Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Return: Week 1...ish

As I mentioned, my sister just got married this last weekend and I'm still trying to recover. We had family in town, last-minute prep for the wedding, catching up from taking a couple days off work, and now Aidan has strep throat. AH! My sister's wedding was great - she looked fantastic, the ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was fun. We all love her husband, Grant, and are excited to welcome him into the family!

Wow, so many things have changed since last June! Aidan is 4 and is finishing his first year in preschool. Rhys, whom I have dubbed "my little monster", will be 2 in August. Brad is still staying at home with our kiddos and is doing a great job teaching and keeping up with them. I was promoted at work and am now the manager of the EDI department! My brother and his family moved up from Houston in November and now live 5 minutes away from us. My sister-in-law moved here from CA in October, then had her son, Nathanael, in February.

I had a physical and had my height measured, and I somehow gained and inch. It's quite possible I've had it wrong this whole time, idk. But, I'm officially 5'4".... what do you know! Like I said in my last post, I gained every ounce back that I lost my first attempt and started back at my exact same weight. Here are my starting numbers and my numbers as of today!

Beginning Numbers:
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 185 lbs
Body Fat: 47%
Water: 37.9%
BMI: 32.77 (Obese)

New Numbers:
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 163.8 lbs
Body Fat: 40.4%
Water: 43.5%
BMI: 28.11 (Overweight)

Height: +1" - ha!
Weight: -21.2 lbs
Body Fat: -6.6%
Water: +5.6%
BMI: -4.66 (Went from Obese to Overweight!!!!) 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Well Hello There!

Well hello there! It has been a while since I've posted anything: almost a year actually. It's a little embarrassing when a few posts ago I stated I was back on the weight-loss horse again. As some of my friends saw first-hand not only did I get bucked off, but I gained back every ounce I had lost. I only wish I was kidding. However, last fall, a good friend of mine won a gift certificate to Dallas Med Spa for their weight-loss program. She gave it to me because she knew I was trying to lose weight. I'm so blessed!!

I started the 12-week program on November 4 and guess what - my starting weight was exactly the same as it was when I started this blog! Hmmm

As part of the program, I was given a bodybugg to measure my steps and calorie burn, blood work, an EKG, and a brief physical. I met with a nurse each week at which time we went over my progress of the previous week, got my new weight, then she would give me a B-12 shot in my booty and a weekly supply of appetite suppressants and vitamins.

I was supposed to eat 1100 calories and log my food intake, and I had to burn 2100 calories a day. I didn't meet that goal every day, but I definitely cut back on what I ate and started doing some brief exercise. It was shocking how much junk I had been consuming prior to this program! Had I met that goal every day, they estimated that I would have been down to my goal weight by March. ... That didn't happen... HOWEVER, I lost 20 17 pounds on the program!!

The 12 weeks ended at the end of January and I maintained my weight for a couple of months. Brad and I started Jillian Michael's 30 Day Challenge and I lost another 5 3 pounds! Over the last week I've gotten a bit off track due to lots of baking and my little sister's wedding on Sunday! AH!! I'll have to weigh in on Wednesday to see if I can recoup my loses or not.

I can't tell you how much better I feel and how much more comfortable I am in my clothes! For those of you who know me, I rarely wear dresses. The last full-length dress I wore was for my wedding over 7 years ago. However, last week alone, I busted out a skirt twice and a full-length summer dress twice! WHAT?!

I still have 35 more pounds to lose, but I've definitely made progress. Thanks for all of your support, encouragement and compliments! More to come....