Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday - Week 5





Here I am, 5 weeks into my weight loss challenge.  I'm not so happy, either.  Week 1 I went up 1 pound, Week 2 I was down 1, Week 3 I was down 1 more. Week 4 broke my heart.  I lost nothing, gained nothing.  I have been feeling really discouraged.

My eating habits have changed, and most days I eat very well.  The Lose It! application on my iTouch says in order to lose 2 pounds per week I need to eat 1140 calories daily.  Of course, that number increases if I exercise.

Work has been my most challenging eating enviornment.  I mean, really... I work in a restaurant with a scratch kitchen.  And the best ranch dressing known to man!  I splurged at the dinner following my friend Chuck's funeral and The Godmother's 50th, but other than that, I've been doing well.  I haven't had any soda in almost 4 weeks! And I drink at least a gallon of water a day. 

Working out has been sporadic at best.  The Man got a gym membership for me and I've been using that when there is time.  Otherwise, I have been getting my ass kicked bt Jillian Michaels a minimum of 3 times a week.  (I think she wants me to punch her.  Just sayin'...)

So like I said, here I am, Week 5.  I stepped on the scale and it says I am down 2.9 pounds.  (I think the Wii is lying, I don't feel like I've lost anything.  I feel like I've gained, if anything. But I'll take it.)  In 5 weeks, I have lost 3.9 pounds.  It's a far cry from my goal of 2 pounds per week, but I will take it.  I am still going to aim for my total weight loss goal at the end of May....  Change takes time, right?



19 comments:

Menopausal New Mom said...

It must be so much harder for you working in that kitchen! If I was around food all day long with it right in my face, I'd have a terrible time staying on track.

Good for you for losing that 2.9 pounds, hell that's almost 3 in total. I like to picture a block of one pound butter and that makes me feel like losing one pound is a lot!

Keep up the great work, you're on the right track!

Tiffany said...

i just finished doing the shred like, 10 minutes ago and i'm already sore. freaking jillian.

losing weight does take time, which sucks. i seemed to have gained the weight a whole lot faster--good luck for next week!

following you!

Michele said...

Must be so tough working where there is great food!!

Good for you for sticking with it!

Dual Mom said...

Yeah, it's pretty impressive that you work at a restaurant and are able to even think about losing weight.

It's a slow battle...but worth it in the end, right?

The Blue Zoo said...

Realistically you should aim for a loss of 1 pound a week. Thats the healthy way to do it. Just keep at it! You'll get there eventually!

Nancy C said...

If you're doing it slow, you're doing it right. I believe that.

adrienzgirl said...

You are down at least Momma!

Mike said...

1140? Wow that's low. You shouldn't be going below 1200 calories a day. I would suggest staying in the 12-1600 range. You need at least 30 minutes of moderate activity daily with and increase of 30 minutes every week unil you reach 2 1/2 hours.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Change does take time and it sounds like you are doing so many things right. You're doing great! Hang in there.

Jen said...

Did you weigh yourself after you drank all that water or right after you peed? That would make a huge difference. I always get on the Wii first thing in the morning after peeing. If I get on in the afternoon it's about 4lbs more.

anya said...

1140 calories just sucks. I've tried it too and although I lost weight, I was pretty miserable.
Good luck!

Danielle said...

I know how you feel. My food intake has changed and I am working out like a fien, yet the scales says that I haven't lost anything. I do feel better, so, do what you can to feel better and the scale will catch up someday!

Hissyfits & Halos said...

Weight loss takes that commitment, and patience. Looks like you have the commitment down.....just stick with it, and you'll be happy with the results. Good job with your 3.9!!! Way to go!

Alicia said...

keep at it lady...as long as that sucker is pointed down you're doing something right!! you're doing great!! and that jillian is a dirty hooker...her and those dang planks.

Daffy said...

Progress is progress. (<----period) Oh and did ya poop first? Before you weighed? Justsayin...

Erin said...

I think the work environment is working against you....and you may find that increasing the exercise will produce more results. I know it's hard to find the time and energy to do it, but it's the best way. You're taking in calories, but you also need to expend a lot through rigorous exercise (perhaps more than 3x/week) to see the kind of results you want. You said it was "sporadic," so not entirely sure if that means consistent or not, or how long you work out for, etc...

Regardless, it speaks volumes that you are still at it and staying motivated. You can do it! Be patient and keep up the good work!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

That's great that you've lost anything. It's hard. My husband has been trying to lose for years. The scale hasn't dropped in weeks and he's getting really frustrated. Pop is a hard one for him. Me too. I'm impressed that you've gone that long without it! Way to go! That's one of my worst weaknesses.

Keep at it! You can do it! :)

Iva said...

just keep it up!!! Its going down :)

Tracie said...

I think you're doing great! I gained 2 pounds the first week and haven't stopped eating since. :(

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