OK, so I know its been a while since I have posted anything at all. Life has just been crazy busy, but I am going to try and be better. The last time I posted in February it was to announce that I had hit a pretty big milestone. I hit the 50% mark of my weight loss by losing 115 lbs.
My current weight is now 272.5 putting my total weight loss at 132.5 lbs. Part of me wants to be disappointed in that because it’s not what I wanted to be at this point. But in reality it is still a great place to be at. The loss from Feb to now is still .4 lbs per day on average! Yea, that is pretty good, plus I need to remember other aspects of my journey that are going great right now.
This is a screen shot from my last weigh in that I did yesterday. I am a bit frustrated at my muscle mass. It has just not budged much since I started tracking it with this new scale. I am doing boot camp 3 days a week and doing cardio 2 to 3 days a week and my muscle mass hasn’t budged much at all. It was 27.9 when I started and 27.8 yesterday. (I take the body water number out of the muscle mass #) I mean, I don’t know what else to do to get my muscle mass up more. My doctor says doing my boot camp 3 days a week is enough and mentally I am not sure I want to do more than 3 days a week anyway. If anyone has any advice on this subject please feel free to share.
Besides my frustration with my muscle mass, I am extremely excited about my progress in other areas. I know I am losing inches.
These measurements are right at about a month apart. With just the five measurements that they took I lost 3.8 inches. I have no idea if that is good or not. I mean I know its good to lose any inches, but is it good for the amount of work I am putting in?
In other aspects of my life I really am very excited. I am able to do more and more at my workouts. I am having to modify less and less with each passing week and really starting to feel like I am doing great things. I used to not be able to kneel on the ground without a lot of pain and I was using a mat to help, but now I can kneel on the ground with little to no pain and I can a lot of it without the mat.
I also can’t explain how different I feel just walking around. I feel as light as a feather when I am walking. This is huge considering 8 months ago I could barely walk! When I got my fitness watch I had it latched on the 2nd hole. I am now up to hole 6! Like WOW! I love all these little things. The other day I was hauling something pretty large in the back of my van which required that we move my daughters seat up as close to the front seat as it would go. I was able to move my seat super far up to give her more room. I wouldn’t have been able to do that 8 months ago! Yesterday I walked down the stairs at my work just like any other normal person. Able to do it without taking one step at a time and did it with no pain! Do you know what all this means? It means I am living life! I don’t feel like an outcast and feel different because of my limitations. I don’t have to be scared to go anywhere and wonder if there is a seat big enough for me! I worry less and less every day and that makes me a happier person!
It truly is the little things that make me happy! Check out my video below of pictures of myself over time!