Year End Review of A Cat

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I have lost and gained so very much this year and am filled with so much emotion. It makes me sad to think I let myself get to a point that I needed to lose this much. It makes me proud that I fought hard to get it done. It makes me smile in the mirror at the person I have become and the strength I reawakened within. I was able to pull out the former tough Marine and for that I am grateful. I ran hundreds of miles; I sweat gallons of fear away. I lifted my own body weight over and over again completing the P90X program. I pushed myself to the limit and I am on the other side of my goals looking back over the year with pride. I did it. And I am excited to continue on my journey as a healthy adult!

Weight Loss
19 Pounds lost this year!

Inches Lost
Chest: 2.4" lost
Waist: 8" lost
Hips: 5" lost
R/L Thighs: 2"
R/L Arm: 0.6"
Total Inches Lost: 18"

Calories Burned
81,000 (3500 = 1 pound~23 pounds and is almost spot on to my weight loss)

Number of Cardio Sessions
220 workouts this year!
12,100 minutes of cardio this year!
~or 200 hours of cardio this year!
~or 8.4 hours of cardio this year!

Miles Completed
537 – 1.4 miles a day every day of the year in one perspective

Goals Completed
P90X, 2 Half Marathons, 3 ~ 5K Races, 2 Personal Records

Body Mass Index (BMI)
From 28.65 to 25.4
On the verge of obesity to the healthy category

~ I lost 2 pant sizes and went from a large to a medium and sometimes a small sized top!
~ I learned that when I increase my calories, I lose weight. Eat more = lose more for me!
~ I know how to make healthy choices and count calories like a CHAMP!
~ I logged my food over 300 days this year – and didn’t start until March 21st.

Thanks to Spark People for allowing me a place to keep all of these goals and allow me a resource for this reflection. I did the work - and they were the tool to make my goals reality. Thanks to my friends who kept me always heading in the right direction, even when I fell off course!

Happy New Year!


"Here's to a Awesome 2011!"
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    You are amazing. Congratulations Staci!
    3579 days ago
    Ahhh friend, I got a little teary, emotional and proud reading this...until I saw the picture then I just started laughing my a$$ off!
    So glad we're friends and we're here to support one another on this awesome journey!


    You're the most awesome Cat I know!

    3588 days ago
    Wow, what amazing achievements! You rock!
    3588 days ago
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