Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In!!

Rethink Your Shrink!

I can't believe it's already time for another Wednesday Weigh-In. It seems like it was just a few hours ago that I was all stoked to be writing about my first 3.4 pounds lost.

Aw, memories.

A few highlights from the last week:

1) I have finally gotten myself to tolerate enjoy warm, green tea.

About 4 weeks ago, I would have made a gross vomit face at you and acted as if you were asking me to pork some old fogey, had you put a glass of green tea in front of my face. I really wanted to incorporate this flavorless crap beneficial drink into my diet... not only because of it's not FDA approved weight loss benefits, but also because it supposedly not FDA approved increases the amount of fertile cervical mucous and, well... I want a freaking baby.

I started by making a pot of tea and putting it in the fridge in a pretty bodum (you know, I actually had to Google the word bodum because I was going to call it a vase :::::snort:::::). That, at least, made it appealing to my eyes. The other purpose in refridgerating it has to do with the fact that it can be 18 degrees outside, and as long as it's not my *morning coffee,* I do not enjoy drinking anything warm. I like *all* my drinks iced.

Without making this a novel about my gradual and slow moving love affair with tea, I'll just finish by saying that I actually enjoyed my first cup of WARM tea last night. And the fact that it's green tea doesn't even bother me anymore. :::::GASP:::::.

2) I ate an entire pizza last week. You hear me?! AN ENTIRE MEDIUM PIZZA (ok, minus ONE slice) ALL BY MYSELF... in one night. I usually allow myself a cheat here and there so I don't go on a binge, but eating an entire medium pizza by yourself is just absolutely delicious, filling, and the best thing I have done all freaking week ridiculous.

That being said, I made sure to do an extra workout here and there to balance myself out, and I still have not had any soda. I've lost track but I think it's been about 2 weeks. I'm starting to get to the point where I'm only missing it a little.

This morning, I expected to get on the scale and be at about 170.

I jumped up and down and sang a song about my boobs getting smaller while simultaneously shedding a few happy tears was pleasantly surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning and found that I had lost another 2.8 pounds!

Here are my new stats:
Starting weight: 174.4
7 week goal (I may change this to 8 week): 164.4

Last weigh-in: 171
Today's weigh-in: 168.2
Change: -2.8

Overall change: -6.2

This is the FIRST time I have been under 169 since I began having weight issues :). Yippeeeee!!

One more thing before I go! Those 2 pictures of my hot body previous to gaining about 40 pounds that I stuck up on the inspiration board and glared at while crying hysterically like a psycho? They are actually starting to HELP me. I look at those every day and say "I WILL have that body again."


Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh. I am so happy for you. I so struggle with weight loss. I feel like a failure when it comes to that. A serious failure! Way to go though. AWESOME! And awesome job with your extra workout for the pizza too! Good job!

Life with Kaishon said...

SITS : )

Jula said...

Yay Amber!!!! That's so fantastic. It must feel so great and empowering to know that what you're doing is really working :D I'm so excited for you!

<3 Julie

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Hi, popping in from SITS. You have really made some great progress!

BTW, green tea is the most heinous tasting stuff ever. My friend says that she buys a raspberry green tea that is tolerable. (But then again, she thinks that oatmeal with raisins is "To die for!"-her words, not mine!)

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

First of all, you crack me up so much. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. My 2 year old thinks I'm completely insane, but oh well!

I'm glad you're learning to love green tea. I don't really have any strong opinions of it either way, but good for you for drinking it!!

WAY TO GO on your awesome loss this week and so far. WOW!!!! One thing I've learned on this journey (and it's been 4 years!) is that sometimes a big fat splurge is okay, and it actually spurs our body into weight loss. The body gets tired and bored of the same routine. Just don't do the medium pizza every week, m'kay?

Have an awesome, shrinking week!!!

Brooke said...

an incredible pay off for your hard work this past week!! :)

Mom of 3 boys said...

I have to agree your blog totally made me laugh. I don't like green tea either. But good for you for sticking with it. I also think it is okay to splurge and do something like eating a pizza. Otherwise you might give up if you put too many restrictions on yourself.

Jamee said...

Yay! Way to go Amber! Congrats on the loss! That is awesome! I just have not been able to get myself to drink green tea but your post has motivated to give it another shot!

Poontater said...

Woohoo... You go GIRL!!!

Anastasia said...

Congrats on the weight loss, that is so fabulous. Nothing like success to make you even more motivated.

Just wanted to let you know that drinking green tea after you ovulate can actually hinder your chances. It causes uterine contractions I guess.

Congrats and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I used to hate green tea. But Now I love it!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Entertaining post! I cannot stand tea at all. I do like (Oregon Chai brand) Chai Tea, but even then I can't drink it each day. I did start drinking coffee recently and it's working to help suppress my appetite. I could never stand the taste of coffee either, but when mixed with a packet of sugar-free hot cocoa's pretty yummy! LOL! Good job with the weight loss.

Oh...I've been craving veggie pizza but I am the only one that would eat that variety here at our house, which would mean I have to eat the whole thing I am avoiding it!

Sara said...


I empathize with your lack of affinity for tea.

I love me some coffee but I wanted to get rid of all the cream and sugar I was putting in it.

At first, I thought it tasted like moldy carpet but now I love it and can't put anything in it without gagging a little.

Sounds like you're doing really well and while it's not super healthy, the entire medium pizza is pretty damn impressive. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Pizza is too tempting. We don't have it in the house often. Than ks for your points on why we need life insurance.

kanishk said...

That's so fantastic.

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