The past two weigh-ins have been bi-weekly, and I don't want to make a habit out of that. Weighing in weekly keeps me accountable to making progress. So this will be the last time I will combine weeks.
Between Week 16 and 17 I only lost 1.4 lbs. I am down 25 lbs overall, though, and that is freaking fantastic.
122.8 = Pre-Lindsey weight and -30 lb mark.
So, I am nearing my initial weight goal. I'm so close. Only 5 more lbs. and then I will be the weight that I was when I found out I was pregnant with Lindsey...
Thinking about the future: After I reach 122.8 lbs, I can either stay there and maintain, or I could shoot for my recommended weight for my height which varies according to the source you consult... I think what I will do is keep doing what I am doing until I either plateau, or I reach my lowest goal weight of 105 lbs. If I plateau I will just maintain by keeping on the same calorie limitations and exercise routine. If I keep losing to 105 lbs I will begin a weight maintenance program with my calories and exercise so that I don't gain or lose... So that is the plan.
ANYWAY, onto the "while speeding up" part. I hate running. I mean... I used to envy runners because I just didn't have what it took to set a pace in jogging/running and keep it for any extended periods of time. I have been putting an hour in on the elliptical for the past 17 weeks which translates into a little over 6 miles, and I feel like I am getting cardiovascular-ly healthy (I made up a word). Well, last Sunday, I decided to run in the morning instead of doing my workout at the gym. I didn't do anything amazing, but I did jog for 4 miles and only stopped to walk a couple times. I was terribly sore afterward though. I liked it though, and I developed this desire to get better at it, so I went again a few days later, and I jogged for 4 miles straight NO WALKING. I was stoked. After that I decided to do a 6 mile jog. I am not going to lie, it was rough. I only walked for probably 1/10 of a mile, but I had to fight through a stomach ache, nausea/dizziness that developed after having to stop abruptly while my heart rate was about 170 bpm, and strong wind resistance. I did it though. 6 miles in 1 hour and 8 minutes. Not excellent, but I was just thrilled that I did it.
So there you have it. I'm still keeping at it. Recording every single calorie, exercising, and committing to the process.