Tonight I got, by e-mail, the results of my Body Key Genetics test. I am considered a fat trimmer. People with the genetic pattern like mine absorb more dietary fat into our bodies and have a slower metabolism. I have a greater tendency for weight gain. So for me I have to reduce the fat in my diet and reduce the calories. And the second part of my genetics test says that people with this genetic pattern are less able to break down body fat for energy in response to exercise. We tend to lose less weight and body fat than expected with moderate exercise. This means that my body requires more exercise to activate the breakdown of body fat for energy and weight loss. And I will have to maintain a consistent exercise program to keep the weight off.
So that explains a little of why I wasn't losing the weight while working out in the gym! I wasn't doing enough or getting the intensity up! That really explains why I lost 20 pounds by doing water cardio! I work out harder in the water apparently!
In a few weeks I will order my Fat Trimming supplies and get all the "appropriate" foods to help me on this lifestyle change! Tomorrow, hopefully, I'll remember to take a picture of the scales to see where I am in this progression. Now that I have a few more tools in my "arsenal" I'm ready to go to "war" on my weight! Its not going to hold me back any more.
I'm on a mission and I'm determined to meet my goals! 90 days to a better me! If nothing changes in these 90 days, then I've given a fair and just attempt! But on the other hand, after 90 days I could be down 50 pounds or more and be feeling better about my progress!
Yesterday I started back to water cardio, which I absolutely love!!! Anyway, I did that yesterday and today!
Per the scales at the YMCA my weight is now:
I am thrilled about the progress so far! So in 7 days I am down 6 lbs. That's almost one pound a day!!! Inches have gone down too. Not by much but 1/2 inch everywhere is a nice change in 7 days!
I feel as though I am a lot more energetic. I feel like I am a bit more focused. Seven days in to this 90 days of this "program" to change my lifestyle and I'm feeling good! We shall see how I feel and look at the end of the 90 days!
I'm just excited about the changes and how I'm progressing so far. I'm learning to eat with portion control and not be starving myself. I'm learning to eat better! I see in the foods I eat how much of my total intake are carbs, fats, and proteins! And by seeing it means I can change it and eat less or more of what I need and don't need!
So I've changed things up, yet again. This time I'm trying a 90 Day challenge called BodyKey. Today was the start of it. I've sent off my DNA to figure out if I'm a carb burner, fat burner or better balancer and what kind of exercises I should be doing. I plan to finish this week out at home with my Biggest Loser on Xbox and next week, provided my swim shorts have arrived, I'm going back to water cardio. That has worked best for me and I loved it.
Today I took my aloe shot, my DoubleX vitamins, my slimmetry. 30 minutes later had my meal replacement shake. Managed to get to lunch time without snacking! I took my slimmetry again and 30 minutes later had my lunch, which was a salad made with Spinach instead of lettuce and then 5.3 oz of greek yogurt. I've done 25 minutes of the Biggest Loser today as well as my 8 glasses of water already and its 3: 50 in the afternoon!
I finally figured out how to read my weight watchers scale! Since I'm staring a whole new program I'm trying to be as detailed as I can on my measurements. According to my WW scale here ya go:
Body Fat: 152.6 lbs.
Body Fat Percentage: 45.9%
So 152.6 lbs is nothing but FAT!!!!!!!!!!! So I have to get down to 180 lbs??!! Hmmm I can't remember the last time I weight 180lbs! When I was 17 I think I weighed 216!! I have a LONG way to go but if I can lose 52 lbs in the next 12 weeks I'd be happy!! If I lost more I'd be thrilled. That would be like losing 4 plus pounds a week!!! Hmmmm... We shall see what happens!
This is me currently and my weight on my scales at home today:
Life can sure throw you come curveballs! But the main this is do you move out of the way or do you get hit hard by that curveball? I got hit a couple of times but then I learned to move out of the way! Sometimes I even CAUGHT it! LOL Any way, after spending 3 weeks with family in Indiana (not working out at all, eating whatever I wanted), it all caught up to me. I gained back almost all of the weight I had previously lost. I am SO disappointed in myself. But I haven't given up. I've gotten back on that horse and I'm full speed ahead!
I spent 3 weeks in Indiana with family. So I ate whatever and did not exercise at all. Needless to say I re-gained almost all of the previously lost weight. But now that I am back home and can get to my YMCA, I'm back on the horse with more determination. I have 6 months to get down at least 50 lbs. That's my goal.
So, anyone and everyone please feel free to share your advice on what has worked for you. I'm open to trying something new. I know its not all about what I do exercise wise, but also what I eat. Its a matter of math really. How much can I burn vs. how much I consume. Everyone's body is different and everyone's metabolism is different and this I know.
I think I should go back to the water. I lost 20lbs in a month doing that and changing/watching what I ate. So that might be something more beneficial to me. Maybe water and the treadmill/bike will help.
We are going back to Pittsburgh in August so I've GOT to get this weight off of me. I want to be able to sit in the stadium seats comfortably. So I have my work cut out for me!
I'm surprised at myself! Who knew I was gonna make it this long? I'm so amazed!!! I'm making progress too! I'm currently down 15 pounds from when I started! Some of my clothes are starting fit a little more loosely! Which is always a GOOD thing.
Even though I felt as though I was slacking off, things got kind of busy with school starting back up for us. Job interview after job interview after job interview... finally I have a full time job. For the moment its only supposed to be until January. The girl I am "replacing" is out on maternity leave, and is supposed to be back in January. But the atty that hired me said that there is enough work for two people so the position could become permanent. We shall see. All I can do right now is prove that I am good enough to keep around permanently! That I can be a big help! I love the fact that I am back to work in a personal injury law firm. I know what I am doing when it comes to personal injury! Although this law office does things differently from the last one I worked in. But then again that's to be expected because all attorneys do things differently! But I'm just thrilled to be working again! I get paid EVERY week! Which is awesome! Now we can get our bills caught up and actually buy what we need grocery wise so we can have better meals and left overs for lunches!
This job has given my husband some relief. He's been the only person working for so long that he wasn't able to think about vacation or sick days b/c If he was out he didn't make money. So now there's a little cushion!!
Just because I got a job doesn't mean I've stopped working out or trying to keep track of my calories. I get up at the same time but now am dressed and out the door at 6:30 so I can get my work out done, shower and get to work on time! Lunches, well I pack that. Today was tuna salad sandwhiches and water. Nothing else! Breakfast was apple cinnamon instant oatmeal at the office! So I'm trying to keep the food on track! But I'll figure out how to make it all work. So far its not too bad! Just have to fit YMCA, Work, School and housework all into the equation of ONE day. Good gravy I don't know how some people do it with kids and everything the kids are into! I'd be plum exhausted every single night!!