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PriorFatGirl is a community of writers who share their healthiness journey with you, our friends. Currently, posts on the main page are written by Liz who is fighting through her healthiness journey (and winning!) You can read other priorfatgirl journeys by clicking on the “Other priorfatgirl’s” drop down from the top menu.

Through the ups and downs of life, the scale, and emotions, we share our stories as a form of therapy for us, and as a way to help remove stigmas associated with trying to live up to social expectations of being perfect. We will not ever promise to be perfect, but we will promise to share candidly our journeys of learning how to be healthy in an unhealthy world, sugar coating not included.

 

Why should you come to FitBloggin this year?

Here is why!  Be sure to check it out as a certain blogger you know (and love?) makes a few appearances with the adorable E2.  The also have quite a bit of my voice on there too which you might not know if you don’t know me already but is quite odd from my perspective.  Makes me wonder if I should ever do a vlog?

Anyway, check it out and start saving for Fitbloggin ’15

Weigh In Week 35

I was shocked to discover that it has been a week since I blogged.  I hate it when that happens because it often keeps me from keeping myself in check.  Luckily this week it had little to do with being on track/or not with my healthy goals but much more to do with how busy life has been.  I worked a lot up until Sunday – including 3 hours on Saturday which I prefer to avoid if possible.  I also had a rare date night on Monday night to the Twins game.  Add to that the fact that the whole house has colds and isn’t sleeping very well, I just haven’t had the time and energy to open the computer too.

Still, as I said, I was on track this week with my food.  In fact I made some really good choices throughout the week and it showed.

-1.4 Pounds

82.2 lbs Lost on WW to date

It is a good result, especially since it is my third loss in a row (I always expect my body to have an adjustment gain along the way).  More importantly than the number on the scale this week I had some victories that I want to remember from the week.  The first came at date night on Monday.  Mr. Goat and I went to the Twins game.  Normally this is an excuse to eat overpriced food by the barrel.  I managed my points for the day and left plenty of weeklies on hand too just in case.  When I went I had a single bratwurst (the expensive one from the local handmade deli) with fried onions.  Mr. Goat and I also split some nachos grande later on.  That was all I had for the nine innings – no beer, no malt cups or fries or additional hot dogs.  When I tracked all that I ate for the day I only used 2 weekly points from the allotted amount.  Homerun for me (the Twins lost though).

Plus, aren’t we cute?

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Yesterday was another victory.  I had to go to Costco for work, which means samples.  For the first time ever I tracked my samples (1 pp per sample was my estimate).  Most of the samples were healthier snack things but rather than ignore those BLT (Bites, Licks and Tastes) I tracked them instead and kept myself accountable.  I am sure that tracking them yesterday kept me from eating too much last night and helped me stay on track for a loss.

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What I like about both of these NSV is that they show that I am not using everyday life as an excuse for not tracking or ignoring my goals for a bit.  Instead I am able to live life fully AND lose weight.  It is a cool feeling.

This week at the meeting we were talking about how do we know that we will make it to goal.  It was an interesting meeting and motivating to hear from people who have reached goal and maintained it.  I still have a long way to go and there are days I am not certain I will get to goal, or at least to a specific goal weight.   However, I believe that I can continue to lose weight and that at some point goal will be a reality for me.  In many ways it is too far away to imagine fully, but the empowering part for me is knowing that I have the CHOICE to get there.

We work with choices with E1 – if he chooses x (to misbehave) then there are y consequences, if he chooses a (to listen) then there are certain things we can do instead (b).  The choice is his.  LIkewise the choice for what I eat, and how I view food, and what I track is my own, but likewise there are consequences and rewards for the choices I make.

Even though goal seems almost impossible I know it is possible because I am making the choice everyday to move toward it.  And I have 82.2 examples that I have the strength to make the good choices.

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Weigh In Week 34

I am so glad it is fall.  Fall means routine.  I keep saying it but it is true.  I feel like I know what my days are going to look like, more or less, right now.  That means it is easier to plan.  With the weather cooling off I have more easy go-to meals at my disposal.  There is still an abundance of fruit and veggies around.  Fall is good.

I had a strong week.  I still had some splurges, but I tracked everything and used my weekly points sporadically throughout the week rather than on one huge meal out.  Over all I was on track and I felt good.  I did get one workout in, and not the 3 I’d hoped for, but sometimes weeks are like that.  Hopefully I can get in a rhythm  this week (especially after our big Sunday School Kickoff this Sunday).

It was a solid effort, and a solid effort = a solid loss.

-2.0 Pounds

80.8 lbs Lost on WW to Date

115.2 Lost since E2′s birthday

I included the amount since E2 was born because she turned 10 months old on Sunday.  So in just over 10 months I’ve worked to lose 115.2lbs!  (and she weighed 8.9lbs so she doesn’t account for THAT much of the number!)  More importantly, I can see the difference.  In face then I went to take pictures today I lamented that my 18/20 sweater was a little loose and it was hard to tell how much progress I’ve really made.  Still I think it is (fairly) obvious that I’ve lost weight at this point :)

E2′s birthday – November 7, 2013

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I really am making progress, and seeing progress.  At 80.8 I have now lost as much as I did on WW last time (pre E2).  I am not quite to my lowest weight that I had reached then, nor am I anywhere close to my ultimate goal weight (which is a number I am uncertain of anyway).  But I have no complaints.

ww week 34If people ask how I do this it is really simple – I follow Weight Watchers, I track my food, I try to get moving, and I try to keep making good choices.  Bottom line – I keep trying and keep fighting.  It is STILL a fight to make the right choices, but it is easier on days when I can see how far I have come already.  And if I think about it in the big picture, I may already be halfway to my goal.  I figure another 100 lbs might be a very good place to be.

Some quick math says I’ve lost 23% of my weight since E2 was born.  Awesome.  I wonder where I’ll be on her birthday in two more months?  I guess I’ll keep it up and find out!  Thank you all for your continued support in all of this.  Weight loss is hard, public weight loss can be harder, but you guys are so kind to me in this space (in a tough love sort of way on occasion that I really need).  Thank you!

You Rock!

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