Not only have I been bad about posting on my blog, I’ve been very bad with my weight loss. Thanksgiving and Christmas were buggers for me in regards to exercise but I did lose 3.2 pounds. When I went to see my weight coach early January she and I were shocked when I stepped on the scales and we figured up that I had lost any weight at all. I figured I had gained three pounds, not lost. I’m very honest with her about what I do each day and I keep a daily log of what I eat. I’m still not sure what I did to lose but I was very good at our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.
I did go down one pant size since beginning this journey of healthy living. I went from size 16 to 14 from October to January.
Size 16-now they’re quite loose but still wearable.
Size 14-perfect fit if just a little loose. I’m sure the washing machine will tighten them up, though.
My new goal is dropping to a size 12 by April 1st but to do that I’ve got to get off my duff and walk or use my treadmill.
My treadmill shows, speed, miles walked, time walked.
When I use it I usually walk at a pace of 2.8 – 3.0 miles per hour and I usually walk for 25 minutes which puts me over the one mile walked. I don’t think I can increase my speed without stirring up my mild asthma issue but I can walk longer and further if I just put my mind to it. I usually watch a DVD while I’m walking or listen to my new MP3 player my daughter got me for Christmas. In my defense it has been quite frigid out with negative temps but that doesn’t justify not using my treadmill.
My new goals set for 2014 are down another pant size, maybe two and get rid of the roll that has taken over my waist line. I got an exercise mat and some weights which I plan to use on the nights I don’t use the treadmill, alternating each night.
Exercise mat, 3# weight and 5# weights.
I have printed off a lot of gut/butt busting exercises from the internet and will make a poster board to use as a guide when exercising on the mat. I have noticed that my under arms are getting a little flabby and I can’t stand that so the weights will be used to tighten/build the muscle in that area.
I’m still watching what I eat, how much I eat, and when I eat. I’ve grown quite fond of OIKOs yogurt with fruit. My favorites are blueberry and key lime and they are my between breakfast/lunch meals and lunch/dinner meals if my meal doesn’t satisfy me. I absolutely DO NOT eat anything after 7:00 p.m. It’s hard but I do it.
OIKOS blueberry and key lime. YUM!!
My next weigh-in is next Wednesday–WISH ME LUCK!! I think I’ve lost 14 total pounds since October.
Here’s our Christmas picture of the family and everyone says they can tell I’ve lost some weight and that it really shows in my face.
Family Christmas picture 2013. I’m on the left with hubby and son.