Saturday, July 31, 2010
Goal 191 by 9.11!!
Last Week: 198.2
This Week: 197.6
So last week was a victory beyond all victories for me. I finally broke through the 200 pound mark and am now in the 190's. Thank you to everyone who commented on my last Saturday's blogs.
Definite thanks as well to those who commented on the "Worst of" series. I have to admit that by the end of the week, even I was getting sick of them.
200/199 aside, it's really starting to sink in that I am near my first big goal of 195. The thing is, I look smaller than I did and slightly leaner than even 10 pounds ago. At the same time, I don't look as healthy as I thought I would at this point, so I did some body/soul searching this week.
As I've looked over my past 6 months of tracking stats, one thing has jumped out:
**My Body Fat, with a few exceptions has been at 21-22% since the beginning of January**
This needs to change.
Last time I was down at this weight, I was fresh out of college and addicted to exercise. I took step aerobics with "THAT" teacher. You know, the one who sees herself as more of a drill Sargent than exercise facilitator. Her class was tough, but it made me real healthy. I took it twice a week. I ate mostly fast/junk food and chocolate, but still managed to score 195 pounds with a 15% Body fat ratio.
I think that the difference is that this time, I've done extremely well with the eating, but have never been consistent in exercise. So now I'm right around the same weight, but at 21%. This will change.
So here's the deal. I want to weigh 195 long term and 191 by mid September. So for the next 6 weeks I will focus on getting to those two numbers.
** And believe you me, I will (Lord willing) **
During that time, I will refocus my efforts on Strength training, core training and cardio. I believe that I may lose even more weight (and coolness if I do), but I would be happy if I traded about 10 pounds of fat for 10 of muscle. I need to come up with a plan and will do just that. For now though, we're going to finish what we started.
191 by 9.11!!
- TD Out
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Goal 191 by 9.11!!
Last Week: 201.4
This Week.........(Drum Roll)........
We did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good bye 200's. Hello 100's!
Last Saturday, I weighed in at 201.4, and thought that that was a bit high given the week I'd had. So Sunday morning I did a re-weigh and the scale said 200.2. I knew that it could and probably would happen today.
The journey has been long. The journey has been hard. But the journey has been more than WORTH IT!!!!! Whoooooooooooooooo!!!!
Major shout-out, props and thanks to everyone who has ever commented on any of my blogs. I love you and am thankful for you in ways that you probably couldn't possibly imagine.
Yes, I am thankful for all of the articles that SP has to offer. Yes, I think that the tracking tool is brilliant. But really, for me it's been about having friends who have been there for me and that I have been able to be there for. It's they who have made this possible.
I've tried all sorts of programs and diets on my own and was never able to lose the weight. It is knowing that people cared about me that has made this possible and frankly worth it. It has been knowing that I could make a difference in other people's journeys that has sometimes kept me logging on when the times have been tough and the weight loss slow.
I love you all more than words could possible say.
Thank you so much!!!
If this is your first time ever reading or commenting on one of my blogs many thanks to you as well, because my journey's not over. The really big number for me is 195 (The 191 goal is for a special occasion). 195 pounds was my weight the last time that I was really healthy. I'm less than pounds away and I'm going to get there in weeks, Lord willing.
That being said, to paraphrase Prince: "Tonight I'm going to party like I'm 198.2"
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Originally posted: Saturday, January 30, 2010 (2 responses)
There IS a good day to be sick after all
You hear people say it about bad things all the time. There's never a good time to...fill in the blank. Never a good day to be sick, get locked out of your car/house, lose your job, etc. In general I agree with such statements (Although I once got locked out of my car on a warm Spring day that I had off from work and had nothing scheduled until hours from then. Couldn't think of a better time personally).
So I'm hearing that everyone is getting this cold in my office. I hate taking sick days if I can avoid it. I'll absolutely do it if I'm actually sick, but still. I hate getting sick when I'm on vacation or have a day off as well. That leaves, you guessed it, Weekends. On Thursday, I was talking with a co-worker and said, "I hope that if I catch this stupid cold going around that I get it on a Weekend".
Sure shooting, late Friday afternoon, I started getting the sniffles. Today I've got the whole kit and caboodle: Sniffles, sneezing, burning sinuses etc. And the cool thing is that this weekend I had nothing actually planned anyway. Monday I will be mostly recovered but have the really deep voice so I can do my Barry White/Isaac Hayes impersonation (w00t!!!11) for my poor co-workers to enjoy/endure/suffer.
Plus I will be healthy enough later in the week to get my four hours of exercise in for my blogumentary. How cool is that?
Ahhhh, the 1990's are going to be a great decade.
- Three weeks later, I got sick AGAIN on the weekend. I should have bought lottery tickets
- The blogumentary lasted about 1 week. Went over like a lead balloon. Yes, I couldn't even hold to a goal that involved eating Cheetos. Sad, really...
- I've gotta be careful doing my Barry White impersonation around the ladies these days. I was barely resistible to them back then :D
- So far the 1990's are, in fact, a great decade
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