I'm Tess, a 39 year old mother of 2, previously trying to lose about 7 pounds to get to 120 pounds on 2/15/11. Now, maybe I can hit 118! Long term goals are to keep body fat around 16 percent, and have a lean/tone "look".
Recent pics are after 6 days (1 day early). Will depend on when DH can take pics. I'll try to stay within 1 day of previous week. Will also crop so height remains constant.
Week 0 versus Week 1 and 2 (Thursday, 12/16/10), relaxed (no flexing).
Week 1 versus Week 2- Side pictures (not taken Week 0)
Hips-(start: 37.5’’), W1-36.5, W2-36.5
Waist- (start: 27.5’’), W1-27.25 (pre TOM), W2 (TOM)- 27
Bust- (start: 37.5’’), W1-37.5, W2-37.25
Thigh (largest part)- (start: 20’’), W1- 20, W2-20
Weight (pounds): (start: 126.4), W1-123.6, W2-122.4
Body fat: (measured October 2010, at 126 pounds: 18 percent)
Measurable goal (by 2/15/2010):
Drop 7 pounds or so (new Week 2: drop 9 pounds??)
Long term goal:
Maintain under 16 percent body fat for life
Stay in great shape: cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength for life (new Week 2)
I’d really like to get rid of my love handles, backfat, lose an inch or two off the waist, and put some tone back into this body. I’d also like my face to slim out. Hopefully 7 pounds will do it! Goal is to do it by 2/15/11 (my birthday), then I can post some really FABULOUS pictures of a new 40 year old! **New Week 2: perk up my glutes, see if I can drop 9 pounds (instead of 7) by 2/15/11!**
REFLECTIONS/ASSESSMENTS OF THIS WEEK:
Maybe a tiny change in the waist, can see my ribcage a little bit. That's about all I saw, but I'm only 1 pound down... gotta stay patient!
Did a little better in the waist, slow and steady...
Diet this week- stayed in calorie range, but really need to watch the salt! I'm very sensitive to that. A couple of holiday parties tested my willpower, I did pretty well with calories, but lots of salt. Worked out better this week, CAGE and full body weights.
PLANS FOR UPCOMING WEEK(S):
Diet: stay in calorie range, mostly healthy foods. Low salt, lots of water. Exercise- need more weight training. Will also start focusing on my glutes, which I would like to really build (as much as I can genetically, LOL). Attitude: stay excited and positive!
IN A NUTSHELL:
Just stay the course! Rome wasn't built in a day... I must stay patient! Also remember it's the holidays, which throw a bit of a curveball.