Sunday

Annual Report

December 14, 2014. Weighed in at 143 this morning.

Goal for 2015: to lose those extra 3-4 lbs that have crept up over the year.


Charting The Weight Loss/Weight Gain Parameters

This is a screen shot of a summary that I did of my weight changes vs calories and exercises over the last 14 weeks. (Excuse the poor quality!)

My findings? (1) To maintain weight, stick to around 1750 calories per day average; (2) Do at least 10 miles per week with Walk Fit DVD; continue using weights one day on, one day off; (3) Don't stop keeping track of everything!

My goal weight is actually 145 lbs., but I would like to lower that to 140 (to better fit into my size 8 clothes), and to maintain between 137 and 140. How will I lose those two pounds? By adding some exercise, 50 minutes of Pilates twice a week, maybe.

As of this week, I will be wearing my pedometer and recording steps instead of/as well as miles walked -- but not trying to keep track of other types of exercise like walking outside, yard work, etc. which are too difficult to record accurately.

Saturday

FOR SALE: 50 ARTICLES OF CLOTHING, SIZES 12 TO 18

The time has come to say Goodbye to all the clothes that are too big for me.

Many were worn just once.

WOMEN'S PANTS
No.
Item
Colour
Size
1
Ultrasuede stretch pans
Black
XL

2
Corduroy jeans
Khaki green
14
3
Denim Jeans
Charcoal
16
4
Corduroy jeans
Black
14
5
Twill khakis
Beige
14
6
Corduroy jeans
Black
12
7
Lee jeans
Grey
14
8
Exercise pants
Black
16
9
Capris
Wine red
16
10
Dress pants
Black
10
11
Dress pants
Beige
14
12
Dress pants
Black with stripe
15
13
Dress pants
Navy
14
14
Dress pants
Charcoal stripe
14
15
Dress pants
Black
12
16
Dress pants
Black
14
17
Casual pants
Flocked pattern
12

WOMEN'S JACKETS AND COATS

No.
Item
Colour
Size
18
Safari type jacket
Black
L
19
Long suit type jacket
Grey metallic
16
20
Blazer
Black
14
21
Blazer
Black
13
22
Windbreaker
Black
Men's Medium
23
Light 3/4 coat
Emerald green
XXL
24
Long winter coat (wool)
Black
18





TOPS


25
Long linen shirt
Black
XL
26
Corduroy shirt
Beige
XL
27
Linen blouse
Black
L
28
Long shawl collar  top
Black
XL
29
Handwoven shirt
Charcoal
Men's M
30
Long knit top
Wine red
XL
31
Embroidered blouse
White
L
32
Summer knit blouse
Fuschia
XL
33
Sleeveless top
Khaki
L
34
2-piece top
Blue print
SL




SWEATERS
35
Hoodie
Black
XL
36
Hoodie
Fuschia
L
37
Cotton knit cardigan
Black
XL




SKIRTS
38
Long A-line skirt
Charcoal
16
39
Short cotton skirt
Black
18
40
Corduroy skirt
Charcoal print
16
41
Pleated cotton skirt
Turquoise
14
42
Long ultrasuede skirt
Black
16




DRESSES
43
Corduryoy buttoned dress
Beige
15-16
44
Long linen dress with jacket
Beige
14




MISCELLANEOUS
45
Half slip
Black
L
46
Wide stretch belt
Black
S
47
Women's winter boots
Black
9
48
Sandals
White
9
49
Flat shoes
Black
9
50
Wide-brimmed hat
Green
M

Sunday

5 Pounds Under My Goal


This was supposed to be a photo of my new car to email to a few faraway friends, but I thought I might as well include myself, now that I weigh 140 lbs, which is 5 lbs under my goal weight.

The shirt is too big and I thought it made me look fat but from everyone's comments it seems I was wrong.

From TOPS to KOPS

Last week when I weighed in at the TOPS meeting ("Take Off Pounds Sensibly"), I had officially reached my goal weight, and so I graduated to a KOPS ("Keep Off Pounds Sensibly").

Being a KOPS means I can gain up to 2 lbs or lose up to 7 lbs and still be considered to be maintaining my weight.

Life is good.






Monday

So Where Are The Balloons and Confetti?

Sunday morning, I got on the scales and I saw the number 145. I wasn't fully awake and I kept looking at it. It looked odd. Is this a good number? I said to myself. And then it hit me! The reason it wasn't familiar is I hadn't seen it in 10 years!

It was my current goal weight.

I had made it, at last.

Lost 45 lbs.

Next challenge: to stay there.

Sunday

Only 1.6 lbs From Goal

146.6 lbs this morning. That's nearly 40 lbs lost in a little over a year.

I'm sure that joining TOPS is what has kept me in line for the last few months. It's the accountability, you see. Knowing that on Tuesday, I will have to tell the group whether I've gained or lost, and how much, keeps me in check.

I would die of embarrassment if I regained those 40 lbs. Or I'd have to move far, far away!

Neither is an option at this time.