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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I promise

not to weigh again until July 1st.

this is getting ridiculous. i avoided the scale this morning, but it's just so tempting to get up, go to the bathroom, get on the scale.

so, for now, i'll be happy with my 22.4 then wait to see what happens over the next week (and three workouts).

thanks for your encouragement, folks!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My night with the trainer...

... was fun!

It was harder work than I've been doing. We only came up with one day's workout. (Last month, she gave me two to rotate between.) She told me to throw this one in the mix, doing it twice a week at least until I get it down pat. We are doing some medicine ball exercises - which are harder than they look!

She also put me on a flex, band machine. Its my toughest, I think. And we added a core exercise - which I'm really happy about.

And yes, today, I'm a little sore... finally! So far, I'm not regretting my wishes yet!

And I'm just dropping pounds like crazy these past several days. I'm gearing up for another "time of the month" next week, though - not looking forward to the water gain that might come again with that!

Monday, June 23, 2008


... they are always a little scary.

But this one wasn't so bad. I did eat more "purchased" food than I did during the week, but I still had some loss.

This morning... I'm down 21 pounds! WOW!
Almost to the 10% mark.
It's been 63 days since I started trying to make changes... and 5 full weeks at the gym.

Today starts my 6th week of workouts... and I meet again with the trainer tonight. I'm a little nervous about what she's going to have me do... but I know it will be good... and I'll probably get my wish of having some soreness. I haven't been sore since the first week from any workouts I've done. I've even worked up and increased my weights on all but two weight training exercises... still no soreness! I see the results, of course, but I guess it feels like I should be walking around the next day grunting.
What's wrong with me?! :)

More tomorrow... I'll probably be sore and hate it!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I've been quiet...

...but I've still been working.

Still going to the gym 3 times a week - still eating (as close as I can get without feeling like I'm eating when I'm not hungry at all) around 1900 calories a day...

When I got my gym membership, it came with some free sessions with a Doctor who's office is in the gym. It's a chiropractic/massage/nutrition place. Fun, huh?

So I got some free x-rays of my neck, since I shared with her that I've had migraines since I was in the 6th grade, had a full body composition, and got a free (my first one ever) neck and shoulder massage - for about 20 minutes, too!

I was a little sore for a couple of days after the massage, but I was quiet as a mouse while he worked on me... I didn't want to be wimpy. The body comp told me my body fat percentage (it's high, but I had lost some since I started the gym!!) as well as my metabolic rate. Apparently, my metabolism is really high, per the doctor. My body on a normal day doing nothing burns around 2300 calories a day. Sounds great, right? She said a lot of people register around 12-1300, so it's harder to lose the weight.

I was able to lose the weight back off that I had gained during my period and over that "weekend-o-desserts," but then I hit some kind of holding pattern. It was really frustrating, and I know it's normal... but for about 5-7 days, I was gaining .5, losing .5, gaining a pound, losing .8, back and forth. Finally, today I reached a new loss... so I'm down 18.8 pounds. It's been 59 days since I started making changes... and after Saturday's work out, I'll have been doing the gym for 5 weeks (three times a week). So... I guess that's pretty good.

Of course I'd like to think that I'm just going to melt away... but I know a good thing takes time.

Remind me of that when the wait only drips aways instead of pouring off... :)


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Now that's a little better...

I knew I had some water gain over the weekend, so I just went on to the gym and tried to trudge on through, not thinking that it wasn't working or that it was useless to even go.

My friend was with me, and she actually asked me what my new loss amount was - and I told her that I had gained a little because of the water and the bad eating (I had dessert, or some kind of sweets, every day from Wednesday - Saturday.)

I'm encouraged that it's coming back off so fast - what a relief!

As long as I'm back to what I was last Wednesday by tomorrow, I think I'll feel okay - or at least if I'm close... I think that was 359.4, so that means 2 more pounds. Now that I think about it, that might not happen in 24 hours, but I can see what I can do... :)

Thanks for encouraging me. I really love reading all your blogs, too! I forget to go on in and comment - since I use Bloglines, I get to read the posts all on one page... but forget that I need to let you know how you're encouraging me. I'll do a better job!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Loser is relative

because today i really feel like one...

i had a major gain!

i know what's going on, but still... it's super annoying!!!

my cycle (sorry for men who read this) brought me water gain as well as some super strong cravings for sweets/chocolate over the last few days. i feel strong again today to fight them, but i'm just so mad... :(