Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weigh-in: one year later

Well, there isn't much to tell at this weigh-in, but I'll go for it! It's been a year since I re-started my weight loss after having V- twelve solid months of working out and getting healthy. I started at 227 lbs, and today I weighed in at 174.4 lbs- that gives me a total weight loss of 52.6 lbs in that time. Which isn't bad! It could have been better, but I'll take it. I'm still in the "obese" range of the BMI (5.4 lbs to go until I'm "overweight"), but I feel so much better overall.

I still jog 3x a week (with post-run yoga), and I try to walk 3-4 times a week. I haven't doing as well with getting the walks in, but I'm doing what I can. When the weather gets nicer, we'll be able to get out more and take walks during the day. I think my biggest issue with exercise right now is boredom. I read on my Kindle while I walk, but it still gets tedious at times. Jogging, well I try to do intervals when it gets too boring but even then... some days I just don't want to. I make myself, but it's hard to get my butt in gear sometimes.

My biggest downfall is my diet. Sadly, I'm still not following it very well. I fell off hardcore during the holidays, and I'll admit that I still haven't recovered. Some days I do great, but most days... not so much. I know why I'm not doing well, but I can't seem to shake myself into shape. I'm stressed and dealing with fertility treatments again. I'm exhausted and find myself snacking while I tackle V all day. Ever since I restarted my Synthroid, I've been starving all the time. And I guess with my workouts I want to eat more. I'd cut back on those, but if I did that I'd have to eat less, which would be sort of counter productive. I am maintaining my weight, but barely.

I'm making excuses left and right, and when I started out I told myself, "No more excuses." That was my motto! I feel like I'm letting myself down at times, but I'm trying to remind myself that I'm healthier- and that was really the ultimate goal here. Did I want to reach a healthy BMI this year? Of course! But if I don't, I need to remember that I am healthier and that is far more important than some number.

I did lose the extra inch, and another, off my hips. I regained a half inch on my waist though. However, I've been dealing with a lot of bloating and such, so I don't know how accurate that is on any given day. My clothes feel like they're looser some days, and sometimes I feel lighter... then some days I feel like I'm going to bust through everything, and just I don't know- yucky? That kind of correlates to my bad eating days, when I get food bloat and calorie hangover. Calorie hangover is the worst- that should really be incentive enough to NOT overindulge.

Here's the breakdown-
Since March 17, 2012:
Weight lost: 52.6 lbs
Inches off hips: 11.5
Inches off waist: 11

Total since January of 2011-
75.6 lbs lost
I've went from a size 24 to a size 16.


Rebecca said...

You've done a wonderful job with your weight loss.

Shelby said...

Great job! I know how very easy it is to fall off the wagon. I've lost, gained, re-lost and re-gained so many times throughout my life that I am intimately familiar with it. Getting back on board is so much harder than even beginning, but I have to say, I am so impressed you've kept up with the exercise. Go you! said...

You've done an amazing job losing weight!! I know how hard it is to stick to any sort of diet plan once you start ttc again. ALl that extra stress comes out somewhere and it was food for me as well :)

An Aspiring Mom-To-Be said...

Wow! You really look great! Congrats on all your hard work! I'm impressed! Especially since you've managed to do it with a small child (seriously, it is hard to make time to exercise and you've kept with it!).