Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 62 (mebbe) of Phase 5: OMG, I'm having a good Challenge Weigh-In! The seasonal changes that will affect my walking...Um...and not much else to say...and a Pic of What 212 lbs looks like on Me...

Tanita-san: 212.4

Yep. Dat's right. We lingered for a while in the 215 decimals, zoomed past 213 and 214 and am in the 212 and change area. I hope I'll leave 212 in the dust soon.

Still have some blood, so the "quasi-freak period" from the female hormone release--yes, has happened before on this long weight loss journey--continues. Estrogen can be stored in my old fat. I was tagged menopausal by the gyn back in 2009. So, I guess I'm burning some pre-2009 fat storage here. hah

It was nice to be able to report a decent loss (better than average for me). I know I lost fat, and I've lost inches, but the hormonal wackiness probably explained the bump up of a pound early in the week, along with the grumpiness (as I commented on Karen's blog). And so the sudden drop is fat AND bloat, and that's fine. Lowest number in ages.

I think the last time I weighed this was 17 or 18 years ago. I do remember being in the 190s in 1991, so when I break 200, I will have time traveled to the past, weight-wise, 20 years.

Yesterday's walk felt good. Felt powerful. I like being able to keep up a brisk pace without wanting to faint. I feel the weather changes. Some nights still sustain a bit of coolness. Some are getting muggy and warm. I hate summer. I hate the hotter,stormier days. I hate mosquitoes and buggies. And I have to figure out what to do to keep moving when the heat gets to me.

Until then, I am grateful for the still pleasant breezes in my evening walk time.

Off to start the hydrating for the day....glug, glug...

Enjoy your leisure time and your loved ones this weekend. Have fun. Be well...


Updated: Had a good walk with hubby. He took some pics. I updated my "progress pic" since I'm 6 lbs lighter..heh:

Walking and Happy at 212 lbs


Hubby says, when he was walking behind me at one point when the sidewalk narrowed due to a big tree, "Look at that hourglass!" heh. hehheh.

12 comments:

Mike said...

Congrats! When the scale says you did awesome, asume all fat:) Only over analyze when it is not a happy number.

Starting At 500 Pounds

Marilee said...

Good news! Hooray!

Angela Pea said...

Estrogen stored in old fat...I've had an ah-ha moment...explains lots of odd cycles, mood swings, etc.

Sort of makes me wonder what else is buried deep inside me. :0

Karen Butler Ogle said...

An incredibly good weigh in, Princess considered what all you have had going on. Before you know it you will break the 200 barrier. I'll be here cheering you on. :)

Suzan said...

Excellent news! It won't be long now!

I hate summer, and its bugs, humidity, too. Someday I'll live in a drier climate....:-)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Very nice on the scale! Mine said 212.0 this morning but I've been eating salt today so who knows what tomorrow will bring. I'm happy and I can tell you are super excited! These teens will be history in NO time!

Laryssa said...

Yay on getting the scale to move downward! It takes a lot to stay away from that salt, doesn't it? Seems to be my downfall and now that I've had to reduce it, I'm hoping the kidneys start doing their job. :)

Don't you have a local gym you can go to in the really hot weather? I'm glad I have the gym nearby because it's impossible for me to walk in the summer with my COPD; the humidity and allergies make it almost impossible to walk for more than 10 minutes without having to stop and pump several times. We're getting wonderful spring weather now but it's brought rain with it. Not so good for walking.

Enjoy your weekend with the love of your life! :)

Julie said...

That is awesome and you look beautiful. I need to get an updated picture too. My NSV today was, I put on Jim's jeans, the ones I started to fit in, in January and today can put my whole arm in them, they are 38's. I'm excited. The scale is stuck again but the fat isn't, I can handle that. I love that your hubby walks with you. Today I took Mike for a 3.5 miles fast pace walk and he was pretty sure he was going to die. He kept saying slow down. He is 6'4" tall, not me. I take two steps for his one but he was trotting to keep up. I'm happy. I'm healthier then in the 80's. It's good, life is good.
You keep up the great work. I am proud of you.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Debbie said...

Fantastic results on the scale! Love the new progress pic, you look so happy and beautiful.

Candy kankles said...

AWESOME!!! and I love the new pic your glowing!
I was gonna mention how close we are lately lol Its gonna be great to be out of the 200's!

Anne H said...

Walking and happy is one of the best ways to be....
You.Are.Gorgeous!

gracies tough journey said...

You are looking GOOD baby. Awesome job!