Progress Report

It has been a while since I’ve done a progress post. That’s mostly due to the fact that I haven’t made much progress. Well, so I thought. January was a bit rough on the diet and exercise front, with the mister and I fluctuating up and down quite a bit. But we broke out the tape measure this past weekend. Lo and behold, we were making progress without realizing we were.

Measurements trump the scale

I see it a lot, that the scale is not always the best indicator of where you are. But we never really believe that, do we?

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We want to believe that that horrible, mocking number on the device of doom somehow is our end all and be all. Which is why we put so much stock in it. A good number can make you feel on top of the world, while a bad number can send you spiraling into depression.

The Clothes Test

After several weeks of the mister not going down at all, and my own numbers barely budging (or worse, creeping upward), I knew we had to get the measuring tape out. Neither of us were dealing with clothes that were too tight. In fact, hubby just bought a shirt in a size large! And the size 24’s that I bought just a little too tight to be comfortable are now fitting as nicely as my now loose 26’s did. So what gives?!

Had Anything Changed?

We weren’t eating any differently. If anything, we’ve been more diligent on the low-carb front since the discovery of Fathead dough. But we have increased the weights we use for our daily workouts. I went from 1lb dumbells to 5lb. The mister went from 2lb to 8lb dumbells. That’s a big change. I knew we had to be dealing with some muscle increase, but there might have been more going on.

So I did Some Research…

Turns out, part of the issue could have been the muscle gain, sure. But more likely, what we’ve been dealing with is muscle inflammation. It seems that we’ve been seeing the scale go up the more we work out with the heavier weights. Of course, that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop working out. It just means we need a few more weeks for our bodies to adjust.

Still, I’m pretty certain that most of the issue was actual muscle gain, due to the measurements we took after our last disappointing step on the scale.

Oh wow.

The last time we did measurements was in November. At that point, the mister was at his lowest weight of 229.1 with a body fat percentage of 19.5. This week, his weight was at 237.3 with a body fat percentage of 19.4. Yeah, you can see where this is going right? Higher weight, lower body fat? He lost a total of 4.25″ off his body measurements that we track. A full inch of that was off his belly! He now has a healthy waist measurement!

But what about my progress?

Well, despite having stalled out around 275 (274.7 to be exact) my measurements dropped dramatically. I went from 279.2 with 55.5% body fat in November to 274.7 with 53.5% body fat. So I lost 4.5 lbs, and lost 2% of my body fat. Oh…and 15.5″ off my measurements.

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Of course, there is a downside to that. 3″ of that loss came off my boobs. At least I have plenty to spare in that department! But that was also 2″ from around my ribs, and 1.5″ off my waist and hips. And by the way, squats kick ass. I lost an inch and a half off each of my thighs. EACH.

Not a Bad Start

The year is still just beginning and I have a long row to hoe to hit my goals, but I’m going to get there. If I don’t hit my goal of 250 by our anniversary, I’m hoping to at least get into a size 22. That would be a size smaller than I was on our honeymoon.


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Weekend Weigh-In

Welcome to the weekend weigh-in! This week seriously just flew right by, and I’m not sure where it all went. I suppose as we get closer to Christmas, life just gets that way.

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Still, there were some definite ups and downs throughout the week. So let’s just jump into what went down this week.

The Good

Well, I went to the doctor this past Monday. That sounds like it could be bad, and the reason for going isn’t great, but the outcome was pretty great. I haven’t been on the scale at the doctor’s office since back in May. Had they not asked me to, I would have asked to get on it so they could record the change. It was a great feeling to step on there and see the nurse’s face when she looked at my last number.

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Even better when she calculated it and said I’d lost 10% of my body weight! Of course, I was there to talk about my blood pressure, which was going down slowly, but still elevated for me. We decided on the course of a low dose of blood pressure medication sans diuretic. I go back after the holiday to have my blood pressure checked in the office again, but so far, I’m seeing good results with my home meter.

The PA I saw said that she is confident that if we continue what we’re doing, then I should be off the medication in a few months, tops. That’s the goal.

The Bad

I’m still dealing a bit with the injury from the fall I took the week before last. Recovering from this hasn’t been pleasant, and definitely caused a set back for me in my exercise. I’m still experiencing an occasional bit of pain in my knee when I put pressure on it, but at this point, it is getting much better.

