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2011 Wrap-Up

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tomorrow is January first and about 2 weeks after that, it will mark my 200th day sparking. A milestone for me. So I wanted to write a blog kind of wrapping up the year and a list of accomplishment thus far. So here it goes.

1. In 2011, I lost 53.2lbs. Unfortunately, this won't be including my recent gain that I am sure I have since I missed last week's weigh in and my next weigh in isn't until tomorrow. But the fact is, I still lost it, even if I found a couple lbs again.

2. In 2011, I have lost countless inches. Seriously, they are countless because I didn't count them. I have found that I never seem to measure in the same spot every time so I just don't measure except maybe every couple of months and it's just to see what it says. According the to tape measure, I don't lose many inches, but my clothes gets seriously baggy and pants that use to be tight are now like 5-6 to inches too big in the waist. But does the tape measure show that? No. So I say screw that way of measuring. But I do know I have lost inches. For example, I have this pair of pants that in November, at the end of my Biggest Loser Competition I tried on. I had to dance and work to get them up over my legs and hips, but could not button them. I couldn't even get the zipper to meet. There was a good 2-4 inches between the sides. I could not get it to close. I tried it on again about a week ago, right before Christmas, a month later, and I could zip them up. They weren't comfortable to wear and Lord knows I couldn't sit down, but I could zip them up. THAT is progress!

3. In 2011, I have walked more then 58 miles on purpose and tracked it. :) I know I walked more then that but I am mean on purpose where I set out to go walking, whether it was on a treadmill or outdoors.

4. In 2011, From October 7 to December 31th, I walked 789,392 steps. I got my pedometer in October and have wore it every day since. My goal was to walk 10,000 steps a day and I am glad to say that I did most days. More times then not, I made 10,000 steps. So far, to date, the most steps I took in one day was 20,800. I look forward to beating that in 2012.

5. In 2011, I got a personal trainer. I learned how to strength train with proper form. I have found that when I am accountable to someone else, I achieve much more. I have learned that even when things get hard, I can push myself. I don't give myself credit for what I can do. When 15 feels like enough, I still have a few more in me. I am still learning and look forward to continuing my sessions with a trainer throughout 2012.

6. In 2011, I have increased levels on different fitness equipment. For instance, when I first started riding the stationary bike, I could barely do level 8. Now I am comfortable at level 10 and need to up myself to level 11. When I first started using the elliptical, I could barely last 10 minutes at an easy level and low resistance, where now I can go over 30 minutes at a level 10 resistance 10.

7. In 2011, I have also grown to dislike fast food. Some fast food is good such as Chipotle and subway, but I am mow finding that Jack in the Box and McDonalds are disgusting and may never eat there in 2012. That is not a promise, more of a prediction, but we'll see what happens.



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I really love my bodybugg. It shows me when I am most active and even when I think I have not been active, I look at the graph and see how wrong I was. You don't have to bust your butt in the gym for 8 hours a day, just moving around and not sitting around does the trick. I work for a call center where I sit on my butt for 8 hours talking on the phone. There isn't much I can do about that, but I can get up in my cubicle and move around a little bit. I am going to have to try it. Maybe do some squats or something. But here is a screen print of my day today. I also went to the gym which you will notice at the end with the high spikes.

I tried to make the picture bigger but SP wouldn't let me. But as you can see, I burned 3400 calories today which is awesome.


Week 26 - Skipped Weigh In

Monday, December 26, 2011

So my son woke me up early this morning and I was thinking about everything I needed to do and weighing in did not make my list, so I missed my chance. I am pretty sure it is a good thing because I only did well 3 days this week. The others were absolutely horrible so I wouldn't be surprised if I showed a large weight gain. I have a week before my trainer gets back so I am going to kick some ass this week and try to at least balance out by next Monday. No gain. Loss preferably but even if I just remain the same, I will be happy.

Merry Christmas!


Week 25 - I lost 50 lbs!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

In 25 weeks, I have lost 50lbs! That is so funny because while I did not lose an even 2 lbs each week, on average apparently I did. Some weeks I lost 3-4 lbs, others I lost only 1 lb and I even had a gain somewhere in there. But it averaged out to 2 lbs a week.

I don't have a whole lot to say in this blog, but for anyone concerned with a small loss at any given time, just focus on the long term. It will likely average out. I started out at 318.6lbs 25 weeks ago and now I am at 265.4lbs. I still have a long way to go, but as long as I keep pushing, I will get there.

Now let's see if I can still make my goal of 260 by New Years. I have 5.4lbs to lose in 2 weeks. I think I can! I think I can!

Oh yeah, and I also purchased the BodyBugg. I will discuss more on it later with screen shots of my progress, but right now I don't have time.

As for the competition, I have not received any weights from my friends so I don't know where they are, but I am at 2.78% lost since the beginning of the competition. I lost 3.6lbs this week bringing my total weight loss to 53.2 lbs.

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LIBELULITA 12/19/2011 4:12PM

    You're doing sooo well....glad to see you're motivated again and going strong emoticon emoticon

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GIRLONFIRE1979 12/19/2011 1:09PM

    i'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!!! this is wonderful news and very inspiring!!!!!!! good luck achieving your goal in the next 2 weeks. you have come so far already!

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MELISSAJANEY 12/19/2011 10:47AM

    Congratulations! And I am dying to get a report on the BodyBugg so keep us posted!!

You have come so far and you attitude is really great!!!

I know that you are going to be a success!

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CAROLYN_ROSE 12/19/2011 10:35AM

    Congrats!!!!! That's great!

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CARLYOLEO41 12/18/2011 10:04PM

    Congrats!! You are awesome! It's great to see the hard work paying off! WOOHOO!

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Week 24 - Total weight loss = 49.6lbs

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Seriously? I get on the scale to see 269. A total loss of 1.4lbs for this week and just 0.4lbs short of making a total 50lbs lost??? While I am happy about a loss, when you are that freaking close it is really irritating. Oh well. I will make it next week.

I didn't do so great this week. I went to the gym 4 times and ate below 1600 calories for 5 days this week, but unfortunately I went over 3000 one day and over 2000 another day. It's hard to believe that doing bad for 2 days out of the week would keep me from a 2 lbs loss but it is what it is.

This kind of throws a wrench in my plans of being down to260 by New Years. At this point, I will now need to lose 3 lbs a week to reach that goal. It's doable, but going to be very difficult. My goal this week is to go to the gym 6 days and eat below 1600 calories all 7 days. I am going to try.

As for the competition, I am so far in the lead with the numbers I know. One person hasn't weighed in but here at the states.

Me: 1.47%
Vivien: 0.99%
Sarah: N/W

Vivien is on my tail so I gotta step it into high gear real quick. I need to create a decent distance between us.

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BUTEAFULL 12/12/2011 2:31AM

    good luck with those goals

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