Tuesday, May 08, 2012
I've finally gotten settled in to my new place, and a week under my belt at my new job. It's been a hectic time since my last blog post because not only have I moved and started a new job, but my Master's program work has picked up and my broken hand is starting to heal.
I'm hovering around 174 pounds, which has been fine for the past week or so. My original target was 175, but I updated that to 165 when it became obvious that I had a bit more to lose to see the definition I'd like to see...plus, with my broken hand, I couldn't lift weights, reducing my muscle mass. I have about 9 pounds to lose, and would like to do that by the end of May, which is also around the time I hope to be cleared to lift again.
Most of my weight loss has been dietary and walking. Since I broke my hand running and lifting have been put to the side. The point is, anyone can lose weight, even in a short period of time...you just have to be steady and understand how to do it in a healthy way.
I'm looking forward to June though because more changes are forthcoming (lifting and running again, promotion already scheduled at work, going to buy a new car, and may even look into buying a new condo)...I just hope I start June at my goal weight! :)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
It's been 60 days since I started on Spark, and weighed 207.4 pounds. I normally weigh just before lunch, but I got antsy this morning and weighed in at 178.2 pounds...just .8 pounds from hitting 30 pounds in 60 days.
My first goal was set at 180, which was revised to the current 175, and today I'm revising again to 165. I have 10 days to the end of the month and with a little extra work, I think I can reach 170 by then...if not, I'm still happy where I am. At the end of the month I get my splint off too (broken hand), and will then be able to do more.
I'm just very excited about being so close to my old running weight, and being able to start training for competitions again when my hand is better. :)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Today is my birthday, and I feel like it's the start of many new (and very good) things. In the coming weeks I will be relocating for a new job, my broken hand will be better (splint removed), I'll have reached my goal weight, and in general feel better than I have in 5 or 6 years.
I started Spark on Feb. 21st at 207.4 pounds, and my 2 month anniversary will be this Saturday. Today, I weighed in at 182.4 pounds (with a 2+ pound splint on my hand, approx.). I'd like to reach 177.4 by Saturday (30 pounds in 2 months), but even if I don't, I will soon after. It's been great though because since March 22nd I have been limited on my workouts to walking, situps, and crunches due to my broken hand. I've managed through still losing weight, and I know when my splint comes off I will be able to turn it up a notch.
My overall goal weight is 165 (Spark limits goals for periods of time for health reasons, so I could't put it all on there initially). I have 2 or 3 more weeks in the splint though, and hope to be pushing 170 by that time, and 165 by the end of May.
Spark has been a huge help as I have had trouble sticking to the appropriate foods. Working out hasn't really been a problem, but Spark does help me track that as well, which is nice. While I may loosen up on my Spark interaction when I reach my goal (I haven't missed a day since joining), I know that it will always be there when needed, and I appreciate what it has helped me do.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
While I have felt better, the hand is not actually better. :(
I will find out on Tuesday if I'll have to have surgery or not...which could extend the length of time I'll be unable to lift or run.
I want to continue exercising, but right now I'm just walking. If anyone has advice on exercises that do not require a hand in any way, shape, or form, please let me know, lol.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
While braking my hand has caused some inconveniences, I'm still managing to lose weight! I've lost about 3 more pounds since it happened. I'm excited about the future...especially my impending move to Indy and new job. Things are changing and it's an excited time.
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