Even at my size a small change as even 10lbs has made a big difference. I can start to see my check bones and my jaw line. My eyes also look wider and my double chin is SHRINKING! I'll post another photo in another 10lbs.
Last time I was losing weight and got to this point I was feeling deprived and gave up. I was hungry and wanted everything. Now I eat things I enjoy but with a different thought process. I no longer eat tons to pasta, potatoes, and rice or bread. I still eat them but it's not all the time, I opt for extra veggies and protein. I am also eating breakfast every day, loving Silk's Almond milk that is unsweetened and flavored with vanilla. Only 35 calories too. I add that to 1tbsp of hemp seeds for protein and then some frozen fruit and some times unsweetened cocoa powder (the sweetness of the fruit makes it sweet). I really love bananas and the cocoa powder as it tastes almost like the one from Starbucks from last year.
As of Monday I have completed week 4 of C25K on the treadmill, I was so proud of myself and really wanted to give up in the last minute of running but I held out and got it done! Now on to week 5 finished workout 1 on Wednesday and that was 3 5min runs w/ 3 min rests so not too bad but I might extend week 5 into to weeks doing each workout twice once on the elliptical and then once on the treadmill since I find it much harder there.
Wow for over the past week the weather has been so nice it feels like Summer! In Wisconsin! Seriously 80 degree days it's been crazy. I've working out and working on my yard and holding pretty steady since I'm def. not eating enough veggies.
I have a new strength training routine:
Push-ups super set with 60 degree rows
Goblet squats super set with limited rotations
Kettle Bell swings super set with over head pull downs
Then the killer planks w/ a hip slap super set with dumbbell over head press!
Then my finisher is Kettle bell figure-8's and touchdown squats (I can only got 15 secs before dying on those so I wonder how long it will take to be able to do the full 30 seconds. Took me about 3 weeks for the mountain climbers.)
The craziest places that I've notice weight loss so far is my neck and my feet! My boobs have shrunk too but I'm happy about that. Wonder if I'll need a breast lift when I'm all done with this...
I wanted to add my current measurements
Bust 48" +.25
Waist 38" -.5
Hips 48" +.25
Amazing how things can change. I'm holding onto a lot of water right now from switching up my weight training so I'm not even going to include my weight this week.
Just checking in. Down to 237lbs today, had to step on the scale 3 times to make sure that was what I was really seeing. My weight had been up a bit, guessing from starting a new weight training plan, so I was getting a bit depressed and not wanted to go anything. Kept myself busy with the wonderful weather we've been having and it paid off. A bit of rest of the gym and I'm feeling much better.
This shows how important it is to take your measurement. They will help you from getting discouraged when your weight doesn't go down. I've lost an additional 2" but my weight hasn't changed. There are so many factors that can change your weight but your measurements are a bit more solid.
I know I could have eaten better this week and I would have had a bigger loss but I'm not in a hurry to drop all the weight at once. I want my skin to be able to keep up with my loss to avoid as much sagging as I can. I hear drinking lots of water can help with that.
Today I finally got my new workout and I'm so excited, it's challenging and very different then my last program.