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Week 14, Day 1

Name: Jen
Age: 26
Height: 5'4"
Body frame: Small
Highest Weight/BMI: 152/26.1 (overweight)

Starting weight/BMI: 134.6/23.1 (normal)
Last week's weight/BMI: 130.2/22.3 (normal)
Current weight/BMI: 130.4/22.4 (normal)
This week's loss: +.2
Total loss: -4.2

Starting shirt/jacket size: S-M
Starting jeans size: 8-10
Starting dress/skirt size: 8/M

Current shirt/jacket size: S-M
Current jeans size: 6-8
Current dress/skirt size: 6-8/S-M

Starting right upper arm: 11 in.
Starting waist: 30 in.
Starting hips: 37.25 in.
Starting right thigh: 23.75 in.
Starting bust: 36 in.

Current right upper arm: 11 in.
Current waist: 29.5 in.
Current hips: 36.75 in.
Current right thigh: 23 in.
Current bust: 36 in.

Total loss: - 1.75 in.

Fitness: Beat my first half-marathon time (at OUC Half Marathon in December)
Goal weight #1/BMI: 130/22.3 (normal)
Goal weight #2/BMI: 125/21.5 (normal) [My goal reward for this is a secret. ;p]
Goal weight #3/BMI: 120/20.6 (normal) [$300 in new clothes]

Goal shirt/jacket size: XS-S
Goal jeans size: 4-6
Goal dress/skirt size: 4/XS-S





I know I was supposed to post new measurements last week, but honestly, if you can't tell, I've been lazy. I have gained back 5.8 of the 10 lbs. I lost. This is not good. Even with promising myself I was going to recommit, I didn't do too great of a job at it. I have been very busy and distracted, and I know those are just excuses because health and fitness are a lifestyle, not a side priority. So I'm just going to try and continue to move forward.

I knocked my goal-reward money down because I bought this today. I got it in a 6, and since it says it runs small, I know it will not fit me right now. I would be able to squeeze into it, but I don't want it to make me look like it's eating me, haha. So that will be something to hang up and look forward to for summer. I really needed a one-piece, because I think Josh and I are going to rent surfboards sometime during the summer and I don't want to have to worry about, um...indecent exposure.

I got pretty new LJ icons! Go look.

Tonight Josh and I are going to try out the gym at my new apartment complex for the first time. So that will be good. My gym closing down was probably a blessing in disguise. I'm going to try my best to run the 30 minutes I planned, but I've been so bad about my running. I hope I can make it through the entire time. I have the Corporate 5K with my work in a little over a week and I am so not prepared. Josh and I are signing up for the Run for the Trees 5K though! It will be his first race, so I'm excited to see how he does.

I am going to visit my family in New Orleans from this Thursday-Monday morning, so I'm really worried about counting PP. But I already looked up beignets (3 PP, plus 3 more PP for 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, hah), so at least I have a head start there... :p I'll probably grab some fruits and veggies and stuff at the grocery store when I get in, so I can have some food for the week. I know we'll eat out a few times though, so I need to keep myself in line and make sure I use the gym at my parent's apartment complex. I don't want this trip to be another excuse not to be on track...it seems like every week now there is SOMETHING. And I am determined to stop letting fun = food.

Thanks for those of you who are still reading and encouraging. ♥ I appreciate the support.


( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 5th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
I'm in no position to wag fingers. I think you are spot on though. It's about priorities and what they need to be.

and yes, surfbabe is where you need to be. :-)

Tracking on vacation is hard, tracking on vacation in the food capital of the south...that's serious. If anyone can do it, you can.
Apr. 5th, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Haha no please, wag away with those fingers. I need it. I can't believe how much I have gained back. I worked so damn hard. And while whining will not help, it feels kinda good. :p

Dude...I was THISCLOSE to buying the size 8, and I was like, you know...it's April...if I work my ass off for two months, I'll fit that 6, and it won't even technically be summer yet. I was at the "Place Order" button when I decided to go back and size down. So that's a bit of an NSV I guess.

Ugh you're telling me. But when I went for Thanksgiving (WHICH MAKES IT EVEN WORSE), I ended up losing a pound or something, I think. If I can do THAT, I can handle April.

