I've been trying pretty hard to bust my ass exercising and get some good news from the scale. I was doing pretty well and have managed to drop close to 30 pounds since October 2007; but (come on now, you all saw the 'but' coming) I have been at a freaking standstill since mid-January. That damn scale and I are at war! We do not like eachother and are not afraid to show it when in the same room--it gives me the same damn number each time and I curse the damn thing. Now, I figure with all this running and walking that I should be seeing some results here so I got out the trusty tape measure and did some number crunching. Good news there...all measurements have gotten smaller. So, with a smile and my face and my fingers crossed, I went into my closet and reached for the drawers of weight loss past....the jeans of my slimmer times.
I could open a store with the different sizes of jeans I have in there. I reached in and tried on 3 pairs that were 1-2 sizes smaller and, after praying to the jeans gods and chanting silently to myself.....voila! they were on, zipped and ready for action! Three pairs that I can get into again-me so excited. I did try on a pair that was about 3 sizes down. I was able to get them on but that zipper was not budging, so they are my next goal.
I'm hoping to be down at least another 15 pounds by June 1st-not unrealistic as long as I keep up my fitness and really make an effort with the eating plan.
-Drink more water and replace one caffeine drink with water
-Swim twice a week for 30 min straight
-Try a boot camp class
Good luck to everyone else who is working hard toward their goals.