Monday, July 27, 2009

Perty by Thirty -- Week 29

Tonight I tried on some clothes a co-worker gave me. I have had the clothes sitting on the floor of my bedroom for two months. I have tried them on three times, but they never fit. Until tonight. I was able to get all but two pairs on and zipped/buttoned. They are tight and are not comfortable yet, but give me 10 more pounds and they should be perfect.

I decided to try these pants on tonight because I had a great and a bit unexpected weight loss this week. In one week, I lost 6.4 pounds! I really tried to stay right at my points values this week. Actually, one day I even had 6 points left over, which is not recommended, but it was 10p.m. when I realized it and I just didn't want to eat something, so I didn't.

My loss this week brings me up to 71.8 pounds lost since January 5th. My goal I have set for myself is to lose 100 pounds by Christmas and meet my goal of 163.8 pounds lost by July 9, 2010 (my 30th birthday. I think I can really do this! Actually, I know I can!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

All in a day

So far today has been eventful. I started the day childless (he is hanging out with Gigi and Grandpa for a few days) so I was able to sleep in a little. I had a nice healthy breakfast of a fruit smoothie and nutrigrain bar and headed to work. I arrived at work early and was able to get my thoughts organized before the chaos began.

I had to go to another county for work. I went and did the work stuff and decided to swing by McDonalds. I had a coupon for a free salad and it was not good in the county I live in, but was good in the county I had to travel to. While I was sitting in line at the drive-thru, the truck in front of me backed into my car. Yep, totally put a nice hole in the front bumper of my car. I am fine as was the other driver. We filed a police report, which was surprisingly smooth, and away I went. Well, only after I walked into the McDonalds and got my salad, the purpose of my trip!

My car is driveable and does not have any other damage other than cosmetic, so it was not the end of the world. As long as the other guy's insurance really does fix my car and really does exist (he did not have his information with him, but the police officer spoke to the company on the phone). If not, THEN it might be the end of the world.

I have hope the remainder of the day will improve. I have plans to go to a movie that I won tickets to, "My Sister's Keeper." Plus, I plan to stop by Subway to get free dinner, using a gift card I received for my birthday. We can only hope it gets better, right?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Perty By Thirty -- Week 28

Well, I posted over here yesterday that I was loving me some Farm Town on Facebook. Let's just say the love didn't last too long. I went home yesterday and my computer has a virus, that I researched and learned is from Farm Town. That really has nothing to do with Perty by Thirty, except I wasn't able to post last night and let you all know that I lost 1.6 pounds last week!

If you only knew what a miracle this was! I was completely shocked because I weighed myself at home on Friday and it wasn't looking good. But I tried hard through the weekend. Hoss and I went for a walk to the park a mile and a half from our house. That is one way. We walked for 3 total miles. Well, I walked for 3 miles and Hoss rode in the wagon. My arms are still hurting from pulling a 48 pound child three miles.

So, I guess the walking and my Wii Fit addiction may have ultimately helped my cause. I am hoping to double that number next week. I have slacked off the past few weeks and I can't keep taking 4 weeks to lose 5 pounds. I won't make my goal doing that, so I'm off to walk some more. See ya next week!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Perty by Thirty -- Week 27

I didn't mean to take so long to post this week's weight verdict. I got wrapped up in some other activities last night and didn't get around to posting. Today, I have been rather swamped by work, of all things! Finally, I have got a few minutes and here I am.

If you came over checking for my weekly post, then you really need to get a life. I'm sure no one actually did that, but my weight tracker above was updated yesterday. I did get around to that last night. You may not have noticed because it didn't move very much, only .8. That is, I lost .8 pounds.

I am pretty happy with that because I really thought I had gained weight this week. With my birthday last Thursday, I spent that day and a couple others "celebrating." Which means I ate lots of cake and ice cream and fried foods. I enjoyed all of it! So, considering what i put into my body during the week, a .8 loss is definitely an accomplishment.

This week I am determined to make a difference and get with the program again. So far, so good. I've made it through half a day and I haven't eaten anything "bad." And I even exercised on my lunch break. Let's hope I can stick with it for the rest of the week!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Perty by Thirty Week 26

Despite the week of vacation and the holiday festivities I was still able to squeak out a loss this week.

It was only a .6 pound loss, but it is a lot more than I was expecting. As long as it is a loss I'm going to take it.

This brings me up to 63 pounds lost. Yesterday was the 6 month mark of my weight loss journey. In those 6 months I have surpassed my personal mental goal to lose 50 pounds by my 29th birthday that is coming up this Thursday.

My next goal is to hit 100 pounds by Christmas. Only 37 pounds to go. :)