I got sidetracked with RWA and a ton of other stuff going on and fell off the weight loss plan. Fortunately, I was lucky and didn’t gain any back, though I didn’t lose much, either.
Not sure where I left off, but this morning’s weight (178.8) is a new low. That puts my total loss so far at 46.2 pounds, with 8.8 left to go to meet the goal I set in January. (Since I’m not breaking the glass stones into pieces, there are 9 left in the “Pounds to Lose” jar.)
Part of me is already pushing to go for 150, but I’m trying to focus on 170 and maintaining that through quitting smoking.
I ordered the Power90 set (lighter version of the infamous P90x workout system), but I haven’t started it yet. It requires consistency, so I have it on the calendar for the Tuesday after Labor Day. I wish it was 5 days a week, though, and not 6. I’d rather not have the family watching. (The only TV is in the living room.)
Since I STILL, through 8 months and almost 50 pounds lost, haven’t done ANY exercise, it’s time.
I’m going to type that again. …almost 50 pounds lost. Holy crap.
So how are y’all doing? I didn’t mean to run off like that. I’m still here. Still plugging away.
Go you! I’m hovering just short of 20 pounds lost since March, though WW only counts what I told it at the beginning, which means I’m just short of 15 I’m pleased since I’ve adjusted some of my eating habits and my “workouts” consist only of trying to walk 5000 steps a day, and sometimes more. A possible case of plantar fascitis flared up in July which has derailed more intense efforts at exercise. However, I’m very happy to be in a new decade, and I’ve been steady in it for the last three weeks. Yay!
You are doing so well. I’ve gotten back into my efforts over the last month and a half, and I’m losing or holding my own instead of gaining. I think the biggest difference is cutting out soft drinks, which means I don’t care about salty snacks anymore. Which means, I don’t eat them. How simple is that? As simple and as hard as it sounds, I’m afraid. But so far, so good.
wooohoooooooo! Almost 50 lbs lost, that is awesome!!!!
I am at 16.5 lbs lost. HOWEVER, since I started tapering off the medication I mentioned in the last update post (the cause of some of the weight I’ve gained), I’ve lost 5 lbs!
I am now at the same weight I was at the last time I lost weight before I started gaining again!
I have a pair of jeans I wore 3 winters ago comfortably, 2 winters ago not so comfortably, and not at all last year–I tried those on last night–they fit with a little extra room in the waist! WHOOT!!
You are doing awesome, and you look fabulous. 50 # is a huge success.
I’ve been on hiatus since RWA as well, but maintained the 15# I lost. We’re heading into the P90X and eating better, again, next week once the house is empty of visitors.
I hear you on the exercising in front of the family, though. My solution? I use the laptop and can workout in any room I want.
We are glad to have you back, Shannon (on twitter, too). I know you are a busy lady and I understand you can’t entertain us all the time, but we do miss you!
My husband and I decided to start CrossFit (right now sans weights) and it is hard, however, I know it is all about the food! I would be more than happy to exercise like crazy if I could eat all the food I want….but I know that isn’t how it works. Good job to you, Shannon, and all the people leaving comments. Good luck to you all!
First things first: HUGE congratulations on your weight loss. GO you! And wishing you great success with the Power90.
I haven’t really kept off any of what I’ve lost–it’s more like I’m yo-yoing (a few down then right back where I was). It’s annoying AND unhealthy and, much worse, I’m fully aware of it.
So why it’s happening?
I blame my job and stress, but regardless I’ll have to learn to cope with both, as things don’t look like changing any time soon.
Wow!! So excited for you! You are doing great
I’ve been walking and Oldest is threatening a weight regimen (he is a harsh taskmaster) and I want to start the 30 day shred again.
Katie, that’s awesome! I find nothing keeps me on track like hitting a new decade. And walking is the very best exercise, so it’s much better than plopping on the sofa until the flare-up’s over.
Jean, that’s a great step. Cutting out a “habit” beverage is HARD. I’ve actually slipped on that. I’d cut out Dunkin Donuts iced coffees (with all that yummy cream) for Polar Cranberry-Lime seltzer, which I love, but my stress-reflex is to drive to DD for an iced coffee. I need to stop. And not wanting the salt with it’s awesome!
Woohoo, Tracy! That’s fabulous! Now you’re at the tipping point into “virgin pounds lost” and it’s a wonderful feeling. Keep it going and, when you waver, remember how awesome it felt to be in those jeans!
Thanks, Viv. I hope to someday do the P90X because I’ve seen the results in real-life, but since I still have to work up the ambition to walk out to my truck for something I forgot, I’ll start with the Power90 and see how that goes.
Amy, I’m glad to be back. I hate when I get so busy I’m away from my blog and Twitter. I even missed Facebook. I start feeling lonely and isolated and I hate that. I’ve got another month of crazy-busy, but I’m going to try to keep up better. Good luck with CrossFit! I haven’t heard of that, but I’ll go look it up.
Azteclady, *hugs*. Stress and sleep have a huge effect on the metabolism. I hope things calm down a bit. If not, maybe a lot of healthy snacks through the day you can crunch. (When I’m stressed, I like super crunchy foods, like celery or the Special K chips.)
Thanks, Lori! I own the 30 Day Shred. Tried it once and it almost killed me. (I was however, very unfit, my blood pressure was sky high and I wasn’t changing my eating habits, so it was bound to fail.) After the Power90, I might try it again just to keep things fresh.
And we have to start walking as a family. We manage Mr S’s bad cholesterol pretty well, but we have a hard time keeping his good cholesterol up, so he needs to exercise. And the short kid’s BMI is a serious concern, so he needs to get out and walk.
Now that the weather’s cooling, I’m hoping to fit in a walk each evening. And SK will be walking home from school this year, so maybe that will help.
And I’m embarrassed, with all the gadgets I have around me at the moment, it never occurred to me to put the DVD in the laptop and exercise in another room.
I’m so proud of you. Keep on keepin’ on.