Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Healthy You Challenge Week 12

well first, I just want to thank everyone for their kind comments yesterday. Yes, I realize that nothing I wrote about was the end of the world. trust me, I know that there is a lot worse that happens to much better people than myself. However, Im sure we have all had those days where everything sucks, and that was yesterday for me! I got a lot of it sorted out, at least the things that could be helped, and others, I will just have to accept and move on.

With that said, I am totally rejoicing that I made it to 40 pounds lost!! It doesnt really feel real, but I am definitely happy. I cant believe that I only have 7 pounds to lose. And here I was a week ago worrying that I was stuck!

I definitely stuck to healthy eating over the weekend, and exercised 3 times last week! I was trying for four, but after my horrendous day yesterday, that did not happen. But I did pilates, cardio, and weights. A mixture of just about everything and I believe that is what helped me drop such a large amount this past week (2.6!).

I also went shopping over the weekend at nonplus size stores! Very exciting. Sure I could shop at some places in the past that had both plus size and regular sizes, or stores that sold bigger sizes, but to walk into a place like Express and fit in the clothes there was a big eye opener. I still looked at the clothes there and thought, no way I can fit in this. But I would. I guess I still dont SEE how I look or how much weight I have lost.

I tried a new meal this past week too that I will have to post later in the week because it was pretty yummy. I know trying new meals on a weekly basis helps me stay interested in food and enjoying what I am eating.

Plan for the coming week is to just focus on my eating this weekend (since it is Easter and will be attending 2 easter parties) and getting that exercise in.


Cherry Dolphin said...

Yay for shopping at non plus size stores! That would be a very happy day for me!

Cammy said...

Oh, such a special week! You're so close to your goal now. Congratulations especially for the exercise. I know it's not your favorite way to spend time, and that makes it all the greater achievement!

Julia said...

FANTASTIC!!! Congrats on a GREAT week! Its amazing how good shopping can make you feel when you have control over your body! Well done on the hitting the 40 pounds list mark, that's great. Keep up the great work!

Trisaratops said...

How cool to try on clothes in a regular store. That's so much fun! And I am so proud of you for getting your exercise in - that's a huge accomplishment!! And I love love love my pilates clas -it shapes your body in a wonderful way.

40 by 40 said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW...40lbs!!!! So so so so exciting and wow..7 lbs away..that is so incredible. I hope you can work out the ipass issues..that SUCKS! Sounds like you got hit with your own modern day plagues too! I am so sorry {{hugs}}
That's really exciting that you shopped in a non plus store!I know you look gorgeous in what you got. Good job on the LOSS!

Dottie said...

THAT IS TOTALLY AWESOME!! I'd be doing cartwheels if I were only 7 lbs. away from goal. And to shop in a non plus size store!! I can't wait for the day. It'll be a long time though. Congrats to you!!

MB said...

You are doing so great! I'm glad you are not letting life's stress affect your weight loss. How exciting you only have 7 pounds to go!

Lillian said...

Hurray for you! 40 pounds wow. I'm so excited for you. It must be great trying on all those clothes.

Tori said...

Wow, 40 lbs, you've done great and don't sweat the 1 lb, that's probably just water. :0)

I can't wait until I can shop in a normal store, what a thrill that must have been.

Oh yea and I looked at your goals in the sidebar, and I think you have very healthy goals for yourself.

Good luck!

HappyBlogChick said...

We all definitely have those days - I'm glad that day is OVER for you. Hope the next couple days have been much better.

Many congrats on reaching 40 lbs, and being soooooo close to goal! Yay!

I'm impressed by all the exercise. Go you!

Scale Junkie said...

WOW, I know that life keeps handing you crap but the fact that you've learned to deal with the crap without turning to food speaks volumes! Don't stress the pound, as you said TOM throws everything a curve. Hang in there!