Sorry, with all the excitement of creating a new bloggy blog, I forgot all about my weekly weigh-in yesterday. Turns out - ZERO change! I'm at peace with that. As I've said, I'd like to loose a few more pounds still, but I'm happy where I am (if I can continue to tone up).
I don't want to go through all my "specs" until the end of my 30 days, but I've been pretty pleased with my progress. Also, I've been listening to a podcast: cutthefatpodcast.com - it's awesome! They talk about how you can only healthily loose about 10-15% of your body weight at a time, then you need to stop and just maintain for awhile so your body doesn't go into "starvation mode." Well, I've lost 15% of my body weight (from when I FIRST started loosing weight, not from the beginning of the 30 day challenge). So, I think I need to maintain for a few weeks, keep working on strength training, etc., & really start to push it hard again come late September/October so my body has a chance to acclimate to my new weight (*smile*), and yet I still have an opportunity to try to loose a little more weight before the wedding.
Can I just say - I've done this totally healthily! When I first wanted to start loosing weight (really around January 2010), I had SO MANY WOMEN tell me that the only "real" way to loose weight was to basically stop eating. SO NOT TRUE!!! Sure there have been some sacrifices. Sure there have been some changes in diet and lifestyle. But, I most certainly haven't stopped eating, and we all know I don't deprive myself too much. ; )
Seriously - if I can do it, ANYONE can do it! The real challenge is going to be for me to keep up this lifestyle once the semester begins and the pre-wedding craziness really settles in full-force.
A word to the wise - unless you have to, do NOT plan an out-of-state wedding!!!! DON'T!!!!
Happy Monday, y'all!