Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Healthy You Check In

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Well, I never would have guessed that I'd get such a pretty new badge so quickly, but my awesome loss that I recorded yesterday bumped me over the 30 lb mark! Ahem, yes, that's 31.2 lbs to be exact. And something I didn't even realize until today was that yesterday was my 3 month anniversary being on Weight Watchers. What a fantastic loss to celebrate with!

My reward for achieving my 10% was to have my hair done... I wanted the works - cut and highlights and it was long overdue as I haven't had my hair cut in over a year. I was looking forward to taking some new progress pics and looking all hot with my new hair but it turns out that I hate it. Ok, maybe hate is a strong word... but it's definetly going to take some getting used to. The highlights are WAY lighter than I had expected.. I was hoping for a warm, caramelly shade but he used bleach! I am just not used to seeing my hair this light and to be honest, I'm really not even sure that it goes with my skin tone. The haircut itself is pretty good I think... but of course I don't like how he styled it. Tomorrow I will play with it and see if I can get it more to my liking. THEN I'll take some pics.

Anyways, as far as diet goes the past week, I've done really well. I've been on program the majority of the time and have honestly had a tough time eating all of my points. Last week it was because of the butterflies in my tummy... this week it may be partially that and partially because I've been kind of busy and just not thinking about food very much. I find myself getting to mealtime and really having to think about eating.. just not much of an appetite. What a huge shift!!

Exercise has been going well too. I did week 6, day 1 of C25K today followed by 35 minutes on the elliptical. Really, my cardio has been going well... but I've been avoiding the strength training for some reason. I mean, I know how to do plenty of toning exercises and how to use the weights for some reason, I've felt intimated to do so. I've also been so focused on just burning the calories that I haven't wanted to slow down and do the strength training instead (because I wouldn't have enough time to get in my current cardio regime and strength training on the same day and I really hate circuit training!). But, I would love to tone my arms up in time for summer... so I've been thinking about signing up for a few sessions with a trainer to get me working on a good strength training program.

Regarding my goals for this month:
  • Hit 10% goal by April 7 DONE!
  • Lose 10 pounds by Mother's Day (May 11) 5.6/10
  • Get in 3 C25K workouts each week Last week I only got two because Monday was my final fitness test at the Y
  • Do 1100 minutes of cardio I'm at 338 right now

So overall, a great week! I can't wait to catch up on everyone's blogs and see how you all are doing this week!


Running Knitter said...

You're doing great! Keep it up!

Cammy said...

AWESOME week! Congrats on the new bling-bling! I'm thrilled for ALL your successes!

(As for the too-light hair, if you can't adjust to it, he can tone it down for you. But you're wise to give yourself time to adjust to it!)

Have a great week!

Heather said...

you have had a great week, congrats! so glad you did something nice for yourself to celebrate because you deserve it. I bet you look great!

40 by 40 said...

Wow--that's amazing!!!!!!30 lbs in 3mos...you are a superstar..After not having your hair cut for a while..it's probably just hard to adjust to the new do. I am sure it looks fab!!!! Great job girl!!

In the sky, above the clouds said...

I loved reading about your weight loss... you have earned it. Con-grats "30" times over!!!

Almost there!

Erin said...

Wow! That is amazing. Don't sweat the haircut I say if you don't like it in a week, make him fix it free thats how my old girl used to do it. And 30lbs!!! CONGRATS!!

Chubby Chick said...

Wow! What a fantastic week you've had! Good for you!

And congrats on having 30 lbs. off already! You are doing great! :)

Erin said...

P.S. I tagged pole lady (http://takeonestripperpole.blogspot.com/2008/04/gauntlet-has-been-thrown.html)
and Saucha girl (http://mybodyforlife2008.blogspot.com/)
to be the next for Q/A...so go ask them some totally awesome questions!!!!

Hanlie said...

Congratulations on the new bling! You'll get used to the colour and as you say, the cut is good...

Ready Maid said...

If we were on Skype together, you could see me doing a happy dance for you. What an inspiration! That 3-0 badge looks AWESOME! Can't wait to catch up with you!!