Thursday, March 22

Muffintop Meltdown {v.12} Victory!!

Progress! Points! & New Goals:


Measurements:
Chest: 33.5" (-.5")
Arms: 11" (-.5")
Waist: 26.5" (-.5")
Hips/Butt: 38" (-1")
Thighs: 21.5" (-.5")
Muffintop: 31.5" (-.5") GONE!
 
Weight Lost Since Last Weigh-in: 2 pounds!! 
Total Weight Lost: 20 pounds
Inches Lost This Week: 3.5!!
Total Inches Lost: 31.5 inches

Points Earned:

This Week: 85
Points Balance: 222 
(almost halfway to my next $250!)

My muffin top is GONE!  I was sitting here trying to think of whether I need a new name for my little weekly update:  The Butt Blasting, Thigh Thinning Trimdown?  The Thunder Thigh Thin-Down?  The Lean Mean Body Machine?  The Underarm Usurp?  Cellulitis NoMoritis?  Finally, I just settled that going forward I will call it, "The Meltdown".  I still have many areas that need toning and shrinking…and my weight, well, I'm still not in my "healthy" weight range.  I still have a lot of work to do here!

When I originally started this journey toward getting back in shape and being more active, I set what I thought were some challenging goals for my measurements.  Today, 12 weeks later, I have met all but one of the measurement goals.  So it is time to set even more challenging "ideal measurement" goals.  It is hard to say what are realistic ideal measurements, because body shapes are so different.  I have a medium frame but have always seemed more of a pear than hourglass.  My new measurement goals will be based on what I believe is the smallest size my body will go (without looking emaciated).  
Now that I've lost 20 pounds, I'm only 13 pounds away from my original goal weight of 130.  But as I mentioned in a previous post, I know that number may have to be re-evaluated based on my loss of almost and inch during my pregnancy.  According to the Medifast calculations, my goal weight should be 118.  That seems like a fantasy to me at this point.  The last time I weighed 118 I was in 8th grade.  Now, I think I would probably be satisfied reaching a weight of 120 at the end of my "weight-loss" phase before I transition to eating on my own, which will probably put my maintenance weight between 125-130.  For now, I'm going to leave my "ideal weight" goal at 118 and re-evaluate where I want to go when I've reached 130 and again at 125.  
Calculated via Losertown
As happy I am with the progress I've made so far, I know that the real challenge begins now.  The weight that is usually the hardest to lose is the last 10-20lbs.  I have been trying to be as realistic and honest with myself throughout this whole process, because I want to succeed.  I'm done with failing.  I've declared no excuses this year and that is an all-encompassing vow…not just for my physical well being.  So, as the rest of this journey unfolds I'm going to be working harder than ever before.  I'm going to be digging deep and fighting through intense workouts.  I'm going to be saying no now, so that I can say yes later!  I'll be sharing more of my battle plan as we move forward.

How are you doing with your goals?  Is it time to re-evaluate or re-strategize your goals?

This Week:

I'm proud of these choices:

I completed the first 10 days of Jillian's Michael's 30 Day Shred Level 1 and today started  Level 2!  I'm so impressed with the intensity of these 20 minute workouts.  And I'm in pain all over again with Level 2.
I feel like my energy levels are soaring these days…I'm getting outside (blue sky and sunshine helps) and staying much more active overall.  In fact, it's hard to get me to sit down for any length of time.

I'd like to work more on:

Getting to bed by 10pm, most nights.  Maybe this makes me seem like an old lady, but I really feel that sleep is critical if you want to lose weight .
Drinking my minimum of 72 ounces of water every day!!
Cutting back on the use of condiments…those sneaky calories can add up quick! 

I totally cheated when:

I haven't been cheating, unless you count taking a one day break from working out yesterday!


How did you do this week?

Want to catch up on my weight loss journey?

18 comments:

  1. I'm so proud of you!

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  2. Congrats, mama! That is so awesome!!

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  3. Looking good. Congrats!

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  4. CrazedinthekitchenMarch 23, 2012

    Wow! Awesome job! This is inspiring--I need to do my 30 Day Shred DVD more often!

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  5. Wow!  Fabulous job!!!!  Whittling your waist is NOT the easiest job at all!  Fantastic that you are really clicking away at it!

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  6. Thanks! I'm hurting all over thanks to Jillian!

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  7. Thank you! :0) Now if I can just whittle away these thighs!

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  8. Great job Courtney!!!! :) I need to lose weight myself, doctor told me I need to because the extra weight is bad for my right knee :(

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  9. Thanks Anne…I have to say, I feel better than I have in a long time! Sending you positive weight loss vibes!

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  10. You look freaking awesome! Great job!

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  11. Thanks for the positive vibes. I'm going to create a "healthy menu" list tonight.

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  12. jennifer ollandMarch 30, 2012

    Wow I really commend you!!! You look fantastic!

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO