Oooookay folks… it’s time for me to write this up and get accountable and get back on the weight loss bandwagon.
For those of you just joining me, this has been a project (well, my whole life), but mainly since around the time we started TTC. As a high school/college kid I had always weighed around 145-150#, and I was pretty comfortable with that number. I’m 5’8″, and I carry it pretty well. That being said, back in October 2009, I found myself seeing 172# on the scale and freaking out. It was time to make a change.
By June 2010, I was down 20# to 151.8# and feeling so much better about myself. My goal was to get to 142# – and I knew that last 10# would be the hardest, but BAM, I didn’t count in the factor of me GIVING UP.
In January I wrote this post about the journey I’ve been on, and how I had moved the elliptical machine into my bedroom to try to get motivated again. I started 2011 weighing 167# and feeling absolutely miserable about putting 15# of those 20# I had lost right back on.
Um, yeah. Two months later it’s March 1st, and I’m only down 2# to 165#.
I get it – loss is better than gain…but I need to kick this up the priority list. Somehow depression (thanks to being jobless & still not pregnant) and loneliness (thanks to my amazing husband working 1,000 miles away to support us during this recession), has turned me into a couch potato instead of a workout fiend (since, you know, I have all the time in the world right now with no job and no kid!).
MY GOALS: (and yes, all of the pictures are of me. This post doubles as a reminder to love where I live!)
I want to get back into rock climbing because it’s the most amazing total body workout I’ve ever done!
I want to get into the gym to practice my rowing because a great deal of our summer is spent rafting with friends…and it’s a better workout if you’re rowing instead of sitting and drinking. 🙂
I want to keep working on walking the dog around town more to get more cardiovascularly fit for hiking (both for summer hikes and winter hike-to ski runs!).
FYI – the town I live in rises/falls 200′ just over the main 7 blocks that encompass town, so it is a workout to walk everywhere!
..and last but not least, I want to get my eating habits under control.
I wrote last August about my abusive relationship with food… and I am so tired of dealing with it. To those of you in blogger land who have reached out to me and shared your stories…your struggles…and your support, THANK YOU. From the bottom of my heart. I’m still struggling, but you all have helped me countless times to make smart decisions, and I’m so grateful for that.
All that being said, here’s how my week has gone so far. I’m going to start doing Friday check-ins again, though they won’t be this long-winded in the future. Bear with me. 🙂
60 min. on the elliptical. Ate too much out at dinner with friends & purged. *sigh* Had a few drinks, but went home early b/c I felt so bad about the food crapola. Tomorrow is a new day.
60 min. on the elliptical. Food was good. Couple too many pomatinis with SIL while watching the Oscars. 🙂
4 hrs of straight snowboarding (great workout!). Food was good. WAY too many drinks celebrating with the ski patroller friends in Tel.luride… though this is something I do only once a year. There’s always an excuse and a party you say? DAMMIT. I know.
Total POS thanks to drinks the night before. Ate hangover food. Skipped out on my workout, but luckily at 5pm my friend M came by and FORCED me out of the house to walk the dogs for an hour or so. Felt good to be alive.
45 min. on the elliptical. Food was ok (too much non-healthy snacking). Few too many drinks out with friends. The story of my life you say? DAMMIT. I know.
1 hr walk with M and the dogs. 90 minutes at the new rock climbing wall at the local high school. SUPER FUN! I did 3 ascents and belayed (sp?) my friend 4 times. Whole body hurts… in an awesome way. Food was ok. Drinks was fine.
75 min. Hot Fusion yoga class. Kicked my butt as usual. 🙂 Food good so far.
So there we go… no matter what I do in a particular week on a particular day, it’s my goal to be totally honest with myself (and all of you!) on this blog. I wanted to include lots of fun pictures of the amazing activities I have at my disposal around here to remind me that working out can be FUN and that the more I work out, the better I eat, and the better I feel…
Here’s to getting back at it!!
**updated to add measurements**
Okay – I just took my measurements for the first time since last May. Yikes.
It’s good to realize why none of my jeans and such fit anymore though…that’s what 10-15# will do. 😛
So excited to be back on this journey!
Neck: 13.25″ – no change
Right bicep: 12.25″ – up .75″
Wrist – 6.25″ – no change
Bust: 39.0″ – up 2.75″
Under bust: 33.0″ – up 1.5″
Natural Waist – 31.5″ – up 2″
Belly – 37.5″ – up 2.25″
Hips – 42.5″ – up 3″
Right thigh – 24.25″ – up 1″
Right calf – 14.75″ – up .5″