Post # 32
- Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm
Good luck! I too know how hard it is to once have a killer body and let it go 🙂 Although I in no way went through all that you went through – you are amazingly strong to be able to be where you are!
I’m in the same boat as you, just starting to try and eat better and get back in shape! It’s hard because all of the food I love is bad for me! I’m the opposite though in that my upper body is weak but my lower body is super strong.
I’m sure you will do an amazing job and be right back to turning heads!
Post # 33
@Nona99: We all love you here, and you have tons of support from us!! You can do this!
In many ways, your struggles have reminded me of mine and Mr. Lovemoores (the CO connection, two older step-children who have issues, finances and the economy, etc.). I love reading your posts….they remind me that I’m not alone and I’m still amazing. I started working out again about 3 months ago. Getting the body back, and now need to kick the crappy smoking habit that I started.
Love you, lady.
Post # 34
You and me both. I hit that point where my metabolism slowed down and my eating habits caught up with me. My goal is to be better by the wedding and then bangin’ by December (because I’m hoping we can take our honeymoon then).
I feel you about the knees issue. I have bad knees–always have. I try not to stress them too much, but I NEED to do lower body exercises, and most of those stress my knees. BLEH.
Post # 35
@Nona99: You can totally do it! Are you kidding? If you can mend an almost broken marriage and come back stronger than ever – you can absolutely shed a few layers of culinary skills off your body. You got this, lady.
Post # 36
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
@Nona99: Here is the bike I’m considering for the upgrade:
This one is a more relaxed design which is why I’m leaning towards this, its also a super light with how small I am this is ideal for me. My current bike has a more agressive design and I will transition it into a triathlon bike. This bike is lighter and has better components than my current one, but I will be upgrading the wheels upon purchase to a pair with more aero rims:
If you get a bike note this is top of the line. You do not need a $7000 bike to start :D. I’m just a weight weenie and component nut.
Post # 37
@MissGatitas: I know RIGHT? I justify that I’d take Mr. 99 any day, at any cost, than to have to body I had five years ago and be without him…this way I get both…I just gotta work for it harder.
@lovemoore: I hear you on smoking….I actually LOVE IT…and I know that’s not a popular thing in this day and age, but I was raised by decidedly European influenced people, where they smoke in the god damned movie theaters and everywhere else for that matter….anyway, the way I took care of that, because I’m not really a nicotine junkie, but a slave to the ritual of it was telling myself I never really did quit….I just don’t want one right now….Every once in a while, Mr. 99 and I will buy a pack, if we know we’re having a big BBQ with a fire pit and all, and we indulge ourselves…then the pack is gone and its over…no biggie. I don’t know if that helps, but I do know how hard it is to say no to them….
@vorpalette: Can’t win when you’ve got bad knees…thank god our house doesn’t have a lot of stairs…I’d be dead by now.
@Mimoza: Thanks…Mr. 99 is worth it every time, then again, so am I….we’re kind of shitty without each other…now we get to be that awesome married couple who also have great asses!
Post # 38
@Nona99: Congrats! Good for you 🙂 I’m glad to hear Mr. 99 is on board. It would be so much harder if he weren’t.
I went through a similar thing with my fella, though he is actually trying to GAIN weight (growr), but definitely wants to eat healthily with me. We staged a massive raid on the freezer/fridge/pantry, and removed anything suspicious from the premises.
We’ve been working out 4-6 days a week (separately), and we’re taking ballroom dance classes together.
I track calories and exercise on MyFitnessPal – there’s a great supportive group of Bees on there! Skinnytaste recipes are my new best friend.
OM NOM NOM
Post # 39
You can totally do it, girl! I am not going to hit my goal look by December but my view is, I’m going to do the opposite of his ex – she was average sized when they got together and by the end had gotten quite large. I was average/athletic when we got together, I’ve lost 15 lbs and toned up some since and plan to be rockin’ my trophy wife (as he half jokingly calls me…lol) for the rest of my life!
Post # 40
First week of cutting out shitty food went really well, oddly enough I’m not finding that I miss any of that terribly.
Mini-victory occurred this morning, I’m a self confessed stress/comfort eater…I don’t beat myself up over it because we all have ways of coping…anyway, I was on the phone with my Mom, she tells me that Grandma is probably going to pass anytime in the next 24-48 hours…which is ok, then we find out that my uncle had a heart attack and he’s ok, but still…..the urge to run to the Quickie Mart, buy a bunch of crap and just snack my way through it with my Dad was pretty palpable…but I asked myself,
Are you really hungry? No…
Is Eating Going to Make you Feel Better? – No, and honestly I’m not that upset over any of it…but I know my Dad is…so whatever.
I was pretty proud of myself…I’m holding off on my Fast/Cleanse until a better time, because everything is so chaotic right now, I want to have that happening while things are a little more regulated.
Mr. 99 is being a great fitness buddy too, we’re both so sacked out from all the stress that working out is just going to have to wait, we’re too busy taking care of everyone right now, but we’re eating right, which is half the battle!
Post # 41
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Good luck Nona! It should be easier if you two can stick to the plan together. We cut out sugar as much as possible plus we only buy fresh or frozen fruits and veggies (nothing canned and nothing frozen with sauce.) We also cut out red meat except for the occasional hamburger out. We replaced ground beef with ground turkey. And most of our protein is made up of chicken breasts, fish (tilapia or mahi mahi), and lean pork chops. We also only buy whole grains (100% whole wheat bread, brown rice, etc…) and try to limit carbs to one to two measured servings per day.
This week we decided with only 4 months left until the wedding that we are going vegetarian for one meal per day. We figured out that we are eating way to much protein and while we are measuring out the carbs, we’re not adding in extra fruits and veggies. Plus, we want our meals in the evening to be light so it discourages us from drinking alcohol during the week which is one of our bad habits. That one glass of wine per night became a bottle split between us on most nights and the extra calories and sugar are wrecking our other efforts.
I am also adding in the 30 Day Shred which I have previously done with success. You can do it and there are a bunch of us out here trying lose as well.
Post # 42
@Nona99: How is your “construction” going so far? Curious minds want to know 🙂
Post # 43
@MrsPanda99: All things considered, pretty good….I’ve been pretty exhausted with the loss of my Grandmother, her services and limping my Dad through all of that, plus Grandpa went into hospice last week…so it’s hectic to say the least. We’ve been eating right and avoiding junk, I also ordered my aerial hammock, so I’m excited for that too….hopefully I’ll get more traction when things settle down on the family front….thanks for checking in.
Post # 44
@Nona99: I wouldn’t have been able to stick with it given everything you’re going through. I am definitely a comfort eater and when things go south, I like milkshakes and fries. Kudos to you for sticking with it even through the rough times.