Sunday, February 17, 2013
Hi to all the Wave Runners (and everyone else!) This is my about me post, can't wait to read everyone else's!
I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to three young kids (two boys ages 6 and 4 and one daughter age 2). I am starting university this year (yeah I know I do things in the wrong order!) to become either a labour and delivery nurse or a midwife, depending on which school lets me in first! I have been married since 2003.
In November 2012 I reached a breaking point. I finally kicked the cigarette habit and DH and I were buying bags of candy and 2lb chocolate bars each night, to eat as desert after we finished our nachos. The weight was coming on at an alarming rate. Then I had a few health scares and I just realised I was DONE with the diet train to nowhere. You can check over my gain story in my last post if you like, but I began our marriage at a MUCH lower weight. Since my first son was born I have been trapped in the yoyo cycle, gaining and losing the same 20-30 pounds.
So In November I decided to get off that yoyo train once and for all. Yoyo dieting is bad for my body and I decided that if I couldn't do it with diet and exercise THIS TIME, I was going to the doctor and taking meds or getting a referral for a gastric bypass. I am dieting for the LAST time. I am GETTING TO THE LAST STOP THIS TIME. I am pushing through and nothing will stop me from getting to goal.
Two blogs have been hugely influential in my motivation and I highly suggest that you check them out! Diane at www.fittothefinish.com and Katie at www.runsforcookies.com have been my inspirations.
My starting stats are:
Weight today: 217.4 (up 1.4 since thursday UGH! didn't shake the Valentine's dinner weight!)
and this is the info from the tape method BF% for the second part of the challenge!
Body Fat %: 39.4%
Pounds of body fat: 85.5
Lean Body Mass: 131.5
I was a little bit surprised at my results, when I was 186 pounds (PRE KIDS) I had my body fat tested at the gym and they said it was 36%, so that is only a 3.4% difference but a difference of 31 pounds! I guess all these fitness minutes really are adding up!