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Week one done. January 30, 2013

Hi, my name is Elysia, and I haven’t been on Facebook for a whole SEVEN DAYS.

I feel like I am a recovering Facebook addict. It’s incredible how weird it is to not post my life in a status. Definitely the oddest feeling ever. Sad, isn’t it?

Anyways…week one is over, and I’d like to report that I’m doing well(ish). The weekend was a huge challenge that I didn’t overcome, but it’s getting much better from here. Today is my third day of consecutive paleo/primal, and I feel great! Well, actually at this very moment I’m starving because I didn’t eat enough for breakfast, and I’m still over an hour away from lunch, but that’s sort of besides the point.

I’m meeting a lot of great people on WordPress who are working towards the same goals I am, and it’s nice to be able to have their support and give them mine as well. I’m a firm believer that weightloss comes much easier with support and encouragement. I also know people tend to work harder on weightloss when they feel obligated to update others on their progress. Nothing is worse than saying “Yup, I sat on my ass yesterday and ate a cake.” True story.

Although cake sounds amazing.

Damn it. I’ll be honest, I’m having horrible sugar/carb cravings right now that I’m working very hard to fight. I haven’t given in, and I don’t plan on it, but it’s hard when my coworkers are having a potluck (WITH CAKE) and I sit right next to the room it’s being held in. I can smell everything. Ugh.

Back to the point…I know it’s going to take more time for these cravings to go away, and I am greatly looking forward to that happening. I’m also working hard to no get on the scale again. After all, I *just* weighed myself yesterday. I used to be one of those people who would get on the scale every morning, then be really discouraged if I would gain a little from day to day. I don’t want to get back in that habit again! It was so depressing.

Anyways, I feel like my mind is in a good place right now, and I’m proud of that.

I hope all of you are doing well! I look forward to reading your blogs/comments tonight!

Keep calm and rock on,




Week Four of Weight Watchers… October 14, 2012

I was quite depressed at my last weight in on the October 6th. I was really sick (terrible flu! GET YOUR FLU SHOTS!!!) and Mother Nature had paid me an uninvited visit. I was bloated and felt gross, and low and behold, I had gained 3lbs. I wanted to cry; I was scared that it was something I was doing wrong. I didn’t want to go to the meeting, but I stayed and celebrated that my friend had lost 5% already. I sat there wanting to disappear.

I’ll be honest, I tried to come up with excuses for not going on Saturday. I’m lucky that I am doing this with my best friend, because not going was simply not an option for her. I very reluctantly got on the scale…

…and I had lost 4.6lbs.

I was confused for a moment…I asked the receptionist “Is that 4.6lbs total, or for the week?”

She smiled, as if she had been asked that hundreds of times, and said “No, hun…that is just this week! You’re 9lbs down total!”

Weight Watchers lady, you completely made my day! Four weeks, and I am down 9lbs! My brother had said that it doesn’t sound like much, but at the same time, I’ve been told my face looks thinner, and I feel like it is actual FAT, and not just water. I will admit, the past two weeks have been dicey, and I haven’t tracked EVERYTHING that I have been eating, and that’s bad. I need to make sure to keep tracking, BUT, I feel like this is working great for me!

Tomorrow is going to be a true test, though…I am baking my mom a cake tomorrow. Spice cake with a spiced frosting, and I am baking it by myself. No one around. No one to see the spoonful of frosting here, or the taste test there. No one but me. But, what I eat in private shows up in public, right?

I am quite excited for my baking tomorrow, though. I don’t believe I have ever mentioned it, but I absolutely love baking. Eventually, I would love to open my own bakery, and make wedding cakes. I haven’t gone to school for it yet, but I plan to in the next year or so. I love decorating and watching people smile when they see what I have made for them. It’s such an indescribable feeling.

So, for this skeptic, WW has been great for me thus far. I’m learning so much about myself, and they are things that I can take with me through my entire life. It’s not a diet, it is a true lifestyle change. I’m changing eating habits, and learning from my body when I am and am not hungry. It’s fantastic, and I am happy that I am 8lbs away from losing 5% already. I’m hoping to achieve that goal in three weeks.

Well, that’s about all I have for tonight. I might hop on here tomorrow and share pictures of my cake creation, assuming it turns out pretty and edible.

Hope you have a wonderful night 🙂

Xoxo Elysia

PS — Seahawks beat the Patriots today!!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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