Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Weigh in Wed with Before Pics - AGH!!!

Wednesday - here it is... You know when you wake up and don't like ANYONE ~ today is one of those days, probably because I had to get on the scale. I hate that jerk with a passion. So today I am linking up with Erin from Shes A Big Star for my weigh in. I haven't been on the scale in A LONG WHILE - since my last weigh in for the ML's Christmas challenge and we all know how that went - if not read it HERE. Womp.Womp.Womp...

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Okay let me first say a few things before you start scrolling down to look at the REAL MEL (I know that is why you are here:)... I like to eat people and booze - not like "oh this tastes good or I will have a small bite" - like "when is my next meal - I will have some off your plate too - 2 pieces of cake are NOT enough". So I don't struggle so much with the exercise/running/strength training - I struggle with not shoveling bags of Swedish Fish in my face and then finishing them off with 3 glasses of Pinot Noir. Yes... my name is Mel and I enjoy eating and drinking crap! So that is what this ORB challenge is about for me - finding a balance on the eating front.

Now, I am not going to lie to you all - I AM going to eat. If I come to your party and you have bacon wrapped little smoked sausages - I am going to eat 1 or 9. If we are out in Soulard, at Mardi Gras in a month, I WILL have a drink in hand (or double fisting). I can't go my WHOLE life and say "I won't" because "I WILL" and I am OKAY with that. I just have to get back on track and not use my ever staple philosophy "eh.. I screwed up today I will just wait until next Monday".

I tried no carbs - FAIL. I like carbohydrates - they make me happy and I need to be HAPPY AND FIT. So I am going to eat them - limit at dinner - but yes I am going to enjoy an english muffin in the morning with my peanut butter. So what's my big plan? Simple - make better choices, drink more water, continue with the exercise, run my a** off, when I fall off - get back on, keep myself accountable, and just be HAPPY! You know what makes me happy - this city...
I love Downtown, St. Louis...


We all love looking at Before Pics - so here you go...

So I decided to do some before pics for you people. You know I love me some selfies - if you follow me on Instagram you know I adore them, but putting THIS out there is REALLY a BIG deal for me. Ugh... So here goes... Accountability people - accountability. As I added these pics I am already making excuses in my head on why this or that - but I am going to keep them in my head and say - yes this is me...




Wednesday Weigh In = 142 lbs - just an fyi.. I am 5'5 height.

Goal is 127 lbs on the jerk scale - why 7, you ask? because 7 is my FAVORITE number... I am not going to measure anything - I just can't do all that - don't get it, don't understand it, and honestly it is all in the way you feel. People always tell me they can't believe I weigh as much as I do... but BELIEVE it people - I DO! I think the majority of my weight comes from my ginormous chest and massive intellectual brain (ummmm you know that is a joke, right?) - BAH!!!!! I guess I just carry it proportionately in my big a**. Who knows?

So anyways - I have to get my booty in a bikini by May 15th - because I will be jet setting to San Diego that day and mama needs to look good out on the paddle boards. Yes I WILL be learning to paddle board for exercise while I am there - the instructors don't have ANYTHING to do with it;) Bring it ON! GAWD I can't WAIT to hit up La Jolla Shores, Mission Beach, and/or Paradise Point's Beach (hoping that is where we are going to stay).

So let's hope I can get myself into a two piece swim suit - here are some contenders... I still need to hit up Victoria's Secret though... so there might be more...

Macy's 
Nordstrom
Read. Read. Read : one last housekeeping item today - if you comment on my posts and are not receiving EMAILS back from me - it is because your account is set up as a no-reply blogger. I completely understand if you want to stay this way - BUT I email EVERYONE back that comments and this builds a great blogger "friendship" - oh and yes I talk a lot - so deal with it! If you want to CHANGE IT, HERE is how you can. FYI.. Holly I stole this link from you...   

Well there it is - Weigh In Wednesday... BOOM and OUT!

61 comments:

  1. Love your link-up, I'm about to go jump on this one too. And your bikini choices! I picked one out as a motivator for this summer similar to your first choice. Btw I read up on some of your running posts yesterday afternoon and they completely motivated me to get my butt running. Love your blog.

    Sarah J
    Blondebelleraisinhell.blogspot.com

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  2. Cant wait to see your after pictures, you are going to rock a sweet bikini on Mission Beach! So jealous! Ride the roller coaster for me...

