Sunday, October 10, 2010
Lately, the final push to my final weight has been on my mind. (Hence, an explosion of blogs.) It really got me thinking about how I started this journey. Doubtful. Focused. Strong.
Doubtful that I was going to lose even the first few pounds.
Focused on doing eating right and exercising.
Gave a strong dedication in strength training three times a week.
I would like to end that way too.
I know right now I am have many questions about reaching my goal weight. Is it the right weight for me? Will I ever be happy with my body? Will I succeed? If I am a little doubtful (and scared) but do it anyways, that'd be just fine with me. In fact, I think it would help me grow as a person.. to do something that I am afraid/nervous about.
In the past week, I haven't been focused.. to my standards. I still eat right but I haven't been logging it. When I go over, even if it is a couple hundred, I get really bummed out. Also, I haven't been exercising as much. I have been doing more low key workouts like walking. Compare that to doing the elliptical.. and I have a huge amount of calories not being burned. I would like to get back to doing things right. This may not mean logging every calorie but more having good, solid workouts.
When I started losing weight, the first couple months, I lifted weighted religiously three times a week. I really want to get back to that. I saw it help with my weight loss and felt . It was invigorating.
Back in the day, I used the weight lifting machines. On Friday, I did a little bit of free weight training with a friend. I have strong ever since and love it! I actually feel like muscles was worked. We might try to do it again tonight after we get off work. I have been thinking of asking a couple guys I know to teach me how to use free weights.
In addition, I have noticed whenever I lifted weights and weighed in a couple days later, I would be down in weight. Pretty much that is the only time my weight has gone down this week. I knew muscle burns more calories but it is nice to see it. When I do get to my goal weight, I want to be toned. That is not going to happen overnight. I guess I am thinking of taking these last 25 pounds off while toning up.
That's the plan for the next 25 pounds...
To own being scared and a little doubtful.
To end focused.
To build some muscles!
Saturday, October 09, 2010
That is the big question. How do I know the magic number for when I am done?
I know my body will tell me when it is done but I would like to have a number in mind in the meanwhile. Do I aim for 140 or 160? Or in between at 150?
Today, I figured out an estimate "magic" number according to BMI calculations. [Yes, I know BMI is just a guideline.] My magic number is between 110 and 150. If I settle at 160, my BMI would be at 26.7 in the overweight category. I don't want to be overweight.. I want to be healthy!
I just cannot imagine myself at 110. My college has something called a bod pod that is accurate when measuring your body fat. I have been thinking to ask if they could do one for me.
All of this got me thinking. Is it time for the FINAL push to lose the last 25#? I know I can do better than I have been. If I did make the final push, I could get within ten pounds of my goal weight (160) by New Years!
Friday, October 08, 2010
Today, I started re-reading my blogs starting with the first one I wrote on May 16th, 2009. I got to thinking about that once I get to my goal weight, what am I going to do?
I have been thinking about this alot lately. My goal weight is 160... about 25 pounds away. If I really wanted to, I could try to lose that by New Year's. In all actuality, I want to lose about five pounds a month so I will probably reach it around March or April. That is really not too far away.
So, how am I going to celebrate?
Honestly, I am not too sure. Some people celebrate by buying a new wardobe. I have been doing that all along. Some people celebrate by having dinner at a lavish restaurant. I cannot really afford that and I don't really want to reward myself with food.
I have thought about having a dinner party at a restuarant. Again, I would be rewarding myself with food. And, who would show? My friends seem to think I am a last priority for my birthdays. Would they know how important this is to me?
I could run a 5K. I think I would really enjoy that. Kinda strange? Also, would it be a big reward? I mean, I have run a handful of 5Ks this past summer already.
Anyhow, I still am not sure about it. Maybe I don't need to celebrate with people.. but do something for me.
I do know three things I really want to do.
-Make a quilt out of the t-shirts I didn't get rid of and make a quilt.
-Make a scrapbook with my blogs, race bibs, and pictures to look back at when I get discouraged or have trouble with motivation.
-Get a tattoo.
I am hestiate to get a tattoo at my goal weight. I already have three so I kinda want my next one to be my last one. I already know what I want. A phoneix. Here is a link for an example. tattoocolors.blogspot.com/2008/10/ph
oenix-tattoos.html This is not exactly what I want but you get the idea.
I do know I also want to get a tattoo for my kids and when I graduate my college. I know my kids will be a major part of my kids. Also, college has been a struggle and I want something for that. Ya know.. knowing I did it.
Now problem.. I don't want to become a harley mama.. okay, I don't think that is possible as all my tattoos are tasteful. I just don't want to overdo it. The phoneix tatoo designs I have seen are huge. They take over the back. I want something as big as someone's palm. Not huge.
Anyhow, that is what I am thinking of doing when I have lost 100 pounds.
For those that are reading this.. I have one last question.. how do I know what is a healthy weight for me? I have looked at articles and there is no magic number. Do I shoot for 100#, celebrate, than maybe lose another 10#? Some say I should be 140-150. Maybe I will cross that bridge when I get there!
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