Monday, June 20, 2011
Week 2 Results: Slimmer This Summer
-Journal my meals
-Be under 165g of Carbohydrates/day
-Exercise 5 times a week for 45-60 minutes
-10 glasses of water a day
-Run/walk a 5K in under 40 minutes
-Build a support network
-lose an average of 2 lbs/week, 24lbs total
Beginning Weight: 201.3
Week 1: 198.6 (-2.7)
Week 2: 198.6 (0) No change L Bummer
I took my weekly measurements and since last Monday I lost one inch from my waist, ½ inch from both my belly and my hips. I also lost ¼ inch from my arms.
Sorry no pictures this week. I pretty much look the same as last week. :)
Let’s start with the good news. I rocked it on working out. I got in some really challenging work outs including: weight training, bike riding, the elliptical, a few walks and the stationary bike. My goal is 5 work outs and I got in 6, and of those 6, 3 were really challenging!!! I really pushed myself this week. I didn’t run at all this week since I was focusing on getting in my weights/circuit training. Hopefully I will get a run or two in this week.
The not so good news, the food! I Saturday I busted my butt at the gym. No matter what I ate, I was still hungry. I could not get my blood sugar to even out. I even passed out and took a nap in the evening. Since I was so frustrated with my blood sugar I pigged out on four cookies. Not little cookies either. The large Peppridge Farm cookies. And it was good. Sugar doesn’t make me hyper or give me energy, and man did I sleep deep that night.
Sunday part of our Father’s Day celebration I made brownies for my husband and our guests. I didn’t track my carbs knowing I was going to be over. I planned on this and made a very clear decision about enjoying the rich treat I had made.
Don’t worry, I paid for it this morning when I was working out. I usually try to get in an hour of cardio and today 45 minutes was about to push me over the edge. That is the price I get to pay when I eat sweets.
Daily Carb Count:
Monday: 162 (3 under)
Tuesday: 147 (18 under)
Wednesday: 208 (43 over)
Thursday: 143 (22 under)
Friday: 167 (2 over)
Saturday: 200+ carbs (35+ over)
Sunday: Didn’t count today. I had brownies so I know I went way over! (35+ over)
I have shown improvement in the water department. I got in the 10 glasses of water all but two days.
I have read several blogs and am loving all the support and comments.
I have a question for all of you readers who have been on the weight loss journey for a while. When I have a really challenging work out and get a great burn, how do I keep from starvation mode? How much should I adjust in my eating for the really good work outs? There have been some days where I am soo hungry! Any tips or suggestions. I am getting in plenty of protein, but for some reason it just isn’t cutting it!
I know I haven’t lost a lot of weight yet, but I can already feel my pants getting looser and my measurements are showing that as well.
On to week three!