Friday, February 07, 2014
Welp, I am up 2.4 pounds since I last weighed in on December 19. BUT, I've had interesting measurement changes. Lost a half an inch from my hips, lost a half an inch from my waist. I GAINED a half an inch on my thigh, and a half an inch on my calf.....BUT I've been doing strength training again. So I'm surmising that I've actually been pretty close to maintaining this whole time, and the gain that I've had is negligible considering the strength training, and the positive change in measurements in some areas (lower in hips and waist; higher in areas I'd expect from strength training). My short term goal was to hit my final goal by my birthday next week. It's not going to happen, and that's okay.
Friday, December 20, 2013
It's been a while since I've posted an update. My weight has been stable over the past few months. Slight ups and down, with an overall slow trend down. Today's weigh-in was note-worthy though!
Today's weigh-in showed a loss of 0.6 pounds, making a total of 85.4 pounds released since 3/1/12, and 120.4 pounds GONE from my highest recorded weight.
Today's weigh-in FINALLY puts my weight below 150 pounds, and also puts it in the "normal" BMI range for probably the first time in my life except for when I was a preemie. Yes, I know the BMI scale is stupid. But it still sucks to see yourself listed as "overweight" when you're really not anymore. Anyway, this meets my last short-term goal, past the date I originally wanted to hit it, but before the more realistic date I set when it was clear my body was being stubborn.
Next up: Final goal weight of 145, which I am hoping to hit around my birthday in mid-February. I'm kind of bummed I haven't hit my final goal yet; I was hoping it would be by the end of 2013. But I'm okay with it. I've learned that the closer one gets to a goal weight, the slower it is in that final stretch. But as many have always said: This is not a sprint. It's a marathon!
Friday, October 25, 2013
Woo! Weigh-in day shows I am down 2.2 pounds from my previous weight, after having no change for the past couple weeks. This means I have released 83.4 pounds since 3/1/12, and a total of 118.4 pounds GONE from my highest recorded weight. I am 6.6 pounds from my tentative goal. And at the rate I've been going, it might be a while before I hit that, but I'll get there. I'm just pleased there was a loss this week!
Friday, October 04, 2013
Weigh-in day. 1.6 pounds down from last week, making me under 155 pounds now. Total released since 3/1/12: 81.2 pounds. That makes 116.2 pounds GONE from my highest recorded weight.
A few measurements this month went down; a half inch each from my waist, my hips, the area above my navel, and my upper arm. Still working, but patience is not my strong point. I am 8.8 pounds from my "goal weight", but that might change up or down depending.
But yay, good week for fitness results!
Friday, September 06, 2013
I'd been at a damned plateau for 11 weeks. Stayed within a 2 pound range. Yes, I've been strength training, muscle weighs more than fat, blah blah...but it's still frustrating!
However, weigh-in today showed I have shed 2.4 pounds this week, after being at that plateau for 11 weeks! May this plateau stay BUSTED! So, looks like the slightly higher calorie intake, and higher water intake (calories adjusted for the more intense workouts I do now) might have done the trick. This will require a few weeks of watching to make sure, but I feel like I could just cry right now. Happy tears! And I did my measurements and 3-month status pics and wow.
Anyway.... this makes for a total of 79.4 pounds released since 3/1/12, and a total of 114.4 pounds GONE off my highest recorded weight. I've gotten rid of 6 inches this past month, and a total of *72 FREAKING INCHES* gone off the areas of my body that I track. This is working. Stay the course.
Not from today's pics, but from a couple weeks ago: A before-and-current of me in concert black. Woot!
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