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  1. The Next 30 Lbs | Week 4

    October 19, 2012 by B.Good

    As of July 2012 – I had lost 40 lbs since the beginning of the year. I inadvertently took the Summer off to enjoy myself and focus on some other projects. But now I’m back…focused…determined to lose The Next 30 Lbs that will put me in the “Healthy Weight” category, per my BMI measurement.

    This progress report is in regards to The Next 30 Lbs…Week 4.

    Yeah…the weekly updates aren’t working, lol. Bi-weekly updates are more likely.

    Weight: -10lbs | BMI: 27.4 (-7.4) | Waist: 36.5″ (-7.5″)

    So…4 weeks in, with 10 lbs lost, I am 1/3 of the way there! YAY!!! I really can’t wait to get to my healthy weight. Weight loss is WORK! All the more reason I can’t afford to succumb to the distractions along the way. But let me tell you… I had some MAJOR distractions the last 2 weeks. And I still managed to lose 5 lbs. God is GOOD! #HaveFaith #LiveHealthy

    I think what keeps me on track…even when I falter…is that the desire to BE and REMAIN healthy is at my CORE. It’s the very essence of who I am and what I am striving to be. Now, I certainly dipped into some Chinese Food this week (and it was “G-double-O-D” GOOD!), but I didn’t get the damaging effects to my body that I used to get. Why? Because my body is a lean-mean fat burning machine. And it no longer stores (or hangs on to) the bad fat. It recognizes that it’s a foreign substance, and works to get it out of my system as quickly as possible.

    [I’ve even regurgitated food that my body didn’t like. And once that happens…you can rest assured I’m not eating that crap again. Didn’t have any business eating it in the first place…*ahem*]

    And get this…as SOON as I get back on track with my healthy meals, my body wastes NO time responding to that as well. It’s like my body is SO relieved that it’s receiving proper nutrition, that it can’t wait to digest the foods and put them to work! And that’s a big difference from my former behavior. BEFORE…I used to eat Chinese Food, and top it off with some more Chinese Food the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that. My body didn’t know how to deal with the crap I was constantly feeding it, so the extra fat and the extra pounds just piled on.

    NOW, if I indulge in eating some crap…I don’t linger there. I don’t stay in that place. I DON’T EVEN WANT TO. I’m eager to get some fresh veggies, protein, fiber, and WATER into my system. That’s what my body craves now. My mind still lusts after the ooey and the gooey [please believe it!], but the physical can only take so much.

    And having trained my body to respond in this way certainly helps ease the food struggle between mind and body, and helps me make good decisions in the end to support my CORE.

    For those who’ve been following along from the beginning of my journey…

    Total Weight Loss: 50lbs


  2. The Next 30 Lbs | Week 2

    October 5, 2012 by B.Good

    As of July 2012 – I had lost 40 lbs since the beginning of the year. I inadvertently took the Summer off to enjoy myself and focus on some other projects. But now I’m back…focused…determined to lose The Next 30 Lbs that will put me in the “Healthy Weight” category, per my BMI measurement.

    This progress report is in regards to The Next 30 Lbs…Week 2.

    Weight: -5 lbs | BMI: 28.2 (-6.6) | Waist: 37″ (-7″)

    I’m a week late with this report. I want to do weekly updates, but last week just wasn’t the week to get started. Between PMS, just plain ol’ MS (no “P”), and moving to a new apartment…it was rough sticking to my plan and finding a moment to stop and give a progress report.

    But here I am, 2 weeks later, with some good news to share. (Wasn’t it worth the wait? :))

    Glad to report that I’m still on target to lose 30 lbs in 10 weeks. I’m 1 lb shy of the goal to lose 3 lbs a week, but I’ll take it. I’m sure I can make up for it along the way…at least, that’s what I’ll be shooting for.

    For those who’ve been following along from the beginning of my journey…

    Total Weight Loss: 45lbs


  3. 26 weeks later…

    July 5, 2012 by B.Good

    Weight: -40lbs | BMI: 28.9 (-5.9) | Waist: 38″ (-6″)

    It’s officially official. I am BACK in ONEderland*…for good. And with that milestone comes another…

    I AM NO LONGER OBESE.

    Praise God.

    Per my BMI, I am now in the “overweight” category, which means I still have some work to do, but I am indeed HEALTHIER. I’ve got another 30 lbs to lose to get to a “normal” BMI. And I’m gonna do it.

    Here’s How…

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  4. 21 weeks later…

    June 11, 2012 by B.Good

    Timeline of the video:

    • 0:00 – Update on my “State of the Weight”
    • 2:54 – Tailored Pants Revealed
    • 7:00 – New Body, New Clothes. Help me dress this foreign body! Please 🙂

    Basically…not much progress was made since my last progress report from week 16. The last 5 weeks were a wash, as I went on vacation and took plenty of liberties in that time. I reached my milestone briefly, but then bounced right up out of it not too much later.

    But I’m back now…settled in, and ready to WORK! I will reach that milestone again, and I will go farther than ever.

    I did, however, manage to work with my Nana to alter those slacks I had that were ginormous! Refresh your memory HERE.

    And while I was on vacation, I picked up a new pair of jeans that fit without a belt or further alteration, lol. But umm, the whole shopping experience was dreadfully overwhelming. So many options available that weren’t there before…I haven’t a clue what to do! H-E-L-P!


  5. 16 weeks later…

    May 1, 2012 by B.Good

    Weight: -32lbs | BMI: 30.1 (-4.7) | Waist: 40″ (-4″)


  6. 10 weeks later…

    March 15, 2012 by B.Good

    And now for my 10 week progress report…

    Weight: -22lbs | BMI: 31.6 (-3.4) | Waist: 41 (-3)

    Needless to say, I missed my goal to repeat my previous 18 lb weight loss.

    But I did lose 4 lbs over the last 5 weeks, lowered my BMI by 0.6, with no change to my waist measurement.

    So, that’s the good news. And it really is good news, because I actually accomplished the above results over the last 2 weeks. The 3 weeks prior, however, are a different story.

    The Dreaded Plateau

    It happens to the best of us. Everything’s going great, you’re doing (just about) everything right, and suddenly…the number on the scale stops moving. Even as I jumped up and down on the dang thing…that little red line stayed put.

    [I use an analog scale.  Only way I roll.]

    There are many things that can contribute to a plateau, and that is the most annoying part of it all. It’s rare that there is just ONE reason why your body settles at a particular weight, and it’s rare that just ONE solution will get you going again.

    My Story of Plateau

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  7. 5 weeks later…

    February 9, 2012 by B.Good

    And now for my first progress report…

    Weight: -18lbs | BMI: 32.2 (-2.8) | Waist: 41 (-3)