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Month 4 - Focus on non-scale success

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here are my stats:

Week 16 Loss: -1
Month 4 Loss: -7
Total Loss: -26 pounds
-5.5 inches on waist
-2 inches on hips
-1 inch on neck
Body Fat: 42.9%

I did very well this week and was a little disappointed when I only dropped 1 pound
emoticon Any loss is a great loss, but I screwed up 5 weeks between the wedding, finals and planning for my surgery, so I'm behind on my time-line for my goal. All this being said, I am trying to focus on the positive NSS (non-scale successes).

The Belt: When I started I wasn't wearing a belt, now I'm using the third hole in!!!

Pants: I am officially too small for some of my pants I was wearing when I started and had to down-size.

Cholesterol: My total cholesterol is within range, and my lipids are 1/3 what they used to be.

Blood Sugar: I'm officially out of the diabetic range on my A1C and back to a pre-diabetic number.

Exercise: When I started I could barely do 20 minutes of cardio... now I'm doing between 60-90 minutes and feeling satisfied.

I rewarded myself this week by buying a weight-watchers scale that measures weight, body fat %, body water %, bone mass and BMI. emoticon

My surgery is this Monday, June 1st - that is if they don't reschedule me again emoticon I am ready to get this over with and start recuperating! I'm motivated and I want to find a way to catch up on my lost weeks and get back on target. I know this is going to be difficult while healing from the surgery, but I'm going to try. I posted some pix of me before I got sick as motivation... I'm trying to remind myself that I used to be smaller and it is actually possible, no matter how far away it feels right now.

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    That is good work. I also got myself a scale today that does that stuff. It is cool. I didn't like what I saw, but it is a beginning. Good luck with the surgery and take care of yourself. Don't overdo it and push yourself back to doing more than you should. Better to be fully healed and start working where you left off than do something wrong and make the process even longer.
    4259 days ago
    That's AWESOME news Kerry,
    Good to hear all the positive things going on with your journey.
    We'll keep and positive thought and prayers going your way for the June 1st just in case, either way, if they re-schedule, you'll probably need them just as much, LOL.

    Keep up all your great efforts
    They must be showing, in fact, I have noticed that you have a couple extra new pictures posted.
    Yea, it's working.

    Have a great day!

    Uncle Tony, LOL emoticon
    4260 days ago
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