Health Habits in 2010 - Posting My Stats

So Jenn over at The Days of a Stay at Home Mom convinced me that I should post these if I'm going to have accountability from y'all.

She's right.

She's posting hers and asking others to do the same. So here I am.

Okay: Here's the deal.
Even though I'd love to drop the pesky 10 lbs I've gained since HS, I'm more concerned about being fit. About 5 years ago I dropped right around 40 lbs. I did that by editing my food choices and working out 5x a week. Then I got pregnant with my twins and had to put working out on hold. I gained 42lbs more at my heaviest with the pregnancy (that dropped to 32 more when I delivered - there gets to be a point where your stomach just can't hold enough when you are carrying twins!) and then was able to lose it back down to 175 due to birth (!), nursing twins, and getting back to eating well and exercising. I completely believe that part of the reason my twins were full term and healthy was because I was so healthy going into the pregnancy.

I miss being that healthy and want to get back there again. This is the first time in a LONG time I've had the energy to get back there so I'm going to do it. Really and truly, though I'd like to get back down to 165, it's more of a benchmark for how healthy I am. If I loose the jiggly fat stuff and don't drop an ounce I'll be perfectly happy with that. That's why I'm so careful about listing the inches here. So, here at the stats:

Starting Out: (yes, some of you are going to laugh.)

Weight: 175 lbs
Waist: 38"
1" below Waist: 42"
Traditional "Hip" Measurement: 45"
The Widest Part of Me (at the top of my thighs): 52"
Right Thigh Circumference: 25 1/2"
Left Thigh Circumference: 26 1/2" (yes, this is really correct and different than the right one)
Height: 5' 8"

No, I don't plan on changing the height. :)

Weight I'll be happy with: 170 lbs
Target Weight (the weight I'd really like to be at): 165 lbs
I also want to reduce all the inches below the waist, especially my thigh measurements. If the waist gets smaller too, I won't mind one bit but I'm really wanting to work on the rest of it.

Last time I blasted this I lost 3 inches off my waist and hip measurements and 4 1/2 inches off EACH of my thighs. I also had the beginning of washboard abs. I didn't really drop any weight but I'd love, love, LOVE to do that again.

So, what's the plan?

* This week: Jazzercise 3x, Reduce Snacking, Recalibrate my pedometer to make sure it's accurate
* Week of January 10th: Jazzercise 3x, Reduce Snacking, Beat my previous daily total on my pedometer 4 days of the week
* Week of January 17th: Jazzercise 4x, Food Journal, Beat my previous daily total on my pedometer 5 days of the week
* Week of January 24th: Ditto January 17th
* Week of January 31st: Jazzercise 4x, Edit food choices, Beat my previous daily total on my pedometer all 7 days of the week

What are your stats and what's your plan? Care to share?


  1. Yeah! Thank so much for posting this! I can't wait to read more about your journey (I started from the beginning of the year, and am working my way forward, you might have already posted something!). Yeah!!!

  2. Btw - Where does your hubs go to seminary? I have several friends who attend the Lutheran Brethren seminary up in Fergus Falls, MN.

  3. HI Jenn!

    Thanks for commenting! I enjoy reading your blog and hope you like mine too. :)
    And, I just realized I never went back and added the link to your blog at the top of this. Duh. I'll do that today sometime.

    John goes to Luther Seminary in St. Paul. I didn't even know they have a Seminary in Fergus Fall! Shows what I know! :)



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