Weigh in Wednesday:
Down 2 pounds this week
13.2 pounds gone forever
68.2 pounds to go
9.2 pounds to get into OnderLand. I am now 4 weeks into my plan. I have had obstacles to overcome along the way. I am making no excuses. Even with a really bad tailbone injury, I am still able to walk. I am fortunate that this type of injury is better when standing! Sitting is still very difficult (unless I have a padded chair, sit forward) and driving is not happening for me at this time. Tomorrow it will be 2 weeks since my fall on the ice. Darn it, because I LOVED skating, and I am a good skater!! (and a mega calorie burn) I will def. be back on the ice again to burn calories and have fun with my family. All of the kids want to go ice skating together, which I think would be awesome. I was hoping to start hot yoga in February, but that is a no go because of my injury. So, I continue to walk. I have to keep on moving my body! I forgot how amazing it feels to be active!
It felt great to move two more pieces to the weight gone forever jar! I have been documenting my journey here, and doing more of a daily journey through photos on Instagram. I am also sharing on my Running on Empey Facebook page. I sometimes share on Twitter too as @cathyempey. As a photographer (even though I am not actively pursuing my dreams right now) I like to capture the process. I have been taking self photos of my body through the positive changes I have been making. It feels good to see change, and to actually FEEL change. I feel lighter today, and it feels great. I have a long way to go, and I am so thankful for all of the love and support I receive from so many of you. Thank you.
OK, this is a true picture of where I am at. I am currently wearing size 14 jeans (they are starting to get looser at week 4, and way more comfortable to wear.) That is me trying on the size 12′s that I have hanging up in my closet waiting for me. I am happy to report they go over my legs now, and over my hips. I cannot do them up. I really dislike sharing this photo, but yah. This is accurate and the truth, and I cannot wait to have a photo of me IN these jeans. A true test of progress right here.
I have been walking every day for no less that 7 km. On the weekends I go for a longer walk with my hubby. This past weekend we walked 11 km and it felt great for both of us. My hubby has now lost just over 15 pounds and he looks great! I am so proud of him. It is certainly nicer to do this together!
I have been walking in a lot of rain this past week. Can you find me in the photo above?
What has been working for me? Recording everything I eat, and do for exercise on My Fitness Pal. Join me there if you wish?! I open my diary for my friends. Find me as “iamfitcat” and it so SO motivating!!
What is looser? My bra band. My shirts and jackets are all looser all over. As I said before my size 14 jeans are feeling way less snug, but totally not ready for those 12′s just yet. I am thinking by the end of Feb/Beginning of March I might be in them?
Inches lost? I just did my body measurements, and in my waist I am down 4″ and in my hips I am down 4″. I am making progress and it is very exciting!
Keeping a positive attitude, and being REAL about everything. I am not going to lie, I eat 3 squares of dark chocolate every night, and I eat 3 cookies every night with decaf coffee. I have learned to enjoy a bit of a splurge and a stray from my regular week day eating. I do this with the promise that on Monday morning, I am back on track. So far, so good. I don’t feel deprived? I feel fantastic!