Sarah Getting Healthy


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TGIF! 

I’m finally finishing up unpacking from my move. Because I haven’t been home much since I moved in, I still had some random/non-essential things that were in boxes, but not anymore! 

I have the day off so I’ve been trying to work on cleaning and organizing at home. It’s kind of overwhelming because there is so much to do but I’m getting great satisfaction from crossing things off my list.

The only downside is that I kind of hurt my back yesterday so I’ve been doing this all semi-hunched over. I have no idea what I did to it but hopefully it won’t last long!

TGIF!

I’m finally finishing up unpacking from my move. Because I haven’t been home much since I moved in, I still had some random/non-essential things that were in boxes, but not anymore!

I have the day off so I’ve been trying to work on cleaning and organizing at home. It’s kind of overwhelming because there is so much to do but I’m getting great satisfaction from crossing things off my list.

The only downside is that I kind of hurt my back yesterday so I’ve been doing this all semi-hunched over. I have no idea what I did to it but hopefully it won’t last long!

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I was so blown away when I saw my weight was in the 130’s this morning. It’s actually insane to me and I kind of don’t believe it.

As you can see from the second picture, I’m not quite *fit* yet. I’m looking forward to exercise for the sake of getting in shape. In the past, most of my exercising has been done as a form of weight loss, which was the *ultimate* goal. Now that I’ve pretty much achieved that goal, I think working out is going to be completely different for me.

Third picture is my to-do list for the day, which I didn’t really need to post but sometimes I get my daily doodling fix in on my list and I thought this one was cute :)

After work tonight I’m planning on making up some sort of fitness plan. I definitely want to start doing yoga regularly, and I also might look into some at home work outs for when I don’t feel like heading to the gym.

Happy Thursday!

Current Status

Height: 5&#8217;6&#8221;
Weight: 140lbs 
Fitness Level: Uhmm I walk a lot? 

I don&#8217;t remember how much my last recorded weight on here was (and am too lazy to go into the archives to check), but I&#8217;m currently at my lowest weight of my adult life. Literally I passed this weight as I was growing up and just continued to grow and was never back until now.  

The crazy thing is, I lost weight when I stopped trying to lose weight.  I didn&#8217;t follow a diet or have an exercise routine or a meal plan or anything like that. I&#8217;m not sure why exactly I&#8217;m now losing weight and being successful, but I hope that reflecting more on the past will help be find out what finally pushed me over the edge. 

My mission now is getting in shape. Sure, I&#8217;ve lost most of the weight I want to lose (I don&#8217;t really have a goal weight in mind right now), but aside from walking, which to be fair I do a decent amount of, I am not active at all.  I want to start running or lifting or doing yoga. My past weight loss endeavors have always been mostly based in exercise (and not food, which is why I never really lost weight), and I truly enjoyed living such an active lifestyle. I&#8217;m excited to work out again and exceed my old limits, I&#8217;m excited to keep track of it all here!

Current Status

Height: 5’6”
Weight: 140lbs
Fitness Level: Uhmm I walk a lot?

I don’t remember how much my last recorded weight on here was (and am too lazy to go into the archives to check), but I’m currently at my lowest weight of my adult life. Literally I passed this weight as I was growing up and just continued to grow and was never back until now.

The crazy thing is, I lost weight when I stopped trying to lose weight. I didn’t follow a diet or have an exercise routine or a meal plan or anything like that. I’m not sure why exactly I’m now losing weight and being successful, but I hope that reflecting more on the past will help be find out what finally pushed me over the edge.

My mission now is getting in shape. Sure, I’ve lost most of the weight I want to lose (I don’t really have a goal weight in mind right now), but aside from walking, which to be fair I do a decent amount of, I am not active at all. I want to start running or lifting or doing yoga. My past weight loss endeavors have always been mostly based in exercise (and not food, which is why I never really lost weight), and I truly enjoyed living such an active lifestyle. I’m excited to work out again and exceed my old limits, I’m excited to keep track of it all here!

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Organizing makes me so happy!

I just moved into a new apartment on August 1st and between house sitting for a week while Nate’s parents were out of town and then camping for a week at Philly Folk Fest, I’ve barely had a chance to sleep here let alone get totally unpacked and settled.

I have the next two days off so I’m looking forward to really getting things into their new homes! Nothing beats waking up in a clean and organized room!

I’m gonna pass on the sweater

It just wasn’t doin’ it for me. I feel like the short length and 3/4 length sleeves made it look shrunken. 

What do you guys think of this sweater?? My mom bought it for herself without trying on, but it turns out she doesn’t really like it on. She offered it to me before she returned it and I can’t quit make up my mind. I love the idea of it but feel it’s kind of unflattering. Should I take it? What would I wear it with??

I’m back from the wedding I was trying to lose weight for.

I didn’t weigh myself before I went. Part of me didn’t want to know because what if I didn’t reach my goal, but part of me (most of me) just didn’t really care. 

Anyway, I’m back from the gluttonous 5 days in California, which included airport food (Chickie & Pete’s cheesesteak nachos mmmm), Subway, In & Out (my first time!), a full Italian rehearsal dinner (at a Bocce place [which was actually really fun!]), wedding cake, mucho wine, Burger King for breakfast TWICE (whooops it was close to the hotel haha), and much more.  

