Saturday, March 28, 2009

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Monday, January 19, 2009

First Weigh In

I'm a little angry I'm starting over and from the exact same place as I was two years ago. I saw myself gaining and I could have stop the upward trend at around 191 but nooooo.. Anyway, no point in crying over it now.

First weigh in came back at 222.8. So 5 pounds down in two weeks. My friend who is heavier then me has lost 10. I'm happy with the results thus far. My average weight lost was about 6 pounds per month..I may be a little higher then that this first month, we'll see.

By the way, Sugar Free Maple Syrup. Best invention ever!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Posting measurements for my records.

Ok I'm 4 days in and I should have did measurements 4 days ago but I doubt I've seen to much inch loss this fast.

Neck 15 1/4
Chest 46.5
Left Biceps 14.5
Right Bicep 14.5
Left Forearm 10 1/4
Right Forearm 10 3/4
Hips 47
Waist 43.5
L-Thigh 26.5
R-Thighs 26.5
L-Calves 14 2/3
R-Calves 14 3/4

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Officially back on track again.

I looked over my progress the last time and i'm hoping I can do it better. Right now I'm struggling to build up endurance and I don't feel good today. I looked at my last weight loss report in July of 2007. The last weight I posted was 175 but I actually made it down to 173.

August is when things went to hell. I quit smoking in August of 2007 and I had to compensate for it apparently by eating. The only good side is I am still smoke free. I quit cold turkey and I haven't had a smoke since. Not even a cheat. This was after about 18 long years of smoking and never having tried to quit seriously before.

Now that smoking is no longer a crutch, I think I can get my eating back under control again. I'm going to take water aerobics at my gym. Its hardly what I call a series work out but I think it will help get me limbered up and a little more energized. I'm doing old faithful, my DDR! I can't do a weight loss goal without this incredueble game. I have also added We Cheer! Fun fun game and a nice upper body workout. I also have Active outdoor challenge, but right now I don't have the stamina to play all these games plus the gym lol.

My newest goal was to give up soda, juice, diet drinks and just drink plan water. I'm on day two of this and surprisingly this has been a lot easier then I thought it would be. I really hope it helps speed up the weight loss. And since I kept good records of my last go at it and the starting weight is practically the same, I will have a good comparison to see if water really helps make a difference in weight loss.

I'm also strength training at the gym so I'm doing a lot of things I didn't do the last time. Last time was 2 and a half months before I even started exercising so I'm hoping this time will be faster.

I'll probably wait two weeks before I start weighing, give some of this time to work. I haven't mesaured, I need to and as soon as I figure out where that tape measurer is i'll do that.

So, started two days ago I officially weigh 227.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Yes its been a while. I don't think anyone has read any of my blog but me. If your out there let me know and I'll keep posting my success and failures.

I realized I usually make a New Years post and I was really bummed I missed it then I realized it was still New Years so here I am! Yay!

Anyway, 2008 was good and bad. I quit smoking which is good but I started eating like a mad woman. Not so good! I haven't been on the scale, and I won't until Monday but I'm pretty sure I'm right back where I started 2 years ago. :(

I really see why some people just smoke again. I knew if I could smoke I'd stop eating all the snacks. It seems like everytime I want or would have smoke, I eat now. Anyway I haven't had a smoke in 17 months. So my quit smoking has been more success then my keeping the pounds off.

With that said, I'm starting over on monday the 5th. Got my sparkly new YMCA membership, got a friend to go with me, so weights and cardio. I'll be doing a little water aerobics because I like the water and it can't hurt to have extra cardio but my main will still be DDR!

I'm adding a new goal this time, which I think might be even harder then quiting smoking. I'm going to attempt to give up all drinks aside from water. No soda, no splenda sweetened drinks. I'm a big flavored drink drnker so this will be toughest of all.

Other then that, my arsenal of DDR games, the new We Cheer, Active outdoor challenge,are all ready to go on monday. Im just spending this week cleaning out the junk in the fridge and maybe coming up with a list of healthier choices to buy tomorrow on my trip to the store so i'm ready to start monday.

For everyone else starting their resolutions. Good luck!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Wow One Year Today!

Well I can't believe its been a year since I started all of this. As of Monday I was at 181, yes I gained a couple pounds but I'm Ok with that because I was able to quit smoking cold turkey and only gained 6 pounds from it. I think the six pound gain was worth the price of dumping this nasty habit. I had my last smoke August 11th so I'm a little over 2 months smoke free.

In the mean time, from about June-July I stopped working out consistently and it shows. I can look at my work out charts and see exactly when I stopped making progress. Face it guys, if you want to loose and maintain, exercise is something you have to do for the rest of your life to keep you there.

Today i've decided to stop dicking around and get back on course. I should say I've never completely stopped doing my DDR, I did at least once a week but thats not enough to lose anything. Although I haven't gained a lot either so that is promising in making think I won't have to kill myself to maintain later.

Anyway, last January 1st I wrote something about wondering where I would be come January 2008 so I am making a goal to try and finally get to 165 by January 1st. I probably should be at goal by now but I'm not going to let it stop me. If it take me 2 years to get there so be it. I've looked at some recent pictures, and while they look better then my 226 pounds starting weight, I still see a fat person when I look at them. And you know what? I'm tired of being Exercises full force again, here I come..

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I'm down to 175!

I haven't posted much in June, progress has been slow, a lot of that is my own fault. I need to have two root canals of all things and until the dentist can get me in..I'm pretty much high on pain killers all of the time. I haven't exercised in two weeks.

The good side is my tooth hurts so bad I'm not eating enough to gain weight either, I actually loss two or three pounds during all of this. Today I exercised for the first time in two weeks. Wow two weeks off really makes a difference.. I lasted 25 minutes where before I did 45 to 50 minutes..

Hubby leaves for Sweden in three weeks and will be gone for two weeks. I'm still hoping to reach my goal of 169 by the time he returns..

I wanted to join the gym. Unfortunately the day I went to join the guy was on vacation then I learn my houses went up and our house payment was going up 60 dollars a month to catch up the escrow account. Bummer! I was already stretching the budget to join with with 35 dollar monthly fee. No way I can join this year now. Hopefully I can stay motivated.

I find I'm no longer in a hurry to loose anymore. I'm at a weight that while still over weight, is a far cry from where I was. I still have far to much gut that I need to start working on. But I do have a waist line again! I know I'll reach my goal someday, be it six months or another year and I feel ok with that now. As long as I'm not gaining I'm happy at the moment.