Certified Personal Trainer status
Jun 30, 2011
November 4...still checking in
Nov 03, 2009
No updates worth providing. Put still POSITIVE!
June 18 - ballroom dancer on stage
Jun 18, 2009
June 17--have to wait
Jun 17, 2009
March 15 - Dancing with the Stars
Mar 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 22--What a life-changing year its been
Oct 22, 2008
But the WOW moments keep happening! One thing I have not stopped is my physical fitness training. As a result, I am one of the people involved in a fashion show at the Novi Rock Financial Expo Center in November. The theme of the Expo is Fat to Fit. I've purchased my fitness clothing for the show on Saturday, and plan on doing my splits and possibly a backbend--with a kickback if I can get that far. For Sunday's show, I think I will wear my 1977 prom dress. It was custom made and is a classic style...so it doesn't look out of date. Of course, the splits and/or backbend will be out of the question wearing that on Sunday. LOL.
I should probably change my avatar because for the first time in my life, I have short hair. It was so hard for me to "go there", but I had lost so much hair, I just couldn't keep up with the long style. So I saw a Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) haircut that I really liked, and went for it. My hair stylist was very enthused and it turned out beautiful. I've had so many compliments!
I've stayed pretty consistent with my weight. I've been ranging between 129 and 136 here and there. When I have a particulary stressful week I can drop 6 pounds in that week. Stress can really play devil's advocate on my weight. But to me, its not about pounds, as you well know from my Intro. Its about body fat percentage and muscle mass. For some reason, that seems to fluctuate ALOT. I'm thinking I'm not eating enough protein. So I pump up the protein and BAM! ... the percentages change in one week's time. I stay within a size 4 and a size 6 (I have alot of muscle mass due to my Sicilian heritage).
My surgeon, Dr. Mark Pleatman and his whole office have been a God-send. My personal trainer, Peggy Staycoff, is now my best friend. She is truly a total Life Coach.
Oh...and I had another WOW moment over the summer. My husband and I went to a concert and were walking to our vehicle, and a group of guys were "hooting and hollaring" to me (and I don't wear "suggestive clothing---I tend to be fairly conservative). Then on that same journey to the vehicle, another group of guys yelled to my husband, "Dude! You rule!". Of course they were a bunch of drunk younger guys, but it was nice to hear (taken with a grain of salt).
So wish me luck on my fashion show adventure, cuz with anxiety and stress I may be walking out there shaking like a moth in a spider web.
Feb 24, 2008
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*Highest weight was 234 (lost 17 prior to surgery). Highest body fat percentage was 52%
Monday, February 25, 2008 - New Measurements
Feb 24, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008 - I'm on the cover!!!
Feb 06, 2008
Being the cover story of Health & Leisure has surely been my most wonderful WOW moment so far. Check out the magazine at http://www.healthandliesureonline.com
Friday, January 11, 2008 - Photo Shoot
Jan 11, 2008
They took pictures of me at my personal trainer's (Peggy Staycoff) fitness studio at her house. [email protected]. We took several pictures in my workout clothes in the fitness studio, then I changed clothes into something more dressy and took some more pictures from her formal living room. Peggy has a beautiful home, and the cathedral ceiling with floor to ceiling windows in the living room was beautiful. I am so thankful to Peggy for suggesting that we do the photo shoot there. I felt like a star, but felt a little uncomfortable. I would have liked some more specific direction on posing because I am not used to having my picture taken and what posing looks good for me and what doesn't. They showed me the pictures before the shoot ended and they looked pretty good. There were alot of problems with lighting/shadows. Some of the best looking pictures of me had shadows so won't be able to be used.
I also found out that I will be ON THE COVER!!! I am so excited. Its really something I would have never imagined for myself. Although, if I think back in my life, this kind of thing does happen to me from time to time.
They said the issue will be released sometime at the end of January, around the 27th. It is distributed in many locations in Southeast Michigan, but can also be downloaded from the web site in PDF format.
They provided me with a couple of previous issues. I have to say that I am really impressed with the information in the magazine. I will be sure to keep reading it. There are ALOT of very good articles.
I also weighed myself prior to leaving for the photo shoot. I was shocked to see that I had lost 4 pounds in the last week. I had been under the weather, so maybe that contributed to it. I now weigh 129 and am at 26 percent body fat. My goal is to get to 25 percent body fat. My doctor told me he didn't think I would be able to get that low because of excess skin and having a larger bust size. Well, I guess he wasn't correct in his assumption. Additionally, my surgeon told me that the ideal body weight for someone 5' 2" is 126. Of course, that doesn't take into account age or muscle mass.
Since I wasn't feeling well last week, I wasn't able to work out. Consequently, I also lost a pound of muscle mass. I gotta pump it up to get my muscle mass back up there. Peggy, my trainer, said she is going to adjust my workouts to get my muscle mass back up. At one point it was at 103 pounds.