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Week 4 and a possible gain

Sunday, July 24, 2011

So depending on what weight you looked at for my weight last week, I either gained 0.8 lbs or stayed the same. Since I logged my weight at 306.2, technically I gained 0.8 lbs. However, before I weighed in at 306.2 lbs, earlier in the morning, I had weighed in at 307 lbs and that is just what I was this morning. So it could go either way. None of that is important though, because my personal goal was to be at 302 this morning and I wasn't. I didn't make my 5% weight loss that I wanted to these first 4 weeks. I had a bad week and ate above my personally chosen calorie range. I still ate below the sparkpeople calorie range, but I have my own goals. I also didn't go to the gym at all and it's that time of the month. So I am just happy I didn't show a real weight gain. Since I weighed in at 307, I figure I am still about the same I was last week. Now it's time to buckle down and eat low in calories and go to the gym to try to make up for the weight I didn't lose this past week. And I'm gonna do it. Especially if I remained the same due to water retention or whatever else biologically is off due to my period, hopefully I can show a great weight loss next week and be back on track.

As for the competition with my friends, I believe I am still in the 2nd place. Since I didn't lose any weight this week and possibly gained, I am at 3.64% while my friend Shayna lost a total of 5% of her weight in the first 4 weeks. That was my personal goal for myself. Vivien hasn't weighed in for whatever reason, so it's hard to know exactly where she is, but I doubt she pulled ahead of me percentage wise.

Me: 3.64%
Shayna: 5%
Vivien: ?

On another quick note, here is something interesting. If you look at my previous blogs from when I first started SP and lost 50 lbs, my fourth week I did badly as well. So badly I skipped my weigh in. And if it weren't for this competition, I would have skipped my weigh in this morning too. I just think it is funny that I did horribly the fourth week last time and this time as well. Maybe a few weeks after getting started, I just need a mental break in order to build myself up again. I still tracked all my food. Every last morsel that went into my mouth. And though I saw the total calories for each day increasing, I didn't say "Screw it. I've already done bad today, I might as well just end the day with a bang." Nope, I still tried to make healthy choices even if it was taking me higher then I wanted to be. For example, on Thursday, I was already at like 1800 calories for the day. I went out to do karaoke with some friends and they wanted to go to Denny's afterwards. Part of my mind was telling me, "Get the burger. You already ate too much today anyway. Start fresh tomorrow." Instead of listening to that food addicted side of my mind, I ordered off the nutrition fact menu they have. I looked for the lowest caloried foods they have for the Build Your Own Grand Slam and chose the foods with the lowest calories. That is a proud moment for me, especially since I absolutely adore their double cheese burgers which are 1400 calories alone. Instead of giving in to myself, I still ate sensibly and enjoyed my evening.

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CHERN009 7/24/2011 4:39PM

    It is all about progress and not perfection. Progress comes in many forms, it can be mental or physical, so great job on realizing the progress you have made. emoticon

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Week 3 and down 12.4 lbs

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:
Me: 3.89%
Shayna: 4.16%
Vivien: 1.76% (she didn't lose anything this week...I am wondering if she is giving up)

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CHANGINGSAM 7/18/2011 12:50PM

    Congrats on the weight loss! As for Vivien, have you tried maybe getting her to come work out with you? Or encouragement works too! Best.

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2 weeks in and 8.6 lbs down

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So this week I lost 2.6 lbs. I was a little surprised and a little disappointed. I only went to the gym twice this week, but I did just as good as the first week. I keep trying to remind myself that I always lose more weight the first week probably due to water loss. I am still further along this time around then I was last time around. I did much better on 4th of July then I expected I would. I ate a lot of fruit for lunch so I didn't pig out on pizza, plus I drank a lot of water and one one can of soda(a weakness of mine).

My goal is to lose 5% of my body weight in the first 4 weeks. I am half way there at 2.69%. I plan to hit the gym 3 times this week and eat around 1500 calories each day. We'll see what my weight loss will be next week.

Now, for my competition with my friends. I am right in the middle. One of my friends gained weight this week so I got to get ahead of her but my other friend is still in the lead.

Me: 2.69%
Shayna: 3.30%
Vivien: 1.76%

Here we start another week and since I am late posting my blog, so far, I've already done great on my calorie intake. I was suppose to go to the gym tonight but didn't sleep well last night so I am tired and have a headache. I am looking forward to going to bed early tonight. I will make up not going to the gym later this week. It is not an option. It is a must. If I want to get ahead of the competition, I need to work out.

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FIZZYBALL 7/12/2011 5:47AM


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MANDA2506 7/12/2011 4:13AM


Keep the positive thoughts moving and you'll be great! Mind over matter!

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    That's awesome! Now keep in mind (I've been there) that the more you lose, the less that you will start losing per week towards the end and the harder it will get. But keep up the great work and you'll be moving right along! :) I lost a lot more per week in the beginning than I do now.

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FITANDFIFTY2 7/12/2011 2:04AM

    emoticon emoticon Awesome on the weight loss too!

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Week 1 Complete....6 lbs down

Sunday, July 03, 2011

So I just did my first weigh in since beginning my new weight loss journey/competition. I am 6 lbs down. This is usual for the first week. I always lose at least 5 lbs in the first week and then the weight loss slows. I am ok with that. I am a little surprised because I didn't go to the gym at all this week. I just tracked my calories and made sure I stayed under 2000 calories each day. I barely made it yesterday. I was craving a double cheeseburger from Denny's. Since I refuse to deprive myself, which in the end would just leave me giving up, I went and only ate half of the burger. It was so delicious and definitely worth the calories. Now I am back on track and aiming to keep my calories around 1200 today because tomorrow my calorie intake will be high because I won't be home and will be dependent upon fast food and pizza. It's the fourth of the July and I will be at a pool party and won't be home until well after dark. It's ok. One day won't hurt me. Plus I can swim laps to help burn the calories I will be eating. Exercise, fun and good food. Who can complain?

In regards to my weight loss competition with my friends, we have upped the stakes to $500 jackpot. The two people who lose the least amount of weight have to pay the winner $250. So, that is even more motivation to lose weight. I refuse to pay anyone $250 for beating me. That is worse then the bragging rights that person will have. I wanna keep my money in my pocket and take their money!

Me: 1.88% of body weight lost
Shayna: 2.12% body weight lost
Vivien: 2.94% body weight lost

I may appear to be behind the rest, but I've got endurance on my side. I've done this for 5 months and succeeded before. Neither of them have. And this is just the first week. I'll let them get confident and then pull in the lead.

Now the second week begins!

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ANNISSAT 7/3/2011 5:26PM


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Starting over...seems to be a recurrence

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.

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CCINDICANE2 7/2/2011 6:07PM

    Thank you! I am a very competitive person so the money and bragging rights are what is pushing me right now. I have already decided that when I win, the money will be used to buy new clothes. A way of treating me for succeeding.

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SWAN47 6/27/2011 12:39AM

    Starting over is great...a new beginning emoticon! Starting over with 2 friends is also great so emoticon! Having an incentive...reward is also great but I can guarantee you when you lose weight and reap all the benefits it shall give you it will surpass the monetary award. You are going to be a BIG winner in more ways then one... emoticon

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