Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Twenty LBS Ago


276.6  lbs

I'm at peace with this today.

I was contemplating as I waited for the scale to reveal its verdict this morning.  It was a quick revelation, really.  I have this 275 number in my head that I keep saying over and over again like some meditative mantra.  I was so focused on it in fact that I totally let another realization slip right by. 

I have lost 20 lbs since March.  20 LBS!!!!!  I am very happy right now.  I just updated my weight tracker (from skinnyr.com at the bottom of this blog) and my trend line is steadily decreasing.  Twenty lbs ago, I was 3 little lbs away from 300 lbs.  Today, I'm lighter than I've been since 2005.  Awesome!

So, yesterday was the Summer Solstice.  The longest day of the year.  I celebrated by sweating my ass off in Concierge Gym.  (Yes, that is an indirect way of saying I didn't go to Yoga.  Screw Yoga.  At least for now).  I was only able to get 20 minutes logged on the elliptical (it was too hot; I was having problems keeping my breathing controlled) but I also got in 30 hard minutes on the circuit machines.  I pushed myself a little more on the thigh one (feeling a little "groin groan" today) and had some really good sets on the back pushing machine and it's partner.  I don't know what they're called, but supposedly they work out the back muscles.  They feel like a funky sit-up or crunch machine to me.  I wasn't able to get to the arm workouts because my clothes were soaking wet.  Seriously, I could almost wring my shirt out. 

I'm considering some skimpier workout clothes.  I fully understand now why everyone wears tiny little things and why most of the time they're skin tight.  It's easier to work out.  And cooler.  I had rolled up my capri JMS (that's Just My Size) cotton workout bottoms and rolled my sleeves up of my two-sizes-too-big JMS Tee and tucked them into my fantab sports bra (Champion @ JMS.com).  I really considered stripping my uppers to just said sports bra.  Maybe not considered, but just serious wishful thinking.

I'm committed to @SuziStorm's Crunchy Crackhead Craziness and Gun Show.  It involves doing crunches and push-ups which started on Sunday.  Truth be known, I've not done either, yet.  I don't do them ever.  At all.  So, my goal is to get a set in this week.  Just one.  I'm working up to it.  I am really hoping tonight'll be the night.  I don't think I'll be hitting the gym tonight in that heat, so I'll have no excuse but to participate in the mayhem.  I don't have the best of lower backs, so I'll be placing a pillow just above my butt to lay on.  I don't think that's cheating, is it?  It doesn't matter, I'll be doing it anyway.

Ok, I'm signing off now.

Twenty LBS lighter.


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Janna said...

GREAT JOB on the workout...

and CONGRATS on the 20 pounds...

keep up the hard work!

Amanda said...

That is AWESOME!!!!

And I hear ya on the yoga. Bleah.

Leslie Limon said...

CONGRATULATIONS on losing your first 20 pounds! :)

Drazil said...

I hear ya on the clothes. It's 90 degrees here and I so wanted to run in just my sports bra and shorts but I'm too chicken. Congrats on your 20!

Roxie said...

Congrats on your 20lbs! That's awesome :)

I work out in my sports bra at times, but it is in the comfort of my basement. with no one around. not even the hubby.

He doesn't need to see things jiggle with the lights on! :p

Dani @ WRW said...

Congrats on your progress! Yay! The first 20 pounds is so encouraging, isn't it? You realize "Hey! I can do this!". And you totally can!

I love yoga, though! =P

I'm Just Another Fat Girl -jafg said...

Ladies you are all so wonderful! Thanks so much for the congrats and kudos and whatnots. It means a lot!