Sunday, June 9, 2013

Week 2 Weigh In and the Pants of Shame

This week I tried Jillian Michael's 6 Week Six Pack DVD and it was killer. I HATE planks and this DVD is full of them. I had to adjust some stuff that I just couldn't do in the DVD and would probably have been in trouble if Jillian had been in my living room, but movement is movement and I tried.
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I also ran week 2 of Couch to 5K and felt slightly better about my running pace. I love having someone to run the program with because we keep each other moving and motivated (and make each other run big hills we don't want to run). I am bummed she'll be out of town for 3 weeks this summer but it will be awesome when she gets back and we can see how we have improved. If I feel confident enough I may try to convince her (and myself) to run a 5K sooner than the one in September.

I do my weekly weigh ins on Saturday mornings and was really hoping when I stepped on the scale yesterday I would have finally beaten the 180's. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this staring at me:
Suck it 180's. Notice the new toe color :)

I have been tracking my food all week and I think this absolutely key to my success so far. I have been getting used to portion sizes and measuring my food and using a food scale to help me visualize portions. That is one of the hardest parts for me (along with controlling myself around trigger foods) and measuring and weighing help a lot.

This week I was forced to buy the "pants of shame". What are the pants of shame you ask? Well they are the pants you have to buy in a size that you never wanted to be again but circumstances have arisen that force you back into them. Pants of shame sizes can be different depending on the person but everyone has had to buy them at one time or another. I was hoping I could move from my maternity jeans into my bigger sized jeans I already had, but alas even after my weight loss this week my"fat"jeans were still too tight. I reached my breaking point on my maternity jeans and couldn't handle the constant pulling on the elastic panels to keep them from slipping off of me. Plus it's summer in Texas and I needed something a little less covering than jeans. I went to Old Navy and found a pair of jean capri's, unfortunately even with the stretchiness of this particular style I was forced to buy my size of shame...size 16. I spent the majority of my teens in this size and when I finally got down into my 12's and 10's last year I vowed never to return, but here we are. To add insult to injury I had to pay full price as they were not on sale and I really needed them. Oh well, I figure if things keep going well I can wear them with a belt soon and by the end of the summer I can donate them as a symbol of reaching my goals.
These are the pants (or capri's) of shame
Speaking of goals, last week I asked my Facebook friends to help me decide on rewards to give myself for reaching my 10 pound weight loss goals. They couldn't be too expensive (no trips to Vegas unfortunately) but something worth working towards. I got some great suggestions and with a little of my own ideas thrown in this is what I came up with.
10 pounds lost at 172- Body Wrap and Facial
20 pounds lost at 162- Evening at Winstar Casino (looking for friends to join me)
30 pounds lost at 152- A night away from home (sleeping in is key) and a spa day
40 pounds lost at 142- Appointment with a personal stylist to put together outfits and help me buy new clothes

I'm obviously saving up for the last one, but I have wanted to do that forever and I think it will be a great motivator for me. I have heard from a few of my friends about my posts motivating them to get moving and reach their goals and that makes me feel awesome. That alone keeps me motivated to stick to it (but my reward goals don't hurt either). Have a great week everybody, I would love to hear from anyone who is working on their weight loss goals as well!

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