Ninety-five percent of one funnel cake. Ninety-seven percent of one Cow Chip cookie. Ninety-six percent of one Fair Scone…with jam. Ninety-nine-point-nine* percent of one Krusty Pup.
Going to the fair (which we all know is an excuse to eat greasy food and people-watch) was not a good way to end the Summer of Weight Loss. But it happened (my only regret is I was too full for a caramel apple and kettle corn), and now I must face the consequences. I won’t know till Friday what my official final SOWL weight is.
Overall, I’m pleased with how I did this summer and am looking forward to reaching my goal big goal eventually (maybe by Christmas — anyone up for “The Holidays of Weight Loss”?).
Since the start of SOWL, I’ve lost 9.2 pounds and am realizing I may need to go down to a size 8 in jeans (depending on the brand, of course) since my 10s are saggy in the rear – not a flattering look. I don’t think I’ve been in a size 8 since…never. In fact, I think I wore a size 10 even when I was on the cross country team, soccer team and swim team in high school. I actually remember crying about wearing a size 10 around the time I turned 16. Teenagers…
How did you all do? I hope SOWL had a happy ending for you, too!
July 1, Sept. 21:
- Chest: 33-1/2, 33-3/4 (what?)
- Waist: 33-1/4, 32-1/4 (an inch lost!)
- Midway: 38-3/4, 37-1/4 (largest area between your hips and waist, aka, tummy – 1-1/2 inches lost!)
- Thighs (measured together b/c I’m dumb): 42-1/4, 41-1/2 (3/4-inch lost!)
- Knees (measured together b/c I’m dumb) 28-1/4, 24-1/4 (I doubt I lost four inches in the knee area – I think I measured wrong last time)
- Left calf: 14-3/4, 14-3/4 (same)
- Right calf: 14-3/4, 14-1/2 (1/4-inch lost)
- Right upper arm: 12, 11-1/2 (1/2-inch lost)
- Left upper arm: 12, 11-1/2 (1/2-inch lost)
Before and After Photos
So, I tried to wear the same outfit, but the flash was creating some…er…headlights…in the photo, and I had to change into a sports bra and thicker tank. The side view is the most dramatic, I guess. I don’t look as pregnant.
This week in running
Everything is going fine. No pain. I’m not even sore. I repeated Week 1 of the Couch to 5K plan just to keep things slow and safe. Friday, I will start Week 2 or I may look into doing Jeff Galloway’s run/walk plan instead because it calls for four days of running instead of three. Right now, three does not feel like enough (although, I can remember when four was too much).
Friday’s run was lovely – red leaves, a low fog, overcast but comfortable temperatures (photos below). I got rained on during Sunday’s run and I didn’t even mind. Tuesday was in the gym at 4:45 a.m. I downloaded a reality show on my Zune to keep my brain occupied as there isn’t really any good TV on at that hour.
You Go Girl 10K
The You Go Girl Half and 10K is Sunday (my birthday!) with a ton of local running bloggers. There are a bunch of festivities planned around it and I, unfortunately, won’t be able to attend all of them. But it should be fun and I’m sure all the Puget Sound area bloggies will be posting all weekend about it! My race recap won’t be up till next Wednesday. Looking forward to running/walking with Zoë and seeing everyone!
Race outfit preview:
*I figure .1 percent of the pup’s krust is still attached to the stick when you throw it away. Right?