Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Weekly Weigh-In and Other Ramblings

Fat loss 101: Scale weight is the least important measurement for evaluating your progress!To begin with, I know I'm a day late on my weekly weigh in. I did do it yesterday but things have been a bit stressful around here lately so I just didn't get time to put it in.

So here goes:

Week 2 weight: 215.0 (yay down a whole pound!!)
Week 2 waist: 35 inches
Week 2 arms: 12.5 inches
Week 2 thighs: 23.5 inches
Week 2 hips: 49 inches
Week 2 chest: 39.5 inches

So progress! I'm feeling better about this. I have really been trying to watch what I eat but since I have a house full of wonderful goodies for Halloween (Thanks Brenda! :) ) It has been a bit slow going.

So onto the "Other Ramblings"

Here at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary there is a wonderful women's program. There are undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and even doctoral programs designed just for women seeking to go into the ministry. Or to work along side their husbands in what ever ministry God might call them to.

I am currently enrolled in a class call "Wife of the Equiping Minister." It is the first class in the Seminary Studies for Student Wives program. This is a certificate program that I will be enrolling myself into next semester. The class I am taking now is free, along with the child care for my babies. The rest of the classes are given at a reduced rate to allow wives to get a seminary education along with their husbands. I can't wait to get completely enrolled in the program and begin my journey to my cerfiticate.

However, I have bigger dreams. Once I finish with this program I also want to get my master's degree. In what you might ask? Well, the degree program is a Masters in Christian Education with a concentration on Homemaking.


Yes, ladies and gents, I want  to get a degree in homemaking. And with that degree I plan to become an event planner, or an author, or a teacher. I just really don't know what yet. Especially since that is several years down the road.

So there you have it. My new dreams and aspirations. Luckly, I have the full support of my husband on these dreams. He actually wants me to begin my master's now but that just isn't in the financial cards. But one day I will have it. I might even look at getting my doctoate in women's studies. Who knows. But for now, this is the path that God has laid on my heart and I plan to do the best I can in fullfilling it.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday Weigh-In

Last week was rough. I was excited and ready to take on the world with my excerise and diet changes and I just knew this would be easy. Then Thrusday hit and I got tired. Chasing after 2 kids, maintaining the house, cooking the meals, and everything else I had to get done was exhausting. Isn't it always though. There were several nights that I didn't even get a workout in until 9 PM. But with the help and encouragement from Dusty I made it through the week. I exercised all 7 days. And with that here are my weekly results:
Week 1 weight: 216.0 pounds
Week 1 waist: 35.5 inches
Week 1 arms: 13.5 inches
Week 1 thighs: 25.0 inches
Week 1 hips: 49.5 inches
Week 1 chest:39.5 inches

So even with my lack of motivation on some days I have to say I did pretty good. The weight isn't down like I want it to be but there are several inches lost so I guess thats progress.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Setting New Goals

Last month I tried to start the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workout program. I got 15 days though it and I gave up. Mostly, I wasn't getting much sleep and I was too tired to really work out. Well, yesterday I made a decision to try agian. This time I want to do it right. I am going to push my self to get through the entire 30 days.

This morning I did my starting weight and I took my starting measurements. Here they are:
Starting Weight: 216.4 lbs
Starting Waist: 38 in
Starting Arms: 14 in
Starting Thighs: 27 in
Starting Hips: 50 in
Starting Chest 40.5 in

So there they are. I hope to add a before picture as soon as I can get it downloaded to my computer.

I will be weighing in and measuring on Mondays so stay tuned for next week's update.