The second coming…

Ok, sorry to tease you all and then disappear, I’ve been struggling lately… But isn’t that what I am here for? To vent and discuss my struggles? Yes, however, I’m still a novice at this whole blogging thing, so you’ll have to cut me some slack. ;)
Alright, back to my struggle. I’ve been dancing around 205 since August. AUGUST!!! Lowest I had gotten was 203, then up to 2…. Uhh…. 223… yeah, holidays. Then back down to 203 when I posted my first blog and back up to 207 after that. Suffice it to say, I was getting really frustrated and starting to lose my drive thinking that I was stuck, that I was doing everything right and I was just doomed to be stuck at 205 forever. Wah wah wah. Well, duh Sara, you’ve been slacking. If you weren’t letting laziness win and letting bad carbs sneak in here and there or just screwing up totally for a week at a time, you’d be fine. {insert face palm here}
One key thing I have learned about low carb is that you absolutely get out of it what you put into it. It needs your complete dedication to succeed in the initial losing phase. I lost sight of that for a while, got lazy, got complacent. Who the hell am I to be complacent when I still have 60lbs to lose?? I’m only halfway there! We don’t quit at halftime folks! No way! So I reigned myself in, decided I needed to do what I know works. I needed to ease up on the drinking, limit my frankenfoods, drink green tea daily and go back to basics. Isn’t that how I lost the first 75lbs to begin with? Duh Sara.
(However, a side note is, that I was able to maintain within a 5lb swing when I wasn’t going hog wild, so that shows I can loosely pay attention and am able to maintain- which will be very important once I get close to goal)
So I re-committed to giving it my all, so it will give it back. And I’ll e damned, it’s giving back already, as I weighed in at 201.6 this morning! WOO!!!!! That, my friends, is what we call ‘virgin weight loss’. I am SO close to my first real goal of being under 200lbs for the first time in at least 13-14 years. That is huge to me and I cannot wait to claim it, my reward is waiting patiently. I have a $50 Marshalls/TJ Maxx gift card that I’ve been sitting on, waiting for it. It’s burning a hole in my pocket!!! I’m a clotheshorse, I am sure to blog about my sale/thrift finds in the future. I love to shop!!!!
Which brings me to goals. They are key. Little ones, big ones, whatever. Just set them and KEEP them. Make sure you schedule rewards for yourself that matter to you. Ones that aren’t food. I personally like rewards that I can use to pamper myself, a manicure, pedicure, highlights, clothes, etc. Or for the man folk, maybe a new video game or a musical instrument? Why not? You deserve it!!!! Pick up a new hobby, go out and meet people, show off your newly shrinking body!! OK, I’m getting ahead of myself a bit, but it will happen. It also can work to have your significant other or some other important person in your life help with goal rewards too, gives you more accountability as well and makes them feel involved in your transformation, which is important too.
Recap: Make goals, meet them, and congratulate yourself. Make it a priority. Today.
Under 200lbs- Use $50 gift certificate for new summer clothes and get hair re-highlighted.
100lbs lost at 180lbs- 3 day cruise to the Bahamas with my mom (on her dime- woot!) and I’ll probably do something for myself too, like a spa day or at least a mani/pedi in preparation ;)
And so on and so forth. But one important thing I’d like to mention is that you should NOT put a date stamp on a weight goal, you’re just asking for trouble. I’ve done it and failed miserably and it sucks. This isn’t a race. I know it’s tempting to say “Goal- Be 185lbs by Sally’s wedding”, but when that doesn’t happen, you’ll feel bad about yourself on Sally’s wedding day when you planned to feel great, which blows. So don’t do it. Set goals, work hard towards them, but know your body has a mind of it’s own. Don’t set the pace, set the plan and let it work with you, not against you.

If you’re reading and you like what you are reading great! If not, feel free to provide constructive criticism or ideas for blogs, I’m all ears!
Here are a couple ideas I have planned for future blogs:
Weekly low carb grocery deals (let me know where you shop!)
Book reviews and plan comparisons
Ummm…. And more! ☺

9 thoughts on “The second coming…

  1. Glad you were able to get back on the horse!!! Setting goals is a great idea, and I agree with not putting a deadline on them…this never worked for me either.

    I love the White Castle pie…I used a lot of onion powder when I seasoned the meat and it was quite tasty. I also tried it with dill pickles and mustard and that was enjoyable as well.

    The Coney Island chili dog pie looks like something I will definitely be trying! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    • You have a beautiful blog! Absolutely chirmang and honest. I want to live cleaner and more naturally as I walk away from it for the first time.(I’m going to be living in England next summer so I’m very excited to see something so lovely from the UK!)

    • Dudes,,i have the same problem and it sucks becasue most of my friends are guys and i absolutely HATE havin to wear long-sleeves all the time. when i was in Jr. High they would all tell me to shave my arms:(( its doesnt feel good when they say that to me.

  2. oooh, good call! I’ll have to try upping the onion powder, that sounds like it could work! I’m not much of a cook, always a better baker in the past- I like the exact science of it!! :) But I’m trying to become a better cook!

    You will love the chili dog pie, beware!! hehe

    • this is absolutely bittaheakrng! I wish you’d come stay with me and teach me to bake these amazing foods<3I've been meaning to tell you, there's a person on my LJ friends list you took one of your self-portraits and made it his's a bit weird and I tried to kindly ask him why he did that/if he talked to you about it. It's just strange because I was thinking, "alright that's my friend..and that's just weird." hahah I hope you're well lovely<3

    • LMAO this is cute.Once you’re out of high school you find none of that mtarets anymore, or at least not that much, I promise you Also the hairs get less prominent as you get older, not to mention you eventually figure out how to deal with them.Good luck and don’t be so hard on yourself, everybody has something about themselves they hate!

  3. I hate all these insensitive conmemts about why Sara Greene is even complaining when she has big boobs. Be lucky men refuse to look you in the eyes! Be lucky you can’t jump up and down without hurting yourself! Be lucky you have to break you neck/your bank to find a decent bra! Big boobs are NOT all they’re cracked up to be in the freaking movies. Don’t get me wrong, i love my large breasts, but most of the time they’re a burden and at least having normal sized breasts would make most of us feel better.

  4. Yeah, i have the same issue! Totally sucks, i have been shaving the hairs on my tummy, and pnickulg the caterpillars above my eyes And Waxing my upper lip for a while, but i’m fed up! I also have a few hairs i get under my chin that i pluck away! Sucks SOO bad! Do you know if there are hormones or like birthcontrol that i can take t get rid of at least some of the hair! Like on my tummy, butt, and chin!?

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