Monday, January 6, 2014
Sometime within the last couple of years, Chris showed me this transformation video. It was of a man who was a veteran, was severally overweight and could not walk without the assistance of crutches. He started doing yoga (among eating healthier) and can now walk and is very fit. Here is an article about it - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/arthur-boorman-veteran-walks-again-yoga_n_1478847.html I thought that was mind blowing. To just do yoga and be that fit. He used DDPYoga. Chris is such a huge wrestling fan that he knew about DDP. It intrigued me and I wanted to try it after I saw the video. However, at the time, it wasn't in the budget to do this. I just continued what I had been doing - counting calories and other forms of exercise.
I have lower back/hip issues and see the chiro regularly for them since 2010. (Pinched nerves/SI Joint issues). I have not had a bad relapse now since Nov 2011. After I threw my back out after starting a new job in Nov 2011.
I started in December 2011 on the journey to lose weight. I was 300-305 lbs. By the end of April 2012 I was down approximately 30 lbs. I then found out I was pregnant. Throughout my pregnancy I gained almost all of that back (never broke the 300 mark again though)! After having Owen, I plummeted to around 255 because I wasn't eating enough between not sleeping and feeding him. Once he started sleeping I came back to my pre-pregnancy weight of 270. After about 5 months, I was hovering and gaining the same 3-4 lbs. At the beginning of June I decided that it was enough and I was going to get back on the wagon. :)
After starting a new job in July 2013 - I managed to go back up to 267. On September 5, 2013 I needed to try something different. On that day, I started the 5:2 lifestyle. So far, it is working quite well for me.
Mini-goal met! :D October 26, 2013 - 50 lbs lost. 16.67 percent of my body weight lost.
Goal weight is 180 lbs. At that point, I will have lost 120 lbs. That is 40% of my body weight. That is something crazy to think about!
Right now I want to also start toning and strengthening my body now that I've lost a significant amount of weight. I have really flabby arms and no upper body strength to speak of.