Tuesday, August 31, 2010

An Answer to Your Question...

I got a question about how much weight I lost.  Navy Wife was very sweet and said I didn't have to answer.  But really, I'm an open book.  It doesn't bother me.  So first let me say I am 5'7".  Now let's get to the numbers!

So in late December, when I decided to start running again, I weighed 164 lbs.  I couldn't even find a picture of me during that time.  Guess I made a point not to have it taken!

The "heavier" picture in the last post was on February 20th.  I was down a few pounds to 157.6 lbs.

Then on June 3rd, I started My Fitness Pal and counting calories.  At that time, I was 153.6 lbs.  I had been running but was having no luck with losing.  I mean from February to June, I only lost FOUR pounds!

The "skinnier" picture is me at 138 lbs.  My goal is 135.

So what does that translate into clothing sizes.  Well, I went from a size tight 10 to a perfect 4!

**Achilles news....I went back to physical therapy yesterday.  We started back at square one.  I'm still very stiff and sore from the procedure.  They added ultrasound to my treatment yesterday.  Go back in the morning.  Fingers crossed and prayers that this is going to work.**

Monday, August 23, 2010

Before and After

I have almost reached my weight loss goals.  Wanted to show some before and after pics.

This picture was taken at the end of February.  I had been trying to lose some weight since the last of December.  It wasn't going very well.

Ugh, I hate looking at this picture.

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Well, early June, I started on My Fitness Pal.  The results speak for themselves.  It's all been about my eating cause I've not been able to run.  Here I am this morning before work...


A male coworker asked me where my butt went today!  And my husband said I was "super model pretty".  Doesn't that make a girl feel good!

I know I feel a lot better about my image. This is the body that matches the picture in my head.  Now I just need to tone it up and get back to running!

Keep up the hard work!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Still Fighting

I've been slacking on my running blog.  I guess it's because I'M NOT RUNNING!  Achilles is still messed up.  I had a needling procedure done two weeks ago.  Was then placed in a walking boot.

I'm still pretty tender and stiff.  Doctor told me yesterday we will go back to physical therapy and try to progress the healing from here.  I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I've contacted both marathon race organizers I entered for Dec and January.  They were very understanding and graciously let me change my entries to the half marathon.  I hope to be able to at least do the 13 miles by then.  I figure I can walk/run and get them completed.  No PRs gonna be accomplished, that's for sure!  Then hopefully, I can get back to the marathon training and start this goal over.

My weight loss is still in full force even though my working out has been lacking non-existent.  Counting calories works miracles.  I'm 3 lbs from my goal weight.  I'm hoping to start hitting the gym to do some strength training during the week.  I need to tone up plus it'll help once I do get to run again.

Hope all is well with y'all and your fitness endeavors.