Friday, November 23, 2012


Start Weight: 221.2
Last Week: 215.8
Current Weight: 211.6
Loss:  -4.2 lbs
Total Loss: -9.6 lbs


I'm doing good. Eating has been mostly on track and I have been keeping up with the exercise at 4-5 days per week. I won't make my hope of 15 lbs by the end of November, but I will get close and I want to get as close as possible.

A friend of mine made a Weight Loss support group on Facebook and it has been really fun. Kind of like blogging!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Back to regular scheduled programming now that the Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge is over.

I'll be doing Friday weigh-ins each week like I used to and adding in a review of the week of sorts. Hopefully, I can blog consistently.

Start Weight: 221.2
Current Weight: 215.8
Loss: -5.4 lbs

Not bad. Getting somewhere.

But get this! Last Friday, the scale read 211.6 lbs. What the heck? I did go away for the weekend and ate terribly. Also haven't been that great at getting my water in most days. But, I have been keeping up on my exercise, so I'm sure it will come. I was getting sooo close to my 15 lbs by the end of November challenge :(

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Final Fall Challenge Weigh-In

Took this on Tuesday. Posting now.

I'm getting there :)

For the challenge, that is a total loss of 6.4lbs. Considering I only started being serious about this in the last 3 weeks, I think that pretty good!

This challenge was good for me. A little push to get me going and now I'm in a groove and on my way to where I want to be.

Monday, November 5, 2012

I think this is the last week...?

Fit & Fabulous Fall Challenge

Week 7 Mini Challenge:

Challenge Yourself to try a new activity/push yourself harder in your current activity.

--> I have been challenging myself by going to the gym 5 days a week for the last 2 or 3 weeks. This week, I was there for an hour each day- mostly on the elliptical or the arc trainer. I love those things. I will burn between 500 and 700 calories per workout.
--> Also, I've been trying to stick to around 1500 calories at least 5 out of 7 days. Doing really well with that too. Been working on this for about the last 2 weeks. Also, not eating all the calories I burn.
--> If I do the above, I am working on a 1200-1400 calorie deficit for 5/7 days, An average of 6500 calorie deficit for 5/7 days and a 1400 calorie deficit for the other 2 days... Total of 7900 calories per week or over 2 lbs.

I feel good about the effort I am putting into this It is being reflected in the scale, but not at the rate it should be. Does anyone have any ideas why or some tips for me? Sometimes, I feel like I am working so hard on this plan and that the numbers just don't add up. I know I complain about this a lot, but why is it so easy for some others to drop 3+ lbs per week? Or drop 7 lbs in their first week of diet/exercise? I'm jealous of all of you!

I'm going to keep trying for my 15 lbs by the end of November. I have a little post-it note on my computer monitor that just says 15 on it to remind me. I also painted my thumb nail with a 15 to ALWAYS remind me what my goal is.

What is your plan? How much weight do you lose per week?