This week I was faced with disappointment. As I stated last week (on my official blog), I think I am under-eating throughout the day which is causing me to not lose weight as quickly. I tried to vary my routine to try and confuse my body so it would actually get back on the weight loss path.
It didn't work.
Weight Loss Confessional
I weigh myself daily - something I'm working on, but the DH (darling husband) is saying to remedy this, he is simply going to remove the scale from the bathroom during the week. One day I weighed myself when I woke up, worked out really hard at the gym, weighed myself again and got upset. The scale said I had gained. I know that just shows how crazy I am, but I wanted you to see the issues that everyday people go through.
I hate this stuff.
Correction - I used to hate this stuff.
In pictures on my dailybooth, I have shown everyone a huge water bottle. It holds exactly 8 cups of water. What a person is supposed to drink on a daily basis. I started off using that. I refuse to drink the chlorinated tap water in my area, so we buy Deer Park from BJ's. At first I needed something to flavor the water so I found diet tea's did the trick.
Now I am good and I just use a 1L water bottle to drink from during the day. Every week or so I buy a new bottle of Figi water and use it. It's not as big as my pink one and takes up less space on my desk at work.
I went the entire week without drinking soda. I didn't even mean to. We also bought a multipack of Diet Snapple and I've been drinking that instead. It has less junk added into it than soda. Last night was the first night all week that I drank any Dt. Mt. Dew. I did it so I could stay up writing! On a sidenote, I reached a huge moment as I crossed another threshold in my writing.
So make sure you are drinking your water. 8 glasses of it. It really makes a difference. I find I drink a lot of it throughout the day. Not something I would have expected.
I lost exactly 1 lb since my last Sunday weigh in.
Total weight loss according to my SparkPeople: 14.8 lbs
I did take my measurements this week as I noticed things like my exercise pants getting looser as well as my jeans that are a much smaller size. I lost a total of 2" this week according to my measurements. I lost 1" in my hips, 1/2" in my waist and upper arms!
I bought another wii and the game Wii Active this week. We have been crazy busy with life in general and I was unable to go to the gym this week (all except one day). Instead, I used the Wii Active to do their 30 Day Challenge. It reminded me of all the simple exercises I used to do in high school on a daily basis as my warm up routine for volleyball and/or softball. After a few days of lunges and using the resistance band, my DH noticed a change in my derriere. It is possible that this exercise regiment has helped me build muscle and that is why I haven't lost lbs. It still has thrown me into a saddened mood that I am hoping I can get out of to continue what I'm doing.
I did make it to the gym one day this week, where I did the Elliptical precor machine. I actually worked it for a straight hour. All the while jamming away on my music. Expect a blog on that to come shortly. I am getting a lot of questions about my playlist. I figured the easiest thing for me to do was actually show you my playlist and tell you which songs helped me keep going and which ones I skipped over.
So overall I'm not happy with my progress, but I am definitely noticing a difference in my body.