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Thursday, November 4, 2010

We have been at this for 3 months...Dave and I have lost at total of 139 pounds!!! We are booking now!!!!

This has been a week of change....we both did great on not only our changing fat to muscle but on loosing weight!  I have finally gotten over the plateau and I am working on losing weight. In the last two weeks I have lost 7 pounds!  That is huge, considering I had not lost any for a whole month.  I am inching my way down below 200!  That will be soo wonderful!
This will be a crazy week.  We are heading on vacation soon.  We have never taken a vacation that was not a working vacation in our life. We did disney give a day- get a day this last spring and got 4 free tickets to disney.  We also used my sister's time share and paid for this vacation over a year ago...so it is almost like a free vacation. (which is good because we are broke!)  Pray that God gives us good travel mercy and that we get down there and back safely.  This time we are heading to a "Villa" that has 200 acres nine pools, nine tennis courts and lots of hot tubs, golf courses and fun.  A year ago...this would not have excited me as much as it does now. I would have been worried about running around all day...getting to tired and having a horrible time because I was in such bad shape.  Not now, I look forward to running around with my kids.  I plan on swiming every morning...bike riding, playing tennis, using hot tub...doing everything available.  We have our food all planned, everything all packed...and we are ready to go.  I plan on loosing 10 pounds this week instead of gaining the 10-15 that I normally did when I went on vacation.  I cant wait to post pictures!!! We are sooo excited about it.

Good things this week
*I continue to loose weight...even when I missed two days of exercise due to working.
*I found a new exercise machine (actually two of them) to add to my routine...they help inner and outer thigh..boy I wish I would have seen that from the beginning...would have looked much better in my swim suit!
*Dave thought he was doing bad and he ended up loosing not only weight, but turned lots of fat into muscle.
*I am below 50% fat!!! I was at 56 when I started...I am now at 49%. That is big!
*We have our meal plan all worked out for the week and are bringing a lot of the food with us.
*Dave and I have lots more energy!!!
*When Dave and I went to the girl's chorus concert the chairs felt big to us...usually we are to big for the chairs!
*I upped all of my weights this week and added two more weight machines.
*My arms are getting skinnier...I always hated how fat my arms were.

Negatives
*I have to figure out what to do when I sub at the school all day...need to get my exercise in.  Missed exercising on Monday.  Wednesday,  I went after school.
Where are the stats:
Dave Starting weight-- 380
Daves starting weight with fawn- 330
Daves weight last week 288
Daves weight today- 284
Weight loss for the week- 1 pound loss
Total weight loss with Fawn- 47 pounds (in 12 weeks)
Total weight loss- 96 pounds!!!


Kathleen's Starting weight-- 270
Kathleen's starting weight with fawn-260
Kathleen's weight last week 229
Kathleen's weight today-227
Weight loss for the week- 2 pounds
Total weight loss with Fawn- 33 pounds (in 12 weeks)
Total weight loss-43 pounds!!!

Total weight loss of Dave and Kathleen- 139 pounds- In 9 months
Total weight loss with fawn- 79 pounds! (in 12 weeks!)

All I can say is stick to it...when you hit a plateau..don't give up.  Keep working at it.  My friend who lost 150 pounds keeps reminding me..."Slow and steady!"  That is what is needed to keep it off. I do not want a huge weight loss to only gain it back later...I have already done that.  I need the weight to come off slow...2-4 pounds a week would be great!  When you stick to it, and are standing in front of the mirror and notice the difference..it will be worth it.  Even when I did not loose weight for 4 whole weeks, and was ready to quit...I felt better and looked better than I have in such a long time!!!  If Dave and I can do it then so can you!!!

2 comments:

  1. That is AMAZINGGGGG!!!!! SO proud of you guys!! :) Have a wonderful, blessed, and HEALTHY vacation! :)

    Melanie :)

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  2. can't wait to see how your vacay is going!! Hope you guys are having a blast!

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