Saturday, February 27, 2010

First Mini-Goal Met! Wooot!

Wooo Hooo! I reached my first mini-goal today! The scale read 179lbs this morning! It's the first time I've seen the 170's on the scale since I was in University when I was 18 years old. It also officially takes me out of the Morbidly Obese BMI category. Who ever thought I'd be excited to be just plain old obese? LOL

I also went out last night and bought those Old Navy jeans that are on sale, in size 16. They don't fit just yet - I could barely button them (but they did button!) - but they will! Wooot!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fridge Graph

So a little while back I discovered this great weight loss graphing tool at Fridge Graph. It gives a really awesome visualization of your weight loss goal and where you are in relation to it. I set mine to reach my goal weight of 120lbs by the end of August. I'm not really set on reaching goal by that particular date, but the 5k is on August 8 and I need as much motivation as I can get to lose as much as possible by then LOL. Here's my graph so far:

A New Ticker, and a Dilemma

So I added a new ticker to the bottom of the page, counting down to the Marathon By The Sea 5k run happening on August 8. Eeek! I'm hoping seeing the time get smaller and smaller will help keep me motivated to get in my workouts so that I'm ready for it. I really want to get fit, and I really really don't want to embarass myself!

As to my current dilemma: I've been wearing the same two pairs of size 18 jeans from Old Navy for what seems like forever. I'm to the point now where the once too-tight pair fit me perfectly, and the other pair require a belt to stop them falling down all the time.

So I'm not quite ready for size 16's yet. I don't currently own any pants smaller than the 18's I'm wearing now. Old Navy has a sale starting today where they're matching the US sale price on jeans, so they're only $19 a pair.

I can't decide whether to go ahead and buy a pair in the next size down. At that great price, maybe I should go ahead and buy a pair of 16's and a pair of 14's. I'm determined to keep losing... but there's a part of me (the frugal part? the insecure part? the low self-confidence part? I don't know) that's balking at spending money on clothes that don't fit. Then again, that frugal part of me is screaming "take advantage of the good deal while you can! Next month you might need those 16's and have to pay $40 for them!"

*sigh* Decisions, decisions...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Next Two Weeks

The next two weeks are going to be difficult. There's a small shut down happening at the refinery, so Jeff is going to be working a lot of overtime.... likely straight through the next two weekends at least. So my workout routine is going to be pretty restricted. I'll miss my classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I won't be able to get to the gym at all on Sunday, and don't know if I'll be able to convince myself to go on Fri/Sat evening because I'm already out of the house every evening Mon through Thurs between the gym, puppy obedience class and kid's activities. I guess I'll have to do what I can at home, and really watch my eating until I can get back into my routine.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

C25k Week 3, Day 1

So I moved on to Week 3, Day 1 of the Couch-2-5k program today, and man, was it a big step up from week 2! It moved up from 90-second running intervals to 3-minute running intervals. I am SO unfit, it's almost funny. I seriously doubted I could make it through 3 minutes of running, but I pushed through it, and I did it! It was freaking HARD, but I did it.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shhhh... don't tell anyone....

.... this is a little embarassing, but....


.... my pants keep falling down!

LOL! I still can't quite fit in the next size dowm, but I think I'm going to have to buy a belt for the first time ever in my life! Woot!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Virtual Me

Recently I discovered My Virtual Model, a site where you can create... well, I virtual model LOL You can input your height, weight, body shape, etc. Technically it's for trying on virtual clothes, but I used it to create a model of myself at my starting weight of 194lbs and another one of me at my goal weight of 120lbs. And I have to say Wow! what an inspiration it is. I also recently decided that I'm going to grow my hair long again (which my husband is very happy about). I cut it short because I didn't feel like my long hair was doing my chubby face any favours. Now that I'm on track to getting thinner, I'm going to let my hair grow longer. So, I gave my goal weight model a longer hairstyle, too :)

Here I am, "before and after"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Fitness Goal

So after watching upteen episodes of X-Weighted, I've decided I need to set a fitness goal. I'm actually sharing this goal with my best friend Donna (Jeff's cousin). We're planning to run the 5k walk/run at this summer's Marathon By The Sea, in August.

I sure have a lot of work to do to be ready for this, but I'm confident I can do it!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tape Measure Victory!

So I've been feeling a bit de-motivated after having a no-loss week followed by a 1/2lb-loss week, since I've been religiously following my diet and working out like a fiend.

But today is the first Saturday of the month, which marks one month into this weight loss journey and also my first measurement day since starting. Imagine my shock, after no results on the scale the last two weeks, to find I've lost 4.5" off my chest and 1.5" off my waist in the last month!

Woo Hoo!!!

That's just what I needed to keep me going right now.