Saturday, December 31, 2011

Week 34 and 35- End of year review- 2011

Week 34 was on Christmas day with a 2.2 pound loss, total was 63.4 pounds, ave loss per week 1.86 pounds.Week 35 will end tomorrow- New Years Day, but to put and end to this year, I've lost another 2 pounds! and I'm now down to a 65.2 total loss, ave per week is 1.87 pounds
I stayed the same weight between Dec 26th-Dec30th. I really thought that I had reached my maintenance plateau, but only time  and my body will tell.

2011 was the best of times and the worst of times for me. The worst of times were not things I could control, friends and family members who passed or are ill.The best of times were the weight loss with Take Shape for Life, my friends and family, safe travels, fabulous coffee, reading weight maintenance blogs of others who have lost and maintained, and all the cool photos I've taken and posted at Project Noah .

 More to come in 2012. I'll post a new blog tomorrow with my 2012 goals. It's all about structure! And lots of coffee and photos.  Happy New Year! Safe travels to all.

I know you know not to drink and drive. So step in and speak up if you see anyone else doing that. We all deserve to drive home safely every day of the year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Week 32 & Week 33 update- slow loss continues

The holiday season has been busy, so here's week 32 and week 33 updates together.

Week 32 I hit 60 pounds lost. Whoot!!!  Very good. My loss was only 1.2 pounds this week. I'll take it!

Week 33 I'm at a 61.2 pound lost for another 1.2 pound lost week. See a trend here?

Even though weight loss is slow for me near the end, I can tell I've lost inches. No complaining, here. I do need to stay on my quest for finding pants that fit and I'm waiting for some nice Kohl's coupons so I can buy some Lee dress pants for work.

I'm reading some great blogs and I'll post more about my learning and favorite quotes another time.

Even though work, home life, and other things have me very busy and a little stressed, I can't celebrate my healthy habits I've learned enough. I'm so thankful. Take Shape for Life has been the best gift ever.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week 31- off the plateau and jogging?!

Week 31- Finally off the plateau

Lost this week 1.6

Total lost 58.8

Ave lost per week 1.9

A Jr. family member asked me "Can you run a mile in 12 minutes or under?" My answer was yes. But I put my jogging shoes where my mouth was and the real answer is "No".  My time was 12:36. Not too bad, but not within 12 minutes either.

I'm making 2 days of strength training (light) a goal for Dec each week. I might add making a 12 minute jogging mile a goal, if my body is willing.

I'm so glad that my Health Coach at Take Shape for Life suggested the middle of the range BMI for me. It will feel good to be in the middle and at the next plateau that I have. I really would like to find that plateau and maintain there for a long time. Body and Mind willing.