Saturday, March 21, 2009

Zippity Do Dah!

There's 20 percent less of me! It's official! :-) I went over 20 percent by 0.6 pounds, my new total now being 68.6 pounds gone. Hot diggity dog!

I didn't think I'd done it, honestly--I've been sick and hardly exercised at all this week, plus two baby showers and a trip to the Cheesecake Factory all were in there, but somehow I managed to lose 2.2 this week. I did track very carefully this week, using the new tracking system they suggested we lax trackers try. This is basically to forget writing down every food stuff and just add up the points on a piece of paper. This has been tremendously satisfactory for me--Even if I have to look up a points value, I just add the number to the total and done! No more being tied to the computer or anything. It's awesome and has really helped me get back on track.

That's it for this week! Hopefully I'll be feeling better soon and will be able to get back on the exercise horse. Actually, Michael and I decided to see how the lost pounds would affect our quest to walk around the block--no matter which way we go around, we hit a big hill to go up one way or the other (we live at "the top" of the street, so going in either direction, we go down and then have to come back up), and last year when I was starting out, I couldn't make it up the hill without huffing and puffing and sometimes having to stop part way. Well no problem this time! Not only was I pretty much in control of my breathing, I didn't need a break! It led me to wonder if I could start jogging a little bit. Not that I want to jog, mind you, but I'd like to try it anyway.

But can I confess? It's felt good to sit on my butt the better part of this week.


nettiemac said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!! YAHOO!!!!! Very proud of you and the progress you've made! Keep going!

Word verification: "puruclen"... sounds like one of those Google ads for a colon detox. Stay away!

Talmadge Gleck said...

That is fantastic.

Now maybe I can get out of this plateau (I didn't post, but as you can from my "WW boilerplate" on the blog, I maintained this week).

Yeah, I understand the victory of endurance. There was this mountain back in WV......

Beth Johnson said...

WAY TO GO!!! That is wonderful. Keep up the good work. Praying for you and the General and the new little one on the way.


Syl (previously known as Shib) said...

Good for you!!!

I was sick last week - bad knee, then sick, then cut my thumb open with a carving knife. So, hoping to get back on the exercise horse this week too.