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Monday, February 22, 2010

Down eight sizes

This has me pumped, going to a comfortable 16 (down from a 24).  I guess even though the scale AND the tape measure haven't been moving any, stuff is shifting around.  Even friends I only see periodically say they think they see the loss in my stomach or hips.  I'm glad they can see it because I have not been able to.  However, I can't remember the last time I was a size 16!

I just spent over an hour in the basement doing a new kettlebell routine that about killed me.  What a great way to get cardio AND strength training in one!  I recommend it for anybody who thinks they are ready to try something new.

I have been somewhat lax in starting my new year off right.  I either go balls to the wall or nothing.  It's time I get a decent routine down and STICK WITH IT.  I'm not going to see any results if I don't do what needs to be done.

I also had a partial unfill today.  I am getting really tired of going back and forth to the doctor's every month.  He fills me up, then less than a week later I need to go back and have some taken out.  I MAY have been brought from my 5cc to 4.8.  He said I was still more than the 4.6 I was at when I got my last fill, but less than the 5 he had me at.  I did just FINE Saturday afternoon (my first day of solids after my fill), but dinner didn't do so well.  I think it was a combination of having had a couple drinks and then trying to eat -- AND eating a bit of bread at the table when we got to the restaurant.  Nothing like pb'ing most of the evening in a very posh restaurant.  I highly recommend it.  o_O  I have to say that the last week or so, I no heart my band and have been going through a case of "what did I dos?"


  1. Okay, I have to ask..what is kettleball.. I hear it's great for lengthening and streamlining muscles without bulk but I've never actually seen one.. is it like a medicine ball?

    Congrats on your size drop. Weird how sometimes it doesn't show on the scale and yet we feel it in our clothes. Just goes to show the scale isn't the be all end all. Nice going, Beth :)

  2. A kettlebell is a ball-shaped lead weight with a handle. They come in various weights, so you can utilize whatever works for you. That's why I got the Powerbell, because you can adjust the weight instead of buying one (or two) of numerous sizes. Here's what they look like: http://www.google.com/products?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4SUNA_enUS268US268&q=kettlebell&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=bBSES9nXCZDTlAepuvCTAg&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CB0QzAMwAA

  3. Eight sizes is outstanding - congratulations on the achievement! Strength training will help you reshape your body but sometimes it skews weight loss; don't fret too much the scale always catches up. Reading about your kettle bell workout has me itching to get back to weight training which I love, far more than cardio.

  4. The nice thing about the kettlebell training, Jennifer, is you get BOTH. Before, I used to just do the standing or sitting weight training, and you hardly got to breathing heavy. THIS, however -- wowza!