Sunday, May 3, 2009

ChaLean Extreme - Week 12 - Sunday

Last day of ChaLean Extreme!!! Lots of measurements to list today.

---------------Feb 2----------------------------May 3
Weight -------143.5 lb--------------------------132.5 lb (down 4 from last week - I think the increase in water has helped)
Bust----------39 in----------------------------37.75 in
Band----------35.5 in--------------------------34.5 in
Waist---------35.5 in--------------------------34.5 in (actually up an inch from last month)
Belly----------40 in----------------------------37.25 in
Hips-----------39.5 in--------------------------37 in

I also lost on inch off each thigh, and the rest of me (calves and various points on the arm) pretty much stayed the same. There was lots of up and down from month to month because I measure myself. There's not a lot of difference overall - I certainly can't see it in the pictures but I do feel it in the clothes and in myself in general (on good days). And the new pics are up on my web site.

And dude, we got a f'ing CROSSFIT here on the beach!!! This is hardcore conditioning that I would love to do some day. It's even within walking distance of my house, like 5 blocks! Maybe when I finish up my next challenge, I'll try to find a way to fit in the CrossFit Workout of the Day.

I'm kind of mad at myself. After I blogged last night, I got my son a cookie, and I ate one. It's really not a big deal but I thought I was probably pushing it in terms of calories for the day. They are so freaking good. Ugh. They are going to be my downfall. I'm glad most of them are frozen.

I know the question on everyone's mind is, "Did you get your heart rate monitor?" We went up there and there was ONE left! I wasn't sure I wanted it, but I snagged it anyway. It was 10% off, and I had a $10 off $50 coupon, so I did buy the HRM. Since I had two such coupons, we also bought the Iron Gym Deluxe bar (for chin ups & pull ups, or as push up handles, sit up brace or dip contraption). I've been scoping those for about a year. All the way home, I tried to decide what a good goal for chin ups would be, true chin ups, not negatives or assisteds or a chin from a jump. I decided that, by the end of summer, I wanted to do one perfect, from a dead-hang chin up.

We got home, and Sam put it together, so of course I had to try it out. Much to my shock, I did not one, but two perfect chin ups!!! Then I rested a bit and did another. So now I have to come up with a new goal - maybe a pull up (which is a chin up with your palms facing away from you). But I am worried that I'll be sore in the morning (it's been a while since I've done any type of lat pull down) and won't Shred well.

6:45 AM - apple & cottage cheese

8:30 AM - coffee w/ half-and-half & Splenda

10:05 AM - turkey bacon, toast w/ butter, scrambled eggs w/ onion, green pepper & salsa

1:45 PM - carrots & almonds; I measured some out to take with me when we drove to Virginia. I told everyone to eat lunch before we left and bring a snack because we were not stopping for fast food on the way.

4:40 PM - chicken salsa & risotto; I threw some boneless chicken breasts into the slow cooker with salsa and cooked it on low all day. Into the risotto, I put some minced onion & garlic, corn, fajita seasoning, and shredded mozzarella & parmesan cheese. It was delicious!!!

6:30 PM - brownie & ice cream; This was my birthday treat. I had one serving of each.

9:30 PM - another serving of brownie and ice cream; I'm posting my blog early, but I wrote this and I'm going to stick to it. Unless I decide not to have it at all.

Two cups of coffee and 140 ounces of water today.


Sara said...

What a great day for you!!!
~Awesome measurements!
~Awesome weigh-in!
~New HRM!
~New Iron Gym Delux Bar!
~Bargain shopping!
~Not one, but TWO perfect chinups!
And the perfect way to end the day?....
Brownies and ice cream!
I'm so happy for you!
Happy Birthday to you! (again and a day late ;)

Jess said...

You continue to blow me away, woman! :D Chinups or pullups scare the shit out of me! I'm in awe of how you told the fam to eat before leaving and to bring snacks since you weren't stopping. Great job on the water too!

And last but not'd better not hurt yourself yet! I'm afraid I'm going to lose my resolve without you there to motivate my ass to do the Shred. I need you in tip-top shape, chiquita! :oP

GREAT JOB again on the weight loss! WOO-HOO! :D

Jess said...

I just checked out your pics too...DAMN woman?! I can see a huge difference! :)

Hayley said...

Oh my GOSH have made SO MUCH progress...I can't believe it!! You seriously look like an entirely different person. Wait a sec - of course I can believe it...I have told you time and again how strong you are - inside and out. WTG on those chinups - or were they pullups? Either way, WHOA!!

I'm so glad you got the HRM along with some other stuff. That's awesome - you deserve it! Can't wait to hear what you think about it. As well as Shredding! :)

Becky said...

Thank you, ladies. Is it bad that I'm all giddy with the results? For the first time in a long, long time, I feel small!

Jess said...

That's not a bad thing at all! And...

YOU ARE small! :D