Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Week 4 - Month 1 - DONE! Disappearing Pounds and Inches

It seems surreal that I am already a month into changing my life forever. I have to say, I'm not good at it...


We all know how hard it is to change your life for the better. Old habits are FUN and don't die as easy as we'd like.

Even if we kill them over and over and OVER again.

But I'm learning. And I still believe that this time - this weight loss journey - is different.

So let's break down this whole last week, shall we?

Oh, heck, let's do the whole month...THAT'LL be fun :)


...I'm back...did you miss me? Ha, you didn't even know I was gone. But I had to go weigh in, take measurements, gather previous week(s) data, and grab breakfast. Okay, so let's see how this all breaks down!

Day One: 306.4 - Yikes, that's a BIG number. Scary, huh?

Week One Done: 292.6 - WOW, I was down 13.8 pounds. I also took my measurements this first week (7.20.12) and measured in at 309.5 inches total (neck, chest, waist, hips, left and right arm, left and right thigh, and left and right calves).

Week Two Done: 291.6 - Not a whole big change in the weight but still down another pound.

Week Three Done: 289 - I had made it to the 8's. YAY.

Week Four, One Month Done: 289.2 - ACCCCCKKKKK. I didn't lose this week. I gained. A whole .2 ounces.

Of course. It was a ROUGH week for me, and one that I do not wish to repeat.


Since I'm a numbers girl, I took my monthly measurements today and GUESS WHAT?

I'm down 12.5 inches ALL over!

The only place I didn't lose was in my neck (there's an exercise for that, must get on it...). But here's the inches breakdown:

Neck: stayed the same
Chest: -3 inches
Waist: -2 inches
Hips: -2 inches
Left arm -.5 inches
Right arm -.5 inches
Left Thigh -1.5 inches (it's my fatter thigh, less dominant...)
Right Thigh -1 inches
Left Calf -1 inches
Right Calf -1 inches

Over all, in ONE WHOLE MONTH?

17.2 pounds down and 12.5 inches GONE!

That's an average of 4.3 pounds GONE per week.

THAT is something to be proud of. And I am.

The last ten days or so have not been easy for me - over all, not just with my weight loss journey. I think yesterday's issue with our refrigerator was about the last straw (after returning home with $160 worth of groceries).

The fridge is fine now, though. And so am I. After my last little stress fracture yesterday, I grabbed the kid and we went OUTSIDE to burn some calories.

You won't believe what THAT entailed (...going to have G film it soon, just for kicks and giggles). But it was so much fun AND it burned SO many calories that Mags and I are doing it again today.

Quality time with my Boo AND I'm sweating pounds.


Oh, and remember last week's goal? To walk 10,000 steps per day. I didn't hit that either. But I have walked an average of almost 6400 steps per day since putting on my BERNdometer, and that equals out to just over 3 miles per day. Not too shabby.

Life is good. I know that. Sometimes I get caught up in the minute by minute stuff and when SO much of it is happening, those minutes tend to add up.

But then I remember.

To Breathe!

It sounds so simple. It IS so simple to say.

Turns out?

It's awfully darn easy to DO, too.

Breathe. In and out and repeat.

Till next time!


August 100 Miles Challenge Update: 

Sandi: 32.29 miles

Anna:  24.6 miles

Kathy: 49.36 miles

Steffie: 35.97 miles 

Bernie: 4.3 miles


Remember, if you want me to track your miles for August, just shoot me a note and I will add you to the blog. If you are here already and I've got your numbers wrong, just shoot me...no, no, just let me know and I'll change it. I'm good with that. Cheers!


Starting Weight: 306.4
Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 289.2
Total Lost to Date: 17.2

Scale 'n' Toes - 8.14.12


Weekly Recaps:

Week Four (Scroll back up and read it all again, if you must)


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Oh EM GEEEEE, I almost forgot to set a goal for this week. Let's see...

Get my steps up to 10,000 per day and stay FOCUSED, taking each moment by precious moment!

Yep, I've GOT this!