201 - CCII

And now, the weekly inches update (I screwed up and ate before I measured, but I was sharp enough to weigh myself first thing this morning):

                    4 weeks ago     Today     Total Change

Weight -      172.0                171.6       -0.4 lbs (but I peaked at 173.2, so it's really a 1.6 lb loss)

Bust -          39-1/2"             39"          -1/2"

Chest -        34-1/2"             34-1/2"    -0"

Waist -       36-1/2"             34-1/2"    -2"

Hips -         43-1/2"            42-1/2"    -1"

Thighs -      24"                  23-1/2"    -1/2" (x2)

Arms -       14"                   12"          -2" (x2)

Overall inch loss = 8" (I cheated myself out of inches last time because I forgot that I had two arms and two legs... duh), and I'm finally starting to shed pounds... not much, but a little, and hopefully it will start to pick up now. If I ate better it would probably be coming off a heck of a lot faster... but last night I had wings, fries, ice cream, and an extra soda. It's nights like that that sabotage me...

Last night I did Gilad, then I hopped on the treadmill for 20 minutes. I wanted to see if my aerobic abilities have improved. Toning is one aspect of exercise, but cardio is something I need to work on incorporating. Used to be that I could run for 30 seconds at 5 mph, maybe a minute, and if I wanted to kill myself I could do two. But afterwards, I felt like absolute crap. Last night I ran for 5 minutes! I know it's still pitiful... I probably could have run a little longer, but I don't really like to run and talked myself out of it... admittedly my lungs were burning a little, too. My goal is that someday I'll be one of those people who actually likes to run... I wonder though, do those people really exist?

You know what I like about Jillian? Her honesty. I still get those newsletters, and I scan through them because there are always little nuggests in there that I can use. This particular statement made me laugh:

"When you hear some buff celebrity talking about how he trained six hours straight a day to get ready for his latest action movie, he's talking a load of embellished bull that makes the ordinary person feel totally inferior. We have lives, we can't possibly do that! However, spending that much time working out is not only impossible, it would be counterproductive, as it would throw the body into a state of overtraining and make it more prone to metabolize its own lean muscle tissue for energy."

So anyway... Saturday... time to catch up on housework (towels are in the wash), plan next week's menu, go to the grocery store (gonna try it later this evening), and chill. It's a three day weekend... I would have liked to have gone out of town and explored a little, but I have a wedding to go to on Sunday evening. (this is me doing a little excited hop) (that was me being sarcastic) I know I shouldn't feel that way, but I feel like my weekend has been stolen from me. If I would have realized that it was a 3-day weekend, I would have said no... I sound like a horrible friend, but this is someone that I rarely ever see, so it's not like we're besties. Oh well, I'm going to shut up now.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.


  1. Even if you did run for only five minutes, it's still five minutes more than me! We're right behind you, cheering on!

    You guys have a three-day week-end?? That's so cool! Maybe the wedding won't be so bad..!

  2. I don't think I could do five minutes running on the treadmill. I don't like to run either and I don't understand people who do.

    I'm so glad I am through the wedding stage of my life, you know where you have a different wedding each weekend, followed by baby showers each weekend. I suppose I have funerals weekly to look forward to soon.

  3. MA / Flora - Thanks! You guys help keep me motivated.

    Sarah - Yeppers, President's Day or Washington's birthday... not sure what they're calling it now, or maybe it's both.

    Jen - I'm in the second phase of weddings... people on their second marriages. Luckily, in most cases, there shouldn't be any resulting baby showers!

  4. Three day weekend for me to. Only it's Family Day today. Lovely! I don't care what they call it, it's a day off!

    And your stats are looking awesome Kristy! Keep it up!

  5. Fuck I wish I was here sooner. I like your motivation, keep it up Kristy, you are doing a great job :)