Monday, May 3, 2010

‘Tis the day to …….

To happy or sad, excited or scared, worried or not, pleasantly surprised or disappointed it….

So what do you think? Remember I had a tough week plus this past month. I had to start all over on the sugar cravings. I had to start exercising again after taking almost 2 weeks off. Well not “off” but I sure didn’t work out hard either. So what do you think? How will I be?

Here I go, it’s 7:00 in the morning and I’m going to go and weigh myself. Ready?………………………………. Well, it’s not the 5-6 lbs I had hoped for, it’s just 2 lbs. It’s a loss I know but hard to swallow when I now know that I’m not going to be 180 for Mike’s graduation open house and I can not blame a soul but me. No one. I’ve only lost 17 lbs since January 2nd. Now I know in my heart that’s good. I really do but when I shared my results with Jim, know what he said….he said Harvey has lost 30 lbs since January, you only 17 and he knows Harvey isn’t exercising, he knows I am. That hurt guys, I know it should be more, it only averages out to 4 lbs a month, who loses 4 lbs a month and call it a success? Well guess what I DO!!!! Because it’s 17 lbs less then I weighed at the beginning of the year. I have to look at it this way guys. I have too!!! So I won’t weight 180 at Mike’s graduation, I won’t weigh 225 either. So YEAH!!! for me!!!

Now onto the part that really counts. It’s now 8:00 and I’m going to go measure me. Let’s start out at the top…

my neck….it’s down another 1/4”

my upper arms….down 1/2”

lower arms…down 1/4”

bust…down 1”

below the bust….. down 2 1/4'”

waist….. down 2 1/2”

fat stuff …. down 2 1/4”

hips …. no change

thighs …. 1”

calves …. 1”

So screw you Jim, I lost another 11” this past month. That means 32 1/2” since January 2nd. I’ve lost a total of 6” off my waist, 4 off my bust, 5 below my bust, 4 1/2” off my fat stuff, 3 off my neck and 4 1/2 off my thighs. A little bit more here and there but I’m happy. I AM VERY HAPPY!!!!

So this month I do have a goal I want to make, I want to lost 8 lbs, the last 8 pounds in the 200’s. I am going to weigh myself on the 17th and again on the 31st. This way I know what I’m doing, how I’m doing and if I need to push harder. I won’t make the 180 lbs but how about 199, that would count, right? RIGHT!!!

Now the main thing I’m going to work on this month and it’s not the worry of the scale either, I’m going to work on posture. Know why? I slouch, I don’t hold my tummy in, I don’t squeeze my butt. I’m sloppy. Not this month, I’m going to work on building those muscles. Of course I’m going to walk, ride my bike, exercise too but I’ve noticed I have poor posture and that makes my belly stick out more, it’s pulls on my back which makes my back hurt even worse. So that’s what I’m going to work on.

So there you have it guys. My results, my thoughts and a bit disappointed on the weight but not the inches.

Thank you all for all your support and help. Thank you for answering questions when I ask them, for helping me learn the best foods to eat, the best exercise for this and that and mostly because no matter what I’ve lost or even didn’t you’d be there without a sarcastic remark. You’d be there to boost me up and keep me going. THANK YOU ALL. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Take care and God Bless. Have a great day today!!!

P.S. I have a give away going on at my other blog  … if you’d like to stop by and leave a comment that’s all it takes to be entered in the drawing. Just thought I’d share that with you.


Laurel said...

Good for you, keep up the hard work!

SueDohNihm said...

You are doing just fine. And if I may point something out..? You stated Harvey isn't exercising. But you are. Girl, you are building MUSCLE while losing fat. And muscle weighs more than fat. The proof is in your inches that you have lost. You are toning, getting fit. So you are doing really good. :-)

If Harvey isn't exercising, makes you wonder if alot of what he lost wasn't just "water weight". Don't compare your progress to others, especially to a man. Men tend to lose easier than women.

Hugs to you, you are doing great!

Kim said...

woot woot!!! Pure awesome!!! I love the tip about posture...I gotta do that too. Next time your hubbie disses you like that just smile at him and walk away. Swish your bootie at him...make him eat his words...haha!

Mari said...

Well lady, I only lost a little more than 2 pounds too the past month. I think that is awesome. Better than gaining those 2. My problem is I ease up after I weigh in, then eat some big fattening yummy meals, then have to work even harder after that. ha. Oh my. But we are doing better and being more consistent. Keep it will happen. You are a success in my book!!

Sandy said...

Hooray! You keep it up, lady!

Shannon said...

Wow, you are doing wonderful...I have lost 20 lbs and have 40 more I want to is hard and takes a daily committment to keep at it! Don't compare yourself to anyone especially a guy, they tend to lose faster because of all their muscle are doing awesome, keep at it girl!

Sandy said...

Hey- By the way...if you want to stick it to Jim...17 pounds is SIXTY EIGHT sticks of butter that you no longer carry on your body!!!

Angela said...

Julie - you are doing amazing. 2 lbs is 2 lbs, but the proof is in the inches. Your body is changing. I am willing to bet you lost more than 2 lbs this month, but with all the wood lifting you gained some muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat.

You are doing a great job. Keep it up, we all have down times. Last week I did NOTHING. Life happens, and nothing got done, but I can't dwell on that. Neither will you. This week is a new week, this month is a new month. You WILL kick butt at it!

I believe in you! You are doing amazing! Don't give up.

aggie said...

Don't worry what anyone else is or isn't losing. Be proud of the fact that you are losing. That's all that matters. You are doing fine. Just remember slow or fast as long as it comes off IT"S ALL GOOD.

Colima said...

You have a great attitude! Sometimes the scale doesn't move very much, but you've proven that you are losing in the inches! I know it's been said before, but muscle weighs more than fat so when you are toning up it could be that you are not always losing pounds but it's still good. Keep at it, don't listen to any naysayers!

roseylittlethings said...

you are doing great! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise! I can't wait to hear that you have lost that 8 lbs!!