I did everything right this week. I started on the supplements and even the nutrition bars. I went to the gym every other day this week, as planned. I even surpassed my calorie burn for the week. I did everything right. So why didn’t I lose any weight this week? I didn’t take my measurements before I started this. I wish I had now. Although the scale doesn’t show any weight loss, I do notice a difference. I’m pretty sure I’ve lost an inch or so – especially my tummy area. Why didn’t I take measurements? Well, I really started this journey a couple of years ago. I took measurements then and updated them every couple of weeks. Then I started slacking off. When I started up again, I was afraid to look at the numbers. I knew my measurements would be up there and I didn’t want to face up to how much I really had slacked off. So I didn’t. I’m wishing I had now.
While I still look forward to the gym, for the most part, I admit that sometimes it’s a little upsetting that my family is still sitting at home…doing nothing. I keep telling myself that I am setting an example and once I’ve taken this weight off, they will soon follow. That’s not always easy to do.
I’m definitely noticing the changes in my body now. Before ya know it, I’ll be able to kill someone with these legs of mine. I’ve lost so much of that bloated feeling I’ve had too. And, of course, my clothes are fitting much better on me now than they did a month ago. I think another 15lbs. and I should be able to treat myself to something really nice. I’m just not sure what yet. I’m up for suggestions.
I managed to meet my calorie-burn goal of 1,550 anyway, with 2,646 calories burned this week. One night I hit just over 900 calories burned, because I got wrapped up in some movie. The movie was Good Luck Chuck, starring Jessica Alba, and probably one of the worst movies ever made, but it held my attention as a silent movie since I kept my ear-buds in. Besides, I like penguins. I was also able to meet my goal to be on the elliptical for 30 minutes. When I first got back on the elliptical, I thought I was going to die. But I think I know what happened that day. You see, I had already been on the treadmill for an hour that first time and I think that’s what did me in. Now, the elliptical is the first thing I get on.
I did a little better on my eating this week. I’m remembering to eat more often. I still have a hard time meeting my calorie goal everyday, but I am getting better. My favorite food this week was Nutella with the Wal-Mart version of wheat thins. Unfortunately, everyone else in the house enjoyed them as much as I did and they were gone in one night. That always kills me. I mean not only do they eat what they want to eat, but they turn around and eat my food too. That doesn’t seem fair.
This Weeks Goals
– Continue to take supplements
– Increase time spent on the elliptical or cross trainer from 30 to 40 minutes
– Take measurements and record them all
That’s it. I’m not concerned that I didn’t lose any weight this week because I can feel a change and I know I’m doing everything right. So I’m moving on. Thanks for keeping up with me.