I'm 6 full months in to my weight loss mission! I started on January 1st at 188 or so lbs. I probably hadn't weighed myself in over a year to tell you the truth. I used to think if my clothes fit okay then I must be maintaining my weight well. Man was I completely wrong! I was squeezing myself into my size 12 jeans, on the verge of moving up to a 14 (gasp). I had NO energy to do anything, and getting up in the morning was a chore.
Starting on New Years wasn't some kind of resolution to lose weight. It was a decision to completely change my lifestyle. I knew it would be hard and that it wouldn't happen over night. I think the thing that really got me going was seeing this picture that Seth took that day when we were out with the neighbors.
|(Ugh- my stomach actually looks like it's sticking out farther than my boobs)|
Yep, That's my before pic. No big suprise that I would head straight to the gym after seeing that one.
I really did.
And I signed up for a personal trainer, with a one year contract, that's how serious I was.
At the end of January I bought a Body Media Fit Link armband to track my calorie burn.
I've also been using different websites to help achieve my goals.
Of course the #1 is my bodymedia trackers and phone app. I'll post more about that one later.
2. Sparkpeople - a free website with food logs, fitness plans, weight and measurement trackers. There are also message boards, and you can set up your own blog. It's such a great site!
3. Withings- I bought the withings scale for myself for Mother's Day. I love it because it tracks everything and it automatically updates via wi-fi.
It's been slow going, but in 6 months I've lost about 26lbs.
|25 lbs lost|
I've just decided to step it up a notch. This past week has looked like this:
Monday- No workout, (Essure procedure)only ate about 790 calories, total calorie burn was 2549
Tuesday- took it easy and did 30 mins on the elliptical, cal burn 2683
Wednesday- Woke up at 5 and walked 2 miles, then did JM shred it with weights. Elliptical after work 35 min. ate 960 cal- total burn 3108
Thursday- Training day- 15 mins on the elliptical, and walked for an hour around the 'hood. Ate 1244 cal, and burned 2921
Friday- rest day (ate too much at Friday dinner, blah) cal burn 2440
Saturday- JM shred it with weights, C25K w1d1, Cal burn 2955, and cal in was 1854
Sunday(today)- JM shred ww (upped weight from 3 to 5lb), C25K w1d2, and 35 min on elliptical, est. burn 2928
I'm planning on doing the C25K and JM shred ww every day this week. I won't have a training appointment until next week.