Alright... here goes. I started a thread before, but here's a new one. New goals - or at least paying better attention to things and tracking my calories and progress.
Had a health assessment at work for an insurance incentive, and here are the results of where I'm at currently:
Height - 5' 6"
Weight - 167 pounds
Body Fat - 36.2% (much higher than I expected...)
BMI - 27
Waist - 31 inches
Hips - 42 inches
Pant Size - between 10 and 12 (Gap/Banana Republic sizing)
I'll get more info from the blood test in a few weeks.
Ultimately I would like to make my first goal to get down to 150 pounds, but what is more important to me is feeling good and reducing my body fat percentage (I need one of those fancy machines they used!).
I've been doing Zumba regularly (1 to 2 days a week) and started getting back into lifting weights. Just need to get into a better routine.
Also started counting calories using myfitnesspal.com. Looking at 1200 calories/day to lose 2 pounds/week - not sure how accurately I'm counting (since I never eat processed food - always cook or eat food from the farmers markets or local restaurants, which aren't easy to locate the nutrition facts), but I'm trying!
I already have been feeling good going to zumba, and it's been giving me more energy, and the only time I'm really self-conscious is in a bathing suit or in shorts. I've always tried wearing clothes that are flattering, and also have noticed that I've been carrying my weight better since drinking less, although it's getting closer to the best beer season...
Just want to be healthier, ultimately. So here goes, I guess!