I kept my step count lower than usual but raised it back to 15k. I still wasn’t able to do a full workout, but we continued with the 5-minute beginner cardio from HasFit.com. I’m looking forward to getting started on the whole Beginner Workout program this coming week. I can’t wait to see what kind of results we might get from it.

Looking Ahead

This coming week is going to be a bit hectic. We’re in the final stretch before Christmas, so I’m pushing to finish the one gift that I’m making and to get a few others mailed out. As I mentioned above, we are planning on restarting our workout program this week, and I’ll be bumping my steps back up to 20k a day. Given my results this week, I’m hoping to be under 275 when we weight next Saturday. That will be a happy birthday present for myself.

Yes, that’s right, my birthday is coming up next Sunday. I’m going to be 39. How the hell did that happen? Ugggghhhhh. I do not feel 39. Can I just roll the clock back about 10 years? That would feel more appropriate. Oh well, time marches on. At least it is not advancing across my face yet!

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I’m down.

My biggest goal for year 39? Get down to 200lbs. That means 1 ½ lbs a week for a year. Doable? Maybe. But that’s the goal, and I’m going to do my best to hit it. My ultimate goal is 140, and I’m hoping to be there by birthday number 41. But that’s way down the line. For now, I’m going to concentrate on making 39….Amazing.

Weigh-In Results:

Date: 12/09/17

Weight: 276.0 | -1.6

Body Fat %: 55.0 | +0.1

BMI: 47.4 | -0.3


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Weekend Weigh-In

Welcome back to the weekend weigh-in! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and took the time to enjoy some good food and good family fun. As I mentioned in my Holiday Survival Guide, the mister and I do not weigh on holiday weekends. Why torture ourselves like that?  Of course, that doesn’t mean we just throw the scale out the window.

The Good

We had a wonderful holiday. We celebrated with just ourselves and my mom, and it was lovely. The food was delicious, and we ate way too much of it. I also ate far too many Hershey’s kisses over the course of two weeks. But considering that we ate so much, and the fact that I was unable to exercise for the better part of this week, I was very much okay with a tiny gain when I stepped on the scale yesterday morning.

It probably also helped that I peeked at the number on Monday morning. I was curious! I used the scale that doesn’t automatically send my stats to my phone so I knew it wouldn’t be recorded. Just wanted to get an idea of how hard my battle was going to be. I expected a larger gain, and I also didn’t expect that I would lose all of it in a single week, even if we were starting a new exercise program. If I had been able to keep at it, I think I might have lost all of it, and maybe even more.

The Bad

The week started out just peachy keen. We both liked the new exercises, we had some great recipes on our menu for the week, work was low-key, I even got all of our Christmas presents wrapped! And then Wednesday came. It all went downhill so fast. How fast? As fast as it took me to trip and fall over the canopy from our Starlighting trip.

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It was my own fault, of course. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing, talking to my mom, and turned around to go get my coffee, and my foot snagged it just right. While I’m sitting on the floor alternating between saying “ow,” laughing, and reassuring my mom that I’m okay, my uncle walks into the shop and, looking quite confused, asks if we’re doing some new exercises. My mom and I both lost it. It took me another minute or two after we stopped laughing and I stopped waving my arms like I was doing jumping jacks on the concrete floor, I finally made it back to my feet and went to retrieve my coffee. At that point, I could feel that something was not quite right with my hip. Shake it off. Shake it off.

I Couldn’t Shake it Off

Around 10 I was starting to get pretty sore, so I called my aunt to make an appointment to see her for a QE session (Quantum Energetics) for the next day, and continued on about my morning.

By 11am, when I got up to use the restroom, I could tell that this was not going to be good, and on my way back to my desk, I had to catch myself on said desk, when my whole leg went weak after pain shot through my hip.

While I’m saying, “Okay, I’m going up to urgent care,” my mom is telling me to go get looked at. So I grabbed my keys, picked up the mister, and headed up to the Kaiser medical center.

It Gets Worse

Thankfully, my x-rays came back with no broken bones, despite the amount of pain I was in. But they found another problem. They took my blood pressure around 6 times between my arrival and my leaving. Now, my bp usually hovers around 130/80ish. It was absurdly high for me. It never dipped below the 140’s over 110’s. And it got as high as 155/115. They even ordered an EKG. Luckily, that came back normal as well.

