weight loss wednesday (week 10)

Today’s Weight: 220 (This will be my LAST weigh-in with two 2s at the front!)

Total Loss: 45 pounds (I lost another TWO POUNDS this week!)...But I know I could have lost more. It's time to really start bringing in the calories consumed, I think.

What I craved this week: I didn't have any real cravings until Monday night. I limited the chocolate covered pretzels to 6 on Saturday night and ignored the tortilla chips and salsa on my plate that night for dinner. I also got a small ice cream from Marble Slab Saturday night instead of a medium (or a large...)

On Monday night, all I wanted was Chik-Fil-A for dinner. I had the calories left to eat, so I went ahead and splurged on chicken strips and waffle fries. I may have also splurged on ice cream from McDonald's as well.

And I DID NOT crave a diet coke! I drank water with my Chik-Fil-A, and it was delicious.

hello almost skinny face.
What I noticed was different about my body: I'm almost athletic now. I mentioned earlier how I was able to push myself more, but that became even more obvious when I went to the hardest spin class of my life on Saturday morning...and did everything the teacher instructed/asked of us. Also, I think (though I am a little pessimistic to fully believe it) my arms are more toned and slimmer. I think I am also shrinking in areas I don't really want to shrink in.

And finally, over the weekend, I bought new sports bras and new work-out capris in a size large. I've been a size XL (and also a size XXL) for so long that I never really saw myself as needing only a large. But after lots of loose sports bras and pants that almost fall down wile I run, I decided it was probably a good idea to get clothes that fit.

I'm not ready to wear a size large in regular clothes just yet. But I am getting there!

Workouts planned for this week: I made a work-out schedule over the weekend, and so far I have stuck to it - except for on Tuesday night. After a long, busy clinic and then voting, I decided to take my tired self and sore heel home for relaxing. I'm hoping to make it to the gym on Thursday morning instead.

Personal Goal(s) for this week: No eating lunch out for the work week! I have more calories left over for dinner (when I am the hungriest) when I take my own lunch. Plus it helps save money. I also want to continue to track everything - even when I go over my calorie goals. It's important for me to see and remember what I am putting into my body.

I need to work on limiting sweets. I love ice cream and frozen yogurt more than almost anything. And I will eat it every chance I get. The calories in frozen yogurt aren't awful, but I know it would be better if I limited my consumption of sweets (especially the frozen kind) even more. So I am hoping and planning to only have frozen sweetness a total of three times this week or less.

last week's calorie deficits
I'd also like to hit 20 minutes of vigorous activity twice over the next week. That really ups my calorie burn. I would also like to have three days next week with at least a 1200 calorie deficit.

Favorite Quote(s) for this week: "Fitness to me, isn't about a crunch or a push-up: It's about taking your power back. " - Jillian Michaels

"It's all about lifestyle change." - Bob Harper 

"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

What I'm looking forward to: Running. I want to be back in the game of running and training for another 5K. But I know I need to get this plantar fasciitis under control first...More spinning. Nothing pushes me quite like spin class, and I need that push...It reminds me how far I have really come.

And.. on a note unrelated to weight loss, I am looking forward to the outside of our new house being DONE. Rock gets hung Thursday! It will finally look like a real house then, and they can get to work on insulation, drywall, flooring, and all the other fun stuff.


  1. Girl, I am so happy to have found you! I am on the same path to loosing weight as you! Keep at it!

  2. congrats on your weight loss!! found you through nablopomo!



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