Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Crazy Happenings!

So, like usual, it has been a while since I last wrote an update. Some crazy things have happened  since my last post. A tornado went through our town! Everyone is alright but my house looks like a machine gun went crazy on it! We had the insurance adjuster out late last week and had an appointment with a contractor yesterday. Things seem promising and I hope everything works out without any headaches. The adjuster said that the roof needs replaced and the contractor saw that our carport had hail dents in it so that will need replaced also. Nothing like moving into a house for a few months and getting a brand new roof, siding, and carport. I am not looking forward to the insurance hike that will surely happen.

Onto my weight loss journey. Things have been great! I did hit a plateau for a couple weeks but I added a lot more veggies to my diet and ended it. The key to beating a plateau is to step back and take a look at what you're doing. In my case, I realized that I had been eating within my WW points but the choices I was making were not the best nutritionally. I was off to the grocery store and hit up the produce section. Fresh green beans, grape and cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, lettuce all filled up my cart. I even tried asparagus(I am not a fan as of yet, I am going to give it another shot though). I would have easily been able to fill my cart with fruits but they are usually loaded with sugar and as much as I love it, I know it isn't the best for me.

I have been making a bigger effort to get active. Zumba classes are offered to me Monday-Thursday and Saturday. So I should be able to get in at least 2 days worth of sweat inducing dancing.I know I have said this a million times but it is SO much fun.

I am getting dangerously close to hitting a major milestone in my journey, 100 pounds lost. As you have read in my first post I never got an accurate reading of how much I weighed when I started, but I believe around 416 is a good estimate. I am sure I lost at least 10 pounds at the beginning. I weighed myself this morning and *drum roll please* I weigh 319! I am so close to being in the 2's! It sounds ridiculous to be excited to be in the 200's but I guess from where I started it is a major accomplishment.

Weight Today : 319.6 :-)
Next Goal : 309
First Major Goal : 299