Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Where am I? (Volume 3)

Happy Tuesday! It's the Healthy You Challenge stats check day.

Weeeeell ... I had a kick-ass week last week, but indulged a little on Sunday and a little on Monday (damned bagel), and now the scale is up a bit from late last week. The official numbers are a-OK, though.

Drum roll, please!

Weight loss since last Tuesday: 1.4 lbs (139.2 vs. 137.8)
Woo hoo! I'd set the goal of trying to get 1.2 lbs per week for this week and next week in order to earn a couple badges next week, and I made it! Next week I need to lose 1 lb to stay on track. Possible, but it might be challenging with the long weekend this weekend.

Weight loss since fall 2007 (most recent leg of weight loss journey): 14.6 lbs (152.4 vs. 137.8)
Wow, 0.4 lbs until my 15 lb badge.

Total weight lost (entire weight loss journey): 29.2 lbs (167 vs. 137.8)
Ooooh, 0.8 more lbs until my 30 lb badge.

Hmmm, I'd said I needed to lose 1.0 this week to earn my badges, but it looks like it is 0.8 instead. And I do math-y stuff for a living. How embarrassing.

Last week I also set out to earn my exercise badge. I'm doing the couch to 5k, and I wanted to do those three runs as my cardio workouts plus two strength training workouts. Unfortunately I only did 3 cardio + 1.3 strength workouts (since my strength workout was interrupted Saturday). Oh well. Next week! Next week I will earn the exercise badge. Same goal - three runs/cardio workouts plus two strength training workouts.

Oh, I did earn one badge this week - I had a definite non-scale victory. Ta daaaa!
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I talked about this in my post yesterday. I went in to the office (a rare event), and one person said I look thinner (yay!) and taller than I used to look, and another person mentioned I looked “about a foot taller.” Taller ... crazy eh? Grumpy Chair asked if I'm doing pilates because apparently that makes you stand straighter and feel and look taller and leaner, but I'm not doing pilates. I’m interpreting taller as thinner + well-fitting dark pants + boots with a heel. Hey, and (even sans pilates) maybe I am holding myself better. I'm feeling a lot better about how I look these days.

Maybe feeling better about how I look is a kind of non-scale victory, too. I am no supermodel, but when I look in the mirror I like what I see. I'm back in 95% of my old tops, and I can wear my old jeans now since they have stretch through my thighs, which are my trouble spot. I have shorts and pants that are still obscene, though. My fingers are crossed that a few pounds from now and a few more workouts from now, I'll be back in those, too.


Felicia said...

Congrats on your loss!! That is just wonderful!! And also Congrats on your NSV!!!

Keep up the amazing work!

40 by 40 said...

Hey, congrats on your new blog bling..looking forward to seeing your 30 lb badge!So nice when you have a KICK ASS week..I haven't had one in a little..and the damned BAGEL got me too--well 4 of them!! (hence the non kickin ass). Keep up the momentum! You are doing great.Nice to feel good about how you look--enjoy.

Tammy said...

Wow, you are doing awesome! You will reach your goal weight in no time at all!! I love the NSV and the exercise challenge you have set for yourself. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Oh, well done! 1.4 pounds is a wonderful loss in a week, particularly as low as you already are! Most weeks I don't do that well and I'm still about 30 pounds from goal. Congratulations!


Mary said...

Great job! I wish people would say I look taller. Thats AMAZING. (Thinner is great too).

Hanlie said...

Well done! You are doing great! I love that you got compliments!

I hope you get your badges next week.

Tina said...

You crack me up. "Shorts that are still obscene.."

Nice work, seriously!

I wish some of my blogging buddies lived close by so they could drag my sorry ass to the gym or out for a run. Wait my bff lives 5 minutes from me. I'm heading over to her blog to remind her that we need to go to the gym!

Grumpy Chair said...

Yippie on your 1.2 pound loss!!! And you will get that exercise badge.

I'm working real hard this week to stick to my exercise program (last week went out the window) so I can get that darn badge myself!

Ashley said...

You are honestly my hero.

1. You've made big changes and haven't quit-- and the results are tremendous!

2. You've challenged me to the 5K. When i run, I normally push myself to a certain comfort limit and then stop. But with having a schedule and knowing that you are doing it with me keeps me going.


Cammy said...

Kudos on a week well done!

Katschi said...

Good going!
and I'm sending the replace the laptop vibes your way.
I don't care what anybody says. Hearing those words...You've lost weight...are divine.

Scale Junkie said...

YAY for another great loss and I just loved reading the story of your NSV!! You are just doing awesome!

Carol said...

Wow! Your'e doing a fantastic job!!! And you're really upbeat! That's so great to hear! Keep it up! :)

Heather said...

congrats on your loss this week! it is fantastic. I also love your NSV, that is a great one.

paul said...

Great job on the loss! There are definitely pros and cons to weighing daily, but it seems you keep an eye on the big picture. Nifty!

I like that you have specific exercise goals. I have exercise goals that I largely ignore. :>

It's great to get some non-scale feedback on your progress. This is going to sound a bit silly. The first time around, I didn't tell my mom that I was trying to lose weight. I wanted to see if she would notice. She didn't. I was disappointed. Heh.

Weird how I turned that around into something about me. Sorry 'bout that.

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Hey wow! That is fantastic! I know you must feel great getting positive feedback from people in your every day life. I can't think of a better motivator.

Have a great week, thanks for the supportive comment on my blog!

Anonymous said...

Well done! I hope I don't look taller as I lose weight, though. I'm already 5'8" tall.

Anonymous said...

Way to go!

Sybil said...

Good luck on the C25K routine. It's on my list of things to do at some point in the future....my knees won't hold up to it at my current weight - but watch out down the road!!

Congrats on your loss this week.

McQty said...

Good for you for feeling better and taller :) Have a great day !