Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday #6

Can it be that I am half-way done this challenge?  Well, yes...this is my 6th week of eating right, exercising, and on Wednesdays...weighing-in.  It seems like a hundred years ago now that I was trying to get over my fear of falling off the elliptical and trying to figure out how to make it up a flight of stairs without being desperately out of breath.  I'm proud to say that I have accomplished both those things, and have graduated to confidence on an inclined treadmill and push-ups ON stairs.  I still harbour a certain amount of fear when it comes to the staircase. 
    Suzie :  This is scary, like if my arms give out I'll curb-stomp myself.
    JC:  Then hold yourself up.
    Suzie:  Point taken.
So after a workout yesterday that consisted of  treadmill stomping for warm up and step-ups with weights.  Really?  They are hard enough as it we really need to add weights?  Affirmative.  And as a special bonus, I got a "You are doing so much better than I thought you would be" out of Jonathan.  Yes!  Ninja is pleased.  Then on to squats and stretchy band pulls and push-ups.  Add some elliptical to get my heart rate up, up, up...and back to the mat to do these weird leg and arm lift and holds, reverse plank things with one leg up (which is a miracle that I could actually do them because I wasn't able to do them when I was prescribed core and balance exercises by my physiotherapist after my ankle sprain).  Can it be that I have actually developed some core muscles?  Squeeeee!  Then the giant ball comes out as do the reverse plank bench presses and something the other way that I will just call "here comes my breakfast" leg lifts...and then 40 sit-ups.  And just before I died, I stomped the treadmill for 50 minutes because Jonathan suggested I do it for 10 which he quickly switched to 20....and it was LAST CHANCE WORKOUT after all.

And was it worth it?  Yes sirrreeeeeee!
Starting weight:  292.1
1st weigh-in:  286.8
2nd weigh-in:  280.1
3rd weigh-in:  276.4
4th weigh-in:  274.1 
5th weigh-in:  270.6
6th weigh-in:  266.2

Weigh-in Wednesday, you saucy minx, thank you for rewarding me for all of my efforts.  That's down a grand total of 25.9 pounds - 8.9% of my original body weight in gone, gone, gone.

That's a whole lotta butter.


  1. I just wanted to say that I've really enjoyed following your journey! Your writing style is hilarious and your enthusiasm is totally infectious. Keep it up!

    1. YAY! I'm so glad to hear that Jaclyn :-) Thanks for egging me on! xox

  2. 25.9 in six weeks...Fan freakin' tastic Suzie!!! Well done! You can totally see a difference in your picture. Exciting stuff!!!!

    1. Thank you, Barb! It's tough, but it's working. Haha...don't trust all the pictures, I'm a master of making myself look smaller with angles!

      I've been checking out your blog too, missy...very inspiring! xox