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Down another lb!

I’m now at 197.5 lb!  Yeah!!!!  The weight loss is slow but sure.  I’ve been upping my exercises trying to do more on my elliptical and bouncing on my exercise ball.  I’m thrilled that my back fat has shrunken so much and I’m starting to have a “gap” between my legs.  Yeah my legs aren’t brushing together like they used to!!!!

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Upped the resistance

I upped the resistance on my elliptical.  OK I only upped it to “2″ but oh my goodness does that make a diffrence!  I could only manage 6 min and am sweating like a pig.  I’m taking a bit of a break and would like to try another 6 min here shortly.  I also used my exercise ball for a little over 10 min.  I didn’t exactly break any records today but am proud that I’m dabbling with a harder workout on the elliptical so that’s something to be proud of :)

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Before and “Almost” After

I finally got under 200 lbs so I thought it was time to post progress pics.  I think I’m going to lower my goal weight of 185 lbs, but for now I’m thrilled at my current weight!

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Down another lb!

Now I’m down to 198.5!    It’s so great to be under 200 lbs.  The weight loss seems to be slowing down but it’s still going down, so I’m thrilled.  I still walk each day and use my exercise ball.  I definetly need to use the elliptial more and plan on adding some more time with it.  I’m becoming critical of certain areas of my body (inner thighs, belly, saggy arms) so I’m trying to target those areas a bit more as I continue to lose.  I also bought  a size 16 pants today since I was so tired of wearing size 18’s that wanted to fall down!

UPDATE:  Did 12 min on the elliptical!!!!  Legs are burning after that workout!!!!

I ‘m also super excited because I’ve been earning MyPoints and almost have aneough points earned for a $50 Lane Brayant card which I’d like to use towards a dressy outfit.  I found a dress that I like and am thinking strongly of buying it.  Can’t wait!

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Finally in a 16

Seems like it’s taken forever but I’m finally in a size 16.  I tried a pair on a Fashion Bug.  They looked pretty good but I could find no good tops to match the pants so I left with no outfit.  Maybe I should have bought it, but serioulsy I’ve worked so hard to lose weight I really don’t want to waist my money on lousy looking clothes!  Beside I’ve had a lot of luck buying clothes at the Salvation Army and places like that so I figure I can get them cheaper there and it’s easier to transistion from one size to another.  CANNOT wait to hit a size 14.  That was the smallest size I was ever in, so I eagerly await getting there!

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Still doing good

I finally made it under 200 lbs.  LOL, yep 199.5!!!! Ha ha ha!  It’s still good to say “one hundred and ANYTHING!”  I did pretty well through the holidays.  The only indulgences I had were a few homemade shortbread cookies (ugh nothing but butter and sugar but they were good!) and I also ate my MIL’s Christmas dinner of Cabbage Rolls, Potato Salad, and Ham.  I also had a slice of her apple pie (yuck canned apples!).  I’ve kept up with my exercising walking daily and using my exercise ball, so all in all it was a good holiday diet wise.

I’m hoping 2009 sees me reaching my first goal of 185 lbs.  I think I’d like to go lower than that but one goal at a time.  I’d also like to get toned for this year.  I have excess flesh on my arms, inner thighs, and belly.  I doubt if I ever get them looking great but I think I can improve on their overall look by doing some strengthing exercises and toning the muscles underneath.  Can’t wait!

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