Thursday, March 31, 2011

MONTH END CHARTS

In the past month, I have:

Lost a total of 11.625", which includes:
0.25" around my neck
0.25" around my bicep
0.75" around my bust
1.875" around my midriff
2.125" around my waist
2" around my navel
1.375" around my hips
1" around my thigh
0.375" around my calf

Since my largest size on February 22, 2009, I have:

Lost a total of 37", which includes:
1.625" around my neck
1" around my bicep
3.375" around my bust
3.125" around my midriff
4.25" around my waist
6.75" around my navel
6.125" around my hips
3.5" around my thigh
1.375" around my calf
 
In the past month, I have:

Lost 0.034 points off my waist-to-height ratio
Lost 0.026 points off my waist-to-hip ratio

Since my largest size on February 22, 2009, I have:

 Lost 0.067 points off my waist-to-height ratio
Lost 0.012 points off my waist-to-hip ratio

In the past month, I have:

Lost 4 percentage points off my body fat
Gained 4 percentage points onto my lean body mass

Since my largest size on February 22, 2009, I have:


 Lost 11.4 percentage points off my body fat
Gained 11.44 percentage points onto my lean body mass

In the past month, I have:

Lost 10.2 lbs. of body fat
Gained 1.6 lbs. of lean mass
Lost 11.8 lbs. on the scale

Since my largest size on February 22, 2009, I have:


Lost 22.4 lbs. of body fat
Gained 9.4 lbs. of lean mass
Lost 13 lbs. on the scale


In the past month, I have:

Lost 2.2 points off my BMI

Since my largest size on February 22, 2009, I have:

Lost 2.3 points off my BMI


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

THE 6-WEEK CURE - WEEK 3 RESULTS


I finished my third week of The 6-Week Cure For the Middle-Aged Middle. 


Each day, I had breakfast, lunch and dinner of real, whole, fresh food.  I did not have any dairy during this past week.  Here is the breakdown of what I ate each day and the averages for this past week:





In the past week, I have:

Lost 2.75" total
Lost 0.375" around my bust
Lost 0.375" around my midriff
Lost 0.375" around my waist
Lost 0.375" around my navel
Lost 0.25" around my hips
Lost 0.25" around my thigh
Lost 0.25" around my calf


Lost 0.006 points off my waist-to-height ratio
Lost 0.005 points off my waist-to-hip ratio


Lost 0.8 points off my body fat percentage
Gained 0.8 points onto my lean body mass percentage


Lost 1.9 lbs. of body fat
Gained 0.3 lbs. of lean mass
Lost 2.2 lbs. on the scale


 Lost 0.4 points off my BMI


Weeks completed:3
Weeks to go:3

Sunday, March 27, 2011

MARCH 27 - WEEK 106 RESULTS

I take my neck, waist and hip measurements each day.



I tracked my food seven days this past week and here are the numbers from Fitday:




Today is my weekly measuring day. In the past 7 days:

I lost 0.125" around my bust
I lost 0.25" around my midriff
I lost 0.125" around my waist
I lost 0.125" around my navel
I lost 0.5" around my hips
I lost 0.25" around my thigh
I lost 0.125" around my calf

Here is what I have lost so far, since starting to lose weight in February 2009:

Neck - 13.75" to 12.125" - down 1.625"
Bicep - 12.5" to 11.5" - down 1"
Bust - 39.5" to 36.375" - down 3.125"
Midriff - 33.75" to 31" - down 2.75"
Waist - 35" to 31" - down 4"
Navel - 41.75" to 35.75" - down 6"
Hips - 45.5" to 39.625" - down 5.875"
Thigh - 25.75" to 22.25" - down 3.5"
Calf - 15" to 13.75" - down 1.25"



BODY COMPOSITION

TODAY

12.125" neck
31" waist
39.625" hips
0.492 waist-to-height ratio
0.782 waist-to-hip ratio
34% body fat


AT THE BEGINNING OF WEIGHT LOSS 2/22/09

13.75" neck
35" waist
45.5" hips
0.556 waist-to-height ratio
0.769 waist-to-hip ratio
44.8% body fat

Since my heaviest weight in February 2009, I have lost 1.625" around my neck, 4" around my waist and 5.875" around my hips.  I have lost 10.8 percentage points on my body fat. 

