Monday, April 23, 2012

Weeks 7 and 8

I'm so sorry I didn't check in last week. I've had a bunch of stuff on my mind here lately, what with trying to figure out how to start a small grooming on-the-side business. But I announced that I've officially started, so if there are any readers out there from the Culpeper/Orange/Madison areas of Virginia, send me a message and I can give you info on it.
As for the weight-loss...I've been slacking a little the past couple days on my exercises, though I do have legit excuses. I think tomorrow I can get back to my regularly scheduled program, though, since I don't have to take the baby anywhere and I don't have to get in to work early. I've also been slacking on my food journal, which I've started up again.
All that having been said...
Weight: 244.2 pounds (Yay!)
Belly: 50 7/8 inches (Double yay!)
Hips: 49 1/2 inches (meh...)
Goal: Okay, so I didn't hit my goal of losing 10 pounds by the end of the month. But, supposedly the good average (according to mom and Weight Watchers) is about 0.8 pounds a week or something like that. So that's not too shabby! I guess I'll set the weight goal at about 2 pounds by the end of next month. As for inches...that fluctuated so much, so maybe an inch by next month for the belly and at least maybe half an inch for the hips.
And, I believe I owe you guys a picture as well...

Monday, April 9, 2012

Week 6

Hi, all!
To start out, I'd like to say I had a pretty awesome weekend! That being wasn't the greatest weekend for a diet. Friday, I helped set up for my friend's reception. I was hoping I could wait for dinner, but I hadn't eaten breakfast by accident that morning, so I grabbed a value meal at McDonald's. At the rehearsal dinner, Rodney Lillard's Mill Valley Barbeque catered. If anyone is from around the area, they know how good his catering is. So, of course, I ate WAY too much! Saturday was the wedding, and guess what! Rodney catered that, too! I did better there, what with having a big salad and only having one helping and one slice of cake. Plus, I danced my BUTT off! I had so much fun! And finally came Sunday, with mom's home cooking. We had lamb, salad, green beans (I didn't have any of those), scalloped potatoes, homemade rolls, strawberry jello/whipped cream/pretzel salad, and pineapple cake pudding stuff. Plus, lots of homemade candies and hot cross buns. I did pretty well with dinner, again having a big salad. The candies were what killed me, however.
I've also been keeping up with my "Six-Pack Abs Month" (which is KILLING me!!!!!) I did skip only one day and that was the wedding, but because I danced so much that I was aching the next morning, I hope that you guys will let it slide this one time. And I'm still walking several days a week. And now, the reveal...
Weight: 245.8 (Yay! Going down!)
Belly: 51 3/4 (That's up a little)
Hips: 49 1/4 (I think that's up some, too)
Though there's not much of a fluctuation, I'm feeling pretty good. Isn't seratonin released with exercising?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Week 5

Yay! I'm on time!So, ever since revamping my plan, I've been feeling pretty good. Another thing I started is exercising as well. I started walking around the neighborhood last week. Then I found this thing on Pinterest (love that site!) that has exercises each day for a month that center on a certain part. Technically this month is the focused on the butt, but last month was the abs, which is what I was more interested in. So, I'm altering it a bit to suit my needs. I started with the first day today and let me tell you, a plank is a lot harder than it looks!
So, I've been feeling pretty good. And as for the reveal...
Weight: 246.2 (yeah, it's the exact same as last sucks a little because I'd weighed myself earlier in the week and had actually lost some weight, but apparently gained it back by today)
Hips: 48 inches (lost a smidgen there!)
Belly: 51.5 inches (two whole inches! Woo-hoo!)
I'm going to keep up with the daily workouts and walking and we'll meet back next week.
Oh, and a special thanks to Sam for suggesting keeping tabs on my inches as well. You're right! Inches do help make me feel a little better that what I'm doing is still working, even if my weight doesn't go down.