lettygaylor's Journal, 09 November 2015

So it's been about 6 months that I reached my goal weight of 150. In those six months I actually got down all the way to 141.6. And since then I have gained about 11 pounds. In fact last week's weigh in had me at 154.4. For anyone who may be wondering what is going on here it goes: Initially my goal weight was 160, but then I changed it to 150. When I got all the way down to 141 I realized that I didn't want to get so low below 150. Although my goal is 150 I want to be able to give myself about 5 pounds on either side of that and not freak out. And I haven't slacked off on exercising, around the end of May and through out the summer I have added a lot of Zumba (I started with a couple classes a week and now I go to about 10 a week) to my exercise routine and gone up from using 7 pound dumbbells to 9 pound dumbbells. So I'm kinda thinking the extra weight is some muscle, the girls at the gym say my arms look fabulous! I have done three 5ks, the Powder Run in July, the Glow Run in August, and The Zombie Obstacle Fest in October. This Saturday I'm getting ready to do another one; The Wicked Wine Run (you get wine at the end of the race)! In case you are wondering about my eating, I haven't gone off the rails completely, but I'm not as strict as I was when I was trying to lose all the weight. Last but not least last week was a huge week for me. I got two certifications: Group Fitness and my Zumba instructor certification! I'm at point in my life where I can say with all certainty that this is the healthiest and happiest I have ever been. I hope y'all have a great Monday! Keep up the good work!!!
152.8 lb Lost so far: 127.2 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 09 November 2015:
1236 kcal Fat: 26.46g | Prot: 75.34g | Carb: 181.29g.   Breakfast: Water, Bananas, Great Value Strawberry Awake Cereal, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Milk. Lunch: Water, Bolthouse Farms Classic Ranch Yogurt Dressing, Marketside Fresh Spinach, Carrots, Tomatoes, Celery, Cucumber (with Peel), Bell Peppers, Radishes, Skinless Chicken Breast, Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Cheese Wedges, Rothbury Farms Seasoned Croutons, Salsa. Dinner: Water, Cheddar Burger Mashed Potato Bake, Whole Foods Market Canned Black Beans (No Salt Added), Salsa, Whole Foods Market Canned Black Beans (No Salt Added), Land O'Lakes Light Butter with Canola Oil, Green Giant Select Whole Green Beans. Snacks/Other: Water, equate Fiber Powder, Granny Smith Apples, Wonderful Halos Mandarin Oranges. more...
2161 kcal Activities & Exercise: Fitness Training (Workout) - 20 minutes, Zumba - 45 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 55 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet lettygaylor's own diet   losing 1.6 lb a week

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Good for you - and yes - I would agree with you about the muscle. Keep up the great work - and good luck with being an instructor! Healthy and Happy are magic words for living a healthy lifestyle. :) 
09 Nov 15 by member: DonnaMae
You've done great Letty and help inspire me to keep moving forward! Congratulations on getting your certifications. 
09 Nov 15 by member: jmb3450
you are doing just fine,, and who are we to Judge you ?  
09 Nov 15 by member: Tamarah Jo
You are such an inspiration Letty! Awesome fitness achievements! 
09 Nov 15 by member: nicholaix
Good job! You inspire others.  
09 Nov 15 by member: Pamerla
You are such an amazing example of what is possible. I tell my friends about FS and you. Now that I'm so close to my goal weight, I'm developing my maintenance strategy and it's similar to yours...  
09 Nov 15 by member: John10251
You are amazing! You know .... adding muscle is a factor with weight. My weight has done much lately ..... But I've been lifting more. My pants feel fine, but when I put on a sport coat yesterday ..... I discovered that it's tight, but tight in new places.  
09 Nov 15 by member: glen
You deserve a pat on the back, congratulations on your two certifications! 
09 Nov 15 by member: Scalewatcher3
Rock ON my friend! 
09 Nov 15 by member: HCB
You are an amazing woman :) 
09 Nov 15 by member: Rockiesfan
Wow! I am speechless! 
09 Nov 15 by member: Horseshu1
awesome sauce  
09 Nov 15 by member: redgirl1974
Thanks! Y'all are the best! This is one of the best support system I have found! 
09 Nov 15 by member: lettygaylor
Nice drop! It's really about how your clothes fit and how tall you are. On my body, 10 pounds is a full dress size difference. 
09 Nov 15 by member: soonsoonsoon
Wow you ARE an inspiration absolutely an inspiration! I'm going to keep you in mind everyday and tell myself I CAN do it! I WILL reach my goal and maybe go a little lower for a "cushion". I think that's a great idea! You are AWESOME! 
09 Nov 15 by member: gardengranny
The weight loss in and of itself was an impressive achievement but maintaining for 6 months and increasing physical activity during that time is even more so!! 
09 Nov 15 by member: losinit1655
This time last year I bought jeans in size 16. Last week I had to buy new ones, the 16s are too big. Now I'm in size 10!  
09 Nov 15 by member: lettygaylor
Wonderful and congrats on your achievements! Your muscles must be awesome!  
10 Nov 15 by member: kattay
You are such an Inspiration to me. My heaviest was 275. I have been at 260 for the last year. I started tracking my journey to health at 255 now I am at 239. I know I can do this and am so excited to be where you are! Thanks for sharing!  
17 Nov 15 by member: ChangedButterfly
Yay! Great job! With hard work and dedication you really can accomplish all your goals. 
17 Nov 15 by member: lettygaylor


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