Friday, March 20, 2009

Hiatus

I'm not weighing in this week or next because 1) I'm going to be traveling for work and am hoping to just not gain too much and 2) there are some big things coming.

On April 1, I start my Thirty Initiative and the Couch-to-5K program. Then on April 4, Amy and her friends and I are starting another Biggest Loser Competition at a local gym. I'm hoping this will be the extra push I need to get the last 20 pounds off to my first goal.

So I will be a slave to the scale again soon. In the meantime, I'm just going to give myself the next two weeks to not worry about the number - to work out, eat healthy, and enjoy my trip to Atlanta.

I'll be back on April 1. Is anyone doing the Thirty Initiative or the C25K in April as well?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Like the turtle

Slow and Steady wins the race, right?! RIGHT!?!?!

Starting Weight: 233.2
Last Weeks Weight: 222.0
Current Weight: 220.5
Week Loss: 1.5
Total loss: 12.7 lbs

Ok, so it's been almost 3 months and I've only lost 13 pounds. I'm not unhappy with this as it has been steady, continuous progress, and not a race. I'm doing it different this time. I'm not starving myself; I'm basically eating what I want when I want in healthy portions and moderation and exercising like mad.

I realize if I stopped going out with my girlfriends or only ordered a spritzer, or if I could cut out the indulgences here and there, that 13 pounds would be way more. But then again, that's not ME. That's not realistic. I have two small kids, an incredibly busy life, and I don't have any intention of making myself suffer through any kind of "diet". I KNOW how to eat and I eat well, but I could do better and lose more. But I'm okay with losing a pound or so a week or two. I feel like it's moving in the right direction and I'm happy and not struggling, so I must be doing something right.

I start my Thirty Initiative in a few weeks and I'm hoping that will be the extra kick in the pants to get the scale reaaaaly moving.

How was your week?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Stupid New Scale

I mentioned I bought a new digital scale since the old one crapped out on me. For the last few weigh-ins, I was using an old-fashioned dial scale, which is great in one way because I can make sure it's calibrated correctly, but not great in the other way because it doesn't show me an accurate digital number each time. I have to peer closely and try and estimate what the correct number is. I figure these scales are meant for people who just want to keep that red dial below a certain place instead of getting an accurate reading.

And of course, the new scale is about 1-2 pounds off from the dial scale. I got off and on each a number of times and even made Mike check to make sure. So, if I want to weigh in each week with the same scale, I'm going to have to suck up the gain. Sigh.

Thankfully, the "gain" this week is only 0.5 lbs.

Starting Weight: 233.2
Last Weeks Weight: 222.0
Current Weight: 222.5
Total loss: 10.7 lbs

I'm also supposed to get weighed, measured, and body fat tested in the next week or so at the gym and I am anxious for those results.

How was your week?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Memorial Day Coundown!

I'll start tomorrow... I'll start Monday!! Ugh when will it actually begin. Ok this week was absolutely horrible for me as far as dieting. I just haven't had any will power and I also gained two pounds. Well enough is enough. I am DETERMINED to lose this weight before Memorial Day which is only 3 months away. That's like right around the corner!!

I have 12 weeks until the first day of Summer...YAY! My personal goal is to go to the gym at least 4 days a week and also try my best to lose 2 lbs a week. I can do this! Wish me luck!

March 1, 2009

190lbs - Goal 2lbs.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Why I'm not counting this week

I had the stomach virus from hell this past week. It's been four days and my stomach STILL isn't 100% and muscles in my chest I didn't even know I had are sore from violently retching for 12 straight hours.

Obviously since I didn't eat for three days, I've lost weight. But I'm also still trying to fight dehydration and drink a ton of fluid to rebuild my water.

I also bought a new scale since the old one was on its way out, but it's about a pound or two higher than the old-school dial one I was using. Which is fine, I realize it's all relative, but it still sucks.

So, between not knowing how much weightloss is due to dehydration and the scales being all wonky, I'm just not weighing in this week. Next week's may be up due to the scale issue, but whatever, I'll deal. At least I'll know it's a semi-accurate weight and not a "fake" one due to a bad virus.

For those that usually check in with me on Fridays, how was your week?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pic Week!

Starting Weight: 233.2
Last Weeks' Weight: 223
This week's Weight: 222.0
Week loss: 1 lbs
Total loss: 11.2 lbs

This was a good week for me. I really tried to focus on my diet and not overindulge and I made it to the gym 4 times (five tomorrow morning). Today is Mike's birthday and we're having our cousins (hi Michele!) over tonight and then going out with 12 people tomorrow night for dinner and drinks. Luckily, we're going for sushi and I plan on drinking red wine so hopefully I can keep the caloric intake level low.

I also upped my intensity during my classes at the gym this week as I wasn't getting the same OhMyGodI'mGoingToDie feeling anymore. So I added a riser under my step and have been attempting to power-up my moves (meaning you add a jump to each step) and have managed to get through most of a class like that and still feel human afterward.

I'm truly amazed at how great of shape I've gotten myself in only 6 weeks at this gym taking these classes. I don't fatigue or get out of breath and my heart rate never goes above where it's supposed to. I'm starting to actually feel strong and healthy again and I love it.

I haven't lost any pant sizes yet but I'm starting to really notice a physical difference. No one else has noticed other than my mother and she really doesn't count as far as that goes. I'm just happy my double chin is shrinking. Can you see a difference?

Here are my Week 8 Pics:







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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sonofamotherlessgoat

Ok, so I wrote more in depth about this for my next post over at Bodies, but I wanted to vent here too.

I did my measurements yesterday and after six weeks of total ass-kicking at the gym, I have lost 2 inches from my hips/ass, 2 inches fro my lower waist/belly button area, and 1.5 inches from my waist.

So, yay, right?

BUT

BUT

I GAINED an INCH in each quad muscle and almost an inch in each bicep.

I'm officially Amazon.