Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fed Up.

This is me after the holidays.

It's the truth.  I was previously down to around 161-163 pounds and progressing really nicely.  Then Thanksgiving and Christmas happened and I lost my shit.  I don't know how much I weigh right now but I'm right back in my fat pants (meaning my comfortably loose jeans are now tight fitting) and I'm seriously annoyed at myself.  I'd GUESS I'm around 173-175.  (yikes.)

*edit:  Weighed in the morning of 1/9/12 and I am actually 169.6.  The last weigh-in I had was 11/18/11 at 161.8.  So, in 7 weeks I gained nearly 8 pounds.  Damn, you, chocolate M&M's!

I was lookin' pretty good, doing some karaoke with friends and being confused by this old fangled thing...

Then, Thanksgiving - this is me with my adorable niece...

Then, out to eat, sniffing up a delicious vegetarian dish from a cool restaurant in Chicago:

Hosted a party for all the WI Pro Photographers and hanging out with my mentor, Dave Jackson:

Air guitar on the dance floor:

Beckoning someone to come limbo with us... (yes that is an outfit change.)

Overall good times:

Then came lots of food, sugar, cramming everything into my face, and suddenly I see the New Years Even photos, and I want to die.

So, it's back on track AGAIN.  We actually got a treadmill today which has been long overdue.  It'll arrive in the next few days and will be right downstairs so I can use it every day.  I'm going to give running another try.  I actually haven't done it since I was 220-ish pounds, so I am thinking it'll be a lot easier.

We also got a punching bag.  We all know that will get used, mkay?

So.  I'm sorry for sucking at updating and I'll be back now for a while.  I have lots of fun recipes for you - I still am juicing and I got a dehydrator for Christmas so there are tons of fun things with that as well.  I'm still vegetarian (except for sushi) and am trying again to go closer to a vegan route, cutting dairy out of my diet as well.

I'd like to be back down to my 160 lbs (ish) by Chaser Con in February, and by the time Chasing season starts (end of march / early april) I'd like to be able to comfortably run 2 - 3 miles.  :)



Baking with Melissa™ said...

THANK YOU FOR POSTING! I have missed your posts!!!

LaraG said...

Good luck with everything, the holidays are the worst for derailing all things healthy.

Congrats on the treadmill! I got one last year and don't regret it for a single minute!

Sarah said...

Glad to see you back, I think we all struggled through the holidays and are getting back on track!

Winter Slytherin said...

I know we all struggle at that time of year, and I know I sure did (I believe I had about a 10 lb gain between September and the end of December. I would love to one day get to that point where all that holiday junk doesn't even tempt me, but I've got a long way to go.

kimert said...

Glad you're back! Good luck with meeting your goals!

Anonymous said...

I completely understand the holiday yum. It's hard not to - I feel like every event is centered around a meal and that's hard to help yourself. I'm excited to read your blog and see what kinds of vegetarian and vegan meals you make. I tried to do the vegetarian thing but it's just not my MO. But I still love vegetables and what not.

Good Luck!!!

The Skinny

Claire Dawn said...

Welcome back. I didn't go home for the holidays so I stayed happily right where I was fitness-wise. Yay!

Glad for you and your treadmill; fitness is so much better with exercise. I'm on a mission to work out more too. WOuld like to be able toe run 10K (6 miles-ish), but I don't know how long I'll need to get there.

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Anonymous said...

you look delicious!