Sunday, November 06, 2011
I've been a bum about logging into Spark, blogging, and keeping up with my Spark friends. I know I need to make the time for this - for myself - but work has been oh so busy. I've also been traveling. Nonetheless, I am going to try my darnedest to make November my reboot month.
Last weekend I headed down South to visit friends in Knoxville and watch a little South Carolina/Tennessee football. It was a much needed break from the stresses of work that have been preoccupying my time and thoughts. I got compliments from friends on my thinner stature, but my favorite was from my friend Mary who said "wow - your legs are really muscular". That made me feel good.
I've got my calorie intake pretty under control. I could eat cleaner and healthier - something I am going to continue to work on - but I have the calorie intake under control and am rotating my intake so I have higher and lower calorie days to keep my body guessing.
The one thing I don't have under control is exercise. Even though I continue to lose weight, my body shape isn't shifting a whole lot. I'm still VERY flabby in the torso area. I know time will work on that as I continue to lose weight, but I also know that calories change weight - exercise changes shape. I'm going to try to be more diligent about working out beyond just my elliptical and jogging routines.
I'm running the Rudolph Run 5k on December 17th with my best friend Jessica in Huntsville, AL. I'm looking forward to it but have to start my couch 2 5k training this week. Jessica has been running quite a bit over the last year. She's nervous about keeping up with me and my long legs, but I'm more nervous about my endurance with her. This will be my second 5k - trust me when I say that it won't be difficult to get a new PR this year haha.
So I think that about catches me up. Here are my weigh in results from yesterday:
Starting weight: 257 (2/28/2011)
Last weigh in: 230.4 (10/22/2011)
This week's weigh in: 229.3 (10/5/2011)
Weight loss since last weigh in: 1.1 lbs
Total weight lost: 27.7 lbs
Excited to be in the 220s, but know I have a lot of work to do and some changes that still need to be made.
Hope everyone has a good week sparking!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I think my body was just waiting for me to get my gadget in gear again...
Starting weight: 257 lbs (2/28/2011)
Last logged weight: 233.7 lbs (10/15/2011)
Weigh-in 10/22/2011: 230.4 lbs
Total weight lost since 10/15/2011: -3.3 lbs
Total weight lost to date: 26.6 lbs
What? I lost 3.3 lbs this week? That's crazy talk.
Seriously though - it has been a challenging few weeks. I have been unmotivated, my will power has been flickering, and I've not been sparking like I should. This week, I started back with the basics. I started eating my morning oatmeal like I know I should. As busy as I have been with work, it became convenient for me to leave the house without eating any breakfast. As a result, I think my metabolism went "hell naw". Now that I'm fueling up in the mornings, I'm starting to see some results again.
I also got more exercise in this week. Am I consistent yet? Not at all. Will I get there? Yes - I'm determined. Seeing that number so close to the 220s on the scale this morning has renewed my resolve to get this thing done. I know it's not all about the number on the scale - but for me - that's a big way of monitoring progress since I have so much weight to lose. Once I get closer to my goal (eventually), then I'll switch my evaluation methods to things like inches, muscle mass, etc.
This loss could not have come at a better time to get me motivated. I'm off right now to enjoy a rare Portland partly-cloudy day with a walk downtown and maybe a run down by the waterfront later this afternoon.
Everyone have a good weekend!
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