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making progress!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Today a co-worker said that I am starting to get slimmer around my waist. This sort of almost makes me want to start taking a tape measure and keeping track of my progress. Almost. Maybe in another month.

In other news, I walked 3 miles Thursday and a little over 2 on Friday, preparing for a Relay for Life event on Friday PM - I am obligated for a minimum of 4 miles, but I think I can do it!

PS - two of my last 3 meals have involved pork. Usually I would say blecch. When eating something served to me rather than a made-at-home meal, I am a lot less finnicky. BUT last night I had grilled tenderloin that was to DIE for and today's lunch was a simple roast pork medallion option that I really enjoyed. Opening yourself up to new options isn't as scary as I once imagined!


Silently putting along.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Well, I have been sparking for 9 months and finally found it a good time to re-acquaint myself with the sparkpage. Here's the scoop:

Moved back to CT from Boston in late August. I was at 225 lb.

Instantly, I started to drop the weight. Within 4 months, I was down 37 lb. to 188.

Unfortunately the holidays, birthdays, and general laziness caught up with me. I wasn't too happy at my job and started gaining back. I promised myself I would never be over 200 again, but I got pretty close, up to 199 at one point.

Now I am back on the straight and narrow, and HOORAY! I have lost nearly 11 of those lbs. that I put back on in early 2009. Summer is peeking out and I am coasting through. Right now I am hovering at 188.5. This week I started training for my first 5k (hoo boy!) and I am trying to get at least 1 mile of walk/jog a day.

I project that I will (hopefully) be weighing in around 160 by labor day, and I have a great team of loved ones supporting me and some even joining me in the journey to good health. Yay!


Day 1 - here we go!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

So after being introduced to this page by my good friend Aubri, I have joined up, with a big goal in sight - 50 lbs. in 6 months! I'm feeling very optimistic right now, the nutrition/meal log is going to be a major factor of my success. Living in the city has a lot of benefits, the main one being all the WALKING. Of course, once I came home, it was pouring rain and not pleasant walking conditions, but I might take a stroll over to the supermarket down the street and run up and down the stairs for a while. Plus I have my daily 5 reps of 30 crunches, 5 pushups (working my way up to 10), 30 squats. Also, I'm going to try to do every exercise that this site introduces every day, see if I find one that I love and can stick with. Good luck to all my monkeys, and throw a little my way as well!