Yeah, yeah. I know I didn’t report last Friday. I did weigh myself in tho, knowing I had gained because I hadn’t worked out all week and we had takeout a few nights because things were so hectic with a sick Avery that we just had to get by. And although the scale went up, we did get by. We made it to this week, healthy & refreshed, and I was determined to continue this weight loss…
Workouts: It’s crunch time! Only 4 weeks to go, so I was determined this week to squeeze in workouts (almost) every day…
- Sunday: 60 min treadmill, high incline & brisk pace. (I did this while reading a required book for work. Yay for multitasking!
- Monday: 15 min squats, burpees, jumping jacks, etc. (Vinay’s night at the gym, so Avery and I worked out in the living room… well he thought I was dancing, but it was still a sweaty, calorie burning party!)
- Tuesday: 70 min. stationary bike for warm up & Zumba!
- Wednesday: rest
- Thursday: 60 min at the gym – treadmill, ab & leg machines.
- Friday: 60 min Zumba tonight!
My Goal: Break 130lbs by February 22nd.
Week 11 Weigh-in (last week): 133.4. Bleck. So discouraging, but I knew it was a fluke week with no workout and bad eating… so I quickly forgot it and this week I was on a mission…
Week 12 Weigh-in: 131.4 Yay! I’m down .6 from Week 10 (we’re gonna forget Week 11 ever happened).
Weight Lost: 6lbs (4.37%) I’m 1 1/2 pounds from breaking 130!!! 4 weeks to go, so I need to average about 1/2 a pound a week…
(ignore the 4lbs lost in the image.. for some reason it won’t recognize my weigh in today yet)
BMI: 24.4. So excited to be in the green and move further away from the yellow danger zone!
Clothing Size: 6. And I’ve been thinking… once I get to my goal weight, I’m going to try on my wedding dress. I’ll be 18lbs lighter than I was on my wedding day… it’ll be fun to see if it’s big on me!
Eating & Drinking:Calorie Counting: Yep, I’ve jumped back on the train. I know it’s crunch time and I need to closely watch my calories in and out, so although it’s a pain to log it all, I’m determined to keep it up! If I want to keep to 1/2 a pound a week, I need to keep my calories to 1200/day. But on days I workout, I burn more calories and can thusly eat more, which makes sense because I’m starved after a workout! I’m thinking about trying protein shakes for after workouts. Suggestions/Thoughts?
- Tuesday: Cals In: 1,928 Cals Out: 2,006 Net Cals: -78
- Wednesday: Cals In: 1,301 Cals Out: 1,646 Net Cals: -345
- Thursday: Cals In: 1,495 Cals Out: 2,000 Net Cals: -505
I’m using the FIT BIT to track cals & it’s working great. Well, honestly I was a bit frustrated day 1 (Tuesday) because I was eating small, healthy meals & snacks all day, but the calories just kept racking up. I had almost 900 calories when I left work and thought, good thing I’m going to Zumba tonight, cuz otherwise I wouldn’t have any calories for dinner!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not gonna starve myself. I’m just going to be conscious of what I’m putting in my body. Having to log everything makes you much much more aware of calories and what’s healthy and what’s not. For example, Tuesday I had chex cereal, which was 260 calories! Eek. So Monday, I had yummy cheerios (100 calories). And instead of a sandwich for lunch (the bread on that was 120 calories alone), I had a salad. Little choices like that and I’ll HOPEFULLY be shedding these last measly pounds! Seems to have worked this week!
FITBIT: Got this cool weekly report via email this week…
Sleeping: I have been averaging 7 hours a night, and Avery’s been sleeping thru, so that’s not bad. But the
cold frigid weather just makes me want to stay under the covers longer every morning!
Thoughts: You know you’re losing weight when you wedding rings are about to fall off. True story! For weeks my wedding band and engagement ring have been really loose. I broke down and told Vinay this week and I think I need to get them re-sized. This is a good thing, right? Well, in the weight department it is, but re-sizing platinum is really expensive apparently… ut oh…
Next Week Goals:
- Maintain daily calorie counting
- Workout 4+ times: Kickboxing Sat, Gym Sun, Zumba Tues, Gym Thurs?, Zumba Fri
- Friday weigh in at 131
Are you a Calorie Counter? Does it work for you? Do you just keep the numbers in your head, or do you use an app?