Thursday, March 10, 2011

Weekly Weigh In - Week 40


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Last Week:
185.6

This Week:
186.7

STARTING WEIGHT: 211.6
LAST WEEK'S WEIGHT:185.6
CURRENT WEIGHT: 186.7
TOTAL LOSS/GAIN FROM LAST WEEK: +1.1lbs
TOTAL LOSS/GAIN TO DATE: -25.9lbs
GOAL BY MARCH 31: 178
LONG TERM GOAL:  145

STARTING MEASUREMENTS: 44 - 37.5 - 46.5 - 29 (chest, waist, hips, thigh)
LAST MEASUREMENTS: 41.5 - 31.5 - 40 - 25
CURRENT MEASUREMENTS: 40 - 32 - 40 - 25
MEASUREMENT LOSS TO DATE: 4 - 5.5 - 6.5 - 4

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I'm actually starting to get really discouraged. I've been exercising much more trying to tone in the last few weeks. I've also been eating much better - more vegetables, fewer processed/fast foods. And yet I seem to be gaining weight overall. My chest measurements went down slightly this week, but my waist went up. Everything else remained the same.

When I work out, I'm not feeling the effects anymore, even if I work out longer/harder. Tuesday, for example, I did 10 minutes of hula hoop, 10 minutes of belly dancing, 50 jumping jacks, 50 push ups, 3 minutes of weight training, 1 minute of jump rope plus a number of stretches. I always make sure to vary my work outs. In fact, the belly dancing was something I've never done before. I try to work out different muscle groups every day and I try to do some sort of all over work out every day. And yet, I feel gross.

I know the problem is with what I'm eating either. Last night, for example, I made taco mac & cheese with boca meat instead of ground beef. 1 serving was only 202 calories. Even if we had 2 servings (which I didn't), it's still around the average amount of calories for 1 meal. I did have a couple drinks this week, but I made sure to burn off enough calories to negate that.

So I'm stumped and feel like a fat cow. I've hit a plateau and I'm not sure what to do about it because I already eat very few calories - on some days, I only eat 1200 (the bare minimum for women) and I rarely eat over 1700 calories in a day. I cut out most processed foods. I don't drink regular soda or juice. I drink more water now than I ever have. I don't snack and if I do, I try to make it a yogurt or vegetables. I eat 1 lite yogurt per day to help boost my metabolism. I work out every day and vary my exercises so that my body doesn't get used to doing them every day. I don't know what else to do.




4 comments:

  1. Don't get discouraged! You've been doing great. You just need to change things up. Do you do any type of cardio? Everything you just listed is great but it wouldn't do much for me. I need something high impact to keep me going. I think we've talked about this but i've slept since then ... have you tried zumba? I take a class but I also have the zumba wii game. They have dvds and if you really don't want to buy anything then i've even done it with youtube videos. I have a whole list of songs that you can look up on there if you want them. Keep your head up because you've lost nearly 26 pounds!! That is awesome!!!

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  2. You have done a great job, but I totally know how you feel. It does get to you, I know at times I feel like if I even eat at all, I'll gain. Hang in there and I second the advice for more cardio. I'd say if you tried to mix that in with what you are doing, you'll see results!

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  3. I know it can be really discouraging when things stall but if you really think your food longs are 100% then just keep up the good work because if you're really upping the work out intensity and good on the food it'll pay off eventually. I know the times I've totally stalled I had been missing stuff from my food log or after a few weeks of just being stuck doing the good work it kicked in and weight came off in a bigger chunk

    you're doing great

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  4. 26 pounds is awesome and you should be proud. Slow and steady wins the race on this one and you will get there. It's ok to sit in the same place for a couple of weeks until you can get things kick started again. It takes your body time to adjust to the changes.

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