I guess it's time for me to finally post a thread for GOAL, huh?
At the end of this week, I am officially switching to maintenance mode!
I'm celebrating by going out of town to see some friends for Halloween, so I'll wait until after the trip to post Before and After pics, but I've posted mini-goal pics in the past if you look through my past posts.
December 2013, I realized how much weight I'd put on. My clothes were getting tight and I felt like a slob. I was in terrible shape, not overweight but really lacking in physical fitness. My first day of weighing in, I was at 155 lbs. and 32% body fat.
At 155 and 5'7", I was technically at a healthy weight medically (barely) but 32% body fat made me clinically obese.
I started out with diet and exercise, kept at it for almost 2 months, and lost 5 lbs, but then suddenly I got some big news: I was offered a job I really wanted, but in order to take it I had just 4 weeks to pack up or sell everything I owned and move from Texas to New Hampshire!
I kept trying to eat healthy through the move, but fitness fell off my radar. My weight still crept down from a combination of decent diet and one bad bout of stomach flu. (Thanks, stomach flu!)
At the end of June, I was firmly settled into my new home and job, and visiting friends, and suddenly I felt inspired to get serious about fitness again. I just really wanted
So I dove into working out head first, and got serious about counting my calories as well. My goal weight was 135, which I hit in September, and then I decided to wiggle down to 132 to be safe. Today I'm at 131 lbs.
Here's a graph of my weight loss from day one:
Overall, I have lost 24 lbs., 15.5", and 8.5% body fat.
Starting measurements were 37 x 31 x 41 and 32% body fat
Current measurements are 33 x 28 x 37 and 23.5% body fat
From here, I plan to change focus toward becoming stronger and more fit, so I may lose more weight or I may even gain weight as I build muscle, but will be continuing to decrease my body fat.