Friday, September 30, 2011

Fat Ass Friday

As promised, I'm going to start linking up with Brandy's Fat Ass Fridays again.  I'm pretty sure Brandy isn't doing the link up this week because she's busy with working and playing at the fair, but I wanted to check in anyway. :)

So I had to shuffle through  my posts to find my last reported weigh in which was back on August 17th.  I weighed in at 168.  So current stats are as follows:

Starting weight: 192
Last weigh in: 168.0
Current weight: 166.4
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: -1.6 lbs
Total weight lost: 25.6 lbs

So I've pretty much fluctuated between 165-170 over the past few weeks, but now I'm committed.  I'm committed to losing another 25 pounds and keeping it off.  To further understand the difference between "committed" and "interested" in weight loss, I suggest you read this post by my friend over at Fat in Suburbia.  She's referring to the book 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle.

Anyway, I was definitely committed when I started this journey back in December of last year but around Memorial Day I lost interest.  I was no longer committed, I wasn't even interested!  Over the past month or so I've become interested again, interested in getting the rest of the weight off, interested in being able to hike as well as the little trail runners I see on the mountains, interested in being able to wear cute clothes, interested in getting back all those great habits I had 6 months ago.  

But I never really "committed".

I'm committed now damn it!  I had a great week.  I stuck within my calorie range, I stayed away from Diet Coke, I put in good workouts at the gym and even set up walking dates with my friend Jenn, we did five miles on the track   on Tuesday (we also had a lot of catching up to do, haha)!

The good news is I'm finding this easy, just as easy as it was when I started it and that's good.  That means I can get back into the routine.

So here's to losing another 25 pounds!


Fat in Suburbia said...

Thanks for the shout out! I'm truly committed now as well! We can do this!

Jill said...

Way to go Amber! I have good days where I feel extremely committed, and other days where I think, "I can't do this! I'm going to fail" - but overall, it's been easier than I thought it would be. Still a long way to go to reach my goal, but I'll take these 14 lbs (in little over a month) and keep working on it...

Megan said...

Yay - you can do it!

Connie said...


I'm committed too....right after this weekend!

Dang people keep making me go on weekend trips!

Chell said...

I have 15 I want to leave. BUT, I turn to food when I stress, so.... it's going to be my buddy for a while longer.

stephanie said...

you can do it! I have 25 I want to lose and I've fluctuated between 157.2 and 157.8 {yes that is OUNCES} for 2 months now. no kidding. so irritating!

Stacie said...

Anyone who can manage to avoid diet soda is worthy of mad props. I am ADDICTED!

sarajo said...

Yay!!! Congrats!!!

I so need to get back into the swing of things. But you are so right. You need to be in the right frame of mind in order to stick to it. I'm so glad that you are! You can do it!! I'm rooting for ya!! And hopefully, I'll be recommitted soon.

Sandra said...

Yes! Hurray! I do think you will be successful. So what if you lost interest. You're interested now, that's what matters!

Ashley said...

Congrats on the loss! That is awesome! So glad you found the motivation to be committed again. I constantly lose that. So I'm freaking out a little about being pregnant and the fact that I didn't lose enough weight first. But come May, I'll be committed like you read about. :) I will definitely need it and will do it!