Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday: 8/14/13 - Injury edition

Last Official Weigh In:                        220.0
Current Weigh In:                               222.7

Current Weight Gained:                           2.7
Weight Gained since DietBet:                   3.3

Total Weight Lost:                                87.3

As you can see, I did a little bit of celebrating after I won my Diet bet last week.  As I already wrote, I ate McDonald's, but then for the next few days I kept splurging and allowing myself some treats here and there.  I also didn't really exercise.  Eating more plus no exercise = weight gain!  Shocker!

I'm sorry to admit that my weight got all the way back up to 228, so I'm actually QUITE happy to see 222 on the scale this morning.    I did start a new diet bet this week which will probably be my last for a long time since I don't think I will be able to do it on the road.  When I weighed in for this bet, I was 225.3, so my goal to win this one is 216.3.  This time I have to say I don't think I'm going to win and I'm okay with that.  I'm dealing with some injuries right now and I would rather be healthy and lose whatever weight I can, rather than almost kill myself to get to a specific number on the scale.  I think that's actually why I have these current injuries.  I was supposed to have rested the final day of the last bet, and instead I went out and ran and did a Jillian Michaels' video.  My muscles and joints are now getting back at me.  My right knee is sore and popping occasionally (I believe it's runner's knee so I've been icing, etc.) and now my left ankle is a bit wonky.  I'm not really sure what's going on there, but again I'm resting and we'll see what comes of it.

While I rest these injuries, it's forcing me to get back on track with my eating, which is always a good thing.  I've always believed that losing weight is 80% about the calories and food that go into your body and 20% about the exercise.  Do I think you should lose weight without ever doing an ounce of exercise?  No, absolutely not.  But, could you do it?  Yes, I think that you could.

So, my goal for the month or so that I have left in NYC is to just continue to keep balanced in my life and lose as much weight as I can in as healthy a way as possible.  I had hoped that by my 3 year Fativersary (Labor Day) I would hit the 100 pounds lost mark, but I know that's not going to happen.  I'm disappointed, but I have to keep my health as the number one goal.

I have to share something that might be a bit TMI, but it's an exciting Non-scale victory.  I've been noticing for quite a while that my bras were all a bit big.  I'm a big chested girl and so if my boobs were shrinking, that was making me a happy girl.  They get in the damn way!  So, I went to a higher end store and got fitted.  I not only went down in the band size, but I went down TWO cup sizes!  That's insane!  The woman at the store was in shock, because she said that whenever she's fitted people who have lost weight, they've always lost in the band, but rarely in the cups.  I'm an overachiever I guess.  :)  It does suck though, because I can't afford to buy all new bras!  I just have to keep wearing the old ones until I can slowly replace them with more properly fitted ones.  That sucks, but it's good to know where I stand!

Also, a little side note...  I bought a bikini, but I returned it.  Could I have worn it?  Yes, but I'm just not comfortable enough with that yet.  We'll see if I get there eventually.

Today I move to a new sublet in Manhattan that's about a block from Central Park and I couldn't be more excited.  Even though I don't know if I should run for a couple more days, I am excited to just go and walk around the city.  I only have a few more weeks here and I want to enjoy as much as possible before I head back out on the road and into middle America.

Until next week!!

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