I have always been of the opinion that my weight does not matter because I carry my weight well. People rarely guess that I weigh as much as I do (the men at the carnival that guess weight hate to see me coming....lol). I've recently decided I want to be healthier and smaller (imagine that). If I look this good at size 18, how much sexier will I look at size 12? Obviously nothing wrong with my self-esteem. lol The only thing I wish I ...
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I have always been of the opinion that my weight does not matter because I carry my weight well. People rarely guess that I weigh as much as I do (the men at the carnival that guess weight hate to see me coming....lol). I've recently decided I want to be healthier and smaller (imagine that). If I look this good at size 18, how much sexier will I look at size 12? Obviously nothing wrong with my self-esteem. lol The only thing I wish I could lose immediately is my stomach and I know I'm not alone in that feeling. :-)
5/2 Update: Now that I am only 9lbs away from my goal, I've decided to lose another 10lbs beyond that (total of 60lbs lost). Size 14s fit well on me, giving me only a little bit of wiggle room. Losing another 19lbs will probably put me at a 10/12, but closer to a 12 which is right where I wanna be. :-)
6/5 update: I know I'm supposed to take more than 1 picture, they're coming! This weekend I will take them. :-)
6/6 update: You all know I've changed my goal since I met my original goal of losing 50lbs. Now, I'm aiming to lose another 20lbs. I'll be 180lbs at that point. As of today, I'm officially 195lbs. Guess what? I can finally say I weigh UNDER 200lbs!!!!! I think the last time I was able to say that was when I was born. lol j/k
6/9 update: I am stopping all weight loss. Right now! I am going to focus on strength training & toning my body as it is. I realize I've lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time and am now taking time out to concentrate on toning everything before I start losing weight again. I do not want to be able to tuck my skin. Right now, I couldn't tuck it if I tried.
7/6 update: 6/11/08 is my official weight lifting start date. I started out doing 3 exercises. I increased the reps, weights, added other exercises, and now lift 20lbs heavier than I did when I started. Yay!
7/16 update: I'm up to lifting 30lbs heavier and have started doing cardio again. At the point I stopped doing cardio I was burning somewhere between 4800-5000+ calories per week. Right now I'm up to around 1200 consistently. Next week, while still doing my upper body, lower body, and core workouts, I will aim for burning 2000 cals. Depending on how I do this week, I will adjust that goal.
8/25 update: I'm back to burning 5000+ calories per week and eating consistently between 1700-2000 calories per day. Every now and again I get lower than 1700 or higher than 2000, but its okay. ;-) As far as weight lifting, I've gone into maintenance mode for my biceps, back, & upper chest muscles while still lifting to increase strength/size in my triceps & lower chest muscles. I can say this.... I can now do 2 sets of 10 MILITARY STYLE pushups. Yay!
*******************MY TRACKERS***************** If you're going to look at my trackers to determine what you can eat or exercises you should do, please look at my tracker for March thru May. I was in my weight loss mode during those months and what I ate and how I exercised will reflect that. Please also pay attention to the amount of exercise I did/calories burned for that week when looking at the food for the day/week as they correlate. The more exercise I did, the more food I had to eat to keep my body from running on empty and falling out (which would have been so embarrassing since I'm always trying to be cute. lol) *******************MY TRACKERS*****************
Ultimate goals: lose the stomach & drop to size 12. I was size 18 when I started this about about a month ago and now I'm down to 16. I've recently gotten an extra boost, am back on point, & am pumpin'!!!
4/27 update: I have no idea what size I am now. lol 37-less lbs later, I think I'm somewhere between a 14 & 16. But, I'm so not sure. I think tomorrow I'll go to a clothing store & see what I can fit in. I'll have to make sure to leave my money at home. :-) I don't want to buy anything until I've hit my ultimate goal.
4/30 update: I'm currently a size 14, they're just a smidge loose....just a smidge! lol
5/28 update: My size 14s aren't fitting right anymore. Wearing 12s isn't a problem. I didn't realize that until I tried them on last night. Size 10, here I come!
7/16 update: I stopped doing cardio in June and concentrated on lifting weights. Although I'm not complaining, I had to give away my 14s as they look ridiculous on me. I'm getting more roo
I am working out in the gym daily, walking whenever & wherever I can, eating healthy (not a diet nor am I starving myself), and am trying to surround myself with naturally active people so I exercise without even realizing it.
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Alexis Thank you so much for posting your words of encouragement on my blog!! You have done AWESOME!!! Sounds like we have A LOT in common.. I lost 60 pounds in 10 months!!!! So far, I am holding to a less than 5 pound gain during this downtime.. and I am trying to actually lose that too.. lol! I figure when I do have to get around on my crutches.. that is a workout for my core and arms...LOL! Trying to have that "positive" thinking going and make the best of this whole thing!
You are a great motivator... I will need that when I get back to my workouts! You should be so proud.. you look AWESOME.. keep up the great work!