A slight obstacle

I feel like the past couple of months have been just flying by. It’s cool to watch the scale numbers constantly drop, but last week reminded me more than anything that life can throw some unexpected obstacles your way.

I caught a cold.

Now, I know that sounds like barely a big deal, but y’all, I assure you, this cold knocked me off of my feet. I haven’t had a really good night’s sleep since almost two weeks ago, and I could barely do 15 minutes of housework at a time until this past weekend. I haven’t done a C25K workout (or really any workout, except for moderate paced walking) since Week 2 Day 1’s workout either, so I just feel like a weight loss bum.

Just to note, I haven’t even gotten my 5% pedicure yet. It was that miserable to leave the house!

Now, weight-loss wise at first, the scale was dropping like crazy. When your throat is so sore, you can barely sip down a bowl of soup, of course the weight was going to drop. Even MyFitnessPal warned me that I was putting my body in starvation mode when counting calories. (about 700 cals/day at my worst!) So, once I introduced real food back into my diet, of course the weight jumped up again (sigh). However, I’m happy to say as of this morning, I’m back to my lowest weight on the diet so far. I’m barely in the 270s, but that’s a new weight decade for me! Whee!

I had huge plans to hit 10% by my birthday, but at this point, I’m sure that won’t happen. I’m 16 lbs. away from that and I only have 16 days until my birthday. Ha! I’ll try, but I know it’s just not going to happen. 😛

I’m so motivated at this point, though. I need to find my belt for my pants, because I’m constantly pulling them up, which makes me SO happy! I never thought my work pants would be loose! I keep staring at my size 20 shorts from the honeymoon, hoping that sometime this Summer, I might be able to wear them again. That would be way awesome, because I loved those dang shorts!



  1. Good for you! I hope you feel better though- it’s never fun being sick- especially when you’re trying to achieve fitness goals. Feel better soon and Happy Early Birthday!

  2. Keep up the great work. I am so proud of you and what you’ve accomplished so far. You’re doing it! It’s going to take some time, don’t worry about that. As long as you stay on track most days, cut yourself a little slack in the time department. If you don’t reach 10% by your birthday, that’s ok. You’re still closer than you were before. Just keep at it and you’ll get there. Hope you’re feeling better and more energetic soon.

  3. Hang in there.. You’re doing great. Slow and steady wins the race.

  4. Don’t be too hard on yourself. I think you are doing great & you are such an inspiration!! (Also, did I calculate that right? Are you an Ides of March baby? So is my sister!! I knew we got along great for a reason :D)

    • Aww thanks! My birthday is on March 16th. I must have had a brain fart thinking it was March 1st yesterday. Yikes. So, you did the math right, but I totally wrote things out incorrectly. 😛

  5. Yay. You are doing great.

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