This is from my regular blog. It was originally posted on April 14th, 2015. I decided I should add it to my sparkpage as well. I had trouble inserting the photos that were in the originals, I don't really know why... but you can see the original at: thriceblessed-lessofme.b
So today is my first day on Take Shape for Life, the Medifast 5 and 1 plan.
I thought it would be good to start by posting my beginning stats. I gained a few pounds this last week as I enjoyed many of the foods I won't be eating for probably more than a year, and hopefully will never eat regularly again. Things like pizza, ice cream, popcorn with butter, McDonald's strawberry shake (the one thing at McYucks I really like), wine, chocolate, etc. So I did gain a little since my last weigh in.
At any rate, here is where I am starting from today:
Weight = 274.3
Waist = 44.5 (measured right at belly button)
Hips = 53.5
Thigh = 29.5 (measured six inches above top of knee cap)
Upper arm = 16.5 (measured at peak of bicep)
Body fiat = 46.9 % (Based on my in home reader, not the most accurate thing in the world, but still a point of comparison.)
And here are some starting photos:
(the photos from my original blog wouldn't post here, but you can see them at the original blog by clicking on this link:
I am focusing on my own journey at least until I am under 200 pounds, then I might consider taking on a coaching role like I wanted to before, but for now I just need to get my own habits and body under control.