Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Week 21

May 1:  231.2
May 28: 226.8

My goal for May was to lose 4 pounds so I have surpassed that, thank You, Jesus!!

January 1: 247.6
May 28:     226.8
      20.8 pounds
I needed to lose .2 pounds more to keep up with the 1 pound a week average.  Some weeks it is a little more, some a little less.

I exercised 2 hours and 15 min. this week--unless I forgot to write down what I did last Friday.

I'll report on June 1 with pictures--betcha can't wait for that!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Week Botswana

Hello Friends:

May 1:  231.2
May 21: 227.4

I did go up a bit after the flight here, but once we got settled, I got back into exercising and counting calories and lost those pounds.  We ate in the airports and on the airplanes.  We had the privilege of using air miles to be in first class on the flight from Seattle to Dulles.  Not knowing that a meal would be part of the deal, we had already had breakfast.  Do you think we'd turn down a "free" breakfast in First Class???  No way!  But we did chose the yogurt and fresh fruit.

I only got 130 min. of exercise in.  We were in the airplane for 18 hours on the flight to Johannesburg (including a 2 hour stop on the ground in Senegal) so exercise was not an option.
Plus we were served dinner after taking off, breakfast after taking off from Senegal, and lunch before landing in JoBurg.

I've lost 20.2 pounds since January 1.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Week 19

January 1:  247.6
May 14:      228.6

I have lost 19 pounds in 19 weeks so I'm on track for where I want to be.

On May 8 I weighed 230.4, so this week I have lost 1.8 pounds.

I exercised 3 and 1/4 hours this week.

I weighed approximately 266 a year ago (I don't have much written down for May of 2008--I must have been pretty disgusted with myself.) Today I weigh 34 pounds less.

This afternoon we fly to Seattle (a one hour flight) and tomorrow morning we will fly to Washington DC and then in the evening fly to Johannesburg, South Africa.  My next report will come to you from Tlokweng, Botswana.  My scale is going with me!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Week 18

January 1: 247.6
April 30:  232.2 (Week 17)
May 7:      230.4 (Week 18)

Loss of 1.8.  My last report was actually May 1 and I was 231.2 on that day.  I'm just a little bit behind my average of 1 pound per week.  I should be at 229.6.

3 hours of exercise this week.  I did have french fries twice.  Must not do that again for awhile.

Last night I really wanted a chocolate chip cookie and I did have the calories for it, but I decided to eat a Fiber One Bar instead.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Week 17/ May 1, 2009

                                  Summer of 2008
May 1, 2009
231.2 pounds

From April 1 to May 1 I lost 5.6 pounds.  This past week I exercised 2 hours and 20 minutes.  In April I ate no candy, ice cream, french fries or soda of any kind.    January 1 I weighed 247.6.  I have lost 11.4%  since the first of the year.  A year ago I weighed 35.8 pounds more than I do today.

There are days when I fear that this is all a dream, that I'll step on the scales and weigh 261 again, or 271.  I think everyone who has lost weight fears that it will all come back.  It did for me once, but my plan is to not let that happen this time.  I will be sticking with CalorieKing for years to come.  I cannot afford to ever let down.

When I started subbing at Umatilla High School in October I had to use the elevator because climbing the stairs was a very slow and painful process.  Now I can walk the school for nearly a half hour, going up and down flights of stairs.  I'm not near as fast as the students and by the time the half hour was nearly over I was breathing very hard and did have to take a few seconds rest on the last flight of steps.  I've done this exercise twice this week.

My next picture will come from Botswana.