I had gained a lot of weight back. Dad has been sick and I stress eat. I got back up to 187 pounds. Thankfully, I’ve lost 17 pounds in the past couple of months. I think a lot of it has to do with me working a lot more hours. I’m too busy to eat and my job requires me to be on my feet at all times. And I still exercise on top of that. I’ve gone from wearing an xl in pants to wearing a medium. I stillha e to wesr large and extra large shirrs because my boobs refuse to shrink. 😦
Hopefully, by summer time I’ll be back to being muscular and lean.
The runt (Daisy) has been the last to go and she is going to her new home within the next week! Everyone else has been spayed and neutered, so I don’t have to worry about that any longer. It cost around $250 for Babs to be spayed (she also has to have ear drops and tapeworm medicine) so I’m glad I saved up for it. Especially since I have other bills to pay and I’m trying to find a place to rent. Sigh. Being an adult is expensive.
So, Brian and I are still not living together because whoa there is seriously nowhere to live in Harlan. So we’ve been weighing the options of moving out of town, but still close so we can visit my family and his daughter. It’s a little disappointing that we can’t find a place, but then again, maybe it’s a good thing that we’re having to wait so we don’t have to settle for a dump. And I’m fine with that, we still get to spend time together, just not as much as either of us would like.
I ran my very first 5k on Saturday. It was a Color Run for the Relay For Life. My legs are still kind of sore as I’ve never ran that far for that amount of time. plus, it was uphill, downhill, and everything between. Yay for living in the mountains.
So much sweat
Afterward, I chopped all of my hair off again and dyed my bangs pink and lavender. Also, since March, I’ve not been eating red meat (I only eat fish and poultry) and some days I go without meat, period. It feel a lot better and I don’t run the risk of my blood sugar bottoming out like on Keto. I need to get more motivated to work out, though. I just have a lot more responsibility to adhere to than I did last year. Not surprisingly, it takes a lot of time and effort to care for 9 cats and a dog.
Since July, actually haaaaa. Well Let’s see. Since then I have adopted a cat (her name is Babs) who just so happened to be pregnant. She had her kittens (5 of them!) this past Sunday! Here are some pictures:
They are so little and soft and she is oddly okay with us holding them. Babs was even trying to get my dog to look at them , I think. Babs just kept loving on her then walking to the kittens and looking back at her. It was adorable. Babs was like, “look at what I made!!!” Such a proud little mama.
I have been dating literally the sweetest guy ever. Which is weird considering we’ve been friends for kind of a long time so it was a little shocking at first. And Jesus, did I fall fast. But it’s been wonderful and I wouldn’t trade him for anything in the universe. Even the cool stuff that we don’t even know about which is most of the universe. He is just so sweet and wonderful and dfks;ahflkasdhg;as…ugh I love him.
Oh yeah, I also went to DragonCon over Labor Day weekend as always. And I started school the week before that. I’ve done fairly well. Passed English 101 and Foundations of Learning so I’m on to English 102 and Intro to Psychology. They’re sort of fast paced courses. I’m glad I’m getting a lot done. Sadly, however, I suck at math so I really need to work harder in that area. Perhaps even purchase the tutoring services that are provided to online students.
Hot diggity damn this feels awesome. I’m down 65 lbs (to 130 lbs now) and I can now wear a size five pants comfortably. I know weight and pant size don’t define you but damn it can make you feel pretty good. I’ve come a LONG way from what I was. I exercise daily. I eat right (for the most part) and I generally just feel so much better.
I had started running, but shin splints have had me off for a few days. Not to mention the whole remodeling the house thing.
Either way I’m hoping to meet my goal weight of 120 by the time dragon con rolls around. That leaves me with a little over a month to lose 10 lbs and if I try hard enough I think I can make it. I’ve just got to cut out cheat days. Which are generally every Saturday. I’ll still keep the carbs at 30 grams instead of 20 grams because I’d really rather not almost pass out again as that was scary and not to mention embarrassing. I was in the middle of old navy and I guess my blood sugar got too low and everything got really fuzzy and my legs felt like led and I was really, really dizzy. My face turned white as a sheet along with my lips and under my eyes were black and purple looking. Scared me enough I went straight to Golden Corral and wolfed down some rolls. But yeah the day after that I started adding more fruit to my diet. I am, at least going for complex carbs instead of refined, simple carbs. I think a lot of what happened has to do with genetics. My mothers blood sugar randomly bottoms out sometimes. I always get the shitty problems that she has. All her allergies and apparently her low blood sugar. Well, at least I also got her legs. We got some bangin’ legs.
I think I’ve rambled on enough.
I now weigh in at 135 pounds, down 60 pounds from 195. I’ve gone from a size 15/16 to a size 8/9. From XXL shirts to mediums. From hating the way I look to not being nervous about wearing bikinis in public or shirts with no sleeves or shorts or skirts…I just have so much more confidence.
I’ve got some nice comparison photos, too.
And these were taken a couple weeks ago:
The after pics aren’t that great quality because my phone sucks, but I tried to lighten them up a bit.
I’m so very proud of myself. I probably annoy the hell out of people, but I can’t help it. I’m still so amazed that I’ve completely transformed my body in less than 6 months. I’m amazed that clothes that I got just this past Christmas completely falls off of me. I’m amazed that I’ve gotten as small as I was when I was 16. I literally haven’t been this small in 7 years. And now I feel old wow.
Today was a good day. My sister, her husband, our friend Chas, and I made our way to Knoxville, TN to Fanboy Expo! And of course I had myself a little treat day to reward myself for working over 30 hours in 3 days. And also I’ve lost 57 lbs. down to 138 now!!! Besides that got to see Nicholas Brendon for the third time in my life and he made fun of our accents. I love him. Lol. I bought some nifty pins at the convention. Also got a nice picture with Batman..it looks like he’s punching me. Will upload later. Afterwards we went to Target which just so happened to have a Starbucks in it. I finally got to try the mocha cookie crumble frappucino. It was delicious.
Then it was to the mall. Got me some shirts and a hat.
Even though I’ve had tons of sugar today I am really tired. Also my eyes are swelling up cause we stopped at Norris Lake and played around a bit. Pollen is a bitch.