Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Most Horrifying Thing You've Ever Seen

Okay peeps, here it is. I'm about to post my before photos! I'm freaking out a little on the inside but I know I need to do it. I need to see where I am to know where I want to be. We'll start with the measurements then I'll post the pictures.

As of Monday, August 27, 2012 my measurements are as follows:

Bust: 46 inches

Waist: 38.25 inches

Abdomen: 50 inches

Hips: 54.5 inches

Thighs: 32.25 inches

Arms: 17.25 inches

Weight: 235.5 lbs

Body Fat: 45.2%

BMI: 41.7%

Kinda depressing but it's good to see. Hoping all those will be a little smaller at my next weigh-in on Monday. At least my thighs should be because the Hubby and I have been walking every day so far and plan to keep it up as long as possible. Alright, here goes nothing, photo time!

 Well there ya go. Out there for the whole world to see. I think sometimes you don't realize how big you are until you see something like this. Next month, these pictures will look different!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Curves Complete

Today I started my new exercise, diet and motivation plan-Curves Complete. 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Exercising 4 days a week. Drinking at least 64 oz. of water every day. Taking my Curves Essentials vitamins twice a day. Walking at least 5,000 steps every day for this first week and then increasing my steps each week by 500 until I reach 10,000 steps. I will have a meeting once a week with my coach who also happens to be my mom so that will be a good way to keep me accountable.

I feel I did pretty great today minus a few mishaps trying to take my vitamins. Those are awful little buggers. I've always had a problem taking vitamins though so it's to be expected. Something about the way they smell and then that smell translates to a taste. Needless to say, I gag. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I managed to get both sets down though so victory for me.

I ate all my meals and snacks today. The only extra think I added was an orange and it was a small one at that. I did my Curves workout and even got the Hubby to go on a walk with me and our puppy. Although with all the water I drank today, we were only able to walk for about 30 minutes before we had to go back home so I could use the bathroom lol. I think 60 minutes of activity today is really good for me though. I'm lucky if I get 60 minutes of activity in a whole week, that's how lazy I usually am. I still have my ab workout to do tonight though so I'll get more exercise in as well.

I plan on doing my Curves workout on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I'm planning on doing my ab workout every day and then doing Pilates on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Sundays will be my exercise rest days but we'll probably go for walks and enjoy spending our time together.

I feel much more optimistic this time about how this weight loss is going to go. Hubby and I want to have a baby within the year and due to infertility issues, we have to go through specialists to do it. I know my weight is going to be a problem so I'm trying to fix it now before we even see the specialist. I also want to be at a healthy weight so that when I do get pregnant(fingers crossed on that happening), it'll be a healthier pregnancy and I'll be able to know how to be active and eat right so I can raise my children to not have weight problems like the two of us do.

Who knows how far I'll be able to go with this. All I know it that I'm hoping to get to 200 lbs within this 90-day Curves Complete program. I know it's possible, I just have to make it happen. You can't WILL yourself to change but you can PLAN to yourself to change. I've just gotta stick to my plan and make things happen. I'll be posting a current "before" photo and my current measurements tomorrow.