Archive for November, 2011


Posted: November 29, 2011 in Stats, Updating

So, I know I haven’t been posting my stats.

The reason is that I’m not stepping on a scale if I’m not at a TOPS meeting.

I went last Saturday so I’ll try to get my actual stats up here tonight. Otherwise, we didn’t have a meeting the Saturday before last since it was too cold.

Anyhoo, just figured I oughtta let y’all know why I haven’t been posting them.


Is This Attractive?

Posted: November 28, 2011 in Misc. Good Stuff, Rambling

I mean it. I want to know if this:

Is a body image that people find attractive? (You may need to click on the picture to see it properly)

I’m not trying to dig on the few people in this world who eat an insane amount of food but have the metabolism that keeps them skinny, those people get a pass. Also, I’m not trying to dig on those with eating disorders, that’s not something to joke about, and I would hope those reading this wouldn’t think I’m that heartless.

I’m talking about the models that think this is beauty. I’m talking about those that work at looking this skinny. And, the people who encourage it by putting girls like this in ads and on TV. It kills me that this is out there!

I look at this and all I can see are her well-defined collar bone, ribs and pelvis.


I can understand wanting to have the body to wear a cute little belly-showin’-off shirt. I’d love to be able to pull that off. That’s actually one of my goals, to look good (preggo stretch marks aside) in one of those shirts this summer.  But that up there? Way too far in my book. At what point does the skinny image cause your health to take a back seat? I mean, hell, does she look healthy to you? She sure as hell doesn’t look healthy to me.

I’m one of those people who drawn the line of weight at where you look and feel healthy. I will never have the correct BMI since it says that I should weigh no more than 129 for my height and weight. I’ve yo-yo’d my weight, a lot, but the healthiest I’ve ever looked and felt was around 155-165. My goal is to weigh in around 150-160. I have really broad shoulders, they’re about as broad as Seth’s, not even kidding, like, within 1/2 inch of his. I have a large rib cage and hips as well. I played soccer for years. Because of that I have freaking tree-trunks for legs. Roller derby, not helping that situation. I will never have skinny legs with thighs that don’t touch.

These are things I cannot change. It’s what makes me, me. I don’t think I’d like to change them either. Ok, that’s a bit of a lie. I love my boots and shoes. I would love it if my calves would fit into cute little boots. But they don’t, something I’ve been plagued with since I was a teenager. But, still, it’s just the way my body is.

Anyway, the picture comes from this site: At least they banned the ad due to her appearance.

Update, Update, Update

Posted: November 18, 2011 in Rambling, Updating

But, not a real one.

I’ll have a real update tomorrow. With all my measure-y stats and everything.

This is more just a little blurb.

Someone really needs to tell my fat ass that a cookie or Fred Meyer Mac and Cheese, while yummy, is not something I need to eat.

Did great for a week, and found it really easy to cheat this week. “It’s just a few bites of mac and cheese” or “Just one cookie is ok” GAK! Way to sabotage myself.

Way to go, me!

At least I can say that I caught myself and don’t think I gained any weight, just need to quite justifying cheating on this sucky low carb thing. All I have is 8 weeks or so (depending on what dates are approved for our Vegas trip). 8 weeks, that’s not much, I can do this for 8 weeks, then blow it in Vegas.

Well, Can’t Knock It Too Much

Posted: November 11, 2011 in Rambling, Updating

As much as I complain and don’t really like the low carb thing. I can’t really thumb my nose at it. On it for five days and already my pants are looser.

Still though, I know this isn’t the best option for my real and long-term weight loss goals. But, it’s so nice to see some fast progress.

We’ll see where I am in two months. Last time I did this, following the 20-30 grams of carbs a day, I lost about 40 pounds in 6 months. I did gain some back, about 10 pounds seems to be my thing, but still, that’s not too shabby. I’m hoping for at least 15 pounds down.

I’d really like to be under 200 pounds by the time we leave for Vegas, but I think that’s a little optimistic. We’ll see though. Never know!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to eat more meat and cheese…..

So, Here I Am. Again.

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Stats, The Plan, Updating

So, I’m back to a new starting point.

For those that don’t see me on a regular basis, I’ve made a fairly big and noticeable change. Those that do see me on a regular basis, I’ve had one major question asked.

“Why’s your hair all normal looking?”

Well, for the first time since before Phillip was born, my hair is totally normal looking. No blond streaks, no fun colors, nothing. I’m currently the artificial version of the natural me.

The reason?

Incentive. That’s why. I really don’t like the normal color. I really miss my fun colors. Even Phillip doesn’t like it. He keeps asking me to change it back.

However, until I finish losing weight I get no more fun hair. At all. It sucks.

Also, I’m being bad. I know what I need to do to lose weight for the long hall. However, I’m really getting discouraged with looking in the mirror and not seeing any real progress. I’m jumping on the Low Carb ban wagon (band wagon? Whichever the saying is) until Seth and I go to Vegas in January. I really want to lose some weight and fast. Once I get back from Vegas I’ll go back to the slow weight loss.

So, here’s the Vegas leg of the weight loss starting stats:

  • Thigh:               28″
  • Hips:                 47.5″
  • Waist:               50.5″
  • Chest:               41.5″
  • Upper Arm:   17″
  • Weight:            235.2

So, yay? I guess. I don’t know. My big butt will get there eventually.

Anyway, I think I’m going to have little two month “legs” for losing weight. This leg will be for Vegas. Not sure what the next leg will be. The third will be the drab ‘ol bathing suit season leg. After that, well, we’ll see where I am and go from there.