The trip itself was so fun too. I got to see a lot of family I haven’t seen in a while, which is always nice. I got to see I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to go.  

Anyway, when I got back from the trip last night (after a full day of travelling), I decided to weigh myself because I was curious.  158!!! 

Only 3lbs from my goal of 155, which I totally could have actually made, considering how my eating was for the past 5 days. I like, can’t even believe I’m in the 150’s.  It’s been so long, and honestly I haven’t even been doing much. I haven’t been exercising at ALL (which I actually really want to start doing), just not eating as much. 

Anywaaaaay. 

Getting there! 

I have just about three week to lose 6.5lbs and I think I might actually be able to do it! To be honest, if I don&#8217;t reach 155 by the 19th, I won&#8217;t be all that disappointed. I&#8217;ve come so far already and I&#8217;m pretty proud of myself, but I&#8217;m just a sucker for numbers so expect to see more of these coming up!

Getting there!

I have just about three week to lose 6.5lbs and I think I might actually be able to do it! To be honest, if I don’t reach 155 by the 19th, I won’t be all that disappointed. I’ve come so far already and I’m pretty proud of myself, but I’m just a sucker for numbers so expect to see more of these coming up!

WIW- Halfway there!!
I’m officially halfway to my wedding (not mine) goal weight. That means I have 24 days to lose the last 11.5lbs, which will be tough, but I think totally doable!
If I reach this goal, it will be the first time I actually set a goal weight and reach it. I think it’s because it was a realistic goal. It’s not my final goal weight, but I think when it comes to losing weight, smaller steps are better. Once I hit 155, I’ll be on my way to seeing the 140’s!! That seems so crazy to me, because I’ve strived to be in the 140’s for such a long time.
So far, I’ve lost the past 11.5lbs through eating changes alone. Eating less, trying to eat healthier things, not eating out of boredom, not eating everything that has been offered to me, etc. Im going to get back into working out soon because I truly do miss it! I always felt so accomplished after completing a tough workout or a long run.
For now I’m gonna keep on doing what I’m doing and just slowly get back into working out. It’s silly, but I’m kind of feeling anxiety about going back to the gym. I know it’s crazy because I’ve had this conversation from the other side with people who were afraid of the gym and I had no problem convincing them it would be okay. I might start with some at home stuff the ease my way back into public.
Whatever I do, I’m gonna try to keep this thing updated! I’m really trying to make tumblr a habit again, because one fun is it looking at what old-you had to say???

Edit: The app I use to track my weight is called Weightbot (from the same people who made Tweetbot!) and I just used PicFrame to make it pretty :)

WIW- Halfway there!!

I’m officially halfway to my wedding (not mine) goal weight. That means I have 24 days to lose the last 11.5lbs, which will be tough, but I think totally doable!

If I reach this goal, it will be the first time I actually set a goal weight and reach it. I think it’s because it was a realistic goal. It’s not my final goal weight, but I think when it comes to losing weight, smaller steps are better. Once I hit 155, I’ll be on my way to seeing the 140’s!! That seems so crazy to me, because I’ve strived to be in the 140’s for such a long time.

So far, I’ve lost the past 11.5lbs through eating changes alone. Eating less, trying to eat healthier things, not eating out of boredom, not eating everything that has been offered to me, etc. Im going to get back into working out soon because I truly do miss it! I always felt so accomplished after completing a tough workout or a long run.

For now I’m gonna keep on doing what I’m doing and just slowly get back into working out. It’s silly, but I’m kind of feeling anxiety about going back to the gym. I know it’s crazy because I’ve had this conversation from the other side with people who were afraid of the gym and I had no problem convincing them it would be okay. I might start with some at home stuff the ease my way back into public.

Whatever I do, I’m gonna try to keep this thing updated! I’m really trying to make tumblr a habit again, because one fun is it looking at what old-you had to say???

Edit: The app I use to track my weight is called Weightbot (from the same people who made Tweetbot!) and I just used PicFrame to make it pretty :)

I’m trying to enjoy the rest of the summer before classes start up again, and one of the things I’m working on is this rug made out of scrap yarn and old T-shirts. It’s coming out ok so far… It’s going to be a bunch of different colors once I move onto different colored yarn and T-shirts. I’m not sure how big it will be yet; I guess it just depends on how many of my shirts I’m willing to cut up.
Edit: This is the tutorial I based it on.  It&#8217;s in Russian but the pictures are pretty self explanatory if you already have a working knowledge of crocheting! 

I’m trying to enjoy the rest of the summer before classes start up again, and one of the things I’m working on is this rug made out of scrap yarn and old T-shirts. It’s coming out ok so far… It’s going to be a bunch of different colors once I move onto different colored yarn and T-shirts. I’m not sure how big it will be yet; I guess it just depends on how many of my shirts I’m willing to cut up.

Edit: This is the tutorial I based it on.  It’s in Russian but the pictures are pretty self explanatory if you already have a working knowledge of crocheting! 

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