Finally!!! 20 Pounds of Weight Loss ( Plus 1 for Good Luck!)

Hi Kids!  It’s a happy post because I have managed to lose 21 lbs and maintain for a couple of days.  Oh what’s that? 21 lbs.? What does that look like?

(L-R) Heaviest, 10 lbs., 20 lbs.

(L-R) Heaviest, 10 lbs., 20 lbs.

 

The Stats: 

  • Weight Lost:  21 lbs.  down.  When I went to Kleinfeld’s, I was told I needed to lose another 10-15 lbs. for the dress size I ordered.  That would be a total of 17-22 lbs total.  I’m hoping to be beyond 22 in August when I finally try that dress on again.
  • Avg. Loss Per Week:  .75 lbs.  If I am hoping to be down 40 by October 19, I will need to jump-start this pretty heavily.
  • BMI:  25  even  ( Really? I couldn’t lose just a couple of ounces before this post to have a healthy BMI? UGH)
  • Inches lost:  7.5  inches total from the parts I’m measure.  3.5 from my bust (BOOOOOOOOO!),  1.5 from my waist, and 2.5 from my hips.
I saw the picture on the left on Facebook about a year ago and cried.  Right is much better.

I saw the picture on the left on Facebook about a year ago and cried. Right is much better.

What I did right: 

I’m not really sure.  I know my eating has become extraordinarily better.  I see it when I’m tracking my food, which I am doing at least 5 days a week.  I am not finishing big meals at restaurants.  I am drinking gallons of water.  But I’m not doing much else.  Just working and planning this wedding and trying to eat healthy and way less.

What I did wrong:

I’m moving so little, it is shameful.  While I was kicking ass and taking names exercising on vacation, I have done so little since then, I’m surprised this post is even happening.  It’s been like 95 degrees for the last week, but truth be told, I just haven’t put the effort in.  I know I need to do a lot to build muscle.  Rejoin  the gym, join crossfit, barre classes or something? But as I’m in month 7 of owning my own business, I am doing everything in my power to pinch my pennies.  Given that I also am spending entirely too much on a one day party, I can’t bear to spend another dime on myself if  I can avoid it.  At the same time, I am so sad about not being able to lift weights or do classes.  Maybe I will hit the lottery.

I’ve been living, indulging, and celebrating.  I hate to put this in the what I am doing wrong section, but I only do it because I have a specific goal in mind and only 89 days to get there.  And if we want to get really serious about it, I want to be at my goal in 75 days for my last fitting.  Then it is just two weeks of maintenance.  Because of this goal, I can’t say “Oh it’s Friday!” or “Well, I never go to this restaurant so I will splurge.”  I think in regular life, you HAVE to do this.  You should not miss out or give things up.  There is a way to remain fit and healthy while enjoying wine and cake in moderation.  75 days and another 20 lbs. when it took me 7 months to lose the first 20?  No more cake for you, Kait.

So twenty pounds down, what do I think?

I’m happy.  I’m proud of what I’ve done.  Ashamed that I still have so far to go, that I let my weight and health get so far out of control.  I’m nervous that I am not going to make it.  I’m nervous I’m going to hate the way I look at my wedding because I haven’t been as dedicated as I need to be.  Still, it’s hard not to be proud when you see this.

21 pounds down! Wish me luck for the next 19!

21 pounds down! Wish me luck for the next 19!

 

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