Monday, March 14, 2011

A Few Pics from Feb and March--Sugar Free, Low Cal "Birthday Cake", Fort Lauderdale Beach, Yesterday at Starbucks.. AKA PROGRESS: What 218 Pounds Looks Like On Me!

I like to upload pics to this blog to document my progress. The previous progress post (with pics) is HERE. It has links to earlier phases of my body's transformation.

As my regular readers may recall, I had a health-oriented birthday party and no traditional birthday cake. My middle sis did bring a sugar-free angel food cake with sugar free whipped topping and fresh strawberries, so we'd have something for the candle and kids. :)

I did not miss cake, cookies or crap. At all. Food was nourishing, tasty, and low cal. Lots of veggies and fruit. AND.... I had good weight loss that week, too. :)

Here's a birthday shot with "cake" where I'm 222 lbs:

Princess Dieter's Sugar-Free Birthday Cake Alternative

Feb 28 on the Fort Lauderdale Beach strip made famous by WHERE THE BOYS ARE in 1960. Elbo room is nearby. Lovely day. We went to the museum exhibit of Vatican Splendors and then ate beachside (on plan). Walked a bunch, too. I wore sneakers, natch. Any opportunity to move, and this means I wear sneakers a lot more than what was my usual going-out footwear (comfy sandals). I'm becoming sneakers addicted.

Me , my sneaks, & a wood sculpture of a Native American on Ft. Lauderdale strip.

Yesterday at Starbucks. I reserved some calories for a treat--half and half in my cinnamon iced coffee. Empty calories, but it satisfies enough that I don't feel deprived and don't have crap. Not a daily thing, but I love it. And I like looking smaller, though the big belly is still vexing. Hope to see that baby gone by year's end! (Well, I will likely need a tummy tuck, cause my pannus is horrid, but that I'd put off and save for.)

Mmm...Coffee...Fewer Unhealthful Lbs, More Natural Curls!

That above is me at roughly 218 lbs. Compare to this in 2008 at about 278:

A bit after starting Pilates...Huge! But Game! And Hopeful!

Guess at which weight I'm happier and more energetic? Even if OLDER? :)

I want to spend health-filled years with this sweetiepie o' mine:

The Princess and her Prince, Ft Lauderdale Beach

So, yeah, progress. Onward to goal!

(Oh, and if you haven't read the regular post for the day, see it below. I don't much double-post these days, but, hey, felt like it. Later, gotta go walk....)


Tamzin said...

catching up and boy do you look HAPPY!!!! Your smile made me smile and -82lbs lighter. Excellent work.


Laryssa said...

Wow! You look BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!

I'd Rather Have a Cupcake said...

Looking great! Fantastic progress!

Anonymous said...

High Fives! You are beautiful! Your progress shots are amazing tangible proof that you are wellll on your way. Allie

Kelly said...

You look wonderful. Your skin is glowing! Way to go, girl. Keep it up. Whatever you are doing is definitely agreeing with you.

LighterMomProject said...

Hi I'm new to your blog and have really enjoyed reading through your posts. I only hope I can do as well as you. Well done and keep it up! I'm now a follower.

Jen said...

you look great!

Yum Yucky said...

YAY! happy birthday! you really do look fabulous. And your face is so vibrant and glowly compared to last year. I love angel food cake, by the way. That's a great tip for my next greedy cake event.

FatAngryBlog said...

You look FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!