Last Perfect 10 update.....
March 11th, 2010 168.5 lbs.
Final perfect 10 after photo
Taken by my 6 ft. 5 inch tall husband.
So this is what I look like from up there.
The Starting photo is to your right.
Since this is the last Update, I want to thank Steve for getting my year kicked off right.
I had many goals.
My first goal was to lose at least 8 lbs.
I have lost 19.5 lbs.
A fact that I didn't even notice till I finished my sit ups and was talking about this post with my friend Amber.
My focus the last 10 weeks wasn't really on fat loss as much as it was consistency.
That is where My focus will continue to be.
I was supposed to get 8 cups of water....
for the last 10 weeks I got at least 9 cups a day.
I was supposed to do 200 sit-ups in less than 5 minutes.
I can do 200 sit ups...in 5 minutes and 44 seconds.
5 minutes and 44 painful seconds.
Those last 44 seconds involved me groaning and then laughing and then groaning ...
laughing does not help you do sit-ups.
My friend Amber...was right there timing me and encouraging me, and she has posted her confirmation of my sit up attempt at her blog.
She is a good friend and is trying to run a half marathon....
If you could go over and support her and her blog..that would be awesome.
I have been doing the sit-ups, but over a 7 or 8 minute period of time..
Apparently those little rest breaks are important...lol.
My legs felt like rubber.
I don't know if it was from the run prior to the sit-ups or if it was simply the overwhelming amount of sitting up.
My butt hurts even though amber very graciously offered me a pillow. I simply didn't use it correctly.
Get in bed before midnight...I did pretty well with this one until my mini-van conked out and I had to drive my husband to work at midnight.
Kind of threw that out the window...but I have been getting in bed by one o clock in the morning and getting up at 6. Pretty good.
So, I am saying I am tired...lmao.
um, three days upper and three days lower body toning...great the first five weeks..then meh.
the only thing I kept up were the situps...which proves I need a target or I won't hit anything.
Geez, I don't think I really remember the rest...
I tried with nearly everything...
The greatest things that came out of this whole shebang was the weight loss and the fact that I began to run again.
Or jog...Or shuffle menacingly.
I had my family members take pics of me tonight for my final photo...need to up load that....but with blogger it's hit and miss so I will give it a go...
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful support I recieved on my last post.
I know so many people out there understand what it is like to be 'the fattest person in the room' or to be "morbidly obese"...
When you can get back down to blending in...no better feeling in the world.
I jogged 3 miles today and even picked up the pace in parts...I walked an additional half mile as well.
Tomorrow is my 'day of rest'.
I am going to take my kids to the park.
for at least two hours.
Then I am having a friend over for dinner...where I am making my world famous lasagna that I will have to cut into smaller pieces to feed everyone...making my formerly 800 calorie piece of lasagna closer to a 500 calorie piece. I get 1800 tomorrow so I will detail how I spent it.
Today I ate.
yogurt with peaches and honey...310 cal.
one small cup of coffee from starbucks 210 calories.
half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich 250 calories.
1 bag of bar-b-que chips 280 calories.
2 slices lf cheese with 10 pretzels 180 calories.
(If you can't tell, my day of food was crap...You see, I was starting to feel 'hemmed in' by my eating...I decided to have whatever my little heart desired today...in portions. Man did I enjoy those chips...lol)
This leaves me with 270 calories left for my day...I intend to have some scrambled eggs (2 whole and 3 whites) with some homemade salsa...about 1/2 cup. That will put me in under 1500 calories.
Don't worry folks...I have no intention of eating like this most days...this was just a little experiment.
It was telling.
If you are really craving something...eat the real thing.
I can try to make myself eat pretzels all day long, but if what I really want is chips..pretzels are not going to cut it.
If you want chocolate have A piece.
If you want peanut butter have A tablespoon on bread.
You can eat what you want, in portions.
It was a good day cause I learned alot.
I have no intention of giving up my 200 sit ups in under five minutes.
I am going to do this....
Give me a few more weeks.
I need a watch.
and an adult diaper....my tailbone actually sticks out...ah, the hazards of getting skinny.
Today as I was jogging I had a little epiphany...the harder you have to struggle to get going can also be the thing that gives you momentum.
My jog today was uphill the first part with the wind (and I mean blowing) full in my face.
The jog back had a mild breeze at my back (Of course it always quits before you get a tailwind) but felt much much easier.
So maybe the harder you hit bottom, the higher you can bounce.
Just a thought.
Oh and one thing you didn't know about me...
When I was 12 I was a camper at the Y...and at the end of camp there was always a dance. For three years running I had a crush on a counselor named Chris, So i knew he wasn't coming back the following year, and I knew it was my last shot...so I asked him to slow dance with me, and he did. We danced to lady in Red. It was my first slow dance. It was one of the boldest things I ever did.
Hugs to you all...
Have a great night.
Posted by Christine at 8:30 PM