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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Update on Weight loss

hmmpfh. I officially lost 3 lbs in the month of April. (really I lost like a 100 lbs and put back on 97 of them to come out 3 lbs lighter) But I recognized that the scale isn't the only way to measure weight loss, so that's what I'll be focusing on today!

I have lost some inches and my body has shifted back to the athletic shape it was in a few months ago. My clothes fit more loosely around the waist and a bit snugger around my thighs. In the last 3 weeks I have run at least 3 days a week, my goal being 4 days a week. I have started spinning one day a week, and this weekend I will add a second day. I have lifted weights at least one day and hope to bump that up to two.

My food consumption has been erratic at best. Some days are flawless: fruits, veggies, good lean protein, no alcohol and lots of water. Some days are filled with beer and junk. I had one flawless week and need to continue to have more perfect days than yucky days.

My focus for the month of May is to really wrangle in my eating on the weekends...good eating habits don't stop on Friday night! I will move everyday. I will work on waking up earlier to get my exercise done and out of the way before work and before the temperature rises to boiling point. I will limit my alcohol consumption to one day a week. I hope to be 5 pounds lighter by the end of the month!


Jennifer said...

I've been trying to eat better, but yeah, weekends are really hard not to. After that Cinco race, I grazed all day on Skittles and Goldfish crackers (and Cinnamon Toast Crunch). During the week I eat pretty well, but I put on some weight. Today, I'm down to .5 less than I started. Seriously? After eating a bunch of salads and fruits? Or I can just go back up .5 pounds and eat whatever I want? Haha, I know that's not true, but feels like it. Hang in there!! I'm impressed you had the guts to put your goals in your blog. I'd be afraid to, but only 'cause I know I couldn't stick with them. :)

Jenna said...

Such attainable realistic goals. This is completely possible! Just don't depend on the scale too much, because if you are doing all of the things you mentioned, you are definitely making progress.

Monica Surfaro Spigelman said...

Hope you reach your goal - you are working hard for it. I will be thinking of you.

I've gotten my appetite back so now I need to beware of late night hungries.