ONE YEAR AGO

13" neck
31.375" waist
41.25" hips
0.498 waist-to-height ratio
0.761 waist-to-hip ratio
35.4% body fat

In the past year, I have lost 0.875" around my neck, 0.375" around my waist and 1.625" around my hips.  I have lost 1.4 percentage points on my body fat.


ONE MONTH AGO

12.375" neck
32.875" waist
40.75" hips
0.516 waist-to-height ratio
0.798 waist-to-hip ratio
36.9% body fat

In the past month, I have lost 0.25" around my neck and 1.875" around my waist and 1.125" around my hips.  I have lost 2.9 percentage points on my body fat.

ONE WEEK AGO

12.125" neck
31.125" waist
40.125" hips
0.494 waist-to-height ratio
0.776 waist-to-hip ratio
34.8% body fat

In the past week, I have lost 0.125" around my waist and 0.5" around my hips.  I have lost 0.8 percentage points on my body fat.



MY NEXT GOAL

12.125" neck
30.125" waist
39.625" hips
0.478 waist-to-height ratio
0.760 waist-to-hip ratio
33% body fat

To achieve this, I need to lose 0.875" around my waist.

MY ULTIMATE DREAM GOAL


12.125" neck
26.375" waist
37.25" hips
0.419 waist-to-height ratio
0.708 waist-to-hip ratio
25% body fat

To achieve this, I need to lose another 4.625" around my waist and another 2.375" around my hips.

If I reach this goal, I will have lost 1.625" around my neck, 8.625" around my waist and 8.25" around my hips since February 22, 2009.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

TIME FOR A CHANGE

I've made a lot of choices for change in my life, and some changes have been forced upon me against my will.  This change is one of those.

For the past few weeks, I have been having hot flashes off and on all day long, night sweats, no "time of the month", and I have pretty much lost the ability to sleep.  I have forgotten a few important details in the past week as well.

I am 55 years and 3.5 months old, and someone has stolen my estrogen!  I think this is menopause, and it is no doubt overdue.  I guess time will tell.

I have a call in to my bio-identical hormone replacement doctor to see if she wants to make any changes to my hormone replacement.  I also need to get another testosterone pellet implanted.

Having this change so suddenly may be part of the reason why I have recently gained weight and have had such a problem getting rid of it.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

MY MOM AND ME - WE'RE BOTH 50 YEARS OLD!

Well, at least in these photos, we are.  The one of my mom was taken in 1984, and mine was taken in 2005.  Today marks 15 years since she died the day before her 62nd birthday.  She had suffered with ALS for five years.  It's hard to believe that I am now only two years younger than she was when she became ill.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

THE 6-WEEK CURE - THE "SHAKE WEEKS" RESULTS


 I finished Weeks 1 and 2 of The 6-Week Cure For the Middle-Aged Middle. 

Each day, I had three shakes and one meal.  I was prepared to be hungry a lot, but was surprised that I didn't really experience any real hunger until 15 minutes or so until a meal or shake.  Next week, I will eat three regular meals of whole foods.  It was nice not to have to track or think about food, but I am looking forward to eating regularly again!


 Here are the averages of what I ate for this past two weeks from Fitday.com:

1433 calories
94.3g fat (59%)
128g protein
18.1g total carbs
8.6g fiber
9.5g net carbs

In these past two weeks, I have:

Lost 5.625" total
Lost 0.125" around my neck
Lost 0.25" around my bust
Lost 0.25" around my bicep
Lost 0.625" around my midriff
Lost 1" around my waist
Lost 0.625" around my navel
Lost 0.75" around my hips
Lost 0.75" around my thigh
Lost 0.125" around my calf


Lost 0.016 points off my waist-to-height ratio
Lost 0.010 points off my waist-to-hip ratio


Lost 2 points off my body fat percentage
Gained 2 points onto my lean body mass percentage


Lost 4 lbs. of body fat
Gained 1 lb. of lean mass
Lost 3 lbs. on the scale


Lost 0.5 points off my BMI


 Weeks completed:2
Weeks to go:4