I can definitely tell that my face has thinned down some...
The picture that started it all... 204 lbs. EEEK!
Down 25 lbs & feelin' good!
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As far back as I can remember, I've been pudgy. A pudgy kid, pudgy teenager, pudgy young adult... and I blossomed into a downright fat adult. That just means I'll be better prepared in the event of a zombie apocalypse, right? ;-)
I've always hated being overweight and having to look at all that extra weight when I look in the mirror, but I was never really motivated enough to actually do anything about it. I lost about 30 lbs using SP a few years ago, fell off the wagon when I went on vacation and never managed to get back into the swing of working out & eating right on a regular basis. Add a new baby and buying a home into the mix, and the result was me gaining back about 20 pounds. Now, however, I have fresh motivation and am in this for the long haul.
Weight tracking (not from the very beginning):
5/21/11 - 191.10 lbs
5/28/11 - 185.3 lbs (had a stomach virus)
6/4/11 - 182.6 lbs (thanks, C25K!)
6/11/11 - 182.6 lbs (darn sleep deprivation!!)
7/5/11 - 186.4 lbs (ugh)
8/1/11 - 188.2 (gotta get off my butt!)
9/19/11 - 191.6 lbs (thanks, broken toe & exhaustion!)
9/26/11 - 190.8 lbs
10/3/11 - 189.6 lbs
10/10/11 - 190.8 lbs (ate lots of carbs before starting South Beach ;)
6/12/12 - 168.4 lbs (gotta love South Beach!)
1/15/14 - 180.8 lbs (starting fresh!)
Boticelli was a great artist. Doesn't mean I want to look like one of the women from his paintings. So my goal is to no longer look like a Boticelli.
FINALLY complete the C25K program by 4/1/14.
Lose 4 lbs (down to 176) by 1/31/14.
Long-term goal: Get down to 135 lbs (45 lbs) by 12/1/14 and work on toning to be ready for VIF in February 2015.
Mini goal: Lose 7 lbs before KC vacation in early August
Mini goal: Successfully complete Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet
Mini goal: Lose 10 lbs (get down to 176.4) by 8/17/11, in time for our vacation to KC.
**8/3/11: Yeah, this isn't gonna happen. That's what I get for slacking off for too long. :(
Mini goal: Lose 8 lbs (down to 183 lbs) by opening night of the show I'm currently in (opens June 16).
GOAL MET 6/6/11 - 182.6 LBS
Mini goal: Sign up for and complete at lea
Portion control, calorie reduction, cutting/greatly reducing refined carbs, focusing on "clean eating", and incorporating more fruits & veggies.
Cardio 4 - 5 times per week (C25K program 3 days/week & other cardio 1-2 days/week)
Strength Training 2 days a week plus extra core work 1 - 2 days/week
38 yrs old
I love music, theatre, books, movies, my family, and food, though not necessarily in that order...
| current weight: 193.0
Welcome to the South Beach Diet team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!
1728 days ago
Thanks! I just read your last blog...5 weeks to lose most of the baby weight?! I am totally jealous. The baby is nearly 9 months old, and I'm finally within 2 lbs of my pre-baby weight. Good for you, though!!!
2228 days ago
Thank you! I am VERY excited!!!!!!
How are you doing??
2718 days ago
You can totally lose the extra weight you gained!!! Look how far you've come since you started!
2728 days ago
It was awesome crossing that finish line! I got a little teary!!
I LOVE my hot pink pants! I can be seen by oncoming traffic AND it wicks away moisture! Gotta love it!!
2896 days ago