I'm Back, Baby!

I'm back from vacation, and I had an AMAZING time!  Orlando was SOOOOO much fun!  I have never been to a city so tourist-focused.  Wow!  Orlando, The Land of Gift Shops and Mickey Mouse.  There was even an electrical pole shaped like Mickey.

We started out at Cocoa Beach.

Then we went to Islands of Adventure.  Every store had a different theme, and the rides were great.  If you've been reading for a while, you will know that I was very nervous that I wasn't going to fit on some of the rides at Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.  I am extremely happy to report that I rode on every single ride.  It was a tight squeeze on a couple of them (Rip Ride Rock-It and Harry Potter's Forbidden Journey).  If I hadn't lost 20 pounds already, I definitely wouldn't have made it.

We also went to Universal Studios Florida.  It was like we stepped right into Hollywood.  There was so much to see!

After two days of theme parks, we were ready to cool off.  We went to a waterpark called Wet N' Wild.  It was great!  The rides were crazy there.  I've never seen so many tube slides packed into such a small area, definitely a fun way to end the vacation.

The vacation was just what I needed.  I was starting to feel burnt out from working and finishing up my MBA.  The only downside of the vacation was I went a little crazy with the food and didn't get back on track when I got back last week.  I'm trying not to beat myself up about it, but it is hard because I know instead of taking a few steps backward, I could be a few steps further ahead by now.  The only thing I can do at this point is to get back on track quick.  I am recommitted as of today.  I will be weighing in next Monday for my first weigh-in in about a month.  I'm nervous about what the scale is going to say.  Hopefully it won't be too bad.  I hate that I worked so hard for four months and then feel like I've undone so much progress in just a couple of weeks.  But...I'm still committed to losing weight and I know I am going to see this through this time.  I know I might stumble again, but it's okay.  That's life.



Don't worry!  I haven't fallen off the wagon!!  I know I missed posting my weigh-in this Saturday for the first time in 16 weeks.  I have been SO, SO busy.  I haven't had a chance to post at all.  I finished my coursework to get my MBA last week and celebrated that along with my birthday pretty much all week.  Now I am way behind on work and only have a week to catch up before leaving for Orlando (my graduation gift to myself!) 

I need a brain break!  I am taking a blogging hiatus until I get back from vacation to Orlando on May 23rd and will have my next weigh-in then.  This will be my first vacation where I am attempting to eat healthy, so we'll see how it goes.  I'm not going to be super restrictive, but I'm not going to allow myself to go wild either.   


Just the Facts: Month 4

I can definitely tell I am shrinking.  Every single one of my shirts is falling off my shoulders.  The Size 24 jeans I pretty much lived in prior to January won't even stay up.  I love finding old clothes that haven't fit and are finally starting to fit again!  I wish more was coming off my stomach, but I guess it will in time.

Neck:                16 (No change)
Left Arm:           19 (No change)
Right Arm:         19 (No change)
Bust:                  47 (LOST 1/2 inch)
Upper waist:      44 (No change)
Lower waist:      51 (LOST 1/2 inch)
Hips:                 49 (LOST 1/2 inch)
Left Thigh:         30 3/4 (LOST 3/4 inch)
Right Thigh:       31 (LOST 3/4 inch)
Left Calf:           17 (No change
Right Calf:         17 3/4 (LOST 1/4 inch)

Month 4 Total Inch Loss:  3 1/4 inches

Total Inch Loss To Date:   24 1/4 inches