Sunday, January 29, 2012

E2E challenge update - January is almost over!!

Time for an update!
Boy the weeks are just flying by…
12/31/11 - 122kg         268,9 lbs
01/07/12 - 121,1 kg     266,9 lbs (-2 lbs)
01/14/12 - 120,5 kg     265,6 lbs (-1,3 lbs)
01/21/12 - 119 kg        262,3 lbs (-3,3 lbs)
01/28/12 – 118.7 kg    261.6 lbs (-0,7 lbs)
Always good when it goes in the right direction!!

Waist measurements have stayed the same. 46.8 inches

My workouts… not so great! I was still feeling weak at the beginning of the week, and so I did workouts twice at home, Leslie Sansone  on both those days. Also went for a walk on one day. I’m not sure how this next week will go, but I most likely won’t go to class, but will try to get more video workouts in.

I’m tracking at My Fitness Pal again, I went back and forth for a bit, but decided to stay at one place. There are some things at Calorie Count that I like better, but I’ve built up some of my meals here so I’m staying.
They give me a limit of 2080 calories and I have been under every day. My personal limit is 1800 and I went over on 1 day (1950)
I think I’ve gotten to all the blogs on the challenge this week (read them all and commented on most). I love to read them all, but it sure does take time! J
My buddy Julie, has been doing much better this week! So glad she’s had a lot of awesome encouragement from blogging friends.
And so have I… Thanks all for your encouraging notes about my dr’s appointments and my worries.
Tomorrow I’ll have a hysteroscopy planned. They are pretty sure that the growth is a polyp or a myoma. So those are benign, I understand. If it’s anything other than that or if it’s not easily removed, I’ll have a hysterectomy.
Of course I’ll be aware of my eating and will be tracking, but like I said, the exercise may not be happening. I’ll see what the Dr says.
So I had quite a lot of time to read again this week (Dr. waiting rooms) and will probably get some more read tomorrow! The chapter I last read of my book Made to Crave was titled “Making peace with the realities of my body”. She talks a lot about the relationship with the scale and how some women feels that this defines them. Personally, I don’t have a problem with my scale, I use it as a tool. I get on, note my weight, get off and put it away for the day. I’m in a lot more trouble when I ignore it. So it’s a valuable tool for me. The number doesn’t define me, that’s what it is… move on (and more!) I do have body image issues, but they don’t come from the scale, they come from the mirror. L
My quote for the week comes from  this book:
“The body God has given me is good. It is not perfect, nor will it ever be. But it is a gift for which I am thankful.”

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. What a great quote. I love it. I believe it too.
    Will be praying all goes well with your op. Don´t worry about exercising this week.

  2. You are doing great, Casey! You should be pleased with yourself. I will be thinking about you as you have your procedure. I hope everything goes well. :)

  3. Considering what you're going through right now I think you are doing awesome! I love the chapter you quoted "Making peace with the realities of my body." That is so true. We are not perfect and never will be so lets learn to be as healthy and as active as we can with the body we have.

    Have a good week and I will stop by Monday to see how the DR. appt. went.

  4. I love that quote Casey. You do what you can to take care of yourself and go from there. Keep drinking your water and counting your calories and see what the doctor has to say about the rest. Keep me posted and how your appointment goes. Take care Casey. Blessings my friend!

  5. oh man... well, losing an organ will make that weight number go down. So don't worry about exercise until you're up and ready for it, it may be a couple weeks... having seen a couple of my mother's friends go through that.

    Keep us posted when you get home! I'll be thinking of you and sending you all the healthful thoughts i can muster. :)

  6. Just wanted to check on you!!! It's 9:00 p.m. here is the southern part of the U.S.. I was hoping to see a post saying your doing okay!

    Let us know how you are as soon as you can!