it happens.  Always when I feel strong.  When I am absolutely pushing my body when it is screaming, "I have had enough!!"  And I ask it to give more.  I am not exactly sure what I was cleansing.  However, if felt invigorating and apparently my body needed it done.

In other I finished up my 5k trainer and 3 mile walk/run (9 miles down for the week) instead of just listening to music, I started Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead through Netflix on my iPhone.  I only saw the first 20 minutes.  Let me tell you I can't wait to watch the rest. Couple things of note:
  1. Day one of his fast, his Dr tells him permanent results only come from permanent changes.....(good point)
  2. As he started his fast the first three days all he wanted to do was hide in bed.....not due to lack of energy but the emotional strain of not eating and not doing as everyone else, is just so powerful.....(I feel ya, I am on day three of abstinence and I just want to avoid everyone as I try to find my way in eating only foods on my food plan, mainly lean protein, fruits and vegetables.....nothing kidding my plan is really that simple/hard)
  3. As much as I don't want to juice everything, his apple juice looked divine
Folks (the two of you that now read this), I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.  I made it through one day.  I am joyful over the friends and family that are making this journey with me.  I applaud all those making little changes every day to live healthier, happier lives.  I am grateful for those that answer my call when I reach out in a moment of weakness.  Mostly, I am grateful for the knowledge that there is a power greater than myself that can make me whole.  Through this power I can find peace.  Thanks everyone that makes this journey with me.  Couldn't do it without you!!!

What did you do to take care of you today?  Any successes you want applauded??

Just a closing thought
Found here
Sort of nice since we are going into summer......there is something within me......within all of us.


  1. From a friend to my Facebook Email:
    Tara, I just want to say that I am so inspired by you and your blog. (Yes, I read em sometimes) I have always struggled with being a bigger girl than everyone else. Even when I was skinnier and we were on Drill Team, I was still bigger and more curvy than the others. I am at my biggest weight yet now about 230 lbs and know I need to change before it kills me. Seeing your blog inspires me to get off my butt and do something about it! I always thought you were super gorgeous and I just wanted to tell ya I admire you and to be a source of strength and encouragement. I don't know how many times I've been looked over and underappreciated by men because Im not petite. Luckily I met my husband who loves me the way I am. You're one strong lady and you can do it. When you get frustrated, put that frustration into your workouts. Love ya!