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Saturday, October 13, 2012

so this week has been very up and down. my work schedule was crazy so i missed my first 2 days of going to the gym this week. so then i tried to make up for it by doing my weights AND my long walk in one day on wednesday and ended up at the gym for 3 hours. other than being tired later that night, i felt great. didn't seem like i overdid it or anything. the next day i was super sore but i was excited cuz too often i don't feel anything the day after a hard workout. i felt like i actually accomplished something lol. well that day i was too sore to do much of anything, even do my walk, so i only got in about a mile and a half :( then yesterday i did my full body work out again and it went well. feeling it some again today but nothing like the other day.

i've been working hard to keep on top of my calorie counting and everything and i've especially been working hard all around since this is the halfway point for the Biggest Loser Challenge and i was scheduled to redo my measurements as well as do my weekly weigh-in. which i did today because tomorrow is gonna be a hectic day and i wasn't sure if i'd have enough time to get it all done on SP. well, my weigh-in sucked... i'm only down .4lbs. not even half a pound. i guess that's better than gaining, but still super frustrating with as hard as i've been working this week. i also did my week 5 measurements and have lost 4 inches. when i first saw the total number i was like "really? that's it?" but then i looked at the specifics, where the inches came off. i'm down half an inch in my neck, half an inch in my chest, an inch and a half in my waist, and an inch and a half in my hips... my waist and hips are where i've ALWAYS had the most trouble losing weight and that's where i've lost 3 inches! i'm actually losing from the areas i'm targeting!

so i'm doing my best to focus on that, and not on the .4lb. overall my results this week are rather bittersweet, but at least there is a sweetness to it and i'm just gonna have to keep on pushing for the coming week. if i can keep up this kind of progress, by the end of this BLC#16 i will definitely be into a new pant size at least, even if the scale isn't reflecting the numbers i want to see. and that is definitely something to celebrate :)
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    thanks everyone :) you're probably right sonia. and julie, i'm gonna have to start being more careful and pay closer attention to that.

    2926 days ago
  • 2008GINA
    Yay for losing inches!! emoticon
    2929 days ago
    Very cool about the inches.

    Have you looked at tracking other nutrients besides calories? When I eat too much fat or sodium, even if I am at the low end of my calorie range, I either lose nothing or even gain.
    2930 days ago
  • *MAMA*2*BOYS*
    That is awesome that you are losing in your hips (that's my biggest problem area, too)!! Keep pushing; you are doing an AMAZING job and I'm so proud of you!! emoticon
    2931 days ago
    2931 days ago
  • SONIA260
    woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't it sooooo amazing when our trouble areas start to cooperate?!?!?!?! Also, it is possible that you have lost more...it sounds like your hectic week that caused you to double up your workouts may have thrown your body for a loop and resulted in slight over training. Your muscles could POSSIBLY be retaining fluid from not being used to such workouts....if that's the case, once you manage to get back to your usual, or not quite as strenuous all at once schedule....that may balance things out for you :) Chin up....you're making some amazing life changes!
    2931 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2012 11:57:41 AM
    you can do it

    2931 days ago
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