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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekly Weigh In Update #4

Loss for the week: -2.8 lbs
Starting weight: 345 lbs
Current weight: 331.6 lbs
Total loss to date: 13.4  lbs
Total Percentage Lost: 3.8 %
BMI: 53.5
Pounds left to loose: 186.6
13.4 lbs GONE forever In Jesus Name!  Not too bad since Dec 29th 2011.  That is 3 weeks and 3 days.  Weight watchers says my average weight loss has been 3.3 lbs a week.  I was happy to see a loss this week because I had a really bad eating day and had to use all but 9 weekly points this week. And I am also having a few bad days of pain and today I have fever and a sore throat.  I THINK it is my body telling me that with all of this I need to get rest in too.  Sleep has always been an issue with the Fibromyalgia and kids but I had been doing much better with sleep the first couple weeks but last week was really bad.  Hoping if I have a down day today and just light housework that has to be done that this fever and sore throat will leave by tomorow.  I am learning that Friday through Sunday are m hardest times to eat well and definitly to fit in exercise.  Need to think and pray about those days and what to do better.  Wednesday Night is proving difficult as well because I seem hungrier for some reason that night, so I am going to alter even more my breakfast and lunch on Wednesday so that will help my eating at Church supper to be less stressful and not end up using weekly points other than for dessert.  I have allowed myself dessert on Wednesdays because it is a treat to have it cooked by someone else, I am going to try to make sure it fits in my daily points though.  And I only eat it, or anthing for that matter, if I really like it.  I dont waste those points for something I dont care for! LOL 

I made a few goals this week.  If you havent seen it on the side of the blog I have a goal list of weight goals and non weight goals.  I will add to it as I think of more.  I had a goal for 10 minutes and 15 minutes on elliptical and I made both those goals in the same day!  Kedgy (the owner of fitness lady) was visitng with me during my second cardio training and she was like go at least 5 minutes and then went to do some things and I  just kept going and praying and singing in  head and when she came back I was at like 7 and a half and she was like TRY to go to 10.  and she talked with me the whole time and I got to 10 and she said keep going.  I got all the way to 15!  She cheered and bragged on me to Bri and the others around and that was so neat for someeone to have something to brag on ME of all people, especially fitness related! LOL  Anyway, 2 days later I beat the 15 minutes by getting to 16 minutes! LOL  I know that is not alot but its improvement!  Brianna shared with me to compare myself to noone but myself.  So if I can do better in any area than I did before then that is improvement.  The treat of a trip to Subway by my daughter helped me to see an improvement from myself before.  I used to eat as a standard if I got to go there a toasted footlong steak and cheese on italian herb and cheddar with bacn, pickels, sour cream, salt and pepper.  This time I went down to a toasted 6 inch with no bacon, no sour cream and by accident go the 9 grain honey oat bread.  It was a huge improvement for me even if not as well as some others might have done.  Baby steps to win the race.  Little by little I see my caterpillar self coming out of my cacoon.  Our Thursday Night Water aerobics class I thought she was gonna kill us but I survived.  She shook things up a bit and did totally differently and we swam laps doing different strokes up and down the pool and lost of kicking in different ways to use different muscles.  It was great and I learned the side stroke and how NOT to swallow the pool or drown when there are tons of waves caused by so many women trying to swim like the sharks were after us as she told us to do!   Also in 2 of my classes this week we did a bit of kickboxing in the pool!  Now I could NEVER do that on the floor but I did do it in the pool.  Also learning a bit how to actually punch.  Not sure I am good enough at it to actually protect myself but kinda neat to think I kinda know how to punch now.  I also was blessed to attend a Fitness class break out session with Brianna this week.  I am learning so much at Fitness Lady!! Not just to exercise but so many things to help me and my family have a better, healthier funnier, and fitter life!  If you want to see a bit of what we learned go to Brianna's fitness website HERE!  She has tons of good stuff on there to help you out and that is just interesting! Also check out my fitness center at the link above or HERE! It is one of the best things God has brought into my life! :)  And to show how much the Lord cares about us getting healthy I wanted to share that through much prayer and discussion my husband Bobby and I decided that even though financially this is one of the worse times ever for us and the worse time in the world for me to be asking to spend money on a fitness center membership and weight watchers that it was also a HUGE need for me and a huge priority and that no matter what we had to do it.  I get a small disability check each month and we have been using that to live on as well as his income.  We decided since that check is suppose to be to help with things needed for me and my health that Fitness Lady and weigh watchers would come out of it every month first thing no matter what.  We will just have to adjust.  We decided to do just ww online for now because of the financial cost so there would still be room for the gym because we felt both were necessary for me to be able to actually do this and win this fight for life and against super morid obesity.  So we made that decision right before I joined Fitness Lady on January 3rd.  So about a week or so later some money arrived in my account from disability.  I was totally confused as they had already sent me January's payment and I thought what on earth.  I decided to just hold off and see if they contacted me and if not I would try to figure out how to contact them and see what was up with this extra money.  So yesterday I get a letter in the mail from them explaining that I will now be getting about $48 a month more every month on my disability payment.  I was like GOD IS SO INCREDIBLE!!!!  He is basically helping me pay for the Fitness Center membership! :)  I of course if you know me, burst into tears!  I get so overwhelmed when I see the definite hand of God in my life and know He is saying  here you go Child, you are on the right track!  I can't believe it but then again I can! :)  Now the prayerful decision to make is whether the Lord did this so that we have back what we have been living on, OR are we suppose to take another step out and go up in my Weight Watchers Membership and get the monthly pass instead of the online only.  I will be researching things a bit this week to see if I can still use the online system I use now if I go to the meetings as well.  I sure cant afford to pay for both and doing the tracking online is really working for me so I dont want to give that up.  I will try and find out what the meetings are like and the benefit they have to me as we pray and seek God's face on if that is a decision to make now or to leave it just online and Fitness Lady for now.  Things are so financailly hard for us so I need to be wise in all this and do what we feel the Lord leading us to do , just as we did when the decision was made to do all this.  It is so hard for me to think about taking money away from my family for something that is just for me, but I just keep telling myself if you don't do this you are going to die. Anyway , just thought yall might like to hear about how the Lord blessed after we stepped out! :) 

