Monday, December 6, 2010

Weekly Weigh in

I haven't been very good at updating this thing!

I lost another 2.6lbs this week for 15.6 total.  I think that's pretty fantastic for 5 weeks, especially for me!

I switched things up this week, instead of tracking points I tracked calories.  I set a goal to eat 1400-1500 calories a day.  Though it was in the 1600 a couple days.  I tried to find my BMR on several websites and one was 2000 something, one was 2100 something and one was 2200 something!  Very different and confusing!!! I was trying to step it up since several people in the weight loss competition are kicking my butt!  Either way I'm happy.

Most of my physical exercise this week was shovelling snow! and I only worked out once so that is my goal for the week.  Step that up!!!

I've been thinking of going to WW on Wednesday to learn about the changes and find out how it differs from what I'm used to.  I haven't been going to WW most of the year and am doing this competition/loss on my own so at this point I think I might cancel my membership. I haven't decided yet.

Monday, November 29, 2010


I'm down another 1.2lbs this week!  Not bad after Thanksgiving.  So I've lost 13lbs in my first 4 weeks.

I havent made it back into the workout groove yet since I've been sick.  I did a yoga/pilates workout on turkey day that I organized for my competition and some friends.  It was about the only thing I did other than shovel snow!

So I need to step the workouts up!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Weigh In and Update

I'm still alive!  I was really sick last week and am recovering and getting back to normal.

Here is yesterday's weigh in.

I lost another 2.8lbs for a total of 11.8. Which comes out to 3.89% of my body weight.

I thought that was pretty fantastic given that I was only able to work out once, any other time I was coughing up a storm which led to an asthma attack and a very very sore body.

Back in action this week and plan on coming out of Thanksgiving week with a loss!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Husbandly Support

My husband is still complaining about the lack of junk food/fast food, and I keep asking him the same questions.  Do you want a baby?  Do you want to have a healthy lifestyle?  Do you want to live longer?  Or would you rather poison your body with chemicals, processed foods, and fast food?  He always agrees but the next day he brings it up again!  I did give in to him once this week and allowed to have fast food. I chose a junior burger and small chili from Wendys.  It was just OK, it wasn't what my body wanted that's for sure!

I gave into the chocolate (left over halloween candy) once this week and ate half my daily points in just crap.  I realized what I had done and asked him to hide the candy.  And now when he comes up from "doing laundry" he is licking his lips.  So, I think it's time to get the candy out of the house and give it away!!!!  I don't want to create a bad habit where he feels he has to eat behind my back like a kid.

I have to give him credit, I did drastically change everything in one day, BUT I really expected him to be more supportive than he has been.  I'm hoping he will come around.  I made a deal with him that if he shuts up about it and stops pressuring me to have the crap we can have fast food once a week.  I intend to keep it at ONCE a week!  So we'll see.

Weigh in

Did my weigh in today for the end of week 2 and I lost 3.0lbs this week.  I did 3 light workouts because I've been so sick (30 mins elliptical, 30 mins wii fit, 45 beginners yoga on demand) so I wasn't expecting that much. 

So that is 9 pounds down in 2 weeks and I'm feeling as strong as when I started going into week 3. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sickly, Still

It's been a long sickly week!  I haven't had a lot of energy and have pretty much been at home all week.  I did manage a couple workouts but nothing very intense.  Tomorrow is the end of the 2nd week weigh in and I'm not worried.  I have been eating properly and I know I'll be down atleast a couple pounds.

I dont know why but I have a hankering for SHRIMP!  I would love some input on your favorite shrimp recipes.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Question

Do you keep a food journal?  What types of things do you track?

A few of the competitors in my weight loss group struggled with their weight loss this week.  I'm want to encourage them in any way I can, offer tips, advice, etc. (Not that I am an expert or anything)  I think a food journal is a great place to start.  So what are your thoughts?

I found this article from Science Daily that says food journalling doubles weight loss.  Has that been your experience?