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80 Pounds Lost!

Yup, another 10 pound marker lost to be celebrated. Been awhile since the last one. *phew* it’s true what they say, those last few pounds do take forever to come off. Guess those extra fruity oaty bars last night didn’t kill my weigh in afterall! Just four more pounds to go. Finding it hard to stay motivated at this point since well…it’s just four pounds. So tempting to just move into maintenance and be done with it. Hmmm. You know what’s annoying about being 5’3.5″? The bmi calculator thing doesn’t know what to do with me. If I put in 5’3″ I’m still a smidge overweight…if I put in 5’4″ I am at goal weight. Grawr.

Granted, I shouldn’t complain this diet hasn’t been very diety now has it? Hehe you see the stuff I eat. I mean, last night for dinner I had spinach and provolone thin crust pizza and snacked during the vampire game on fudgy cup cookies and fruity oaty bars. On sunday, we even went out to McDonalds and Starbucks for dinner and dessert. Oooo poor me. Sheesh, I’m such a food princess. So, onward and downwards I guess!

and the verdict….

After a few weeks of maintenance and smartly eating whatever I wanted, within reason….I lost 3 pounds! Woot! No weight gain over the holidays and a little bonus of a few pounds lost is definitely worth a celebration since it brings me to over 70 lbs lost! Now we dance…

Aaaand today is January 3rd. Happy Birthday Professor Tolkien! It’s a good day all around. Later, I will get today’s hardcore hobbit recipe up. First, I need to go torment my husband who is attempting to sleep in. Ha!


I’m considering going into maintenance mode for a bit. Allowing myself a bit more in the calories and fat department simply for the month of december while all these holiday cookies come out. It would be a great trial run for when I achieve my goal weight. I can’t believe I am just 16 pounds away! So crazy. Sheesh, if I had of known I could do this so easily and eat such nummy things I would have done this years ago. Such a silly hobbit I am. I don’t expect to see much weight loss this month, mostly I’m working on avoiding weight gain.

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year of eating this way. It certainly has paid off. Weight has been lost…granted, I find I get cold easier. I lost my cold protective layer! I knew I must have been keeping it around for something…thankfully I can replace it now with really cute sweaters and such. I have definitely found I am happier and healthier, I am definitely more willing to go out there and actually do stuff rather than slug around the house. Not that slugging around the house is bad, everyone needs to slug once and awhile. It’s good for your inner mollusc…admit it, we all have some mollusc tendencies. Have I talked about slugs enough yet?

Anyways, yes the recipes will continue. Afterall this is maintenance, not a hog wild omnomnom fest. I would really hate to undo all this hard work. Basically I am giving myself a little more but still watching. Let’s see how that works out shall we? Then I will hop back onto the weight loss train refreshed in the new year. I figure a year of working this hard deserves a small break. I really hope I can maintain without gain.

60 Pounds Lost!

Wahooo! It’s official 60 pounds lost as of today! All while still keeping to my hobbit nature. At my goal I should make a hardcore hobbit feast of some kind to celebrate. Hmmm, need to think about what foods to do special for that. Any ideas?

The Challenge Ends, and new beginnings…

So my first challenge is over. In January I signed up to do this challenge which then inspired me to do this blog. It said it wanted me to lose 58 pounds by today. I lost 46…only 12 pounds off…I’d say thats pretty good! I may not have won that cross canada challenge but I really do think I’ve won overall. I have lost more weight than I thought I could and it is definitely fueling me on to lose more and reach an ideal weight. So, with this challenge ending I’m going to set myself up with a new challenge. Yes, that ofcourse means this blog will continue on. The tasty, healthy, geeky, gourmet food will keep coming. I still have so many ideas, how could I possibly stop now?

This first challenge was pretty easy I think. The hard times are soon to come. To reach a nice ideal weight I think losing another 38 pounds would be great. They always say it’s those last few pounds that are always the hardest to lose. We will have to wait and see. Granted, I did sort of have that mid weightloss slump there. There was a moment when I stopped and went…haven’t I lost enough? Can’t I just sit here for a bit and chillax. No! I can’t lose momentum now. I will get there…afterall, I’m already over halfway there! So after pondering it for a bit I figured giving myself a time frame was helpful. It gave me not only a weigh goal to reach but an estimated time line to reach for as well. So after some careful math (I counted, yay me) and Einstein like logic (didn’t you hear me? I counted. Yay ME!), I have decided that November 29th is my hopeful date for goal weight achievement. This gives me a goal and time to spare for some boxing day shopping the next month, Perfect for rewarding myself with a brand new wardrobe I should be able to afford. Last year when we went shopping I had expressed to my husband a wish that “next year, my boxing day clothes shopping will be for much cuter and smaller clothes.” I think, I’m going to get my wish…eventhough I did say it out loud and totally broke all those good wishing rules. Bad me.

So there it is. Three cheers really. A hurray for completing the challenge, a hurray for learning that yes I can do it, and finally a hurray for now having the momentum to finish the job. Hey why not add a fourth hurray for losing all that weight while eating like a hobbit, risotto, deep dish pizza, ice cream cake, strawberry tarts, curry, scones…oh wait, I haven’t posted those yet…hehehe. More fun foods to come and ofcourse more hardcore hobbit to be eaten as well. A big thank you to the folks who have been supporting me so far, your comments and encouragement mean an absolute ton to me (I mean it, there is squeeing…I have mentioned I am a huge geek right?). I hope you keep on visiting me here as I head for the final half! I always keep the fire burning and healthy snacks here just in case.

One Hungry Hobbit



Officially 40 pounds lost!

