Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I've hit the 5lb. mark!

Yay! I've hit the 5lb mark!  I'm so excited.  I ate so much crap last week and was fully expecting to see a 7 in there, just not where it ended up being! I'm at 167.6 now.  *does happy dance*  My measurements haven't changed...I didn't exercise all that much last week and I wasn't able to wear my corset very much at all.  Work has gotten in the habit of asking people to stay late, so I haven't been wearing it...I can go a half shift with it on, just not a full one...not yet...

Anywho...

Weight - 167.6lbs. (down 1.6lbs/5lbs. total!)

BMI - 28.77 (finally under 29!)

Sorry for the short post...I'm sick...again....because people at work are fucking disgusting....

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Finally!!

I finally finished my damn bustle!  It took for bloody ever, but it's finally finished!  The ruffles were a bitch and were what took me the longest, but in the end it was worth it.  Thankfully I have that ruffler foot to help me out with all the ruffles to come.  I'm going to be making two or three petticoats, and all of them will have ruffles on them...yipee.  lol  Anywho, I'm pretty excited how well it turned out.  I made the waist into a drawstring instead of a fixed waistband,  so that I can wear it at any waist size.  I'm going to be making a bustle pad as well, so my bum will be a little fuller on top in a true early bustle fashion.


Here's the link to the pattern, for those that want to know...
TV108 Grand Bustle

Monday, March 18, 2013

One month in....

Ok, so I've been dieting for about a month now.  Haven't lost a whole lot, but you really aren't supposed to lose weight too quickly or else you get loose skin, which is really gross...

Anywho, I've been pretty much ignoring Saturdays as they are almost impossible to do well on, but I at least try....for the most part...  But I'm really proud of myself because even though I ate way too much on my birthday, I actually threw away the rest of my cake...which was a cupcake cake and wasn't that great because it didn't have chocolate frosting, but it was still good and I ate two on my birthday....  Also, I've cut my calorie goal down 50 calories to 1750...I'm trying to do it slowly so I get used to it and don't sabotage myself...we'll see how it goes, though...  I didn't update last week, I know....I gained a pound and didn't really have much to talk about, so I just skipped it.  It's ok, I lost that pound plus a little more, so I'm happy.  I found out a surprising factoid this morning....apparently my bladder can hold 1.6 pounds of pee. lol  A little gross, but I thought it was interesting. :p

I've also been wearing my corset quite a bit...not as often as I'd like, but we can blame work and my lazy ass for that. lol  But for the amount of time that I have worn it, it's shaved about 3/4 of an inch off my natural waist!  Although, it'd go back to normal if I didn't wear it for a week. lol  But that's the price you pay...it's like exercise, it only works as long as you keep it up. ;)  I just wish I could get back down to the 23.5in corsetted waist I had a couple years ago...I'm at about 30in right now....if wishes were horses....

On a wedding note, I really need to get cracking on my underwear.  I'm still working on my bustle at the moment.  All of the ruffles are on there except for the bottom one, which is pinned buts needs to be sewn.  After that, all that's left is to sew the side seams, hem it, sew on the last boning channel, and to do the waist band.  It sounds like a lot, but that can all easily be done in an hour or two if I work at it and not procrastinate....

Anywho....on to the important stuff...

Weight - 169.2lbs (down 1.6lbs/3.4lbs total)

BMI - 29.04

Bust - 41.75" (down .25")

Waist - 32 (down .75"/1" total)

Hips - 43" (no change)

Arm - 13.75" (no change/.25" total)

Leg - 25.75" (down .25")

Saturday, March 16, 2013

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....Guess whose birthday it is today!!  Guess whose birthday it is toooooday!!!

MINE!

I'll be 24 at 12:10pm today...man I feel old. lol  I know I'm not, but I certainly feel like it. ;p

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Week Three...Fell off the bandwagon a little...

So, I got sick at work Saturday and that kind of threw me off my diet for the rest of the weekend.  I ate well over my calorie limit both Saturday and Sunday and I didn't really workout very much last week...it's ok, I still lost weight...not very much, but at least I didn't gain...  I've done well so far this week, though.  I've stayed under 1800 calories and I burned 500 calories on the treadmill today.  I'm still taking the slimquick, though I bought the non-caffeine version for when I finish off this bottle.  I just hope I don't get sick again...I have a couple days off, so I'm going to try and rest and sew...and break in my new corset...

My fiance said he's going to buy me a ruffler foot for my sewing machine, so hopefully I'll be a little more motivated to make the underwear for my dress...it's taken me waaaay too long to make this damn bustle having to make all the ruffles by hand.  I'll put some pics up when I finish it. :)

On to the stats....there was absolutely no change in my measurements, so I won't post them, but here's my weight...

Weight - 169.8lbs (down 0.6lbs)

BMI - 29.14

I want chocolate...

Ugh...I hate being sick...

*sigh*  So, I have this weird unexplained illness that pops up once in a blue moon.  I went to my doctor when I was still working at the hotel last January or so, and he couldn't figure out what it was.  I thought it might be stress from working nights, but it's been happening to me since I was about 17 or 18...although I was extremely stressed in highschool, so it still might be stress-related....  Anywho, so it starts out where I start to heat up and get the sweats.  Then my heart starts to pump really hard and deliberate which causes me to breathe harder.  Then I get light-headed which makes me nauseous.  I've never actually passed out from it, but I know I would have if I hadn't sat or lied down when it's happened...  It's weird, it used to only happen in the shower, but then it started happening when I wasn't, so yeah...  My doctor took my blood pressure lying down and then again after standing up and it dropped really low which scared him a little.  So, apparently my heart has a hard time regulating my blood pressure.  But he checked my cortisol levels (the hormone that regulates your blood pressure) and they were normal, so he couldn't figure it out....  Salt seems to help, I think...it could be completely unrelated...dunno...  As long as I can remember, I've craved salt...like I eat it out of my hand....  He checked my sodium level and said it was fine, but I think he thought I was dehydrated, because he told me to drink gatorade...I hate gatorade, so I tried pedialyte...even worse. lol  So, I just started eating green olives and I was fine for awhile.  Then randomly about a month ago, it happened at work.  And then again on Saturday at work.  Apparently I looked horrid because the CSMs could tell something was really wrong.  One of them said that my lips were completely white...not fun.  Another symptom that's happened these last two times, is that my fingers started to tingle...kinda scary.  I wish I knew what was wrong.  It sucks being sick and not knowing why...or when it's going to happen...