Did well yesterday with food. Calories consumed: 1141. Routine activity level. I need to install the latest software for the bugg and I need MIS to help. Luckily the MIS person is Nicole and she is the one who gave me the bodybugg.
When I was driving home from work last night, I said a little prayer as I was passing the Senior Center and asked that I be approved so I can start swimming there. Well, I got a call from Ms. F from the Center last night but did not hear the phone ring. She would like to meet with me to discuss my application which is a good sign. She also mentioned there is a new form for 2010 and that I will need to fill that out when the time comes so that sounded pretty promising as well.
I was dinking around on the computer yesterday and decided to do the survey at Real Age You should check it out! They ask an extensive amount of questions regarding diet, lifestyle, exercise and more. Well I am chronologically 43.5 but it computed me to be 53.3! Freakin yikes! Guess I need to make some more lifestyle adjustments.
I have a gripe that I have to share. I have to wear a CPAP machine for Sleep Apnea. I wore it faithfully for about 15 months until I moved to my latest apt. in November. I got out of the habit and enjoyed the freedom of not wearing it and felt like I was getting a "decent" nights sleep. Well I started wearing it again as of Sunday night. There is a substantial difference in how I feel when I get up in the morning. I have energy and my brain is clearer and functions better. A good thing right? Well it is, but my complaint is the &$#!^ strap marks! I wake up with big lines in my face. They do fade and are "mostly" gone by the time I get to work but it makes me mad! I have tried adjusting them but it has to be taught enough so there are no air leaks. They should try to come up with a better design but meanwhile...
I got on the scale for the final time this year. 262 which is a gain of 4 lbs. since last week. I am not surprised. While I am not happy it is a gain, I am happy it wasn't more. That means I have lost a total of 53 lbs. this year. Here are the official stats for 2009:
% of Weight Loss: 18.4%
% of Goal Completed: 37%
Avg. Loss per Week: 1.0 lbs.
Inches lost: 28"
Reduced BMI: 10.3 (45.5)
Clothing: Currently 22/24 vs. 28/30 or 4x vs. 2x
All in all I am really happy about the physical and lifestyle changes I have made this year. Of course, I wish I had lost more but as with anything else you get out of it what you put into it. I did not diet. I basically reduced my portions and got in a little more activity. I have grown emotionally and spiritually as well and that is a wonderful thing. I still have lots to do in both arenas but I am glad to be moving in the right direction. This is probably the first time I have ever followed through on a New Year's resolution :-)
Tomorrow's post will be my goals and objectives for 2010. I also wanted to let you in on a little secret... Shhhhh.... I have a cool Giveaway coming up next week so stay tuned... I will let you know what it is on Monday.
Oh and by the way - OMG I have 200 followers! Who would have thought that when I started banging the keys back in February that anyone would come and read about my little world and now there are 200! Whoa!!! That just blows my mind people! I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Your support and encouragement have been instrumental in my success. I will be forever grateful. I think that is enough gibberish for today. Until next time...