Monday, August 9, 2010


So from July 6th to August 9th I’ve lost 3 lbs and 2 1/2”. No I did not make the 199 yet but August is just starting. I’m 200 but the scale is still working in the right direction just very, very slowly.

I’m not sure if I have time to up my work outs or add anything to my schedule but as long as everything is moving I’m happy. Once life calms down a bit I’m going to start adding my floor exercises again. My cardio is way up there but the weigh strengthening and muscle toning just isn’t what it should be. I can tell in my measurements because my lower body lost the 2 1/2” but my upper body didn’t change except my neck gained back 1/2”. Why? Haven’t a clue.

I’m going to do my best to keep up my walking 3 times a week and tennis and a walk with Brenda once a week. I’m hoping to go swimming with Mike too but depends on if we get the landscaping done we’ve been working on. The past three nights we’ve shoveled, picked rock, graded and seeded and each night it’s just before 10:00 when we get in, doesn’t leave much time to play. Gardening is taking time too but the goodies in the freezer are worth the effort and loss time exercising, at least for now that is. It’s really hard to do it all plus work 13 or more hours a day. Sometimes I just wonder how in the world did I get so fat. I mean I am not a lazy person, I don’t really over eat lots, but still at 48 years old I’m not as fit or slender as I should be, maybe by 49 my body will be better, then it’s on to the mind.

I hope you all are doing well on your life style changes. It’s a challenge but in the end it’ll oh so be worth it all. We’ll be happy, healthy and able to enjoy our children, grand children, great grandchildren and more. Just think, playing boom ball with your grand kids and them laughing because you beat them to the base. How about being able to take them to the fair and not get tired before them. Or just being able to do the everyday stuff and enjoying it. I can handle all of that.

Take care my friends. God Bless you all!!!


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Glad to see results!! It may be slow but it's better then nothing or gaining!! Good for you!

Michele Chastain said...

Hi Julie! Congrats on the weight loss, and I bet you'll make it under 200 in no time.
I thought I'd share with you that the newest research suggests that weight training actually causes fat burning for up to 24 hours as opposed to only a couple of hours from cardio, you might want to replace a couple of your cardio sessions with weight training. There's a fabulous book called "The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess" by Cassandra Forsythe & Alwyn Cosgrove that I recommend. :)

Carolyn Christie said...

Good for YOU!! I'm proud of you that you are still at it.
I sooo need to get movin again. I don't know whatz wrong with me. I need a kick in the butt!

Jo said...

Hey Julie! It looks as if we're both on a quest for lifestyle changes instead of diets. We can do it, and I'll be cheering you on!

Cheeseboy said...

Hey, your on your way! From your spirit, I can tell you can do it.

As a former Scoutmaster and an Eagle Scout, let me just say that that camp below looks awesome!