Monday, September 27, 2010
I thought it might be a good idea to take a look back at where I started and where I am today.
Weight - 255 lbs March 2010 - 191.8 lbs Sep 2010 - 63.2 lbs Lost In 6 Months
BMI - 42.4 March - 39.1 Sep - 3.3 Lower After 6 Months
Body Fat % - 56.1% March - 42.1% Sep - 14% Lower After 6 Months
Bust - 47" March - 43" Sep - 4" Lost in 6 Months
Waist - 45" March - 37" Sep - 8" Lost in 6 Months
Hips - 51" March - 43" Sep - 8" Lost in 6 Months
Thighs - 29" March - 25.25" Sep - 3.75" Lost in 6 Months
Arms - 15.25" March - 12.25" Sep - 3" Lost in 6 Months
Total Inches - 26.75" Lost in 6 Months
Waist to Hip
Ratio - 0.88 March - 0.86 Sep - 0.02 Lower After 6 Months
Wow! I didn't realize how many inches I'd lost until just now and I'm shocked. I knew I had lost 63.2 lbs, but 26.75" inches, now that's amazing. Okay, the weight loss is amazing too. I never take credit for anything, but that changes today because I'm proud of myself for the hard work I've done over the past 6 months. I have 45.8 lbs left to lose and it's so nice that finally the amount to lose is less than what I've lost to date. My daughter is getting married in June 2011, and I want to look great for that day. Now that I've joined Curves and continuing with my daily walking, I know I'll reach my goal by that date. I'm so glad that finally I've gotten control over the weight battle that was mine for the last 8 years. I'm becoming the me I had hidden deep inside for so long, a strong, confident and happy woman.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I had my first workout at Curves and I'm beat. Although I've been walking 45 minutes daily for the last few months, today I used muscles that haven't been used in years. My initial start weight back in March 2010 was 255 lbs with clothes on, 253 lbs naked. So far, I've lost 64 lbs. I'm hoping going to Curves will help the weight loss and inches loss. I want to look and feel better and I think going to Curves at least 3 times per week will help me reach my goals.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I lost 3.8 lbs this week, for a total of 35 lbs lost to date. That's the most I've lost in all my dieting attempts. So, what's different this time? I think it's my mindset. I've got the attitude that there's no question about it, this time I'm losing weight and sticking to my goal, no question about it. My obsession with food is improving and in time it will disappear completely. I can hardly wait for that day. To not think about my next meal while eating my current would be so wonderful. I'm exercising regularly now which is a big change from before when it was so rare I moved my body. I want to increase what I do by maybe adding a dvd of walk away the pounds, so that is my next goal. I'm eating really healthy meals, another change for the better. Overall, I'm making a lot of changes and they are all positive and helping me work towards my goal of getting healthy and losing weight.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I read an interesting article on exercise and self-efficacy in SparkPeople. I would rate my belief in myself at around a 5 out of 10. Today for example, I really didn't feel like getting on my recumbent bike because I was feeling cold and tired. I told myself that I would warm up by exercising and then got out of my clothes and into my biking gear. Within 5 minutes of biking, I felt glad I didn't give into the urge to avoid. I listened to the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan's audio book and before I knew it, 30 minutes had passed and I completed my exercise for the day. I'm sticking with my daily biking, only missing one day this week. I feel good when I exercise in that I get more energized, get rid of tension headaches, warm up my cold body and best of all, feel proud of myself for meeting my goal. So, right now my self-efficacy is a 5, but pretty soon, it will be higher and why? Because I believed I could do it!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
So, I lost 0.2 lbs this week. It upset me that I lost so little. Immediately and still now a day later, I can't stop obsessing about it. I don't want to do anything but stay in bed. I want to cry. I feel fat. When I look in the mirror, I see the rolls of fat on my 215.8 lb body. I want out of this negative frame of mind, yet I seem unable. My depression was bad today and I know it's the result of the weigh in. I wish I didn't obsess about things so much. It doesn't help one bit. My husband suggested I weigh myself tonight as seeing the same or lower weight might help lift this upsetting feeling. Think I'll do that and see what happens. Better idea would be to focus on the 31.8 lbs I've lost to date and celebrate my accomplishments. Gotta work on this.
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