Jan 9
Bragging Rights!
icon1 basicallybenita | icon2 Diet and Fitness | icon4 01 9th, 2014| icon35 Comments »

I did a happy dance all over the bathroom this morning.  When I stepped on the scales, I lost more weight.  That makes 9.5 pounds since Thanksgiving – 24% of my goal.  As far as I can tell, I’ve lost it all from my face.  I heard that you lose weight from top down, but this is getting ridiculous!  I’d like to be able to tell it in my clothes, but the only thing to reduce so far has been the double chin.

The only exercising I’ve been doing so far has been walking, but I soon want to add in some weight training to tone up as I lose – maybe carry light dumb bells and swing my arms while I walk to start with.  I have increased my daily steps goal from 10,000 to 12,000.  All I know is that when I see my cardiologist in March, I want him to be pleasantly surprised with my progress.

That, and this summer, when I want to work outside, I won’t be so sensitive to the heat.  All this additional insulation makes being outside even harder when it’s 90+ degrees.  It’d be nice to take bike rides or long walks without the heart spasms the next day.  Also, I want to do some of my dye pots outside.

Besides, I have 3 new pairs of size 10 pants that I’d love to fit into.  At this rate, maybe I’ll be wearing one of those new pairs to the doctor’s office in March.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed!