Monday, June 30, 2014

End of June Update!!!

Well, as you can clearly see in the picture below....

I didn't have the greatest month.

That being said, I still managed to lose 6.8 lbs.

So here are the numbers:

I started at 264 pounds

I now weight 218.4 pounds!

Bringing my total weight loss to 45.6 pounds!!!

It's pretty amazing. 

I have a picture of my husband, my dog and myself as my background on my computer. Every time I look at it I can see a difference. A BIG DIFFERENCE.

It's hard to see it sometimes in the mirror, but that picture is a constant reminder of the progress I've made.

Anyway, I mentioned in my "End of May Update" that I was (at the time) wearing a size 20 pants and I was waiting for a size 18 to arrive in the mail (hoping they would fit). Well, they did fit! And within 2 weeks they started feeling very loose. So, I thought, what the heck I'll order a size 16, if I don't fit into them when they arrive I'll fit into them in a few weeks. 

Well, the pants arrived a couple of days ago.

They fit!!!!

I started off wearing a size 22 and I just fit into a size 16!!!

I have not worn a size 16 in so long!!! AHHHH!!!! 

Ok, as you can see from the picture below I'm still about 2 months ahead of schedule on my weight loss! I've mentioned before that I really don't want to redo my goals. I would much rather focus on the progress I've already made. However, July is usually a big celebration month. Lots of birthday parties (mine included) as well as several other family members. 


My husband and I are going on vacation at the end of the month. 

We haven't quite decided where, but I just want to go to the beach. We'll see where we end up.

I REALLY want to weigh 210 by the time I go on vacation, but that's only 3 weeks away. Realistically, it doesn't seem doable. 

I'm still going to try.

I'm going to be extra well behaved with my food choices in the next few weeks. 

Just in case I gain a little weight while on vacation :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday #14

I know, I know...

Worst blogger ever....

I have been so exhausted lately (working lots of extra hours at work) that I just completely forgot to write my weight loss update on Wednesday. But...

Better late than never!

Alright, well if you have added me on myfitnesspal (countdowntoprincess) then you already know, but here it is...

I lost 1.4 pounds this week!!

A small victory, but a victory none the less!

Bringing my total weight loss to 45.4 pounds!!!!!


It is so amazing to think, and truly, I can't even believe I've lost so much. 

This week was one of the best weigh ins. 

I am now officially in the 2-teens!! I think the last time I weighed this was about 7 or more years ago. I didn't even weigh this for my wedding!!

My current weight is now 218.6!


Wow, this almost seems impossible. I can't believe I've come so far. I still have a long way to go, but I know I never ever EVER want to be in the 220s or 230s or 240s and so on ever again!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday #13


if you read last week's post, you may remember that I said I was going to be a bit more "strict" with my calories this week. I had been loosing smaller amounts of weight recently and I wanted to kick myself back into gear. 

I wanted to stick to 1200 calories instead of my usual 1300-1400 daily calories. Well, I tried. I must admit, most days I went over, but usually only by a little bit. 

Well, its mini dance party time again!! 

After a week of being extra careful...

I lost 4 pounds!!!!


I couldn't even believe it, that's the most weight I have lost in one week!!

4 whole pounds!!!

I have now lost a total of 44 pounds!

Bringing my current weight to 220 pounds! 

I am so so so close to the "teens."

This may be really strange, but sometimes I feel like it's all a dream. I'm just so happy that I'm doing this and I can't wait for Wednesdays every week.

Now, I know I had said I was going to do something special for myself once I reached 225 pounds. Obviously, I met that goal a couple of weeks ago, but I still have not decided what I want to get for myself. Once I do, I will give an update.

Thank you to everyone that has been reading and leaving comments, it's so great to hear from others that share this struggle! 

Please leave me comments or follow me on my username is CountdownToPrincess we can motivate each other!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday #12


Another loss

but a small one.

1 pound down from last week, meaning I am now at 224 pounds.

I'm excited that I lost weight, but I guess I've just been hoping for more. 

The one part that is exciting about this loss is that I've now lost a total of

40 pounds!!!!!!

Wow, that's just such an amazing number. 


I really need to get back to losing more than one pound a week. I'm going to challenge myself this week and TRY to only eat 1200 calories per day. I'm not positive I'll be able to do so, but I'm going to try.

We shall see how that turns out!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Weigh In Wednesday #11

Mini dance party time!!!

So, I'm going to count my weight loss from last Wednesday, not from my last post. In case you missed it, it was my end of month "stats." 

