Weightloss pills, scales, strength training~! What is success?
Well, I debated blogging… since I don’t have much to report..
BUT then it hit me…. I am staying on track and still strength training so that is really counted as SUCCESS!
On Nov. 7th I “revamped “ my plan which means I cut out the wheat cereal that I had been eating because I noticed it was hindering my weight loss. I obviously have a problem with wheat but this was discovered after losing at a regular pace then adding shredded wheat to my normal BF routine and then not losing at all for 2 wks. I did away with it and went back to oatmeal and started losing again.
On Nov 7th I weighed 176
On Nov 12th I weighed 173.4
Today I weigh 173
I suspect that the weightlifting has allot to do with not dropping allot on the scales. WHO knows.
This may not seem like much weight to lose but I am very happy with it and my focus has not been the scales the last 2 wks.
I follow the WHY CAN”T I STOP EATING PLAN and eat very clean. (see blog 9-17)
NO junk, No sugar, very low sodium compared to the average diet.
I have focused on some jeans that were too snug to wear. They are size 10’s. They now fit me comfortably as you can see in the picture below.
FIRST pic is me in my 12's on Nov 15th see how baggy.
PIC below is me in my 12's again
LAST pic is me in my 10's that I couldn't even stand to wear 2 wks ago they were so tight!
MY GOAL BY NEW YEARS’ is a size 8. I honestly do not have a goal weight.
I seriously never thought I would say that I didn’t have a goal weight in mind but I have changed allot on my way of thinking over the last 4 months!
My body has changed so much from that little goal weight number I have in my head. I wanted to be 140 or 145 because I remember what I felt like when I weighed that.
NOW I have realized that I won’t have that toned body if I don’t exercise and work for it! I don’t want to just be ‘skinny fat” if you know what I mean.. I want to be toned.
LOSING weight is great but it is not all there is to getting healthy!
I need to exercise for my heart, for my stamina, for my muscle tone!
I used to have some serious toned muscles but I know for sure ONE THING I DID that really hurt that.
I am 100 percent of this..
I used a weightloss drug (under dr’s care) that helped me shed some serious weight back 3 yrs ago. It was called phentermine.
I started at 213 (which at THAT time was my highest ever weight) I lost 20 lbs my first month.
. I was told to skip breakfast, eat salad for lunch and have a normal meal with my family at night. JUST no ice cream, no crunchy stuff, no chocolate, no reg. Pop.
I lost 15 my second. Then I quit. My Mom had a sickness at the time I was supposed to go the 6 hr. roundtrip (YES 6 long hours to drive) LOL anyways 6 hrs to go see this dr. at his weightloss clinic. It was to be my 3rd trip to see him. He would spend 5 minutes with me, sell me more pills, and I would leave. The nurse did take my blood pressure and of course they weighed me. I didn't get to go because of my mom being sick.
THAT doctor never did do any bloodwork of any kind before he sold me the first pills. I learned later from my personal physician that this was a dangerous situation to NOT check my health with bloodwork. He said the other dr. should have checked my thyroid.
ANYWAY POINT IS THIS:
I had major things happen on this drug with heart racing out of my chest. MY legs felt weak and trembling as I would walk across the yard. I would get sick feeling and sit down and hold my head in my lap just to get over the weird spells!
BUT I WAS losing weight and that, my friends was all I focused on!
I didn’t sleep but maybe 1 hr a night at the most for about 15 days straight… I would have bursts of energy and nervousness that I would clean like there was no tomorrow.
MY FEET ached from being on them so much from running around like a goon with all this nervous energy! LOL
The weight loss dr. told me I was losing too fast and that I would lose my muscle tone if I didn’t slow down the weight loss. I told him about the shaky legs and the aching thigh muscles. HE and my personal physician said I was losing muscle tone big time!
I COULD see my muscles shrinking in my legs and arms…
BUT oh that scale looked good and I was being a STUPID HEAD.
The weightloss dr told me to add chicken with that salad at lunch to SLOW the weightloss down???
Anyways I feel God intervened with my mom being sick and I missed the 3rd appt and by the time she got well and I could go see him I got smart and a light went on that I was HURTING my health bigtime!
Within 3 mos I put back on all the weight plus another 8 lbs.
I started ST on Nov. 7th. I was not doing any kind of exercise before this except for walking once in a blue moon or some 20 min. cardio.
I was so stinkin’ sore for 4 days! LOL I worked different muscle groups every day but did the abs everyday. I didn’t do them because I loved working them.. I did them because my 19 yr old son and I were trash talking each other and challenging each other each night!
In the last week I have missed 3 days of working out… but I am back on track now.
I feel more toned already! I eased right into those 10’s that had been SUPER tight and NON WEARABLE.
NOV 7 th I could wear them AT ALL
NOV 15th.. they fit wonderfully.
I had only dropped 2.6 on the scales by that date but I am a believer in this strength training and toning NOW!!!
SUNSHINE667 and NATKITA told me all about this…They are fitting into smaller sizes at a higher weight than they could have before because of ST. THEY both look amazing!
CAROLYN1213 even wrote a great beginners weight lifting blog on 11/11. She looks amazing too!
Don’t wait to start with weights! (FOR BEGINNERS) is the name of her blog! THANKS Carolyn glad I asked you to help! YOU are a great HELP!
Have you considered lifting weights or using workout resistance bands to tone!
MIGHT be something you like…I know I am liking it! I LIKE the results EVEN BETTER!
I feel longer and leaner HA HA!
DH has noticed too (wink)
He compliments me 5 times a day at least and acts like I did it JUST for HIM! (wink) LOL
Sorry DH it was for me! Nothing wrong with him reaping some benefits too though! RIGHT?
Hugs to all you wonderful sparkfriends and if I don’t know you add me as a friend so we can support each other!
IF you are procrastinating about starting your journey to health or are putting “OFF” getting back on track…
GO read my LAST BLOG!
Here is a pretty pic I took right before we carved that big ole' pumpkin !