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25 pounds lost!

So as of my weigh in today I have lost 25 pounds. Well…that to me is just plain noteworthy! That’s like one of those big bags of potatoes…gone! Those things are heavy.

Other than that corset clue I mentioned before I am seeing other signs of weight loss. One of which was very amusing to my husband. About an hour before bedtime last night I had slipped into my favourite scrubs pj’s. Well, I usually neglect to tie them up because they have always been a bit tight in the past. Should have tied them up last night. We were flipping channels while I was walking past and we hit much music which had groove worthy music…I grooved my pants off. Literally.

I’m just really glad the curtains were closed. No need for the neighbourhood to see THAT much weight loss celebrating. Considering we live in a military neighbourhood…I’m sure military police would have been called. Possibly for over indulgence in new found sexiness? Mmmmmaybe. Heh, definitely a clue though.

So hurray for 25 pounds lost! A definite milestone, all done with tasty healthy foods and exercise. Eventhough I’ll admit the past couple of weeks I have not been exercising much. *sigh* Been too busy. Must get back on that exercise wagon!!

In other news I really must update my hobbit photos and banner. It is spring now and my hobbit is wearing much lighter colours this time of year. Mmmm Lotro goodness.

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The Halfway Point

Ack my little tracker isn’t working. I’ll give it a day or so to get it’s act together before I start looking for a new one. We ended up having our turkey yesterday so I forgot to do my monday weigh in. Even with a decadent (well I counted and weighed everything on my plate but you know what I mean) meal the day before I lost another 2 or 2.5 lbs…depending on which scale you want to believe. I always go with the more realistic number, 2lbs it is bringing our halfway point number to 23 lbs lost so far.

Hmmm, a hearty weight loss to be sure but not enough to be on track for the challenge. Unless I start dropping 3 lbs a week somewhere along the line but that is unhealthy. Losing 2lbs a week is rushing it along already. Still keeping at it though. Even being behind I’m still winning, I have lost 23lbs wahooo!
It has been a tasty adventure so far…ofcourse with exercise. I’ve been lazy this week though. I only worked out for a total of 1.5 hours. The lowest this whole challenge. Can I blame the holiday? Cool…totally the holiday’s fault. Bad, naughty holiday. Back to work on that today. I have been eyeing the doggy sport classes and starting to wonder if I’m ready to keep up with my pup yet. Hmmm. All this weight loss is definitely starting to have an effect. It’s like I’ve perked up and now I’m starting to look for fun things to do again. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen this weight, and I can’t wait to see my other long lost numbers in the future.

I think my food experiment has definitely paid off. I have certainly learned a lot about cutting down calorie and fat consumption as well as upping that fiber, fruit, and veggie consumption. Tools that will help me keep it off when I finally get there. Most of all I have effectively learned how to take some of my favourite recipes and turn them into still tasty, nutritionally happy meals.

So I’d better get my hobbit butt in gear. Time to plan dinner after that crazy weekend and celebrate that halfway point. I think I’ll buy myself something special to reward a job well done so far.

Edit: Yay!!! Got that tracker working again. It just needed a kick in the butt and a repaste. Hah!

First Checkpoint

So yesterday was a weigh in but also a personal checkpoint for me. I have been at this challenge for a month and can say so far I have had sucess. I have lost 10 pounds. I have continued to eat like a foodie without over indulging on my calorie limit. I know it isn’t an astronomical amount but it definitely is a healthy amount. I have gained stamina from working on the treadmill and with the circuit my husband devised. I’m pleased and according to the challenge I am right on track. I hope I can stay that way. The first bit is always easy though, that’s when the small changes make such a difference. It’s later when that plateau hits that I will have to start getting really creative.

I look forward to being able to take part in agility runs with my dog Kaylee and even Godric if he is good. I look forward to being able to hike with my husband…and yes the puppers if they are really really good. hehe. This is one hobbit who may actually start wandering around the shire a little more.

Maybe I should put up one of those fun little counters one day…its always nice to see a challenge quantified….oh yeah…you saw me…I used a big word. Tasty, wasn’t it?