Mar 31, 2012

Eat at Your Goal Weight Challenge & Other Stuff

Challenge Weigh Ins
Start     202.3
Week 1 201.2
Week 2 200.2
Week 3 No Weigh In
Week 4 199.4
Week 5 197.4 

Total Loss 4.9 lbs

Calories and water are going well. My carbs are still around 50 g per day. I’d like to be under 35 g per day most days so I’m going to really focus on that this coming week. The days I run I am trying to drink more water and eat my carbs later in the day.  Hopefully that will help.

Other Stuff
I really don’t have much to say this week. Nothing monumental like last week’s race.

I did my first yoga practice in over 30 years today and it surprised me how quickly the poses came back to me. Not easy to do by any means at this weight, but easy for my body to remember. It’s a Gentle Yoga class and by the end of it I was feeling very mellow and relaxed, yet recharged at the same time. I’m already looking forward to next week.

I had an hour to kill today so I went into Old Navy to try some things on and I was frustrated because nothing fit right. Everything was too big. I was really getting annoyed when it dawned me…try a smaller size!  Unfortunately, size 16s are too big but 14s (at Old Navy) are still too snug.  I did get a pair of Calvin Klein denim capris at Value Village in size 14 that fit perfectly though, so it all depends on the cut/style.  For fitted tops/shirts I still need 16/18 because of my upper arms and shoulders, but it used to be 24/26 so they are getting smaller. And I tried on a size 14 dress  (spaghetti straps) from Rickis that was so cute and fit perfectly but it was just a little too short for my comfort, but it was otherwise perfect and I would have bought it if it had been an inch longer.

Since the beginning of January I've lost 16.4 lbs which is just over 1 lb a week.

This is my official new lowest weight in over 15 years. Anything from here now is all new weight loss. I would like to declare a moratorium to regaining  and relosing the same 10lbs (or more).  I no longer feel like I am flirting with Onederland and the anxiety around that number has disappeared. I think….I think  - I’m there.

Hope your weekends are going well!


  1. You are Zena! Weight-loss warrior princess:) That is so awesome (your loss)! I meant to ask today, and it slipped my mind. And I don't just think it, I know you are there:) Great job:)

  2. Great LOSS!!! :) Moving down a size is fantastic too! I love reading about a good successful week. :)

  3. You're doing great! I am seriously looking forward to one day being able to shop at Old Navy again.

  4. Congratulations!!!

  5. You are doing amazing and you sound so positive too. Good for you for doing the spring cleaning and getting rid of the too big clothes. You won't be looking back so no need to keep them around!

    Congrats on the milestone. The lowest weight in fifteen years. What an accomplishment!

  6. AWESOME!!!
    I went to Zero Carbs to see if I could...
    It's great - for me - the hardest part is not listening to the people who still insist that carbs are the basis of health... when our bodies are begging for us to stop with the junk already!
    I bet those Old Navy things look awesome on you! Better than any old bagel or other junk could ever be worth!

  7. You're a fucking rock star, pardon my language on a Sunday ;) lol

  8. You are just trucking on!!! Rock star indeed!

  9. What a massive loss in clothes sizes!! That's amazing! You are doing so well! :)

  10. Rock star!!! Yes, you are! Congratulations on the great losses and new clothes!

    I am so happy that you enjoyed the yoga!

  11. Wooo hoo! Would love to hear more about the Yoga in the future!!!

  12. Great loss! I'm so happy for you!

  13. Looks like you are doing pretty well, keep it up!

  14. Hi Chick, thanks for visiting my blog... it's not usually quite so 'miserable' I assure you! As for your weight loss, well done! I have lost and 'found' the same 100 pounds for 7 years! *sigh*... tis a never ending battle.

  15. Hi Enz! I do use the coconut oil in my shake for fat. I melt it in the microwave and then add it to the blender...otherwise it gets can even get chunky if I let it sit for too long. It does taste like coconut...but I love coconut so that is good for me.

  16. I'm so proud of you :) there is always so much to make me smile on your blog! Congrats first on one-derland and second on trying + doing so well in your yoga! You are truly an inspiration. I'm excited to hear that you're going to try crossfit at 185, thats so so close! I sincerely wish that I lived closer to you because I'd love to attend a class with you. If I'm ever in the area we should definitely make that happen :D

  17. I am SO impressed! You have come a long way baby! You're on fire so I see no roadblocks for you to get to Onderland