After my trip home in late June, I sort of fell off the radar there. Sorry about that, all! DH and I have moved to a new location, and the moving out/moving in plus getting ready to start a new (and permanent, hopefully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) job has kept me away from the computer-- not to mention the fact that it took awhile for the internet to get set up. Thanks to those who sent me private messages wondering where I was and/or hoping I'd come back
I appreciated it and it kept you all on my mind!
So I'm back! With a new internet provider and a new keyboard.
I weighed in at 184.8 this morning, which means about 4-5 pounds have crept on over the last month. Honestly, I was expecting it to be far worse, given all the fast food and takeout we were forced to eat in the process of moving when we didn't have a working kitchen (and also this past week, when our garbage disposal in the new place exploded and we weren't cooking much, because we couldn't use our sink). Garbage disposal is fixed now (we just got a new one installed) and I'm ready to get back on the horse!
I have a very simple goal in mind: 20 lbs. by Christmas. That gives me about 5 months to lose 20 lbs., which is VERY doable. I gave myself this goal because I remember the time that I REALLY stuck to a good weight-loss plan and lost nearly 60 lbs., the 170's were a total slog. I was stuck on plateaus for months. I believe it's because ~175 is what I weighed for a long time through my early 20's and my body "likes" it there and is comfortable there. So even though 20 lbs. in 5 months is doable and seems like a bit of a wimpy goal for 5 months, given that I'm young and healthy, I don't want to set myself up for failure.
I'm happy with it
165 would be a great place to be by Christmas, be within 10 lbs. of my lowest weight and within 15 lbs. of a healthy BMI. If I do better than 20 lbs., awesome!
I've also got it in mind to switch up my exercise program a little bit. I like the Beachbody, but I think I'm going to start using the gym at my new place and mix it in with Beachbody for a little variety. So I'm going to do elliptical cardio every other day and mix in the Beachbody weights DVD (which is my favorite, I actually LOVE the strength training days, I look forward to them) and perhaps a few extra cardio DVDs when I'm feeling like it. My goal right now is three (or more) cardio days per week and one (or more) strength days per week, with a goal to ramp it up to 4/2 in a few weeks.
I'll be dealing with the semester starting soon (I'm a professor and college season starts in August!) and all of that new stress, but hopefully I can remember that exercise both relieves stress AND makes me feel like I've done something for myself, given that I have a job that is usually allllllll about other people.
Let's have a great week all! Simple goals for me this week as I climb back on the runaway horse:
1) Weight in on M and F M: 184.8
2) Water - at least 64 oz., more is better
3) Eat mindfully. Not going to log yet, but mindfulness helps a lot.
4) 3x cardio elliptical (30-45 minutes, depending on how I feel):
5) 1x Strength Training DVD (40 minutes)
I'll see how I feel after this week and re-asses. Love!
Female, 31 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 9/8/14 = 178.8 (net: -36.4)
Last mini-goal: 180 lbs. REACHED! Reward - new sports bra
Current min-goal: 175 lbs.
Next large goal: 165 lbs. by 12/25/2014
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130-140 lbs.
"You don't have to change your life today. You only need to change your day today."