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Weigh in day 9/13/13 -.2 lbs, 58.8lbs down 31.2 lbs to go

14 Sep

I am once again thrilled with this weigh in….not because I lost a stellar amount of weight but because I got my monthly visitor on Thursday which means that despite the typical weight gain( usually 2+lbs) with my monthly visitor I still managed to drop a very little bit of weight.   A great accomplishment for me.

I was so torn this week, I mean seriously it was super tough.  Not only were we in one of the hard hit areas for flash flooding with biblical amounts of rain( weather persons assessment not mine), a lot of our favorite hikes and the routes to get to them were destroyed…..  not to mention all the people lucky enough to live in those areas struggling to make it out of them.

I am glad to say we are safe and have lost nothing but I am so sad for what everyone in Boulder, the Northwest Front range and all those beautiful mountain towns for what they lost.  Every time I saw a favorite spot destroyed I cried more.

I am lucky enough to live here in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, but it is also one of the most fragile parts and it is the front line of global warming.

I better get my butt in gear and start seeing as much as I can!




To confess or not to confess…. The stress of the weigh in….UGH

10 Aug

I have been decidedly not talking about my weight loss journey and as you can probably guess, for all the bad reasons no one ever wants to talk about it. ….It is not going well.

I want to say that I have been hard-core, and kinda I have been but at the same time I know I am not doing my best.  Life happens, and this where I always end up failing.  I have spent the last month and half doing a million things outside of hiking, exercising and while my eating hasn’t been perfect, it doesn’t explain why I have gained so much weight back….  The truth is, I have gained back weight and then lost some of what I gained back.

For the past 2 weeks I have been focusing on not quitting, which I would normally do at this stage in pursuit of my goal weight.  And OMG, I am great at quitting when it comes to weight loss but I don’t want to quit, I really want to get healthy and I want to do and see more of Colorado while hiking like a crazy person!

The hardest part of being me is, I am truly addicted to food( really bad for you food) and unlike those addicted to substances, I can’t give up food since I need it to live  so I am just trying to manage.

I am in a managing stage.

It is not ideal but it is where I am at.

In the end, I had gained back 2.8 LBS and this week I lost .8 LBS which makes me only +2lbs. I am sort of ok with this.

While I fight my desire to quit, I have managed to plan a months worth of hikes to keep me motivated.

SInce I am not on a diet but a life change, I figure that this will always be my challenge in life and if I can’t figure out how to get through today, then how can I possibly hope to get through tomorrow?

This is my confession and my hope, I am 17 months into this journey and I am so much happier for everything I have seen and done in that time.  I am holding on to all those summits and spectacular views as motivation to Keep moving forward.

Our hike today was a great motivator and the hike I have planned for next week has butterflies in my stomach because I can’t wait to see it.

I am sorry and I am back on track…I swear!


Weigh in Day 11/16/12 -1.6LBS, 45.6 lbs down 44.4 lbs to go

16 Nov

That’s right I have crossed the halfway mark! I have lost more than I have left to lose!!!! It could not have happened on a better weigh in day.

This week at work was AWFUL, on Tuesday I seriously wanted to reach through my phone and kill someone who was supposed to be helping me with a new customer but instead just made my whole team look stupid. The old me would have dropped all my small change and cash into the vending machine on salty and alternately sweet crap. Then stopped on the way home and raided a grocery store for all my favorites Doritos, popcorn, Reese peanut butter cups, this time of year maybe some egg nog. Instead I stood up from my cubicle and enlisted some coworkers for a venting walk where I swore a lot and walked off some of my frustration. When I got home, which I did without stopping at a store and buying bags full of crap, I ate only the calories I had left. I also got a lot of hugs and love from my wonderful hubby, which was a nice balm to my painful day.

I would like to say that my week got better but each day has been challenging and each day I won over my insane cravings, which are doubly strong because it is the week before monthly curse, so yay me!!!!!

The other reason why this is the best weigh in day for it to happen is because it is the last one before Thanksgiving. Not that I am going to a big event, in fact because I have to work on Friday our celebration will be very low-key, but I usually use it as an excuse to eat an insane amount of food. Instead I will make one nice meal and we will get in all of our workouts.

Our hike tomorrow is going to be a killer one with a lot of elevation gain in a short period of time, I am looking forward to having my butt kicked then coming home and having a lot of drinks to celebrate the end of a horrible week!