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So close to 20 pounds

Friday, August 05, 2011

I'm at 19.5 pounds. Then official scale flickered back and forth but finally landed on 202.5. My exercise physiologist gave me the option to pee and get back on but I took my 19.5 pounds. I'll make it to 20 pounds soon enough.

But the cool thing is that in the morning when I am at my most sleek, the scale is pretty firmly under 200 pounds! It is AMAZING to see that 2 go away! I appear to be out of the plus size clothes and can fit into s regular L or XL! I need new bras. And pants.

So I am now on a mini vacation with friends that I've known for years. To them I look the same as last time we got together around 2 years ago. And we are going shopping while in Chicago. Now, I doubt that I will suddenly find this pastime more fun than in the past, but I'm so much less anxious. And I may actually find something cute to wear! We'll see.

My blog entries are fewer and fewer, but it's simply due to time! I'm still logging all my food (this weekend is going to be interesting,) and my exercise continues to go well. But i've picked up some hobbies again and added a new one so that I simply don't have the time for many blog entries anymore. AND it seems that I need less and less self-reflection. It's still a great tool for me to use to work things out but this lifestyle change has gotten easier to change!

  
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DANNIELLEFIT 8/7/2011 4:39AM

    Good for you!

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DEBBIEOLMOS57 8/5/2011 10:13AM

    go girl i am stuck at 10 lbs lost

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CHANGINGSAM 8/5/2011 10:12AM

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16.5 pounds total and 14.5 of that is fat!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I had my biweekly weigh-in this afternoon and I did break the plateau!! I had the ladies in the office shaking their heads when I told them that I cut back on all my exercise this week but still kept the calories up and ended up losing 2.5 pounds mostly this week alone! And another 1.2% of body fat gone! So I'm not losing muscle just all fat :)

But it also feels good to know that I really do know my body well. When I'm not excited about working out, I can take a break. Not a long break, but it's ok to stop working out for a week. And clearly my body was sending a message to me that I heard!

For the past three weeks, I had been having a rough time - feeling a little low and not feeling so great about my progress. This weigh-in (while only losing 2.5 pounds) was a great change. It's my lowest # yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if I get a bigger number next time! But even if it stays the same, it'll be ok!

I'm so glad that I have been utilizing this weight-loss program! I think it has been really helpful always having someone there that is unbiased to talk to. And I have a scale that is nice to me!

  
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SALINASMAYA 7/25/2011 7:12PM

    Congratulations on overcoming the plateau without giving up.

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DANNIELLEFIT 7/24/2011 3:47PM

    Great job!

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JCARDINAL 7/22/2011 11:21AM

    Congratulations!!

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SKAUT77 7/21/2011 10:06PM

    Thank you ladies!

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GRAMMABENJI 7/21/2011 9:15PM

    congrats to you.


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ARTEMIS83 7/21/2011 5:40PM

    I am really glad you had such a great day! :) From what you say you do know your body well! :)

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Can it be that easy?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

So I took a lot of my own advice and gave my body a break as well as my mind. I haven't gotten on the scale much, eating right, and got some rest. I LOVE working out so I know to back off a day or week when I'm not excited. It will pass soon!

One interesting note is that I have been eating a lot more protein the last few days. And fat! I have found buffalo meat and I like it! I have no idea if these were helpful to break through the plateau.

So it lasted 2 weeks. And it really did have an impact on my motivation. So I havent been on SP much other than to log all my food. I've kept my nutrition up but haven't been as active. So im going to make SP points a priority again!

  
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AFTERMYKIDS 7/20/2011 2:39PM

    Buffalo meat? Never heard of that one, but I just might have to look for it. I have a problem with getting my protein in. emoticon on breaking that plateau! emoticon

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JCARDINAL 7/20/2011 2:30PM

    Buffalo meat? I'm going to have to look for this.

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MEALOHAOE 7/20/2011 8:35AM

    Buffalo is great! My husband just used some ground bison yesterday to make some jerky. Turned out aweswome! Tons of protein in a little sliver of meat.

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My first plateau.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I've hit my first plateau! Part of me is frustrated but another part of my is excited because it means that I have lost enough weight for my body to say HOLD UP! But I really would prefer not to spend a great deal of time here, so I've been pondering what I need to do.

- do not get on the scale!!! I've been a little too excited to get on the scale lately since I'm so excited to watch the weight come off. I got on one more time today and not again until next week!!

- give myself a break! I'm so tired today and in the past few days despite the unexpected decrease in overall exercise. So I'm taking tomorrow and Saturday off and going to get back into the swing of things on Sunday.

-up intensity. I plan on adding two swims on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as one additional strength training on Thursday.

- Keep the positive outlook!! I'm doing this all not only to lose weight because I feel good! So, keep up the positive outlook, keep going strong, and the weight will change!

This too shall pass.

  


The good and the bad

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I met up with some local friends yesterday afternoon for the Slushie ride - a ride from inner Lexington to Boyd's Orchard for a slushie! It was billed as a 20 mile ride but ended up being a 30 mile ride!! This is my new record! I was strong and was able to really hang on with all the other girls. Afterwards, some of us met up for a beer and dinner.

Oh, did I mention I feel on the way? Well, more specific, I fell and the bike fell on top. A little scrape on my knee which stung almost the entire time but wasn't too bad. I forgot to clip out again and just tipped over. It has to happen once a year.

But the really sucky part - the reason for my frustrated status - I lost my GPS watch. I put it on my back bumper when I put my bike up and I left it there when I drove off. It's almost $400 and I doubt that I'll get it back. As soon as I realized it this morning I drove over to my friend's house and looked around and didn't find it. I went ahead and found a new one at a cheaper price which I can return if I find my old one. But it's something I really need so I can watch my heart rate and make sure that I don't overdo it so I can survive the entire 30 miles :)

I woke up this morning to join a TNT member for a short ride which is when I realized the GPS is missing. I have that sickly feeling in the pit of my stomach. I realized in the car driving over to my friend's house to look for the GPS that my gut reaction was to go and eat to ease the feeling! I wanted chocolate! It's so strange that I never realized how clearly I used to use food in order to ease that feeling. I think it may have worked but I'm not going to go down that road today. I am eating with a purpose, not due to my emotions. The bike ride fell through but I think I will try to replace it with something else... There's nothing like a good workout to ease the emotions.

  


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