Thursday, February 7, 2013
I know I haven't posted in awhile. But I have kept on working and making note of the loss. For the past two weeks, I was losing inches, but not weight. Finally, some weight has come off! Today I weigh 187 lbs. I have lost 9 lbs since I began walking. Here are the measurement details: Under Bust, 35; fullest bust, 44.5; Waist, 38.25; hip, 44.25; thigh 24.25. That gives me a toal loss of 5.25". Not bad. I can't remember if I said that I was starting to do an under bust measurement. It is hard for me to determine if I am measuring at the exact point when I measure the bust and thigh, especially the thigh. Since I do it weekly, as with all things, practice will help to get it in to the same spot. I started a program (works similar to Weight Watchers) that the Agrilife Center is doing. It is Step Up to Scale Down. We had our first meeting on Monday. I am now writing down what I am eating and counting calories. For my goal, I am not to each more than 1600 each day. That is harder than I thought it would be. I always felt like I didn't eat much, but according to my tracking, I eat more in calories than what I thought I did. You can also track yourself at www.choosemyplate.com. You can track your food by calories, eating a balanced diet and as in my case, sodium. I have high blood pressure and I need to keep an eye on my sodium. One of my goals is to get off of the blood pressure medicine, which I think is totally doable. I have increased my walking time and I do my best to walk each night and take Sunday's off. Set a goal and stick to it!