Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July 1st Report

January 1: 247.6
June 1: 226.8
July 1: 221.2
Total pounds lost: 26.4

Here is my January 1st picture.
Can you see a difference?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Week 25

The weeks are rolling around really, really fast.

June 18: 223
June 25: 220.6 (2.4 pounds loss and only 6 months til Christmas)

January 1: 247.6

June 25: 220.6
Loss of 27 pounds! Hurray!! I'm ahead of the pound a week loss.

When we arrived in Botswana I was 230.6 so I've lost 10 pounds since I've been here.
Exercise wise: still pretty much 150 min. per week. But I do walk back and forth to the campus more than once a day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Week 24

January 1: 247.6
June 1: 226.8
June 11: 225
June 18: 223

Loss of 2 pounds for the week.

Loss of 24.6 for the year.

I'm barely getting in my required 150 min. of exercise per week due to busyness. But I do walk back and forth from the house to the campus more than once a day, so that is around 900 steps each trip. Today I need to be over to the classroom by 7:45 to help set up the projector and see if I can get the computer to show what is also on the wall. Long story.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Week 23

Week 23!!  Where is this year going?

June 1:  226.8
June 4:  225.6
June 11:  225  I only lost .6 from last week.

One problem I am having is this:  we go out for coffee every day at around 5:00 p.m.  Now I was only having black coffee every day with the very small cookie that comes with it.  But with all the rain we've been having this week and it is colder (Okay...I'm looking for any excuse that will pass muster) I've been having hot chocolate or a drink something like Starbucks mochiato.  I must, I must, I must go back to the just the plain black coffee.

Everything I'm eating is fitting into my calories but the above mentioned drinks are just empty calories.  They taste good, but do nothing for me health wise.

From the beginning of the year I am down 22.6 pounds.  To keep up with my one pound per WEEK average I must lose 1.4 by next Thursday.

My exercise has suffered since I've started teaching.  Two hours and 55 min.  I've having to do huge amounts on Friday and Saturday to make up for the week.

My highest weight ever was 271.  46 pounds less now--looking forward to the 50 mark.

To your health!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Week 22

January 1:  247.6
June 4:       225.6

22 weeks, 22 pounds.  Right on schedule.

My exercise is really suffering right now, due to teaching piano lessons to many students (I've lost count) and teaching my 1.5 hour class.  My only saving grace is that I'm on my feet most of the day.  Doesn't burn off many calories, but it is better than sitting.

Monday, June 1, 2009

June 1st Report

Last August, 2008

January 1: 247.6
June 1:       226.8
Loss of 20.8 pounds

My arms are going to be the "death" of me.  I know they will never be firm and thin again, unless I have surgery.  So for the time being I will live with droopy underarms.  I hate it but .....

My arms have both lost about 2 inches, so they are better.

From May 1 to June 1 I lost 4.4 pounds.  My target loss is an average of 1 pound per WEEK so I'm doing okay there.  I keep hoping for an 8 pound month.  Hope springs eternal.  (Thanks Debra for the email so that I checked out what I had written.  I had written one pound per month.  No wonder you said what you did.  Thank you!!)

It is winter here in Botswana and the mornings are quite cold--high 30s low 40s--Farenheit.  But it warms up very nicely during the day.  While I taught my class yesterday I was quite warm and some of the students were still wearing their coats.  It just depends upon what you are used to weather-wise.