Thursday, September 10, 2009

Doing Well

I don't think I'll post huge weight loss numbers like some of the ladies here will. I never have lost weight quickly. I am usually thrilled with 1 lb a week. I don't expect to be one of the big winners and get money. But, if I lose the weight I want to lose, I think I have won. I'd rather shed 35 lbs off my figure than get some cash prize. If I get both, fabulous!

However, I am going to work really really hard. Knowing people are reading my blog is just the kind of pressure I need.

I am down 2 lbs from my start weight, which is good. I'm pleasantly sore, which is also good. Shape Magazine had a great article this month on some exercises to do to flatten your abs. I did the routine yesterday, and feel it today, which I take as feedback that I did it right. This morning I went to a kickboxing class. I had a lot of fun, though my heart rate was in the 170s for the whole thing, which seems bad to me.

I've kept my calories about 1500-1700 a day. I happen to know that my base metabolic rate is just over 1200, so I think that's pretty good when you take my exercise into account.

I am still working up the courage to take a picture of me as my before. I need to get it done now so that I can see my results. I do have a photo of one of my goals. I bought this dress 18 months ago to wear on a cruise I took last summer. I was just barely too big for the dress by the time the cruise came around. I'm now about 12 lbs over where I was then, and haven't attempted to put on the dress. But, I eventually want to wear this dress, and then have it be too big.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Wendy! Slow and steady will win the race...if not $$ then in pounds and feeling good about ourselves. I also have been holding steady at about 1 pound down per week. Better than nothing or even worse, the opposite direction!

    Looking forward to eventually seeing a picture of you looking fabulous in that stunning dress!