Saturday, April 2, 2011

Week 8

So here I am 2 months into my weight loss adventure and I'm down 21 lbs. Not gonna lie, I'm pretty fricken proud of myself. I can't remember the last time I was staring the 250's in the face.
My official weigh in as of this morning was 262.2lbs. This time next week I am hoping to be in the 250's as long as everything stays on track.

I also reached a new milestone in my weight loss progress. I started jogging. Yes I said jogging. If you remember from my last blog I had listed all the reasons why I didn't want/wouldn't do this. Well I figured  I really didn't have anything to lose, so during my nightly walks I started incorporating jogging every 10 minutes. It only lasted for a block at a time, but that's better than'm hoping to build up my stamina and eventually jog further and further each time. I also wrote a while back that at my 250 mark I was treating myself to a new pair of runners. Well since I am starting to jog now, I am going to need a shoe that will help me along. I went to the Nike website and they have a program that you input info about your walking/running style and they tell you what shoe is the best for you. Mine apparently is the Nike LunarGlide + this shoe is really popular for those people that overpronate, meaning my ankle over compensates and my shoes wear out on the outside. I guess the only hard part about picking the shoes now is the I have them by May 1st which is also my goal for 250lbs.

Here is an update of my 50k competition with Mike. He is still in 1st as of last night but he usually never runs on the weekend, so hopefully I can use these next couple of days to catch up!

This week I also decided to take a pic of myself to compare to the first one I took when I started this adventure. If you remember from my first official blog posting I put up a pic of me in all my glory to show what a challenge I am up against, and to give me some motivation on what I really need to change. I stayed in the same outfit because I thought that would be the best to show the progress. So here I am 20lbs lighter.....again I will repeat the same thing I did in my first post...If you don't like it, don't look!

                                         283 lbs                            262lbs

I guess you could say that my biggest loss is in my waist, hips, and chest. At least that's where I am noticing it the most. I'm still wearing 22 pants, and can get into a 20 but I would feel more comfortable wearing them if I was like 5lbs lighter. So I think I'm gonna wait 2 more weeks then try again.

My weight loss is also starting to become noticeable as people are starting to comment about it to me. This alone is giving me motivation to continue. I'm actually not really finding it that hard anymore, as it's almost become second nature to me to eat healthy. On Saturday nights when I have my cheat meal, I actually feel like crap the next morning. Some people call it a food hangover, I have a little headache, I'm swollen from sodium, and just an overall feeling of blah. So now I try to keep my cheat meal somewhat

I'm still not a fan of exercising though, even though I'm trying really hard to enjoy it. Maybe I just haven't found the right activity yet. Back in the day I used to LOVE rollerblading, so maybe once the weather warms up a little more, I will treat myself to a pair and try that. I figure if I change up my activities I won't get bored, and I may find something I really like.

Don't forget I am also doing a 5K walk on June 12th for JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations, please sponsor me, so far I have raised $25.....

Now for the weekly weigh in. This week I have lost a total of 2.2lbs. Woo Hoo!!!.....I'm right on track with my 2lbs a week, and 10lbs a month. My big picture goal is 100lbs by January 1st 2012. If I stay on target this should be no problem, I just have to watch out for the plateaus.......

I know, time for a
Now for my measurements:

Current Weight: 262.2 lbs  (20.8 lbs)

Chest: 45"  (4")
Waist: 40"  (5")
Hips: 54"  (2.5")
Left Arm: 17"  (0.5")
Right Arm: 17"  (0")
Left Thigh: 32 1/2"  (2")
Right Thigh: 32 1/2"  (2")

That makes my total inches lost this week: 2.5" 
Grand Total: 16"
* grand total for each area in parenthesis* 

Until next week here's to getting into the 250's, raising more money for JDRF, and to adding more blocks to my jogging....

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."  Tommy Lasorda


  1. Congrats!!

    You can definitely see a difference in the pictures -- that must be so motivating!

    P.S I had a good chuckle over the cat/rat pic -- too funny :)

  2. I LOVE your blog--it looks great! And what a huge difference 20 pounds makes! You look fantastic. I wish I was brave enough to post photos like that ;) I remember when I hit 20 pounds lost, the weight loss started to feel "real". And it only gets better from here on!

  3. you look great :) enjoy your adventure! i started mine a few months ago (actually, it was in february 2010) and im very happy now. I enjoy eating healthy and running :)


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