Sunday, July 12, 2009

Jillian Kicks My Butt - Week 10 - Sunday

Well, this is it - the last official day of my Jillian challenge. Lots to cover today.

First, some very exciting stuff. As I've mentioned before, I wanted to become a Turbo Kick instructor, so I'd have access to more workouts. I've accepted that I'm not instructor material, so I've done the next best thing. Chalene Johnson recently launched to Turbo Kick Fan Club, which lets regular Janes order Turbo Kick dvds. You can order the dvds without being a member of the club, but one of the benefits of being a Fan is 20% off. So, by signing up for automatic shipments every 2 months, I get 20% off each volume. I think each volume has 2 workouts that are 50-60 minutes long. I AM SO FREAKING STOKED!!! I mean, I can hardly contain my excitement. I cut back my Netflix plan to accommodate this. I'm so excited LOL

I did another Rockport Fitness Walking Test today, to determine my VO2 max. I did 1 mile in 15:00 (71 calories), and my new VO2 is 42.55 mls/kg/min. Well, it's not really new - close to last time, when I didn't write down the decimal places. Still pretty darn good. I cut 15 seconds off my time, and my heart rate was lower. [/geek]

I'm sure you're waiting impatiently for my "results" of this challenge. I am rather disappointed to report that I only lost 2.5 pounds in the last 10 weeks, and I'm still up half a pound from my Week 6 low. I weighed in at 130 pounds this morning. However, the tape measure showed some very good results (in inches lost):

0.5 around neck
0.75 around the girls (sadly, I don't have the decent rack I used to have)
1.25 around the rib cage
1.5 around the waist
0.75 around the belly (the one area I'm desperate to get rid of!)
1.25 around the hips
0.5 & 1 around the thighs
The other sites were the same, or within quarter of an inch.

I also did a 7 site body fat test with the calipers. Apparently, I used them wrong when I did the 3 site test on myself last month. I had my husband take 3 measurements from each spot (and he was using them correctly), and got 18.96450438404287% body fat. I am not 100% confident with the result, but I think I'm going to do this weekly so my husband can practice and maybe I'll get a better picture of what's going on with my body. The 3 site test, using the numbers my husband got, gives me a result of 19.22659281837059% body fat. Another site with 7 measurements (though it only asks for one measurement from each site - the other averages three measurements) gives me 19.40243% body fat. I used the highest number measurement for each site. So, lets call my body fat percentage 19.5 to be safer. Of course, there is still some measurer error in there but I won't be THAT much of a geek.

Oh, and post-challenge pictures are up on my weight loss pics web site.

So, considering these results, I'm not sure I want to cut my calories just yet. I was going to, to try to lose more scale weight but really, I don't want to be miserable cutting things out of my diet. Not right now. It's so much easier in the winter. For now, maintenance is fine. I love the foods I've been eating, even though I haven't had my homemade bread or granola bars in a week. For once in my life, I'm happy with food, and not in the emotionally damaging way the binges made me "happy" at the time.

6:20 AM - apple & cottage cheese

10:50 AM - omelet w/ onion, green pepper, avocado, light cream cheese, & salsa

2:30 PM - tuna salad w/ avocado, tomato, mozzarella cheese, green pepper & sun dried tomato dressing

4:45 PM - homemade coleslaw; I was going to have this with dinner but I was so hungry!!!

5:05 PM - black bean burgers w/ tomato & mustard on romaine lettuce

6:00 PM - yogurt; I tried the Yoplait Thick & Creamy Cinnamon Roll on a whim and hello, new favorite yogurt! I am really picky about my yogurt and this is about perfect for me.

Two cups of coffee and 120 ounces of water.

Calories - 1649
Carbs - 159 (42 fiber)
Protein - 120
Fat - 65
C/P/F Ratio - 37.6/28.2/34.2


Hayley said...

Becky I see a HUGE difference between these pics and the last! Even though you might not have lost much on the scale, it clearly shows in your pictures and measurements. WAY TO GO!!

Becky said...

Thanks. I'm totally pleased!

that70sgrl said...

That's awesome Becky!! Look at all those inches lost! I think at the stage you're at... the scale is nuthin but a number! Time to focus on other things, like you're already doing! Congrats!