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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Time for a Quick Update

Okay, time for a quick update:

As you can see, I didn’t gain or lose this week. This is mostly because at the end of last week, I stopped doing INSANITY. I realized I was just hurting myself, and wasn’t feeling very exercised. Then, over the weekend was General Conference.

For those who read this and aren’t LDS (Mormon), General Conference is like a twice-a-year Mormon Super Bowl. Twice a year, members of the LDS church gather in chapels and homes to listen to our prophet and apostles speak to us about how to more fully life the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about General Conference here, and about Mormons there.

And because this event is like the Super Bowl, that means lots of high calorie, tasty food. So any weight I started losing last week was quickly recovered, and then some. In fact, I had to work hard Monday and Tuesday just to get back to square one.

So here I am: square one. Again.

But the good news is I haven’t given up. I have started going to the gym every morning at 5:00 AM, and have burned at least 600 calories per visit, doing both cardio and weight lifting. I have also started using MyFitnessPal (I’ll write another post about this resource soon) to track my calorie intake.

Hopefully this will be the last time I’ll have to give the sad report of no weight lost (or of weight gained). 


  1. Hang in there! Losing weight is sometimes a science, but I've found that there's a lot of "getting to know YOU" that goes on behind the scenes that a lot of people don't realize. For example, you might learn WHY YOU eat at different times or in different situations. There's a bit of a learning curve - learning about self - involved, but it's not impossible. Hang in there and just focus on putting one foot in front of the other to achieve smaller goals which lead to bigger ones.

    One small tip: the progress list on the right is going to grow longer and longer and readers will eventually have to scroll to find the information you refer to. It would be nice to have your progress within the post as well. :)And including dates with the week # might be a good idea. Feel free to take or leave anything I say.

  2. DiaryofaFatGirl - Thanks for the tip. I will be sure to include my progress in my posts. And I appreciate the support. I am definitely learning a lot about myself, especially as I am trying not just to lose weight but to make a lifestyle change. Again, thanks for the comments and suggestions, I will definitely implement them!

  3. Stick with it! I'd love to help you if you want I can give you my lifestyle change and workout plan... so far at 100 lbs plus

  4. You are dedicated for sure! I may have missed this from an earlier post, but how do you plan on keeping it off when you're down to your goal weight? Keep up the good work!

  5. Hilary, that is a wonderful question. And instead of trying to answer it here, I think I'll write a blog post about my goals and plans to keep the weight off, and even start to put muscle on. Thanks for the question! I appreciate the support!

  6. Mr. and Mrs. Veron, I would be very interested in hearing about your lifestyle change and workout plan! I am excited about it!

  7. Alright here is the basics. Cut out all white flour, sugar, and soda (even diet soda). Focus on high protein low carb. For example: I have a whey protein shake for breakfast (adding a banana to chocolate and strawberry is yummy) for lunch tuna or turkey and cheese with whole grain crackers or salad etc. Dinner you can have whole wheat spaghetti and chicken. The key is to READ LABELS. choose sauces, snacks, whole grains with low to no sugar and meat with no sugar added etc. Atkins makes fantastic snacks that are low carb and you can find a whole variety of them at Walmart. I also like snacking on almonds.

    As far as exercise. Choose something you will do( walk, run, bike, swim) You need to exercise at 65% to 80% of your maximum heart rate in order for your body to efficiently burn fuel. I think you're 24 and in good health so aim to keep your heart at 157 bpm for 30 minutes to 45 minutes for 5 days a week. Strength train 3 days a week for 20 minutes.

    Follow this and you will be golden! I gained 8 lbs on our honeymoon and during our move etc. I started my healthy eating and work out again and lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks. If you have any more questions I would love to help you because this is exciting to me : )

  8. don't feel disappointed i've been working out way more than normal and feel a difference and feel i'm getting more toned but have gained 2 pounds the scale isn't always the best judge of whats happening so keep to it you'll do great

  9. Its ok if you haven't lost any weight yet, I have started getting in shape about 5 times so far this year and then always end up getting busy and stopping. I seem to do great for the first few days and always end up gaining muscle weight and then get lazy and lose it all again. I know you are motivated and you will be able to turn into mark wahlberg if you want.

    - Brian