Friday, October 31, 2014

Less than 100LBS to my Goal Weight!!

I am finally out of the 280s and into new territory with the 270s!!! Annnnddd... I have LESS than 100lbs to go until I reach my weight loss goal. Did you hear me? LESS than 100 Pounds to go! WOW! A year ago if you said I would have been here I would have thought you were out of your mind. I am so proud of myself, but also more eager to see more. To see the scale go down even more. I can see the 260s and I am ready to be in them and continue this journey going down. One day at a time.

I started this journey in June 2013 at 377lbs after being 412lbs after having my 2nd child in April 2013. Before getting pregnant in 2012 I was 406lbs. So I had 232lbs to lose to my goal of 180lbs. That's a whole 'nother overweight person to lose. LOL. (Glad I can laugh at this now, but before....) I was able to get down to 377lbs after losing my baby weight and continued on from there. Now at 277lbs I have 97lbs to go until I reach that goal of 180. My next mini goal is to be 250lbs by my vacation to Florida for Christmas 2014. 27 more pounds to go for that!

Let's keep pushing! I can do this! I AM doing this!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Guess Who's Back.... in the 280s

So, a day ahead of my estimate I am in the 280s!!!!!! Woot woot! Do my dance, do my dance!!!

What a wonderful surprise! And the push I needed to realize this journey is more than doable. I do not plan on visiting the 280s for long as I already have a taste of blood for the 270s :). That is 123lbs lost total so far!! I am almost 100 pounds away from my goal!!!! Amazing! I am amazing!!! I've got this!

-K ❤❤❤

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Goodbye 290s

Long time no post, but....I'm 291.4lbs

I am here. I have been hovering under the 300s because of various things including summer, my knee, and more excuses. Nonetheless, I am back in the correct mode and mindset. As I am about to say farewell to these dreaded 290s. I would like to say it was nice visiting. I overstayed my welcome, but it was nice to see you again anyway. Now, time to visit your neighbor and never see you again!!!!

280s here I come!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Still here...Crutching along...

Yay my 28th Birthday is tomorrow! June 12th!! So, I’ve been a little MIA, and no it is not because I have gone off course, but because I injured my knee again. It has gotten me a bit bummed, honestly, but also has now given me even more motivation. So, I went to the doctor to get my knee checked out officially, and I already know the basic reasons they will say that I am having the issues with my knee. Clearly, one is WEIGHT. So, I always brace myself for the moment when the doctor will stick that comment in the middle of his/her prognosis. So, I get checked and the orthopedic doctor I was referred to says (wait for it!) “I have to be honest with you, you are going to have to lose some weight…” -_- and I respond with a chuckle and then a sigh. And the doctor looks at me confused probably thinking I find her comments to be a joke or something. So I just respond letting her know that I am losing weight…matter of fact I am in the middle of losing weight really. At that point she looked at my chart and history and realized that I am in fact in the middle of losing weight, halfway to my weight loss goal, and that she coulda skipped that part with a lil research. HAHA. But nonetheless, more of the same to continue losing weight and some physical therapy to strengthen my muscles that support my knees and I should be as new as a baby…or close.

My general doctor, bless her heart, on the other hand remembered to look at the history first before commenting on the obvious and instead said, “Last time you were here in August 2013 you were 360 right?...WOW look at you…continue doing what you are doing and don’t let this discourage you…even athletes go through this same injury…you’ll be just fine.” As if God needed to pick me back up even further, I ran back into her as she was leaving the hospital for the day and I was leaving my referral orthopedic appointment crutching out the door at snail speed, and she continued to lift me up letting me know that she too had to stop running for 2 weeks because her knees gave her issues and became inflamed, and she is as thin as a toothpick. It was like she refused to let me leave until I assured her that I know that this too shall pass and that, as with anything in life, you don’t let the downfalls become your excuse. I needed that encouragement and I needed that understanding from someone who realized that my current weight that day would be different the next time I saw her. There is just NO quit in me.

I’m 295…..and healing…..

-K ❤❤❤

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What a wonderful Surprise!!! The 200's

Stepped on the scale this morning expecting to see 300 and guess what I saw? 299.8. Now, if you round that you get 300, but there is no rounding today buddy! I'm in the 200's!!! YAAAAAA.... for the first time in about 10 years or so. I was upper 200's in high school so there it is! Yippee! Singing Pharrell's "Happy"...and all that other good feeling stuff.

Now, let's talk about 2 things....where I've been and where I'm going. I was 406lbs about 2 years ago. I lost 30 something to get down to 370lbs and then I became pregnant with my second son, gained it all back and some more, and ended at 412lbs. Ready to continue what I started I had my baby and went right back into grind mode after recovery in June 2013. Since then I have lost 113lbs to be where I am today. It's been about 11 months and I can tell you I am so proud of myself. I know I can do anything I put my mind to, but this challenge is a DOOZY let me tell you. I love food with a passion. Cheese, check. So my journey has not ever been about restricting myself of the foods I love, but reducing them drastically. That way I can still down me some macaroni and cheese or some Boston Baked Beans candy (YUM!) but know that I am not overdoing. I will not gain from these decisions. I am making smart, thought out decisions about what I plan to eat today. If I want more, I'll eat it tomorrow...or the next day...or the next day...because life does continue past today. Yes that home-made, momma put her foot in it, cheese is dripping macaroni and cheese may look like it will disappear if you do not demolish it right now...but it won't. It will still be here tomorrow. So, rest easy knowing that you tasted it, it tasted amazing, and you will still lose weight after eating it!

Now, for the more daunting part..... I have 119lbs to go to get to my goal (not permanent, but a good look) of 180lbs. I have more to lose than I have lost so far. I have another century to climb down before I even get there. However, the game plan doesn't change much for the next phase. Exercising as much as I can Monday through Friday and eating well below my BMR enjoying healthy foods as well as unhealthy foods haha. I will enjoy it all and still lose! (mostly healthy though I promise ;) )

Til the next bit of good news....Have an AMAZING DAY!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scale, why do you tease me so?

I've been a bit MIA lately. Not really on purpose, but not much to discuss. Been up and down and up and down around the same 303lbs to 306lbs with good days and bad days, but never stopping my exercise routine. Going hard this week, I am happy to report that I am 301.4....oh so close to the 2's it is INSANE!!! I realize that this journey is about constantly reminding yourself why you are doing this, why you are putting your body through so much pain and brutality (LOL), why you need to refresh and get back to your "Do or DIE" mindset. Sometimes we get a little distracted with what we have achieved that we get stuck at that one point instead of continuing on to the next level. I've had to refresh myself at least 100 times during this journey....and this entry is #101. I'm ready to tackle this journey again from 299 on down to 200! Let's go!
..Keep Pushing....I'll be there sooner than you know!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sprained Knee

Well I sprained my knee on Wednesday and haven't been able to exercise since. It has definitely taken its toll on being discouraging. But despite that, I've lost 4lbs....Not sure how or why or what but there it is. I can say that I still diet.. Eat my correct calories and portions... But just no exercise unless you count crutching around the house. :/ Hopefully not muscle loss. I'll restart exercising slowly next week. I'm just so close aarrggghhhhhh!!!!!!