Monday, June 22, 2015

Weight Loss Update: May 15 to June 14

Weight Watchers Weigh-In

Original Weight:  314.8
Previous Weight:  251.0 (May 9)
Goal Weight:  169.0

May 16:  250.6 (-0.4)
May 23:  248.8 (-1.8)
May 30:  251.2 (+2.4)
June 6:    250.2 (-1.0)
June 13:  248.4 (-1.8)

Change (since May 9):  -2.6 pounds
Total Loss (since Nov 2012):  -67.4 pounds

Total Loss since May 2012:  -74.8 pounds
Total Loss since Nov 2005:  -89.0 pounds
Pounds to Lose:  79.4

SP Weigh-In (at home scale)

Previous Weight:  246.4 (May 9)
Current Weight:    246.4 (June 13)

Change:   -0.0 pounds

I am definitely back on the right track and losing at a nice rate over the past few weeks (except for May 30 which was my time of the month and some bad food choices).

Part of what has helped with the losing trend over the past few weeks is that I am getting off my arse in the evenings and going for a walk.  This was I am getting in 10,000 steps/day.  Now I just need to work on getting in those steps on the weekend, especially Saturdays, as well as making better food choices on Saturdays.

I am not happy that I am down only 7 pounds in 6 months (since the beginning of 2015).  I keep gong up and down.  If I would just keep those up weeks to a minimum (in both occurrence and the amount I gain), I would see much more success.  I know I needed to switch things up, and I am working on it, especially with moving more.

It's hard work, but I have to stop being lazy.  My Fitbit is motivating me to walk more and I am really enjoying my evening walks.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Windy City

Exciting news!  I am going to travel to Chicago at the end of June.

My Fraternity, Pi Beta Phi, is having their bi-annual convention, and I was picked to go as a member of our Chapter House Corporation.  The cost of the convention (accommodations, food & sessions) plus some of my flight down there is covered).

I arrive there on the Thursday evening and hopefully I can meet up with some fellow Edmonton Pi Phi sisters for dinner.  Friday morning I will do a little shopping.  Friday afternoon I am booked on a Chicago Architectural River Cruise as a pre-convention tour.

The actual convention starts Friday late afternoon/early evening.  Then Saturday, Sunday and Monday are filled with meetings, seminars, events, meals, etc.

I leave late on Tuesday, leaving some more time for shopping in Chicago.

It should be fun and educational - plus I get to go shopping in the US.  On Friday morning I would actually love to hit up a grocery store, it is one of my favourite things to do when I travel to the United States. 

My passport has been updated (it had my old, married last name plus it was about to expire in October) and I have used the trip as an excuse to pick up a couple of cute dresses and shoes.  Of course I will wear these outfits to other places (most likely work).

I am counting down the days until I leave (23 as of today).  It's going to be great to go visit another city in another country.  I love to travel.