Baby Got Back.

Who in the world doesn’t DREAD having a backside photo taken of themselves? Anyone? Yeah didn’t think so. I would rather chew off my hand then have a picture of my ass taken. Seriously, this is NOT cute:

August 2009

But then something crazy happened, and this photo was taken of me and Kelli walking down town Bellingham. I’m not appalled, not at all. Hmm…is it possible that my back side is no longer revolting? I’m sure another 25 pounds taken off those thighs wouldn’t hurt, but things aren’t looking too shabby.

Me and Kelli March 2010

In other non ass related news, I took a 15 hour sleep last night and lost 4 pounds. This pretty much takes care of any weight I had gained over the lat week or two. I’m please. Oh and in exciting news, a Mr. Gaunt post will be coming soon! Pictures and a Q&A!

White Tee’s

My good friend Kelli has been losing weight over the last year and half, and looks stinking AMAZING! We had a picture taken of the two of us about 2 years ago at the Denver Zoo both wearing white T-Shirts. We decided that we wanted to take an updated version while I was in Washington this past weekend. Enjoy!

Kelli and Me: October 2007

Kelli and Me: March 2010

Oh and just because I love a shock value, this is Kelli and I nine months ago. The last time I was in Washington for a friends wedding 50lbs ago:

Kelli and Me: August 2009

A Picture is Worth 75lbs.

Well it took me a month and a half longer than planned, but I have reached my goal of hitting 75lbs lost (on my scale, not WW scale) and I could not be more pleased. There were days that I never thought this would happen. Now for the BIG BIG BIG news, I have debated sharing this for so long, but now being here the pride I have in my own determination and strength overpowers any shame or embarrassment I might have once had. Today my lovely blog readers I share with you this….

sorry so dark, it was early in the morning yesterday

Well yup, you can do the math, but that my friend means I have lost SEVENTY FIVE POUNDS! I am the shit, no other words can be used. Today I will not apologize for I what I once weighed, today I will bask in the joy that I am in ONE-DERLAND!

Also just for shits and giggles I took a follow-up shot of me in underwear today to compare against the one I took the first day I started Weight Watchers. I will NOT be sharing these photos with you, at least not yet. I think I may when I hit my goal weight of 160 (ONLY 40 more pounds to go!) but we will see. The comparison in the two photos is literally MIND BLOWING! For real, words can not explain how much better I look, or how bad I use to look, but again we are living in the NOW.

However I also took an “Outfit” Before and after shot! The first one is from August 18th at 39.2lbs lost (or 234.8).The second shot is today at 75lbs lost, or 199! Both pics in the EXACT same outfit, enjoy!

August 2009 - 234.8lbs

February 2010 - 199lbs

AUGUST

FEBRUARY

AUGUST

FEBRUARY

The Stock Show: A Comparison in Years

Mr. Gaunt and our friends went to the Stock Show last night! We had planned to go last week but we got sick. In case you dont know, the Stock Show is BIG out here, all very country but lots of fun. I went for the first time last year and loved it so I insisted we make it a tradition. I can’t wait to have babies and buy adorable little lime green cowboy boots for them! Ahhh sooo cute!

Anyway I remembered that we had taken lots of pictures last year, and since it was shortly before we started WW I figured they would make GREAT comparison shots! See how far we have come in a year:

First up this photo is really funny because I don’t remember him doing this last year. This is Mr. Gaunt showing how he thinks cow is yummy. Trust me I really tried to make him stop.

THIS YEAR!

LAST YEAR

Here is me, next to a lovely blond cow (cuz Im a blond yeah yeah yeah) not the exact same shot but close enough!

THIS YEAR

LAST YEAR

And a little shot of the two of us. Both looking waaaay better as far as Im concerned!

THIS YEAR

LAST YEAR

So thats fun isnt it! Ok now on to a whole ton of Stock Show pictures!

Bedazzled Belts Galore!

Our friend bought this and I refused even a bite! Go me!

Nice Hair!

Mr. Gaunt making a rope!

Yes he wore his cowboy shirt.

Broncos Rope!

Cute cows all fluffy with their winter coats.

Nice Horns. They drooled a lot.

All the food there was either beef or pork! I did splurge and have some fries, which Mr. Gaunt so lovingly caught on film.

yum...I love fries.

Im even kind of sporting Horse Girl Hair!

While searching for last years Stock Show photos I had to scroll through a ton of pics from last year…gross. Lots of awful before pics that I will share with you another day! Tonight we are going out for sushi, yay friday!

