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Monday, November 05, 2012

OK so, FYI I'm writing this in stages as I'm getting ready for work so if it's patchy/scattered/insane I apologize in advance.

Last time you heard from me I was whining and moaning about how I'd been a very good girl but that the scale wasn't budging. Well that was definitely true. I was stuck at 216 and I had been struggling there for 3 weeks. Anthony had been struggling and hanging around 205.

Then my honey and I got our BodyBuggs and WOW it's amazing the difference when you get to see exactly what your body is doing. after a series of set up questionnaires (weight, height, sex, your type of job, etc) and sets up your personalized program.

First thing I notice right off the bat is that it says my calorie intake needs to be a lot higher than what Spark People had be eating. SP had me eating about 1300 a day and BB said I needed to be closer to 2000. The same was true for Anthony. In fact BB said he needed to be eating 3300 cal a DAY. We both kind of looked at each other and said "No. Way." I mean, seriously, if I'm not losing weight at 1300/day there's no way eating 2000 is going to make me lose.

But we decided that we'd invested the money so now we need to trust it. at least for a while. We decided to shoot for a calorie deficit of 900-1500 a day. Seemed doable and reasonable.

I had a pretty easy time adjusting to my new calorie limit. I just went back to eating foot long turkey subway and added a morning snack and I got myself up to where I was supposed to be and my deficit usually ended up being about 1300. The Sexy Beast of a Man had much more trouble. Seriously fitting in an extra 1500 calories of healthy foods is NOT as easy as it sounds. after everything was said and done his deficit was routinely 2000+ Scary.

So guess which one of us lost more weight? HAHA. Me. I lost 4 lbs last week and he lost 2. Not that i'm gloating. OK. I am. but just a little.

He's making an effort to eat more this week.

So, yeah, that's my initial review. Keep in mind that this is just my first week and I'll probably have more to say about it later. You should probably also know that this thing took 3 days of scattered writing so I make no guarantees about how much this crazy talk makes sense.

Oh well, PICTURES!

The Beast in her "Flutter Fly" costume! She's getting so big. THREE FEET TALL!

Anthony and I at a Halloween party. We didn't actually wear costumes so we just kinda stole bits and pieces from everyone else. Classy.

Family day at the park!

Mmmmm... loved this moon!

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    Glad you are enjoying your Bodybuggs. I didn't end up getting one this time around, because I just can't justify the splurge when we are about to put a TON of cash into having some work done on our house -- but, ONE DAY!

    Love the pictures. Your little one is adorable, and you all look so happy together.
    1904 days ago
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