First doctor appointment since boot camp started

Today was one of those terrific days that is permanently recorded and etched in my memories as one of the best! Usually I dread doctor appointments, I hate being weighed and I hate having to hear negative comments about progress and what is possible to improve with hypothyroidism.  Everything has been so negative for so long, and finally I have turned that around!

My weigh in showed a 27 pound weight loss to date!! Wow! Seeing the nurse double check her results and my previous stats was awesome!

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The entire staff was cheering for me when Dr. Gross highlighted my results.  The level of exhilaration and accomplishment I felt cannot be described in words!

072611_doctorAfter I left the Polyclinic, I went to Pikes to walk around and then I got to Virginia Street and just HAD to see if all this fitness effort I have invested would show itself worthy by testing my ability to get up that hill!  Every time before I have been winded horribly trying to walk up that hill – aaaaannnnd, I nailed it!!

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Video of boot camp class

Here are some short videos from boot camp class in July 2011.  They were posted on Facebook on the JTS page and on the Social Cam website by Jeff.  I wish I would have been there those days so I would have been in the videos, but at least I can post what it was like …

Video of a typical workout

Another video of a typical workout

Video of Partner Wall Ball

Video of Boot Camp

When you click on the links, a new window will open.  This Social Cam website doesn’t have the embed video code available, and WordPress doesn’t auto-embed from that site – so if anyone knows how to do that with Social Cam videos, please let me know.

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Now it is starting to melt off!

It has been a little over two months since I started boot camp and the results are becoming exponential! I am so excited to report 22 pounds lost so far!!

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The check ins are not always showing up on the Facebook news feed to save as images, but I did capture some:

070811 071311I think when I use Foresquare it doesn’t always show up the same on the newsfeed.  I did not win the 6 week challenge, and was not part of the final voting on the JTS facebook page because only photos were used to select the finalists.  These are the finalists that were selected

In talking to others, I found out that my weight and fat loss stats were the second best results, but since I have so much more to lose than most of the others the visual results are not as noticeable quite yet.  I really wanted to win the transformation challenge, but will be happy enough at this point with the personal victory I am enjoying with crossing the 20 pound milestone! It feels good to get this far, and to be seeing these kinds of numbers FINALLY after such a massive effort.  Everyone is noticing the difference now!

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Pushed through a difficult WOD

This was tough – not going to lie! With the 4th of July coming up, it is probably a good thing to get my butt kicked hard before taking a few extra days off.  It took me almost the entire 45 minutes just to finish the buy in …

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Seriously, I felt like such a frumpy loser compared to everyone else (kind of like that every time, but this one in particular was more like how I felt my first day).

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This is the thought that will get me through the really tough days …

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Boot Camp 6 Week Challenge Results

Final results for the 6 week challenge are in – I am down 16 pounds and have lost 6% of my body fat!

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I don’t know how the contest works, but hope that my numbers mean something because the visual is not nearly as noteworthy …losing-weight-meme