Friday, May 27, 2011
Yes, I have TONS to talk about!!
2 MONTHS - So as of yesterday I've been back on Spark and on my healthy journey for two months!!! I took measurements yesterday but unfortunately didn't take them when I first started. I do have the original measurements from when I started SP back in November of '09. I started this time around heavier so I'm not sure how they compare but I've lost many!!! I took some pictures. This time in my workout clothes and workout bra. I'm not sure when or if I'll post them, for sure it won't be until I have some better pictures to show along with it.
GYM - I signed up for a gym yesterday! I've been thinking about it, know I needed to in order to get the results I want. I found one close to my home that is only $25 a month! Today I had a one hour free session with the head trainer to get me started!
TRIATHLON - Our church is doing a Sprint (?) Triathlon on Sept. 10th for girls ages 12 - 18 and any mom's that want to participate too. The assignment is to swim 10 laps, bike 10 miles then run (jog, walk) a 5K (3.1 miles). Some of the girls are doing teams of threes where they each will do a different event. My daughter and I have decided to take on this challenge and do all three legs together! Is it going to be tough? Heck Yeah! Should a 300lb woman be doing it? Probably not but I'm not planning on weighing 300lbs on Sept 10th! I went online and found a 13 week program to help build up for the big day. I have 15 weeks! Our neighborhood pool opens up this weekend and I'm planning on hitting it at 6am 3x a week to get stronger with my swimming (it will be FREEZING cold but I'm not going to let that stop me). The gym comes into play with ST (need to get stronger muscles) and their bikes. I don't own a bike, am hoping to borrow one for the big day so I need to get the training in somehow.
BEACH - My kids didn't have school today and also won't on Monday. My 15 and 16 year old sons have basketball tournaments almost every weekend and I'm TIRED of our life revolving around them. My mom and her husband live on the coast but are currently in S. Africa serving a mission for our church so their house is empty! I brought my four youngest (3,7,11,12) with me to stay for the weekend. My husband stayed home for the b-ball games along with our oldest three (15, 16, 18). There is nothing better than the beach! I LOVE it!!! We've enjoyed a fun day and can't wait for more adventures tomorrow. Right now it's MOVIE time!
Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend! I can't wait to weigh in when I get back. Took another peek today and I'm only .6lbs away from a total loss of 30!!!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Today has been 9 weeks since I've started my healthy living! During that time I took a four day trip to Utah, right at the beginning (first week), and a five day trip to Arizona (I've been home a week). With the traveling I'm very impressed with my results.
As of today I weigh 297.6. A total loss of 27.4!!! A loss for this week of 5.4 lbs!!! In two days I will officially have been on this journey for two months.
Here are some pictures during my journey.
4-2-11, 6 days into my journey. 320 lbs
My sister, my niece and me with an unexpected dinner guest!
4-30-11, 1 month and 4 days into my journey, 311 lbs
The day my daughter and I walked 5.5 miles and unknowingly joined a 5k.
They took our picture at the finish line
5-13-11, 7.5 weeks into my journey, 305lbs
myself and two of my brothers. Handsome guys! 6'4" and 6'9"
5-15-11, 7.5 weeks into my journey, 305lbs
me, my brothers, their two gorgeous wives and my newest nephew
I'm feeling insecure, can you tell? I'm hiding behind my brother.
In two days, officially two months, I'm going to take another picture and do my measurements.
Friday, May 20, 2011
So I didn't mean to take it as a video, was using my 11-year-old's camera. But
What a nice surprise to wake up to this morning! I'm not going to say I'll never see the 300's again because TOM is knocking at my door and the number is not far enough away from the 3's to allow for water gain.
25lbs down in 8.5 weeks! YAY!
Monday, May 16, 2011
After a wonderful weekend in Arizona with two of my brothers and their wive (plus many others) I have come to a realization...I am FATTER than I realized, I am UNHEALTHIER than I realized and I've realized I REALLY have NOT been living life.
The past four days were great but hard! Flying on a plane, walking TONS with healthy fit people, getting in and out of cars, wearing clothes, NOT wearing a bathing suit, chairs too small, sweating in the heat, etc.. All of these things have brought the realizations about.
I've known I'm fat, morbidly obese actually. I've known I'm unhealthy but I thought I was living. Heck, I'm constantly busy running here and there and everywhere. But I think I've used my busy life with 7 kids as an excuse to hide from life. I deep down haven't wanted to be out and doing and I'm sure it's all because of my weight. Staying mostly involved with my family has kept me more complascent with how I looked. Didn't really like it but it wasn't hard enough to change it.
I want to truly LIVE. I want to feel healthy, fit and alive! I know I'm heading that direction! It was a good feeling to know that this vacation was the LAST one at this weight!
Can't wait to see what my scale will say for my official weigh-in tomorrow!
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