Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Weight Loss, Fitness & Health Weight Loss, Fitness & Health

Alexis' Journey to Self-Love ETA: Measurements!

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM
  • 260 Replies

So I've finally gotten fed up enough with being fat and out of shape that I've decided to do something about it. I just turned 25 on the 10th and getting in shape is my present to myself. I am a single mom of an 8 year old and I need to be healthy and in shape not only for me but for him as well. 

I'm tired of letting my weight hold me back and make me think less of myself. I want to be strong, confident and have high self-esteem. For me it's losing the weight which will help me to learn to love me more.

I don't have stats as far as measurements but I'll do those over time eventually. I currently weigh 176 lbs and I am 5'2. My goal weight is 125-130.

I started working out yesterday using a downloaded workout app called WorkOut Trainer and so far it's been amazing!! I worked out yesterday for 30 minutes and was sweating like a stuck pig and my heart was racing but it felt good.

My struggles are: PCOS, IBS, emotional eating and binging. I am working on not eating my emotions and trying to not be as stressed. 


I'll be tracking on here daily and hope that it keeps me motivated!!

 

Took my measurements today (9/15/2013) and they are as follows:

Stomach: 41 inches

Right thigh: 20 inches

Right calf: 13 inches

Left thigh: 19 inches

Left calf: 14 inches

Chest: 44.3 inches

Right arm: 14 inches

Left arm: 14 inches (also I've noticed I have more muscle tone in this arm

BEFORE pictures all taken on 9/12/13: 

Back

 

Front

 

Side

 

by on Sep. 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
4puddintaters
by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 8:20 PM
Awesome mama!! Im happy for u!!
rfhsure
by Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 8:21 PM

keep going, and be sure to keep us updated! great job!

SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:02 PM

 I worked out for an hour today in 2 30 minute intervals and logged all meals/snacks on MFP and was under my goal. I am very sore especially my thigh muscles and my arms. I plan on weighing myself every Friday.

SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:12 PM

 Thanks!

Quoting 4puddintaters:

Awesome mama!! Im happy for u!!

 

SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2013 at 9:16 PM

 Thanks for the encouragement and motivation! I will definitely keep you updated!

Quoting rfhsure:

keep going, and be sure to keep us updated! great job!

 

SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Good morning. TMI post but here goes: So I have IBS and I an on the constipation side which means I hardly ever go. I decided to take a couple of laxatives to help move things along and it's worked good so far. :)

I thought about skipping my workout today but changed my mind because I really want to lose this weight so I'll be doing 1 30 minute workout instead of 2.
SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Finally found my measuring cups!! Using MFP and these will definitely put me on the right track. Breakfast this morning is a bowl of Special K Cereal (Vanilla Almond).

ETA: 12:57pm- So breakfast was only supposed to be a bowl of cereal this morning but i caved and also had half a bowl of Ramen Noodles and a juice which puts my cals for the day at 510 :(
tiredmomfor2
by ~Lyndsay~ on Sep. 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM
measuring cups and mfp are my best friend. It really makes a difference.
keep up the good work Mama!
SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Thanks! Same to you! :)

Quoting tiredmomfor2:

measuring cups and mfp are my best friend. It really makes a difference.

keep up the good work Mama!
SexyDiva19
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 1:15 PM
What's you're name on MFP??

Quoting tiredmomfor2:

measuring cups and mfp are my best friend. It really makes a difference.

keep up the good work Mama!
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN