Who am I? I'm a mom of 3 children, school and preschool age, in my early 40s. I run a home daycare, homeschool my oldest, I'm a student, and have a busy family. The home daycare/homeschooling is actually going to work for me because I can build (mild) exercise into my day with the kids.
Goals? I am still trying to lose my baby weight from #3, although he is almost kindy age! I want to no longer be officially overweight, to be healthy and fit and to support my kids and my dh, who was just dx'd with Type 2 Diabetes I want to buy a pretty dress and feel good about wearing it! I want to have fun, to dance again.
I was about 196 pounds at my highest, about 183 last June, 181 when I got serious about exercise in August, and 175.5 at Mabon, and 167.2 now. 159 pounds will put me at a bmi that is no longer officially overwieght for my height, and I think 145 will be an appropriate final target weight, but I am open to being happier at a higher weight if I am fit and strong at that weight. So, nearly 30 pounds pounds down, about 20 to go.
How I'm going to get there? Will continue working on developing my yoga practice, swimming with my family once a week, hooping, exercising, walking, time outdoors, eating a low carb, no processed food, gf diet, weighing every day, not eating in the evening.I am going to try growing sprouts and salad greens indoors to supplement my diet and ease the $ cost of all this fresh food in the winter. I am tracking my diet and will post a food diary here if I feel I'm stalling in the weight loss. I'm feeling pretty jiggly, so I really want to work hard on exercise this period - considering 100 push ups in 6 weeks, and starting some intermediate yoga videos.
Statistics? (optional if you don't want to share!)
Here are my measurements from Sept 23, to today, Nov 6:
calves - were 15 inches now 14.25 inches, -.75
thighs - were 23.75 inches now 23.75 inches, 0 change
hips - were 42.5 inches now 41.75 inches, -.75
belly button - was 38.5 inches now 38.5 inches, 0 change
narrowest part of waist - was 33.5 inches now 31.5 inches, -1
bust - was under/over - was 34/39, now 33.5/39 -.5/0
bicep - was 13.25 inches, now 13, -.25
1 weighed 175.6 on Sept 23, today weigh 167.2. So I've lost 8.4 pounds, and 4.25 inches in the past 44 days. I have had a lot of travel and stress and cheating with junk and not exercising like I feel I should, so I'll take those numbers happily
I am wondering a bit if my scale is off or if my measuring technique is off, as I would expect to have lost more inches with 8.4 pounds? Maybe I just lost muscle, which would not be so good. But I'll still take those numbers as a trend of progress towards my goal.