I believe this is a task that we tackle in Pre-Season anyway, but I am back to work tomorrow, and today is my last chance to get organised before the kick off to PreSeason tomorrow.
Ok this is the hardest post so far... as far as being honest and owning up to the state my body is in. Time for the figures.
However painful this might be it is also necessary. I mean, if I don't draw a line in the sand, then how can I measure how far I go?
So, I have said before that my heaviest ever (excluding pregnancy) was 102kg (101.9 actually-but that's just splitting hairs) and that was around the time we arrived in Australia in 2006.
About 6 months ago, I had snuck back up to 99.9, and I was damned if I was going to back into triple digits. My Workplace started a 10 week challenge to increase activity. That's when I started Zumba. My exercise increased, but my nutrition was still out of control.
These graphs below show my weight-loss since August, the first one looks more impressive because the 2nd one has an extended range to include my goal... seems so far away...Sigh.
Where am I at today?
BMI: 31.8 Obese
I'm not sure if I am measuring correctly, (like exactly the right place - my belly is big and there was a lot of places to choose from, I went with directly over the belly button... and do I hold it tight or loose, breathe in or out) but hopefully Michelle will give me pointers on that as well. I have also taken my cousin Cyndi's advice, and measured my waist with string. I will label it and put it away, and on those days when the scales are not moving, and I'm getting disheartened, I will take out the string and compare then and now.
While I am at it, I'm listing my mini goals. If I look at the end goal, it seems to far away and too unachievable, so i have thought of as many mini-goals as I can, to celebrate each one achieved.
Alrighty then, All that remains is to Hit the "Publish Post" button... If you are reading this, I had the courage to do so.