Thursday, February 09, 2012
Yesterday I said it had been two months since my last Body Comp. measurement was taken. But it was 3 months.
I am SO excited. Though some may say it's not a very accurate measurement to have done, I was excited with the results I got. I had the same person doing it and everything seemed the same this time. At any rate, I went down from 28% to 25.5%! She said I really don't need to go any farther. 25 percent give or take a half percent is great for my age group. She said often a person sees weight loss but not success in fat% differences. She said it depends on the amount of toning done with strength training, not pounds lost. As we know you may not lose much and gain muscle weight, or lose pounds but not tone up.
I smile each time I think of my new number. It feels more rewarding than losing a half pound at a time, more fun than losing a quarter inch around the thigh or waist at a time.
She said not to lose more than 2 more percentage points, but I can continue to work toward goals I have in mind, but from a health standpoint, I'm doing great!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Tonight I am going to the Y to get my Body Composition measured. I had it done 2 months ago and the kinesiologist who did it recommended getting it redone in 2 months. I had it done the beginning of November and it was 28% and I weighed 150. I'm down some fraction of inches in places and lost 7.5 pounds since then. That was in spite of the holidays. She told me at the time to watch out about gaining weight over the holidays (duh) and I can't wait to let her know I lost. It may not be enough to have changed my number. She recommends according to my age, I would be good at 25%. She measures using the calipers on the thigh, arm and stomach. She also told me the most accurate way to know how you're doing is the way your clothes fit.
Wish me luck!
Sunday, February 05, 2012
Thanks to the encouragement of family, friends and fellow Sparkers, I feel a lot better about my decision to cut back my hours with Shirley, even with her cancer diagnosis complicating things. I am reminded that she has daughters who probably will up their involvement at this difficult time. If I step back, that helps them to get in there more. They were used to me always being there and felt they weren't needed so much. I guess I was being an enabler.
I also am grateful for motivation to keep up my exercise, which is a great stress reliever. Sometimes when I'm stressed the first thing I want to do is ditch my plan to work out. I see I've grown and learned to keep consistent. Why throw out all my hard work because of a couple weeks of stress? I deserve to take care of myself no matter what. It's great that I got the 28 day boot camp DVD just in time for the start of February. I'm motivated to keep up with the schedule and it is doing something. . .I'm sore!
Eating has generally been under control. I'm still eating things that are healthy for me. I've just had some extra sugar for part of a week. But it wasn't enough to make me go over on my carbs, though I don't count sugar grams, which would be more telling. In general I feel good about my eating.
I plan to have a good Sunday, even though I have to work 5.5 hours at Hallmark. Hallmark is a happy store to work in. People are there mostly to buy cards and gifts for loved ones they are celebrating with. . .happy thoughts are in their minds.
Have a great Sunday SparkFriends!
I appreciate you more than you'll ever know!
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