Monday, December 14, 2009

160 days

This is week 23 and to recap after Thanksgiving I was up a pound hovering just below the 200 pound mark at 199.8. Last week I completely forgot to weigh myself and then decided I would skip it.

OK... now we are updated. This week I was back on the scale and it showed 193.4, that is a 6.4 pond loss over the weeks since Thanksgiving. Losing weight during December what a novel idea I don't think I have ever done that before. I am totally enjoying myself this holiday but having the ability to shop in "Normal" stores does have it's dangers. When I go Christmas shopping I tend to spend a little too much time looking for things for myself and that has put me three presents behind. How many days until Christmas? WAIT... don't tell me, I don't want to know.

I am also making the guys on my crew very happy because I have had this urge to bake Christmas cookies... I don't know why I guess I just think a house should smell like cookies during the Holidays. I have baked twice this week and instead of having the entire 2 dozen to eat myself I had one and then packed up the rest for the crew at work. They seem to enjoy them.

I bought two very cute skirts are Goodwill this week... one is a size 12 and the other a size 10. When I got home I decided I would try on the size 12 skirt, figuring I wouldn't be able to get it pulled over my butt. Surprisingly it pulled all the way up but couldn't zip it yet... next month I'll be wearing it.

The Hot 100 goals

Running 10K is happily complete... I have run the 10K route about 5 times in the last two weeks so I am considering that goal accomplished.

Being under 200 pounds also happily complete... unless I go off the deep end and eat nothing but cheesecake and potato chips this week I think I can stay under 200 pounds. I am hoping to be in the 180's by the new year.

I am off to grocery shopping and if you are looking for some great food ideas head over to A Forty-Somethings Weight Loss Journey I felt particularly enlightened about healthy food ideas after reading.



  1. I love reading your blog and all of your progress. You are doing amazing!!!!

  2. Losing weight during the holidays? Outstanding!

    It really is a tough thing to do. Give yourself a pat on the back.

  3. Wow, what a huge loss!!! You are really doing great and obv. by pushing yourself to run indoors, even though you hate it, is paying off! Great job!!!

    Thanks for linking my post today, and for what you said in the comments. It's always gratifying to hear that some silly thing I wrote got through to someone.

    Glad you got some smaller clothes and I know you'll be in them soon at the rate you're going! Also, amazing job with not eating the batches of cookies...I could not handle that in my house, so my hat is off to you!

  4. HOLY CRAP!! That is a huge loss anytime let alone over the holidays. **JEALOUS**

    Way to go on eating just one cookie too. You for sure have it going on. You should hit the 180s no problem. I want to hop on your weight loss train!! Toot, toot!

  5. Wow, that is an amazing loss! Keep up the good work!

  6. So impressed with your 10K run. My 5K definitely took it out of me and I only ran bits of it!

    I am sitting in my size 12 jeans at the moment and I must say they feel good. You'll be in that skirt before you know it. There IS a strong tendency to want to spend $$$ on all the cute things you can now look nice in. Dangerous stuff!

  7. Wow, you are doing great, especially at this time of year! I can see the next year is going to be the best ever for you!

  8. Hi, new girl visiting. You've really had some big goals realized lately. That's wonderful. My post yesterday was about setting quantitative goals-mine is to do 20 push-ups, the regular kind. I look forward to the day when 20 push-ups will seem wimpy.

    Best of luck on your continued success.