Thursday, November 06, 2014
Hmmm. I seem to have missed a few weeks...
Well, things got tough. It started shortly after my last weigh-in blog at the end of September when I discovered the candy bar at the 7-Eleven around the corner. Ugh. I've never been one for gummies or sours, but I started buying them by the bagful. There were about 3 weeks where I could think of little else. Even old favourites like nachos and French fries seemed unappealing to me in comparison.
I got my news about my A1C, which was very good (5.3), and maybe that made me cocky.
Also, my mother's birthday weekend was in there at the start of October, and everyone was predictably shocked and amazed at my progress. Some people I had not seen since Christmas, and they could not believe it. So I got bold. Had too much cake, too much candy, too much...everything.
I DID manage to turn it around. There were 3 weeks with no movement on the scale, or slight upwards movement, but things have stabilized and begun heading downward once again.
Since my last weigh-in, I have lost 5.6 lb, for a total of 53.8 lb lost this year.
I now weigh 163.2 lb, which amazes me. I've got less than 25 lb to lose before I reach my goal. It makes me feel giddy.
Other good news is that I finally started the Couch-to-5k program. I bought a pair of good running shoes and am in the middle of week 4. It's getting tough, but I would like to run a 5k race soon. Maybe early spring. We'll see.
So, to sum up: I was bad, down in the dumps, stalled and eating massive amounts of candy. But I turned it around, and I feel GREAT!
Have a lovely day!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
After a so-so week food and exercise-wise, I was pleased to weigh in at 168.8 lb this morning, down 0.8 lb for the week and 48.2 lb since the start of the year.
Yesterday was kind of rough (it ended with me at the 7-Eleven buying a bag of 5 cent candies) and the weekend is filled with social obligations, but I feel sort of prepared.
I went for my bloodwork today and will get my latest A1C reading next Thursday. I don't feel I did quite as good over the past three months as at the start of the year, but the results won't be anything outrageous or anything. I'm still medication free and doing well.
And for those who recall the saga of the red 90s jeans from a few months ago...here are the replacement jeans I got this week...in a size 14!! Woohoo!!
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Another great week, filled with everyone...and I mean EVERYONE...noticing once again that I look and feel fabulous! I ran into a few people who had not seen me in several months, and they really did not recognize me. I also performed "feats of derring do" around the office by leaping up on counters and such.
This morning I weighed in at 169.6 lb, down 1.4 lb since last week and 47.4 lb since the start of the year.
It sure is nice to see the 160s!
I have just 30 pounds to lose before I reach my goal weight. I cannot express in words how good THAT feels. My goal weight has always seemed so far away. I am even thinking about revising my goal weight down, but I don't think I'll officially do that for a bit. I need to see how things shape up (so to speak) as I get closer.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
As many of you know, I've been on a real downward spiral for months. Since January, in fact. Every week, I seem to sink lower and lower.
Well, this week, I hit a new low: I am OVERWEIGHT.
I seriously never expected this.
I am finally out of the OBESE category on the BMI!
This morning I weighed in at 171 lb, down 2.8 lb from last week, and down 46 lb for the year.
I always figured the magic number was 169, but if I enter my stats in metric (lovely lovely metric!), then I get a BMI of 29.9 this week.
Turns out I am not actually 5'3", but 161 cm. Big difference!
Anyhow, thank you all for your continued support. I don't say it often enough, but seeing all those "likes" and reading about your lives and struggles and victories is ALWAYS inspirational.
Spark On, my friends!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
This is just to say that I am having a really good week.
Got in the best workout of the year last night, hence the "happy sweat" above.
Made a breakthrough of sorts re: recent poor eating habits.
Am actually no longer obese...but ssshhhhh...gonna make that announcement official at my weigh-in later this week.
Went online shopping today for a truckload of new fall clothes.
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