Monday, January 7, 2013

Year 1 Day 108 (Day 473)

I cannot believe it's already the 7th of January! It's freaking crazy, but it is a new day and I am thankful for it. Oh and it's my nephew's 5th birthday today, happy birthday Brody! So tonight will be a challenge, since we will be celebrating. We're having pizza and cake, pizza is always one of the things that eat way too much of. I am going to try my best and limit my pizza intake and only one piece of cake. I've still got about 900 calories left for dinner and an evening snack, so I should be okay.

It's days like today that I hate the most, my father has off of work. When he does, it's crazy difficult to get a workout in because he's in the living room half the time (where I typically do my workout) and I'm definitely not just going to start working out in front of him. Before I would just consider this to be an off day (usually my dad's day off during the week is my off day) but I really wanted to work out! That may seem strange to some of you, but I really have learned to love working out. Even with my sinus and chest infection, I'm yearning to exercise most days. Last night when I was laying in bed, I honestly really wanted to get up and bust out some squats or something. :) Well that was before my fiance came online, then I wanted nothing more than to just stare into those beautiful brown eyes of his. But nevertheless, a workout did happen, and it was awesome!
I'm half way done with level one, woohoo! :) When I started this program, I never thought that I would love it so much. Especially if you would have talked to me a year and 4 months ago, that girl definitely would have laughed in your face. But now is a different story, I look forward to my 30DS workout every day, especially now that my legs don't hurt so much. After I am completely through with the program, I am planning on doing the program again later this year and hopefully then I will be able to use actual weights. But even though I'm not using actual weights this time around, I'm sure that I'll have great results.

I just wanted to talk about something that I've been seeing a lot of lately on FB, loose skin. I'm not to that point yet but, I know that once I reach my goal weight I will have loose skin. What do you expect when your  an overweight/obese child and an obese adult (for 4 years)? I hope that when I do reach that point, I am going to be okay with that. Who knows, some day I may have surgery to get the excess skin removed, but that will depend on how much I have. I have to come to terms with the fact that I will more than likely have stretch marks for the rest of my life, and they aren't very sexy. Some day I would love to be able to wear a bikini and rock it. I want my fiance to look at me after we're married and think, I am so incredibly lucky to have such a beautiful wife.(He always does tell me that, but I want to hear him say it and then I believe it) Who knows what will happen when I reach my goal weight, my skin may not be as bad as  I think it will be. I know that the strength training will help, losing weight slowly will help, and the amount of water I drink will also help. But I guess I have to wait to find out when I reach my goal weight.

Today I did something that made me so proud of myself, well a few things actually. At lunch today, I was making this new pasta thing that we bought and all of a sudden I just got this intense yearning to eat everything I saw. But I chose to eat only 2 cups of it instead of 4, so instead of 1360 calories it was 680. It's the small things that add up to great things. Looking back on it now, I am very glad that I didn't eat all those calories. I always know that I will regret it when I over eat, but that has never stopped me before. So I am thankful that I talked myself out of those extra 680 calories.

This afternoon I got some absolutely amazing news, a very good friend of mine got engaged!! Ah! Plus she wants me to be her maid of honor :) And hey, this gives me another to work really hard to lose weight, I want to look good in a dress. So this means I'm going to visit her and her fiance down in Texas soon :) I'm pretty excited because I think I talked her into trying the 30DS with me while I'm there.

It's about time to celebrate my nephew's birthday. So until next time.



  1. I worry about lose skin too. I know I will always have stretch marks. I guess I'd rather lose the weight and have to deal with those problems than stay big. I guess that will be a bridge I have to cross when it comes to that. I still have a lot of weight to lose.

    1. I would definitely rather lose the weight and have to deal with the skin than staying unhealthy. I also have a long way to go but it's something that I'd rather start dealing with now, so hopefully I will handle it better when I reach that point.