Monday, July 11, 2011

3 Year Stats

God has blessed me! I will maintain now. There comes a point where the loss ends and stability is the key. Unless I can have about 10-15 pounds of excess skin removed, I doubt I will lose anymore pounds. I am content with that. Now it is living the lifestyle. What once was a dirty word (exercise) has become a comfort and often times a craving. Some days my enthusiasm is waning, but overall, I look forward to the time spent at the YMCA. I have maintained my weight within 5-8 pounds for the last 6-9 months, so I have decided this is where my natural body weight must be. If I did have the excess skin removed I would be at my goal weight, so I truly think the weight I am right now is where I need to be. This doesn’t mean the journey is over. By far!! Now it is a lifestyle I must live to maintain the health I have gained over the last 3 years. I’ve always said and always believed, this isn’t a diet, this is a lifestyle. A lifestyle I have come to enjoy and be content with. Maybe some of my frustration will decrease means I have accepted where I am. Who knows, maybe now I will “relax” enough and not obsess over it all and the extra pounds will be lost, but my focus is on the health end versus the pound end now. I will still have to consciously be aware of and plan what I eat and exercise as I do (well, maybe with a little less intensity). My body is telling me the intensity I have been exercising for the last 3+ months needs to end or lessen to a certain degree. So as I embark on the next leg of this journey, I pray God’s strength, guidance and support. I know He will be there every step of the way. I just have to remember to keep my hand in His and let him lead and guide me daily. Thank you to all of you that have been there for me the last 3 years offering words of encouragement and times of enthusiasm, compliments and suggestions. I couldn’t have made it this far and been this successful without you. God bless you!

2008 2011 Difference
Neck 17” 15” -2”
Upper Arms 19 ¾” 14 ½ “ -5 ¼”
Chest 59” 42 ½” -16 ½”
Waist 58” 38” -20”
Hips 61” 43” -18”
Thigh 27 ¾” 21 ½” -6 ¼”
Calf 18” 15” -3”

Weight 292 176 -116
BMI 52.8 33.3 -19.5
Body Fat 71.3 40.2 -31.1

Total Inches Lost: 71”
Total Weight Lost 116 pounds
BMI Difference 19.5 points
Body Fat Reduction 31.1 points

Size Differences
2008 2011
Shirt 4x-5x L-XL
Shorts 3x XL (16)
Pants 26-28P 16P
Pant waist 50” 38”
Sweats 3x (44-46) L-XL
Underwear 13 8
Bra 52D 42C
Shoes 8 ½ 7 ½