Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weightloss Wednesday

Thank you for the continued support and well-wishes!  It's so nice to have you cheering me on!  These blog posts are helping keep me on-track and giving me reason to reflect each week on what I'm learning on this little journey.  Thanks for following along, it really does mean so much to me.

The Good News:  Sunday's weigh-in showed a loss of 1.5 pounds for last week! Yes!!!!  (DH lost another 3!  Isn't he doing great??)

The Better News:  When I ran on Sunday, I could run for longer periods of time, it took me less time to recover when I slowed to a walk, and I felt good enough to go an extra mile!

The Bad News:  When I got dressed for work this morning, the pants I made with the help of Kenneth King (pattern fitting master) don't fit any more.  They're too big now!

The Best News:  When I returned to the closet to find a different bottom for my outfit, I grabbed a pencil skirt from before Little Miss Princess's birth... AND IT FIT!!! 
(The top used to be snug, but not anymore!)

Like I said last week, the non-scale victories are keeping me motivated.  Shopping in my "old-skinny-me-closet" and fitting into this skirt is a huge motivator for me, and I'm now excited and looking forward to my workout afterschool.  For being a "non-athlete" my entire life, this feeling of liking exercise is a whole new page...

I've lost just over 7 pounds over the last month.  Not as much as I'd hoped.  A single digit number.  But...
I'm reminded of a funny habit my Mom had when she would start a new book.  She would place a bookmark at the half-way point, so she would now how much further she had to go.  I'm only 5 pounds away from my "half-way point", since my goal is to lose 25 pounds by the 4th of July.  Looking at it that way, gives it a whole new perspective, and makes me feel like my goal is totally possible, and closer than it seems.

I had a lot of success last week with the increased cardio (taking only 2 days off per week), so I'm going to continue with that plan.  Sunday I walked/ran 4 miles, Monday I biked 8 miles, yesterday I took the day off, and today I'm walking/running 3 miles.  I find the treadmill totally boring (I know someone who calls it the "dreadmill"), so I'm thankful for the great weather we've had, the sidewalks around work, the paved bike path in town, and the slow and considerate drivers on our back country roads!

If you're working along with me, keep it up.  There will be bad days/weeks, pick yourself up and keeping moving forward!  We are all stronger than we give ourselves credit for, and I know we can help each other meet our goals!  If you're interested, I've added a button on the sidebar for Spark People.  It's free and easy to use, so if you're looking for an easy way to figure out how many calories you should eat and how to track your calories easily, I hope you'll visit the website.  Keep up the good work!!!

ETA: The shoes are from Target, here's the link.  I do love them so!

19 comments:

amber said...

You are looking fantastic Kristine! You also have a gleam in your eye that just says you're thrilled about the results, as you should be. So very happy for you. :)

I started shopping in my "old skinny me" side of the closet, too and it's fabulous. The only downside I'm having is even some of my "skinny" clothes are starting to get sort of loose. To say I've been amazed at the results of this program is an understatement. Final weigh-in and measurements for me are Sunday. Eeek!

Manecoarse said...

Congratulations on your weight loss. Love those shoes. So cute.

Elaray said...

Fantastic! You are right to pay more attention to the way your clothes fit and not to numbers on a scale. You are inspiring me!

Pammie said...

I totally know the wonderful success you feel. Over the years I've been a yo-yo with my weight. I love love when I can get in my "28-29" designer jeans and older tops (I'm a 30/31 currently). Right now I'm trying to get into "swimsuit" condition before summer and have about 20-25 lbs to reduce (healthily) - so your blog is very very inspirational:)

Sewfast said...

Good job! You're looking great! We started doing the P90X program at the firehouse on A shift...I only get to participate on the days I'm not working, but we just ordered our own copy for home so I can do it when I am off. You are well on your way to meeting your goal!

Dawn said...

Okay, just how fantastic are those shoes??????

Amanda S. said...

Hurray for you! Keep up all the hard work, so happy you are fitting into your smaller clothes.

Andrea said...

Beautiful outfit. You look fabulous. Kudos on the weight loss. Just keep remembering, inches first, numbers later.

Angela said...

You look fantastic!! Great job! I know when I started my weight loss journey it was pretty aggravating to get on the scale and see that I was gaining weight. But I quickly realized that the weight was from muscle gain. Now I don't measure my success from weight loss... instead I do it based on measurements at my bust, waist, hips, thighs and arms. It's a better measure. Keep it up... you can do it! :)

alethia said...

Looking good Kriss.

Christiana said...

FABULOUS!!

Marybeth said...

OMG, Kristine! You look so gorgeous! Thank you for posting - it keeps me inspired to keep going!!!!

Bunny said...

You really have a handle on this. Slow and steady wins the race. Fabulous. You look great.

Julia said...

You are looking fantabulous!!! That is a word, right? Way to go!

Handmade said...

Well done - very inspiring! But I don't think you need to lose anymore! You look GREAT!!!

Leslie V said...

Your top is fabulous. Did you make it? It reminds me of Burda Style patterns. The shoes are fantabulous(my own word)!!! Congratulations on your weight loss. You look great!

HeathersSphere said...

Hi Kristine! I haven't seen you in a while and voila, congratulations and you are looking so fab! Congratulations!

Gail said...

Great outfit. Don't try to take the weight off too fast. My experience has been that the faster you take it off, the faster you put it back on. Patience dear.

Michelle said...

Way to go, you are looking fantastic! Although I have to tell you...I think I found the weight you lost!