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Operation Sexy Update: Inches Lost

21 Feb

I’ve been on my weight loss journey now for just one week short of two months. It hasn’t been easy, and I’ve already fallen off track once- for about two and a half weeks- while I had a cold and just got generally discouraged. But I got back on the horse, found out I had actually lost a half pound during this time, and kept on trucking.

Friday I hit 213lbs, meaning I had lost 10 pounds total. I was over the moon ecstatic about it! That first ten pounds means a lot to me, and even though it took me a long time to get it, I feel like I genuinely earned it. I’ve been losing weight doing it the old fashioned way. Counting calories in versus calories out. Going to the gym three to five times a week. Trying to make healthier choices in my lifestyle. Increasing my water intake. It’s not hard- but it’s long and it is tedious. It’s also been a huge help to have the aid of My Fitness Pal. Myself and a lot of my friends use it. (My username is MissBethea.)

On top of having lost ten pounds, I’ve also been losing inches! I took my first measurements on January 11, 2012. About two weeks into my weight loss.

Starting Figures
Waist: 44 Inches
Hips: 47 inches
Bust: 49.5

Current Figures
Waist: 42.5 Inches (loss of 1.5 inches)
Hips: 46 inches (loss of 1 inch)
Bust: 47.75 (loss of 1.75 inches)

I started doing Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred last week, too. I took Saturday and Sunday off, and today I started with Day 6. I took my measurements for this on Day 1 as well. I’ve already begun losing inches (even partial ones) in less than one week of doing this workout. (Which kicks my ass every time.)

30 Day Shred Losses
Waist: .5 inch
Hips: 0 inch
Bust: .25 inch
Waist @ Navel: 1 inch
Thigh: .5 inch

That is so insane! To think, one week of a work out has already made that much of a progress! It’s only been a 1lb loss since I started- but even so, one pound in a week is significant, especially considering that even though I’m not losing tons of pounds my measurements are obviously decreasing. (Except my hips! Oh well.)

Essentially- stay positive ladies and gents who are working out for your New Year’s Resolution. Because if you stay positive and work hard- you will see results. Only a loss of 5 pounds has already seen a total loss of 5.75 inches. (My starting weight was 223lbs, the day I took my first measurements I weighed 218lbs.)

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Jump Start to New Years

29 Dec

So for New Years I’m going to try to go to the gym and lose weight and build some healthier habits. I started a little early- Tia & I signed up for the gym on the 27th. Yesterday we went and did an hour of cardio. Let me tell you I used to LOVE the elliptical and now it kills me! But I stuck it out for 30 minutes and did 30 on the bikes.

Today we went and had a meeting with the physical trainer. We set up our personal fitness plans. We did the 30 minute work out and we attended some of his classes. We targeted abs, obliques, legs, arms, and back today. We learned how to use a lot of the machines and what to do when we are out there on our own.

Day 2 of Operation Sexy ended on a good note. My goal is to get down to 150lbs. Who knows if I ever will- but I’m sure as hell hoping!

Dieting is a pain but we are using this great tool. My Fitness Pal is an excellent site. It’s like a social networking site for weight loss. You can add friends and see status updates and comment on them and get encouragement from total strangers. The apps for Android & Iphone are also awesome- and if you just have an ipod you can use it offline which is super handy.

I plan to post some updates along the way of my progress. Probably weigh ins and inches lost. Wish us luck!