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Results of 10 days of shredding

Monday, February 28, 2011

I really wanted to be excited about my results, but honestly, they're not that exciting... Still, I have a lot to be proud of!

I only lost 1 lb this week, which is better than nothing, but still not what I had hoped for. I made a promise not to weigh myself all week until today but I broke on Friday (and then Saturday and Sunday). BUT I was able to not weigh myself until Friday. That's progress right? And it was tough. I know it sounds silly, but it was hard to refrain from weighing myself every morning! I actually don't know what works better for me... In some ways weighing myself every day keeps me in check. But maybe I'm just driving myself crazy being so obsessed with the scale, it is just a number, right?

The measuring tape wasn't so kind to me either.... I'm not even sure I lost any inches. Maybe 0.5 of an inch from my waist and 0.5 of an inch from my thigh, but it wasn't really significant.

I do feel that I had some non-scale, non-measuring tape victories this week!

1. I finished 10 days of the Shred! It got a lot easier the last couple of days and I was really enjoying myself. And today I started level 2 and it's a killer!! I will be sore tomorrow!

2. I started running again! Since my half marathon I haven't really been running since I had some foot pain. But last week I started running again and I'm really happy that I still have the stamina to run! I've been running 5k's three times a week (along with the Shred) and I am slowly working on improving my speed.

3. My clothes fit better! I am now able to comfortably wear pants that I didn't really fit into a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure there was a big difference since last week, but maybe...

4. I feel like I look a lot more toned. And I took some more pictures this week. Although I'm still not sure I want to post them (maybe, just to get some encouragement from you all emoticon ) but both my boyfriend and I think that there is definitely a difference around my tummy!

5. I survived another week of a tempting pastry class with only a few tastings and without going above my calorie/carbs/fat/protein range! And I had a treat day (fast food and a movie) that was totally accounted for and was not out of range either!

So overall, it was a good week and I am proud of myself! The number on the scale is just a number and I will keep doing what I'm doing, hoping that the number will catch up!

Thanks for reading! Have a great week! emoticon
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MAYBE_SOMEDAY 3/2/2011 9:57PM

    You're doing so well. You run three 5K's a week!!! I'm trying to start jogging so that my goal would be to run a 5K. You should be very proud of yourself, and to add icing to the cake, youre in school/working on level 2 of the shred. You have at least 5 accomplishments on your posting. Keep up the great work and make SP proud!!

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CABUSBEY 3/2/2011 10:25AM

    Congrats on making it through 10 days of the shred! I have yet to accomplish that but reading your blog makes me want to try again!

Congrats on all of your other accomplishments too! Sounds like you are doing fantastic!

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MARGOTHD11 3/1/2011 5:05PM

    YAY! I'm sooooo excited to see that you're doing so great :) LOVE LOVE LOVE that you're noticing the small things: clothes fitting better, tummy looking smaller. It's the best, right? Congrats to you! Don't let the numbers bother you, you're doing amazing.

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CARINAREADS 3/1/2011 9:53AM

    Honestly, I'd say that you've probably gained some muscle during the week if you're doing the Shred, and that might account for "only" losing 1 pound. You've probably lost fat and replaced it with muscle, which is more heavy. :-)

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CDK210 3/1/2011 8:59AM

    congrats on 10 days of shredding!

i'm right there with you with the daily weighing...sometimes it's good, just to know where you are, but other times it almost feels obsessive. maybe it's all in how you react to the number - do you starve yourself if it's up 0.2 or do you just go with it, knowing there will be fluctuations?

and just wait for next week. sometimes it takes a while for the scale to catch up with the progress you have made! regardless, it's an accomplishment and you should be proud!!

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APIRLRAIN888 3/1/2011 12:57AM

    ditto on scale, and measure tape! but clothing looks and feel better!!! hence my pics! I think I measuring wrong ;(

keep at it, do you take pic!! keep collecting non scale vics

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TCOMETTE 2/28/2011 11:35PM

  Hi,
Ive read your blog and may I say that in my history I've lost alot of weight a couple of times, and I've found that even though the scale maybe didn't move much, and even though the measuring tape didn't show much, it IS possible to tone and firm up without "measuring" much proof. Also, 1 pound is good! It's healthy, and when you tone and firm...you grow muscle, and that weighs MORE than fat....so maybe that's what's going on. Don't obsess over the scale, (I know, I've done it too) but instead just follow the plan and you will excel. Have a good week!

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