Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Still Truckin'

Things are still  moving along rather well with this whole diet/lifestyle change. I am loving the changes to my body... I feel young and vibrant again, people are noticing a drastic change in my figure, and best of all, I am feeling healthier. 

Conventional exercise is not going so well. I have started getting one type of exercise on a regular basis, but I am not one to "kiss and tell" or gross out my more reserved family members. I was actually getting ready to do my Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga DVD today when my mom and her co-worker walked in and dragged me off to bingo. Ok, so they didn't drag me. I went quite willingly and actually ended up winning $87. 

Weight-loss is still continuing. As of yet, I have not plateaued. Yesterday at the Monday meeting weigh-in I lost 1.8 pounds. My total weight loss is 28.8 pounds in the 9 weeks I have been on the WW plan. YAY! I have started scrap-booking my journey. As a gift, I got a scrap-book where so far I have put all my Momentum Plan materials, my 10% key chain, 10% post card, and a print out of this weeks updated weight-loss ticker. I have started using eTools these past couple of days so that I may electronically archive my food journal and weight-loss. By doing this I can also print out charts and food summaries to get a visual of my progress and see what works best.

Things are going well and I am ecstatic. So far I am like one of the individuals on the WW commercial where it says in a caption beneath them, "Results not typical". But here's the thing. The results can be typical! All it takes is willpower and a commitment to a healthier life style. I hope that eventually I will rub off on my mother's husband, so that he will take the reigns of his eating habits and steer them down a healthier path.

Even though things are pretty dandy, I do have some things to work on. I know I have said this many times, but EXERCISE needs to start happening. NO EXCUSES. I am so disgusted with myself for dragging my feet on this. 

On a happier note, my next mini-weight goal is to reach the 15% mark. All I have to lose is 1.8 pounds. I hope to reach this within the next two weeks, but I would like to hit the 30 pound mark by this next weigh-in. After I reach 15% my next goal is to get down to 163.4 (20%). I would like to reach this goal by May 4th. I don't know if anyone remembers, but I had wanted to reach goal (125 pounds) by the end of this summer. My original goal was 135, but I have since modified it and I don't think it is attainable by the end of the summer. Hopefully, I should be able to get there by the end of October.

There are 50.4 pounds standing between me and my ultimate goal. 

To lose by my birthday in the end of September, I would have to lose an average of 1.7 pounds per week.

By the end of Oct: 1.5
By Nov: 1.3
By Dec: 1.2

Well, it's off to bed for me; however, before I go, I want to tell you all that I can almost comfortably wear my old size 10 jeans. My belly is still visibly squished a little, but who cares...YATTA!


Thomas said...

Yeah!!! Way to go Meg, keep up the good work!

Jo-Anna said...

wowzers.... and when are you gonna post the photo? You don't just need a before and after, you need a photo at beginning, middle, and end.... ;-)