Like I mentioned yesterday, I am not pleased with my personal physical results. I have been very open about struggling with night time binge eating during this entire process and it has been both a blessing and a curse. A curse because I’m struggling to maintain my weight and attitude but a blessing because it has pushed me to accept the fact that there is not a one size fits all to beauty or happiness.
I mentioned yesterday that we had all taken something away from this process and for me the biggest thing I have learned is that I can be confident in my body at a higher weight even when I’m not completely happy or comfortable with how my body looks. I was strutting around all day yesterday in a bikini and I never felt the sense of embarrassment I felt even at my lowest weight. I don’t know how my mindset changed but I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my mental health and trying to be more gentle and forgiving with myself. Nobody’s perfect and nobody should have to be. 🙂
Now onto our total losses and winner reveal.
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This is it, folks! It’s the final vacation weight loss challenge update and although I’m not 100% happy with my own personal results, I have truly loved doing this challenge with my sister and our mom. Not to sound sappy or cliche but everyone took a little something away from this challenge and I think we’re all better for it. Regardless of weight or inches lost.
Here are our last updates.
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Oh my gosh, you guys! I’ve been so busy getting everything ready for the beach I totally forgot to update on the challenge! Whoops!
I hate to admit it but I am STILL struggling with middle of the night eating. I’ve actually been cooking and baking a bit more and that seems to help me not eat loads and loads of crap in the middle of the night but I’m still easily eating 80% or more of my calories during “trips to the bathroom” at 11:30 pm. Honestly, I’m not even upset about it anymore. Clearly, something is going on and I’m figuring it out – I’m a work in progress and that’s 100% okay. 🙂
Now for the updates.
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Weight loss and fitness is such a funny thing. You think you’re doing great and – BAM – the scale is up two pounds then you go on a late night doughnut eating binge and – WHOOSH – you have miraculously lost 3 pounds overnight on the Krispy Kreme diet. 😉
My problem right now is my period; I managed to be five days late this go around so I’m still sitting around with my fingers crossed for my water retention to release. I’ve also been eating almost nothing but broccoli salad for three days so I’m sure there’s some other weight sitting around in there too… 😮
I’ve also started to notice some other changes not related to numbers on a scale. My confidence is up, I have more muscle definition and even though my weight has not changed much I am still losing inches and my clothes are fitting better (and I’m able to fit into a smaller size now than I previously would have at this weight). As much as my husband would just LOVE to say “I told you so”, he doesn’t read my blog so he won’t know that I give the credit to finally caving in to him pressuring me into lifting weights. 😉 Not huge weights or a lot of time devoted to it but it IS definitely changing my body for the better.
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It’s time to own up to it.
I’ve gained weight.
I’m not talking a pound or two, I’m talking a chunk (no pun intended!). Now, I’m not 100% comfortable giving a number just yet, but I’m working on being more comfortable with imperfection and you can expect a post on it in the near future.
Regardless of why or how I got here, I AM here and I’m ready to turn it back around.
After weeks of self sabotage I decided I needed a way to be held accountable. So I texted my sister. I text my sister all the time when I need to be accountable for food related issues, but this time it was a different kind of accountable – I asked her to do a weight loss challenge with me. She said yes, of course. 😀
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Workout Leggings in Heather Charcoal / Racerback Workout Top/
High Impact Sports Bra / Tennis Shoes
Few words about the outfit. These leggings are fantastic – no show through and they come in a bunch of colors and patterns! The workout tank I recommend a size up (I’m wearing a medium). The sports bra is the best sports bra I have ever owned; for you ladies who have a super small band size (I’m looking at you 26 and 28) and a large cup size, the small fits perfect. The tennis shoes, well, they’re tennis shoes, they get the job done. 🙂 Moving on.
No, not your fitness and diet routine went on vacation, but actually maintaining your routine while you are on vacation. I know, ew. But totally worth it, I promise!
Recently, my entire immediate family went on vacation together in the Outer Banks. (You can read that post here.) That included my mom and stepdad, my youngest sister and little brother, my oldest younger sister, her husband and their 11 month old son and us. Whew! What a mouthful (and a houseful)! With so many people in and out and up and about in one house, it was definitely a challenge to stick to my guns, but I did and I am so incredibly proud of myself. For the first time ever I actually maintained my weight on vacation. *huge goofy smile*
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