Sep 132011

Tonight was my second weigh-in with my trainer. I feared that I might have slipped some this week, despite trying to stick to the diet and giving it my all with the running. Usually, I’m the person that any weight gain (and sometimes even keeping it steady) severely affects my self-confidence. I realize that I need to get over my fears and accept that sometimes plateaus will happen, and I need to understand that if I’m doing everything right, I’m not likely to see a gain.

Starting Weight: 237.2 lbs
Current Weight: 231.2 lbs
Difference: -6.0 lbs
Difference from last week: -3.0 lbs

This week I lost another 3 lbs. As much as I’d love to see the weight melt off, I’m happy to have found a somewhat steady rate of weight loss. This is a healthy rate for weight loss. I know that if I lose too much at once, I’m more likely to gain it back. There are some things I could definitely change as far as the diet, but overall, I’m happy with my progress. Over the next few weeks I’m going to start looking for smaller things that I can change. Those small things will probably help me lose even more weight.

As for inches, I lost .5 of an inch from my neck, .25 of an inch from my bicep, .5 of an inch from my forearm, 1.5 inches from my chest, 2 inches from my waist, 3 inches from my lower waist, and 1 inch from my butt. The grand total for the week is 8.75 inches. While that is still a great loss, it’s kind of a letdown after the 13 inches last week, but I realize that 13 inch loss probably isn’t going to be typical for me.

This week will be challenging. I’ll be doing strength training three days this week (on my own). I’ll also have three runs with my trainer this week, as well as two solo runs. The weather has been beautiful – warm with low humidity – so I know that now is the time for me to push myself a little bit harder.

  2 Responses to “Weight Loss – Week 5”

  1. Don’t worry about the weight loss petering off a little weight loss tends to plateau after awhile which is why so many people give up, just remember that you are building muscle which weighs more than fat! (Which is another reason why I am glad you are keeping track of inches, that gives you another measuring stick to go by while losing extra pounds).

    I’m glad you have a trainer! My biggest problem with losing weight is that I have trouble being accountable for myself when I’m dieting/exercising, having a personal trainer to give you the stink eye and knowing that you are going to have someone disappointed in you helps keep you motivated. (Nobody likes being on the receiving end of “where-were-you-last-week” talks).

    I wish you the best of luck and hope you reach your goals within a healthy-but still speedy-timeframe my fellow Quilting Bee-er!

  2. Read about your 30lb loss on FB. Congrats! You should post about that here!

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