Weight Loss Update

29 Mar

It’s been a few weeks since I posted on my weight loss. For any new readers, I started at 160 pounds and my goal is to get to 130. I’ve been going to the gym, and seeing a nutritionist since December.

The process has been slow but steady, with me losing about 1.0 – 1.5 pounds a week. Right now, I’m proud to say I’m down to 140 pounds. 20 pounds down, just 10 pounds left to go.

Here’s a list of weight loss victories from the past month or so:

  • My favorite jeans (size 12) are now officially too big for me to wear. I need to get a picture of how saggy they are!
  • My 2 favorite denim skirts no longer fit. This is exciting but also sad, because I wore them every weekend!
  • My wedding ring needs to be resized.
  • I can now fit into a cute sequined tank top I got for Christmas. In December, it wouldn’t even go over my shoulders.
  • When we went to Holbox last weekend, the other guests at our hotel were mostly thin Europeans. Normally I would have felt huge by comparison in my bathing suit, but I was pleased to notice that I felt like I fit in with all the thin girls.
  • This morning I noticed for the first time that I have lower back dimples. Who knew?
  • My favorite dress is a colorful halter-top dress, but it always made me feel “mannish” because of my chubby arms and wide frame. I wore it to a wedding recently and felt great!
  • This week, I was able to fully resist the nacho chips at my favorite restaurant for the 1st time.

Obviously these are all small victories, but they’re what keep me going!

A "before" picture at 160 pounds, wearing my favorite denim skirt that no longer fits! (Notice the hands-on-hips stance, a trick I often used to make my arms look skinnier in photos.)

Me now at 140 pounds. I used to feel like this skirt made my hips look huge. Now I think I look pretty good in it!

Unfortunately for the next few months, I’ll be walking around in clothes that don’t fit me very well. There are no pants or denim skirts I can wear, so I’m stuck with a few remaining skirts and summer dresses until I get to my goal weight and can finally go shopping!!

**Note: 160 pounds is NOT fat. Many women look amazing and are incredibly healthy at 160 pounds and up. (I know several.) It all depends on your height and body type. I just don’t happen to be one of those women who looks trim and gorgeous at 160 pounds. 130 pounds is my goal weight according to my nutritionist (based on percent body fat and my body type), but it may not be the most attractive or the most healthy weight for other girls.

17 Responses to “Weight Loss Update”

  1. Raymundo March 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Felicidades, Te ves muy bien.

  2. Nikki March 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    You look great! Self control is the hardest. I have been on a free for all lately and can tell my pants are fitting tighter. Need to start doing something again…anything…no seriously.

  3. aalstrup88 March 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    You look wonderful, but more than anything – I’ve noticed in a lot of photos you’ve been posting – you look happier! I think it’s great!

    Keep up the GREAT work!

  4. Nerdy And I Know It March 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    You are looking awesome! Also, I love the green skirt outfit…You have really been inspiring me lately, and I’m beginning on my nutritionist-written meal plan. It’s been only about a week, so the weight lost is small, but I already feel more energetic and just better in general. Thanks for the note at the end of your post. You can’t judge your body by others’ bodies at all! Even though we’re sisters, our bodies are pretty different, and my goal weight is higher than yours. But we are both gorgeous no matter what!

  5. Meredith March 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Congratulations! You look great…you can see it in your face, too.
    I also want to add that I like how you wrote the PS at the bottom of your blog post. As a woman who is 5’9″ and large breasted (I hope this doesn’t sound like an excuse), I couldn’t be 140 lbs and wear a size 12. I’d look anorexic. I think it’s important that you mention how each woman is different. My ideal weight for my height is maybe 160…but definitely not less (it may be 170).
    Good job and keep up the work. Maybe I’ll do the same after my baby is born. I started to lose weight once I moved to Brazil but then I got pregnant. I have only gained baby weight, but it’s still weight so I can’t begin to work on weight loss ’til after he’s here.

  6. Marcus March 29, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    DROOOLING 🙂

  7. The Drama Mama March 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    You are gorgeous, before and after, but I’m so glad that you are feeling as gorgeous as you look. Meeting a weight loss goal and seeing the results is such a great feeling. Good luck with those last 10 lbs.

  8. crimeangurl March 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    Congratulations on losing 20 lbs. You look amazing! I have myself been sporting the “hands-on-hips stance” on every picture for many years now (knowing how to use the liquify tool in Photoshop comes in handy too). Can’t wait to put these tricks to rest, and your results are definitely an inspiration 🙂
    Mia

  9. Kristin Carleen Busse Sarduy March 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I am totally impressed! You go girl!!!! You look amazing!

    Maybe I will actually get to see you in person someday. LOL

    Love the note you added at the end.

  10. KfromMichigan March 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    You look great and love the note at the end.

  11. Kathryn March 30, 2012 at 12:53 am #

    You look GORGEOUS! What a huge difference! You know you’ve lost a lot of weight when even your fingers are skinnier 🙂 I love your outfit in the 2nd pic, by the way

  12. Lauren March 30, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    Looking good girl! I love your outfit in the 2nd picture! I know that I initially wanted to loose weight when I was around 160/170 just so I could look good in clothes lol… Keep it up 🙂

  13. Katie March 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    You look great!

  14. Josie April 2, 2012 at 2:58 am #

    Congratulations!! You look awesome. You are doing really well and you are surrounded by delicious Mexican food all the time! I still struggle avoiding the nacho chips and guacamole!

  15. murdocksmama April 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    You are doing so freaking awesome…I’m so excited for you!! This summer is going to be so much fun with your new [deserved] confidence!

  16. mividaocupada April 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    Laura,
    You are gorgeous no matter what but DAMN! You are one hot skinny biotch now!! xoxooxox

  17. Susan April 11, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    You go girl! You’re an inspiration and how brave of you to put this online for all to see! You look great!!

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