mid-month update and re-focus
So, a mid month update: As of the middle of October, I've lost an astonishing 4 lbs this month! I'm now 170.8 lbs. I am sooooo excited to almost be in the 160s!!!
My goal for the rest of the month is to lose at least 2 lbs.
I'm... Read more
This morning was the NICEST day to go outside! It was clear and sunny with nice crisp air - 55°F.
So, we jogged a total of 4 miles today! 3.5 miles then a couple minutes break when we passed my house for some water, then another 0.5 mil... Read more
just keep movin' along!
Since I posted my shoe post yesterday, I've lost 0.5kg! (I think I've been holding onto extra water from a few days of eating salty food - homemade pumpkin soup, etc).
So, that means I'm only 1kg (2 lbs) away from wearing my new shoes! I... Read more
So, at the beginning of my weight loss planning, I made some goals and a rewards schedule. My 15kg-lost reward was to buy some new shoes. I'm 1.5 kg away from that now, but a Belgian magazine ran a coupon promotion for 50 EURO heels for 17 EUR... Read more
"Ladies Run" 4K race
My partner and I ran in the 4K race that was attached to the Brussels marathon on Sunday. The hilariously named (and slightly offensive?) "ladies run" was lots of fun! It was great having a nice relaxed race with a bunch of women. There were... Read more
goals and milestones
As I sit here now, I've lost 30 lbs!!!! Woohoo! I now weigh 172 lbs. I have 20 lbs to go to my goal weight. 152 lbs for a 5'5" girl might seem too much, in fact it is still officially an "overweight" BMI, but I have a gigantic bone structur... Read more
A rogue month - update
Well, sorry to have fallen off the face of the earth (sparkpeople) for the last several weeks! I've had some major stuff at work to do, some major stuff at home (our house was taken over by a family of mice, and our car didn't pass inspection ... Read more
So yesterday was the race I was hoping my knee/back would let me run in. I did it! I had a small amount of ignorable knee pain just at the beginning, and a stiff knee when it was over, but nothing serious to write home about.
The race... Read more
Measures of success.... and beer.
So, I have one of those bio-impedance scales that measures your % body fat, etc... One thing that it measures is "visceral fat" or the fat around your organs. It gives the result in a scale, with 1-9 being normal or healthy, 10-13 being at i... Read more
The internet is an opposite machine.
So it seems like the second I put something out into the internet-o-sphere, the opposite occurs. The internet is a trickster! Ok, not always, but for my joints this seems true. And since correlation always implies causation, let's build a r... Read more
The good, the bad, and the depressing
I've gotten back on track with tracking my food. I've been shooting for a solid mid-calorie range intake everyday, tracking everything, and the scale has been MOVING! I've lost more than a pound since Friday... I don't think I w... Read more
No longer OBESE!
My goal for August was to break through the "obese" BMI range.
Today, on the last day of August, I weighed in at 81.5 kg.... or 179.7 lbs. For my height (5'5"), I needed to get under 180 lbs to enter the "overweight" category.
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The snowball effect
..... and if snowballs were made of high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated fat, I'd want to eat them too.
I drank a coke on Tuesday. I drank it because I was feeling a little sick to my stomach after trying to get some work done on a ... Read more
Have a great weekend everyone! Off to my 5K
Well, I wanted to be less than 180 lbs on today's weigh-in. 179.9 and below puts me into the "overweight" range and out of "obese".... now, I know these ranges (and BMI in general) are an overgeneralized measure of health..... and not nearly v... Read more