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  3. Seriously - and I mean REALLY seriously - you look absolutely AMAZING right NOW. right this second!! Stunning!
    I do not ever weigh myself anymore and only go by how clothes fit and how I look etc..because I hate having the number have ANY type of impact on me!

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  4. GUUUUUURRRRRRLLLLLLL!!!!!! You look so good in those pictures!!! You're going to ROCK that bikini this summer!
    I'm totally a eater too I mean I didn't get the way I am but not eating :) But now that I've been eating healthy for a year my choices are easier but there's still those day that I just want crap! And now my cravings don't help! :)

    Have a great day!

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  5. If I had your body I could die happy!!! You look smokin'!!! And you have 2 kids!! Holy hell!!! Rock it girl!!! I've found that those last 10, or 7 are the hardest to lose, but let's do it!!!! Bam!

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  6. I want my After to look like your before! Seriously woman, you are super hot! I know it is all about being in a place where you are comfortable though, and I have no doubt you'll do it. I love love that first bikini. Fringe is my favorite!

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  7. I know it's relative, but my ultimate goal would be to look like you look now! Enjoy that food girlfriend!! You can pull it off for sure! I also am a swedish fish addict!

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  8. Mel!!!!!! Seriously!!?!?!? You are an effin' hot momma!!! I want my after pics I look like your before! You could totally rock a bikini now!! Gorgeous as always and I loved this post!

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  9. I like the first one! Such a pretty color. I love your "plan". I have learned that telling myself I "can't" have certain things or "won't" have them is a sure way to set myself up for failure. It's all about making good choices. You're such a hottie and I can't wait to see you in that smokin' hot bikini (I mean that in the most non-lesbian way lol)!

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  10. You look fab, Mama! But I know what you mean about laying it all out there to stay accountable. You got this, lady love!!! You are going to ROCK that bikini this summer!

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  11. I am so glad to hear that someone else is an eater! It takes TONS of discipline for me not to eat everything that I want. You look amazing! You are not giving yourself enough credit because your dedication to health and fitness is apparent in your pictures! Wow mama!! Thanks for the shout out about the email not showing up. I am one of the guilty ones! I had no idea I had it set that way! Happy Wednesday!

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  12. You look awesome!!! I am the same weight as you and way rounder! Lol keep up all your great work!

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  13. giiiiiirlllll you are already smokin. For realz. Although I know putting weight and before pictures out there for the world to see is painful, regardless of size. It's all relative. You've got this ORB challenge in the bag. Also- you should come to a crossfit class... just once... hehe

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  14. One day I will get up the nerve to post some 'in progress' pictures . . . If I get drunk enough haha....And hold out for Victorias Secret... Nothing beats a bathing suit from there!

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  15. Oh MEL! You are GORGEOUS! No reason why you couldn't sport the bikini now, I weigh more than you and have ALWAYS worn a bikini. BTW- I LOVE that first one from Macy's. ADORBS!

    and I am seriously just like you on the food front. I have this relationship with food that is like no other. I could never give up carbs and with all your running- you NEED them!
    Best of luck to you- dont stress- you are beautiful lady!

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  16. So glad you put "before" pics on there- I know it's not always easy to do that, so I'm glad you did. I must say as I stalker stared at your "before" pics is that I can't figure out where the hell you are going to lose weight from. You look all kinds of good girl! For real! Best of luck to you getting where you want to be, but I would kill to be your "before."

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  17. Love it and even your before pics look great!! 7 is my fave number too. I just added my fitness pal and was debating on putting I want to be 127 or 130 haha. Thought people might think I was crazy if I put 127 haha. And yes it's the chest. I feel your pain! Lets link up next week!

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  18. Grrr I am so technology illiterate, I tried to follow those instructions from that link but they are for the old blogger dashboard format (which I loved) and can't figure it out on the new version! I'll keep trying...or break my computer. Either way... :)

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  19. Gah I wish my before pics looked like yours! ha ha.

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  20. Mel., you look AHH-MAZING!!! I agree with one of the previous comments...you could rock any of those bikinis RIGHT NOW!!!! Good luck to getting to your goal!!! I'm cheering for you!!! :)

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  21. Girl you look great! On the scale I'm about where you're at too and people often tell me the same thing they tell you. That they don't think I weigh that. Also, what did you think of PLL last night? Have a good one!