So along with the Tylenol and tramadol they sent me home with, I also had a recommendation to pick up a blood pressure cuff (which I did) and to make an appointment to see my PCP (which I also did).

There was to be no strenuous exercise for the rest of the week, but I was at least able to return to work. Unfortunately, despite my pain being greatly alleviated after my visit with my aunt (who is amazing), my blood pressure still has not dropped down into my normal range. So I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow morning, and another appointment with my aunt on Tuesday.

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So, Now What?

I am so thankful to have the opportunity to see a QE practitioner, as I truly believe I would not be near as recovered as I am at this time, had I not been to see her. While my range of motion is still a bit limited I have been able to mostly return to normal functionality, and I haven’t needed the tramadol or the Tylenol in two days. Today, I was even able to get back to my exercises, though I took it slow and easy.

I was disappointed that I didn’t get to make the cheeseburger cauliflower casserole last week. Have no fear, I will be getting to it this week, along with another recipe that I hope to review. Stay tuned for the menu tomorrow!

And just as a PSA, always watch where you’re going!

Measurements

Date: 12/02/17

Weight: 277.6 | +0.6

Body Fat %: 54.9 | -0.0

BMI: 47.7 | -0.2

 


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Weekend Weigh-In

This week was a bit of a rollercoaster for me! We had a major event coming up at work that I was preparing for, and we were derailed from our plan to exercise with Daily Burn. But for the most part, I only have good things to report. Especially when it comes to my weigh-in.

The Good

Some weeks I am at a loss for where to begin with the good in my week, but I have no such trouble today! I had a major non-scale victory this week in the form of a ring I thought I had lost. Now, I wasn’t too terribly upset about its loss. It’s just a pretty little thing that I got from FragrantJewels.com. But I really liked this ring, because it had a pink center stone and was set in silver. Very me.

It reappeared this week while we were at GameStop this week. The mister threw on one of the hoodies we keep in the car because he left his jacket at home. It hadn’t been worn since last winter. While we were waiting in line, he was rummaging through the pockets and found….tada, my ring. And a pair of Dobby earrings. See my Harry Potter obsession here. No money, unfortunately, but I was so stoked that he’d found my ring and earrings!

It Gets Better!

The last time I wore this ring, I could have squeezed it onto a ring finger, but I probably would have ended up having to have it cut off. So I settled for it fitting a tiny bit loose on a pinkie.

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That’s right, that’s my pretty pink ring, sitting on my right ring finger. Despite my sausage fingers making it look like it is a bit snug, I assure you, it’s as loose as it can get without falling off when I let me hand hang down.

While this may seem like it was enough to totally make my week, there is even better news to be had.

On Tuesday, the mister went in to get his A1C tested along with a protein test. Everything came back….NORMAL. That’s right. In May, his A1C was in the 10s, and now he is in the normal range. We are both out of the prediabetic range!

Revelations

There really is nothing bad to report this week, though the mister might beg to differ. He did gain a little this week, but I’m pretty sure we’ve pinpointed why.  However, he also had a non-scale victory that he’s only going to find out about if he reads my blog (which I know he does).

When we have a drive-thru night, I come pick him up at home after I get off work and we head out to eat. Tuesday evening, I come around the corner and I’m pulling up to the bank of mailboxes and there’s this guy standing there getting his mail with his back to me. He’s wearing a snug-fitting t-shirt and a cap. I’m thinking, “Oh my, did someone new move into the complex?”

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Then he turned around and IT WAS MY HUSBAND. I was ogling my man! It was one of those holy-shit look at how hot my man is moments. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always thought my husband is sexy. I’ve always thought he was handsome. But I didn’t realize how much weight he had lost until I couldn’t recognize him from behind. So..you go, mister, you amazing sexy beast.

Measurements

Date: 11/18/17

Weight: 277.0 | -2.2

Body Fat %: 54.9 | -0.3

BMI: 47.5 | -0.4

 


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Weekend Weigh-In

This is the first weekend in a while that I haven’t ended up with a sugar hangover, and I think I’ve pinpointed the problem! As I said in my Friday Favorites from this week, the mister and I love to go to the movies. But that means snacks and treats. That’s not bad in itself, but when you pair a little candy and popcorn with 32 oz of sugar-filled Coke Icee, then you might have a problem brewing. When we went to a movie this Saturday, I skipped the Icee in favor of a Coke Zero and had no sugar hangover this morning.

