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I just looked back at my previous entries and realized that I took weight loss off of my plate of goals in May. For two and a half months, I’ve either been half committed or not at all committed to shedding the last 15-20 pounds.

Some of my friends are re-evaluating their lifestyles and setting some health and fitness goals, though, and it’s made me want to finish this thing. I’ve taken a long break, and now it’s time for the final push. The girls are doing a ten week training plan to run a half-marathon. While my knees are screaming, “No, ma’am” to that, I figure I can at least aim to shed 10 pounds during this ten weeks.

Something has changed in my head, though. I’m OK with only going to the gym three to four times a week instead of every day. I keep a running calorie total in my head, not online or on my phone. If I eat as much as I burn in any given day, I give myself a lot of grace. And heck, some days I just don’t worry about it at all and have wine or dessert, as much as I care to have. I think this is what it means to be healthy.

Sure, I still slip some days, struggle with body image and feeling beautiful, but that’s more the exception than the rule, and for me, that’s awesome progress, so I will celebrate.

The Numbers:

Weight: 146.6 (77.4% to stretch goal)
Change in pounds: -6.2 lbs.
Body Fat: 27.7% (-1.7%)
Bust: 36.0″ (same)
Waist: 30.5″ (-0.5″)
Hips: 39.5″ (-1.5)

All told, not bad for two and a half months where I wasn’t focused on losing. I’m excited to see what happens when I make finishing this thing a priority instead of just talking about it!

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What an interesting two weeks! My precious Radiant One has some serious separation anxiety, so I haven’t gotten to go to the gym during the day for more than two weeks now. In fact, my gym time is down to about four hours a week. It sorta bums me out, but my baby’s needs come first.

Compounding my workout problem is the weather here. It’s nasty. Super humid, raining, “very high” pollen levels as per the news each day. The rain makes my knees hurt something fierce, and the pollen makes going for a run a sneezefest. I know it’s silly to complain, but I’m dealing with some challenges. I’m sure they’ll resolve soon enough!

I lost 3.8 lbs. during the last two weeks. That’s pretty good, given that I haven’t worked out much and have kept my calories about where they were before. But the MOST interesting part is that I’ve lost three pounds in the last three days. I really believe that with the stress of the wedding over, my body was just ready to let it go. Finally!

I forgot what a pain in the butt it is to be where I am. My size 12s are too big, and they look it. But I have three pairs of jeans in a size 10, and they’re all uncomfortably tight. One pair is the same style from Old Navy, purchased on the SAME DAY two years ago, in both a 12 and a 10. How’s that for silly? I can pull the 12s off without unbuttoning them, but barely breathe in the 10s. Oh well, just more motivation to get into 8s, I guess!

  • Current weight: 157.2 (67% to stretch goal)
  • Change in pounds: -3.8
  • Body Fat: 30.8% (-0.8%)
  • Bust 37.5″ (-0.5″))
  • Waist: 32.5″ (-0.5″)
  • Hips: 41.5″ (-0.5″)

I don’t really have a goal for the next two weeks. Ideally, I’d like to be out of the 150s in four weeks. It’s doable, but just barely. We’ll see!


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