Week 16 Weigh-in

way of life

Sometimes when I get bored with this whole weight loss business I’ll peruse through pinterest to find something to inspire me to keep caring. When I do this I come across a lot of pictures of fit girls with wedgies (?) and I also come across sayings that are so trite that I can’t help but roll my eyes.

At the same time I find images that encourage me to keep trying.

When I was younger those images consisted of super models with long willowy limbs with no muscle definition. These days they consist of girls who aren’t skipping any meals and are the epitome of health.

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When I stepped on the scale this morning it read 199. 

I’m kind of annoyed because honestly this whole process is taking so much longer than I want it to.

When I lost all of my baby weight after having Bridget I cut my calories down to 1200 a day and lived on the elliptical machine. The scale moved fast but even when I had reached my goal my body was mushy.

I don’t want to be skinny fat, that’s not my goal…

look better naked

I want to look good naked. Then I’ll take tons of pictures of myself with wedgies, only I’ll sport the half-wedgie because I’ve gotta keep it real.

Seriously, who as a perfectly symmetrical wedgie anyway? It’s not natural.

This time around I’m focusing on the quality of ingredients that I’m fueling my body with. I’m doing my best not to burn off the hard-earned muscle I’m trying to build by not starving myself and I know in the long run I will be better for it.

What I’m trying to achieve is a complete metamorphosis. Those kinds of transformations take time and precision.The only problem is I don’t have that kind of patience… I want what I want and I want it now! Losing four pounds a month is really annoying.

I keep calling this a weight loss journey and in a way it is but in reality I’m just trying to live life and live it right. There aren’t any short cuts for that.

So here I go… trudging along. It looks like you may be stuck with me for a while. I hope you’re up for it 🙂

13 thoughts on “Week 16 Weigh-in

  1. Congratulations on getting under 200!!! I have also realised lately that I may be slimmer than i use to be but Im not ‘fit’!!!! Keep up the good work!!!

  2. After Terry’s “accident”, we went through the woe as me milkshake phase. I, not one to allow someone to wallow alone, went down the woe is me road with him. I am trying to remind myself to fuel myself with the healthy foods again. The woe as me road made me fluffy in the middle and brought my migraines back. I am trying to remember how good I felt on the right fuel right now. I think that is one of the biggest challenges I face.

    Congrats on staying the course and getting under 200! Can’t wait to hear about the wedgie pictures!

  3. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh…I”m stalled out too. Still eating well and working out but my body is a FAT HOARDER. There should be a show for THAT!

  4. It has taken me 21 months to lose my baby weight and the weight I gained going through depression from infertility. You can do it Nina. You have been very inspiring.

  5. This is one of my favorite posts. I’ve been surrounded lately with friends on a mission to loose weight to do things faster. I get this quizical look when I say I want to get stronger and it might just take me longer. This is hard for me, I’m a competitive spirit and getting first to the finish line is how I like to go. I’m learning to let it go and taking time to enjoy the process. Stop to look at what I’m eating and pay attention to how I’m training. For the first time in a long time, as I’m getting ready in front of the mirror I notice something…Holy crap, I do look better! I have no idea how much I weigh today but I feel strong almost like the photo of the gal climbing the rope. Yeah, that’s what I want to do…just like you. Thank you for making my day.

    • I hear you! I’m pretty competative about it too. I feel like the number should be so much lower than it is but my body is certainly more tighter. It’s so hard to find the balance.

  6. Have you ever thought about cutting out all processed carbs (even whole grains) and added sugar? I know it seems extreme, but it’s worked wonders for me. I was never overweight, per se… but I always wondered why I didn’t look super fit when I was trying SO hard. Then I did a Whole30 and the weight just fell off me and I looked better than ever. (I have no ties with the program, I just know it worked for me). Good luck 🙂

    http://whole9life.com/2012/08/the-whole30-program/

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