Friday, August 29, 2008

Weight Loss Challenge Report

I weigh exactly the same this morning as I did last Friday morning (148.0). I'll admit this is disappointing, because I've been doing the walking:

August 22 - 11,739 steps
August 23 - 14,311
August 24 - 13,185
August 25 - 12,710
August 26 - 11,239
August 27 - 11,329 + surely at least another 1,000 steps without the pedometer*
August 28 - 12,428

However, there is some cause not to be upset. For one thing, on the 25th, after a weekend that involved a birthday, hence cake, I weighed in at 149.0, so I'd gained back a pound.

There was left-over cake. Yes, I had some. Also, I think a baked potato is, for me, the equivalent of a piece of cake.

*On Wednesday, we had company for dinner, which meant dessert. I went with fruit, but also made cookies. I was sweating like a marathon runner on a hot day during the prep, so broke down and had a Coke. Not a good idea, that. Should have gone with juice, or water would have been even better. Worse, I had lemonade, too. Calorie double-whammy.

To prevent myself from eating more cookies, I had one the next day and froze the rest. I'll see how that works out.

All in all, I think I can be happy I didn't gain more weight. And I've discovered a bonus I hadn't really thought about, but makes perfect sense: Shins o' Steel!

4 comments:

Amy Ruttan said...

Cristal light helps.

I am a martyr to the diet coke. I don't drink coffee, but I drink diet coke to keep me awake and that's bad.

But since I've been staying home with the kids I've been able to cut back the intake drastically which is good.

Also since you're walking so much you could be building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat.

When I initially started the weight loss thing after my second child I found my measurements came down a lot faster than my weight because of muscle building. You want those muscles because muscles bring in more oxygen, it boosts your metabolism and it burns the nasty fat faster.

Start a measurement chart and check them every couple of weeks. You might be surprised.

For me I did loose the 40 pounds, but I dropped from a size 28 to a 16, and that made me verra happy. :)

Michelle Styles said...

I was going to suggest the measurement thing as well.
My 12 week to red carpet ready book suggested taking measurements at the end of week 1,5,9 and 12.
The other test you can do is the clothes test. Is something that was slightly too tight starting to become looser?
Muscle weighs more than fat, and you want to be fit not flab.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, drinking our calories .... it is so easy to double our caloric intake with beverages.

I used to detest water, frankly, but I had hubby install a filter system and fiddled with drinking water at various temperatures (okay, stop laughing!) until I found what made the water most palatable to me (slightly warmed-up very cold water). Now I pour myself ice cold water, let it set for about 20 minutes, then drink the whole glass down.


LW

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