Saturday, September 21, 2013

I'm the Tortoise right now


Egads. I let another month go by before I decided to post again. Shame on me!

Honestly though, there hasn't been much to actually post about my weight-loss journey. There has been a lot of other nonsense going on in my life, but nothing specific to the weight loss.

I am sitting at 251.8 as of my 09/16/13 weigh in. Not too spectacular for a month. Just 3 lbs. Well, it was a little more, but last week I actually gained .5 lbs back. Had a rough time last week. I'm working to make sure I recoup that mis step this week. So far, I'm doing pretty good. 

Husband is now only 2 lbs away from his goal, the stinker. Good gosh. He will have lost 50 lbs, with NO exercising at all. Just a watchful eating plan and 1 splurge day a week. Same as me. But I've thrown in some exercise here and there. His next big step is to figure out maintenance eating and he does plan to start exercising regularly. He wanted to lose the weight just from eating better and not exercising. Because he doesn't want to rely just on exercising to lose weight. That way if he doesn't exercise steadily during the week, it's not going to wreak havoc on his weight.

Goal: 249 lbs. 40 lbs lost. It is almost a chant at this point. I am just so tired of saying 36 lbs, 37 lbs, 38 lbs. Week after week after week. 
Then, it is so OBVIOUS that Husband has lost weight. He really looks like it! And considering the percentage he's lost vs. me. It's ridiculous! Plus, I've been this weight before. I've looked this way before. So, it's not really any dramatic difference to anyone else.

Although recently a few people have talked about how they can see my weight loss in my face. *shrug

Exercise: Mostly walking. I am preparing for the Race for the Cure 5K with our church. I also decided to start an ab workout I came across. I'm hoping it helps my spare tire area, because right now that is my most problem/hated spot on my body. If I could reduce some serious inches there, I would be so much happier.

I did find an abdominal workout in a magazine that I decided to try. It is a series of 6 particular workouts done at 15 reps. Several of them are in a plank position. I tried it on Wednesday (4 days ago). There was one set that I could not do holding my arms straight in plank position. So I went down to my forearms. And ended up with rug burns on my elbows. LOL Good gosh.

Not only that, but for 2 days my shoulders/biceps were so sore. Wow, right?! I learned I need to use a yoga mat and that they work out more than just my abdominals. Phew!

Race for the Cure: September 28th, 2013. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Boy am I excited about this! Only 1 week away. My church's team will be walking this 5K. I've been walking as much as I can to get ready for the race. It will be in support of my mom who is currently battling breast cancer. Along with all the other fighters in our church. So excited!

Weight: 251.8 (Total loss since last posting of 3 lbs)
Inches - No new measurements at this time
  • Neck - 
  • Arms - 
  • Wrist - 
  • Chest - 
  • Upper Waist (spare tire) - 
  • Waist (belly button) - 
  • Hips - 
  • Thigh - 
  • Calf - 

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