I may not be losing as fast as the challenge wants me to but atleast I am losing it and with the tasty foods and tasty gaming foods I want to eat. Eventhough I won’t “win” at the challenge, I definitely see it as a win. My mom informed me on the phone yesterday that during her visit in august she is going to buy me some new clothes to celebrate. Woot! Granted, when she gets here I won’t be at my ultimate goal yet. Still, definitely worth celebrating. I hope she notices a difference in me after all this work. I hope she isn’t expecting to come here and find me model thin like my sister. I don’t intend to ever get to that weight. I’m too solidly eastern european built for that silliness. My sisters were blessed with a more celtic build from their daddy. Freaking elves, they are taller than I as well. As most tend to be *sigh* ANYWAYS. Hurray for 40 pounds lost. Looking forward to 50.

And now for something completely different…

So I have decided I’m going to pat myself on the back for each ten pounds I lose. Today’s weigh in tells me I have now lost 31 pounds!

So hurrah for hitting that 30 pounds lost benchmark to me!

hehe Hobbit joviality. It was rather nice being able to say that today. I look forward to future lost weight but right now woot for 31 pounds gone!!

Although, now I’ve hit some nastiness. This week I finally got back on track with my workout program…and then I stubbed my toe really badly. Took a few days for that pain to go away! Finally get rid of that pain and somehow I’ve hurt my knee! It might have been all the yarn I spun this weekend. *sigh* Hopefully this goes away so I can get back into it while the getting is good.

For now though I will concentrate on that hurrah while I work on being a hobbling hobbit for awhile.

25 pounds lost!

So as of my weigh in today I have lost 25 pounds. Well…that to me is just plain noteworthy! That’s like one of those big bags of potatoes…gone! Those things are heavy.

Other than that corset clue I mentioned before I am seeing other signs of weight loss. One of which was very amusing to my husband. About an hour before bedtime last night I had slipped into my favourite scrubs pj’s. Well, I usually neglect to tie them up because they have always been a bit tight in the past. Should have tied them up last night. We were flipping channels while I was walking past and we hit much music which had groove worthy music…I grooved my pants off. Literally.

I’m just really glad the curtains were closed. No need for the neighbourhood to see THAT much weight loss celebrating. Considering we live in a military neighbourhood…I’m sure military police would have been called. Possibly for over indulgence in new found sexiness? Mmmmmaybe. Heh, definitely a clue though.

So hurray for 25 pounds lost! A definite milestone, all done with tasty healthy foods and exercise. Eventhough I’ll admit the past couple of weeks I have not been exercising much. *sigh* Been too busy. Must get back on that exercise wagon!!

In other news I really must update my hobbit photos and banner. It is spring now and my hobbit is wearing much lighter colours this time of year. Mmmm Lotro goodness.

The Halfway Point

Ack my little tracker isn’t working. I’ll give it a day or so to get it’s act together before I start looking for a new one. We ended up having our turkey yesterday so I forgot to do my monday weigh in. Even with a decadent (well I counted and weighed everything on my plate but you know what I mean) meal the day before I lost another 2 or 2.5 lbs…depending on which scale you want to believe. I always go with the more realistic number, 2lbs it is bringing our halfway point number to 23 lbs lost so far.

Hmmm, a hearty weight loss to be sure but not enough to be on track for the challenge. Unless I start dropping 3 lbs a week somewhere along the line but that is unhealthy. Losing 2lbs a week is rushing it along already. Still keeping at it though. Even being behind I’m still winning, I have lost 23lbs wahooo!
It has been a tasty adventure so far…ofcourse with exercise. I’ve been lazy this week though. I only worked out for a total of 1.5 hours. The lowest this whole challenge. Can I blame the holiday? Cool…totally the holiday’s fault. Bad, naughty holiday. Back to work on that today. I have been eyeing the doggy sport classes and starting to wonder if I’m ready to keep up with my pup yet. Hmmm. All this weight loss is definitely starting to have an effect. It’s like I’ve perked up and now I’m starting to look for fun things to do again. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen this weight, and I can’t wait to see my other long lost numbers in the future.

I think my food experiment has definitely paid off. I have certainly learned a lot about cutting down calorie and fat consumption as well as upping that fiber, fruit, and veggie consumption. Tools that will help me keep it off when I finally get there. Most of all I have effectively learned how to take some of my favourite recipes and turn them into still tasty, nutritionally happy meals.

So I’d better get my hobbit butt in gear. Time to plan dinner after that crazy weekend and celebrate that halfway point. I think I’ll buy myself something special to reward a job well done so far.

Edit: Yay!!! Got that tracker working again. It just needed a kick in the butt and a repaste. Hah!

First Checkpoint

So yesterday was a weigh in but also a personal checkpoint for me. I have been at this challenge for a month and can say so far I have had sucess. I have lost 10 pounds. I have continued to eat like a foodie without over indulging on my calorie limit. I know it isn’t an astronomical amount but it definitely is a healthy amount. I have gained stamina from working on the treadmill and with the circuit my husband devised. I’m pleased and according to the challenge I am right on track. I hope I can stay that way. The first bit is always easy though, that’s when the small changes make such a difference. It’s later when that plateau hits that I will have to start getting really creative.

I look forward to being able to take part in agility runs with my dog Kaylee and even Godric if he is good. I look forward to being able to hike with my husband…and yes the puppers if they are really really good. hehe. This is one hobbit who may actually start wandering around the shire a little more.

Maybe I should put up one of those fun little counters one day…its always nice to see a challenge quantified….oh yeah…you saw me…I used a big word. Tasty, wasn’t it?