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Day One: Take 5

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I don't know if it's really been five tries at this point. That number is probably a little low, but whatever. Each time I try again, I'm starting in a better place than I did the time before.

With the exception of the past three weeks, I am a regular at the local gym. Three days a week, for a little over an hour each time. I'm hoping to add to that number in the next few weeks. The recent break is due to a nasty cold, and then the woman who provides the drop-in daycare went on vacation for two weeks. She's back on Thursday, so I will be there, too.

I've decided that 2013 will be the year that I run a 5k. My goal is to be ready for the local Mother's Day race put on by the YMCA, and I talked my husband into joining me. I want to focus on a fitness goal rather than a particular number on the scale (although my 'scale goal' is to see 160). I also want to limit junk food to one selection a week. In other words, I pick out one treat at the grocery store, and that's it for the week.

Right now, I'm sitting in the living room, trying to put off going to weigh and measure myself. I ate a lot last night, and I'm trying to keep it in perspective. And by last night, I mean during the entire holiday season. I was better than I usually am, but I know that I added on a couple extra pounds. But, I need to have a starting place, so I need to just go ahead and do it.

Be right back....

Okay, not as bad as I was thinking.

Waist-- 178.8
Hips-- 43
Waist-- 39
Thighs-- 24
Calves-- 15
upper arms-- 13
breasts-- 40
neck-- 14.5

Not as bad as I was expecting. I have just shy of 19 lbs. to lose to reach 160. That's not too bad, and if I can lose more after that, great! If not, I'm good with 160.

Okay, I'm off to drink some water and then make breakfast. And then I have a few hours of housework to conquer. Happy New Year, everyone!
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