Sunday, April 27, 2008

SUCCESS! 318.6

Weight: 318.6
Total Weight loss: 31.4

Hooray!

I finally broke into the 'teens, hallelujah.

Wow.

It feels great! I worked hard for it, too... but also had fun. I kept an eye on my food intake a little more stringently, but still ate without deprivation at all and I didn't really change my calorie intake.

I did, however, become a little bit more active, which I think made the difference. I got a lot of yardwork done, as well as some things around the house.

And now, for the first time in the history of this blog, a photo of some of the fruits of my labors! :)




I know, I bet you thought I was going to post progress photos! Not today... though I will someday soon, promise!

But, I am proud of what I have done in the garden to spruce it up. I can't take credit for the lovely blooms -- they just popped up on their own. I am excited to build on what is there, though! And I did clear out a lot of junk -- dead leaves, dying plants; and I evened out the border a lot. There's so much to do, but it's a good start, it's fun, and it's good exercise!

I also had my last day of Week 4 of C25K run this morning. I finally broke the 2 mile barrier and my workout was 41 minutes total, about ten minutes longer than usual. It felt really good! My breathing has improved so much so that it's not really an issue anymore -- I just have to build up my stamina now, and eventually, my speed. Today was just great, though, a big milestone. I've come so far!

I can't wait to see where I am going. Thanks to you all who comment or even just read once in a while -- your support has really helped me make it through the rough patches.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow! So much progress in this post. Awesome work. I am doing c25k too, I'm on Week 5 (about to repeat it for the third time just to make sure last week wasn't a fluke). I know how much work it is and each week that you finish is a huge accomplishment, congratulations. Can you believe we're jogging?

And congrats on budging your weight without doing anything extreme. I'm a big believer in trying to eat as "normal" as possible, whatever the heck that is :)

kickpleat said...

congrats on your barrier breakthrough, amy!! and my, your house is beyond pretty. love it (and totally jealous)

chickengirl said...

Congrats!

Bella said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! This is an awesome milestone for you.

weelittleme said...

Congrats on blowing away that new barrier and on all of that running and garden work. Your place looks fantastic.

Lisa aka water_nymph said...

I just came across your blog and am soo glad i did!

First, let me say your house is really nice:) I love the garden, and i am a gardening idiot lol!

I am wondering about the C25K though..i have been "eyeing" it and am not sure about the jogging/fast paced walking thing, with my extra weight.

Would you mind, if you have a minute, emailing me at lisa@epsteinentertainment.com and filling me in on the speeds you went at? with or without an incline? Did you move forward to week 2 at week 2 or did you stay at a particular week longer? Any tips, encouragement or just plain ole courage would be sooo very much appreciated:) Again, if you don't mind, and have a minute!

And last but certainly not least, congrats on your loss!! WOOHOO TEENS!!!!

thanks!

p.s. i added you to my blog roll

Kitzzy said...

Congratulations! It is so great when you can finally break through that plateau.