Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So there.

I decided to up my daily calorie allowance from 1800-2000 to 2500-2700. I feel like I am constantly hungry and it's starting to make me cranky. Hopefully this helps.


So I am so close to my first size drop. My 24s are falling off me now, but the 22s are still inappropriately snug.

A friend commented last night that she could tell I've lost weight. That is encouraging! I figured I'd have to drop at least 2 sizes before anyone noticed.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I went lap swimming last night for the first time since August. My time was terrible. 14 minutes to do 500 meters. I need to swim more!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I've been reluctant to blog about this. But here goes.

I decided to really buckle down and get serious about losing some weight. I've been reluctant to blog about it because I've tried and failed so many times in the past. And when I tell people and then fail (or lose a little and gain it all back) then I feel like a huge failure.

But doing the tri this year, something I never thought I could accomplish, has got me thinking that maybe I can actually do it this time.

I have set a goal for myself. I am currently a size 24. I want to be a size 14. That's 5 pants sizes. I have no idea how long it will take. It'd be nice if I could get there by next fall.

So I'm watching what I eat. I'm avoiding alcohol. And I'm working out. I'm also working with my therapist to help me stay focused and deal with some issues that may have contributed to my weight problem. I'm not really gonna blog about that part, but I will say it's been pretty fascinating.

I've been at it for just under a month. I can already zip the size 22s, but they are still snug. I'd say I'm about halfway to my first size drop.

EDIT: I had not actually tried on my size 22s in a week. More than halfway there now.


My glutes hurt from doing squats in class last night. But I figure if my rear hurts and not my knees then I must be doing it right. So yay!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I started taking Bodypump classes at the gym. I went Saturday morning and again last night. My arms hurt!!!

This is the description of Bodypump from my gym's website:
"The Original Barbell Class" is designed for all fitness levels. This class uses free weights, motivational music, and trained instructors to strengthen and define muscles. All BODYPUMP® classes are taught in the gym at all locations. Great for all levels

I like that you pick how much weight to lift and set your own difficulty level. I also like not having to do Downward Facing Dog. As much as I like yoga and pilates, I really hate Down Dog, it is the bane of my existence.

On a completely unrelated note, my bike seat was stolen. I need to get a new one SOON because I miss riding my bike. We're having a gorgeous autumn here in MN and I feel like I am squandering it by not riding my bike around the lakes.