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This is my story and progress from my last serious go at a healthier lifestyle. In 2013 I wanted to lose 100 pounds. I didn’t succeed, but I did get healthier.

About

Me at a friend's wedding in June 2012.
Me at a friend’s wedding in June 2012.

At 30 years old, I have decided it is time to make some major life changes. I have promised myself I will lose 100 pounds in 2013.

I began my new life eating healthy and eating right Jan. 16, 2o13. These photos were taken March 2, 2013 after losing 29.6 pounds (I couldn’t bring myself to take pictures at the very beginning, these are hard enough to look at). From time to time I will take more pictures and post them here. Hopefully you’ll see progress soon!

Day 1

April 21, 48.5 pounds lost.
April 21, 48.5 pounds lost.

WEIGH-INS

Date          Week       Total

  • Jan. 18     -13     -13
  • Jan 26     -2.2     -15.2
  • Feb. 2     -1.6      -16.8
  • Feb. 9      -3     -19.8
  • Feb. 16      -2     -21.8
  • Feb. 23     -7.2     -29
  • March 2     -0.6     -29.6
  • March 9     -4.2     -33.8
  • March 16   -2.6   -36.4
  • March 23   -1.4   -37.8
  • March 30  -3.6   -41.3
  • April 6       +0.8     -40.5
  • April 13     -4           -44.5
  • April 20     -4         -48.5
  • April 27    -2.6       -51.1  (WOO HOO! Halfway to my 2013 goal!)
  • June 1       -4.8        -59.5

5K Progress

I am doing the Couch25K program. I highly recommend it if you are trying to get into running.

Cycle 1

30 minutes total (5 minute warmup, followed by eight cycles of running 60 seconds and walking 90 seconds)

  • Attempt 1 — 1.68 miles
  • Attempt 2 — 1.73 miles
  • Attempt 3 — 1.78 miles
  • Attempt 4 — 1.78 miles
  • Attempt 5 — 1.82 miles
  • Attempt 6 — 1.71 miles (sore knee)
  • Attempt 7 — 1.89 miles

Cycle 2

(5 minute warm-up, six cycles of running 90 seconds and walking 2 minutes, followed by a 5 minute cool down)

  • Attempt 1 — 1.85 miles
  • Attempt 2 — 1.9 miles
  • Attempt 3 — 1.88 miles
  • Attempt 4 — 1.99 miles

Cycle 3

(5 minute warm-up, 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds walking, 3 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds walking, 3 minutes running, 3 minutes walking, 5 minute cool-down)

  • Attempt 1 — 1.64 miles