94 pounds down today. (with pics)
I definitely won't reach my goal of being 165 on my birthday (in three days), but 168 will be good enough. It's hard to believe that the 100 pound marker is in sight, five years in.
Here's a pic from six or seven years ago: definitely my... Read more
Year 5 - 87 pounds down. So ready to be finished.
Slow and steady does win the race, but I'm SO READY to be finished. I started losing weight in 2009, and while I've never had a significant set back (I regained 10lb at one point last year due to injury, but that was the worst), it's been plod, ... Read more
77 Pounds Down - Photo Progress
Not a lot of time, but i wanted to get this up, so here's a series of photos from 263 pounds to 185. I am 5'2" tall
New Years Day 2010. Definitely my highest weight... Read more
Been almost a year since posting. Lost 77 pounds thus far.
Yep, that's pretty much all i had to say about that. Since starting to lose with concerted effort (almost four years ago), the total loss has been 77 pounds, and i believe about 25 since the date of last blog entry. Not too bad.
Finally, ... Read more
Damn close to a 1 in front of that number.
I always put the previous week's weight in the Spark tracker, just in case of fluke; i'm kind of obsessed with my graphs and hate to see them bounce up and down.
But this week: so close. There are three pounds between me and 200. Four pou... Read more
No Harm Done, C25K week 3, and yay blood pressure!
So i hoovered up all the treats this weekend - pizza and cake at a birthday party, all my "failed" cake pops, yadda yadda - and was not surprised to see myself up by almost 2 pounds on Sunday night.
Tonight, though - back to Friday's wei... Read more
Couch to 5K: first week finished! Also October MONTH OF POWER
So i finished the first week of C25K. Freaking amazing. I never would have imagined myself being able to run, even in short intervals. I never ran anywhere as a kid (lived in the city and had no friends my own age to run after) and never quit... Read more
Recovering from Injury and Back on Track for 50 Pounds Down
Yeah, so that post i made a few months back where i said i was just a pound away from 50 pounds lost?
Guess who injured their Achilles tendon a few days after that. o___o
It wasn't running, it wasn't over-working - just a pair of sh... Read more
Low-carb: haha, cookie high!
The other funny thing about low-carb:
I just ate a maple cream cookie, because i had plenty of room and it's getting on to bedtime, and felt giggly and high for about ten minutes. Hello sugar shot!
That's quite an amusing side-effec... Read more
Low-carbing is weird, man.
First of all, it turns out that just eating my minimum SP-recommended amount of carbs per day (135g) was enough to put me into ketosis after a few days. Who knew? The sweet/metallic breath kind of freaked me out, though, and i went off for a w... Read more
One more pound to go for the big 5-0!
Aw, man: i didn't realize it until i looked at the ticker at the bottom of my spark page. One more pound! I was headed downstairs to do my floor work (bicycle crunches, hip lifts and chest flys) anyway, but BOY HOWDY DOIN' IT NOW.
It'll ... Read more
Carb control, day four. 2 pounds down! + more Little Things
So - controlling the carbs seems to be working out pretty well. I'm not worrying about anything else right now - fats are not an issue, making sure to get enough protein, etc, and it turns out that it's hard to go over on calories when you're k... Read more
Drawing down the carbs.
So i've been stuck at 205 for the past few months; sometimes bouncing up a bit, but usually coming right back down in a couple of weeks with some attention. It hasn't been too hard, but not being able to get under it has been pretty frustrating... Read more
Running the numbers. 18 months.
Okay, so since i've been on a plateau for a month now, let's do a little number dance and see what we're aiming for.
I still have 86 more pounds to lose.
1 pound - 3,500 calories, so
86 pounds = 301,000 calories.
My ba... Read more
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30 Day Shred - Day 3. Results already? And your obliques say hello.
Or at least my obliques are saying hello. Of course, "hello" is followed up by a string of cusswords not suitable for a family show, but hey, at least they're talking to me.
Even on level one, this thing is a killer, but it's really not to... Read more