Hope you're doing well. ♥ Sorry I've been so MIA!
Apr. 5th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
/wag /wag /wag
Oh I know all about the whining feeling good. I've been the captain of the USS Pity Party. You get mad points for not letting it go with the swimsuit. "Settling" is the enemy. It's very easy to go all fat and happy. Fuck that noise.

Not so much with the well right now (and I was hoping to hear from the doctor today) and I can't stop putting crap in my face hole.
Apr. 5th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
LOL the USS Pity Party. I love that. And yeah, I am glad I got the lower size. I need something to push me.

I'm sorry dude. :[ When are you going to hear back?
Apr. 5th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm about out of here for today. Hopefully the answer will be on my home machine or I will have to call them and be...terse. I mean if you can't call someone with a "you're okay" or "your junk will fall off" inside of 8 hours, you are doing something very wrong.
Apr. 5th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Ugh yeah seriously. Well keep us posted in LJ land. Sending positive vibes your way.
Apr. 5th, 2011 09:47 pm (UTC)
First off-have fun in NOLA and take pictures. What part of NOLA will you be visiting?
Believe it or not it is possible to be on plan in New Orleans-the secret is to keep moving. :)
Also there were a few spots that did present healthier options such as boiled seafood. Its crawfish season so go for it (within reasonable portions of course).
However if you have to have a muffaletta or Hubig's pie-offer to bring it to a gathering and take your portion. (Enough to get a taste portion unless its a trigger food.
There was a place in the French Market that sold egg white omelets but I forgot the name at the moment-they were decent though.
Also, La Madeline's has a healthier options menu FYI.
Have fun!!!!
Apr. 5th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :o) My family lives in Metairie but I'm sure I'll drive around to different areas.

Thank you so much for the tips. ♥ I appreciate it!
Apr. 6th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
I think French Quarter Fest is this weekend..which is a lot of fun and has so much to see!
Apr. 6th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'm such a bad NOLA-er - I've never even heard of that. Gotta go check it out. Thanks lady!
Apr. 6th, 2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
You've never been to French Quarter Fest?? That is a great festival and the admission is free!! Yeah there are food tables but you can pick and choose what you want to sample and the portions are reasonable. Hell-you can share one or two with people.

Here's the website

Lots of amazing music and sites to keep one busy-enjoy!
Also here is the place in the French Market I mentioned (discovered them last year and they were good)

Now granted I don't know the PP of most of the meals so when I ate there I got an egg white omelet and fruit. Like I mentioned before its spring which means crawfish season and boiled crawfish (or any boiled seafood) is low in points and great with protein. Now if only one could earn activity points for getting to the meat..LOL

Green Goddess in the French Quarter is good..but they take an INSANELY long time.

Dang its creole tomato season now..so feel free to nom nom on that goodness. (Wish you were driving and were closer-I'd have you bring it back to me. :P)
Anyways thanks for listening to me drone on about home..and have FUN!!!!
Apr. 6th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for all the info, wow. I will have to head over there Saturday!
Apr. 6th, 2011 02:21 am (UTC)
It's so hard to lose weight and keep on track when there is delicious food and fun events all around you... I have yet to figure out how to find a guilt-free balance.

But, I just workout when I can, and if I'm going to have a chocolate muffin, then I try to eat half now and half another day. :)
Apr. 6th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Man, tell me about it! I feel like I have events left and right. I just want a weekend of doing nothing, so I can focus on rechanneling some of my efforts and just relaxing for once. :[ Not likely anytime in the immediate future, but I will have to make do.

That is a very realistic and practical way to look at it. Thanks, Janel! Hope all is well in your world.
Apr. 6th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
That bathing looks awesome. I still don't like myself in any kind of bathing suit. I hate the top of my thighs lol How did it go at the gym last night? I'm excited for Run for the Trees, though with the foot issues I've been having lately who knows if I'll be able to race it like I want :( Are you still going to try to PR at Corporate 5K? What time do you think your team will walk down to the start? I'd like to see if we can find each other somehow, but I think it will be hard.

Anyway ... I guess I'll be the bad parent and wag my finger at you :P It seems to me that you are indeed making excuses and then saying all the right things when you post on here but that you don't really mean it or your heart isn't in it. You aren't making weight loss and fitness a priority when you go to get cupcakes after a weigh-in, specially after a gain, and skip workouts. It's easy to make excuses and find reasons why you don't have time to workout or cook or whatever, but let's face it, that is just laziness and you know it. If you really wanted to make the time, you would.