The Good

This week was the last of our 4-Week Challenge workouts. Every single one was a killer. But that meant results. And we certainly got results! I wasn’t the only one to gain a little back last week. Yesterday morning showed a loss of everything we had gained plus a bit more. Progress!

I also had a small non-scale victory this week when one of our suppliers brought in mini-bundt cakes for my mom and me at the office. Normally, I would have been all over those babies, especially since one was a pumpkin spice cake (the other was red velvet). But, aside from them smelling lovely, I wasn’t actually tempted to eat one. I had no regrets when my mom suggested that we give them to the office next door to ours. Luckily, she is also following a similar plan to ours, so I didn’t have to watch her eat one. That might have been too much.

 

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Revelations

I don’t have anything bad to report this week, but I did have a few revelations! I realized that since we have given up a good amount of sugar in our diet, I don’t crave it nearly as much as I used to. For a while there, I had a hard time walking past doughnuts at the grocery store. Or the candy aisle. Or the cookie aisle. At this point, I don’t even look at them anymore.

We do all of our weekend grocery shopping on Sunday morning after putting together our weekly menu. This morning, I realized that our shopping trips have become very streamlined. There is a huge section of the store that we just completely bypass at this point. Cookies, crackers, snacks, chips, cereals, bread, bakery…we just breeze on past. The only reason we go down the soda aisles anymore is to get diet lemonade and to hit the gift card stand (we get double gas points on gift cards, so we buy them for the days we eat out).

It was interesting to realize that our shopping habits have changed so drastically. We used to do most of our shopping in the middle of the store, now most of our shopping is limited to the perimeter: produce, meat, dairy, frozen. It’s an interesting shift!

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So what were my results this weekend? Promising!

Measurements

Date: 11/11/17

Weight: 279.5 | -1.2 | Total since 10/1/17: -3.9

Body Fat %: 55.2 | -0.1 | Total since 10/1/17: +/- 0

BMI: 47.9 | -0.2 | Total since 10/1/17: -0.7

Bust: 55.5″ | -0.5″

Waist: 51″ | -1.25″

Hips: 57.75″ | -0.75″

R. Thigh: 27″ | +/- 0″

R. Calf: 17″ | +/- 0″

R. Bicep: 14.5″  | +/- 0″

I had a total, overall inch loss of 4.25″, quite worth the work I’ve put in over the past month. Here’s hoping next month’s measurements are even better!


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Weekend Weigh-In

Oh, Sunday, why do you have to show up every week to remind me that tomorrow I have to go back to work? Can’t I just stay home tomorrow and play the new Assassin’s Creed while pedaling my elliptical? I suppose not.

Oh well, it was a fairly good week, and a rather interesting weekend as far as progress. So, let’s just jump into the update!

The Good

Monday’s trip to the dentist ended up going very well. The rest of my mouth was planed and now it’s a matter of upkeep and one filling that will be done in two weeks. But given how sore my mouth was after the numbness finally wore off (almost 6 hours until it was completely gone!) I had a soft dinner, which meant I wasn’t counting carbs or calories. I just wanted to eat anything.

Anything turned out to be one snack pack of sugar-free jello and an entire container of Greek Gods Strawberry and Honey Yogurt. Holy cow that stuff is so good. Due to not being able to feel my mouth and not wanting to risk ending up wearing my lunch, I didn’t eat any, so by dinner, I had no self-control.

Still, I hit a new milestone this week by dropping down into the 270’s which means that I have hit more than 70lbs lost!

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The Bad

Oh god did we overdo it yesterday. And you know, we didn’t really eat a whole lot more than we normally do on cheat day. I just think that we’re about to hit another of those “It’s so good, but I just can’t have it anymore” moments.

I think the biggest mistake was eating dinner and dessert way too close to bedtime. We both ended up with horrible indigestion all night. I always take a Zantac before bed. Last night I took a second one at about 3 am, and I still had issues!

We both woke up this morning with sugar hangovers. It’s a real thing! I suppose that it’s actually a good thing. We’ve been cutting sugar out so much that when we do eat it, we have a bad reaction to it. Given that I used to eat an entire bag of gummy Lifesavers without issue, and yesterday I couldn’t eat more than 10, I’ll take the trade-off.

