So today was my weigh-in day. For the final week for my 1st goal: THE FILM!
My original goal was that I wanted to lose 10 pounds in 7 weeks. Actually, originally, it was 8 weeks because the film was starting NEXT weekend. They then changed all that and began shooting a week early. This weekend.
So! How did I do?
At this week's weigh-in I lost 1.8 lbs. YES!
I am THRILLED to report I have lost, altogether, ALMOST 7 POUNDS! (6.8 lbs to be exact!)
I was really starting to get down on myself. I had 2 really bad weeks and felt like even though I was losing, it was at such a low rate, something I was doing was really wrong! Or, maybe, (because I'm a hypochondriac), there was really something wrong with me.
Turns out my friend, (and awesomely avid reader of this blog), Adam, was correct.
He had private messaged me with some tips on sleeping better and maybe acquiring a more accurate scale. In that message he mentioned that maybe I wasn't eating enough calories.
I really thought he must be out of his mind.
As a girl with an unhealthy relationship to calories, I honestly believed that not eating enough when you're over-weight was a myth. I guess all those PSA's and Lifetime movies of Calista Flockhart binge eating and purging or not eating enough were my idea of "under-eating".
I was wrong.
Actually, Jon Wolter reminded me about last season on The Biggest Loser, Ron and Mikey were having trouble losing weight because they were not eating enough calories. They finally listened to Bob and had a great week of weight loss.
Hmmmm. Maybe there really was something to Adam's suggestions.
So I decided to try it. I threw an extra 150 or so (sometimes less sometimes more) into the mix to see how it would fare.
Lo and behold I dropped almost 2 pounds this week!
So, THANK YOU ADAM!!!! :) Your awesome attention to me and this blog put me back on track and helped ease some depression. *HUGS!*
I'd also like to point out that I START FILMING ON SUNDAY NIGHT! Can I be more excited? I think not! Tomorrow is my checklist day. Sunday is my double check list day! I cannot wait!
I may not have actually hit my 1st goal of 10 lbs, but I am shocked at how defined my arms are getting. I can "see" ab muscle and, seriously, don't mess with my legs. They are CUT! :)
I'm pretty proud of my work these past 7 weeks.
One of my other friends, Becky, has been working her butt off to change her life. I'm so proud of her and her accomplishments. She's battled many of life's toughest challenges and does it with grace, honesty, and humor. Check out her honesty and hard work at her blog. Hugs, Becky! And thank you for your warmth, and kindness.
So NOW what am I going to do with this blog? WELL! I have decided I LOVE this idea of being accountable everyday to all of you. So, I've decided to continue this journey until I reach my ultimate goal.
I Want To Wear A Bikini On My Honeymoon.
I haven't worn a bikini since 2002 when I lost a bunch of weight using a pill product no longer sold in the USA because it contained Norepinephrine. I was thin, but I was NOT in shape. I looked drawn and sickly and not well.
This time I am doing it right. Workouts, healthy eating and no pills. All natural. All me.
Before that? I wore a bikini when I was four years old. No joke. That's it! So, this time, as a healthy adult, I want to wear a bikini and feel GREAT about it.
My wedding is June 19th 2010. I believe I have about 12 - 15 pounds (or about 3-4 sizes) before I will feel comfortable parading around in the barely nude.
Ready for this next ride in the process? Me too! Let's rock and roll!
Weight-loss to date: 6.8 lbs!
Today's Goal: Take my multi-vitamin = SUCCESS!
Tomorrow's Goal: Work out and get part one of the checklist done for the film!
Calories Consumed: 1067
3 minutes warm up
42 minutes jog/run
(2 - 5 minute sprints; 5 - 1 minutes sprints --skaters--)
8 minute cool down/stretch
50 back rows (15 lbs each hand)
50 biceps curls (12 lbs each hand)
50 shoulder press (12 lbs each hand)
50 chest flies (12 lbs each hand)