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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Measurements:

Weight: 172.4 - 1/22/2015 (169.4 - 11/7/2013, 172 - 10/7/2013, 171.4 - 8/7/2013, 161.2 - 12/28/2012, 164.4 - 10/20/2012, 167* - 9/28/2012, 162 - 8/29/2012, 165 - 7/16/2012, 169 - 6/17/2012, 171 - 6/4/2012, 175 - 5/19/2012, 180 - 4/23/12, 191 - 3/13/2012, 198 - 1/18/2012)

Waist: 31 - 1/22/2015 (30.25 - 10/7/2013, 31 - 8/7/2013, 28.25 - 12/28/2012, 28.75 - 10/29/2012, 29 - 9/28/2012, 29.25 - 8/29/2012, 29.75 - 7/20/2012, 30.5 - 6/21/2012, 30.5 - 6/12/2012, 30.5 - 5/22/2012, 31.25 - 4/23/12, 32 - 4/11/2012, 33 - 3/26/2012, 34 - 3/12/2012)

Hips: 42.25 - 1/22/2015 (41.5 - 11/7/2013, 42.25 - 10/7/2013, 42.25 - 8/7/2013, 39.75, 40 - 10/29/2012, 40.5 - 9/28/2012, 40.75 - 8/29/2012, 41 - 7/20/2012, 42 - 6/21/2012, 42.5 6/12/2012, 43 - 5/22/2012, 44 - 4/23/12, 44 - 4/11/2012, 45.25 - 3/26/2012, 46 - 3/12/2012)

Thigh: 26 - 1/22/2015 (25.5 - 11/7/2013, 25.75 - 10/7/2013, 26 - 8/7/2013, 24.75 - 10/29/2012, 25 - 9/28/2012, 25 - 8/29/2012, 25.5 - 7/20/2012, 26 - 6/21/2012, 26.5 - 5/22/2012, 27.25 4/11/12, 28 - 3/12/2012)

Calf: 15.5 - 1/22/2015 (15.25 - 10/6/2013, 15.5 8/7/2013, 15 - 10/29/2012, 15.5 - 9/28/2012, 15.5 - 8/29/2012, 15.75 - 7/20/2012, 15.75 - 6/21/2012, 16 - 5/22/2012, 16 - 4/11/2012, 15.75 - 3/12/2012)

Upper Arm: 12.5 - 1/22/1015 (12 - 10/7/2013, 12.5 - 8/7/2013, 11.75 - 12/28/2012, 12 - 9/28/2012, 12.25 - 8/29/2012, 12.5 - 7/20/2012, 12.5 - 6/21/2012, 13 - 5/22/12, 13 - 4/11/2012, 13.75 - 3/12/2012)

Hip-to-waist ratio: .74 - 1/22/2014 (.71 - 10/7/2013, .74 - 8/7/2013, .7 - 12/28/2012, .73 - 9/28/2012, .71 - 8/29/2012, .73 - 7/20/2012, .71 - 6/12/2012, .70 - 5/22/2012, .70 - 4/23/12, .73 - 4/11/2012, 0.73 - 3/26/2012, 0.74 3/12/2012)

In future updates, I'll start with today's measurements as my start point and not include the old stats. It's been a while since I took any measurements (late 2013!), and I think I've stayed in this size neighborhood for long enough to think of it as my new starting weight.

I also need to do a goal overhaul.

I'm doing much better (lately, at least) about not eating so many sweets. However, I still need to work on proper portions and being more mindful as I eat. Not eating in front of the computer would be best. I'm better about this than I was in the past, but it's still something I need to improve.

In late February, it will be two years since I adopted a vegan diet! I'm really happy about this. Two years! I don't talk about it much, in real life or online, because it tends to bring out the defensive side of people, or suddenly I'm surrounded by nutritionists, and it turns it from something that's about compassion for animals and caring about the world to something that's negative and divisive. But forget that. It really makes me happy to know animals aren't a part of my diet anymore. When I was a kid, I had tried to be vegetarian and even vegan (when I was 13 or 14?), but it never stuck. I didn't know how to cook for myself and my mom, who did most of the cooking, was totally flustered by it. As much as it makes me wince to think of my younger self, I think my younger self would be proud to know that, in the future, I followed through. (I hope that makes sense. Ha.)

Exercise-wise, I've been doing Jillian's Ripped in 30 with ten pound weights. It's getting a lot easier and I've been able to do most of level two with proper form. Well, with the weights. Crow push ups are a B! Doing the two minutes of cardio in plank position still isn't happening without some breaks to rest my arms. At one point, I was able to do all the plank jacks and mountain climbers WITHOUT STOPPING and without breaking plank position! (Crazy, I know.) I seriously want to get back there because, frankly, I was pretty impressed with myself. Heh. While I'm not especially pleased with my current measurements, I think I'm stronger than I've been and that makes me happy.

I've also finally, finally, finally gotten back to running regularly. I think. At least I have the last two weeks or so. It's a start, and I need it. I stopped running around August/September when I was having issues with abdominal pain. (Literally, I couldn't even do jumping jacks or push a heavy broom without horrible pain. Running was not an option.) Then the abdominal pain mostly went away, but I had lightheadedness due to medication. After that went away (October? November?) I was just out of the habit and couldn't get myself to start again. Oh well, I've started now and I remember how much I love it. That's all that matters. No point dwelling on missed runs, right?

Wow. This is longer than I thought it would be. If you read all this, you get a gold star and my thanks.

To sum it up:

Weight: I'd like to get down to 150 or so.
Exercise: Get back to exercising regularly, 4-6 days a week. (Run three of those days. Body weight training the others. Maybe throw in some walking, too.)
Food: Proper portions.
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  • MARTHROID
    " I think my younger self would be proud to know that, in the future, I followed through." I thought this was awesome. I mean really, who can say this? Good for you! Glad your abdominal pain is gone. emoticon
    2113 days ago
  • GINGKO711
    2 months ago I was able to get through the Level 2 plank cardio without breaks, too. But then I injured my shoulder and I'm working back towards it. 10lbs on Ri30 is seriously impressive!!
    2136 days ago
  • PEZMOM1
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    2143 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I was on a vegetarian diet in high school too! My former doctor was a vegetarian for religious reasons and like he says, it can be a great diet if you eat healthy fresh veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, legumes. It can be the worst diet if you eat junk food, doughnuts, etc. To be honest, I didn't do it right and I think he knew it. LOL.
    2144 days ago
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