Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ramblings & Year in Review

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...


  1. glad you back on the's the best for you. I'm kinda wondering why you don't wear the body bug daily? I know there have been alot of shuffling things in your life recently...but the BB is exspencive and a great tool. do you just forget, is it uncomfortable? I've thought of getting one...just curious

  2. Oh, gosh, so glad you are back using the CPAP machine. If you are meant to use it, then that is what you should do! No idea about the stretch marks, though.

    I dare not check the Real Age thing, no way do I want to see a figure over 50 just yet, lol!

  3. Erm, sorry, didn't mean to type stretch marks (freudian or what?), I meant strap marks, sheesh!

  4. Geez, between the bodybugg and the cpap, you must feel strapped in day and night! The thing is, I hear that a lot of people get to stop using the cpap once they lose their weight, so maybe that could be an incentive for you. That said, congratulations on losing 53 pounds in 2009! You did a great job - and just think...if you lose another 53 pounds in 2010 you will be that much closer to your goal and so much healthier to boot! Good luck, Katie - you know I am rooting for you!

  5. I've got to wonder why you are eatting so few calories. Honestly, I'm guessing that is hindering your weight loss. Seriously!!!!! At your current weight, you should be eatting several hundred more!

  6. Congrats on the weight loss for the year.
    Bummer about the CPAP lines. Small price to pay for coherency and oxygen to the right places. Eventually you won't have to wear it once the weight comes down, right?
    The slight problem with REALAGE is that they'll start sending you advertisements. But not a huge deal.

  7. Congrats on the weight loss this year!

  8. Wow - your 2009 stats are awesome!

  9. Great job on the year Katie. Isn't it funny how sometimes we talk ourselves right out of doing what we know is best? So the CRAP machine makes some marks - as long as they're fading I say go for the good night's sleep. A good night's sleep just helps makes all the other little battles better. Looking forward to reading your 2010 goals.

  10. Congratulations on a fantastic year. You have done so well!!

  11. Katie - Congrats on the weight loss for the year, 53 lbs is something to be very proud of. Can't wait to see what your new goals are for 2010. Keep it up & I am proud to be one of your 200 (=

  12. Thank you, Katie J! You ARE on your way! You've had a wonderful year to look back on so let's make this upcoming year the best so far!

  13. Glad you're getting back on track. That's wonderful. I think you've done great this year.

  14. You've accomplished so much this year. Happy New Year!

  15. You have had a great year this past year. You should be very proud of your accomplishments.

    200 followers doesn't suprise me. You always leave such encouraging comments for others. Plus, you have an interesting blog. I love a blog about your life not so much of the topical stuff. That makes people want to follow you.

    Here's to 2010!

  16. Great job on the weight loss for the year. Just think about how ahead you are this year!!!Hope you have a great year!

  17. Katie, you had an amazing 2009 in weight loss! 53 pounds - that's a pound a week for the whole year!!!
    I wish you all the best for 2010. You will reach your goal this coming year!!!!

  18. Katie, you had a fantastic year! Congrats on your great success!


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