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23 June 2015 @ 02:53 pm
June.... means still working!  
Summer School started two weeks ago, and this is the last week of classes before the 4th of July week off. And since I am teaching Acceleration, I have an extra two days after that. BUT... I am so close to the end and my trip to Germany.

The change in teaching — because we only teach for 5 hours — has also meant a shift in my eating also. I am happy to say I have continued to loose since the 119, going down to 117 last week, and then I had a conference, so back closer to 119/118. I know it seems like so low numbers, and I feel kind of stupid to add that my personal goal is 115.

My mom did take pictures along the way, so maybe a better reference:

The first set was taken the first week in February, when I was home for a convention.
Second was taken mid March, during Spring Break.
Last one was taken during the Dallas Comic con weekend, when I hit 119.

The most important factor is how I feel. I feel better. I feel like I can truly walk around and be proud of how I look. It is a change of life style and I am not going to let my bad habits that got me back to the bigger me, come back and control me. I know I can eat the "no foods" — bread, pasta, and chocolate/sweets. BUT as treats, not as things in my daily diet. My base foods are protein based — eggs, chicken (lots of chicken), greek yogurt (Dannon Light and Fit is best in high protein), and veggies.

This last weekend I had cheesecake. It was just so good... and I will say it's not bad for breakfast too. It was chocolate (duh) and so yummy. The scale did not jump up to 144, and I did not feel too bad for eating it. Next month when I am in Germany and London, I will have to watch what I choose to eat, but I am also not going to eat "like a rabbit" — land of the bread and Bangers and Mash does not say salad for every meal. BUT, it does say moderation.

I still need to do my strength exercises and try to get my muscles tones. I have the body where I am more comfortable in, but I want to get the tone my body deserves. It's harder since I am tired after teaching - just like the rest of the school year - but I do have a few of the tools at home. Books and stuff and dumbells - I need to use it, not just the 40+ sit ups and side-leg lifts.

Just because I am at goal does not mean I should stop posting - or telling of my journey. I will try to keep a better update as I maintain and shift more comfortably into the new eating style I have chosen for me and and my body. :) Thank you for all the cheers and encouragement along this road so far - we still have a bit to go!
Attitude? Yes.: jubilantjubilant
I'm Listening...: cats purring in their sleep
Rowan Darkstar: Regina - pilot Italian throat femininerowan_d on June 23rd, 2015 11:05 pm (UTC)
Hi! I know, I haven't talked to you in, like, forever.:D But thought I would pop in! First off, this is so awesome, and it looks like you've been doing some amazing stuff in some really intelligent and long-lasting ways!:) Secondly, how short are you?:D I thought you were closer to my height, but when I got down near 113, once, I was bordering on underweight and couldn't build muscle. I'm better off in the 120s. Either way, go you! And have an awesome time in Germany!
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<: Travel_Londonchris4short on June 23rd, 2015 11:16 pm (UTC)
:D It's been pretty quiet on LJ... although I know I haven't helped that!

I am 4'7" (so I say... but I am sure I'm a bit closer to 4'5"). When I lost the weight the first time, three years ago, I got down to 116, or less, I was walking everyday and even running a bit. Trust me, dwarfs running is like watching a whale dance - not pretty. I am sadly not doing any walking beyond what I do for the classroom.

If I stay around 120, I am happy. I can fit into 6/8s, I feel good about my body and am pain-free - except for the Texas storm we just had - my knees killed me! I started this with the plan to get the weight off my legs and back, and body image.

Thanks! I am so glad I can go back to Germany and see friends and family.
Rowan Darkstar: Regina - shoulder little black dressrowan_d on June 24th, 2015 06:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, okay, that makes sense, then.LOL I'm just under 5'6".:) It really is ALL about being at a weight where you FEEL good. I aim for a medically healthy weight first, then refine to where I feel good. At my thinnest, I didn't even feel "beautiful", I just felt deflated and weak and unhealthy. I really didn't expect that, but that's what happened. Added back about 7 pounds and felt MUCH healthier AND more attractive.

And I do not run. I walk, but mainly YOGA is my way of life. Not only do my knees hate me if I run, but I just don't build up properly. I'm not made for it. (Did you ever see The Muppets Take Manhattan?? Did you see Miss Piggy leaning on the lamp post panting when she tried to jog?? Yep, that's me.:))

ETA: 6/8 is a small enough size for any woman, imo. That's around where I like to be, as well.

Edited at 2015-06-24 06:43 pm (UTC)
tiah15: omgtiah15 on June 26th, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
I have no idea how you can eat like this :P So jealous that you manage to lose weight. Go you !!!

When will you be in Germany? *pouts*
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<chris4short on June 27th, 2015 12:11 am (UTC)
I'm battling the ups and downs, and at the moment my "oh I can eat this again" has made the weight flux back up :(

We fly in on July 15 and leave August 4 I think. Only a few days in London (July 25-30?).