Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Numbers Game

I'm learning so much these days about how numbers relate to weightloss. The number of calories eaten subtract the number of calories burned equal pounds gained or lost. BMI calculated by weight, body measurements, and height. Percentage of Water contained in the body shows more or less body fat content. Pants size. Waist size. So many numbers... Which one really matters?

Well, I'm learning that waist size is becoming my BFF. "Why?" you might ask. My answer is simple... Sometimes the numbers on the scale don't shift, but when my pants are looser on me, I know I'm doing something right. When my pants are a little snug, I know I need to change something. Now, notice I didn't select pants size as my ruler. That's because depending on where I go, I can wear anywhere from a size 10 to a size 16. Your waist size is your waist size generally, especially if the same person is measuring you each time. Even still, without a measuring tape you can notice changes in the size of your waist by how your favorite pants fit.

All of the other numbers are great for getting an idea of where you are and where you'd like to be. But for a daily reminder, go to the closest and put on some clothes. You'll feel your way to victory.

Technical Difficulties

My post last night only partially posted. It think it's caused I sent it from my uneducated phone. Anyway... I edited it... just take another look at it.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

37 Days In

Hello, blogger family! I've been gone a while, I know, but it has not been idol time. I have been doing this workout and eating program called the "Supreme 90 Day System." I got it from CVS for $19.99 (it's sort of a knock off of P90X) and it was worth every penny. Right after the holidays I'd gotten up to around 196 lbs. And I just couldn't see myself being over 200 lbs again (Oh, Hell No!). So, I put my money where my mouth is and bought (get this list) a hula hoop, shake weight, the supreme system, some UFC gloves and a ton of healthy foods. Granted , the system and the healthy foods are the most used (for the past 37 days). And now I'm back at 179 lbs... Yeppie. And my sister has an awesome scale that shows weight, bmi, and percentage of water in your body. My BMI went down (good thing) and my water percentage went up (also a good thing). I'm loving the compliments I'm getting and it motivates me to do more and eat right. Lately I've been pulling double duty when possible, working out in the morning and again in the evening. One workout is usually some type of class either zumba, training to instruct kickboxing at the Universal Martial Arts Dojang, or boot camp in the park with my nephew. Anyway, stay tuned for pictures and video... Oh, thanks Nicole for asking if I still post and letting me know that you are watching. It was the little boost I needed to get back on the blogging wagon.
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