Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year! Weigh-in Wednesday #50

It's New Year's Eve...and I am bouncing on an exercise ball masquerading as a chair in front of my computer, sipping a cappuccino (best Christmas present ever...get your husband an espresso maker...he'll make you coffee every morning!), I am fresh out of the shower, dressed in a towel, and thinking about New Year's resolutions.

I certainly didn't expect 2013 to go the way it did...last year at this time, I was preparing the loft for a NYE party that was James Bond themed.  The next day, after looking at the Polaroid snapshots of the event, I told myself..."you've got to do something about your weight."  My first step was to committing myself to that idea...and believe me, it's not something that comes easily.  I mean, when I was big, I knew that I was big.  I wasn't an idiot, I wasn't in denial about it, but it was just too far out there to think that I could actually do something to change my life.  And, I know I'm not the only fat girl who thought/thinks that way.  Spraining my ankle lead to several doctors telling me that I was morbidly obese.  Thanks, really?  I kinda knew that already.  It was the truth, and the truth hurts.  In my case, it cuts to the bone...more specifically, my ankle.  Doctors in New Orleans told me to lose weight, doctors in Canada mentioned my weight in clinical notes, so I recommitted (for the umpteenth time) to eating healthily and getting more active in 2013. 

noun \ˌre-zə-ˈlü-shən\
: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something

Suzie's 2013 New Year's Resolution - Get healthy, get active - lose weight in process.

I'd say it worked.  

Today is January 1st, 2014 and the first time I've weighed-in in two weeks.  I had a bit of a Christmas crisis and flat-out refused to weigh-in Xmas morning.  I know, I know...I should have, but there were celebrations that week, and I may have had a little extra to eat and drink.  So I opted out.  Gutless, though I think it made me even more determined to see a difference on the scale today.  This past week I buckled down.  The ninja took the week off, but left me with a handy dandy customised sheet filled with various exercises to do in combination, and I worked out every day (with the exception of Christmas and Boxing day) like a mad woman.  Yesterday, I even ran at 7.7 miles per hour on a treadmill for a bit...that's 12.4 kilometres per hour, thank you very much!  Funny how that turns my crank these days.

I wrote a blog post on Sunday, January 20, 2013 entitled Nothing happens until something moves.  I wrote that post after my first meeting with the ninja, and today on this first day of 2014 I look back at some of the goals I set for myself then:

And so I must move, because I want something to happen.

So...why do I want to move?  Well...Here's the reason I gave the paper: 

I want to rekindle my love affair with being active.  I used to swim, ski, mountain bike, ride horses, snowboard, kayak, hike, and dance up a storm...and I want to get back to all of that.  Heck, I'll be happy to climb up a flight of stairs without winding myself.  Ha!

That sounds really good, right?

Well, what if I said I also long to wear skinny, leather pants at some point...and pencil skirts, with Cuban-heeled stockings and high, high, high heels, and those pirate boots that go over your knee...haha...and dresses!?  Would you think me superficial?  Well, maybe I am a bit...and I don't care.  I miss fashion.  For the last 15 years, I have not been able to fully express myself through my clothes and I work for a fashion brand!  At least my make-up is trendy.

And so of course, at our meeting today...I told ALL of this to Jonathan Carpenter, my trainer..."oh, and also..muscles are sexy, sign me up for some of those."  *Cringe*  Luckily, he's super professional and has a plan.  Starting tomorrow I'll be doing cardio 6 days a week at the Crystal Pool & Fitness Centre...and doubling up with added strength training on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I have Saturdays off...thank gods.  It worries me that Jonathan repeatedly said that this week would be the easiest.  I'm going to die.

Jonathan, you have your work cut out for you.

This morning I rang in the new year with a loss of 2.4 pounds.  That brings me to a total loss of 141.1 pounds.  I am very happy to report that this past year, I have gone swimming, ridden my mountain bike around town and on the Goose, kayaked off of Willows Beach with my folks, hiked up Mount Doug several times and Mount Finlayson once, I danced up a storm on several occasions, and I almost exclusively use the stairs, and I don't end up winding myself.  Haven't ridden yet because I haven't had access to a horse, and skiing and boarding will have to wait until after knee surgery...damn you lateral movement!  As for the skinny leather pants?  Well, I don't have leather pants, but I did buy a pair or polyurethane jeans the other day that are quite they count, right?  And...I've worn dresses, Cuban-heeled stockings, and high, high, high heels.  Life is good.  I even have some of those sexy muscles that I signed up for...and even though it's been 50 weeks of hard work, I didn't die.  

I still think Jonathan has his work cut out for him, because I'm setting new goals for this year.

Just in case you missed it...this is what 2013 looked like for me:

Starting weight:  292.1 - January 16th, 2013
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
7th weigh-in:  262
8th weigh-in:  261.4
9th weigh-in:  257.7
10th weigh-in 251.4
11th weigh-in 247.3
12th weigh-in 243.6
13th weigh-in 241.7
14th weigh-in 235.4
15th weigh-in 235.4
16th weigh-in 227.7
17th weigh-in 223.5
18th weigh-in 223.5

19th weigh-in 221.6
20th weigh-in 221.6
21st weigh-in 215.6
22nd weigh-in 213.2
23rd weigh-in 207.9
24th weigh-in 206.6
25th weigh-in 200.1
26th weigh-in 199.7
27th weigh-in 197
28th weigh-in 191.3
29th weigh-in 189.9
30th weigh-in 180.7
31st weigh-in 183.4
32nd weigh-in 186.4
33rd weigh-in 186.3
34th weigh-in 174.8
35th weigh-in 174.8
36th weigh-in 170.1
37th weigh-in 169
38th weigh-in 170.2
39th weigh-in 174.7
40th weigh-in 166.4 
41st weigh-in 162.8

42nd weigh-in 159.9
43rd weigh-in 166
44th weigh-in 161.7
45th weigh-in 158.5
46th weigh-in 156.5

47th weigh-in 154.1 
48th weigh-in 153.4
49th weigh-in ??? Christmas Day (Didn't step on the scale.)
50th weigh-in 151 January 1st, 2014

And...this is what I look like today.  Haha...perhaps falling asleep in my make-up last night was not a good idea.  Oh yeah, I still know how to party.  Ugh!  My head.

January 1st, 2014

1 comment:

  1. Can't say it enough, I am so inspired. You write so well, too, hope you make a career of it!