OWiS #35…Welcome to the gun show!

27 08 2010

August is coming to a close and it has by far been one of the best months since starting this LCJ back in January. I’m discovering that there is so much more to this journey than the numbers on the scale (even though I am still obsessed with them – confession: I still weigh multiple times a day). This month has been about self discovery and watching my body become stronger with each passing day.  It’s been about meeting people and listening to their stories as I figure out what my next chapter is going to look like. It’s been about opening up my mind (and heart) to possibilities I never even fathomed when I first stepped on that scale and saw the number 263 staring back at me.

If I can sum up my month will a short story it would go something like this: Last night I was at the gym getting ready to start the Super Circuit they offer once a month. I see Godfather with a client and I get asked to come over. The client is fit, athletic and looks like she could run me over with her legs if I ever was running in front of her. We’re introduced and damn near the first thing out of her mouth?

“Nice Guns!”

If I had had water in my mouth, it would have been spit right out as I practically began to choke hearing those words coming from her. She was talking about me. I’m always commenting on people’s guns. I want them. I need them. I will have them one day. Apparently that day has begun to arrive. A new chapter is beginning…

Oh and I lost some weight this week!

80 FREAKIN POUNDS BABY!!!

  • Week 0 = 263.5 (-0.0)
  • Week 1 = 257.4 (-6.1)
  • Week 2 = 255.0 (-2.4)
  • Week 3 = 254.6 (-.4)
  • Week 4 = 253.8 (-.8) *I started c25k
  • Week 5 = 248.2 (-5.6)
  • Week 6 = 247.2 (-1.0)
  • Week 7 = 246.2 (-1.0)
  • Week 8 = 244.4 (-1.8)
  • Week 9 = 241.0 (-3.4)
  • Week 10 = 240.6  (-.4)
  • Week 11 = 238.0 (-2.6)
  • Week 12 = 234.8 (-3.2)
  • Week 13 = 232.8 (-2.0) *joined a gym
  • Week 14 = 230.0 (-2.8) *graduated c25k
  • Week 15 = 227.8 (-2.2)
  • Week 16 = 225.6 (-2.2)
  • Week 17 = 222.4 (-3.2)
  • Week 18 = 219.2 (-3.2)
  • Week 19 = 221.4 (+2.2) *the brother situation
  • Week 20 = 213.8 (-7.6)
  • Week 21 = 212.0 (-1.8)
  • Week 22 = skipped
  • Week 23 = 208.0 (-4.0) *over the course of two weeks
  • Week 24 = 207.6 (-.4) *switched over to new scale
  • Week 25 = 204.8 (-2.8)
  • Week 26 = 202.8 (-2.0)
  • Week 27 = 200.8 (-2.0)
  • Week 28 = 203.6 (+2.8) *lost my job
  • Week 29 = 197.0 (-6.6) ONEDERLAND!
  • Week 30 = 196.3 (-.7) *I cut out starch
  • Week 31 = 193.2 (-3.1)
  • Week 32 = 188.0 (-5.2)
  • Week 33 = 185.6 (-2.4)
  • Week 34 = 185.1 (-0.5)
  • Week 35 = 183.3 (-1.8)

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20 responses

27 08 2010
Success Warrior

I wear an UnderArmour shirt as my t-shirt under my actual shirt for work. One day, I had taken off my work shirt to begin changing to non-work clothes when someone knocked at the door. When I answered in my UA, the first thing the alarm salesperson said was, “You work out, huh?” Caught me quite by surprise.

I think we are always looking at what needs to be improved and fail to see what we have already accomplished.

Congrats on the guns comment!

27 08 2010
KCLAnderson (Karen)

Yeah! I can’t wait to see your guns!! Good going Tara!!

27 08 2010
Molly

You’re awesome. Plain and simple ❤

27 08 2010
scalewarfare

Awesome job!!!!

27 08 2010
Diane

Great job on the working out and the weight loss. I am just starting to see muscle definition in my arms too and it’s AWESOME! 🙂 Good for you.

27 08 2010
Shannon @ BetterNextTime

Wow! Guns AND 80 pounds lost – congratulations!!

27 08 2010
Previously Plump... in progress

WAHOO!!!! That’s freakin’ amazing lady!!! OMG, congrats, congrats, congrats – you’re phenominal.

Keep it going, you’re doing an amazing job.

p.s. I’m also a scale nazi… just can’t stay away from the thing…..

27 08 2010
sharlaelizabeth

You are a AH-MAZ-ING!!

27 08 2010
ohtobelessme

You are a true inspiration. Your workouts sound absolutely killer. I wouldn’t last long with your trainer. Keep up the great work.

27 08 2010
Ed

awesome job! 80 pounds is amazing!

27 08 2010
chris

well, WHERE ARE THEY!
lol,
want a picture.

27 08 2010
jmlitteer

Woot! Go on being bad A** with your guns! hehe

27 08 2010
lucy

Congrats! you’re awesome!

27 08 2010
SeattleRunnerGirl

Dude, I can’t WAIT for someone to say that to me! You DO have awesome guns…a killer heart, too. GREAT JOB with another loss this week – yahoo!!

27 08 2010
Suzanne

Damn I can’t find my ticket to the Gun Show! Go you!! that’s awesome. Congrats on the 80lbs! You are a machine!

27 08 2010
Amy @ life's journey with a smile

Wow, this is so very motivating. I need to get my ass in gear!

28 08 2010
desertagave

I bet your guns are awesome indeed! And congrats on that 80 pounds!

28 08 2010
Jess

HELL YEAH BBee! Nice guns!

More like awesome job, because you worked your ass off. Nobody gets their health/body for free. We work for it, but it makes it so much better that way.

We earn our worth.

You are earning your life.

Keep it up 🙂 So proud of you!

29 08 2010
Meegan

This is a freaking awesometastic NSV. I love Jess`s comment above – we are earning our life and life right now is pretty good, no?
PS – I saw your left gun in that twitter pic of yours – it is pretty nice indeed. Impressive my friend…

4 05 2011
EMO GIRL

Can I simply say what a relieft it was to find someone who really is aware of what they are talking about. You undoubtedly know methods to carry a difficulty to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre no more well-liked because you undoubtedly have the gift.

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