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. ;)
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Well, this morning I stepped on the scale and it said.......
WOOHOO!!! :) I was prepared for some really SCARY number, so that was a HUGE relief. I intellectually knew it couldn't be THAT bad, because my clothes didn't really feel any different... but then again some of them are so baggy! HAHAHA. Anyway. I'm not changing my ticker because I'm hoping I can lose that extra lb by Monday/Tuesday.
Also, I forgot to mention that I went shopping for some clothes and finally came to work in clothes that FIT ME and everyone was like, wow, you look great, blahblahblah. Ok not EVERYONE, but I did get a few comments on it. I was like, isn't it amazing what some clothes that FIT can do? :) hahahahaha.
I'm very excited because I still even have some more money to spend on clothes, but I got some nice trouser style jeans from Target that fit like a dream, and some tops for work, simple V neck style, and one slightly more special scoop neck top with a bit of ruching on the shoulders. I also got this reallllly cool silver jacket!!! Not sure exactly when/where I'll be wearing it because it's slightly dressy, but it'll definitely be ok for work.
As soon as I can get my pictures on to the computer/mysister does so I can steal them, I'll share some pictures from our vacation -- some lovely full body shots from the beach. No I'm not in a bathing suit -- I still don't own one -- but it was 80 degrees and GORGEOUS outside!!! :) (That's a south florida Christmas for you!)
Being back at work kinda sucks, but it's nice because apparently everyone is REALLY GLAD I'm back. :D HAHAHA. I finally got caught up on most of the things I needed to get caught up on today. Last night was mostly about waiting to get to go home.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
OH good GRIEF.
I did not do as well as I expected myself to do while gone...
I DID do well on the working out!!! Only missed ONE day. :) I actually worked out on Christmas Morning, believe it or not. Listened to Hanson's Christmas album. :) hahahaha.
But the FOOD.
Cuban Restaurant -- Ooooh PLANTAIN SOUP! Fried plantains a plenty, steak, some fries, some other fried things... SO GOOD... my grandmother constantly providing food and always asking if we've had enough when I'm totally STUFFED, Trying to get on track when driving all day, ate a light breakfast but never stopped allllllll day. Got to the in-laws and they had these AMAZING cookies out!!!! ALSO not to mention, I ate at every restaurant I never get to eat at.
So... I dunno. I dunno how I did. I haven't weighed myself yet. I came back today and had just enough time to change and come in to work. I plan to check my results tomorrow.
BOTTOM LINE: WHATEVER HAPPENS, IT WILL BE OK.
If I see 200 again, so be it. I know I can overcome this obstacle and my wayward actions during the holidays. I am proud of myself for the changes I DID make during the season. I did eat LESS than I normally WOULD have. I WORKED OUT while on VACATION.
I RAN OUTSIDE IN THE COLD. Granted, I could only run for like 20 minutes... I still don't have warm weather running gear and I foolishly thought I was going to be ok, but I wasn't. :P
I DID MY STRENGTH TRAINING. So not only did I get in some cardio, I did squats, bridges, crunches, reverse crunches, dumbell curls, tricep extensions, all that good stuff.
I am really really really realllllly anxious to get back to normal though. Tracking is going to be very important to me these next weeks. In fact, I'm going to make it the first challenge for the new Spring Semester of the Challenge of Harry Potter.
FYI: THE TEAM IS CURRENTLY PUBLIC. So if you're interested in being a Hogwarts student, feel free to join. I'm going to turn it private soon if an insane amount of people join. :P :)
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