Monday, July 18, 2011
So I lost 3.8 lbs this week. I am very happy about that. I was a little behind my personal goal and now to be where I want to be, I have to lose 3.6 lbs this week. If I don't make it, that's fine. I will be very close to my goal and that is what matters. I ate very well this week, however I skipped a gym day on Monday. I meant to make it up all week, but never made it. So far it seems relatively easy to make it to the gym on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but that might be because it is my day off from work. Since I want to go on Mondays, that one of the worse days of the week me for at work. I think I need to choose another day. Unfortunately, my son starts school in 3 weeks so the schedule will likely change again then because I will have to start waking up early to take him to school and since I prefer to go to the gym late at night, that's not going to be very easy.
In regards to my competition with my friends, I am still in second place. I kind of "lied" about my weight this week. I didn't exactly like I just used the higher weight. Typically I weigh in when I wake up for good on Sunday morning. However, yesterday morning I woke up earlier then usual to use the restroom so I weighed in and took a pic. It said 307. Then I went back to bed and when I woke up for good, I weighed in and it said 306.2. I told my friends I was 307 to let them think I am further behind then I am. I had been planning on fooling with them by not weighing in until after I eat breakfast or drink some water so my weight shows higher, but I think that might be a little much. So it just so happened that I woke up early so I decided to try it. Unfortunately because I have them on my facebook, I can't be honest about the total amount of weight I lose when I update my facebook with it each week. So I don't think I'll be doing it again.
Here is how it stands:
Vivien: 1.76% (she didn't lose anything this week...I am wondering if she is giving up)
Monday, June 27, 2011
I am starting over yet again. Two friends of mine(Vivien and Shayna) are starting our own biggest loser contest. We start today. We all weighed in and it will last until the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Whoever loses the highest percentage of weight wins money! Each loser has to pay the winner $100.00. We discussing upping the stakes, but it's undecided. So I have logged all my food and am planning on hitting the GYM tonight. I have drank nothing but water today so it's been a good day. A success.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I know I posted a blog in August saying I was coming back. Obviously that didn't happen. But I have been back now for 4 weeks and have lost 13 pounds in that time.
I am doing some things differently this time around. Instead of weekly weigh-ins, I am only weighing myself every 4 weeks. I don't want to worry too much about the number as to logging my food, eating right, and exercising. I've been doing pretty good, except for the past couple of days. I weighed in on Sunday and showed my loss and kind of gave myself a couple of days to skip the gym and eat like a pig. There are a couple of reasons I decided that would be ok.
1. A few bad days at the very beginning of my four weeks won't hurt my weight loss in 4 weeks. If I am going to screw up, I might as well do it now....as long as I don't go too far off the cliff and can't find my way back.
2. I can burn 4500 calories in just a few days at the gym to "make up" for how horribly I ate the past couple of days, and can make sure to eat low into my calorie range to help out.
3. Since I am only weighing in every 4 weeks, I won't see the damage and therefore won't become depressed or disappointed and want to give up.
4. I need a break every once in a while to not feel deprived.
What got me to finally start over again? 24 hour fitness has a deal going on where you didn't have to pay an initiation fee to join, so I jumped on the opportunity. Last time I was working on losing weight, I didn't have a membership at the gym(you don't need one to lose weight). I just walked around my apartments. While that was great, and obviously worked(I lost 50 lbs in 5 months), the hardest part was going walking. I actually had to "force" myself to go outside and walk. Now, the hardest part is just getting myself to the gym, which really isn't that hard. Once I am there, I will work out. Plus I have more exercises available to me. If I don't feel like doing the elliptical, I don't have to. I can do the stairmaster, or treadmill, or bike. I can split my exercises up in 15 minutes increments on difference equipment to make the time go by faster and not get bored. I can watch tv or listen to music while I exercise.
Also, strength training was very difficult for me last time because I hate it. I don't have any equipment at home or weights, so I have to do all the strength training exercises without any of that. I hated it. But at the gym, I have all this equipment that can be fun. Plus I can really measure how much stronger and better I am getting. It's great. That actually is the same for the cardio equipment too. When I first started on the elliptical, I could only last 15 minutes without feeling like I was going to die. Now, I can go 45 minutes(if I don't get bored) and still feel up to going longer. On the stairmaster, I was holding on for dear life and had to force myself to do even 5 minutes. Now I can still only do 5 minutes at a time, but I am not longer holding on for dear life. I love having those machines as a way of showing what kind of progress I am making.
I plan to keep it up. I am only focusing on 4 weeks at a time. In the next 4 weeks, my goal is to lose only 8 pounds. Definitely doable.
I'll try to post a blog every week, but if don't, I'll be back in 4 weeks with an update on my weight loss.
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