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!

Shorts are the Devil!

I think the last time I wore shorts was in 2001 at my family’s beach cabin. I remember getting the pictures back from that trip and thinking “oh my god I will NEVER wear shorts again!” This is true, because I have not worn shorts since then, almost 10 years ago! There are many things about my body shape that Im pleased with: medium size boobs, a smaller waist, hips, a little bit of an ass. And then there are things I dont like: LEGS LEGS LEGS! Yes I hate my legs! They are chubby and dimpled and pale! eeew! Im pretty sure no amount of weight loss will ever make them pretty. In the summer I sport mostly capris, or jeans rolled up or skirts. No shorts!

To be honest, I dont even hate the look of shorts. Some people look adorable in shorts! I’m even a fan of the really short shorts and high heal look! But for me…nope!

Last night I was at the mall finishing up some christmas shopping and stopped in at the GAP where they had some old summer clearance they were selling for 97 cents! One item included girls boxer shorts. I bought them without trying them on. They are kinda cute and pink and nice to sleep in. I took pictures of myself this morning (because I dont trust mirrors) and I have to say, although my legs are still ugly as sin, things are looking a little better. I though I would do a little comparison shot for you. The first pic (for dramatic effect) is from June about 12 pounds lost. The second is from this morning at 60+ pounds lost (no makeup and crazy hair!) Enjoy!

Im really hoping by summer that I will be thin enough (and tan enough) to maybe rock a pair of shorts. We will see!

The difference 33 pounds makes!

While searching through some old pics the other day I ran across these full body shots I took the day I left for Washington in July. I remember taking these pics and feeling really good about myself. Today I look and these and think…meh…not so nice. I had lost 27 pounds at this time, 7 pounds more than my 20lb goal by the time I left for WA. It was my first goal and I was sooo proud of myself. Today at 60lbs lost I am over the moon! I know that 75 and 100 pounds will feel just as amazing!

So here yah go, the difference of 33lbs:

 

July 20th 2009 - 27lbs lost.

November 22nd 2009 - 60lbs 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.

Its Not Official But…

…this morning when I stepped on the scale (naked of course) it read FIFTY TWO POUNDS LOST! Holy shit. Now of course you know me, I cant say this is official until my WW meeting says it is which usually means I have to be about 2lbs less than my scale to accomodate clothing and their scale, but again…holy shit. I just lost 52lbs in less than 5 months! I am over a month early for my Halloween goal! I am awesome! (=

I told you about how I got my desktop computer fixed (I usually blog on my lap top) which actually is where all my original BEFORE pictures are. Pictures I took in my underwear the week I started WW front and side. I hadnt looked at them since I took them almost 5 months ago and I had been thinking about them a lot lately, especially because I couldnt look at them do to broken computer. anyways I pulled up the iphoto yesterday and began scrolling through all my photos looking for the dreaded BEFORE shots, and then I found them (turns head to side and heaves into a bucket) oh god. First off I sure as hell do not look awesome naked, but DAMN do I look better than that! They are AWFUL! They are so bad I literally starred speechless in disgust. That is not me! That woman is a beast! That is definitely NOT me! But alas it was me, and if I wasnt in my underwear I would post them, instead Im going to show you a different set of photos taken about a month into WW (Im guessing about 30-35 lbs ago) Enjoy!

awful awkward face too. UGG

awful awkward face too. UGG

And new pics taken this morning. Mr. Gaunt took them and he held the camera a little high because I requested “a reduced double chin shot” ha! But you can see how things have changed! Yay!

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