Monday, 9 July 2012

Monday Weigh In {Weekend Recap}

Previous weight - 255lb
Current weight - 255lb
Weight Lost to Date - 24lbs


I didn't lose anything this week. I'm getting so frustrated at how slow the weight loss is this time around. If it wasn't for this blog, I likely would've given up already. However, I'd much rather be at 255 than the 279 I was at earlier this year. I really want to hit the 25lb mark and I desperately want to see the 240's because it's been so long since I've been there. I know I will get there, I just need to kick my butt into gear! My goals for the fall are slipping away, but there's still time to catch up. 


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This weekend ended up being a bit more busier than originally planned. 


Thursday, we decided very last minute that we were going to go see Ted. It was so last minute that we ended up sitting in the second row from the front... ugh! My boyfriend thought that it was HILARIOUS! I thought it was pretty funny and not too bad considering it's about a guy and his talking teddy bear lol. The humour was very much like Family Guy. 


Friday night was another last minute decision. It was extremely hot friday (105+ hot), but we really didn't want to be stuck inside and after dinner it started to cool off a bit. We actually live about 5 minutes from one of Canada's largest amusement parks (we can see the rides from our driveway) and the past 2 summers we've had season passes. My boyfriend and I both love roller coasters. So around 6:30 we decided to head over. I wasn't overly excited, the park starts to lose it's appeal and not to mention it can take an hour plus to get onto a ride because it's so busy. 


The main entrance to the park
By 7:00 we were inside the park and headed for the second largest coaster, the Behemoth. Ross hadn't been on this ride yet (it's about 3 years old) and up until this year, it was the largest ride in the park. I'll be honest here, I have been on this ride twice and the last time was 2 years ago. The seats are created different these days (see below) and all that is protecting you is this plastic, bicycle seat-looking piece that goes over your crotch... no shoulder straps (I hate that there's no shoulder straps!!!). Anyway, the plastic piece needs to snap into place and the last time (2 years ago) I went on, they had to push it down for me. They didn't have to do this for anyone else. 2 years ago, I weighed around 250lbs. Last summer and the last time we went this season, I've been avoiding this ride like the plague because I was so scared that I wasn't going to fit!! I weighed close to 250lbs, but still, my thighs could be bigger this time around. I decided to suck it up and try it anyway. Thankfully, I fit, it was tight and they had to give it an extra push, but I fit. 




Afterwards, we decided to go on a water ride. Which was fun, but by jean capris got wet and wet jeans are not comfortable! 


This year they debuted a new ride called the Leviathon.  It's the largest coaster in Canada and the fifth largest in the world! So we decided that we better give it a try! And guess what, this ride had the exact same stupid seats!! I figured I would fit since I was just in them on the Behemoth. However, because my jeans were wet, I was worried that it would make things a little more difficult... and it did. The guy running the rides had to push down the plastic part like 4 times, it was embarrassing, but I got over it. This first initial drop on the coaster is 306 feet and an 80 degree angle! Oh, and it also goes 92mph (145km/h)!! It was intense!! 



The Leviathon
The huge drop - the picture doesn't do it justice



Overall, it was a really good night. The heat must have scared people away because we didn't wait for more than 10 minutes for a ride and some rides didn't even have a line! Which is unheard of at Wonderland! We went on 7 rides in 2.5 hours, can't beat that!


I hate wooden roller coasters!!

Last years' newest ride - The swings for adults!

On the Swings!

I snuck my camera on ;)
View from the top!

Saturday we headed to a friends' place to watch the UFC fights. Unfortunately, I had no choice but to sit right by the appetizer table and they got the best of me :( I went in with good intentions, but I had way to many. This was my only downfall this weekend. 

Sunday, my sister and I headed downtown Toronto to see the Beauty and the Beast. It was really goos and I loved the "Be my Guest" number, but I still think the Lion King was better and nothing has even come close to Rock of Ages ;)

Waiting for the show!



I hope everyone else had a fantastic weekend! 


15 comments:

  1. How fun and 24 lbs great work!! I am proud of ya girl! I have a healthy eating blog that may help you a lil maybe you could check it out?

    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thnks! Your blog looks great, thanks for the link.

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  2. So neat that you live that close to an amusement park. The closest one to me is about 3.5 hours and the rides are definitely not as cool as those!

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    1. I used to live about 15 hours away from it and I remember as a kid seeing all the houses close by and thinking how cool it would be to live so close haha

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  3. I haven't been to a theme park in years. I'd really like to go because I was always fearful of being too big for the rides, too. I think I'd have more fun now.

    I hate wooden rollercoasters too! I just can't get on them without wanting to pee my pants. The creaking of the wood...it just doesn't sound safe! LOL

    I think you look beautiful in the pictures, by the way. :)

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    1. Thank you :)

      You should definitely go now! Omg, wooden roller coasters scare the crap out of me.. you feel like it's going to bust right off the rail! haha

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  4. Girl, it took me forever to get past 24 pounds! It was ridiculous lol. But you WILL get there! I bet it would be a nice exercise to walk the park, now I'm over here jealous wanting an amusement park in my back yard. You Are still doing a great job, glad to see you having such awesome weekends!!

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    1. Thank you! I know I will get there, I just hope it's soon! haha

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  5. Don't ever ever ever quit!! This process is a very slow process ... but remember, even the smallest bit of progress is still progress!

    One day. One step. What most don't understand: It's the pain and struggle that eventually launches us to the next level. You're in the middle of this journey bc of your pain ... allow this current struggle to elevate you to another plateau. When you look back at how hard you fought, you'll never be the same ... EMOTIONALLY!!!

    Yes, you're frustrated, and that's normal ... but use this frustration to fuel your fire for your goals.

    I teach this mindset - The "1% Mindset." Think, act, and believe deeper than the 99% who would've already quit.

    Come say hi ... Http://CoachYourMind.com

    Hope to hear from you,
    Dayne

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    1. Thank you, that's great advice! I know if it were easy, I'd likely take it for granted and slip into old habits once I hit my goal weight.

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  6. I love the picture of you in front of the park...you look so cute!! I also love the picture of the sunset behind the roller coaster--that's awesome!

    Don't give up! You can do it!! You have lots of folks to support you!!

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  7. Bailey it looks and sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I know how frustrating it is to lose weight slowly (it's taken me since April to lose 5.1 pounds!) However, you've lost 24 pounds that you won't ever have to lose again! That's great. Living next to the amusement park sounds like so much fun-not to mention the opportunities for getting in some fun exercise!

    Those pics of you guys in the park and on the swings are adorable and you look amazing. Keep up the great work and remember-slow and steady wins the race. Be the tortoise!! lol

    Bridgette

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  8. haha I'll be the tortoise :)

    Thanks for the compliments, it really means a lot to have all this support!

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  9. Great site! I love your pictures. I found your website on runsforcookies.com and wanted to say, try not to get too frustrated. I need to really get on with losing weight too and I understand how hard it is! I still need to lose baby weight from 5 children. Our youngest 2 babies are only 23 months old and 10 months old. I know I need to lose weight, but it is so hard to stick to it with 5 kids and school.

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