Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thursday, Janaury 27, 2011

I got weighed this morning and was at 242. My waist measured 44.5. Since October 24when I started, my waist is down 2 inches and my weight is down 18 pounds. I am down two pounds since last week's weigh in.

The last six weeks have been beyond frustrating as far as weight loss is concerned. Since my visit to the doctor's 8 days ago, I have had a calorie deficit averaging 825per day. My calorie consumption has averaged 1827. Maybe things are starting to move in the right direction again. Six weeks is a long time to wait for the scales to move. I'm proud of myself for continuing my effort.

I am trying to listen to my body. It seems to be telling me that I can lose weight, albeit, slowly. I think the message it's sending me is to keep calories below 1,800 per day and maintain a deficit of 700 or more. I will keep trying.

I am really enjoying my gym workouts. Yesterday, I tried really hard during the weight lifting portion. I actually made grunting noises during some of the exercises! (A little embarassing!) I found that wearing my headphones helps when lifting as well as when I'm doing my aerobics. Today, I'm off and I plan to spend some extra time at the gym.

I am sort of concerned because the new routine doesn't produce the high step numbers or as much "moderate physical activity" on the BodyMedia reports. Because I have started the new routine, my January Challenge step goal will not be met.

From yesterday: Steps = 7,640. Calorie deficit = 854. Crunches = 75. (3 sets of 25 w a 12 second rest between sets) Calorie consumption= 1.583.

Have a great day!!


  1. YAY!!! You made my day! I am so happy to hear this lady. This is going to continue and you will do great... I am sure of it. I am jealous that you only have so few pounds left to go! I still have 130+! We are doing it though!

    Big Hug!
    - Tracy

  2. Oh, Tracy, I DO have many more pounds to lose. 60 pounds, in fact! The way you're going, you'll pass me by soon ene\ough!

  3. It can be frustrating not to see the steps when you do exercises that don't record them. Keep it up, though, your body knows what you are accomplishing, even though your Body Media doesn't show it! Keep up the great work!!!!!