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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 Weigh In

OK, so I completely failed my party challenge! There was chips, and hotdogs, and buns and alcohol.  Everything that I have been staying away from for the past 5 weeks.  All the stuff that I love and crave!  I had thought I had finally moved on, as I have not felt the urge to eat that stuff for a couple of weeks.  I was doing so well, when I would walk in the carb of death isle I wasn't salivating, my heart would not race.  I would look at the crackers and chips and feel disgusted! All that greasy salty crunchy badness. 
Well it turns out my empowerment only goes so far at this point.  When people were eating it all in front of me it was hart to fight the craving.  It was a 2 day bad.

So I weighed myself on Sunday to see what the damage was...171.3  AHHHHHHHHHH!!! Serves me right though.  I knew what I was doing when I was eating and drinking all that bad food.  But then I made it worse!  I felt so discouraged I ate chips and banana bread all day! Colin and I went for a much needed walk that night, and I felt so sick, so bloated so icky! But perhaps there is a silver lining here.  Eating that salty garbage and feeling sick will hopefully be a deterrent for the next time I decide to not watch what I'm eating for the sake of having fun.  And I'm also quite sure I would have had friends if I had good food to eat.  

So on Monday I went back to eating protein at every meal, no bad carbs, water before I eat and making better choices with respect to what I'm putting in my mouth.  I have also done something in the past 3 days I have not been able to do EVER in my life.  I had spinach and carrot chips.  They are like regular chips just not nearly as bad.  I realized this weekend that I will at times be around the foods I used to crave and run to.  I have to learn moderation. So with my lunch I had a handful of the spinach chips. Which is a quarter of a serving size.  After I finished I did not put my hand in the bag to get more.  I was done and put everything back! I'm not planning on having these chips all the time.  In fact I wont buy them again until we have another party or something.  But at least I know now I can eat a handful and not go back for more.  

This morning I weighed myself again.  168.8! I lost almost all the weight I gained! I felt so happy and empowered!  Lesson is there will be road blocks. Get over it,  don't wallow in defeat.  Tomorrow is a new day and you can do it!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012 Weigh In

So this week I weighed in at....168 lbs! I'm in the 160s now! I was so happy when i saw that number i did a dance and ran down into the basement to tell Colin! It's been years since I saw a number that low.  It's amazing how the confidence and strength come when you lose a bit of weight consistently.  I've been losing 2 pounds a week and I'm happy with that.  The number keeps going down.

I'm still drinking water before each meal, I have not had a refined carb in weeks.  The only carbs I eat are whole wheat.  And  only the whole wheat that has whole wheat flour as the first ingredient.  Reading labels is big help in losing weight, and eating right in general.  We should really stop eating all that processed garbage.  It's practically plastic with all the preservative put in.  I only buy things that have one ingredient, or if it's something like bread I make sure it only has a few ingredients listed. I feel good and clean, if that makes sense, inside now.  I have more energy, I feel happier, i think my nails even look better! 

I hope to be at 150 lbs by my wedding in October.  But I feel very confident I can achieve That goal.  I've been working hard and as every day goes by it's easier to say no to things like pizza and fast food burgers. I don't even know when the last time I had a cracker was!  And i love crackers.  

This weekend will be a challenge for me though.  It's Colin's birthday and we are having a party, with junk food and beer!  but I have prepared myself.  I'm going to drink water with lemon and peppermint,  i made turkey paddys,  veggi trey, hummus, and fruit. So I think All will be good! Wish me luck!  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wedding Save The Date Post Cards

So My wedding is four months today! Wow time is flying by.  I sent out the Save the Date post cards a few weeks ago, and thought I would share them with you.  In keeping with the DIY and WWII theme, I made post cards using Microsoft Publisher.  I only have the 2003 version so there is a small chance they would have been cooler if I had the 2007 version. But it's just a small chance! hahah 
We didn't get engagement photos done so I had to search our photo stash for a picture of the two of us looking nice.  Colin usually makes funny faces in pictures so it took awhile.  This picture was actually taken when we first started dating! 

I used my Adobe Photoshop program to make the picture look kind of like a stencil, as I wanted to have a 1940's propaganda poster look.  I downloaded the fronts from Font Space   This website has loads of different fonts that are sure to fit any theme. The front Font is called 'American Captain'  I used a clipart picture of a pointing finger to go along with the propaganda poster theme.  
 For the back of the post card I looked at pictures of real vintage post cards and made my own design based on them.  The font here is also from Font Space, it's called 'Twentieth Century Poster'.

The hardest part of this was making sure everything printed out properly! I wasted a few pages of cardstock on this project!  

I think they came out really nice and fit perfectly with our theme of a World War two era wedding.  And it didn't cost much money either! Just the cost of the cardstock. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012 Weigh In

Today's weigh in is...Drum roll please!

Yay, I'm almost out of the 170s! I must say this whole losing weight is hard, but it's because it's a lifestyle change.  I stopped eating white potatoes...Anyone who knows me knows I love potatoes.  Roasted is the my fav.  But I just roast other veggies now, like cauliflower or parsnips. I also drink a glass of water before each meal. I know everyone has been saying to do that for years, but it works!  I get fuller faster so I don't end up over eating.  Plus it helps me get the 8 glasses of water in each day.  I feel so good now.  I wore shorts yesterday that I bought a few years ago but wasn't able to wear.  How exciting is that! The new me is around the corner!  

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012 Weigh In

So it's been awhile since I last posted anything.  I've been so busy lately with the wedding only 4 months away.  Exciting!  And also very nerve racking,  I feel that I still have so much to do.

Anyways today's weigh in is 172.3! YAY!  I broke through the 175 mark.