Monday, March 15, 2010

Week 9 Weight Loss: 10% Down!

Yeah Baby! I lost 1.7 lbs this week which brings me to 10% of my total body weight lost! Woot!

There are all kinds of statistics on what happens to you when you do this:
1. You lower your cholesterol
2. You decrease your chances of contracting heart disease/stroke
3. You decrease your chances of contracting Diabetes.
4. You reduce your risk of Cancer
5. You reduce your risk of Gallbladder disease
6. You decrease the risk of Osteoarthritis (wearing of the joints)
7. You decrease any sleep apnea

These are just a few wins, but let's just say that I feel like I accomplished something.

Only 31 percent of U.S. adults report that they engage in regular leisure-time physical activity (defined as either three sessions per week of vigorous physical activity lasting 20 minutes or more, or five sessions per week of light-to-moderate physical activity lasting 30 minutes or more). About 40 percent of adults report no leisure-time physical activity. (National Center for Health Statistics. Chartbook on Trends in the Health of Americans. Health, United States, 2008. Hyattsville, MD: Public Health Service. 2008.)

Of the 31 percent, when physical activity is measured by a device that detects movement, only about 3–5 percent of adults obtain 30 minutes of moderate or greater intensity physical activity on at least 5 days per week (Troiano RP, Berrigan D, Dodd KW, Mâsse LC, Tilert T, McDowell M. Physical activity in the United States measured by accelerometer. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2008; Jan;40(1):181–8.)

I am pleased that I am in the top 30.. (Mom would be so proud) but now I am curious if I made the top 3-5 %. Maybe that bodybug is in my future.

I think April Fool's is coming early. There is a NJ woman trying to become the fattest woman in the world... and it isn't me. Check it out. I wonder what y'all think. She lives nearby. I am seriously thinking of driving to her house.

OK, so as for the Truthiness. No one guessed correctly!
1. I am a Grammy-Award winning Recording Artist.
No, but I am on a recording that won for best sound.
2. I speak 4 languages fluently.
Nope. English and French (functionally) Pig Latin doesn't count!
3. I have 4 US Patents.
Unless we are talking about patent-leather shoes, nope!
4. I am an Opera Singer.
TRUE! Went to University and everything. I am a Soprano who sings gloriously in her shower.
5. I have travelled to all 7 Continents twice.
Nope. Never been to Africa... but I am working on it. Let's say it is a goal.
6. I have been a featured guest on the TV show ‘Clean House’.
No, but I should be. I am freakin' hopeless when it comes to cleaning and organization.
7. I am a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist.
Well, I am eligible. In 2005, I completed a 1 yr. certification program and can practice in NJ, but I never sat for the National Exam. I need to do that.


  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog and really well done on your exercise achievements!

    I also saw the NJ lady article and had no words - i was flabbergasted! How scary that dream is but most i'm scared for that little girl of hers.

    Keep it up!

  2. Congrats on the loss!! Losing 10% of your weight is amazing!

    And thanks for the comment on my blog :) It's nice to know that someone's reading...

  3. wow, a 10% loss is awesome! great job!

    and how cool you are an opera singer! i can't carry a tune to save my life and have always envied people who can really sing.

  4. Woohoo on the loss!

    I read about that woman. She's a mum too. And apparently a dickhead!

  5. Kudos on the milestone! That really is something to celebrate.

    And I'm happy to be following your success story. It's overdue, actually.

    Keep up the fantastic work!

  6. Congrats on the weight loss. Keep going - you're doing GREAT!!

  7. Woot! Great job!

    Opera singer! Very cool. I'm also very impressed with the half-truths!

  8. 10%? Whoo-hoo! You're rockin' it - even on the road last week :)

  9. That's awesome news...i'm sure you must be very proud for hitting that 10% mark.
    I'm proud of you too :)

  10. WOW! What a great milestone to hit! Congrats! you should be so proud of youself, hit one of those opera high notes in celebration! aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  11. Nice Missa! and after a week on the road, way to go!

    So what was the album you were on that won "Best Sound"?

    And you say you haven't been to Africa... does that mean you HAVE been to Antarctica? That would be amazing!

  12. That's absolutely brilliant, especially as you've been away! Well done. :o)

  13. Well done girl. 10% is a great milesone. CONGRATULATIONS!!

    If I lived as close to that woman as you do, I'd certainly be reaching out to her. So if you feel inclined to do so, go for it. You may just be what she really needs. (*_*)