Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I'm back! The cruise was fabulous, eating TONS of naughty stuff but I was in the fitness center every morning so I was able to keep the weight gain at bay. Visited my parents for a week after and that was the real danger zone. My mother cooks like a chef and though she claims to be health conscious, it became quickly apparent that she has no realistic concept of what that means. She has been unsuccessfully fighting obesity my entire life and this is my first time really seeing the reasons why. She is either completely ignorant of healthy nutrition concepts or she is totally in denial. I fear the latter. She also has a billion excuses not to exercise. Before I left, I dusted off an old Leslie Sansone VHS tape that my sister gave her years ago which happens to be PERFECT for her current fitness level. I also set her up with a walking kit (pedometer, light weights, book) just in case she and my dad can stop bickering long enough to take a walk together (because she hates doing anything alone). They are so cute. Of course she thinks I'm now too skinny but.....
Anyway, back to me. After eating totally on my own (without calorie counters, logs, etc) I came back only two pounds heavier. I'm thrilled! I got an electronic body composition analysis while on the cruise and it read like this.
Body Composition Current Target
Percent Body Fat 24.8% 22.0%
Total Weight 120.0 lbs 116.9 lbs
Fat Weight 28.8 lbs 25.7 lbs
Lean Weight 91.2 lbs 91.2 lbs
Fat Weight to Lose 3.1 lbs
Metabolic Rate 1259 cals 1259 cals
Losing 3.1 pounds of body fat is certainly a goal I can achieve before the end of the year. The target stats they have for me are a little higher than I'd like but we'll see how this all pans out. I had a bit of trouble getting back into the swing of things when I came back on Sunday but Janis Saffell snapped me out of it this morning with her Strike Zone DVD. Fabulous!
Missed my SP buddies something fierce but I've got tons of stuff to do this week so I'll have to catch up with everybody slowly. Later!