Monday, August 22, 2011

My goals:
-Journal my meals
-Be under 165g of Carbohydrates/day (with fiber adjustment)
-Exercise 5 times a week for 45-60 minutes
-10 glasses of water a day
-Run/walk a 5K in under 40 minutes GOAL MET!
-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
Week 3: 196.9 (-1.7) Total loss 4.4 lbs
Week 4: 193.9 (-3) Total loss 7.4
Week 5: 193.2 (-.5) Total loss 8.1   
Week 6: 193.3 (+.1) Total loss 8.0   
Week 7: 190.3 (-3) Total loss 11.0
Week 8: 191.7 (+1.4) Total loss 9.6
Week 9: 189.4 (-2.3) Total loss 11.9
Week 10: 188.3 (-1.1) Total loss 13
Week 11: 189.7 (+1.4) Total loss 11.6

(20.3 loss since I began my journey in January)

This week I have a gain, but I am grateful it is only 1.4lbs.  Could be worse.  I am pretty sure it is water weight anyway.  I feel bloated.

I started last week gung ho and excited to be moving!  On Monday I started Jillian’s 30 Day Shred.  It was easier than I anticipated.  I also went to the gym so I can meet my 45-60 minute goal.  I got to day four of the shred and my body was beginning to crash.  By Thursday I felt completely exhausted and I knew if I didn’t listen to my body and slow down I would be in trouble.

I only got in four workouts.  I was bummed to break my perfect exercise streak this summer of getting in my five+ workouts a week. Especially since there is only one week of the challenge left! Saturday I crashed for three hours not long after getting out of bed that morning.  My body has been fighting a bug for several weeks now and it has all caught up with me. So the rest was welcomed and needed.

I am feeling better today after taking four days off.  I decided to modify my goals a little bit starting next week.  I still want to get in 5 workouts a week, but I am modifying the time so on days that I just want to do the 30 day shred, I will limit my workout to just that if I am feeling too exhausted.

Food: carb count with fiber adjustment
Monday: 191
Tuesday: 170
Friday: 138
Saturday: didn’t track, but slept most of the day, didn’t eat much.
Sunday: didn’t track ,but not a terrible day

Wow! After running the numbers I am lucky I didn’t gain more than a pound. I was in the red pretty much all week.  I had pasta on Monday and Tuesday and it is nearly impossible to not go over on carbs with pasta.  Then Wednesday and Thursday between the two days I ate a whole bag of peanut M&M’s.  They were Easter M&M’s I had tucked away.  I figured I had waited long enough to eat them.  I just could have used better judgment and not eaten them all!!!  That could have been what topped off my exhaustion, sending me whirling into a sugar coma!!

This week I am going to have a week with no sweets or goodies.  I am still allowing my protein shakes and fruit, but I have got to cut back on the goodies (my kids animal crackers, a jelly belly here and there, cookies, etc.) I am hoping it will get me back on track!

To view my food diary, visit 
Profile name: ambreee

Water Intake:
Did fine on water this week.

For all of those participating in Slimmer this Summer, Kudos!!  Hope you have a great final week!


  1. I like how you go through each and every one of your goals each week. I miss My Fitness Pal, I love it but always forget to use it. Ahhh new focus needs to be found. Numbers are crazy when you learn how to use them and how they all work together... the carbs, calories, ounces, pounds, minutes, blaaaaaaaaaa. When you really figure out the right equation life can be wonderful, I'm sure. It's just a rat race sometimes!

  2. You may have posted a small gain, but you are still here to let us know. Good for you. I know that is hard. Now you know what you need to do and I believe you will! No sweets!

  3. Now that Slimmer this Summer is drawing to a close, I am inviting fellow challengers to join a new challenge. Come and check it out!