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February Review


Monday, March 02, 2009

It's been a short month & I'm glad for that! Somehow it makes a difference in my mind that now moving forward in March I have a full month w/out any compromised weeks like I feel like I had in February w/my surgery recovery.

That being said, this last week that just finished yesterday (Monday-Sunday) was especially difficult for me. I didn't exercise anywhere near the level I should/could have. In addition I only tracked/watched my foods 1/2 of the week. It was a week where I felt overwhelmed & just felt like I need space/time. I was able to get a lot of those things completed that were causing me anxiety & stress, thank goodness!

New week, new month...just what I need. I can't find my camera for the life of me. Just as soon as I get my hands on it pics will be on the way!

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My end of Feb results:

February Running Goal: 28 miles

Feb 16 - 2.00 miles, 12:30 min pace
Feb 18 - 2.00 miles, 09:30 min pace *best pace overall!
Feb 20 - 3.00 miles, 10:40 min pace
Feb 21 - 6.00 miles, 13:50 min pace *longest run yet!
Feb 22 - 1.00 miles, 12:00 min pace
Feb 23 - 2.00 miles, 15:00 min pace

16.00 miles completed

First time I haven't kept to my running schedule. I would/could have if I follow-through this past week but say la ve. No dwelling. Really, no dwelling!

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Weight
173.0 lb Jun
167.0 lb Jul
165.4 lb Aug
161.6 lb Sept
159.4 lb Oct
158.4 lb Nov
157.4 lb Dec
155.2 lb Jan
148.0 lb Feb
143.2 lb Mar

Monthly difference of 4.8 lb loss
Overall loss of 29.8 lb loss since June

I've officially blasted my way through my 3/4 ticker mark! Facial reward coming right up! My first one!

Guess what? My size 8 jeans I bought last week are too big (even after a machine wash/dry). I can pull them all the way off w/out unzipping/unbuttoning, so I'm returning those & exchanging for a new size...6?!

8.2 lbs way from my goal (UNbelievable!)...I'm in the single digit count down! HUGE, HUGE for me!!

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Body Fat (greater than 29.1 is high)
32.6 Sept
32.3 Oct
31.0 Nov
31.4 Dec
31.0 Jan
29.1 Feb
27.2 Mar

"Norrrrrrrrrrmal"!! This has LONG been a goal & here I AM! This # means more to me than any other.

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Hydration (45-60 on target)
49.2 Sept
49.4 Oct
50.4 Nov
50.1 Dec
50.4 Jan
51.8 Feb
53.1 Mar

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Bone Mass (6-6.8 on target)
6.5 Sept
6.5 Oct
6.5 Nov
6.5 Dec
6.5 Jan
6.4 Feb
6.4 Mar

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BMI (25-29.9 is "overweight", 18.5-24.9 is "normal weight")
28.8 Jun
27.8 Jul
27.5 Aug
26.6 Sept
26.4 Oct
26.2 Nov
25.9 Dec
25.8 Jan
24.6 Feb
23.9 Mar

A whole complete point below the high "normal" BMI range. Holding strong onto that "normal" threshold! You can see that when I started I was 2 points away from being "obese" & this was AFTER losing Colt's baby weight. It SO empowers me to see how far I've come in this regard.

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Measurement
no measurement taken Jun
39.5" waist, 39.5" hip, 24.0" thigh, 37.5" bust Jul
37.5" waist, 39.0" hip, 23.0" thigh, 37.5" bust Aug
36.0" waist, 39.5" hip, 24.0" thigh, 37.5" bust Sept
36.5" waist, 39.0" hip, 23.5" thigh, 37.5" bust Oct
35.5" waist, 39.0" hip, 22.5" thigh, 37.5" bust Nov
36.5" waist, 39.0" hip, 22.5" thigh, 37.5" bust Dec
36.0" waist, 38.0" hip, 23.5" thigh, 37.5" bust Jan
35.0" waist, 37.0" hip, 23.0" thigh, 36.5" bust Feb
34.0" waist, 36.0" hip, 23.0" thigh, 36.5" bust Mar

Monthly total difference of 2.0" LOSS (-1" waist, -1" hip, -0" thigh, -0" bust)
Overall loss of 11" since July

A double digit inch loss overall...yay!!

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Nutrition
4 weeks in February, I haven't had a complete week that I tracked, largely in part to my surgery recovery. No report this month since my tracking wasn't consistent enough to pull #'s.
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JOYEISH 3/2/2009 2:53PM

    WOW Laurel!!! There are almost no words!! You've done something amazing here! I'm so proud of you! You are definitely an inspiration!

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