Tuesday, February 09, 2010
It has been a while since I have posted my current status: yes, I have been just been too lazy to get the measuring tape out to check my stats.. I admit it though...
I've been doing really good lately with calories eaten - there have only been a few days that I have gone over my calorie intake minimum. On these days I was careful to stick in a healthy range though and not to exceed the limit I have given myself. I believe that if anything I am learning a lot about calories and nutritional facts from all types of foods. In fact, if you ask me how many calories are in a serving of just about anything, I can tell you off the top of my head. That is very beneficial to me since I plan on never being overweight again.
Pounds Lost in Total: 21-24 pounds (exact beginning a little fuzzy) Now that I know how many calories I am supposed to be eating daily (the healthy way) I am finally losing weight more regularly. Yes, I am not losing massive amounts of pounds in each week but I am trying to do everything the healthy way this time. I am not about to crash diet just to lose pounds faster this time around - it just hurts the body and has no long term benefits. So, I am proud of my one pound a week loss. It's a win in my situation!
Foods eaten. I'm working really hard to eat more healthy foods to fuel my body instead of ones that just fill up my calorie count daily. Lately I have gone back to eating mostly vegan and raw vegan. I do sneak in some daily products, fish and once in every blue-moon a meat product. Even though I wish I could go 100% raw vegan, it is really hard in the snow land of Ohio. I can't wait until summer comes around and pray that there are some more good farmers opening up their pick your own options this year!
Lately I have been exercising on a more normal basis. There are weeks that I wish I were doing more, but let's face it, it's winter! I'm not about to go out in freezing weather, threatening my body in harsh cold winds, just to lose some weight. Health is the most important thing and losing the overage weight is the second thing. Since I have started to exercise and lose weight, I have started to run. In the beginning I was a non-runner (couldn't make it a mile) and now I have just completed 10K. I am thrilled with my accomplishments! The next few months I want to really get involved with 30 Day Shred to work my core and also to do some more weight lifting. I average around 10-20 minutes a few times a week now but I know I need to do more weight lifting to live the healthy lifestyle. It is my goal!
45.55 Miles Run! This may be a little off since I am not confident in my tracking abilities for miles run. I tend to forget to put in my exercise daily. I am good at tracking my calories however as long as I get those miles run a few times a week, I know that I am going to be okay.
Measuring Progress in Numbers:
Maintain My Current Weight Calories: 1639.02
Calorie Intake for Weight Loss: 1139.02
Waist to Hip Ratio: 0.88 (Still at High Risk- scary!)
(from start date)
Diff in Thigh: 3 inches
in Chest: 5.5 inches
upper arm: 2 inches
weight: 21-24 pounds (exact beginning a little fuzzy)
Waist: 10 inches
Hips: 8 inches
Neck: 1 inch
Weather has really played a decline in my weight loss journey however I am not letting it take full control. My body needs sunshine to be happy; I really should live in a warmer place. I am struggling to get myself to the gym more often, even if it is just to lift weights. My goal these next few months is to lose a few more pounds - I have 8 more pounds until I am at a healthy weight level. It will be so nice to lose 8 pounds and be in a normal (no risk) weight level!!! I can't wait for that day!!! I will continue to whisper sweet nothings to my weight scale so see more results. (maybe I should get a weight scale that is a little better at tracking weight... hmmm...) In addition I plan on reading more books on nutrition and hopefully get a doctors appointment setup to check my progress.
For now though=