Sunday, August 23, 2009


I knew that I was way high again on my weight. The most I've ever weighed was 225. I knew I was getting back up to that weight when I started getting heartburn again. Something struck me as different though. Before, when I got to around 190-200 pounds I was solidly in size 18. When I started getting to 215-225 my 18's were becoming very tight and I almost needed to go into size 20.

This time it's a bit different. I'm barely moving into size 18's at 210 pounds. Yes. I weigh 210. Sigh. But, my sizes are very different. Maybe I've gained some muscle along with this weight gain? I hope so. That will make losing weight a little bit easier--just a little bit, though.

Tomorrow is the big day. I start school and I officially start my diet. I'm planning on measuring myself sometime today so I can also track my actual measurements. You CAN lose size, but not weight--sometimes.

I'm not riding my bike yet. That road still hasn't opened. As soon as it does? I'm on the bike. But even if I'm not on my bike I still need to do the other things I planned on doing. Taekwondo, pushups and situps, and the rowing machine. It is very easy to miss taekwondo during the school year--way too easy. So I need to step up my commitment to taekwondo along with everything else!


Marta O. Smith said...

How long have you been doing Taekwondo? I'll bet that's helping with toning and building muscle. (I think I need to find my old TaeBo workout videos.)

Tristi said...

Hey Shanna,

We all hear ya - and we're so glad you're here!

I got the TaeBo tapes a few years back, but my son, who was then six, was absolutely terrified of Billy Blanks and had nightmares about him. So I stopped using the tapes. :)

Rebecca Talley said...

I do Tae Bo (thought his spandex is a little hard on the eyes). I'd love to learn real thing. Sounds like you're firming up. Good for you!

Just take it one day at a time, otherwise it's way too overwhelming.

Shanna Blythe said...

I've been taking it for a while. Maybe four years? But with a lot of long pauses--I broke my knee and dislocated it--so I took about a year to two years off there, and have had some other interruptions. I do think that this past year I have become much more regular at attending.

Thanks! I'm glad to be here too. I think it is way cool how many people are posting about their experiences! Ha ha! Your poor son! Yeah. That would make doing Tae Bo impossible!

I do love taekwondo--most days! I really hate sparring/conditioning days but that is because it KILLS me!!

Thanks for the advice. So far I've made it a day and a half! ;)