Thursday, December 1, 2011

November, I did good.

Y'all, I'm so sore today!  Like super, crazy sore.  You just never know when it is going to come, I guess.  :)

I changed my ticker yesterday to reflect my monthly weight.  In the month of November, I lost 6.8 pounds!!  That is so great for me and I'm very excited.  I lost continually from my pre-op diet through month 10 (November 2010).  In December 2010, I had a tonsillectomy and I got an unfill for that.  It was super miserable, I couldn't work out for several weeks and I couldn't care less about calories because my throat hurt so bad.  In December & January, I gained four pounds.

In February 2011, I started my Blogger site and got back to business.  In February and March, I lost 8.6 and 8.4 pounds, respectively.  Woohoo!  But then I entered stall city.  I think I went into maintenance mode without really planning on it.  From April-October, I gained 3.8 pounds.  Then something started to click.  I joined a group of girls in attempting to get to our goal weight by Leap Day...we are known as the Leapsters.  We are a fierce bunch!  Anyway, they are awesome support and I'm quite in love with them. 

Then I started my What's the Point system, giving myself points for positive behavior in an effort to "win" a necklace I want.  These things really seemed to work for me.  For the first time in 7 months, I'm showing significant and legitimate loss.  YAY!!  And during Thanksgiving no less!  I'm committed to doing the same thing for December.  With all of the Christmas traveling and holiday parties, I'm nervous, but committed.  I still have 25 pounds to lose!

I'm also pleased that I dedicated 1190 hours in November to working out.  That averages almost 40 minutes PER DAY.  Excellent!  And almost every day for the entire month, I drank over 100 ounces of water. 

I woke up today with the scale still stuck on 190, but I look back at what I did in November and I get over it.  I just have to keep going and it will work itself out.

Today's new outfit:
I'm so glad that I made this committment to wear my new clothes each day.  Otherwise, I think I would be in boring jeans and sweaters instead of the lovely things I bought. 

I thought I would leave you with a little picture from CrossFit.  I had to chuckle that my belly is showing, but I feel sure that no one would know it was me.  :)



tagyourit said...

You look great! 40 minutes a day!!!! Wow!

Kristin50 said...

You are doing fabulous! You look marvelous and that is what you have to show for all the hard work you are doing!

Dawnya said...

Congrats on your loss Beth Ann!!! I'm so proud of you!!! I'm so glad you have the Leapsters. you see those curves. You are looking HAWT!!! Your hair is growing out too.

Darlin1 said...

You are amazing.....and inspiring!


Laura Belle said...

Love the outfit! Look at the tiny little waist!!

HA, that's a great pic of CF!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Great job for November!!!!

Sam said...

What a great November you had. I just know you will do just as well this month :o)

Cat said...

I soooo love the new picture. It's absolutely beautiful.

Very proud of you for your November weight loss. I also giggled over the CF pic. I am not sure I can pick you out. I'll have to look again! :)

*handstand hearts for you hero*

KMR said...

you look great!!!

Sarah said...

Beth, you look SO SUPER GREAT! I'm SO proud of you!

Sarah @ Thinfluenced

FitBy40 said...

WOW,I never thought of keeping track of how many hours of exercise I do each month, that's awesome!
And, I must say, check out that waist! Love the new outfit.

Ronnie said...

We love you, too! Super proud of your progress this month. We WILL get where we want to be, cuz you're inspiring us every day with your fitness. :)

Cece said...

Love the outfit and attitude. And, because of you - I'm going to drink some amount of water in December (just need to figure out the amount) - thanks for the push !

Kiwigirl said...

Every time I see a new photo of you, there is a such a big difference. You look fantastic! I have a friend trying to get me to go to crossfit (it's just started here) - seeing that photo scares the hell out of me... it sounds, and now looks terrifying!