Monday, March 04, 2013

Weigh-in March 4: A little short

I didn't make my goal of getting into the 170s by my first March weigh-in. I have now lost a total of 3.2 pounds since the beginning of the year, or roughly 1/3 pound per week. Obviously I would like to increase the rate of loss, but I am happy that the numbers are heading in the right direction (see the red line graph).

My calories were erratic this week and I missed a couple of planned workouts, including both my swim workouts for the week.  I was a little confused about how I had done so well until I opened up my geeky spreadsheet and typed the numbers in for the week. This week, I dropped my average calories quite a bit, which brought me into the calorie range Russ & Jeff would suggest for me if I were moderately active. (By the way, Russ is podcasting again with a new cohost, and it's fun to listen to, though I miss Jeff's super-focused, matter-of-fact perspective.) And even though I dropped a couple of workouts, I still had a 2500+ calorie burn for the week.

I'm also feeling relaxed and confident that the weight loss will happen, even if it's not on my schedule. Not only is my weight dropping, but my body fat has gone down since the beginning of the year (the blue line graph). That means that I'm losing the right kind of weight while maintaining my muscle mass.

The thing I'm looking forward to most right now is clothes. Right now I only have two pairs of jeans that I like to wear. Once I am comfortably fitting into a size 12 jeans again (I can currently wear a 12 in dress slacks but i'm a 14 in jeans), I'm going to get myself a really nice pair.  As you can tell, I don't lose quickly, so they will fit me for a while. I would love your recommendations -- do you have a favorite brand? I don't want teeny-bopper jeans or mom jeans, I want something that looks cute and stylish but not flashy. Just some dark, basic, dressy jeans.


  1. That is the kind of jeans both my girls like (dark and plain) and they have the best luck at the Gap (even though they are built very different).

    Mine are from LandsEnd for reasons most people would not like (any weight gain shows immediately in these jeans as they hit at exactly the right/wrong spot and any excess appears in form of muffin top which I love/hate).

    The jeans I had before that were from Geoffry Beene, but I don't think he is even making women's wear any more (was very sad, really loved those trouser style, dark wash jeans).

    Depending on how high/low you like the rise, you will not have a ton of jeans to try. Which I think makes it a heck of a lot easier. Shopping for the girls, when we said we did not want Mom Jeans, but did also not want super low rise, wanted them dark wash and NO bedazzling, no tears nor wash, some places (like Macy's) did not have anything (at all) for them to try.

  2. I like 7 for all Mankind Jeans, they have a mid-rise and are made for a curvier figure. They are expensive but I found some at Steinmart and wore them until they fell apart.

  3. Such consistency! Love it :)


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