Monday, May 03, 2010
Oftentimes I've gone to the post office, which is downtown and only has parallel parking spaces and been unable to find a spot. In the past, I would drive around and around until one opened up...lol...but I'm proud to say that the past two times that I've gone....I've parked about 2 blocks away and walked!!!! I felt great about it...saving money and getting in exercise!!!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Okay...I'll begin by telling you that I've always been a part of a sedentary lifestyle. I'm 17 and 16 years younger than my siblings, so there was never anyone at home for me to go outside and play with. When I was growing up, we lived almost 1/2 mile from the closest neighbor who was 90 when he passed in 1999, so there weren't any neighborhood children I could play with. My mom also didn't work the traditional "9 to 5", she worked as a domestic and as an in-home aide...and took me right along with her, so no day care or preschool for me. I grew up sitting around watching TV and reading books, so by the time I hit 3 or 4, I was chubby...and I stayed there.
In school, I hated PE...as a matter of fact, I was a straight "A" student up until 8th grade PE...where I made my first "B". I liked basketball, but who in their right mind wants to run back and forth, back and forth, I thought. I was scared of getting hit by a volleyball or softball, and in kickball, I always kicked either a short kick that got caught or a foul...plus, I would have to run from base to base. Soooo, sports and physical activity were not my cup of tea.
In college, I took Aerobics...I think twice and I went to the Student Rec Center like 5 times in my four years, but that's the extent of it.
Last night, I worked out for a total of 65 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did Pilates for 20 minutes and then got up and did 45 minutes of The Firm's 500 Calorie Workout. I got further in the tape than ever, I pushed myself even though I was tired...I put the water bottle on the dresser and between sequences, I would take a swig and keep going. I have worked out 3 days this week....and I actually feel pretty good....Now....if I could only find enough hours in the day to catch up on grading papers
Also, my goal was to fit back into my prom dress...I lost some weight being away at summer camp and was able to wear a size 14 to my senior prom.....gained ~30 pounds during freshman year at college and last time I tried...I couldn't zip it. I tried it on...and I'm proud to say that it has extra room in the front!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I just realized that I am 5 pounds away from my goal!!!! I've been here for about 2 weeks, but I really hadn't thought about it. Hopefully, by the time school is out on June 14 (2 months from today), I will have lost those 5 and about 10 additional pounds!! I just finished a workout...feeling pretty good!!!!
I have gone from a BMI of almost 38 down to a BMI of just over 30. I'm almost out of the obese range Who knew I would be so happy to be considered overweight...but it so much better than being obese!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Yeah, Yeah, yeah....40 pounds is a lot, and I love that everyone is noticing, but there's one thing that's sorta bothering me. I've had some people say "Oh, you looks so good now, you don't need to lose anymore weight." My thing is...I'm still at least 35 pounds overweight. Was I so big in the beginning that I now look really small even though I'm technically still very large?
Maybe I was and didn't know it...and maybe I wear my weight well, but I feel like I'm still big. I have come across people who are 5-10 pounds overweight and they go on and on about how much they need to lose. Maybe it's paranoia, but I sorta feel like people are trying to deter me from continuing. Now, I know I can tell a difference in my size when I wear fitted clothes and I've gotten rid of a lot of clothes, but I stil have many articles of clothing that fit pretty well. I keep thinking that I must have been just HUGE...oh well...just maybe it's just one of those days.
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