October 27, 2012

Week 46: Sluggish

Current Weight:  210.4
+/-  this week:  -1.0
+/- this round:   -39.4
+/- total:    -56.6
Short Term Goal:  207 (60 lbs down)

Avg weekly loss needed to reach birthday goal of 200 lbs by age 32: 2+ lbs/wk

Avg weekly loss needed to be under 200 lbs by 12/31/12: 1 lbs/wk

I still haven't been doing great with my eating, but not horrible I guess since I am not gaining weight.  Still not getting much exercise, I am working and reading birth books and that's about it.  I am still confident that I'll be under 200 before the end of the year.

Starting Weight 1 (Feb 2009):  267 lbs
Starting Weight 2 (Dec 2011):  249.8 lbs
Starting BMI:  41.8

Weight Lost:  55.6 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Goal BMI:  25.1

Short Term Goal 1: 237.8 (5%) - Met 1/24/12
Short Term Goal 2: 225.8 (10%) - Met 4/10/12
Short Term Goal 3:  217 (50 pounds down) - Met 8/7/12
Short Term Goal 4: 213.5 (50% of final goal) - Met 9/25/12
Short Term Goal 5:  207 (60 pounds down)
Short Term Goal 6: 199.9 (under 200 for the first time in 7+ years)
Short Term Goal 7: 192 (75 pounds down)
Short Term Goal 8: 189.8 (25% &  no longer "obese")

Long Term Goal: 160 lbs
Total to Lose:  107 lbs
To Go: 50.4 lbs
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October 23, 2012

Checking In

I am still alive.  Just thought I would post a short note to say so.  There are 15 days until I leave for Dallas to go to my Birth Boot Camp Instructor Training, and I am cramming.  Finishing my reading (God help me), my study guide, and my essay and resource guide I have to make.  I am spending every spare moment on this, so I won't be around much until the trip probably.  Hope everyone else is well!
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October 10, 2012

Week 44: Another surprise

Current Weight:  211.4
+/-  this week:  -1.2
+/- this round:   -38.4
+/- total:    -55.6
Short Term Goal:  207 (60 lbs down)

Avg weekly loss needed to reach birthday goal of 200 lbs by age 32: 1.9 lbs/wk

I pretty much fell off the wagon the last 2 weeks, and at one point the scale showed a gain of a couple of pounds, and I thought it was accurate. I was surprised to see a loss on the scale this time. Once again, emotional things = me having a much more difficult time controlling my eating habits. Add to that just starting a new job, and having pretty much no time to exercise, and I was totally nervous to go and get weighed. I am also trying to figure out when the best time to go to weigh in is, since I’m working from 8:30 or 9 until 5, and have kiddo drop offs and pick-ups to contend with.

Today I didn’t have to drop Danny at day care since he stated at home with Grandma, so I was able to go in and weigh in on my way to work, so maybe that will work, but if I have him with me and have to get him in and out of the car it will definitely make it take longer. I could also potentially go after work on Tuesday or Thursday when Sam’s grandpa picks him up from the bus and I don’t have to get him from the after school program.

This is all a very big adjustment. I have more to write about that, and I’m hoping to get some time to sit down in the next couple of days and update here about a few things. The good thing about working full time is that when I’m at work, the temptation to just browse the kitchen and eat random crap isn’t there. I’m hoping that will contribute positively to my efforts. The bad part is that there are McDonalds (their breakfast is my weakness) and coffee shops on the way to work, but I can do it once in a while if I plan for it.

As you can see above, my goal of reaching 200 by my birthday in 6 weeks may have become unattainable. Losing effectively 2 lbs a week consistently is not something I’ve done before, and I don’t really know that it’ll happen now, especially with my decreased activity. All my free time over the next month is going to be spent reading and studying for my Birth Boot Camp training. But I definitely think that by the end of 2012, I will be under 200 – for good this time.

Starting Weight 1 (Feb 2009):  267 lbs
Starting Weight 2 (Dec 2011):  249.8 lbs
Starting BMI:  41.8

Weight Lost:  55.6 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Goal BMI:  25.1

Short Term Goal 1: 237.8 (5%) - Met 1/24/12
Short Term Goal 2: 225.8 (10%) - Met 4/10/12
Short Term Goal 3:  217 (50 pounds down) - Met 8/7/12
Short Term Goal 4: 213.5 (50% of final goal) - Met 9/25/12
Short Term Goal 5:  207 (60 pounds down)
Short Term Goal 6: 199.9 (under 200 for the first time in 7+ years)
Short Term Goal 7: 192 (75 pounds down)
Short Term Goal 8: 189.8 (25% &  no longer "obese")

Long Term Goal: 160 lbs
Total to Lose:  107 lbs
To Go: 51.4 lbs
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