A workout is 30-45 minutes, and now you have a gym at your complex, so there really is no excuse. Try new forms of exercise, such as hiking, geocaching, cycling, rollerblading, etc. You could turn these into a date with Josh and it will barely feel like exercise but you will stay active. And sign up for another race; maybe that will help motivate you.

Same goes for cooking a healthy dinner. If you do a little pre-planning, it really doesn't take that long. Try setting aside some time on Saturday or Sunday to cook and freeze some meals for the week or at least do some prep, like chopping veggies, etc so you can easily throw a meal together when you get home tired from work. And learn to make the treats that you like, such as cupcakes, so when you really want them you can make them yourself and perhaps a little healthier. It will be harder to eat junk all the time when you have to go through the trouble of making it first.

Try for a week to log how you spend your time all day to see where you can carve out time for a workout and cooking. I bet you'll find that you spend a lot of time doing things that aren't as important, like surfing the web, and that you could use that time to get in a workout or prep a meal instead.

Keep on keeping on, and keep posting because it motivates me too. I have been doing ok scale-wise, but still in my usual range. I really do not think I'll ever get lower than that because I am already doing all the right things and I'm not giving up chocolate and ice cream for a few pounds =P
Apr. 6th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The one review was positive, and it was from a pale girl with red hair so I have faith. :p I don't usually rock one-pieces, since my thighs aren't really my strong area, so I feel you...but I do want to try surfing sometime this summer, and a bikini ain't gonna cut it. I haven't worn a one-piece since I was a kid so we shall see.

The gym went well! I knocked out 30 minutes without an issue (except the key to get in did NOT work, so I need to go talk to the office, ugh). But what's weird is when I get back into it, the first run is always fine...it's that second one I seem to struggle with! I am flying to NOLA early tomorrow morning so I am going to get my run in early in the day, probably. Get it out of the way, so I can see family in the afternoon. I doubt I will be able to PR at the Corporate 5K since it will be so crowded and since I've been so lazy (see, self-admittedly!!! :p). But I am going to do my best. I'll try and remember to text you when we start walking down there.

Ugh you're right, I know! These are a lot of excuses but none of them have MADE me not stay on track - I have just been using them as ways to justify the laziness. I really do want to push myself in NOLA this weekend, because I know I don't have to eat six beignets or four helpings of my brother's crawfish stuffing just because it's there. Do you know of any 10Ks coming up? I am hesitant to sign up for anything longer than 5K with the impending summer heat.

Oh I didn't mention this in my entry for some reason, but Josh and I went bike riding at West Orange Trail on Sunday with a couple friends. I really enjoyed it! He wants to get more into the off-road stuff but I do not. Lol. And it goes through this cute little area of Winter Garden that we actually do want to go on a date to, so maybe we could combine it. :o)

Thanks for the support. And I don't blame you for the sweets trade-off!
Apr. 6th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Cute suit! You can do it!
Apr. 6th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it shipped today! ♥♥♥

Yeah I know, I just gotta stay in this mindset. Thanks. I am sending a ton of positive thoughts in your direction.

Apr. 6th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC)
♥ LOVE the suit! Would leave a longer comment, but I'm busy vacuuming and being an "adult." D: LOVE YOU!!!! ♥
Apr. 6th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you bb! How did you do this week? I know things haven't been the easiest. :[ Wish I could give you a big hug.

Oh I mailed your boots and the jeans on Monday. ♥ Sorry it took me so long. I didn't leave you a note and I meant to! So when you open it just imagine me hugging you. :p

Love you. Thinking of you.
Apr. 6th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Btw I like that swim suit!!! I love the look of retro suits like that so you will rock it!

Myself-not a bikini person even when I get rid of the extra skin-that look appeals to me more.
You'll rock it!
Apr. 6th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh thanks! I hope so. :o)
Apr. 7th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC)
Holy wow, that bathing suit is so pretty!

NOLA! So lucky! I have a very good friend who lived in the 9th Ward but moved here to Indiana after Hurricane Katrina and just moved back home a month or so ago. His accent was so thick when he moved here that you could barely understand him. I can't wait to go visit him there and see New Orleans up close and personal! I hope you have a blast (:
Apr. 8th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope it looks good on.

Yeah I'm having a great time so far! That's crazy about your friend, wow. I'm glad he is OK! Where in NOLA is he living now?
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