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Week 43 - Total Weight Loss: 77.2 lbs

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I got on the scale this morning to find a weight loss of 2.2 lbs. At first, I was disappointed because I totally kicked butt this week but then I realized it's that time of the month so my numbers could be a little screwy. We'll see next week.

But during that short pessimistic period after getting on the scale, this is what my brain said: "What is the point in going to the gym 5 days a week and eating below 1600 calories most days of the week if I am just going to lose the same amount of weight that I lose when I go to the gym 4 days a week and eat around 1800 calories a day?"

I nipped that in the bud real quick because 2.2 lbs is really good and even if I don't make my shorter term goals like losing 5 lbs by next week (that would also have included the weight loss I showed this morning which now leaves me to lose 2.8 lbs next week) and also to weigh 210 by 07/08/12, I am totally on track to lose 50 lbs by Halloween. So that is a positive. Gotta keep going.

My workout with my new trainer on Thursday was much better then our first workout. No anxiety attacks and a little more like my sessions with my previous trainer, although still very different. But it appears a little more tolerable. I gave him my print outs of my nutrition tracker so I am curious to see what he says about my eating. He is going to be in for a surprise with this weeks because yesterday was not good at all. My lunch had to be guesstimated so it put me well over 2000 calories consumed. Oh well. I am not a machine and not perfect. I was at a birthday party at the lake and really had no choice but to eat whatever they had. I only ate a little bit and didn't go overboard but since I didn't have my food scale with me, I had to guess.
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  • SHELLYK972
    I totally feel the same way as you with calories and days working out.. It seems like my body needs to have different calorie levels each week! I can do the same thing 2 weeks in a row and loose weight one week and gain weight the next.. It's very frustrating, although I need to keep reminding myself that I'm getting stronger and muscle weighs more than fat, so as long as I keep seeing changes in my body, that keeps me going!

    Loosing weight is frustrating! emoticon
    2003 days ago
  • SHELLYK972
    Oh.. I'd love it (if you're comfortable with it) if you shared the feedback you get on your food!
    2003 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/22/2012 6:35:35 PM
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