Friday, June 04, 2010
Today I weighed in at 151.4 lbs, 26.7% Body Fat, with a BMI of 24.5. I haven't been in the "normal" range since 1992!
I'm not much into blogging anymore, but felt I had to mark this HUGE milestone in my weight loss journey. Actually, after having completed "The Spark" yesterday, I'm inclined to say that this journey has been much more about bettering my life than simply about weight loss.
My focus is still on getting to that magical, yet now not so elusive, number on the scale, but not nearly as much as it was not so long ago. I'm on my third 90-day run of P90X Lean, plus I walk/jog almost every day. Wednesday night I signed up for a weekly 1-hour ZUMBA class with my friends - WHAT A BLAST! I am eating extremely well, tracking everything here on SparkPeople at least 5 days per week. Even on vacation, I am now careful of what I eat and drink.
My feet are much better now, by the way. The swelling has finally disappeared and so has my excuse for not exercising. Life is good!
I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with the compliments I've been receiving. My husband certainly appreciates my new found enthusiasm (and libido!) Also, I can now honestly say I am the best role model I can be to my two girls with regards to exercise and nutrition. Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the best gift anyone can give themselves!
I have passed "The Spark" onto my brother, who is facing several crises in his personal life. I hope he takes the time to read it. I want him to be as happy and fulfilled as I am today.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I am more than a little frustrated. You see, I have very high arches in my feet, requiring me to wear orthopedic inserts. I bought medium-heel boots last fall and have been wearing them most of the day ever since. Because I did not put my inserts in them, the balls of my feet got pushed forward incessantly. I stopped wearing them last weekend because they got really sore and swollen (just behind my middle toes on both feet). Because of this, I cannot walk using proper form. I don't want to aggravate an old back injury, so I have cut out my worning walk/jogs. I still do my P90X every morning before work, but am incredibly frustrated because I have to avoid my treadmill for a few more days. Putting my C25K program on hold was NOT part of the plan. But, alas, I will have to get back on track Monday with Week 6. I will, however, see if I can at least walk for a little while.
So far I am on point with my weight loss goals. As of last Sunday, I weigh 158. My goal was to hit 155 by vacation time February 26th, but I doubt I'll get there unless this foot pain disappears. Onward and downward!
Friday, February 12, 2010
I am REALLY PUMPED this morning. I broke through a 20-year barrier, weighing in at 159.8 lbs. I can't tell you how proud I am for having stuck with my program consistently, despite the 160-lb mental barrier. I don't know how many times I have come close to crossing it! Today, my friends, is a brand new day in the rest of my life.
I know it's not all about the weight. In fact, I briefly checked a few measurements this week and found I had lost one inch per arm. My waist has dropped half an inch, as my hips one inch. My calves are smaller, too, as my knee-high boots are easier to zip up. I have greater endurance and feel amazing.
I have also begun to plan short, medium and long-term goals with the help of The Spark. Not only am I trying to improve my health, I am also trying to be a better mother, wife and friend. I want to be the best person I can be, one day at a time!
Friday, February 05, 2010
The scale has me at 160.8 lbs this morning. I can't tell you how exciting it is to see how my persistence has paid off these last 30 days. That's 10 lbs lost in a month. Thank God for P90X! Not only am I lighter, but I am also leaner and appear taller. I am into my "skinny" jeans, and my smallest bathing suits fit like gloves. LIFE IS AWESOME!
Tonight I'm going out to supper and a movie with my BFF to celebrate my accomplishments. There will, however, be no wine at dinner and no snacks at the movies. You know what? I won't miss them.
I started reading The Spark. Let me tell you this is an amazing book so far (I'm on Chapter 4). I recommend it to anyone who wants their life to be the best it can be. Just when I thought I knew everything about nutrition and fitness, along comes a book filled with valuable information, tricks, and inspiring stories. I love it!
Monday, February 01, 2010
Good morning, and what a GREAT morning it is! I surpassed my weight goal for January - this morning I weighed in at 161.6, 0.4 lbs below my target of 162. Yay me! I am so excited, I can barely contain myself. Body Fat is down to 29.8%, BMI to 26.1. These are my best results since 2007!
I stayed on track all weekend, never once succumbing to the temptation of red wine. I went out for a birthday supper with my friend Friday night, then to a night of card games with friends Saturday night, followed by dinner at the in-laws Sunday night. Avoiding wine turned out to be easier than expected, but I hadn't realized until last night how BORING it is at my in-laws without at least half a bottle in me. It was BRUTAL!
Ah, but it was all worth it just to see that magic number pop up on the scale this morning. Obsessed much? Oh, yeah!
I have my workouts planned out through Saturday. If all goes well, meaning the kids won't get sick or I won't injure myself or fall ill, I should be able to meet my goal of 160 by next Monday.
This morning I did P90X, CardioX. At lunchtime I will continue with my C25K program, Week 3. Where DOES the time go???
I finally managed to get an appointment with my family doctor for March 18th, after 5 months of trying. In order to get one, you have to call the clinic on the first Monday of the month for the following month. Everytime I get through, all the appointments are already given out. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket today. Hmmm....
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