celticharpie on Nov 1st 2013 05:00 pm
So in August of 2012, I had one goal: to lose 40 lbs by my fortieth birthday (which was in February of 2013). I started by doing C25K and Herbalife. Lost about 25 lbs that fall. I stopped the program around the holidays and never got my mojo back before my fortieth. However, I lost 25 lbs, so go me!
I spent my birthday in Ireland with my best friend and had a lovely time. When I got back, I started working out a local fitness place (doing BodyPump) and, while I didn’t really lose any more weight, my body shape changed for the better.
In July, I traveled back to Ireland to see friends. In the months leading up to my trip, I invested in a new summer wardrobe. I was now fully back in normal sizes– goodbye Lane Bryant. When I got back, I was surprised to find that even though I’d been off any sort of real diet plan, I had maintained nearly all (within 5 lbs) of my initial loss. At the end of August, I decided to try a new plan because I was ready to invest the time and energy into losing more weight. I signed up at the local Metabolic Research Center at the end of August. In the past two months, I have lost 21 lbs while doing that plan. More importantly, I have lost 23.75″ from my measurements. Weirdest side effect? I fit into shoes better. Strange, isn’t it?
I realized when I went into my center yesterday, that I have finally lost my 40th lb. I’m still 40 (won’t be 41 until February 2014), so it looks like I have finally hit my original goal of 40 by 40.
08/01/12 – 225 lbs
02/01/13 – 199 lbs
08/01/13 – 206 lbs
11/01/13 – 185 lbs
I’ll post some photos later this week 🙂
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