Weight and Measurements

Weight 161

Bust 37″

Chest 33.5″

Waist 29.5″

Hips 47″ (!!!)

Stomach 36″

Thigh 28.5″

Calf 14″

Neck 12″

R forearm 9.5″

R bicep 12.5″

L forearm 9″

L bicep 12″

R knee 17″

L knee 17.5″

Making Progress

I am on my way to becoming the fiercest 50 year old out there! I have started fasting again.. hard but necessary. When I am eating I am much more mindful of what goes in my mouth. I have given up wheat, sugar and alcohol for Lent and am almost 100% compliant. Today I weighed in at 163 and will redo my measurements this weekend.Gym workouts start next week. I need to get into shape because I have planned a birthday weekend in Vegas and I plan to be there in my bikini!!

Wow, it’s March 6th

And I am nowhere near fierce. But, I have planned a vacation in June to celebrate my birthday so I am officially back on track! I did one fast this week and it was a bit of a challenge and never did the second one but I am ready mentally to get back to doing 2 a week. It’s Lent so I am already not doing sugar, wheat or alcohol. I am also eating less dairy (mainly cheese). I feel better but I don’t think the weight has budged, hence adding in 5:2. Last time I did it (last summer) I lost a lot of weight right away. In all I think it was 14 pounds in less than two months. It just fell of with 5:2 and it works well if I want to date, etc. so I am happy to be back on. It is basically a lifestyle choice as I learned when I went off it and subsequently gained back all I had lost and then some. But my birthday celebration is taking place June 27th so I have about 3.5 months to get it together! It can be done. It will be done. I can’t embarrass myself at the pool and I’m not going into 50 looking broke down. No! I will enter the next decade looking FIERCE!

Jan. 1, 2015

I turn 50 in less than six months. It’s on!

Okay, Make that 167!

OMG. Seriously, who gains 17 pounds in two months?! What am I, prepping for a movie role? No, I am not. I just have NO moderation. That is the bad news. The good news is I went to the doctor and I am basically healthy!!! Yes, I have massive joint pain and I am exhausted BUT it is not due to anything that she can pinpoint-like RA or something equally awful. That means, that it’s pretty freaking likely that I can get rid of this through diet and lifestyle changes (less stress, more exercise, more sleep, supplements, etc.)

I celebrated by going to Chipotle. And ordered chips and lemonade to go with my salad. Don’t ask me why. Wtf? I have been given a second lease on life basically and I am not showing how incredibly grateful I am!

But I am. I said a prayer of thanks and I know I can change this. Let me repeat that: I KNOW I CAN CHANGE THIS. I KNOW I CAN FEEL ENERGETIC AND PAINFREE. I KNOW THIS! I know this. I know this. I know this..

What Happened Here?

Hi there. Remember me? Yeah, it’s been a long time. What have I been up to? Eating. You? Yes, sadly, I am back up to 164 pounds. I kid you not. I went to Mexico for a week and gained over five pounds there alone. It was an all-inclusive and the food was off-the-chain-amazing!!! I didn’t hold back (clearly). And sadly that got me derailed and it’s been all downhill since then. Boo.

Meanwhile, I feel awful. I went to the doctor last week and had a bunch of tests run. Tomorrow I go in for the results. Reumatoid arthritis? Diabetes? Lupus? Something autoimmune for sure because my muscles and joints are in PAIN and I am exhausted.

I am so fed up and so disappointed in myself. Hopefully tomorrow’s news won’t be too awful but just awful enough to scare me straight as it’s only 7 months left until I turn 50.

Weigh In and Measurements

Well, I am here to say I have LOST WEIGHT AND INCHES!!

Here are the results as of this morning:

Weight: 150!!!!  I am so stoked! I almost never use that word but for some reason it seems appropriate!! So, so excited. That means I have lost 14 pounds!!

Measurements:
Bust:  35.5″ (lost 1.5 inches)
Waist:  29″ (lost 1 inch)
Stomach 33.5″ (it was 30″ when I started so clearly I didn’t measure it properly the first time)
Right arm:  11.25 (lost .5″)
Left arm:  11.25 (lost .5″)
Neck: 12.5″ (didn’t measure it before)
Right calf: 13.75″ (didn’t measure calves before)
Left calf: 13.75
Right thigh: 28″ (didn’t measure thighs before?!)
Left thigh: 28″
Hips: 45″ (lost 2.5 inches!!!!!!!!!!)

So, total inches lost is 6 inches! Wow,  14 pounds and 6 inches?! Really! I am so proud of myself and totally motivated to keep on going.

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