• blogging,  Life,  weight loss

    love this journey for [me]

    heyy giirrllll, it’s me, future you. we need to talk. nothing bad, don’t worry! i’m always one to scoff at writing a letter to my younger self because i didn’t know anything then and i surely don’t know anything now! and i barely know the meaning of coherent so who am i to be writing letters to anyone? however, i have things you need to know so listen up. less than a week after that picture was taken, you made the decision to join the program formerly known as Weight Watchers. it was one of the best decisions of your life, lebron. you jumped in, head first, as you usually…

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    martina is losing it #27

    It is currently Sunday night. I’m fighting the Sunday Sadness by watching the new Four Weddings and a Funeral on Hulu because Mindy Kaling is behind it and I can only re-watch The Mindy Project so many times. Luckily, I haven’t exceeded that limit so I’ll probably turn it on later. God, I miss that show. Anyway, we’re here for an update, right? Let’s begin. First, I should mention that I changed my weigh in day to Monday. I’ll explain why in a minute. That being said, by the time this goes up my grand total may be different, but in the long run, who cares because my updates are…

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    martina is losing it #22

    I’m writing this on Easter Sunday, about 3ish weeks since my last update. I’d say that’s nothing short of a miracle. April has not been the best month, it’s been pretty shitty, frankly. I had two very little losses and one big 1.3 lbs – which is big for me) gain. A loss is a loss, as I find myself repeating and hopefully next Thursweigh will be better. Still in all, I’m down a total of 76.3 pounds, which is only .3 off of my lowest weight. So, still not too shabby. I’ve talked about my theory on why men lose weight faster and, in my opinion, more consistently than…

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    one year down

    A year ago today I embarked on what I could only describe as a whirlwind journey. Which feels weird to say because I didn’t get married or become a mom and everyone says those are the big ones. Those are the whirlwinds. Those people must not have lost almost 80 pounds in a year. BUT I DIGRESS. I’ve learned more about myself in the past 365 days than I did in any of the rest of my 31 years. The picture in the top left corner is the one that started it all. That brunch was only a year ago and it feels like forever. When I first saw it…

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    martina is losing it #22

    ….aaand we’re back. Hello? Is this thing on? It’s been so long I’ve almost forgotten how to do any of this. But we’re here and we are thriving. I know that when blogs that aren’t weight loss blogs (or that are, whatever) don’t give an update in a while, it usually means the writer/loser had fallen off the wagon or is too busy being on billboards in Times Square. I have not done either, but I should be on a billboard. Because, friends, -sit down for this unless you’re ready, which I don’t think you are-  I am down a total of 76.7 pounds. SEVENTY-SIX POINT SEVEN POUNDS I hit…

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    martina is losing it #19

    When did I last post an update? Yea, I can’t remember either. And yea, I’m too lazy to check. I’m still here, still eating and tracking. I vaguely remember mentioning that I had gained .7 pounds and that it was fine. So we’ll go from there. The following week I lost 1.1 pounds. Back in the saddle, right? WRONG. As of my last weigh in, I gained 1.8 pounds AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. Truly. I got my blue dots, tracked everything. I didn’t get any extra walking in, but for the one day a week that I MAY walk around the park, is it all that much? Obviously, it’s…

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    martina is losing it #13

    If there’s one thing I have enjoyed during this weight loss journey, it’s comparing the weight I’ve lost to actual things in the real world. Short of piling pounds of fat into a Radio Flyer wagon and pulling it around with me, a la Oprah, this gives me a way to almost make my weight loss tangible. It also puts it into perspective. Like, if I’ve had a lackluster week, I could say to myself “Yea, you maybe gained a little this week, but overall, you’ve lost Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring (the Kanye one) plus the studs she lost in the ocean in Bora Bora. The picture below is this…

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    martina is losing it #10

    Ok, this is going to be a quick update because I’m at work & on my phone, with my boss right next to me and I don’t want to go on the computer because he’s the type to ask questions and if I don’t do this now, I probably won’t later… How’s that for a run on sentence? Anyway, last week was a good week with me losing another 2 pounds. That made my total weight loss 42 point something (6 maybe?) pounds. This Thursweigh wasn’t so kind, but I kind of had a feeling it wasn’t going to be. When I did my little step on, look down, step…

  • blogging,  Life,  rant & ramble,  stoop tawk,  weight loss

    martina is losing it #5

    With another Thursweigh on the horizon, I thought I should come on here and quickly update on last week’s results. As of last week, I’m down 29.5 pounds! This week, I cheated and hopped on the scale. I don’t really like to do that because if the number is higher, then I’ll stress until Thursday and be all mopey about it. I mope about enough; I’m over the weight mope. Anyway, I hopped on the scale and gained a pound and a half. There were alot of factors to this though. 1) I usually weigh in first thing in the morning. It was already after dinner when I hopped on.…

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    martina is losing it #4

    As I’m writing this, it’s still Thursweigh so it still counts. It’s been three weeks since my last update; my middle name is OnTheBall. I’m going to make this pretty quick (3582 words later…) and painless. The long and short of it is I am officially down 26.5 pounds! lolwut. It’s very surreal and hard to accept. I still feel like I’m going to wake up tomorrow and my pants won’t fit. Something tells me it’s going to take a while to not feel that way. I haven’t gotten (m)any comments on how I look/ looking different, which is disheartening and I think part of the reason I feel like…