Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hi guys! Again, my life is super busy these past weeks and into Thanksgiving... Seems that's the only day I see on the horizon with NOTHING that MUST be done... although, as it's only Ivan, Chris and myself, (no family here)... we'll probably go to the movies and an Indian meal... we all love Indian, as I think you all know by now... My son went vegetarian, so it's optimal for him and Ivan and I can load up on veggies there... so it'll save us from cooking and we'll probably spend the same amount of money...
On another note, I borrowed a Wii fitness dvd from a co-worker and tried it last night... Oh, sorry, it's a Zumba tape... anyway, wow... that's a workout... I am only on the Easy level and I only did 20 min, but it's way more intense than the walking I've been doing. I can't afford to get one for me yet, so I'm hoping she can be without it for at least 2 weeks, as I'd like to try it that long and see what it does for me. Maybe it'll help me bump up my walking to a light jog? Not sure.
Anyway, I've also been doing these toning exercises in the mornings... It's only 8 minutes of target toning and I know I've lost inches in my thighs, probably hips, too... I haven't measured, mainly because if I measure myself, I seem to always screw it up... and don't really have anyone here to measure me. I just notice that my "clingy" black pants no longer cling... like, at all! They totally hang and they are kind of meant to cling... so that's fun.
I drew up a projection spreadsheet at work... I had done this back in March when I started... I'm a goal oriented person and am always looking ahead, never behind... I plan things in the future ALL the time. Anyway, I projected a 2.5 lb week rate of loss and that puts me at my goal before next September.
However, since March, my rate of loss (average) has been 3.0606 lbs/week... and if I continue like that, then I'll reach my goal mid July next year. I can hardly believe it, but yet, I do. This has been the best time of my life based on gaining control of it, if you understand what I mean... I feel that even in my early 20's when I did lose 100 lbs (Yep, this is the 2nd time in my life I've lost that much)... whew... anyway, I was young, was hardly focused on that at all... And from the gaining it all back plus 100 more, I just never really took ownership of my body... which is sad, but it's in the past... I'm over it.
I'm just needing to focus on the fact that I get it now and I know that because of the 17 Day Diet, the support of sparkpeople.com, my husband's support and just my freakin' will and determination, I'm going to be the thinnest in my adult life next year! I am aiming for even a bit under what I was in my early 20's! So, that will be HUGE! HUGE, I tell ya! I'm excited... it's odd, maybe from the working out, but I feel thin NOW... and I've still got more than 100 to go! It's crazy.