Saturday, July 14, 2012

Times are a Changin'

Today, I am 31 and 1 month.
I know I am a little late blogging my bithday, however I guess that is how it goes when you are in graduate school.

To celebrate, my roomate and I went to The Melting Pot. I love this place! I also got this...
 The Vera Bradly, Grand Traveler in Lemon Parfait!

I have used it once to go to the beach and then the fateful time in the hospital with Amanda, but it is a great bag. Here's to more vacations using it!

One thing that has been on my mind lately is my weight. I have had the oppertunity to go on so many great vacations ...
      April 09 - Las Vegas - Wt 165                             November 2009 - Bermuda - Wt 173

September 2010 - Brazil - Wt 169       March 2012 - Disney Cruise - Wt 175

Currently I weigh 180.5 as of today ... I attribute to some of the weight (5 punds) to the aforementioned roomie's stay in the hospital for 7 days and living on hospital food. I know that I cannot blame the weight gain on that as I am responsible for my own actions.
However, I want to look back on my photos and enjoy actually looking at myself!

 Back in 2010 we knew we were going to Brazil, we had just gone to Las Vegas and Bermua the previous year and realized how big we really were. We both were at the heaviest we had ever been! We had 6 months to loose as much weight as we could and we both lost 10-15 pounds! I felt good, however still wasn't happy with my weight. I continued to yo-yo after that and have returned to the heaviest weight I have been.

We have more trips planned. We are going back to Disney World (we were there in 2006) and Brazil (and hopefully Argentinia) in 2014 and maybe include a quick jaunt here or there and I want to be happy looking back at the wonderful memories and more Once-in-a-Lifetime trips in our future.

SO in the always continuing quest to loose weight, I thought I would post here. Not sure how many people will read it, however it is a way to keep myself accountable. Obviously, I don't update often, however if I succeed I want a journal of my journey; the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am not saying it is going to be easy, or quick, and I know it takes a lot of determination and willpower. So, as of now I have some great websites that I often rely on to assist.

First is Weight Watchers... I have tried the others, and have had success, however I enjoy the freedom that Weight Watchers provides. I enjoy thier moble app as it is convenient and they also have recipes.

Second is SkinnyTaste... This is a great resource for YUMMY recipes that includes Weight Watcher points.
The following are blogs, who have lost weight themselves and have been such an inspiration to me.

I hope by posting my success here and documenting my journey, I will never let it get out of hand as much as I have over the past few years!

Oh, and one more thing...
She is my biggest inspiration, as she has lost more than 40 pounds!

 Before (2009)                                       After (2011)