Wow. I finished. Well, sort of.
I am going to start Week One of the next BFL weight removal segment this upcoming Monday, November 9th. So I'm not really done, but I am finished with the first twelve weeks. Wow.
I am really surprised (pleasantly) that I have stuck it out, even though I hardly was an A+ student when it came to this. I had a few bad weeks in there, some life stuff going on, and I was far from perfect, but I kept going, and that is what is really making me smile right now. I really enjoy this stuff now, and I am still making this way of eating and being active a habit. Whoever it was that said it takes three weeks to make a habit and three weeks to break a habit doesn't know me!
Here it is, for better or worse....(drumroll)....
WEEK TWELVE MEASUREMENTS:
Weight: 170 (down 5 lbs, down 20 POUNDS TOTAL!!)
Bust: 41.75" (up .5", down 1.25" total)
Arm: 12.25" (down .5", down 1.25" total)
Waist: 37.5" (up .75", down 5.5" total (ugh))
Abdomen: 40" (down 1.25", down 4.5" total!!)
Butt: 41.5" (down .5", down 4" total!!)
Thigh: 24.5" (no change, down 3.5" total!)
Calf: 14.75" (down .25", down .75" total!)
BMI: 28.3 (down 3.3 total)
I have tried many different ways to lose weight (just check back with some of my earliest posts if you want an incomplete list), and this is the very first time I have ever lost so much weight in one go. Scratch that, removed that much weight. Twenty pounds. 20. That is a lot to me. I surpassed my goal of losing 15 pounds of fat! I don't know where I ever stored those suckers (well, yeah, I kinda do know). I am a little bummed that my waist increased, but I think that it is in the range of ok and normal for me. It has been a stressful few weeks and I am not too surprised at that increase. However, I still decreased almost everywhere else, and didn't lose ground anywhere else. I am glad to see the downward trend continue.
20 lbs is like losing:
80 (!!!!) sticks of butter
four 5-lb bags of sugar
a big turkey
a toddler (well, don't try doing that, Department of Social Services gets mad if you do that!)
a car tire
twenty one-pound sacks of M&M's (how many M&Ms would that be?)
My new goal for the upcoming 12-week weight removal segment is something I've been thinking about, as is what my ideal overall goal weight will be. It is getting very exciting over here! Party on!
I am going to get Steve to take my "after" shots (oh dear), so I will post those on Monday, since they will immediately morph from "after" into new "before" shots. I will try to not suck in my gut, ok?
Have a great weekend, and see you Monday!