Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I Can't Believe...I'm about to do a Weigh-In Wednesday

2 link ups in one post today, folks! Linking up with the ever-so-lovely Robin! And then weighing in with Erin & Alex, whom I haven't met, yet!

I can't believe... that I've been waking up semi-early lately. (bet I just jinxed myself by saying that.)
I can't believe... that after waking up early-ish this morning I then got up, ate & went to my mother in laws just to get dolled up a bit just to record a less-that-one-minute video. I almost recorded a vlog too...almost. Too shy.
I can't believe... that I haven't did any laundry this week. And I need something to wear for Saturday!
I can't believe... that I get to go to this concert! It's gonna be one for the books for sure! Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett & Jake Owen AT Sanford Stadium (Home of the GEORGIA BULLDOGS y'all!). I know I sound like a broken record but I don't even care! EEEK!
I can't believe... I've actually been drinking water this week. Not much, but some is better than none, right?!
I can't believe... that I actually am going to do a Weigh-In goes nothin' I guess...

So, this is my first time doing this link up, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous. Sounds stupid, but it's totally logical to me (& probably to some of you!).
I have been overweight probably since the end of high school, but I started gaining probably end of freshmen/early sophomore year--so almost 10 years ago). About 2.5 years ago, (Aug '10) I first decided I wanted to get serious about losing weight because I was engaged and about 10 months away from my wedding. So who doesn't want to lose weight? So I joined a gym! Over the course of that 10 months, I only went maybe 4 or 5 times. (the part that's even more sad is I kept the membership up until last summer..July '12 --that's almost 2 years, people--, & I still hadn't used it anymore!) So I finally canceled it. I decided I'd start a health and fitness blog with one of my friends that lives in  Cali. We were both wanting to lose weight for the same reasons; to feel & look good obviously, and to better ourselves because we both wanted to get pregnant. We started that in I think Sept. of 2011. Well, that fell through a little a few months in. Life happens, ya know. Not too long before we started that blog, I had noticed that I had reached my highest weight. Gross. That number on the scale was a driving force behind making the decision to start. I did pretty well. I feel like I eat fairly well anyway. I love fruit and veggies & I don't feel like our dinner are that bad. I was using My Fitness Pal already and I used the blog as kind of a food diary. We had also just got a treadmill & so I was able to use that, but I was going mainly off of a food diary to start with. While I haven't been on that blog is ages, I've teeter tottered with my weight ever since. I had actually lost about 10 lbs. But it crept back a little & plateaued. Well in the past couple of weeks I've noticed it's crept up more and I again hit my same highest weight that I previously mentioned & I refuse to let it go any higher. I am...
Starting over, again...kind of. (Hope you guys understood that, I wanted to condense but still be a little thorough!)
My mindset through this is, and always has been portion, control & not starving/depriving myself of something I want. And that works for me. It's slower, yes, but I'm stubborn & this is my way of doing things. "Everything in moderation."
Weighing in today at: 163
My UGW: is at least 135, I'm 5'2" so my ideal range is 125-135 (if I'm not mistaken).
My reason: I want to feel better. I want to look better. I want to help with my chances of getting pregnant -a current struggle- and having a healthy pregnancy. To be happy!
I'm not setting a weekly target weight right now since I'm still just now getting back into the swing of things (aka incorporating working out) so I'm just gonna see how it goes for the first couple of weeks.
Glad to join this link up!
I have a MyFitnessPal that I haven't started using again, yet, but if you want to be friends just add me & I'll approve! My MFP UN is bnba03.

Hope everyone had a great Humpday!


  1. YAY!! I'm so glad you did this. You rock and I can't wait to follow you on MFP... I can't wait to see your progress. Also, I didn't get pregnant till I lost almost 20 pounds, JUST SAYING. It might help ;)

    Good Luck lady, I will be here for support.

  2. You can do this girl!! So excited to follow along with ya on this and you know you have my support! I'm on MFP too; cmariehess. Let's be friends :) And LET'S DO THIS!

  3. Welcome to the link up, this is probably my favorite that I do each week. It is such an inspiration to read every one's story and get encouragement for your own.


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