Thursday, March 26, 2009

Week 12

What a month! It has been kind of a plateau month for me although I have managed to lose a little bit of weight.

3/19: 238.2
3/26: 237.8

I'll tell you I have worked VERY hard to lose that .4 of a pound. I've exercised almost 5.5 hours.

I've had many on-line discussions with my CalorieKing friends and plateaus are just part of the weight-loss process. If I give up I'll go back to where I was. So therefore, I cannot give up.

Still no french fries although I did have tater tots one time. Does that count as fries? Technically they are different but probably about the same calorie wise.

No soda of any kind this month still.

March 1: 239.8
March 26: 237.8

I don't have recorded what I weighed a year ago today but I probably weigh 29 or 30 pounds less.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Week 11

March 12: 237
March 19: 238.2

So I gained 1.2 and I honestly don't know why. Sometimes it just happens. This week I stayed within my calorie limit and I did a total of 4 hours of exercise.

Still no french fries or soda.

One year ago today I weighed 267. Today I weigh 28.8 pounds less.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Week 10

As we approach the mid-point of March I am happy to say that I have lost 2.8 pounds for the month. What????? You were thinking I'd be losing 8 pounds per week. Come on! This isn't The Biggest Loser where you work out 6 or more hours per day.

This morning I weighed 237--down 2 pounds from last week's weigh in. I exercised 4 hours and 5 minutes. I have had no French Fries or Soda of any kind. I have also cut out butter. That was not the easiest thing to do but the solid fat does my arteries no good. I did have some margarine on my pancakes yesterday morning.

I have lost 10.6 pounds since I started this blog.

This morning I pulled out of the closet my "Too Fat To Fit" box of clothes. Yeah...still can't fit into them but getting closer. I have size 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s in the box. I find that I can wear size 18 pants if they are elastic waist, but I'm not ready for the button up size 18s.

I am so thankful for having joined Logging the food I eat and keeping track of my calories eaten and exercise done, and being involved in challenges on the site has been an invaluable help.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Week 9

Week 8 I posted my weight as 240.8.
Week 9 I weigh 239. That is 1.8 pounds down. Hurray!!

A year ago I weighed 267.4 so I'm 28.4 pounds less.

I exercised 3 hours this week.

I looked back at my 2002 calendar and at this time I weighed less than 200 so you can see I have a long way to go....but not as far as I did. My highest weight was 271.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Two Months Into My Journey of Weightloss

I know it is difficult to see much change from January 1, 2009. But this morning for church I was able to wear a size 16W dress that I hadn't worn in well over 3 years. It fit and it fit comfortably.

The green dress I'm wearing in the picture on the right is now too big for me.

January 1, 2009: 247.6
February 1, 2009: 244.4
March 1, 2009: 239.8
That makes 7.8 pounds in 2 months. I know what you are are thinking "That's not so much." But what if I'd gained nearly 8 pounds. Different story, huh! If you go back and look at my picture taken on January 1 I don't know if you can see much difference or not. Since Oct. 3, 2008 I have lost 21.2 pounds. I weigh 27.4 pounds less than one year ago and I feel so much better.

Last month I ate no french fries and I think that I'll continue that pledge for another month. I meant to drink no diet soda or regular soda and I did slip once. I'll continue that this month.

My goal by the end of March is to be at least down to 235.