Friday, August 21, 2009

Making changes

Ok, here's the scoop; last week I lost a whopping 0.2 pounds. I was devastated. Today was weigh-in day again and this was much better at another 2 pound weight loss. I worked out more, did more weights at the gym and I don't know what did it, but more fat came off and muscle went up a little bit and weight came down 2 pounds. Kim and Debbie W said I have only 12 more pounds to my goal..........I hope I am able to do it before the end of September. I did decrease calories a bit more to around 700-800 during this weight loss phase; doesn't sound like much does it? I'm just sticking to the low carb foods, keeping protein intake up, drinking plenty of water and keeping up the exercise. To maintain my current weight, I should consume about 1200 calories, so by keeping the count under that now, I should still lose and during maintenance, should be able to keep it off, even by increasing calories (the right kind of calories). That's the I hope to have another good week and hopefully lose another pound or two.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A great week

Hope I don't jinx this upcoming week by bragging, but I lost 2 pounds this week. I owe it to being at the gym EVERY day for the last 8 days and following the diet and keeping protein up and carb count down and I didn't feel deprived of anything. Jeepers, I see a little glimmer of hope that I might make to my goal weight before the official end of my "contest" win. The scale finally showed me the 130's.......I can't even tell you how long that's been since I've seen that number.....I almost fell off the scale. Makes me want to get back to the gym and work even harder....Crossroads is doing a Biggest Loser contest; maybe I can follow one of the contestant's workouts! With some hard work and sweat, I hope to show another big loss again next week. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Here we go again

Good grief! What will I have to do to lose these last pounds?! I gained 0.2 the week of July 31. I gained a pound of muscle, lost another pound of fat by going to the gym nearly every day and keeping my calories under 1000 per day. I am writing down EVERYTHING I eat, counting calories, not skipping meals........drinking a minimum of 4 bottles of water every day. I just came home from the gym, burned off 625 calories and took in today 910 calories. I had a cup of strawberries that took me over 900 cal......too bad they aren't loaded with protein.
I was really hoping to show a loss on the scale this week to get closer to losing that 70 pounds.....I just am not sure I'll make it, darn it. My friends and family tell me to stop being obsessed about it...that what I've done is remarkable. I am very proud of myself for losing what I have and I'm so very, very grateful to Timeless/FOY for making this possible for me. I just so wanted to be a true success and hit that mark. Tell you what....I'll just keep doing it even after the official end Oct 1; I'm going to Hawaii in January and I will hopefully have done it by then. We still have about 8 weeks left, so maybe, just maybe it will start coming off again and I'll be that much closer. Say a prayer!