Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I got a bathroom scale the other day. I won't tell you how much I weigh, but it's quite a bit more than I thought it would be. It's more than the last time I remember having it taken at the Doctor's office. So I need to adjust the amount of weight I need to loose, by about 30 pounds.

What this means to me is that I was quite a bit heavier than I thought when I started to eat less fried foods and reduce the sugar I eat. I can now wear cloths I couldn't get into a before we moved here, so that's 3 years. I still believe I've lost about 20 pounds since I started to reduce the serving sizes back then. I should be loosing even more because of exercising regularly. I guess I might have gained a little because of muscle weighs more than fat. I know that I've gained some muscle in my legs and arms mostly. Howard says that my bottom is less jiggly and more muscular, so that would make a difference.

I started another 30 day challenge on the seventh. I decided that I needed to do it on easy again, because it still gets my heart beating fast and hard, and sometimes breathing gets kind of labored. It IS easier now than it was the first few days of the last one, so it's working. I'm in better shape now, I feel better too. I have a long way to go, even longer than I thought, but I'm determined to get it done.


Hennifer said...

I'm cheering for you as always!!!!
Make sure you give yourself some nonfood related reward for sticking with it! Pedicure, new socks, yarn, whatever makes you smile!

Messed up Mama said...

Thanks. I'll have to think of something to reward myself. I'm actually starting to enjoy the workouts. I want the second of the EA Active workout programs, I hear it has some ab work, where the one I have doesn't. Maybe that will be my reward for finishing this challenge.