Yesterday, I had Swing Dance Class. I was excited to go because I did a bunch of dancing last time, both alone and with a partner. This time I was with a guy that nobody wanted to dance with because he is so bad at dancing. Really he is. He just can't get down the steps no matter how many times he is told. So it's just the basic rock step, side side, the entire dance. Also the instructor forgot to say switch so nobody was switching which I was looking around begging with my eyes for someone to switch with me. Of course they ignored me and wouldn't dare leave their partners. Four dances was with this guy and I saw this lady on the side lines, so I told him I needed a break and grabbed her to dance with him. Bad mistake because then nobody danced with me the rest of the night. That's the way it is, sometimes. Cougar central. So, I danced a little on my own but there is only so much of the rock step side side I can do. It was at the end when one guy asked me and he was a great dancer but really got up close and personal like, pushing his body next to mine. Also his hands would slip to the side of my body kind of near the breast instead of my mid-back. I kept shifting but it never worked. When I'd spin he put me up close again. I watched him dance with another lady and he didn't do that to her. He totally was a nice distance from her. So that really did surprise me. I made a mental note, don't dance with Mr. Touchy Feely.
Good News! I've lost another pound. I'm down to 262. I'm very excited about how the pounds are just rolling off this week. I've been within my calorie range. I also have been exercising with my goals. I did have two rest days this week so far but both were needed. My shoulder is still tight today. Also my legs are a little sore from all the lunges and squats yesterday. It's a good feeling to know that I'm getting stronger and that I'm seeing results, even on the scale. It's wonderful never seeing those 280s or 270s again. I'm so close to my first 10% just a few more pounds, 4 pounds, and I'm at my first 10% goal. Also I will be at 258. Down into the 250s. It will be wonderful. I haven't been there in about 2 or 3 years. It's amazing I've lost 25 pounds. That is just a quarter of a hundred and it's 36% of the way there to my goal at the end of this year. Keeping up at this rate I will pass my 70 pound goal for the year. Wouldn't that be great! Imagine losing 100 pounds in a year. That would be amazing.
Today I did 2 hours of exercise. I'm getting more limber. I'm not back at the flexibility I was at but I can tell a huge improvement. It's fun to see my body getting stronger, fitter, and more flexible. I'm not at tired and I really look forward to my exercise because I know it's helping me get to my goals.
In two days is the big weigh in for the Community Weight Loss Competition. I'm not sure if I will win the $500 but it really doesn't matter about that. I sure would be awesome to win it but I'm in a really young group of girls and one of them is an ex-coworker. Her brother is a amazing when it comes to fitness. If there is a marathon he is in it. He has biked the Grand Canyon, across the USA twice and is just really into fitness. She's been training her and she's been very excited about her weight loss. A month ago she told me she lost 20 pounds. She isn't as large as me, no where near that so percentage wise she is going to kick some but and I think she might take home that $500.
I'm sure I would've lost a lot more if it wasn't for my restrictions and me having to take it really slow at the beginning. Still losing 25 pounds in three months is a wonderful job and I'm very pound of myself for doing it. It's an average of 8.3 pounds a month.
So Saturday is my weigh in day and I'm going to find out what I weigh on their scale. Then on the 6th they will have the award ceremony and I know for sure I'm going to get a check, I just don't know how much money and a t-shirt. Then if I want I can sign up for another Weigh loss challenge. There is three categories, individuals (which is what I'd sign up for); Couples or Pairs; Groups of 5 or more. I'm not sure if I will do it. Part of me says it makes me accountable the other part says it isn't about silly competitions. Then the other part of me debates but since you are doing it anyway, why not. So, I'm not sure if I should sign up or not. I have a week to decide. Again, I know I will have money at the end. I will see.
Five things I'm grateful for:
1. On the path to fulfilling a dream.
2. Going and being in college.
3. Standing on top of a mountain.
4. Having nature around me.
5. Listening to live music.