Thursday, August 30, 2007

6 Months and 70.8 Pounds

I began this journey on February 27th and now,
only 6 months later, I am 70.8 pounds lighter.
I still have a lot more I want to loose, but
I am pleased with my progress so far. I have
learned so much about myself, my old habits,
and so many new healthy habits that I know
I can get the rest of the weight off.
I can actually say (now that I workout at
Curves) I enjoy exercise. At least I enjoy
going to the gym to workout. I am still
learning to like working out at home. And
I have to do it more this weekend because
the gym is closed Saturday and Monday for
the holiday :( But, I will survive and maybe
find something I enjoy doing away from the
gym for physical activity. I have lost track of
where I am for my labor day goal, but I will
look it up and see how the weigh in goes next
week. Thanks for all your support.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Down 3 Pounds!!!

I have now lost 67.9 pounds. I will have
been on the program for 6 months next
Monday (27th) and I can honestly say
it has been one of the best 6 months of
my life. I have seen so many positive
changes - weight loss (of course),
reduction of medications, more energy,
more flexibility, some new clothes, and
the list could go on and on. But most
importantly, much better health and
self image. To all of you who support
me every week - on or off the blog -
THANK YOU! I wouldn't have made
it this far without you.
On a physical activity note - I am loving
Curves. I have been going 5-6 times per
week and I can't wait until Sept. 8th
when they will measure me again. I know
I have lost some more inches and I can't
wait to find out how much. I will let you
know. OH - the dinner bell (microwave)
is ringing, so will say good-bye for now.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I HATE Change...

... but sometimes it is necessary and now is one of those times. I am having to change
days for my weight loss class due to class conflicts on Monday. I will now be weighing
in and posting on Thursday nights. My weight loss class will be from 4:30 - 5:30 and
then I may go to Curves, but I should be posted by 7:30 or 8:00 Thursday night.
Thanks everyone for hanging with me on this journey.
See you Thursday

Monday, August 13, 2007

Down -1.4 this week

They say, "Slow and steady wins the race", well I guess
by the time I reach my goal weight I might be the
expert of slow and steady. However, down is down
and not up, so there is a silver lining.
News-- I joined a gym last Wednesday. A friend of mine
took me with her to visit Curves and I signed up. I
actually got in three workouts last week, and worked
out this morning at 5:30. They recommend 3 days a
week, but I know people who are going everyday. I
will go as often as I can - NOT always at 5:30a.m
however. I really like their hours though. They are
open 6 days a week, at 5:30 a.m. on the weekdays,
open until 8 p.m., and until noon on Saturdays. I
shouldn't have any trouble getting in at least 4 work
outs per week. The days I can't make it to the gym,
I will continue to "walk away the pounds" at home.
I am also hoping that when school starts back and
the weather cools a bit, some of my old walking
buddies will want to get together again and put
in a few laps. I really feel that in order for me to
regain momentum with my weight loss exercise
will be the key. Thanks for all your support!

Monday, August 6, 2007

-2.1 This Week

I am down another 2.1 pounds this week. That makes
a total of 63.5 pounds. In order to meet my goal
by Labor Day I need to loose 8 more pounds.
I change up some of my physical activity this week.
I didn't feel like I was really getting my heart
rate up on my neighborhood walks, so I started
doing a walking DVD at home. I am using "Walk
away the Pounds". I now do a two mile walk, with
a little bit of resistance work on the arms, in
30 minutes. That increased my intensity from a
3 mile per hour walk to a 4 mile per hour walk.
I can tell for sure now that my heart rate is
getting high enough to be considered aerobic. This
has been a good week to make the change considering
the temperature outside has been so hot. Well, the
microwave dinged a couple of minutes ago, signalling
my dinner is done, so I will say good bye for now.
See you next week.