Monday, July 11, 2011

STS Challenge…Phase 6 update…

Well you all know that I bowed out of Brad’s 5K in 100 days and he was very kind about it. He even has invited me to join the next group, if and when he starts one up. So today I went back to my C25K training.

My calories are better this past week. Not perfect but I took Mir’s suggestion and as I’m fixing the kids their meals I’m working hard on at least getting part of mine done. It’s not simple but with lots of thought it’s happening.

I am doing very well with my floor exercises. In fact the kids help me count and one of my little ones can now watch the second hand and know when a minute passes. I do however really, really miss working out at the gym. That sounds so weird from a woman who hated just walking to the mail box, wouldn’t lift a weight if she had too, who wouldn’t run, jog, bike or anything. I really miss it.

I have some NSV I have thought of this past week. I still am enjoying sitting and holding my leg and still breathing. I love putting lotion on my legs and being able to reach all of them. Trimming my toenails. Folding my shorts and remembering I use to fold my old ones in half and thought there were so huge and now opened wide it’s … well feels so nice. Ribs, collar bone, butt bones…things I’ve haven’t seen or felt in so many years and this year I can feel them and see them. Out walking my 6’4” son and husband with my itty bitty short legs, not always mind you but lots more then it use to be. Being able to bend over, lay bricks and breath. Swimming in a swimsuit and not feeling like a beached whale. Yep, loving the NSV.

I sent my weight into Allan for phase 6, a bit late today, noon my time but late his. 169.9. Not great but not back into the 170’s and hopefully never to be there again. My weight fluxes from 167-169, back and forth all week. Of course on the day to report it’s up even a bit more. But a big deal for me is 60 lbs lost now. I’ll take it, as slow as it’s coming off I’ll still take it.

So there you have it, my update. Not perfect, so very slow but excellent for me and really that is what counts. Lose it, keep it off, get healthy and enjoy life. I can do this, I can keep doing this, I WILL!!!!

Take care my friends. God Bless you all!!

12 comments:

Michele said...

Well, I think that is terrific progress! Sometimes I think we get so focused on the scale that we forget about all the NSVs. There are SO many ways that your body resonates with your new fitness and good health! Bravo! Sixty pounds off is AMAZING! Here is to another great week for you!
TTFN and SYS! michele

Cheeseboy said...

Progress. Amazing progress! You should be proud.

E. Jane said...

Congrats on your amazing progress. Also, the NSV's that you mention are so important. When we're heavy, we forget that our weight gets in the way of everyday things that others take for granted. I'm so happy for you!

Princess Dieter said...

I also think you've done and are doing great. Being active is what matters, not doing it in a gym. Gyms/studios are great...but it's keeping active in all forms in REAL LIFE that will make the hugest difference for a lifetime. Thinking and automatically adding activity to every day, not the hour in a gym. So, just keep doing all those great things you do--moving around and actual work. You can do structured exercise as home, too, on slower days--with weights, bands, kettlebells, videos, or just dancing like a fiend. Walks, swims. lifting and lowering kids. ; ) It's all good.

Glad you're finding a way to make the meals. That matters.

A good question to ask, too, is if this is a good weight. I know for sure I can be HAPPY at this weight. I thought my happy weight would be 175, but really, I'm so flexible and mobile and energetic and can buy clothes in normal stores, that his is actually happy for me. I feel good. :) I do want to lose 29 more, but if I don't, you know, life is good right here. I simply want to be well below OBESE level, closer to medically normal.

But sometimes, we do notice how much we've changed and how good it feels and how, well, being in a good place is not bad, is it? :) It doesn't have to be the perfect place, jsut a very good one. :)

Happy days to you, sweets...

Ms. Scooter Butt said...

Children are great motivator/coaches. LOL. My 1 yr old grand daughter kept pushing my head down when I was doing Pilate head to chins. She laughed all through it. I am ignoring my scale. And trying to be less of a cranky dieter around my parts.

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Keep it up, Julie. You are getting there. Congrats on the NSV. That is great. I know you will reach your goal in no time. Just stick with it. Wishing you all the luck in the world. Hugs.

Angela Pea said...

Hooray for you!

The Ninja said...

Those are some great NSV's Julie! I love NSV's almost as much as actually losing, because they seem more real than losing according to the scale.

downsizers said...

If you are OK with it that's what's important. You can always kick it up a notch if it feels like it is time to do so. There is no rule that says we must lose "X" pounds each week. You are going great.

Waisting Time said...

Love that list of NSVs:)

debkhershberger said...

Love the NSV!!! Slow and steady wins the race!!
Youre a wonderful inspiration!!

Miss April said...

Stick to the commitment, how you get the exercise in will vary.