Wednesday, May 2, 2012

~ Weigh in Wednesday and eye update ~

Hi Friends, 

I hope this finds you well! Doing good here. 

Monday I went for my 3 month eye exam after having Lasek/PRK eye surgery to correct my vision. I am very very happy to report that after months of symptoms they did not warn me about... 

I am finally 20/20

Now that I'm at the end I'm happy and it was worth it. :) I still have sensitivity to light and dry eyes but that will go away over the next 6 months they say. So over all... no regrets and very happy! I would highly recommend it to anyone who's interested, just know what your in for. :) 

My weight loss is still happening. I have unfortunately rebounded after hitting 129... but that's sometimes just how it goes. I am back to 130/131. 

My weight loss has been pretty consistent, losing almost every week, over the last 4 months. So I'm thrilled with that... however I feel like I need something extra. My goal date is quickly approaching and I don't want it to pass me by. I wanted to be in a swim suit and feeling good about it by July 1. That's less than 8 weeks away and I still have 15 pounds and a whole lotta jiggle to go. Like... a LOT. I don't feel like I will be able to hit that goal on my own. At an average weight loss of 1.2 pounds per week... I will only lose 9.6 pounds over the next 8 weeks based on my average.

So I decided to step it up. 

I took all my saved shopping money for the summer... and hired a personal trainer instead! Woohoo!!!! 

That's right! No shopping but... 

I have a Personal Trainer! 

I never thought I would be saying that. Yet here I am. lol! 

I am down to the hard to lose fat at this point. The stuff that sticks to you like glue. The triple rolls of belly fat. The thighs that just wont shrink to get me into those smaller jeans. The stuck to my ribs back fat rolls. That's right ladies. I'm not afraid to say it. All that... HAS GOT TO GO! 

So I am hopeful that with her help I will be right where I want to by goal time. I am also happy to be doing this because when I get to my goal weight... I won't be "skinny fat"... I will be in shape, healthy and toned. Maybe even have a 2 pack under all those rolls! Woohoo! Can't say I ever thought I would be saying that either. 

Overall... here's what I want to say... losing weight is darn hard. It's maddening sometimes but the only thing standing in my way is always myself... and I'm stronger than that comfortable couch, delicious bag of salt and vinegar chips and bottle of wine. :o) and you can be too! 

Until next time... 

Carmen and the Primcats


Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi carmen I am green with envy.. A personal trainer eh oh I wish I could lose a few pounds but only from my belly not from my face or boobs lol.. I am pleased you have done so well ..keep up the good work and you will just slip into that swimsuit.. X

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Congrats Congrats on the weight loss & the 20/20 whoo hoo so glad it was worth it (ya know you had me worried about you) so glad it all turned out great!!
hugs & smiles

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

You go girl!

Bear Hugs~Karen

bettyj said...

Whooooo Hooooo! good job losing weight, but excellent your eyes are at 20/20! You keep on keeping on. you are on a roll.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

keep it up and don't get discouraged..maybe you need to change your eating habits last 5 are coming off finally as i stopped doing the high low carb and trying to do mostly proteins and veggie carbs...I can't wait to see you in a you better show us when you reach goal.;) and good to hear your site is back and you are doing good.;) keep it all up..we know you can do it,;)

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Carmen, Booya!!!! way to go girl, so great. 20/20, so happy for you, keep it up,your doing sooo good. Blessings Francine.

Prims By The Water said...

Glad to hear that your eyes are normal now. Wow, I feel like I'm talking to a celebrity now...personal trainer...good luck Carmen! Take care, Janice

frontporchprims said...

You are one of the most determined people I know. You can do it:) -Steph-

cynthia lee designs said...

Carmen...I so agree that losing weight is darn hard and is maddening sometimes. I'm doing much better on my new diet that the doctor suggested...lost 7.5 more pounds.
I think you will really like having a trainer. My sister was going to a gym and had a trainer...she loved it, but had to stop going when her hubby's work cut back on over-time.
So happy to hear the good news about your eyes.

Firecracker Kid said...

Way to be Carmen! You're reminding me of my daughter. She worked so hard at losing her weight and still works hard to maintain. Wishing you lots of luck and motivation :o)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

It's always a struggle even for me with the weight. I've lost 50 pounds and for the past year been able to keep it off. I do not want to go back there! Good for YOU!!! You're doing so great and I know you'll reach your goal! Enjoy your day, glad your eyesight is better!!

earlene said...

Way to go Carmen!
Hope you make your goal.
Today was a good day to ride...did you go?