30 Pounds Off my Body
I made it through the holidays without too much trouble. I'm grateful that I had a good mindset which I think is half the game. I stayed active and ate right, and didn't use the holiday as an "excuse" to do whatever I wanted...
I even ran o... Read more
Down 28 Pounds!
I had made a small goal for myself to see the 220's by New Year's and I happily reached that goal today. I bumped from 230 down to 229 today. By setting small goals for myself along the way, it helps me keep focused, rather than get overwhelmed ... Read more
Down 25 Pounds!
25 feels like a milestone...we like rounded numbers in society. 10, 25, things that have a nice ring to it! LOL
Anyway, my goal is to go to the store and lift a 25 pound bag of dog food so that I can have perspective as to what 25 pounds fe... Read more
3 Miles and Moving
Got in a 3 mile run last night - using my Marathoning for Mortals training program. Also the scale continues to move in the direction I like. I'm now at a total of 24 pounds lost.
I feel like I'm in the zone and am not struggling at all. I... Read more
Great Strides, More Losses!
I've now lost a total of 22 pounds, and just lost another inch off my hips and waist. It's happening, this is real -- and I'm blown away. I'm seeing my body change right before my eyes, and I feel so incredibly thrilled that it's happening.
... Read more
Traded Fat for Muscle
The scale didn't move...I spent a week at Disney, and maintained my weight. What was cool was when I found out that I had traded 7pounds of fat for 7 pounds of muscle!!!
My BMI dropped almost 4 points and I got a big thumbs up from my doct... Read more
18 Pounds off My Body
18 pounds...my knees are happier, my hips are happier, my lower back is happier.
My posture is getting better from running, and I feel really great inside and out.
At the size I am - it takes longer for clothing size drops. I believe I... Read more
That's Pretty Darn Cool
When I go to my doctors we do a read out of body fat/vs lean muscle...
this week I GAINED 7 pounds of Lean Muscle, but LOST 9 pounds of fat -- plus some water...
so while the scale moved a couple of pounds, inside my body - a party was... Read more
15 Pounds Gone!
My first mini goal I set for myself is 17 pounds, and I'm inching closer to that. I am excited, but having trouble understanding that it's real at times. I'm so used to disappointment in the weight loss arena...and yet - here I am.
It's awe... Read more
1/2 Marathon? Are you Crazy?
It's true...I'm going to do it. I'm signing up for a 1/2 marathon in the spring. I'm excited and nervous all at once, but i think it's just what I need to keep me motivated and moving through the winter.
I'm okay with not finishing...i'm wi... Read more
Another ONE bites the dust!
Another POUND that is...
Smiling - 12 pounds gone and I am happy. 95 pounds to go... Read more
C25k - Week 1, Done!
I finished Week 1 of my C25k training. Excited to move onto Week 2.
I noticed the other day, it took me longer to recover breathing -- but today, it took me half as long. (ex: 2nd day - 60 secs breathing heavy after a jog, 3rd day - 30 secs... Read more
The scale didn't move, but the tape measure did. I love measuring as well as weighing for added motivation.
I've lost a full inch in my hips and waist -- nice way to start the morning, even though the scale says I weigh the same.
I ca... Read more
The Boredom Hurdle
You start a new plan, and you're excited to get moving....and a few pounds start to drop off.
You're going along swimmingly, and then it happens....about 2 weeks in, you're bored. The excitement has worn off....and you're motivated - but th... Read more
Smaller Body - IS this Going to Happen?
I'm not used to seeing success. It would be a sweet reward after the years of effort I've put in and getting nowhere. When I worked out for a year, and my body still didn't drop the weight - I hit a wall. I said - what's the use --- I did it the... Read more