Winner of the Bag O’ Awesomeness – and More Awesomeness!

Hey everybody! Two pieces of good news today! The first is the winner of the 150 fan giveaway – Heather!

Heather was lucky #15, the winner generated from the kind folks at random.org. Congrats, Heather! I’ll contact you to hook you up with your prize!

Thank you to everybody who played! We’ll have more giveaways coming soon. My second piece of good news is that after about a week and a half of the scale staying EXACTLY THE SAME… the scale shifted today in the downward trend of 1.6 pounds, bringing my total weight loss to 10.6 pounds. YAY!

I managed to lose weight despite eating some yummy things like steak and watermelon margaritas, but I think most of it can be accredited to my portion control lately. I’m really trying to remember that just because it’s on my plate doesn’t mean I have to eat it – challenging, but doable.

What’s your good news for the day?

 

Weekly Weigh In

Yummy Mini Cupcakes at Amy's Shower (I only had 2!)

Hi everybody! How was your weekend? Mine was awesome and very busy with seeing Dark Knight (surprisingly loved it – I’m not a big action movie person but I really liked the storyline), attending my sweet friend Amy’s bridal shower, getting a mani/pedi with my buddy Jenny, and then heading to Pasadena to have dinner and birthday drinks with our girl Hilda. It was a super social weekend and jam packed with fun. I haven’t done a weigh in post in awhile because I figured you all see the ticker on the right hand side of the page, but it seemed like a good time to check in with you all!

As of this morning I’m holding steady at 7 pounds lost – not as far along in my weight loss journey as I’d like, but certainly better than losing nothing or worse – gaining! There’s one major obstacle standing in my way. I’m getting better and better with the eating, especially portion control – but what I’m struggling with is exercise. By the time I get home from work and clock some thesis hours, I’m too tired and lazy to go to the gym. Does anyone have any tips for me? I have my gym bag packed and in my car so tomorrow on my way home from work I can go right to the gym, and with my new job, I have no excuse because I will seriously drive right past it. I’ve also debated exercising in the morning, as I’ve heard that getting that early morning endorphin rush can help set the tone for a great day. Any early bird fitness freaks out there? What do you think?

I know if I can get my butt back into gear, the weight will start sliding off. Today I had a major “WHOA” moment when I realized Matt and I head to Thailand in 4 short months and 23 days! I have about 14 pounds to lose until my first mini goal, so I think that’s a reasonable amount of time to safely and slowly shed that weight without having to abandon some of my favorite things. I’ll already be celebrating two major things in December – my 10 year dating anniversary with my husband, and graduating with my MA. How awesome would it be to celebrate those things just a little bit healthier and with a little more energy? Sounds awesome to me.

If you’re watching your weight, how’s it going? Any challenges? Successes? Non-Scale Victories? Chime in!