The scale was merciful. I now weigh 297 lbs and 6oz, down 4lbs and 1oz from February's 301lbs and 7oz. I also managed to shed 4 inches for the month. So that means even though my weight loss slowed down to an average of 1lb a week, I still managed to lose weight during the chaos. All of which I'm very happy about, even if I didn't meet my 8lb goal.
With that month tucked safely behind me now I'm ready to step up the exercise and keep to my commitment of living a healthier lifestyle one day at a time. My goals for this month include:
Gonna get real about the toning. It's a known fact that muscle mass works as a furnace to burn fat, and I totally let this slide all this last month. It explains the screeching halt my steady weight loss came to. So Pilates here I come, and I may even order the Windsor Pilates tapes I saw Daisy Fuentes hawking on an infomercial. I figure maybe a new routine will excite me more.
I'm still going to watch the sodium, although I may not be as rabid about it. I'm gonna try watching it for one more month to see if it makes any real difference. I notice that things low in sodium (grains, pastas, potatoes) are high on the Glycemic Index so that leads to overeating. All I have to remember is to step up the water intake, and that should help me shed the excess sodium. But we'll see. This month was not a good one for experimentation.
I'm a size 26 as far as hips and bust go, but that waistline is still reading higher. It's time to work those abs. It's also time to step up cardio as well - as that will help melt away the fat that's covering all those abs. Walks and bike used together four days a week (or every other day) and pilates & bike on the alternates, taking one complete day to rest.
Goals for April 11th - weigh in at 289 (an 8lb loss, or 2lbs a week) and lose an inch from each major measuring point (5 inches).
Calories: 2183 - 21% fat