Down 35 Pounds! Bam!

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The BIG Three – O

 

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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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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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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

First month done!

One full month of boot camp is behind me, and what do I have to show for it? As of today, June 13, 2011, I have lost 12 pounds and 5% of my body fat!!  61311061311_post

I had hoped that losing 12 pounds would be more visually dramatic, and that is so disappointing!  The numbers keep me motivated to continue the torture because at least they are going in the right direction – finally!! I have put in this kind of effort with exercise many times before without any changes, so I will take any objective indication of progress as winning!! patience

But there is some good news with progress that I posted on Jeff’s Facebook page, and then he reposted on the JTS page:

061111FBPostI think I was so excited when writing that I made a mistake and should have said “muscle replacing fat” – but point made!! In the meantime, I wish my cats would move because my legs hurt so bad I can hardly step over them when they block the stairs …cats