Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wow, it's been twelve days already! Time goes by so quickly sometimes. As you know, I've been working really hard for the past two weeks on my weight loss. I have worked out six times a week, eaten healthy foods and stayed within my calorie limits, done lots and lots of cardio, and stayed away from candy/junk food/soda etc. I feel different. My clothes fit better. My confidence is already improving, and I feel stronger than in years.
Today, I decided to weigh myself for the first time in three weeks. I have been stuck at the same weight for months now, not going either up or down. It's really frustrating. I was so excited to see the what the scale would say after a few weeks of hard work. And the result? NOTHING. I am at exactly the same weight I was the last time I was here. I HAVEN'T LOST AN OUNCE. I'm so confused and, to be honest, really disappointed. I didn't expect to have lost a lot of weight since I'm probably building up muscle, too, but I definitely did not think I'd still be at the same weight I have been since August!!!
I feel like I'm at my wit's end. What can I do to get the scale moving again? I don't know what else I can do! I have been following my program religiously! Do you guys have ANY suggestions? I really need to get my weight loss going once and for all! I'm so sick of seeing the same number every time I step on the scale, no matter what I do!
Now, I know that there are other measurements beside the scale. I know you can tell you've lost weight if your clothes fit better or you've lost inches (and I wish I could tell but I didn't take measurements before I started losing weight). But it's just so weird that I haven't lost ANY WEIGHT even though I've been working my butt off! Even if I have gained muscle you'd think I would still lose at least ONE LOUSY POUND!
I don't know. I'm trying my best not to get discouraged. I know I just have to keep working hard and I will eventually see results. It's just so frustrating and disappointing when nothing seems to be working even when you give it all you got.
As of today, I did pretty well. I worked out for 30 minutes, did cardio for an hour, ate healthy but did not get my six servings of fruit and veggies (that is something I need to work on!!), drank lots of water and did not eat candy/junk food. I'm still a little low on calories (at 870 at the moment) and I don't know how to get 400 calories today to meet my calorie limits (it's already 10:47 pm over here). I'll have some fruit and a bit of yogurt, I think. I don't want to consume too little calories since I know it'll only hurt you in the end.
If you have any suggestions for me about how to get my weight loss going again, I'd really appreciate it. Everyone says you sometimes need to jump start your body to get off a plateau and I thought that was exactly what I was doing so I'm a little confused.
Have a great Saturday everyone!
Friday, December 11, 2009
I'm so exhausted right now that I can barely keep my eyes open. In a little while I'm off to bed, but first I'm going to update Sparks. Today has been such a long day and I feel like I really need the rest. I woke up at 6:45 which is really early for me, I'm so not a morning person! I had a literature test at 8:30, I got back at the flat a couple of hours later, and then it was time to start packing. As you know, I'm spending my Christmas holiday in Lahti with Tommi (and at my parents' house) so I had to pack a month's worth of clothes, shoes, coats, make up, accessories and all kinds of little things. I'm sure I forgot something. I have a bad feeling! But anyway, when I finished packing, Tommi and I drove to Lahti and dropped off some of my stuff at his place, and then hopped back in the car and drove all the way east to meet our parents. It was almost a six-hour drive from Turku to here! I took a little walk late in the evening (in addition to the hour of walking I did earlier today) and worked out. Now I should go blow-dry my hair and get ready for bed. I have to get up early tomorrow because my lovely mom has arranged some kind of a surprise for me, and she told me to get dressed and ready by 11 tomorrow morning! I'm so excited. I wonder what she's got in store for me??
I did really well today when it comes to my bootcamp. I reached all my goals except for the one concerning junk food: I had a BigMac and four chicken nuggets. BUT I DIDN'T GO OVER 1350 CALORIES which I am very happy about! No junk food tomorrow though. PROMISE!
Have a lovely Friday everyone!
My motivation :)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I better update now before Tommi gets here because otherwise I won't have time. Today has been another gray, rainy day but I'm trying my best to ignore the weather and stay positive. Amanda left earlier today and I walked her to the train (which took me about an hour). The rest of the day was spent cleaning the flat, catching up on homework, studying and working out. I have one more test coming up tomorrow (literature) and then it's time for Christmas break! Four weeks off! I'm so happy!
I worked out in the morning because I figured it was best to get it out of the way. I know that once Tommi gets here I'll be too busy being with him to work out! Haha! I'm a little worried though... He called me earlier but the call got disconnected, and his phone has been off since. He was on his way home so if his battery was dead then he would have called me as soon as he got home. Or skyped or emailed or something. It's been almost three hours now and I can't get a hold of him. What if something bad has happened? This has never happened before. I'm going crazy not knowing what's going on.
I'm trying to stay calm, it's probably nothing. I just have the tendency to freak out and overreact.
Anyway, here's how I did today:
- 1200-1550 calories (not met yet, I haven't had dinner but I will soon, and I calculated that I'll end up somewhere around 1200-1300 calories)
- 12+ glasses of water - GOAL MET!
- 6+ servings of fruit and veggies - (not met yet, but I'll have salad for dinner so I'll end up having my six servings!)
- no candy/junk food - GOAL MET!
- 60+ mins of cardio - GOAL MET!
- strength training; full body; 30 mins - GOAL MET!
I better get back to studying. I really hope to get a hold of Tommi some time soon or I'll go mad! Hope you're all well!
Okay so Tommi's here now. His battery was just dead! Thank God! I was getting a little worried already! Haha. I'm like that. I remember when I was little I used to think my mom had gotten into an accident if she wasn't home on time. I really need to learn to have a little more faith and not always expect the worst. I'm such a pessimist!
Everything's fine now though :)
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
I didn't have the time to update yesterday, but here's my day in pictures:
Amanda and I went for a long walk and did a little shopping while admiring the beautiful Christmas lights and all the decorations in the shop windows. On our way home, we took pictures and saw the German flag (for some odd reason) and the Finnish flag as well. Later, we had a little wine, relaxed, danced, took a few pictures and went out for drinks in the evening. It was such a fun day! And despite the wine, I didn't go over my calories or overeat! I also walked a lot and worked out as planned.
Today has been great as well. I worked out, walked for nearly two hours, did a little Christmas shopping, ate well, and had fun with my lovely sister. I also got a flu shot today and now my arm is hurting like crazy. But I'm glad I took it! Now I don't have to worry about swine flu anymore.
I met all my goals today and everything's going well! Nine days already! WOW. I can't believe I'm doing so well. I haven't gone nine days without eating candy in years!
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