Thursday, March 25, 2010
I've gotten so lax on my exercise...boo on me , but I feel like with the change in seasons...I'm going to do so much more. Walking was my number one exercise and then it got to the point where it was too dark to walk by the time I got home from work. I started doing workout DVDs, but my bedroom is so cramped, I hardly had room to move around. With my father recovering from his stroke and my parents moving in with me, that took away some of my already small living space...and exercise is now just a memory. But longer evenings = brisk walks and no worries of getting hit or being tooo chilly. I have 7 more pounds until I reach my goal. I hope to be there by mid-April and then down hopefully another 10 by my birthday at the end of May and maybe even another 5 by the time school is out on June 10!!!!! That would be so wonderful! Ahhh spring!!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I'm only 7 pounds away from my original goal weight. Of course, along the way, I have decided that I want to go beyond that goal, but hopefully, by my 27th birthday, I will be at least 47 pounds lighter. One thing that I have realized is that it doesn't take a whole lot to fill me up like I used to think. I guess that was a result of being "supersized". I have learned that I can go to McDonalds and get the 4 pc McNugget and a small fry...and not be hungry when I'm done. I was so used to getting that 10 pc and large fry that I didn't know any different...and of course, when I scarf it down in a matter of minutes, my body didn't have enough time to let me know that I was full, so I thought that was what I needed. Thank goodness SparkPeople has taught me portion control!!!!
Did anyone else see the article online about the woman that wants to be the world's fattest woman...she weighs like 600 pounds (43 stone--she's from the UK) and she wants to weigh 1000...she already has the record for world's fattest mom or something because of how large she was when she gave birth. She eats 12,000 calories a day. It is totally ridiculous...her poor child is going to have to grow up without a mom after she dies from heart failure it's really a crazy story.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Soooo, everyone at work has been calling me "skinny minnie", which I'm a long way from lol...but my clothes have been falling off of me. My clothes are size 18 pants/XL-XXL tops. I'm now down officially 38 pounds...only 9 from my original goal. I've lost a lot of weight around the mid-section, but the lower part of my stomach is still a pooch. I also have not gotten rid of my thighs...so I really haven't dropped the sizes that I would have thought. However, I am down to a size L top and can wear 14 in some jeans....but as I said, my thighs are still a 16, even if my waist isn't lol. 2 nights ago, I went out and bought a few tops (L) and a skirt (14), which I still don't plan to start wearing until after Easter. I don't want to be buying clothes continuously, so I was trying to wait until I was pretty much at a size where I hope to remain. I hope to get down to at least a 12....but I was able to get clothes without going to the plus size section of the store!!!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
It's been over a month since I wrote anything...and when I initially started SparkPeople....that was going to be my thing...blogging every day about my struggle. Of course, it didn't last long, but I was blogging at least weekly. Then December 15 happened. My daddy couldn't move his leg and it ended up being a stroke. We spent the entire holidays in and out of hospitals...as my grandma also fell ill... After almost 2 months of rehabilitation, my father has returned home, but still cannot walk. It's certainly eye-opening. Additionally, my grandma had to have her lower right leg removed due to infection as a result of a cut and diabetes.
So if nothing else, my brother, who is pretty fit, and I, who am trying to get fit, have agreed that this is definitely a sign that we need to watch our diet and overall health. Being that both of the illnesses that my family has had to deal with are pretty much preventable with diet and exercise.
When I initially started, I was going raw....and it worked for a few days...but I was always so hungry...you have to consume so much food just to get adequate calories. I didn't have the time during lunch to sit and eat and eat as much as I needed to just meet my daily needs.
So I left that alone...but I am still away from red meat...no hamburgers, no steaks....and I've only had soda once. I also was ill myself for about a week, which no doubt, probably kept me from showing a weight gain. There were times when my mom and I played "pick a fast food restaurant" after leaving the hospital.
I walked into the doctor's office while I was sick...and the receptionist and the nurse both looked at me and said, within minutes, wow, you've lost weight. Even though it was a visit for an illness, they weighed me just to see how much I'd lost since my last regular check-up. I had lost 27 since july....but according to my scale, I've lost 31 since I started in september...guess I was bigger. I've also realized that I actually was 10 pounds heavier than I thought based on the scales at both doctors that I've been to. I always said that my scale was wrong, but I didn't know it was that bad. So I need to lose an additional 10 pounds to reach my "real" goal and I'd actually like to go 10 beyond that. My goal was to lose 47 by my 27th birthday....I'm at 37...so I'd actually like to go as far as 57 or 67....wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm ready to get myself back on the track I need to be on. I've got 3 months left...I'm at 5 months (37 pounds) I think I can do it!!!!!!
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