Thursday, December 30, 2010

Power of One, Part 2

Power of One Challenge

So, yesterday I recorded my weight for the world to see.  Today, before I started my workout I snapped a picture to record my progress and grabbed my tape measure.  I also went digging through my hard drive and found a couple of pictures I snapped before I started running last year. I am glad I have them to remind myself that even though the scale has not moved much, I have and my new muscles prove it.

Here are my numbers:
Bust:  37.5
Waist: 36
Hip:  39
Right Thigh:  22
Right Bicep:  12

Under the cut, you can see some pictures I took.  Clearly, I still have a long way to go, but it is nice to see some visible change happening.  In the first picture I was wearing size 12 jeans and now I am in 10s.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year, New Challenge

Well, hello blog!  Long time, no see!

There is a new challenge starting up at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

It is The Power of One Challenge.

Today's mission is to look my scale in the eye and then record my goals for the upcoming year.    Well, I had a backslide and my weight has been creeping up and up and up.  Of course this is not being helped by the steady diet of cookies, candy, and assorted other rich foods I have been living on for the past couple of weeks.

So, here goes.....

Previous weight:  155.8

Challenge starting weight:  159.6

My goals for the upcoming year:

1.  Control my snacking.
2.  Drink more water.
3.  Exercise 3-4 days per week.  I have great workout games for my Wii, a treadmill and an aerobic step and dumbbells.  Weather can be no excuse for me.

You will probably notice a lack of weight loss goal.  This is on purpose.  I tend to fixate on weight in a very unhealthy way.  I know that if I can get those other dominoes to fall into place, my weight will too.  I need to focus on HEALTH and not a NUMBER.

Happy New Year!