A not so mini-weight history
Truth be told I originally started this blog and kept it private (save for my husband) as a way to stay motivated to lose weight. I had my measurements on here and everything. When I took my blog public I erased it all because I was too embarrassed. In high school and most of college I was a basketball player. I ate what I wanted and worked out 3+ times a day. My fastest mile in college (1998) was 6:31 and now it's an even 10 minutes. My lowest weight in college when I was my fittest/quickest/muscliest self was 171. This is the highest end of healthy/borderline overweight. This is how I know that the darn BMI chart is not for me. I do not have an average sized body, you can't look at that chart and say for certain overweight because I do not believe it would have been feasible for me to get under 171 pounds as a college Division 1 Basketball player. Sure I ate like crap, but I also worked out 3 + times a day at a rigorous rate. Maybe 2-5 lbs. less, but not more and that would have been living off rabbit food. But I digress.
The second I quit basketball and focused on school the pounds came on strong, worse than the freshman 15. In 1999 as a junior I weighed 171 as a 5th year senior graduating in 2002 I had topped off at 222 pounds. Even as I write this I have no idea how I let that happen to me...ahem, how I did that to myself. From 2002 to 2004 I was focused on getting my Master's degree, working full time and coaching basketball. I strongly believe "running the floor" with my basketball girls helped me shed the weight and I slowly came down from a size 16/18 to an 8. A little too low I know. I leveled off around a size 10/12, graduated and started my first and current grown up job, bought a house and got married. 2004 was jam packed! FYI-first jobs and grown up mile stones are like the freshman year of college and the weight came on accordingly.
In my first 6-months at my current job (in 2004) I put on 10+ pounds. This job took me to Baltimore in March of 2005. I was in a fellowship program and other fellows were looking for an activity to do since we'd be there for St. Patty's day. I had never been a runner, never run a race, but somehow I suggested we do the local St. Patty's day 5K....and that is how I started running.
For fun I looked back at my old weight watchers card from 2005 and my lowest weight was 185 and I held it for exactly 1 week, that was the year I started running. In 2006 I ran my first and only marathon and race day I believe I weighed about 187. Then in 2007 I had my first baby and my weight maxed out at about mid-high 220's. I got back down to 193 in 2008 and in 2009 I had my second baby and again my weight maxed out at about the mid-high 220's. So that brings us to this year 2010.
This year has been a mild challenge. I was fairly fit throughout both pregnancies and the pounds came off pretty easily. In January of this year I was at 200 pounds just 2 months post pregnancy and felt pretty confident things were going well, I ran my first 10K post baby and it was great! I started weight watchers, big flop. Then in March my weight climbed to 214, YUCK! At my last doctor's visit April 21st I weighed 207. From April 21st to May 31st I lost 8 pounds on my own. I think alot of this had to do with not eating after 8:00PM and the by product of being more conscientious about my food intake. May 31st I started using the Loseit App on my iPhone and went down from 199 to 193 as of June 26th. I am ecstatic that things are going so well and I am positive that this new challenge is just what I need to keep the momentum going.
Here are my measurements, I used the same website Kerri used for this whole challenge. Check it out HERE. I was planning to add before and after pictures, but that'll have to wait.
Current weight 193 (size 14 as of June 26th)
Goal 180 (this is a pretty lofty goal so any loss is great or at least a comfortable fit into a size 10/12).
Weigh in days are Tuesdays
Bust: Too big, still nursing, nothing I can do about them
Hips: 42 1/2
Midway (my version): 41 big roll below the belly button, 40 right at the belly button and 38 1/2 at the roll above the belly button I am about 8 month post delivery of my perfect baby girl and would love to lose the not so perfect post baby pudge/rolls
Thighs: 24 each
Knees: L 15 3/4 R 16
Left calf: 15 1/4
Right calf: 15 1/2
Right upper arm: 12"
Left upper arm: 12"
- For hot Sleepy Time Tea
- For a short 4 day week ahead
- For being able to put this all out there and not feel the tiniest bit embarrassed