WEIGH IN: we are so close!

Well being sick has really helped me this week, although I was still on track to lose at least a pound. Sleeping most of the day yesterday helped bring me to todays weight loss of….

-2.4 lbs!

Nice! That puts me at SIXTY NINE pounds total! So close to seventy I can taste it! It also means on my scale I am only about 3lbs aways from reaching 75lbs lost. That is sweet.

Today I went to the 12:00 meeting so I didn’t feel compelled to fast until 5:30 (god that sounds awful) so the leader was different. I mentioned  a few weeks ago that they gave us new weight tracker books, so today when New Leader goes to put my weight sticker in my book this happens:

Leader “oh week four, let’s get you your Week Four booklet”

Me: “Oh no this is not my week four

Leader: “Oh what week are you on?”

Me: “Umm Week Thirty-Something”

Leader: (glances at my weight sticker) “oh my…wow!”

Me: (smiles awkwardly) “Ha, yeah, not week four”

Leader: “Oh my you must feel like a totally new person! Thats so great that you have stayed motivated this long!”

SIDE NOTE: Based on the fact that new WW leaders always seemed shocked by my loss, I’m assuming my *results aren’t typical.

Me: (get this whole “you must feel like a whole new person” thing a lot, and no I don’t really feel like a whole new person) “oh yeah, its great, I’ve been doing this since May 4th, I’m really hoping to lose 100lbs by my 1 year mark”

Leader: (scans me up and down) “Really? you think you need to lose another thirty pounds???”

Me: (actually bitch I need to lose another 45lbs, but thirty would make me happy!) “oh yeah I do”

Leader: “Well congrats!”

I walk away and find my seat. I feel like she is winking at me through the whole meeting. Weird-o.

Anyways the meeting was mildly boring, talking about how we need to get out there and move. Some scary statistic about how people who actually maintain their weight loss work out an average of ninety minutes a day (please note this could mean walking through a  parking lot, not working out in a gym). One day maybe I’ll get my working out together. Today I am sick, today is not that day.

Oh and so I leave you with my 69 (70)lb loss pic, along with an old shot for dramatic effect. Enjoy!

69lbs lost!

like 10lbs lost.

Update on Mr. Gaunt

Well first off I just wanted to show you the weather for this week:

SNOW! Right now it says 32 feels like 27...brrrr!

SNOW! Right now it says 32 feels like 27...brrrr!

Ok moving on, in the last month I have had at least three requests for an update on Mr. Gaunts weight loss, so here it is! To remind you a little bit about Mr. Guant, he is 28 (29 November 28th) and is a very handsome 6’4″. In May when we started our weight loss plan Mr. Gaunt weighed in somewhere around 312 (yow-za!) with a goal weight of 250 (according to WW for his height he should weigh between 164-205) I think now he would probably like to be more around 225, 164 seems insane and way too skinny! We like a little meat on our men.

So today Mr. Gaunt is floating at 258-260!  Thats a 54 lb loss! Yay for him! His eating has done a huge 180! He rarely drinks pop anymore, he tends to do the little crystal light powders or water or Vitamin Water 10. When he goes out to eat with coworkers at lunch he does Subway or Chic-Fil-a (which has very low point whole wheat chicken sandwiches) and no Mcdoanlds, or Bk Lounge! Im so so so proud of him. At home he cooks and eats tons of veggies! He is constantly asking about nutritional information and seems to take that into consideration with everything he puts in his mouth!

Our next big plan is for him to break solidly past the 260’s and rest at 245-250. Im going to reward him (yes he is a bit like a child and loves a “treat”) probably with a video game or maybe some new shoes (he wears a size 14 so we often have to order online). As for clothing he is struggling just like I am in finding things that fit. When we started this he was wearing a 46″ waist and now he is down to a 40″-42″ we would love for him to be at a 38″ just because it gives him more options when shopping.

Ok now on to some pictures!:

First the BEFORE shot March 26th 2009 (two months before we started WW):

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AFTER October 7th 2009:

The pants he is wearing in his before shot!

The pants he is wearing in his before shot!

Way too big!

Way too big!

how cute is he!

how cute is he!

Side view

Side view

*giggle*

*giggle*

How awesome are those calves! JEEZE!

How awesome are those calves! JEEZE!

So I am just over the moon with how well he has done, he is more handsome today than the day I met him! Love love Love him! Oh and I will keep you updated as he creeps towards 245! Oh and feel free to leave comments for him, I will read them to him.