Overcoming Obesity

Monday, March 1, 2010

Week 8 results - This is really happening!

WOW - February was a GREAT month! I entered Twoville, WOO-HOO! I successfully made it past a plateau, I didn't throw in the white flag and give up, I just kept going! I ate very healthy, Enjoyed cooking several new recipes, Began riding my bike (thighs are still burnin) and discovered that even through adversity, my emotions don't have to get the best of me. I can use exercise as a way to relieve stress and deal with my feelings. I gave not smoked in 7 weeks and 6 days, that's 55 days folks! I am truly becoming a healthier person!

01-01-2010
WEIGHT: 330 LB.
BUST: 55.00"
WAIST: 58.50"
ABDOMEN: 64.00"
HIPS: 65.00"
THIGHS: 34.00"
ARMS: 17.00"
BMI: 56.58
Body Fat Percent: Not measurable (machine at gym only goes to 50%, I get an error msg)

02-01-2010
WEIGHT: 312 LB.
BUST: 52.50" (-1.50")
WAIST: 52.50" (-6.00")
ABDOMEN: 62.00" (-2.00")
HIPS: 61.50" (-3.50")
THIGHS: 33.25" (-1.50")
ARMS: 18.25" (+2.50")
BMI: 53.95 (-2.64)
Body Fat Percent: Over 50% (machine at gym only goes to 50%, I get an error msg)

03-01-2010
WEIGHT: 292 LB.
BUST: 52.50" (same)
WAIST: 50.00" (-2.50")
ABDOMEN: 59.50" (-2.50")
HIPS: 60.50" (-1.00")
THIGHS: 33.25" (same)
ARMS: 18.25" (-1.50")
BMI: 51.80 (-2.15)
Body Fat Percent: 50% (Finally Measurable, Woo-Hoo)

TOTAL RESULTS:
YTD WEIGHT LOST: 38 POUNDS
FEB WEIGHT LOST: 20 POUNDS
INCHES LOST: 7.5 INCHES
BMI LOST: 2.15
Body Fat Percent: 50% (Don't know what was lost, but I am measurable)

I am ECSTATIC, this is really happening! I remember fantasizing about losing weight and now, I am truly becoming a healthier person, everyday!

My Goals in February were:
1) Walk 40 miles (I walked 37.5 Miles, YTD: 47.5 Miles)
2) Lose 10 pounds (I lost 20)
3) Have fun in the kitchen cooking healthy: new recipes; healthy desserts (Check)
4) Work out at Curves at least 16 times (19 Times)

What I learned in February:
1) I am strong
2) I am enjoying exercise
3) Cycling is no joke
4) Food and Water is truly Fuel for the Body
5) The scale does not dictate my journey
6) Have fun with your workout, every step counts
7) Support goes such a long way


Goals for March:
1) Walk 40 miles
2) Cycle 15 miles
3) Work out at Curves at least 20 times (last month was 19)
4) Lose 10 pounds

For the first time in my life, I believe it is possible. I am really making healthy changes in my life. The other day, I took my son through a drive thru and ordered him a burger and fries, I didn't order a thing. I sat in that car and smelled the fried food and that juicy burger (I will admit, my taste buds were watering) and I didn't feel like I had to have one too. I was okay with waiting to get home so I could eat something healthy for my body. I did eat two french fries, it satisfied me and I didn't feel like I was missing anything. Things are truly changing for the best inside of my body!

Another thing I am so excited about is that I finally found out my Body Fat Percentage, at the gym, the machine can only calculate Body Fat Percent up to 50%, in January and February, I received an error code, meaning I was over 50% body fat. Today, I was 50%, who ever thought I would celebrate being 50% FAT. Its somewhat funny and even a little ironic, but when I saw that 50%, what I really realized is that I have a 146 Pound Muscle Machine underneath all this fluff and I know, she is finally ready to reveal herself!

I am so excited to see what March brings! As always, I will take it "One Meal at a time, One Day at a Time!"

MUCH LOVE TO EVERYONE WHO GIVES THEIR SUPPORT AND ALL THAT HELP ME STAY ACCOUNTABLE, WITHOUT YOU, I WOULDN'T BE DOING THE HAPPY DANCE RIGHT NOW! YOUR SUPPORT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME, I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND INPUT. THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THIS JOURNEY WITH ME!!! XOxoXOxoXO!

16 comments:

  1. You are so awesome. You can do this and I am so proud of you.

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  2. Congratulations! Your hard work and dedication is certainly paying off!

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  3. Thanks, Ladies! I am just happy as a little bumble bee right now :)

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  4. There is so much to celebrate here and isn't it so fun to find new ways to reward yourself other than food?!?! =) Congratulations on your wonderful success!

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  5. Yaaaaayyyyyy!!!!! I told you that you were amazing! Great job!

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  6. Thank you guys! I couldn't do this without each of your support! HUGS!

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  7. I'm glad you had a great month. Lol, I totally understand the body fat percentage thing. I'm gonna celebrate the day I'll be able to track mine.

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  9. This is fantastic!!! I need more people like you to read to keep me motivated. I think we might be on the same time track (I'm at week 9) and down 22 pounds!

    Keep it up!

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  10. I just came across your blog from FattyPatty's page.. WOW. FANTASTIC!!!!

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  11. Vegan - don't you worry, you will be able to measure your body fat percent before you know it, just keep moving, you can do it!

    Patty - I am flattered, thank you :) You are so kind and I appreciate you putting my name out there!

    263 & Counting - 22 Pounds WOO-HOO! You are ROCK'n it, keep it up! I am so proud of you!

    Jessica - Thanks for checking out my blog and I appreciate your support more than I can say. Encouragement goes such a long way!

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  12. You're doing an absolutely fantastic job girl...I'm so proud of your resolve and determination to get rid of the fat and improve your life. You inspire me to no end, and God knows I could use a little inspiration right now. :)

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  13. Great work steph!! Keep it up! And I LOVE LOVE your calfs!

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  14. Tammy - Awww, that is flattering, I still have a hard time someone saying I inspire them. I have found so much inspiration and support from everyone, it is incredible. To be able to share just part of that, makes me feel good! Have you heard of SPARK people? You should check them out and you will be inspired daily! Incredible site.

    Beyer Family - THANK YOU! My Calves love you right back! They were MIA for so long, it was amazing finding them :)

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