Last time I remembered weighing in was October and I was 144. Then on New Year's Day I weighed in because my size 6 jeans wouldn't come up the thighs, and the size 8 jeans weren't fitting and I was feeling like a cow. Sure enough I had gained a lot of weight in just two months with an injury that prevented me from doing any cardio exercise at all.
I gained (18 pounds) to be exact during my injury. I weighed in at 162 pounds. The heaviest I had been in 9 years. However, finally it is slowly coming off so that is great and I'm feeling better all the time. I used to linger between 140 and 145 which for me is a great weight. All the charts say I should be 120 to 130 for my height, but seriously I don't think those take into account muscle mass that I had on me, and I was lifting all the time. I was a size 6 and felt good most of the time so I was happy with that weight of 140-145. You may be thinking 18 pounds isn't bad. Well it was for me. I was sad, mad and worried I'd never see the 140's again.
Well I knew I needed to eat better, for that has always been my hardest thing so I'm eating as clean as possible meaning trying not to eat processed foods. I have had some, but very little. Also, eating many fruits and vegetables a day. Some meals have been all fruits and vegetables and I have to say that I feel so good. So amazingly good. AND I've lost 10 pounds in 2 months so that is what I'm really excited about. My current weight is 152 so I still have more to loose, but hey I'm getting there.
I'm exercising more. I'm teaching usually 3 Zumba classes a week on average and several Body Sculpt classes, trying to fit in a run once in a while, some time on my elliptical machine and some swimming. I need to make some time to bike and hoping for good weather soon so I can do that outside.
I did take a before picture that I will not share yet, for I want an awesome AFTER picture to share when I finally show the embarrassing before picture. When I get back down to 140, which I know in a couple months I will achieve this as I'm working hard to regain my super fit body, but this time eating right. My after picture will look awesome. Can't wait to show it.