Be-You-tifully Fit: They’re just numbers!!

I’ve learned so much on my journey.  There are a few things that I’d like to point out for people because I find them to be necessary to remember.

First, food.  There is good food and there is bad food.  If it’s packaged and has a long shelf life like a lot of the diet food programs…it’s probably not the best for you.  Clean eating is difficult at first…but why?  Because we grew up with processed.  It’s a habit.  Good or bad…processed is still processed.

Second, numbers.  I have stressed over this time and time again.  Do not let numbers define you.  Not the scale.  Not the tag.  Not the measurement.  Numbers are just a means of calculations.  They let you know something that you want.  If you take them to compare yourself to something other than yourself…that’s on you.  I have fought a long hard fight but it’s only been a fight with the past me.

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Finally, clothing sizes.  When you are looking at your clothes and these stores, understand that like us NO two stores are the same when it comes to sizing.  You can be a size 0 in one place and a 8 in another.  It won’t do you any good to compare the clothing of different brands as successes or failures.  I have my personal goals of places and clothes but that’s because they make me feel good when I put them on.  That’s what should count.  Not what the tag says.  I currently have a size 2 pair of jeans next to a size 8 formal gown which are both next to an extra small top and a size 4 pair of dress pants.  This picture above is the only comparison that matters…  My jeans from when I started lined up on the inseam to the jeans that I now love!

 

Day my life changed: 8/3/2012

Weight

  • Highest weigh-in to date: 243.5 lbs on 3/11/2008  (Wore 18/20 & 22/24 for a gown)
  • As of 8/3/12: 208.6 (wearing size 16/18)
  • As of today: 147.6 lbs (wearing size 2/4)

Body Fat Percentage

  • As of 8/3/12: 46%
  • Body Fat %: 21.5% (Only re-doing every 15th when I take new measurements)

Goals

  • 134 lbs
  • 20% Body Fat
  • OBX Marathon!
  • Looking to speed up my half marathon to a sub 2:30 for the Marine Corps Half Marathon
  • Running schedule:  half marathon, 10K, half marathon, marathon and half marathon all before the year’s end!

Progress

  • Lots of Marathon training
  • Stretching, rolling and stretching some more
  • Menu planning tons!  Check my “Fit Foodie” blogs for all that we’ve tried (with an actual picture of what ours looked like!)
  • Stroller Warrior “I ran to Afghanistan” campaign 250 miles completed on 8/4!!!
  • On my way to the Stroller Warrior “I ran to Afghanistan and back” campaign 500 miles now!  Finished the month of August at 377.94/500 miles!
  • Fitness Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/566678520087780/
  • Still logging in my MyFitnessPal!  I hit a 525 day streak!

 

 

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