Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dropped 4.75 lbs thanksgiving week!

I haven't been motivated to blog about weight loss after my weigh in a week ago when I actually put on 2 pounds from the last weigh in (2 weeks before then). I knew I wasn't eating the right foods but I had joined the gym and was faithfully going 5 days a week and my portions were still small (or at least I thought they were) thus I definitely wasn't expecting a gain. I know that muscle weighs more than fat but at that point I was only doing cardio and no strength so I wasn't expecting muscle mass. There had been lots of weeks where I felt I could have eaten better but I still dropped a pound or 2 because I was eating less. I wasn't near my cycle and the gain was just too discouraging.

Anyway, I went for my weigh-in today and I felt good about it beforehand but I wasn't expecting to have lost an entire 4.75 pounds in one week, and thanksgiving week too! I have now lost 27 pounds since I started at the clinic.

The reality is this week as full of stress and some heartbreak due to guy drama and thus I lost my appetite; I found myself forcing food down my throat and since it was all tasteless in my mind I ate alot of cucumbers. I also forced myself to work out extra intensely at the gym in an attempt to clear my mind. This loss is actually the perfect morale booster.


Sonya said...

Congrats on the great loss!!!!! That is fantastic especially over the thanksgiving week. Most people just hope to maintain.

I'm sorry to hear your having some 'guy' stress. Good for you though for not over indulging d/t emotions but instead working harder at the gym to clear your mind. That is a huge non-scale victory. WTG!!!!!!!!

Organic-Muslimah said...

Great job!

amma15 said...

Sonya thanks! I always try to channel the negative energy into something positive

OM, thanks!

breckgirl said...

That's great - glad to see you are back to blogging, too. I also haven't done much posting as of late but today I finally made myself do it - it helps me emotionally. I am sure that increasing your workouts helped with your loss. I, too, recently started increasing my intensity and length of time of workouts and noticed an increase in my rate of loss. Good for you, girl. Keep on keepin' on!

TinyTrim said...

I'm glad to see you're back! I was wondering where you went :)

Congrats on the loss and over Thanksgiving to boot. I'm also sorry that there's been some stress in your life. I know what it's like to be so stressed out that you don't eat much of anything.

Hopefully things will go better soon. You've got an excellent start on that with such a big loss!

Mama Bear June said...

Well, I'm glad you had a weight loss, but I'm very sorry to hear about heartache. Hope you have a better week. Sending hugs.
Path to Health

amma15 said...

breckgirl, yea the blogging totally helps-it keeps you in check!

tinytrim, thanks!

mamma, I am having a better week thanks!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! This is an impressive loss.
Working harder at the gym to beat stress is such a good idea.
Be well.