Saturday, March 29, 2014

Measurements : Then, Now, Goal

This is what I'm hoping for measurement wise at the end of my Spring Challenge.

Then : 52.25
Now : 46.5
Total Lost : 5.75

Goal : 44

Then : 62
Now : 55
Total Lost : 7

Goal : 53

Then : 35.25
Now : 31
Total Lost : 4.25

Goal : 30

Then : 19.5
Now : 17
Total Lost : 2.5

Goal : 16

2014 Spring Challenge

I've been feeling my motivation waning and as such am going to kick things into ultra high gear for the next 3 months and then spend the summer enjoying myself and not obsessing over weight.  Here's the plan :

Kate's Spring Challenge of 2014
260 lbs to 227 lbs in 3 months

1) Only weigh myself on May 1st, June 1st and July 1st.
       - The reason for this being that daily weigh ins have far to great an impact on my mood for the day.  A good number makes me try even harder to get another good number but a bad number can make me feel like throwing in the towel.

2) Keep calories between 1220 - 1500.

3) No alcohol, no excuses.

4) Exercise for 10 minutes of cardio a day followed by 5 minutes of some sort of strength training, this is the minimum and if I feel like doing more I can but it is not a requirement and I will not feel guilty if I do not.
      -Guilt over not finding enough time to exercise has been holding me back from feeling awesome.  I lump guilt from one day onto the next day and double my expectations of myself for that day only to fail doubly from the stress and overcommitment.

5) Each day is a clean slate regardless of how the day before ended.  
       -If I royally messed up the previous day I'm not even going to let it phase me on the next day.  I will not try and make up for it I will just go on about my business as if it never happened.

Kate's Spring Challenge of 2014 : 0 lbs down, 33 lbs to go
Start Weight : 260 lbs
Current Weight : 260 lbs
Goal Weight : 227 lbs

Kate's 30th Birthday Challenge:
Week 37 out of 100 : 67 lbs down, 115 lbs to go
Current Weight : 260 lbs
Start Weight : 327 lbs
Goal Weight : 145 lbs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

People are noticing!!

My boss commented today that my butt was shrinking.  This might be mildly inappropriate if not for the fact that she is a woman, and a woman who recently had gastric bypass surgery at that. I'm super excited that even though I've never said anything about trying to lose weight somebody noticed.

It's been really windy the last two days and biking into a 20 mph wind is really hard, although the way back is a lot of fun.  It's kind of like being a kid and walking half a mile up a hill just to spend 30 seconds sliding down it on a toboggan.  So worth it.

I have to get 4k more steps in to make it to my goal of 10k for the day. Wish me luck!

P.S. Down another pound, woohoo!!

Week 35 : 65 lbs down, 117 lbs to go
Current Weight : 262 lbs
Start Weight : 327 lbs
Goal Weight : 145 lbs

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Back In the Saddle

I have not blogged in a long, long time.  However I have still continued to lose weight, although that has mostly been merely a by-product of working on my feet 8 hours a day.  Over the last week I've began exercising and eating right again and am ready to keep blasting the fat away.

I'm sad to say that during my blogging break I began smoking again.  Ugh for shame Kate, for shame.

I've developed some new interests and am very excited to start exploring bicycle touring.  Those touring bikers can basically eat anything they want because they are burning soooooo many calories a day.  I'm working up my stamina and endurance on my el-cheapo one speed Canadian Tire bike that I bought 3 years ago.  Today I went 4 miles, averaging..... 9mph.  Which actually made me very happy because on monday I went one mile and only managed to do 6.5 mph.  Big improvment!!

I'm planning to buy a kid bicycle trailer for my one year old and hit the road with my kids over the nice weekends that are quickly going to be upon us.  I live 16 miles from a great campground on the side of the bitterroot mountains.  I'm thinking this will be our first adventure and I'd like to be ready to do it the first week of May. For next week my goal is to bike 6 miles everyday and get my speed up to 11 mph.

Ultimately for my 30th birthday, when I'm down to my ideal weight I would like to do a cross country tour.  This is likely a pipe dream as it would involve a lot of time off work but if not for 30 at some point in my life I will do it!

Week 35 : 64 lbs down, 118 lbs to go
Current Weight : 263 lbs
Start Weight : 327 lbs
Goal Weight : 145 lbs