Monday, January 14, 2008

we're gonna do what they say can't be done

Down 2.4 more!


But I'm not really happy. I have busted my butt this week. Granted, I ate out several times, but I did really well. I ate an average of 1315 calories a day. I exercised 5 days for a total of 5 hours. And I lost 2.4 pounds this week. But that's 9.8 pounds in 2 weeks! So looking at the big picture, I'll take it!

I am really impressed at how much I really have changed this year. Exercising is almost habit. We eat dinner, we clean the kitchen, we go to the gym. It's that simple. I don't know how I would be doing this without Nathan though. He's such a good sport and he doesn't give me the option to back out. And me depending on him keeps him there too.

I am really suprised at my eating. When I went out to lunch Friday and Saturday, I was shocked at how little I wanted to eat. I ate less than half of what was on my plate, and I physically couldn't eat anymore. It wasn't that I didn't want it, I was just listening to my body.

And as much as I am listening when it comes to food, I need to stop listening when it comes to exercise. I let my tiredness talk me out of keeping going. We exercised a lot, but I only did my full plan one day. I didn't do weight training at all. Because I was tired. I need to keep Bob in my head, remember how tired the Biggest Loser contestants always are.

I am hopefully playing the Biggest Loser in my own way this week. I have 2 interviews, so I'm going to try putting off my start date at the restaurant until next week - I go in for orientation today. I want to use this week to live at the gym, keep cooking, and increase the support I give to my blogging buddies.

I can't wait to see how y'all did!

14 comments:

Mindy said...

Good job girl! You are really working it!

Lori said...

2.4 is GREAT for one week! Don't let the Biggest Loser process put too much expectation on yourself, because those numbers are not how the typical person is going to lose. Remember 1-2 pounds per week is how it's going to stay off for good! Great work!!

Hanlie said...

Well done! That's a good, realistic loss.

My weigh in is tomorrow...

marie said...

That's a great loss! You're doing so well :)

Felicia said...

WOOO HOO Congrats on your loss! That is awesome!! Keep up the amazing work!!!

Have a super wonderful week!!

*huggles*
Felicia =0)

The Webb's (Chole) said...

Great Job! I am so proud of you. Keep it up and before you know it the weight will have melted off.

jeannie* said...

You're doing awesome! Keep it up. And of course you can post my chicken salad recipe! Just hope you like it :)

Cherry Dolphin said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations! :o)

Heather said...

congrats on your loss! even though you are disapointed, I think its fantastic. you should be focusing on the wonderful things you have accomplished and all the ways you are seeing yourself change. sometimes that is more important than any number you on the scale.

CindyPTN said...

You're doing fantastic. Yep, don't let the Biggest Loser Show take on your journey. Remember, that the contestants are removed from society for 3 months, I think? 2.4 lbs is a huge success in a week. 9 lbs in two is over 31,500 calories less than what your body is used too. Isn't that amazing. Keep doing what you're doing and you're going to be flying high. Even when your body doesn't show as steep of a drop, it's changing inside. The numbers aren't the only things going for you. Think of the feelings.

Part of the "tiredness" you're feeling is your body's metabolism also adjusting to your changes. Physically, you're putting demands on the body and making it readjust. As long as you're providing healthy energy (good foods) to your body, you'll get passed the tiredness stage and into the energized stage. This is where you have to mentally push your body to get past the "body's whining!"

Cammy said...

What a great week! It looks like a really great picture to me!

Trisaratops said...

Congratulations on your loss - you're doing great!

Scale Junkie said...

Congrats on a fabulous weight loss but really, what a great NSV by learning to listen to the "full" signal your body gives. Great job!!!

Comrade GoGo said...

Hey, you've made great progress so far! I'm just stopping by from the Healthy You website and wanted to wish you luck with your goals :). I'm doing Weight Watchers too, so it's nice knowing some of my fellow challengers are following the same program.