Happy “Curves”iversary to me… 25 and counting…

A year ago today, after months of avoiding the place, I went back to Curves.

On August 12, eighteen days after my first workout back, I had my first measure-in/weigh-in since that February. The news wasn’t good. At 140, I weighed more than I’d ever weighed. While I wasn’t overweight, I didn’t feel good, physically or emotionally. I also didn’t have much energy.

I knew I wasn’t going to feel better by doing nothing, so I started exercising more regularly and eating better. By “better,” I mean I still ate pretty much what I wanted, but I was more careful with my portions.

I’ve lost weight and inches consistently since then, but I was FLOORED when I really looked at the numbers. Drumroll please…

  • I weigh 128 pounds.
  • I’ve lost 9% of my body weight.
  • I have lost 12 pounds (and 10.5 (!) pounds of fat).
  • I have lost 13 inches.

I didn’t believe the numbers, even after recalculating them more than once. Then I looked at my Curves report. It’s there in black and white and consistently dropping numbers since last August.

edited Curves 7-20-09

I’m proud of myself. I’m proud of the pounds and fat lost. I’m proud of the inches lost. Mostly, though, I’m proud of the lifestyle change this has represented for me.

As best I can tell, I’ve exercised a total of about 125 times in the last year. Since May 4, when I started swimming, I’ve exercised 46 times. (That last number blows my mind, too.) Exercising is most assuredly becoming a way of life. This is a very good thing, indeed. I still don’t really LIKE exercising, but I’m seeing its value more than ever before.

So my goals for the next twelve months are to continue exercising 4 to 5 times most weeks, to maintain my weight (I don’t need to lose any more), and to keep toning.

Stay tuned for further weight butt-kicking and butt-toning updates. :)

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9 thoughts on “Happy “Curves”iversary to me… 25 and counting…

  1. Danifred

    Good for you and congratulations!
    Those are absolutely awesome numbers and I am sure you are thrilled that all of your hard work has paid off :)

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  2. Christi

    That is awesome!!! Nice work! I need to take off the freeze on our YMCA membership and start exercising again myself. I DEFINITELY feel so much better when I’m working out. I don’t need to lose the weight — I just need to tone… and really need those endorphins. :)

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  3. MKL

    Great news! I’m always happy if someone loses weight. I am not overweight myself, but I wish to make my tummy disappear… I’m lazy. Maybe you can inspire me? :P

    Reply

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