I really liked this.  Butteflies are my theme because the Lord is transforming me from a caterpillar to a butterfly and I think they are so pretty and signify new life and the Lord is giving me a new earthly life and helping me to learn to live just as He gave me eternal life by dying on the cross for me!  I am always looking out for butterflies and insirational sayings on them!  Someday I want to get more butterflies to put around my house!  I have a few in my bathroom to remind me each day! 

So do me a favor guys and do ONE thing this week that is for your good health!  One change, one thing to become a healthier and better you!  AND in addition to that please leave me comments on what you did or will do, and any comments you have with tips for me!  PLEASE do not be offended if I do not follow your tip, or if I dont come on here and share about it, but I will read them all and take it all in as I am trying to make more and more steps towards a better me! 


The Family K. said...

Thatta girl! I'm so proud of you. I admit I was a bit worried that your sickness and one day slip with the eating would discourage you, but it sounds like you're keeping your eyes on the prize and are still in the fight. Know that I'm praying for you and cheering hard. You can do this!!

doorless said...

You are really doing well!

Tiffany said...

What a blessing. I immediately thought of today's sermon when reading about the increase in disability payment. It came from 1Peter 5:6-7. You have been so humble in sharing this with everyone and you seem to have surrendered that this is bigger than you. Keep leaning on God and keep sharing. You have no idea who you are inspiring.

Tiffany said...

What a blessing. I immediately thought of today's sermon when reading about the increase in disability payment. It came from 1Peter 5:6-7. You have been so humble in sharing this with everyone and you seem to have surrendered that this is bigger than you. Keep leaning on God and keep sharing. You have no idea who you are inspiring.

SusanoftheBox said...

Great job Tami! You are on track and doing awesome! i am so impressed that you keep on pushing yourself at the gym... I know that even though it is hard for you to afford, you are going to use it for everything it is worth. You are never going to be one of those people who keeps paying for a gym they never use!

alli said...

GREAT JOB!! I can definitely tell in your writing that you are being intentional and are set to make this change in your life. God has proven Himself faithful AND He has shown you that He is your help. I am so encouraged that you are sticking to your goals and really trying SO hard to eat right. You can do this!! I am cheering for you.