Good morrow all!
Weigh in today: 222 pounds
-3 pounds from last week! wooo! FINALLY seeing some progress! Lets keep this going!
I think the main thing that has worked for me this week is my calorie intake has been relatively low. (You can see my S health stats here!) I have been attempting to do the fasting thing, but I get too hungry and end up eating more, but, I’m not overeating. Despite being above my goal I am still below 1600 (most days) which is my daily limit anyway!
This week I plan to continue this, and I would like to try and squeeze in some exercise (other than my everyday walking) to try and boost the weight loss into a continuation!
Next week I would like to see myself at 220 or less, so fingers crossed…
Highest weight: 213 pounds
Last weeks weight: 213 pounds
This weeks weight: 211 pounds
Progress: -2 pounds
Hopefully by next week I’ll be out of the 200-and-teens!
I know it’s only a number, but losing something makes me feel like healthy eating and doing the workout is completely worth it. I hope it continues!
Aiming for a lower calorie intake and keeping up with it has helped loads. Even if it does feel like torture to have to avoid foods I always overeat on!
Jillian’s 30 Day Shred is great, and I’m so motivated to keep it up, no thought of having days off has crossed my mind 🙂
Have a good week!
Day 2 went well. I got through the push ups better than I did yesterday, that may have been because yesterday I was carrying heavy stock so my arms were already tired. I have really bad upper body strength! But, this should start to get better with this workout!
I still ache, and felt like I was going to die during the workout. I’m apprehensive about what level 2 will be like, I’ve heard about some plank jumping jacks which I’m really dreading! My calves are one of the worst pains, but walking around and stretching them out will help!
I have a feeling day 3/4 will be one of the toughest, tomorrow because I have work all day so have to get up really early to do it, then go into work for 8 hours where I’ll no doubt have to carry heavy items. I’m hoping that once I’m past tomorrow it will get a little easier-until level up time!
Finally went swimming today! Kept intending to go but then other things happened or needed to be done…you know how it goes.
I’d like to go swimming everyday, but I think that could get expensive! The gym has recently started doing swim-only memberships, which might be worth looking into, but as I get student swim rates anyway I would have to compare them to see which is cheaper!
did 20 lengths, a little over 1/4 mile. I’m really not a very good swimmer, very slow and not great at swimming in general.
definitely think looking into doing it more often would be a good idea, especially for when I don’t want to run or cant run because of footpaths being icy.
I think the last time I ran was about 3 month ago! awful, I know!
Hopped onto the treadmill today and did week 2 of the couch to 5k podcast (90 secs running, 2 mins walking)
found it ok. Didn’t have any major breathing issues, however the shin splits are back! Booo. I’m glad I jumped into week 2 instead of the beggining. Next time I run I’ll probably up to week 3 if on the treadmill, or stick with week 2 if outside – bad weather = difficulty breathing!
Feel really good about doing this. I hope I can keep motivated into the new year!
I am aware I should have weighed in today. I am at home so I don’t have my scales, and I read somewhere that you shouldn’t keep switching scales because they may not all say the same thing, not giving you a true measure of your progress. I’ll get back on that next year! 😉
Happy new years to all!
So I was looking at my progress chart earlier this week (here’s the original post about it!) and I realised that, even though I’ve been progressing really slowly, in the past 7 weeks Ive lost half a stone. 7 pounds. that’s a pound a week on average. needless to say, I was quite pleased when I realised this, and I feel really motivated to keep at this, even if it is too slow for my liking!
above is a pic of the up-to date progress chart. The purple line is my weight, the green lines are my original aims, and my current target line. The red pins are where I am now, and my epic goal for when I’m back to uni.
Apologies for the bad blurry quality of the pic, my camera isn’t working so had to use blurry webcam!
Using a chart has helped me keep my weight in mind when I’ve contemplated eating junk foods, which has helped me to resist them.
Another tool I use to keep me motivated is by trying to fit into old clothes. I have tons of clothes that don’t fit any more, you can follow my wardrobe escapades here.
Start Weight: 205 pounds
Last weeks weight: 207
Current weight: 206
Progress from last week: -1 😀
Overall Progress: +1 pound
Quite suprised I didn’t put on, I was sure I was overeating too much. At best I was hoping to maintain, but no! I lost a pound, hooray! Almost down to my start weigh again. It’s taken long enough! once I pass that I will feel like any weight lost from now on is real progress, not just trying to get back to an overweight target I should have been long past already!
This week is going to be difficult, le boyfriend is over and I always end up overeating when he is here, he is always hungry. If I do eat more than usual while he’s here, I’m going to make sure it’s fruit. Whether he likes it or not!
Aiming for a loss of 2 pounds or more, to get me underneath that start weight!
My fitness freak friend suggested I aim to weigh 180 by the time everyone is back at uni (4 weeks from now) that’s 26 pounds in 4 weeks. I’m not sure that’s even possible, but I suppose if I exercised 4-5 times a week it would happen. I think I’ll look at this as my ambitious target. Still aim for it, but not get too upset if I don’t achieve it…