1 Step Forward, 4 Steps Back

Wow.  I had to double check to see that March 28th was really the last time I posted here. Lots has happened between then and now: some good, some bad.  My business is going very well! I’m nearing 300 sales on Etsy! :)  However, on the health front, things haven’t been so thriving.

Due to various personal things that I won’t get into details here, stress and other reasons caused me to balloon back up to almost my pre-Nutrisystem weight.

Current Weight Since Last Check-In Since Heaviest Lbs to Goal
222.6 lbs +24.2 lbs -16.4 lbs 92.6 lbs

However, I’ve renewed my motivation to get back on track. I cancelled Nutrisystem and am now following a very healthy, clean eating nutrition plan that came with the DDPYoga workouts. It’s all fresh or fresh frozen foods. Sean and I are doing the plan together, even though he’s off at sites most of the time. We started on last Monday, July 28th, and I’ve lost 5.6 lbs since starting.

I’m having to work on balancing my time, especially since we’re going to be starting school again very soon for 3rd grade.  I realize that the reason I probably lost track of my weight loss was because I have an extremely obsessive personality.  I was 100% focused on losing weight, but then my business started and I started focusing 100% on that.  The result was stress easily led to turning to comfort foods.  Depression didn’t help, but I won’t get into that here.

I’m finding a way out of all of that now.  I’m feeling much better now, and hope that I have the strength to continue.  I have never been much of a cook, but I’m trying my hand cooking now.  It’s fun to cook with Hannah, too. :)

10 Lazy and Sick Days Later… Still Losing!

So Day 16 and my last post on March 18th was the last time I have exercised.  A combinations of things kept getting in the way, or at least I let them get in the way.  Sean came home for a few days, and we purchased some fun stuff at IKEA and rearranged the house!  The living room is now the classroom and the front den area is now the living room/ computer room.

I also haven’t eaten the healthiest I could have (I tend to do that when Sean is home), AND I’ve been battling a headcold from hell.  I don’t think I could have worked out if I tried, because I would have collapsed into a coughing and sneezing fit whenever my breathing rate went up.

However, check it out:

Current Weight Since Last Check-In Since Heaviest Lbs to Goal
198.4 lbs -3.6 lbs -40.6 lbs 68.4 lbs

Almost 4 lbs down since my last weigh in on March 18th! And I broke into ONEderland! As of today, I’m officially under 200! WOOT! And over 40 lbs down! I’m a happy geek! I will proceed to pamper myself with the 30 and 40 lbs rewards. I already purchased the Geeky Art from Kids Need to Read, but I need to get it framed and hanged next to my great Loki art! As for the 40 lbs reward, makeup? Hmm I’ll consider it! I might save it for later, after a haircut (80 lbs)! Get kinda a makeover all at once? ^_^

As far as my workouts, I’m going to start fresh on Monday where I left off, and just finish up the last half of the 30 days as if I never took a break. Obviously I needed it, the weight has kinda been falling off with no help from me the last week. Maybe my metabolism is just that awesome right now? Who knows!

News on the Geekocity Creations front! I’ve since had my first 2 sales on Etsy. One was to a friend I know from high school and the other is a fresh customer from France! I’ve added new products with a lot more planned too! My friend Claudia is also going to take some of my stuff with her to CyphaCon in Louisiana next weekend to see how they sell. ^_^ Excited!

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I am also now officially a sole proprietor! I got my DBA (Doing Business As) form filed two days ago, setup official business bank accounts with our bank, and even filed for a Texas state sales tax and use permit so I can collect sales tax. It’s pretty awesome.  I’m legal!  Just have to start selling more stuffs!

Here’s to renewed motivation and continued loss!

Days 13-16 and Geekocity

Current Weight Since Last Check-In Since Heaviest Lbs to Goal
202 lbs 0 lbs -37 lbs 72 lbs

I made an executive decision today. I haven’t had a loss again yet, but I’m no longer going to track my weight since heaviest AND starting Nutrisystem. I’m strictly going to track since my heaviest (239) just because damn, I was fat, and looking at the total progress I’ve made is very motivating!

The past couple of days have been a bit of a wash when it comes to workouts, though I’ve been perfect on my diet. Sunday, Day 14, was my rest day so that’s a given, but yesterday , day 15, I just couldn’t work up the energy to workout. I’m embarking on a rather exciting direction in my life which started on Saturday when I opened my Etsy shop, Geekocity Creations,  stocked with my hand stamped metal jewelry. I’ve been researching how to get it promoted to get some sales rolling in, working on the website, and other things, and working out just slipped through the cracks yesterday.

I’m trying to make up for it today, even though I got maybe 4 hours of sleep last night. No bueno! I just finished Burn 30, and I’m going to wait a little while before I do Firm 30 so I don’t kill myself!

It was quite the busy weekend. Looking forward to all my new supplies coming in so I can get to creating more products for my shop!

Age of the Geek, baby!

Day 16 in the books, pretty much. Day 17 tomorrow!