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  22. girllllll. you're hott, just sayin :)

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  23. Ill take your body any day crazy woman! ... But we all see things differently. I ordered a ruffle top bikini top. And pokadot bottoms from old navy that are currently on their way to my house.... Eeks! I'd send you the link but I'm on the iPad and have no idea how to copy paste....sorry.

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  24. You have an amazing body! Just sayin. And I am totally the same way with food. I LOVE it, always have always will, I enjoy excersize and don't really have to force myself to do that, just need to work on not eating everything. You can make your goal!

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  25. I'm proud of you for the courage it takes to put your stats out there. I'm not that brave, but I did just email you with my stats. Like you, I LOVE carbs! I'm trying really hard to limit them though. Lunch today was a salad kit - my first and DEFINITELY not last... it was the bomb diggity {I had the southwest kit}. Thanks for being my accountability buddy! We WILL be babes this summer!

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  26. Oh sweet baby Jesus if I could look like you now in your "before" pictures, I would be one happy bitch. I know that is annoying to hear because we all have our own insecurities. But damnit woman you look amazing RIGHT NOW! ... either way good luck on reaching your goal and I will be here rooting you on the whole time =)

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  27. My goal weight was 127 too, but since I'm getting married I dropped 2 pounds...as if that matters!! I have 10 to go...we can be each other's accountability partners! And try Weight Watchers! I LOVE it. Lost my baby weight with it and have lost 2 in a week this time around.

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  28. I am sure that if I ever get down to your BMI, I won't be satisfied either, but seriously, looking at your before photos, I thought, "What are you talking about? You're done! Put up your feet and have a few margaritas in your bikini because you look hawt!"

    I know you're hearing that from a lot of people already, but I had to say it!

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  29. I think you look AWESOME, Mel! I can't believe you are a mama to not one, but two kids! Your after pic is gonna be supermodel status. Good for you making better choices....but I wish I could eat tons of swedish fish and look like you!

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  30. Love you lady you are a HOTTIE! I adore the second bathing suit!!! I can post mine til this afternoon- meeting day! Lame!!!! I am down another pound though which is great unless you watch bigger loser then you feel like I did on the scale Lame Lol!!

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  31. If my after looked like your before I would be a happy Lady! Way to rock it girl! Now that I'm 5 and 1/2 months preggers, I'm excited to hop on the Red Bikini challenge next summer!

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  32. Girl, you look GREAT!!! If I looked like that, I'd walk around nekkid err-day! LOL

    I love the second one, of course, I love anything purple!

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  33. You look absolutely amazing and will only look that much more when you hit your goal!
    You're kicking ass at running and working out, so go 'head!
    I, personally think you should you should get both bathing suits cos their ahhhhmazing!

    And I am one of those "no reply" commenters...but only because I can't figure out how to change it! My profile is set up through Google + so Holly's tutorial doesn't help me and I've tried a million times but to no avail!!

    *sigh!!

    But I follow you everywhere...here, IG, Keek...
    You can find me at ittakesninemonths.blogspot.com

    Keep on rocking it Hawthorne mamacita!! You got this!

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  34. I totally am right there with you on the food train. I love it and refuse to deprive myself. I can do no carbs for a short short time, but not indefinitely. No way.
    I think you look like hot stuff now!!

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  35. Girl. Friend. I want my AFTER pictures to look like your BEFORE pictures. My wish come true :) You are beautiful! Good luck to you :))

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  36. you are one hot woman!!!! and yeah, if you ever come to my house, expect to eat some little weanies, and I mean more than 9! :)

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  37. Thanks for the heads up about the @noreply. I think I fixed this - it's a little different now with google+.... but I think I found it alright. We'll see if I get a reply! Ha

    Love the Nordstrom suit (love everything from Nordstrom). You'll totally be able to reach your goals - being accountable is the most important step (well, actually doing something is important too).

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  38. Nordstrom bikini FTW! Seriously, it's adorable.

    "if I want it, I'll have it (in moderation)"... Depravation = big time bingeing!

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  39. Um, your before pics look like what I want my AFTER pics to look like. You look great!!

    And thank you for the link regarding the email....had no idea!!

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  40. Seriously? Just like everyone else said I want my after pictures to look like your before pictures! You are darling!

    I took before pictures and I don't dare post them. maybe there was too much light? I need to do it in a darker room lol

    I feel the same way as you! I.love.to.eat! I would rather work out a little harder and enjoy my favorite foods. I am pretty sure I need to limit my portions though but whetev.

