Over the last two weeks I have had several victories, some on the scale and some not. Let’s start with the scale victories since those are the easiest. On Monday, March 30 I hit the 50 lb mark for weight loss! That is in a little more than 15 weeks. Now this serves as 2 milestones for me. The first is I hit the second 25 lb loss in this journey. The second is I am now below 335 which means that I am now able to use the Balance Board for the Wii! That is, of course, once I find the box it is packed in.
On the Non-scale victories, I am finally able to shop at Wal-Mart for more clothes than just underwear and socks! On Saturday, May 28th, we were shopping in Wal-Mart and I decided to go over and look at the workout clothes. I have shorts and shirts I have been wearing to the gym but they are kind of thick and don’t breathe well. I went over to see what was out there since it has been a long time since I shopped for anything like this. I found some cool 3XL shirts and 2XL shorts and decided to try them on to see how close I was to being able to wear them. To my surprise, almost all of them fit! I ended up buying 2 pairs of shorts and 7 shirts. Even now, a little over a week later I am still smiling about the fact that I fit into a 3XL
We have been fairly consistent with going to the gym. We are going at least 5 times a week and are aiming for 6 days a week. My endurance continues to increase on the cardio machines. If you remember back in Week 12, I started on the elliptical at a whopping 1 minute and by the end of the week, I was up to 3 minutes straight and a total of 6 minutes that day. In Week 13 I mentioned that I was able to increase my cardio from 15 min to 30 min. As of today, I am up to 40 min of cardio a day and on the elliptical I’m able to do 15-20 min in a stretch. I have been working out on both the regular and recumbent stationary bikes. I am able to do about 20-30 min straight on the bike and my best time on each bike has been 9 miles in a 30 min time. I am still aiming for 45 min of cardio and once I am able to do that, I will probably start branching out and adding some weight lifting in to tone and firm what is becoming a flabby body.
I am slowly checking off things from the “Things I want to do” list I made in the beginning. On Saturday, June 18, I will be checking one more thing off the list. Sheri and I have signed up for the USGBC North Florida Chapter Green Run/Walk 5k. We will be doing this walk with some of our co-workers. I am not looking for a record breaking pace, just want to be able to say that I am able to walk a 5k. I will try to take some pictures (and maybe a video) to post after the event!
Now for my Weeks 15 & 16 updates.
Week 15 Weight:
- Week 16 Weight – 6/5/11 – 332.6 pounds
- Week 15 weight -5/29/11 – 335 pounds
- Week 14 weight -5/22/11 – 339.8 pounds
- Starting weight -2/13/11 – 384.8 pounds
Weight loss for Week 15 - 4.8 pounds
Weight loss for Week 16 – 2.4
Total Weight loss - 52.2 pounds
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