Good afternoon Girls!
Well, I am happy to report that my weigh in this week was very good! I am down 2.6#!! Yay!! I did have a 2# gain last week so I am back to baseline + a little more. My total weight loss for January was a whopping 1.6#....not great but its not a gain so I will take it! My goal was to have 5# off this month, so I am 3.2# behind the "8 ball" going in to Feb but it is what it is and I am moving forward. My friend Tairrah who I work with (sounds like Tara) has been on WW since March 2010 and she hit 70# loss today. Isn't that awesome??! She was a pretty big girl when she started, pushing 300# and now she is 210. (she had lost about 10# prior to joining last March). I am so proud of her!!! She is very shy and I think she has always liked "disappearing" into the woodwork but what a difference I have seen in her since she has lost the weight not only physically but socially. She is 27 so she has youth on her side and a way better metabolism than that of a 45 yr old premenopausal woman (me), but she has worked hard and I made sure when they were sharing today that Pam (our Leader) made sure to ask her about her loss. So many people were inspired by her and I think it made her feel really good to talk today in front of the group. She is a really sweet girl and she inspires me and always checks in to see how my week is going when I see her at work, and I do the same with her. I saw her eating one of the Panera "UFO" cookies and she STILL lost 3# this week....and I didn't even have a bite of one! (Sigh) Oh well, tis my fate. I just have to work harder as my age & hormones are not on my side.
I did make an appt for my initial health assessment at my gym on Wed and I cant wait to see where I will be in 3 months. They provide you with a 1 hr training session with a certified personal trainer to design a fitness plan for you and every 3 months you can get a re-assessment to see how far you have come. I want Jamie (my trainer that I signed up with) to design a plan for me that will work my arms, back & abs. My legs are pretty thin so those only need a little toning up and I think the elliptical & walking and a few leg machines will take care of that. Ive always had pretty nice legs for the most part. Its the darned belly that's always been the problem. I would like to see how toned I can get my belly in hopes of avoiding the tummy tuck, if possible. As I think about it more, I really don't want to go through that pain. It is pretty miserable, so I am told , and every pt I have taken care of after a tummy tuck, is pretty miserable. I am going to work hard and make getting to the gym more if a priority, at least 3-4 times a week. I know I can do it and I think the exercise will be a catalyst to get my weight loss back on track.
So that's it for me today. The hubs took my car to Syracuse for an overnight umpire clinic so I am stuck with his gigantic Dodge Ram truck this weekend! Uggh! Its like driving a monster truck to me, but my Jeep Grand Cherokee (which might I add is the BEST car I have ever had!!!) handles better than his truck and gets much better gas mileage and I feel better knowing he is in that vehicle rather than his truck. I don't have big plans other than going to church & the gym tomorrow so its all good. My oldest dtr is spending the day with her boyfriend & his family so I am taking my youngest dtr out for dinner tonight. We were thinking maybe Olive Garden but not sure where we will end up. I have the monster truck so I would like to keep driving to a minimum.
I hope you have all had a fantastic week!!!
Hugs to all!!!