I am right in the midst of another HUGE Jim Elliot Fundraiser but wanted to give you my monthly update after three months on my healthy eating, weight loss & exercise regimen.
As of today I have lost a total of 33 pounds – which means I am back down to what I weighed when I became pregnant with Daniel in the summer of 2006. Yipeee – first goal met! I have also lost a total of 15 inches! The “fat clothes” have been put away and the “middle of the road” clothes are in the closet (yes that is right – I still have the “skinny clothes” to fit into…can anyone else relate?) The “fat face” is pretty much gone (although the double chin occasionally shows up) – here is a photo of me blogging today.
Next Weight goal: 15 more pounds (which will put me at my December 1996 after 4 children weight)
My blood pressure readings are headed downward with averages of 130/82 without medication! (yes, I check daily)
Next BP goal: 120/80 without medication
I have stayed committed to my exercise plan of walking 5-6 times a week for at least 30 minutes. (and at the beach it was 60 minutes plus everyday – love, love, love walking on the seashore!)
Beginning this month of April, I have decided it was time to begin some weight and resistance training. What I would really like to do is renew my Curves membership because that is an easy, fun, “no brainer” way to get great weight training in. (and I LOVE Curves having been a member there from 2000-2006) However, at this point in life we simply do not have the extra funds to commit to this monthly expense. It would be easy to just whine and complain and use this as a great excuse to not get back to this type of all important exercise….BUT I have learned (the hard way) that “whining and complaining” or “wishing and waiting” get you nowhere! As I was trying to figure out how to get this type of all important muscle building activity into my life at no expense, I found a magazine in the nursing mothers room at my church that outlined a 30 minute weight & resistance training routine that you can do with little to no equipment (except soup cans). Isn’t God good? I brought that magazine home and began this weight training this week!
Next Exercise goal: Continue walking program 5-6 times a week; 30 minutes of weight & resistance training 3-4 times a week.
Until next month!
PS – My dear darling husband has lost 27 pounds since he began on February 4th. Go Dan! His blood test is scheduled for May – can’t wait to see his results. We both enjoyed our day off on Easter Sunday immensely (and look forward to taking Daniels 1st birthday off this month!). 🙂