I still do not have a scale yet but one of the requirements was to take your picture on a scale today. I went downtown to the scale in front of a furniture store that has been there forever, and took my picture. I was happy to see the scale at 232. Last time that I had weighed I was at 237 so I am down another 5 pounds.
My goal for this challenge is to continue to lose 2 pounds a week, which would be 32 pounds for the entire 16 week challenge. That would put me down to 200! One of my goals all along has been to be below 200 by my birthday, which is Sept. 23. So if all goes as planned I should beat that goal almost a month early.
My fitness goals are to continue on the C25K. I have my first 5K race planned for Aug. 28, so this challenge is just perfect for the training that I need. In addition to my running 3 days a week, I am also going to do my strength training/aerobics and my new pilates dvd's. I am committing to a minimum of at least 60minutes of exercise daily for 5 days a week. I technically give myself the weekends off but so far even on the weekends I have been doing some kind of activity but usually something with the family or a slower walk at the park.
One of the other requirements of the challenge was to post a full body shot. I have been meaning for so long to do just that, so I am happy to finally get some shots posted. And to think these are after I have lost 22 pounds since I began on March 2, 2010. In the past year I had been up to 276 so when you consider that I am down 44 pounds from my highest weight! So here are the pics!
As you can see my little maltese dog, Hamlet, had to get in a few of the pics. I can not wait to see how I change and I oh so look forward to some smaller clothes. Here we go!!!