Day 93 – Thursday WEIGH IN

Day 93 – Thursday WEIGH IN – April 28, 2016 – I’m loving weighing in on Thursdays! I can enjoy my weekend and get several workouts in before it’s time to post my weekly weight. To celebrate “90” days of Facing MY FAT, I increased my free weights this week. At my Jazzercise classes, I have been working out with 8-pound weights for the past three years. On Monday, I increased my handheld, free weights to 10-pounds.

That is 20-pounds I am lifting. Going from 8-pound to 10-pound weights (four pounds total) may not sound like much but trust me, when you are doing several repetitions during a 3 to 4 minute routine, with multiple routines during the hour, 10-pounds per arm feels like a LOT.

Day 93 - Thursday WEIGH IN

I told my husband, Mark, when I was walking out the door to go to class Monday night, “I hope this is a regular night of Jazzercise and not some special class.” I got there and Kam announced, “Tonight is Strength 60.” I thought OMG, what have I done? Sixty minutes of high intensity with three rounds at a time of free-weight routines. Nonetheless, I did it Monday night and Wednesday night plus a regular, 1-hour class Tuesday evening.

I was sore this week but it felt really good to push myself. My goal is to lose the “bat wings” on my arms and I am not talking about tattoos featuring bats. And, sorry but the photo below is not my arm. I wish my arm looked half this good. The sad thing is that 12 years or so ago, before I gained all of this weight, I didn’t have bat wings.

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Today’s Weigh In

I started my blog on January 25, 2016, at 175 pounds. This morning, my weight was 161.2 pounds. I lost .8 pounds since my last posted weight on April 21st for an accumulative, weight loss of 13.8 pounds.  My goal is to lose 30 to 35 pounds, for a final weight of 140 to 145 pounds. I have 16.2 to 21.2 pounds to go.

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I had hoped for more but as you can see from my chart for the past couple of weeks, my weight continues to fluctuate daily. I even made a note on Sunday, April 24th, that I had pizza. Even though I seldom note what type of food I’ve eaten the day before, my weight fluctuation still tells the story. Too much food? Probably. Too high sodium? No doubt.

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~ Proof of my weight this morning ~

Day 93 – Thursday WEIGH IN

One thing that has been difficult for me over the past 93 days has been that most of the people around me haven’t noticed. If they have, they decline from saying anything. How much weight do I have to lose before they can’t help but notice? (And, hopefully give me a positive comment)

Yesterday, I did see a lady that hasn’t seen me for two years. She went on and on about how good I looked. She said she could tell right away that I had lost weight. I can’t begin to tell you how good that felt. I thanked her profusely for acknowledging my weight loss. Losing weight is HARD. And I think in a way, it’s also hard to keep going when no one seems to notice or care about your progress.

A friend today who hasn’t seen me in a month or so, commented that my “skinny jeans” were looking baggy! Funny thing, my workout pants feel “baggy” too. But, alas no one at Jazzercise seems to have noticed my weight loss. Oh, maybe one or two people will comment if I bring up the subject of my blog. I guess, it will take another 13.8 pounds and maybe a new pair of workout pants for my weight loss to get noticed.

A lady who I see periodically in Jazzercise has lost several pounds and I made it a point to tell her I noticed and that she’s looking great. Kudo’s to her!

Of course, I am losing weight for me and not for anyone else. But hey, a girl can appreciate a little attention for all her hard work, once in a while.

Facing MY FAT,

Vickie

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