Measurements

Date: 10-28-17

Weight: 279.5 | -0.9 | Total: -70.5

Body Fat %: 55.6 | +0.1 | Total: -3.4%

BMI: 48.0 | -0.1 | Total: -12.1

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Here’s to another great week and another loss! Bring on Monday. I’ve got this.


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Weekend Weigh-In

Happy Weigh In! The past few weeks have seemed to just fly right by, but I’ve still managed to maintain my steps, challenge exercises and healthy diet. It’s not always easy, but it is always worth it when I manage to stay on track.

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The Good

The size 24 jeans are my go-to pants right now. I wear the 26’s when I’m looking for a little extra roominess, but the smaller size is now completely comfortable. I also think that I’ve gotten down the menu thing.

The mister and I discovered that I really dislike cooking on Fridays. I get SO lazy at the end of the week. I want to come home to relax after a long week of work. We don’t want to tack on another take-out night, so I compromised with making Friday a slow-cooker night. That has made Friday’s much more bearable.

It also makes Saturday mornings a little happier, since we both tend to show a loss when we’ve eaten at home the night before Weigh Day. On the contrary, we tend to show a weight gain when we eat out on Friday evenings.

We started a new challenge on Monday, and this one has been pretty fun. Next week it will get a bit more intense since we’ll be doing two sets of everything.

The Bad

We didn’t really run into anything bad this week. I’ve been a bit tired, but I think that’s mostly because of the change of seasons and a little less sleep than normal. There is just so much to do in a day!

So, on to the measurements!

Measurements

Date: 10-21-17

Weight: 280.4 | -1.2 | Total: -69.6

Body Fat %: 55.5 | +0.1 | Total: -3.5%

BMI: 48.1 | -0.2 | Total: -12

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All in all, I’m pretty stoked that I only have about a half pound to go until I’m out of the 280’s and hit that 70lb loss.


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Weekend Weigh-In: 09/30/17

It’s that time again! Well, it’s actually past time, but I was quite busy on Saturday and didn’t get around to my measurements until last night. I did weigh on Saturday morning, but my tape measure is sitting at work with the rest of my sewing stuff. Thus, I picked up a new sewing kit yesterday at the grocery store for me to keep at home since my sewing stuff is at work indefinitely. Bonus: the new tape measure has not been nibbled on by guinea pigs (yet).

The Good

Aside from having a brand new measuring tape I also have some brand new pairs of jeans. Last weekend, I opted to use a coupon I’d been hanging onto from Torrid and expanded my winter wardrobe with some new items. I’ve been wearing a size 26 jeans since the spring. They still fit pretty well but while I was trying them on I thought…”Why not?”

I tried some 24’s. They were just a smidge snug. What the hell…I went ahead and bought them. I expected to try them on in a few more weeks to see if got any looser. Well, after getting dressed on Saturday and going about my day, I realized that my jeans felt a little snug. Not in a bad way, just a little tighter than I was used to them fitting since my 26’s have been getting a bit loose.

I was about to get upset until I checked the label and realized I’d been wearing my 24’s all day. Without muffin-top. Score!

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The Bad

Okay, so the bad is not so bad. We did our measurements, and comparing them to last month, I realized I had only lost about 2.2 lbs total in the past month. Not as much as I had hoped for, but a loss is still a loss.

Just because I didn’t lose as much in pounds as I wanted, doesn’t mean I get to slack off or love my body any less. It’s important to focus on the things I did right, improve in the areas I’ve neglected, and never stop loving my body.

So I’m redoubling my efforts with MyFitnessPal and planning for more intensity in our next 30-day challenge since there are only 10 days remaining in the one we’ve been doing.

Even the setbacks provide a window to improvement.

 

Measurements

Date: 09-30-17 & 10-1-17

Weight: 283.1 | -0.9

Body Fat %: 55.2 | -1.3

BMI: 48.6 | -0.1

Bust: 56.05″ | -1.5″

Waist: 52.25″ | -0.75″

Hips: 58.5″ | -0.25″

R. Thigh: 27″ | -2″

R. Calf: 17″ | +/- 0″

R. Bicep: 14.5″  | +/- 0″

I had a total, overall inch loss of 6.7″, quite worth the work I’ve put in over the past month. Here’s hoping next month’s measurements are even better!


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Weekend Weigh-in: 09/23/17

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This week was one of those “the best laid plans of mice and men” weeks. It was a bit odd. There was an unusual amount of stress coming from work, though thankfully, we didn’t have little packs of M&M filled trail mix to snack on. We also made a switch from cable to a few streaming services this week, which resulted in a few nights of running around, getting inordinately angry at a cable modem, and more calls to the cable company than I would have liked. Thankfully the mister took care of those when I was ready to bite someone’s head off. Continue reading

Weekend Weigh-in: 09/16/17

You ever have one of those weeks where everything seems to be going wrong? I had one of those this week. It wasn’t anything major, really, and most of it was probably due to my dear Aunt Flo heading this way, but I just felt off all week.

So I wasn’t exactly surprised when I stepped on the scale this week to a two pound gain. And of course, my scales didn’t agree, again. One said 2lbs, the other said it was just 1. But I know me, and I’m pretty sure it was the larger gain.

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Weekend Weigh-in: 09/09/17

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That’s right, it’s that time again! I’m not entirely thrilled with my numbers this week, but it is what it is. I know that I’m not going to see a great loss every week. The important thing is that I still saw a loss.

And my clothes are really starting to fit loosely. That is a wonderful feeling! I think part of it is that we’ve been not just doing our steps this week, but we’re up to 20 reps on all our 30-day challenge exercises and we danced three times this week. Maybe we’re building muscle? That’s what I’m hoping at least.

My wedding and engagement rings are spinning on my finger too. Not enough to slide off without a little bit of resistance, but they are getting pretty loose. So my take away this week was:

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We did have a lovely cheat day though! We went to Golden Corral for breakfast, and then we went and walked around the Mile High Market, Big Lots, and 2nd & Charles. I managed to find a new food processor that might make my next foray into cauliflower a little easier, and a few new (used) books.

Then we went to Maria Empanada for lunch. Wow! We’d seen this place on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and it was so good. One veggie, and one beef empanada for me, and they were delish. Definitely making another trip there, it was well worth the drive up to Denver.

Dinner was just Papa Johns, but this time, I limited my slices, and I feel a good bit better than the last time we ordered from there.

Now it’s time to do our exercises for the evening and get ready for another early morning tomorrow!

Date: 9-09-17

Weight: 285 | -0.3

Body Fat %: 55.9 | -.04

BMI: 48.9 | -0.1

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Weekend Weigh-in: 09/02/17

Progress.pngGood morning world! This morning, I had a war with my scale. And I won. Ha! Bite me, Aria. We actually have two digital scales in our bathroom. One of them will not measure our body fat percentage to save its life, the other is our Fitbit Aria. Now, I love the Aria, don’t get me wrong. It’s awesome that I can step on there and it automatically sends my new stats to Fitbit and MyFitnessPal. However, it can occasionally have battery issues. We’ve held on to the old one for just-in-case moments after making sure that they are both equally accurate.

This morning, I stumbled to the bathroom for weekly weigh-in and stepped onto the Aria. It said I’d gained half a pound. Step off, step back on. Now, it says I’ve gained a whole pound!

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So, I decided to pull out the other scale. Step on. Hey! It says I’ve actually LOST a pound. Step off. Step back on. Same reading. Step off. Step back on. Same reading.

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Soooooo…I step back on the Aria. I’ve lost a pound. Apparently, the Aria was like, “Okay, okay, fine, here’s the real reading. You caught me.”

So, after my battle with the scale this morning, here are my stats!

Date: 09-02-17

Weight: 285.3 | -1.0

Body Fat %: 56.3 | -1.0

BMI: 49.0 | -0.1

Bust: 57.5″

Waist: 53″

Hips: 58.75″

R. Thigh: 29″

R. Calf: 17″

R. Bicep: 14.5

I do a few other measurements, including my lower thigh, above and below the bust, and the left side of course, but these are indicative of my measurements for this month. I forgot to measure in August! So, going off my measurements from July 14th, I’ve lost a total of 12.1 lbs, and 3 inches overall. No wonder my clothes are fitting loose!

So, onward to my cheat day. Did you know that pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks? Yeah. You know where I’ll be.