Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Big Five-OH!

I know I am very late with my Healthy Living post but I've been busy this weekend, busy doing nothing but busy nonetheless. ;) So... here ya go!

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Yep! I did it! I have officially lost 50 pounds. My total loss for this week was 3.4 pounds and I have to wonder if it had anything to do with Jillian Michaels and her "30-day Shred." I know I posted about that last week. I've been faithfully going strong with it since June 6th. I think you're supposed to do it every day for 30 days, 10 days each level but honestly, I just can't do that. I also do about an hour of cardio 5 or 6 times a week and I need a day or two off each week. Anyway... I am up to Day 12 which means I'm on my second day of level 2. Wow! It's a toughie and thank Goodness I am doing it in my basement by myself because I am cursing audibly after some of those moves. I got to the gym this morning and did 45 minutes on the AMT machine for a total of 700 calories (according to the machine, I know that's not completely accurate) and then I did my shred. I'm feeling fit as a fiddle today! It's interesting to note that I am still considered obese according to my BMI, a couple more BMI points and I'll "only" be overweight. Who would have thought I'd look forward to just being "overweight?"

Incidentally, if I look back at my weight loss from June 6th when I started, I have lost a total of 5.8 pounds! Not too shabby! I took measurements but won't take those again until the end of the 30 days. I'll keep you updated.

I am teaching swimming tonight in about an hour so this will be a short post. Tonight should be fun because it's something a little different. Our regular students have off for a week and we're doing a special "SPLASH in the Pool" event for the community. S-P-L-A-S-H stands for something, I guess I'll find out what it is after tonight. I do know that it's a free safety program for kids to come learn basic pool safety. Should be a good time. We'll have a lot of kids over the three hours that I'm there! Fun!

Hope you're all having a great Monday, I'll be back with some more posts this week. One on our strawberry picking adventures and another on lying by The Son... CCMomma was thrown for a little loop this weekend! I also want to show you what we gave to The Husband for Father's Day. Enjoy the rest of your day!


Darlene said...

WOOHOO!!!!!!! GREAT job Caren!!!!!

Anonymous said...

great job on the weight loss. I have you losing 5.9 lbs from your previous weigh in and this weigh in...Keep up your great work and effort..It's showing!

Cathy said...

CONGRATS on the big 5-0!!

I am starting my Jillian Michaels SHRED this week. Excited to do it! I will let you know what I think!

Chrissy Cuz said...

I can't wait to see you this weekend Caren Cuz. You are doing awesome!! Maybe we can try The Shred. You have me curious. :o)