Sarah Getting Healthy


22. Philadelphia.

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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’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!

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’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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Whenever I see people complain about tumblr eating their posts, I always think “yeah yeah you probably just deleted it or something.”

But tumblr just ate one of my posts and UGHHH IM ANGRY.

I’ve been all about this song lately! It puts me in such a good mood I can’t help but to listen to it on repeat all day.

I’ve been all about this song lately! It puts me in such a good mood I can’t help but to listen to it on repeat all day.

Another thing I want to post about…

I love being back on Tumblrrrrrrrr! 

Anyway— my living situation.  It is very up in the air right now and it is stressing me out so much.  

The lease on my old apartment ended on July 25th (awkward date, right??) The plan was to move in with my boyfriend (who currently lives with his parents) on July 1st (because try finding a lease that starts on the 25th) after living with roommates for the past few years.  We had talked about this a couple months before I planned to move out. About a month before we were going to move in together, he told me that he wasn’t ready financially.  He was about to graduate and was still looking for a full time job (he currently has a part-time job), and he didn’t want to move until he found one, so he suggested I find a place to sublet for a few months to give him more time to job search.  Which I did. 

Fast forward to now. I’m starting the second and last month of my sublet and at the end of August, I am going to have to move again.  Only, Nate still isn’t ready to move.  I assumed we were living together so everyone I know who needed a roommate doesn’t anymore. I really don’t want to live with strangers from Craigslist but it seems that will be my only option because I can’t afford to live alone.  I’m probably going to have to pay more for rent now too because I won’t be sharing a bedroom.  And my boyfriend is still going to be living an hour away at his parents house for the next year.  I don’t want to go another year only seeing him once a week, if that. I tried to convince him that we could make it work but he wasn’t having it.  

So now, here I am. Come next month I have nowhere to live and no one to live with, and I’m scared.

Ok so here is where I’m at with weight right now. I started tracking my weight on July 7th. The goal was to lose enough weight to get to 155 by September 26th. 

My cousin is getting married on 9/26  and we are flying out to California for the wedding. This means seeing family I haven’t seen in a while and I want to look gooooood! My starting weight was 178, and I only have 14 more to go in ~2 months. 

I don’t really have a plan to lose the rest, but I’m gonna try hard to make it work!

Ok so here is where I’m at with weight right now. I started tracking my weight on July 7th. The goal was to lose enough weight to get to 155 by September 26th.

My cousin is getting married on 9/26 and we are flying out to California for the wedding. This means seeing family I haven’t seen in a while and I want to look gooooood! My starting weight was 178, and I only have 14 more to go in ~2 months.

I don’t really have a plan to lose the rest, but I’m gonna try hard to make it work!