Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Work out mania

So I finally decided a couple of days ago that I needed to start working out and start shedding more pounds. So for the past almost week now I have been getting up in the morning and power walking on the tredmil. I started off slower and was doing about a mile and a half and now I am up to 2 miles every morning. I finally decided to try one of the programs that my tredmil has on it. You know where you have to punch in your weight you pick a program that you think will be good for you. So thats what I did. WOW I didn't know how many calories I was actually burning! The program I chose was a Cardiovascular fat burner. I walked for about 35 minutes and this program had me walking up hill and at a steady pace. It was a GREAT feeling! I actually burned almost 300 calories this morning! So here I am thinking ok I have been eating well, I have been exercising, maybe I lost a little weight? WRONG! I gained 0.6lbs! I know I know most of you are probably thinking "why is she complaing she didn't even gain a pound." I just feel like some pounds should have been lost. But just when I was getting sister, Rachel, reminded me that I haven't worked out in a long time, my body isn't used to the exercise so most likely my muscles are retaining water and my body is starting to tone a little bit. The only reason she said the word 'tone" is because I told her that I went shopping yesterday to buy some new clothes (my older clothes are starting to look a little baggy) and I have dropped another size (this will be my second size dropped since my surgery). Its a great feeling, I just wish the numbers on the scale would go down as well.

I know that if I keep up with my exercise regimen my body will become more used to it and hopefully the pounds will start dropping.

I know that I said I would be writing once a week usually every friday, however due to the New Year rolling in I will be up in CT visiting friends so I thought I would write today before I leave. My current weight today is 232.8lbs a total weight loss of 47lbs. It is still very exciting to me because I haven't been this weight in probably 2 or 3 years. Its such a good feeling to be able to buy clothes that are smaller than what you have been wearing and actually seeing your body start to appear again.

 I hope everyone has a great New Years and I will be sure to let you all know how the work outs go!! Oh by the way below you will find some pictures that were taken today by my sister Rachel (through Skype actually) Unfortunately I don't have pictures from my heaviest weight except for my nursing photo that is up. So I decided that I would start taking full length photos from now on so that we can all see the results!

Current Weight 232.0lbs. 12/29/10

Side View 12/29/10


  1. I just found your blog through Lap Band Gal and wanted to pop in and say hi! I was banded very shortly before you were (Sept 29). Congrats on your progress so far! I look forward to following your journey!

  2. Hi Michelle, I also found you through Lap Band Gal. I'm another fall bandster, my surgery date was Sept. 23! You are seriously kicking butt so far! Looking forward to reading about your journey.


  3. Lap Band Gal sent me over! New follower hwre! Great blog!!

  4. Hi Michelle - Lap Band Gal sent me over to say Hi ... so HI !

    My surgery date was November 17th so you were banded before me - you are doing so well - wow 47 pounds - that is great.

    This is the best thing I have ever done for myself and I am learning new things everyday and I am enjoying eating and loosing weight!

    Look forward to reading your posts and getting to know you.:)

  5. Hi Again - Actually in august 2009 I started seriously trying to loose weight and at that time I weighed 258.5 - 13 months later I had only lost 17 pounds..... that's when I started thinking seriously about the lapband - it was like a light clicking on.. so on September 29th I officially started at 241.5 - on the day of my surgury (November 17th ) I weighed in at 220 and now I weigh 197.5 :)

  6. Mishkie, you are amazing! Keep it up! There will be those days where you feel like you haven't lost any weight... just remember, your clothes will tell you the truth :) I mean geez-oh-man, you have dropped a couple of sizes already! Most importantly, always remember you have a fabulous support group. Love you so much!

    P.S. You look great since I last saw you (Thanksgiving). Love ya!

  7. You look great! I am partial to anyone in the nursing world. My sister and my mom both are RNs. Such an inspiration to me as well! This is working for you! Congrats on the work out as well! I have noticed in the past how much working out makes me feel good! Looking forward to getting to know you my dear! 2011 will be fantastic!

  8. Hi Michelle, I just found your blog. Great job with the exercise! I do Zumba quite a lot and I also like to walk/jog. Keep up the exercise and the weight will come off.

  9. Welcome to blogworld -- you are doing so great!