Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weight Loss Update: Aug 20 to 26

Weight Watchers Weigh In

Original Weight:  314.8
Previous Weight (Aug 16):  257.8
Today's Weight (Aug 23):  259.7
Change:  +1.9
Total Loss:  -55.1

Total Loss since May 2012:  -62.5
Total Loss since Nov 2005:  -76.7

SP Weigh In

Previous Weight (Aug 16):  255.8
Today's Weight (Aug 23):  257.4
Change:  +1.6

Sigh.  It's just a blip.  It was that TOM plus I wore jeans plus there was the baby shower on the Sunday which meant I made bad food decisions for the whole weekend.

I was back down to 256.8 on my home scale this morning.

I know I can move past this.  It's just one week.

What does make me feel good is that overall I am down 3 dress sizes and almost 8 inches.  That is something to be proud of instead of focusing on the weight on the scale.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Awesome News !!!

I received the best email on Wednesday:

"Just a quick note to advise you that the final Divorce Judgement has been received back from Court.  We will be able to pick up the final certificate within the next month.  Once we have both the Judgment and the Final Certificate, we will mail you these two documents . . . "

Looks like my house warming party will also be a "YAY, I'M DIVORCED !!" celebration.  

Cake done by:

I have been in a great mood ever since I got the news.  

I can see this bright path in front of me full of possibilities.  

The future is beautiful.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weight Loss Update: Aug 12 to 19

Weight Watchers Weigh In

Original Weight: 314.8
Previous Weight (Aug 9):  259.2
Today's Weight (Aug 16):  257.8
Change:  -1.4
Total Loss:  -57.0

Total Loss since May 2012:  -64.4
Total Loss since Nov 2005:  -78.6

SP Weigh In

Previous Weight (Aug 9):  257.0
Today's Weight (Aug 16):  255.8
Change:  -1.2

It feels good to be back on track.  I am getting closer to losing a total of 60 pounds on WW 2.0 and also weighing less than 255 pounds.

The movers come to my parent's house tomorrow to start packing.  If they need to, they will finish on Friday. Then the truck is loaded up on Monday.  Hopefully they will book their flight out to Victoria for sometime between the 26 and the 29 of August - and then comes the task of unpacking.

Once my parents are moved to Victoria I am really hoping I can get back on a schedule that involves coming from from work, cooking/eating dinner, studying, exercising and a little tv watching.

Things will still be busy until around September 15 when my parents will take my grandmother out to Victoria.  I believe the plan is to have my brothers drive her stuff out there on the weekend of September 20.

It has been a huge amount of work, but my parents lived in that house for 29 years.  Some of the stuff we went through was from our old house, the start of their marriage, even my dad's bachelor days.

I am going to miss that house.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Weight Loss Update: July 10 to Aug 11

Well, that was a crazy month!  There was too much eating out and not making healthy food choices.

Weight Watchers Weigh In

Original Weight: 314.8
Previous Weight (July 5):  260.4
Today's Weight:

July 11:  260.6 (+0.2)
July 19:  261.8 (+1.2)
July 26:  Missed Meeting
Aug 2:  264.0 (+2.2)
Aug 9:  259.2 (-4.8)

Total Loss:  -55.6

Total Loss Since May 2012:  -63.0
Total Loss Since Nov 2005:  -77.2

SP Weigh In

Previous Weight (July 2):  257.4
Today's Weight (Aug 9):  257.0

Over the past month I ended up gaining 3.6 pounds.  Actually it was probably more, but I did not go to the meeting on July 26.  I do know that when I weighed myself at home for Sparkpeople, I was up to 265 pounds, and that is usually 2-3 pounds lighter than the WW meetings.

Then I got back on track and I am under 260 at WW.  That feels good.

I really want to go out walking around my neighbourhood in the evenings.  Also, once it starts getting cold I will see about getting a membership at the Rec Centre near my house.  Then I could finally get back to aquasize/aquafit type classes.

My goal for the remaining months of 2014 is to lose more than an average of 0.5 pounds a week.  I know that there is nothing wrong with that average, but I want to get closer to an average of 1.0 pounds a week.  I also know that I can do that, if I stop sabotaging myself.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Unpacking and Organizing

I have now been living in my new home for almost two weeks.  It's great, even if it is still a bit disorganized.  There are a bunch of boxes in the dining room and living room.  In my room I just have four small boxes left to unpack - and then I need to do a bunch of organizing.  I did buy and build a cabinet/shelf system that goes over the toilet and put that in my ensuite bathroom.  It works great but I know I need to go through all my toiletries and get rid of a bunch of stuff.

We rented a truck and moved the majority of all our stuff on July 29.  That night I was able to sleep in my new bedroom.  Unfortunately it was on my old mattress.  We bought new beds a few weeks back.  Then the store failed to let me know that they were out of stock and the delivery would be delayed.  I had to make phone calls and track down the shipment and figure out what was happening.  Once the beds were in stock, I wrote a email with a complaint about the lack of communication.  I asked the store to take away my old mattress and box spring at no charge.  After a call to a manager, it was agreed that they would do this for me.  One less thing to worry about.

The truck was rented for two days.  On the first day we emptied my parent's storage unit and moved most of the things left at my parent's house.  There are a few boxes of books left, hopefully we can get those this weekend.  On the second day I was back at work, but my brothers went and emptied my grandmother's storage unit and brought all that stuff over to my parent's garage.

It has been really warm here over the past couple of weeks, and we are expecting another hot week.  My brothers were actually moving all my grandmother's stuff on the hottest day of the year (so far).  I was not sleeping well at all, so I bought a little window air conditioning unit.  Luckily it was on sale.  Even my brother broke down and bought himself a window unit - but he needs to do some work to get it to fit in his side-sliding window.

This past weekend we had a huge garage sale.  Mostly all the stuff that my grandmother has had in storage over the past three years.  I think we made just over $3000.00.  It was tiring standing and walking around all weekend.  Now we will have a charity pick the rest of the stuff up and take it away.  Also we have to stop my dad from trying to take a bunch of the remaining stuff to Victoria.

All-in-all everything has been going well.  I need to start getting up 10 min earlier so that I am not racing around the house right before my bus comes in the morning (which I did this morning and it worked well).  Canada Post was delivering my parent's mail to our house in error, but that should be fixed now.  I also need to get over to AMA to fix my insurance and car registration and driver's license.

I am busy but super happy.