Saturday, August 18, 2012

Weekly Weigh In: Week 16

As the weeks tick by, I'm watching myself get closer and closer to my goal.

Only to become more and more petrified of what happens when I eventually step on the scale and it doesn't move.

You know, because I like to worry about things that haven't happened yet.

Like what's going to happen when Prince Harry marries someone I don't approve of.

(Teenage Leah is so shocked at how Grown Up Leah admires the red-head WAY MORE than the other prince.  Also, I may have watched too much London Olympics.  Just saying.)

My point, clearly, is that I don't wanna stop losing weight yet....

Especially since I know that the first 20 is the easiest.

You know, cause I hit 20 last week.

And I am ecstatic about it.


I just remember living in agony at how slow it went last time.

So just for kicks and giggles, I did a little digging.

Last time, when I was 16 weeks in, I posted this post.

And the data that I have says that I had only lost about 9 lbs at the end of week 15.

(Yes, data.  As in, it's all in an excel spreadsheet with charts and everything.  I think we know how much of a nerd I can be, right???)

Anyway, that would put me way ahead of the curve this time.

But I'm pretty sure it had alot to do with this.

And since I have been routinely monitored for my thyroid issues, I haven't had to fight that losing battle this time.

But that doesn't mean I'm not going to hit a plateau.

I mean, anytime you are losing more than a couple of pounds a plateau is almost sure to happen.

So I am on red alert.

To be honest, I really expected this to be the week.

However, that didn't end up being the case....

That's another 1.2 lbs. down from last week!

And as far as how that affects my size....

This week, I was able to squeeze myself into not one, but TWO size 8 dresses.

Now, OBVIOUSLY, dresses are MUCH more forgiving than jeans or shorts will ever be.

And as you can see below, my lower half is still much larger than my top half.

As always.  I've never had the greatest legs (or butt, for that matter).

But that's nothing a little (read: ALOT) of running won't take care of.

If only I had a treadmill.

Or a husband with a more predictable schedule.

Or a double jogger.


But that doesn't mean I'm making excuses.

I will make it happen.

Some how, some way.

After all, all those size 8's and 6's in my closet are begging to be worn!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In Week 15

So, I've been at this for almost 4 months, now.

Allow me a moment of stark honesty.

I am experiencing far more insecurity this time around than I experienced last time.

I am pretty sure it has a heck of alot to do with the fact that I am at home this time around.

And maybe the fact that I put on makeup approximately 2 days a week.

And shower maybe 3 days.

I know.

It's sad.

But back to the insecurity.

Even though I have done fairly well with my weight loss this time, I still feel so dissatisfied with where I'm at.

However, where I'm at is actually a pretty awesome place to be.

Since my last WWI post, only 3 weeks ago, I have gone from a size 12 - that I was just barely able to squeeze into - to a size 10 - that I can just barely squeeze into.

In reality - when I'm not letting my insecurity rock the house - that's pretty freaking awesome.

I mean size 10 is the last bastion before single digit sizes!

I should really be high kicking for joy right about now!

Something must be wrong with me.

Since I don't have time to do a complete recap, (seriously, you need to follow me on insta.gram, people: leahmpeck)

Here's where we're sitting at today.

Um.  Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

I don't know if you remember where I started at....

But I do.

And this number is exactly 20.2 pounds lower than the original one.

That's TWENTY pounds, people!


I'm a little excited.

As for the before and afters, it's been a few weeks since I could get the pics up, but as of week 13, this what the weight loss looked like:

Despite the fact that there is still a whole lot of insecurity going on, I can tell you that the pictures have been a HUGE encouragement this time around.

(I know I have said it before, but if you are planning to start a weight loss journey, seriously, don't drop the ball on the before and after pics.  It has been the only thing to keep me going some weeks when the scale wasn't moving!)

I encourage you to try it!

Long story short, I am pretty excited about hitting the 20 pound mark, and pretty terrified of hitting the plateau that I know is waiting for me any day now!

I just have to continue to remind myself that this is not a quick journey.

Slow and steady will get me there.  One pound at a time.