January 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

After starting 2011 at 169, I started on a low-dose (25 mcg) of Synthroid and, over the course of the year, gained back the weight I had lost in 2010 and then some. I began this year weighing 189.4 on New Year's Day. I sucked it up and changed my tracker. I took my measurements and put the ones they keep track of in the measurement tracker.

January started out looking like this:
Weight: 189.4
BMI: 31.5
BF%: 37.5%
BF: 71
Water %: 45.6%

Neck: 13.75"
Bicep: 13"
Chest (under arms): 37"
Chest (across fullest part): 40"
Chest (under): 34.5"
Waist (smallest part): 36"
Abdomen (2" below navel): 42.75"
Hips (at hip bone): 46.25"
Thigh (10" above knee): 26"
Calf: 14.5"

As of today:
Weight: 188
BMI: 31.3
BF%: 37.7%
BF: 70.8
Water %: 45.4%

Neck: 13.75"
Bicep: 13"
Chest (under arms): 37"
Chest (across fullest part): 40"
Chest (under): 34.5"
Waist (smallest part): 35.5"
Abdomen (2" below navel): 41.75"
Hips (at hip bone): 45.75"
Thigh (10" above knee): 25.5"
Calf: 14.5"

So, I'm down 1.4 lbs and 2.5 inches this month. I'm due to have my thyroid levels checked in about two weeks and see if I stay at my current dose or have to get it tweaked again. I think I'll also ask to have my iron levels checked again.

I'm working with my massage therapist and chiropractor on getting my left shoulder issue resolved so I can resume upper-body exercises. I've been doing cardio at the Y at least twice a week. I am going to incorporate more stretching, as well as slowly add back in strength training where I can. I've been considering picking a different type of exercise from the "On Demand" feature so that some days I do yoga/Pilates, and others I do cardio. This will require discipline on my part to wake up at 6:00 in the morning to do these routines before getting ready for work in the morning. As the weather gets a little warmer, hubby and I will get back out running. We already have a few races lined-up for this year.

As far as my food intake goes, I still refrain from eating land animals. I have cut out soy milk and processed soy foods when I am able. I am also being more diligent about reading ingredient labels so I can be more aware of which items have HFCS, soy lecithin, soy protein isolate, and a new item MZZCHIEF recently wrote about: carageenan. I switched to a brown rice protein powder because the whey protein powder I used had soy protein isolate in it.
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    I can relate. I gained 30 pounds last year and am not happy about it. I'm working on doing better but have a ways to go.

    You have made some great changes!! I hope we both have a successful year.
    3152 days ago
    Congrats on the loss! Let us know how your tests come back.
    3155 days ago
    There ya go!!
    3156 days ago
    Congrats! Keep up the good work!
    3156 days ago
    Congratulations on your 1.4 pound loss and all of those inches! I too have thyroid issues. I'm coming off a medicine for migraines that stimulated my thyroid. Of course the thyroid is starting to tank now. I've been doing mondo amounts of exercise and still the scale keeps climbing. My doctor says it's because I'm replacing fat with muscle. I say enough already, let's see a drop in the scale!! LOL Hang in there! You are doing all of the right things!

    3156 days ago
    Yay for 1.4 pounds and 2.5 inches down!!! That is great progress!!
    Can't wait to hear about the races :-)
    3156 days ago
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