    Cheers to a great week!

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  41. Well holy shit, Mel, do I feel FAT! You gorg little gal, you just made me almost spit out what I was eating (which luckily I wasn't eating anything or it would have been all over my computer screen). I know, we all have our areas no matter how skinny/small/whatever we are but seriously!!! You look amazing and I'm jealous as hell and DEFNITELY not coming down in April to show off my fat ass and embarrass myself. :) Ok, Love, just teasing -- a little. I like suit #2 best and good luck w/ your eating habits! :)

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  42. I am right there with you on the working out/eating front... I LOVE working out.... but I also love eating... and being from the South most of the food is fried or covered in butter or a sauce thats yummy! Its really hard for me to eat healthy, but I am learning I have to take it one meal at a time... and BTW if I looked like you, I would run around naked all the time! :) You look amazing!! Kudos to you for putting those out here!

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  43. Girl! You look bangin' already! lol But I get what you mean about not stuffing your face with every thing that comes in front of you! haha! Good luck!

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  44. I feel ya on the being happy and eating carbs. I'm the same as you, eating carbs in the morning (eng muffin with pb) and going lighter on the dinner and having some beers or 9 on faturdays...that's just how I roll. Also, I HEART baseball, but not so much your St. L boys, I'm a Cincinnati Reds girl, but we're still fitness friends right? haha Your before shots look amazing but I'm sure your after shots in a hawt bikini will look VS runwayesque. I got mine at VS since they're having their semi-annual sale, b/c who wants to pay full price for a bikini challenge right?

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  45. I know you're probably sick of hearing it but you really do look amazing!! Your before picture would totally be a goal picture for me :) But you still want to lose weight and I get that so I'm happy to support you any way I can!

    I absolutely can not WAIT to hear about paddle boarding... I want to try that too!

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  46. Oh my gosh. I want to be your before picture!! damn you skinny woman!!

    just kidding! I love that you picked a weird number to weigh! haha!! Thanks for all the motivation!

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  47. I just learned I was a no-reply blogger:( I sure fixed that! Thanks Mel!

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  48. I always knew you were a hot mama! Love the pics, but I feel you on having a certain goal weight in mind. I'm sure you'll rock the bikini fringe, no matter which one you get.

    Oh, and I had to laugh when I read your comment "I love to eat people". Cannibal much? Haha!

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  49. I was going through the VS swim catalog last night. My goal is to get in a bikini too! We got this girl!!

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  50. Mel you are seriously hot! Like WHOA! You are going to look shredded at 127, which I know you can do. Without a doubt! This is gonna be one hot summer for the blogging ladies! Woop Woop!

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  51. You look absolutely fabulous right now!! If I could look like that by May, I would be the happiest girl alive!! Great job!

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  52. OK, Miss Famous... I just had to scroll through 405 damn comments to write this to you.

    i.want.your.before.picture. For real.

    And I love the way that you write because having met you in person, I can hear your voice actually saying those things. The part about your brain being so big made me really laugh out loud.

    God, you're a gem.

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  53. Dang girl...you already look amazing! And good luck reading 50 something comments...I feel bad even commenting.

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  54. I know it's all perspective, but man your current weight - I would DIE for :) Oh well - we all want what we want and trying is half the battle! Love your suits, they are both super cute!

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  55. So..yeah...I love to eat too! I am gonna eat because it makes me happy. You look great!

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  56. "If we are out in Soulard, at Mardi Gras in a month, I WILL have a drink in hand (or double fisting)."

    What's with this "if" shit! We WILL be out at Mardi Gras! And I'm sorry, but you look fabulous!

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  57. OMG!! I literally JUST got through telling my bf that my "red bikini" is a fringe top bikini. And I googled it for an example and showed him the Nordstrom one. I love that. I really like the other one too. That color will make me look darker, haha! Great minds think alike! :) Oh and girl, you look great already!! You'll totally be rocking whatever bikini you want in May!

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  58. WOW WOW WOW is all I have to say!!! You look amazing in your "before" pics! Your stomach has such great defintion already. And the way you are killing it with your workouts, those bikinis are gonna look smokin' hot on you!!!

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  59. I just like the rest of these biotches! I am so jealous of your before pictures. But as an IG follower, I totally know you work for it. Keep up the good work! ~ Jen J.

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  60. Mel, your "before's" look like how the rest of us want our "after's" to look! You already look AMAZING, but go get it girl!

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