Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Six months... 49 pounds and counting

Yesterday was six months since I joined WW and started the whole lose weight, get healthy thing, so here's a little retrospective:

In some ways it seems like yesterday, and in others it seems like I've been doing this forever. I have found that this is becoming like second nature to me. In those six months, I have tracked my food in one way or another every single day, good, bad and/or ugly.

I am about to move from "obese" to "overweight" on the BMI chart. That is my next mini-goal. Hopefully I can reach that by the end of May.

I have a ways to get to my ultimate goal, and I know even then, I will have to track everything. That was my downfall the last time around. I got to goal, got lazy, didn't track, didn't weigh, didn't workout. What I'm doing right now is what I have to do the rest of my life if I plan to stay healthy and at a healthy weight.

That sometimes seems daunting, but with all the tools available in this day and age, it will be a snap. It's a habit now that I don't plan to break. I want to be around a long time for Dave and my kids. I want to be a healthy example for my kids.

Dave took this picture of me yesterday to commemorate my 6-month anniversary. He says I have a Giada square smile in it. I actually like the picture, and usually I hate pictures of myself. The reason for the huge smile is that he made me crack up with his "smile" phrase. No "say cheese" for him. I won't repeat it, because his dad might read this. I love you, Harold!

I'm doing this, and I'm going to keep doing it. Thanks to all the support I have from people in real life and online, I have no excuse not to. =)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March Results

March Results:

I worked out 25 days for 1,271 minutes.
I burned 9,528 calories.
I lost 9.8 pounds.

74 days for 3,658 minutes.
28,335 calories burned.
24.8 pounds.

Still rockin' it!

My March goals revisted:
1. Lose at least 5 more pounds.
2. Workout at least 5 times a week.
3. Get 7 hours of sleep per night.

I met all but #3. I am getting 7 hours of sleep most nights now, but it's still something I have to work on.

I am feeling great. Last night Dave and I took the dogs for a walk in the woods. I had on shorts, which I am really not comfortable with yet, but he kept checking me out from behind, which was a real ego booster! Thanks, baby!