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January BootCamp Day 1 Measurements

Sunday, January 03, 2010

What the heck happened to me this holiday season? I was doing well and working out and tracking then all the sudden I stepped on the scale and I gained... A LOT! I almost started crying! It seriously made me very upset with myself. I had to sit down and think about everything.

I can say for the most part I worked out daily. The only time I did not work out is when I was sick. I realized that being off of work along with all the christmas and holiday parties I really hadn't been tracking like I told myself I was doing. I would track my food eaten when I was staying on track but the party days or the days I just didn't care what I put in my mouth, I didn't track. I may not have eaten a lot but I ate terrible food - pizza, chicken fingers, fries, hoagies, whiskey, vodka.... nothing healthy and definately not in moderation.

I know that is not the way to lose weight or feel good about yourself. I don't know what got into me. I am glad today starts a new period in my weight loss.

I am very sad at my starting weight for this bootcamp. It is more then my inital Sparkpeople weight. I have excuses just like everyone else. I ate and drank all day yesterday at all parties I went to. I am also on the brink of my monthly friend, so bloating is a factor. With those excuses put forth I am using the starting weight of what the scaled said to me this morning. And I will go from there. No more excuses. Tracking and working out this month to get me back on the right path are going to be my friends.

Now I cringe... Here are my starting stats (all of which are up from last months measurements):

Weight: 170.0 lbs
Waist: 34 inches
Hips: 42 inches
Thighs: 25 inches
Arms: 13.5 inches

My goals for this bootcamp are to get back on the right path to keep the weight coming off, or at the very least, not gain weekly until I hit my goal (which I know is possible), to lose 10 lbs to get back to my starting December weight, and have my measurements go down (I don't have a specific number b/c I just started measuring and they haven't changed b/c I have been a slacker.)

I know I can do this. But we can definately be buddies on this journey of ours. I am sure I will need some motivation throughout the month.

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EFER89 1/3/2010 6:30PM

    And I will be right there with you If you need some motivation! Id be glad to help!! Coz Im going through the same thing, everything seems to be going OK when I suddenly quit and regain all my weight back. Its awful!! So I totally understand what you are going through! Dont hesitate to talk to me whenever you want! Wish you all the best!!

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My measurements are almost exactly the same. =) I am going to NOT weigh myself for the next 4 weeks. The scale is just a motivation killer for me.
I lost 5 lbs the first week I started tracking food and doing regular exercise. 3 months of regular exercise later at guess what? The scale hasn't moved. The measurements have, though. Woot!

I am excited to see your progress over the next few weeks of bootcamp! You can do it!


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ONMYWAY1949 1/3/2010 2:17PM

    Don't beat yourself up too much. I know you're not alone on the weight gained during the holidays train!! You just regroup and start from here. You can do it. The main thing is to erase the past and start fresh. Yesterday is past....can't do anything about it. Today is a fresh new start. Best of luck. emoticon

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