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Hello July!

Wow, I can’t believe this year is more than 1/2 over. Time is flying by. It’s been a while since I’ve updated my weight loss on the site. That’s because it wasn’t moving for the most part! This morning however, I weighed in at 188.1! Yes, Ladies and Gents, I am finally in the 180’s! That brings me to 60lbs lost in the past 2 years. I know a lot of people can lose that in 1 year, but I tend to bounce around a bit! I should probably do a new before and after picture. My last one was at the 50lb lost mark.

I’m on workout 6 (just 5 more workouts left) in NROLFW Stage 1. While I’m not upping my weight as much as I was at the beginning, I’m still steadily gaining strength!

  Start Today
Back Squat 45 115
Deadlift 95 145
Push Up 45% Regular
Seated Row 45 105
Step Up 55 80
Shoulder Press 15 22.5
Wide Grip Pull Down 40 90
Lunge 15 22.5

I’m happy with my numbers so far! I’ve also noticed that my body seems to be changing shape, which is awesome! In July, I cut back on my running. I used to run 3 days a week, but now I’m only running on Saturdays. While I am pleased with my progress (2 miles without stopping!) I have to admit that running is quite boring for me most of the time. So, when I started NROLFW I decided to change up my schedule. Now, I lift weights Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, try all sorts of new workouts on Tuesdays, and run on Saturdays. That gives me 2 days off during the week and has been fun so far. I enjoy trying new things on Tuesdays instead of just going out and running. Let’s look at my workouts for July. The first is the amount of time I spent working out. It went down a bit from May, but on par with the other months:

All workouts for June:

As you can see, I’m not slacking on the exercise! This is new for me. In the past, I would workout hard and diet which would lead to losing 40-50lbs. Then, I’d get tired of watching everything I ate and sweating, so I’d stop. Of course, at that point the weight all came back on and then some! This is the first time in my lift that I have been working out 3-5 times a week for the last 2 years. I don’t want to say that I’ve finally made exercise a habit for fear that I may relapse, but I am definitely more aware of how I feel when I do and when I don’t work out. That is enough to keep me going. If I stop working out for a week, there’s a good chance that I won’t workout again for a long time! It’s just easier to keep going than to stop and try to start again. The same is true in running. No matter how tired you are, it’s easier to push through it and keep running than drop to a walk and try to run again.

This past month I also started using My Fitness Pal. I was using the Lose It! app, but have found the support to be much better on MFP. I will do a review post of MFP coming up soon!

How was your June?!

March Pages

I realize that I’ve been a bit quiet on this blog about my weight in the past several months (ok since July 2011). You know what it means when someone stops posting their weight, right? Yep, they’ve gained weight and think they can fool you in to thinking they’re still doing well by just omitting that little detail!

In January, I joined the Move More, Eat Well class (digital scrapbooking!) which I’ve mentioned a few times here, here, and here. Since it was the middle of January, all my pages have included weights and measurements at the end of the month instead of the beginning. So, I decided to weigh in on March 16th to get my March measurements. That way when April starts, I think I’ll be up to speed with where I should be.

That being said, I’m going to go ahead and post my March pages now and my April pages when I get them done next week. And….I’m even going to post my measurements. YIKES! In January, I started this class at 207.7lbs. Yep, quite a bit up from my low almost a year ago! Also explains why I haven’t been posting my weigh ins! heh…

Ok, March Page #1:

The text reads:

February was a success as far as exercise goes, however my eating was still poor. My biggest hurdle was stopping the sugar intake. It seemed almost every day I found a way to get some chocolate/candy, whether that was going by Walgreens after lunch or raiding the office stash. One piece just led to more. So, on February 19th I stopped eating sugar all together.

I have no doubt that I am a sugar addict. The more I eat, the more I want. The past 13 days have found me to be very grouchy and grumpy and probably scared most of my co-workers! I still think about how I can sneak in some here and there, but the urge isn’t quite as strong as it was the first couple of days. If I can just stay away I think I’ll be ok.

