Friday, July 10, 2009

Big News from a Shrinking Woman.

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I've been slacking a bit on the Healthy Living posts, simply because I haven't really had anything new happen other than continuing to lose weight. I didn't have a giant loss this week, I lost .6 pounds but hey, that's a little more than half a pound and it put me at a total of 56.4 so really, I'm fine with that. It was one of those weeks when I kind of knew it wouldn't be a lot... ladies, you know the week I mean.

I have two bits of somewhat big news though...

1. I finally got measured by my trainer, it's been about a year since she took full measurements, even though I've only been working on losing weight for about six months. We went all the way back to my full set of measurements to find out that I have lost TWENTY-THREE inches total! Seven of that in my hips alone! I gained half an inch in my calves which is kind of funny to me but it must be from all my running. She was thrilled and I am thrilled! My body fat percentage has gone down about 10% and while it's still very high, it's getting better. Small changes yield big results continues to be my philosophy!

2. I registered for a class to become a certified dietitian! I will receive the materials at home for a home study program and then will take an on-line test which will enable me to work as a dietitian for weight loss groups. It will not be the same as going to school for four years to be a nutritionist so I won't be able to work in a medical environment but that's fine with me, I'm not one who want to be in the medical field anyway. I think it's going to be great for me to have the knowledge to keep myself on track and hopefully, I'll be able to eventually help others like my weight loss friend, Ms. Phyllis has helped me.

On another note, this weekend should be fun, my cousin Chrissy and her friend Cherie are coming from Connecticut to visit us again. We don't have a lot planned but we'll probably work out tomorrow and then head to the pool. (the theme for my summer is "the pool") We're going out to karaoke tomorrow night, perhaps I'll even take a few pictures. I'm a big karaoke dork! I just love to sing and I'm not too bad at it either, if I do say so myself! I'm looking forward to having some grown-up girl fun, if only for one night.

The Son is at camp right now and I'll be picking him up at noon to go to the... well, you know... POOL! ha ha! He loves it and so do I, everyone's happy.

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Stay healthy!


Southern said...

That is so very awesome and inspiring! Congratulations to you!

Darlene said...

WOW....besides the weight loss, 23 inches is FABULOUS!!! You are doing an outstanding job!!! Oh, and I understand all about the POOL!!! With our triple digit temps and our heat index getting up to 110 if you are outside you are in the POOL!!! Hope you have a really special, fun weekend!

Cathy said...

WOW!!! You didn't tell me about the 23 inches when we talked this morning. That is awesome!

Have fun at the pool! I wish I was joining you. Next summer may be easier without a newborn. HEY, it may even be harder with a 1 year old!! (Check back with me in about 3 years! hee hee)

morewineplease said...

WOW WOW WOW!! I am so happy for you!

Chrissy Cuz said...

You are looking awesome Caren Cuz. I am so proud of you. :o)