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Weightloss update

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 just quite loose

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.

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.

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.

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!!

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

Family Christmas picture 2013.  I’m on the left with hubby and son.

Weight loss and near tragedy

I’m thrilled to announce that my change in lifestyle (food habits and exercise) has helped me lose 11 pounds so far.  My clothes are really loose and I feel better physically already.  I have until Christmas to meet my goal of 20 pounds and I was thrilled until yesterday afternoon.  I went to work and kept busy during my eight hours and then decided to go grocery shopping at Wal-Mart and pickup some other items.  I’m sure you have seen the horrid pictures some people have posted on Facebook about the people who wear clothes that are way too small and things are showing that shouldn’t be showing.  Well folks, I’m here to tell you it’s time to stop posting those pictures.  By the end of my day my jeans has become so loose that I thought I was going to drop them at any turn.  It’s hard to push a buggy while filling it with groceries and holding up your pants.   I left the store without completing my shopping for fear showing my fanny in public!!  I ABSOLUTELY  DID NOT want to be the next photo you see on FACEBOOK!!!  I was trying to hold off on buying new clothes until Christmas but after that ordeal it’s time to go shopping for the next size down in jeans which would be a 14  😉   I’m thrilled with the weight loss and  thought washing my existing jeans in really hot water might save me some money and maybe two sizes in jeans.  This near tragedy in Wal-Mart is just not worth the embarrassment!!  Keep me in your prayers and leave those cameras and phones turned off, PLEASE!!!  More updates as I reach my goal!!

Tired of my body and clothes!!

Relaxing on the dock in 2010

Relaxing on the dock in 2010

On August 26th, I contacted my PA and told her I needed to do something about my body weight and how I feel about myself!  She scheduled me an appointment that week and we talked a few minutes and she told me that my weight had not changed since 2010 and I was shocked it took me almost four years to see how bad it was in my mind!!  She checked me over and then she introduced me to a lovely lady by the name of Lori!!  Lori is now my weight coach and main cheerleader.  It’s fun to talk to her and her encouragement is priceless.  In the last six weeks my habits have changed drastically as far as my eating and exercise and I’ve lost nine pounds.   NO, NO PICTURES!!  EMBARASSING!

I now eat a good breakfast (none to speak of before except on weekends), yogurt, raw vegies, salad, cheese sticks for lunch and our normal supper but smaller servings and only one serving and the biggy NO SWEET TEA EVERY DAY AND NO EATING AFTER 7:00 P.M.!!!    I do treat myself to something sweet once a week but not cake and ice cream and definitely no chips/snacks while watching TV at night.  I’m keeping my hands busy with crocheting, recipes and my digital cookbook or housework 😦 !!

I started out walking 30 minutes a day which I wasn’t doing at all before and rarely got any exercise except for the weekends cleaning house and doing laundry!!  The first four weeks I walked everyday for 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on what was going on at work or home.  The last two weeks I’ve been rushing home to bowhunt which means walking into the house, pick up the bow and bag, hubby drive me to my stand and drop me off, set there until almost dark and hubby picks me up and we go home to supper.  It’s dark and can’t/won’t walk by myself!  Needless to say, instead of dropping two pounds a week, I’m only dropping one pound or none.

After meeting with Lori yesterday, I’ve decided to set my reminders on my work Outlook calendar to remind me twice a day to walk 15 minutes rain or shine and then do some other exercise once I’m home.  I was really disappointed yesterday when I went for my two-week weigh in and only lost two pounds so it’s time to get serious and make the changes and stick to it!!  What you must know first is I love to cook and I love to eat what I cook.  My hubby is an excellent cook and his feelings are hurt if I don’t eat.  He now knows though that to meet my goal of losing 30 pounds means eating smaller amounts and he has been giving me these cute looks if he sees me heading for those sweet things that I love to make and EAT!

I have my personal cheering team here at work and my family at home but could use your prayers and pep talks as I go for twenty pounds by Christmas!!  I would like to get back to this point 20 years ago.

Me in the late 80's.

Me in the late 80’s.