Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Soooooo I was posting about this a bit on the Golden Gladiators thread for BLC5 challenge, but wanted to put something about it in my blog.
I'm officially out of Christmas money now and there are still some things I hoped for, so I was like, hey! Why not try to set them as goal rewards? And if all else fails maybe I can get a few for my birthday which is coming up Feb. 3rd.
Bod Pod Measurement
Kanye West CD
Amy Winhouse CD
I guess that's about it. I already have scheduled for a haircut when I reach 190. (Well, not LITERALLY scheduled, but the reward is planned for reaching that goal. HEHhe)
My sister is going to come with me somehow. :D I'm excited for that!
I wonder if it would be feasible to set my next goals/rewards for body fat percentages instead of weight lost.... ? I'm not sure what an acceptable expected loss rate is for percentage though. I guess we'll have to see.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
So I guess I finally got around to posting up a few before pictures.... these are ACTUALLY from October 06. I have NO PICTURES of my from Christmas 06 where I'm not making an insane face. You can really tell I was unhappy with my appearance because I took lots of pictures of others, but have no pictures of myself, so these are really the last appearance in front of the camera before I started to lose weight.
I probably gained a bit more after these were taken as well. I don't think I will ever have access to this picture on a computer, but I caught a picture my husband took of my Christmas 06 standing in front of our Christmas tree -- FROM BEHIND of all things... and I'm like as big as the freaking tree. I was like wait wait, GO BACK! WHhhhhhaaaaaat?
Anyway. I'm NEVER NEVER EVER going back there. Only moving forward in progress to improve my health and fitness. And maybe some small slips along the way, but the scale is my FRIEND and my ALLY now, and good old "Taylor" (that's the brand) will keep me on track and make sure I don't slip down the slope back to where I used to be.
I need a few new after pictures, yes I know, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. :)
Monday, January 07, 2008
Soooooooooo........ I got a new scale this weekend! WOOHOO!!!
Hahahaha. I can't believe I'm EXCITED about getting a scale. :P I guess that's probably why no one purchased one for me for Christmas, because it probably seems like the ultimate insult to some people, but I really wanted one dangit!!!
I had decided to get one with my Christmas cash, and then my DH surprised me by offerring to pay for it! :) WHAT A SWEETHEART!!!! :) I was so thrilled.
Anyway -- today I measured myself for the first time since like... November... and I found I've lost an inch in my middle parts! :) I've lost a bit in some other parts, including .75" from my neck -- WHAT THE CRAP?? HAHAHA. I thought it was looking skinnier, but DANG. Unfortunately my arms stayed the same, but then again so did my calves just about (lost like .25") and my thighs stayed exactly the same...
But an inch from my waist and hips since November?? I'LL TAKE IT!!! :D
So anyway, as of today I have a BODY FAT MEASUREMENT to work from!
I think I remember blogging before that I was going to try for a body fat percentage of 23%?
I just found that article that I LOVE about Body Composition again and it seems like what I might have decided on as a goal, so that's what I'm going with now.
Today I measured at 29.1%.
Now I KNOW that this may not be an accurate measurement -- but that's what I'm going to operate on until I can have a more accurate test done to use as a frame of reference for my scale. :) If I go to like... 175lbs for example... currently I have about 56lbs of fat in me. 175 at 23% fat is 40lbs of fat, so I'm looking to lose around 17lbs of fat in those 22lbs of loss I guess? To keep my lean muscle mass up and lose the fat, I don't want to lose more than 5lbs of muscle mass? Anyway. It'd be nice to keep what I have as far as muscle mass is concerned. If I lost 22lbs of JUST FAT, I'd be at 20% body fat. That would be AWESOME. Hahahaha :) I never measured my body fat % before the big 93lbs I've lost so far, so I have no idea how much muscle mass I've lost or anything so far. It's intriguing for sure, and a new challenge, so I'm very excited.
There's a test that is supposed to be HIGHLY accurate that I can get done at my gym for $10.00. Skin fold is only $3.00.... but the other one is called BOD POD for pete's sake. HAHAHA I want to try it. ;) It uses air displacement apparently.
Speaking of the gym, I renewed my membership and got my new locker this morning. :) YAY! I should be going for the first time in 2008 tomorrow night! WOOHOO!!!
Saturday, January 05, 2008
I got the Diva Slim Bootcut style jeans from Old Navy... and let me just say...
I LOVE HAVING CLOTHES THAT FIT!! :) HAHAHAHA.
They are a teeny bit snug, but then again... maybe not. They fit. And I'm used to wearing baggy baggy clothes. Those jeans I'm wearing in those beach pictures are even slightly baggy, although they fit me the best of my old jeans so I'm keeping them. (Plus everyone loves them... it's kinda funny, because I'm not a big fan. But when I told my husband I was going through and getting rid of clothes again he was like -- BUT NOT THOSE, right?!? Hahah)
I weeded my closet again last night and hung up my new purchases. (Also got some work pants last night, and finally unpacked all my clothes from travelling).
I KINDA sorted my T-Shirts into Smaller and Larger sizes. I figure, a T-Shirt is always useful even if it's baggy and whatnot, because hello, it's so casual who cares. PJ's, workout, whatever. But I don't really wear any of the bigger ones when I'm trying to actually look cute so I kinda put them in a different place. :)
And... I still have some more I get to spend. I may not spend all of the rest of it on clothes... BUT I MIGHT. HAHAHA.
But yeah, I've heard that a couple of things I wanted for Christmas that I didn't get are on sale, like Kanye West's new CD and scales and whatnot. So I'm considering that. Also perhaps some new workout clothes. We'll see. But I at least have a full complement of jeans that at least mostly fit now, although I could use more work pants.
AND THIS IS THE MOST POINTLESS ENTRY EVER. But then again, it's only 7:45AM and I've been at work for over an hour now. :P
Friday, January 04, 2008
...are up!! I think I have a few more on MY camera, but those are the ones I stole from my sister on facebook. ;)
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