I also had my first phone consultation with Darlene Kvist, Nutritionist. She is still in the process of writing up my diet but has told me that I need to stay away from gluten grains and dairy for the time being. That means only wild rice, brown rice, and quinoa for grains. No breads! That is goign to be tough too. March will be a tough one.

 

And boy was it! But, that review will be on April’s page. March Page #2:

Click on the photo for an easier to read view. One area where I busted this month was my idea to bring lunch to work more often. Pfffttt…yeah right! I eat out every day for lunch. I prefer to the leave the office than to sit here for 12 hours. While my weight was down to 200.5, which was about 7.2 lbs, I’m behind on my goal. I wanted to lose 50lbs this year (40lbs from my original goal and the extra 10lbs I put on!), which was a little over a 4lb loss per month. That means I should be at 12.5lbs lost so far. However, I’m finally moving in the right direction again, so onward and upward…err…downward!

How did your March shape up?

Monthly Weigh In

Yep…it’s “that” time again! Last month I had gained some weight at 202. This month:

Down 2.3 pounds and about where I was in April. So, I wasted two months worth of weight loss but that’s ok. Keep on keepin’ on!

  5/25/2011 6/25/2011
Body Fat Weight: 73.3 lbs 72.0 lbs
Body Fat %: 36.3% 36.1%
Body H20: 46.4% 46.6%
Bone Mass: 6.9% 6.9%

Don’t Poke the Bear

WOD:

The Bear Complex:
5 Rounds of 7 reps (55#)
Clean
Front Squat
Push Press
Back Squat
Push Press

Every time you set the bar down between reps you had to do 3 burpees. You can rest as long as needed between rounds.

Today’s WOD wasn’t timed, but I think I finished around 20 minutes. All I have to say is ouch. That was hard. I definitely have bruises on the back of my neck from dropping the bar too heavily to go into the back squats. I also know my squats weren’t probably deep enough toward the last couple of rounds. My front squats really suffer when I get tired and I’m pretty sure that’s because my elbows drop which makes me want to lean forward instead of stay on my heels. That’s definitely something I need to work on. The good news? I didn’t have to do 1 burpee! Yes…

It was 100 degrees here today and I felt quite overheated between the last few rounds. We need a fan just to get air circulation in the gym. I rested more than I cared to between rounds but I did not want to have to put the bar down to do burpees. I think I was the last one done, or at least close to last, but that’s ok.

Yesterday was my weigh in day. I didn’t post the results because I got lazy and was a little miffed at myself. This month is my first gain in the 5 months I’ve been working hard.

4/20/2011 5/25/2011
Body Fat Weight: 69.1 lbs 73.3 lbs
Body Fat %: 35.3% 36.3%
Body H20: 47.1% 46.4%
Bone Mass: 6.9% 6.9%

This really didn’t take me by surprised since I spent all month making poor food choices for the most part. But, it is what it is. I’m not going to dwell on it, especially since I’ve had my eating back under control since Monday. By next month, I should be back down to the 190’s. I’m hoping to be in the 180’s by the time I hit the beach at the end of July. Then, when I get back from there I’ll have two weeks before my marathon training starts. Eek!

What a Good Day!

Since Mike and I had dentist appointments today I was able to sleep in an hour. Once I hauled my butt out of bed, I decided to weigh myself and see how things were going. I stepped on the scale and Yeehaw!! The day was off to a great start.

You’ll have to excuse my bruised toenail. It’s kinda nasty looking. Anyway, how does this compare with last month?

  3/25/2011 4/20/2011
Body Fat Weight: 73.0 lbs 69.1 lbs
Body Fat %: 36.2% 35.3%
Body H20: 46.5% 47.1%
Bone Mass: 6.9% 6.9%

I’ll do my measurements either tonight or tomorrow. My father is coming in tomorrow for the weekend! So excited about that!

The dentist checkup came back great. No cavities or anything else to worry about. So, it was off to work in my new SIZE 14 dress!! That’s right, apparently I’ve gone down another size to a 14. I grabbed some jeans this weekend and decided to get a pair of 14s as motivation. Well, when I tried them on they fit! As did both size 14 dresses I bought (at 50% off too!).