Health and Fitness

The Jumping Off Point

I don’t even know where to start with the atrocity that has become my body. So, I’ll just jump right in.

Starting weight: 225 lb. (sad…highest I’ve EVER weighed)

When I do my measurements, I do two different waist measures…my natural waist line and my lower abs (my major problem zone).  My arm measurements are at the biceps. As of today’s measurement, both arms and thighs were the same measurement, which doesn’t always happen. If they’re different, I’ll differentiate right vs. left. Not that it really matters, I guess, just being thorough.

  • Bust – 45″
  • Waist – 45″
  • Abs – 46″
  • Hips – 49″
  • Thighs – 29″
  • Arms – 14″

So…what does all this look like? Yikes. Prepare yourselves or go to a different website.

A LOT of work to do! If you need a comparison from the Fall you can find it here. That link also has a pic of what I’d like to get back.

To start off, I’ve made up a menu to help me stay more organized with my eating, which should help keep me from over-indulging.

Workout routine this week is  only going to be walking. I’m still having a little pain, and I get fatigued very easy, so I don’t want to jump into anything hard core. I think that I can walk for half hour increments. We’ll see how that goes. I’m going to also try some light hand weights. Nothing extravagant, just trying to get back into a rhythm.

Goals. It’s hard to set goals this early in the game. Overall, I’d like to get to 175. I can’t think about that right now because it’s too overwhelming. So, for this week, the goal is to walk every day and not snack so much. I don’t think that is unrealistic.  I’ve got to start somewhere, so I will start there. Wish me luck! It’s going to be a long journey.

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16 thoughts on “The Jumping Off Point”

  1. Dude, I am in AWE of your menu.

    And I’m pissed about my current lack of weight loss. Considering I’m not eating dairy or chocolate, I feel like I should be losing tons of weight. But notsomuch. Bah.

    1. Awwww. 🙂 Don’t worry about not losing weight right now. I always heard that when you’re nursing the weight just drops off, but that was NOT the case with me. Once I quit nursing it dropped off. Well, with the first couple, anyway. So, cut yourself some slack.

      1. I don’t ever eat anything bad. Especially never Peanut Butter Ripple Ice Cream with Bailey’s on top while watching the Daytona 500. This is because I am perfect and you should be jealous of me. Sorry to disappoint you.

      2. See, that is why I love you, because of your perfectness! And I’m totally jealous because I would TOTALLY eat that ice cream. Although I would never watch the Daytona 500. Who’s jealous now?? 😉

  2. okay, I have to admit I just ate Wendy’s for lunch. I have to figure out how to take a similar picture of myself. My kids are too old to ask..My daughter did it for me when she was about 7 and there really wasn’t judgement there, but now at 14….yeah, not even going there. Although my husband did tell me that I was hot the other day…..

    You can have all the exclamation marks you want……just so long as I don’ t eat them……junk , also known as cookies and chocolate are my problem

  3. You said “I don’t want to jump into anything hard”. How does Mark feel about that? Oh wait, you said “into” not “onto”. Hehehe. Sorry Ann!!

    @Ange – I had McD’s for lunch today. Awful shit but I’ve got my period so that’s my excuse.

    1. Well….it didn’t take long for someone to “go there” now, did it?? LOL. Glad I can always count on ya’ll to make me laugh!! And, seriously…you’re apologizing to Ann??? She says things that can make me blush, I think she’ll live! 😉

      Also….funny you should mention “excuses” because that’s tomorrow’s post. 😉

  4. You can do it!!

    And honestly i don’t forget to treat yourself every now and then because if you don’t, you will binge (speaking from experience here). So a donut or a cookie every now and then is alright..

    1. I do make sure to treat myself. As a matter of fact, my husband and I have a small bowl of ice cream every couple of nights. I’ve done the whole “don’t eat any bad thing” and it doesn’t work because I completely crack. So I make sure to allow myself to have a treat on a fairly regular basis. It makes the weight loss process slower, but I feel like it’s a more permanent process.

  5. If you admit you ate a donut yesterday I’ll admit that I ate McDonald’s TWICE this weekend. 🙂
    2ish more weeks and then I’ll have time to (hopefully) get back in the gym and start running again!

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