Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Oh Happy Day!!

Woo Hoo!!! Today is awesome, I finally fit into some jeans that I haven't been able to wear for a long time (and I wasn't sucking in). I weighed in at 227 this morning, but even though I am not losing weight as quickly as I was at first I now have proof that my belly is shrinking!! Anyhow life has had one spin after another lately and exercising and eating right has been a struggle. Still to see some fruits of my labor really brightens my day.

As far as answering the email, YES I am still fat, but not as much as I used to be!!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wednesday weigh-in

Even though it is only Tuesday. Tomorrow is impossible so I weighed today. I was shocked - I mean really shocked. I've been walking and I'm slowly getting faster again for longer periods of time but I didn't really think I'd lost anything since last week. I just didn't "feel" like I had. Apparently my feelings don't know my body very well because I lost *drum roll, please*

4 pounds!!

So that puts me at something like 6 pounds lost. The notebook I wrote all of this stuff down in was left in some VA hospital waiting room so I'm going from memory on what I weighed when I started this. It may be 7 or 8 pounds lost but I know it is no less than 6 total. So I'm going with 6.

Monday, February 7, 2011

{Hits and Slips}

I joined the YMCA the beginning of the month and it's been truly a godsend for me. I was looking for a good gym that would cater not only to me, but to my husband with mobility issues and to my kids as well and the YMCA was the only one who could do it all. I am trying out 2 classes this week and then taking 2 different ones next week and then picking the ones that will best suit me - Zumba is a little advanced for me and is out (at least for now).

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Today I took the "White Water fitness" class, thinking it would be an easy way to ease my way into more exercise during the week - well it kicked my butt - in a good way but it still kicked it hard! It was in the pool they call "The River" and it has a current and not only did we do the exercises with the current but against it too - I am still feeling the burn!

Tomorrow I will be taking it again because I screwed up my schedule (forgot Yoga was today at same time and mixed up my rotation) so Yoga was missed today but I still have it on Wednesday & Friday. In the Water fitness class there was not only old (which I thought it would be mostly filled with) but young too! I was the slowest but was getting better as the class came to a close. What's great about it is that it's only 30 minuets and I can go do my regular exercises after I am all done, which gives my older daughter more time in her "busy bee" class.
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My eating habits have been better but I did slip up this weekend. I let myself stress over the little things and have resorted to food as comfort and I really started to feel horribly guilty about it until I realized what I was doing and picked myself up and wiped off my butt and realized tomorrow will be a new day and it's fresh and new with no slip ups - which made me feel tons better.

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I know I am going to have my slips and falls but I have to stay positive about it or else I will get into the cycle of resorting to comfort food when emotionally down and then keep doing it because I feel guilty about it and I don't want that to keep happening.

I want to make lifestyle changes and I am bound to make mistakes and fall flat on my butt - it's what I do after I slip and fall that defines how successful I will be on this journey to a healthier me!

5 Week Measurement Day!

Another half an inch on my hips and waist and three more pounds gone!  Woo-Hoo!!!  I only worked out three days this week, so I was worried, but everything is still good :)

February 7, 2011

Hips- 43 1/2 (-1)
Waist- 35 1/2 (-2)
Arms- 14 1/4
Thighs- 25 (-1/4)
Weight- 176 (-9 lb)

Red is loss since day 1