At the end of the month I was 225.2

I am now 225 even! I know that's not a big change from my end of month weight, but it is 2.2 pounds down from last wednesday!!

Mini dance party!!! haha

I'm so happy to have a 2 pound loss this week, considering the previous week I only lost .4 pounds.

Now, the best part about all of this is....

I reached my first weight loss goal!!!!!!!!

Major dance party!!!!!






It honestly feels like a dream. I truly can't believe I'm here! I feel like I've been trying to hit this weight for years!!! (through the course of many failed diet attempts)

So it's special "treat" time, and no that doesn't mean a cheeseburger! haha

I mentioned in a post a while back that I would buy myself or treat myself to something special once I reached my first weight loss goal. Well, I've been thinking about it for months now.... and I STILL can't decide. 

I'm torn between some shoes, a purse, and a "makeover."

And by makeover I just mean I want to do something different with my hair. I have a specific pair of shoes I want, and a specific style of our purse I want (though I haven't decided which one). Once I decide I will, of course, share it on here. I'm also considering taking a new picture! I know I have only been posting once or twice a week recently (there's just a LOT going on), but once things mellow out I'll be back to my regular posts.

If you are on a similar journey, or considering starting your weight loss journey, please leave me a comment of follow me on countdowntoprincess on myfitnesspal!! We can all use a little extra support!!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

End of May Update!

Alright! here it is...

End of May update!!

I lost 10.2 pounds in the month of May!! 

I'm pretty ecstatic about it. 

I've been feeling a little down lately. Even though I've lost weight the last 2 weeks, I've been feeling a little blah about it. I'm missing those first few weeks when I was dropping 3 pounds of week! I know, I know... not every week will be a big loss. I even know I may even gain a bit of weight on some weeks. I'm truly trying not to be so hard on myself, but I just want to be able to say I've lost a greater amount of weight. I'd like to say, "I've lost 50 pounds" or something like that. I'm fully aware it's silly, and I know I can't expect this to be a fast process, but it's just how I've been feeling lately. I'm sure others out there feel the same way. 

Anyway, I've mentioned before, the goals I wrote down for myself (pic below) are pretty minimal. I chose to do so to help me stay motivated. Before I wrote it out I thought about all my goals, but really "breaking" 200 would be the biggest milestone. I figured if I gave myself until the end of the year it would be an "easy" goal. And how amazing would it be to start the new year under 200!!!! I'm about 2 months ahead, as you can see in the picture, I'm basically at my end of July goal. 

It feels SO good to look at my chart and see how far I've come. 

I read somewhere that I should update my goals as I go along. 

But I just don't want to. 

I'd much rather focus on the progress I've made and feel proud of myself, than to make new goals that I may not be able to reach. I know that might not work for everyone, but I think it's working really well for me. 

Alright, so back to the numbers.

My heaviest weight was 264. 

I'm now at 225.2

Which brings the total to 38.8 pounds lost!!!!!!!!

One of the best parts of all this has been my new found love for shopping!! When I started out I was wearing size 22 pants. I'm now wearing a size 20 AND I just ordered a size 18 because the 20's are feeling rather loose. I'm not sure  if the 18's will fit comfortably (I ordered online and am waiting for them to arrive), but I bought them anyway because I know if I don't already fit into them, I will soon. Also, most of the tops I own are a size 3X and there's already a big chunk of my tops that are looking way too big. Almost sloppy big, so I've been weeding things out and buying new tops in a 2X size!!! Oh and I couldn't believe it, but apparently my feet have been shrinking too. I typically wear 8 1/2 in shoes. Well, about 2 weeks ago I was trying on a bunch of sandals. I was getting a bit irritated because they were looking and feeling too big. I kept thinking, "What is going on with shoes these days?!?! Why are they making shoes so long now?!?!" HAHAHA and then I started to think, well the rest of me has shrunk a bit, I wonder if my feet shrunk too. Well, they sure have!!! I bought several pairs of shoes in a size 7 1/2. I really couldn't believe it, and I'm so silly thinking all the shoes were wrong and it wasn't me trying on the wrong size. lol. 

Overall, I think it was a great month. I was really hoping I'd lose another 10 pounds in May and am so happy I was able to accomplish it! Let's hope for another 10 in June!!!!!

If you are currently on a similar weight loss journey, or if you keep thinking to yourself "I need to start" please leave comments, or follow me on MyFitnessPal (my username is CountdownToPrincess) app. We can encourage each other!!!!