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Previous weight: 226.4

Current weight: 222.8

Difference: –3.6

Total loss: 109.2 pounds

I did not realize that the last time I did a weigh in on my blog was back in NOVEMBER! Whoops!  Sorry about that!

So! I am almost at 110 pounds lost! Finally!  I’m dying to do another photo update! I will be doing one at 110!

I am officially signed up for my first half marathon!  It’s now less than 3 months away.  I’m still a little nervous…mostly because I haven’t been running a lot this winter.  We have had so much snow!.  I seriously have 2 feet of snow in the yard right now.  Plus piles from plowing that are about 4.5 feet high!  It’s been super cold here, too.  Call me wimpy, but I just don’t like running in the super cold.  Give me upper 30’s to low 50’s and I’ll be a happy runner.  Other than the cold, I don’t like running in the snow because of my ankles.  4 years ago, I fell and sprained both of my ankles.  I don’t have much pain now, but the thought of slipping in the ice and snow and hurting myself again is not very appealing.  I have a hard enough time walking in it!  I do know that they make running gear for snow/ice, but the risk just isn’t worth it to me.  I’m hoping that March will start to thaw us out so I can get back out there!

I’ve got to get back to weekly weigh in’s!  That should be my goal between now and race day…a weigh day every week.  I think I can do it!

 

Chantelle 

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Weigh Day

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Previous weight: 227.8

Current weight: 226.4

Difference: –1.4

Total loss: 105.6 pounds

 

I made a small goal for myself a few weeks ago.  I wanted to be at 105 pounds lost by Thanksgiving…and I did it a week early! Sweet!  This made my day!

As awesome as this is, I also had another great thing happen today and it involves my running.  As you may know, I am training for my first half marathon.  So, I’ve really trying to work on both speed and distance.  Today, I ran 6.28 miles.  The last time I ran this distance (on the same route) I ran it in 1:24:41, with an average pace of 13:33/mile.  Today, I finished in 1:17:46, with an average pace of 12:23/mile! I improved my time by almost 7 minutes! 

I don’t think that I can hold that pace for 13 miles, but I can really tell that my stamina is increasing.  Every day I gain a little more confidence that I can do it.  I can conquer the half marathon.  5 months and 13 days left!!

Weigh Day and a Milestone

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Previous weight: 231.8

Current weight: 227.8

Difference: –4

Total loss: 104.2 pounds

It’s been a few weeks since my last update!  Things are still going well, as you can see.  I love the fact that the weight is coming off so easily now. I’m not taking it for granted either…I know that things can change in a heartbeat.  I know as long as I am doing my workouts, logging all my food, staying within my calories and drinking plenty of water I should be okay.

I did hit a bump in the road a couple of weeks ago.  **This is going to be TMI, just so you are aware… When it’s my TOM, all I want to do is stuff my face.  Well last month, my TOM and Halloween fell at the same time…it was bad.  I ate waaayyy too much candy.  I knew I shouldn’t, but I was CRAVING THE CHOCOLATE!  Then, the Saturday after Halloween, I went to a party at my sister’s house and proceeded to eat waaayyy too much there too.  So, between the water retention (I retain water something fierce during my TOM) and the bad eating, by Monday the 4th, I was up SEVEN pounds!  I’ve been known to put on up to 5 during my TOM, but when I saw 7, I freaked!  I said goodbye to the candy and started eating like I am supposed to and drinking my water.

I spent all of last week losing that weight and was finally back to where I was by Monday (the 11th).  It sucks that I lost a whole week playing catch up!

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Now for the Milestone!!

Today is the 18 month anniversary of my start of this crazy weight loss journey!  It’s so hard to believe that I’ve been at this for a year and a half!

I never thought I’d have the will to keep at this.  I am so glad that I stuck with it!

Some stats:

In 18 months I have:

Lost 104.2 pounds (31.39% of by body weight)

Gone from a 26/28 jean to a 16/18 jean

Gone from a 5x shirt to a 1x/2x shirt

Gained LOADS of confidence

Have learned to really LOVE the person I am

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I can’t wait to see what the next 6 months will bring!

Weigh Day

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Previous weight: 232.4

Current weight: 231.8

Difference: –0.6

Total loss 100.2 pounds

So, as you may have seen the other day, I have reached 100 pounds!  Even though it’s been almost a week, I’m still in a little bit of shock!  I cannot believe that I have made it this far.  When I started, I didn’t think I’d last a week.  Now it’s been 17 months and I’m still going strong!

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Previous weight: 235.8

Current weight: 232.4

Difference: 3.4lbs

Total loss: 99.6lbs

 

SO CLOSE TO 100!!  I can’t believe that I’m FINALLY going to reach the 100 pound mark.  After being at a plateau for so long, I am thrilled to be making progress again!!

It’s funny, all summer I thought I was doing well.  But, in reality, I was letting myself slip.  My calories were set too high and I was not really logging my food as well as I should have.  I was not working out like I should have been.  I tried to convince myself that it was not me, but my body…turns out it was me.  I am just glad I didn’t gain a ton of weight.  I just kept gaining and losing the same 5 pounds.

I’ve losing really well lately, and I have my theory on that.  I dropped my calories by 200, so I’m at 1655 a day. Started logging EVERYTHING.  Better workouts.  But on top of that, I think that because I didn’t lose for so long, that when I made these changes, it was like when I first started losing weight.  Usually, when you first start out, especially if you are really overweight like I was, you lose very quickly.  I think that’s what is happening to me.  No complaining here, I just wish I’d not been in denial and made the changes sooner.

I’ve got my fingers crossed for 100 tomorrow…if it happens, you can bet on a new post!!

Chantelle

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Previous weight: 239

Current weight: 235.8

Difference: 3.2lbs

Total loss: 96.2lbs

It’s been a while since my last Weigh Day!  I hit a new lowest weight today and I wanted to share!  Even though things are still slow, I’m still in it for the long haul.  I’m so close to the 100 pound mark that it’s driving me batty!  =)

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This whole experience has not only been about losing weight.  It’s also been about challenging myself to do things that I never thought I could do.  For instance, I never thought of myself as a runner, but this year I’ve run in 3 5k races and I have another in December.  This is a big feat for me and I’m very proud of my progress.  I’ve decided that I need a new challenge, a new goal for 2014, seeing as how I met my goal of running in a 5k race for this year.  My goal for 2014: Run in a Half Marathon race.  A half marathon is 13.1 (!) miles.  It’s a loooong way.  I’m excited for this new challenge, but I’m also scared out of my mind!

I’m not going to credit myself with this idea.  My friend Reita announced on Facebook a couple of days ago that she was thinking of training for one and wanted to know if I would train with her.  At first, I was like “Oh HELL NO!”  But, then her and Doug (the hubby)  proceeded to talk me into it.  So I caved.  But I do think it makes for a great challenge.

The race we are training for is on May 4, 2014.  So we have just under 7 months to train.  We will be doing a 13 week run camp starting in February that will help us on our journey to 13.1.

As of now, the furthest I have ever run has been 8.2 miles.  It took about 2 hours.  It was 6 months ago and I was going pretty slow.  I figure that it’s going to take me at least 2:45 to 3 hours to run it.  That may change, with training…we shall see.

It’s great to have a new goal!  I never EVER thought I would even consider doing this.  That just shows you how much I’ve changed in the last 17 months. Not only physically, but mentally, too.

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Previous weight: 239.6

Current weight: 239

Difference: -0.6

Total loss: 93 pounds

 

Yay!  Moving in the right direction, finally!  I’ve been so frustrated at how slow my weight loss has been lately.  I was hoping to be at 100 lost by now, but it is what it is, I guess. 

This week I have been focusing on refocusing.  I think I was getting a little too lenient and eating more than I should.  It happens.  I’m glad that I didn’t gain a ton of weight back, I just wasn’t losing.  Plus, I was slacking on my workouts.  I was working out, but I wasn’t burning the calories that I was before.  Some days I feel like I’m forcing myself to exercise.  Afterwards, I’m glad I did…it’s just mustering up the motivation to do it is the problem.

I’ve been at this for almost 14 months…I thought it would be easier by now.  I still struggle with wanting to snack all of the time or eat meals that are not the best. I wonder if I’ll ever fully break free of my old habits.  I hope so…because I really want this better me!

Have a great week!

Chantelle

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