Nine months along
Saturday, June 16, 2012
16 September 2011 to 16 June 2012 - 9 months of progress
Starting Weight = 250.5 pounds
Current Weight = 186.0 pounds
In addition to the photos on my main page, I took this one of me being a goof:
I finally feel like I can see some progress in my arms - and the measuring tape agreed in the realm of an inch down from 14.5 to 13.5 *DANCIE DANCE*. (Yes, other spots are obviously shrinking too, but I like seeing the biceps and triceps making themselves seen and less flap.)
In fact, it seems strange because I'm not really a lot lighter in this past month - just 5.5 pounds down - but I feel sleeker through much of my body. And that's showing in an inch or so down from just about all major spots. I remember back in November or December trying to decide whether joining the community center or a gym would be worth it. Now I'm so so glad I did so in January and have stuck to it consistently since.
It's not for everyone, but I love daily workouts and really love weight training. I love seeing the results as I up the pounds here and there. The one I accidentally had a 7.5 pound add-on the other day was my seated leg press. Since I got through all 12 on the first set, I kept it on there - completing my remaining two sets. Admittedly the last two were slow and careful, but I did them and with good form. Up from 155 lbs to 162.5 lbs. Which really means I should be able to do squats rather well when I update my fitness testing at the end of this month for my 6 months on that.
I finally went and bought a few treats from the SparkPeople store. A couple of shirts - one that I know I can wear to the gym right away (XL sleeveless navy workout shirt) and one I'm curious to see how I fit into and work toward (L green T-shirt) - and a blue mug. I can finally replace the one I use at work with my own!
Time to veggie it up for dinner - JUDYPOPPINS mentioned it is National Fresh Veggies Day!