Whoo hoo! On Wednesday this week, the scale said I was down to 136.6 - a new record! I think (hope, hope, hope!) that I've finally made it off the most recent plateau, although there will still be some fluctuations. I always seem to be my lowest weight on Wednesdays, probably because I have a cola and chocolate on Thursday nights. This week, there was also ice cream. It was on sale and it had been soooo long.... I did, however, try to have it shortly after I exercised, when my metabolism would still be revved up.
I was surprised to hear on The Biggest Loser that one can over-train. That was the explanation for one of the contestant's weight gain, despite working out really hard.
So maybe an occasional break isn't a bad thing. If you look at the tally below, you'll see I didn't work out or walk last Saturday, yet I still made a new record low this week.
I will be taking a longer break next week. I'm giving a workshop at the conference of the New England chapter of Romance Writers of America, so there won't be a Weight Loss Challenge post next Friday. My goal was to be 135 by the end of the March. There's a chance I'll make it, but unless it's by next Thursday, I doubt it. But that's okay. I'm getting pretty darn close! And I have to buy new belts! None of my brown ones fit anymore, even at their tightest!
This week's step/treadmill/exercise ball lifts/crunch tally:
Mar. 13 - 1 hr. on TM, 70 eball lifts, 25 crunches
Mar. 14 - nothing (was out all day) - weighed 138.4
Mar. 15 - 16,047 steps and had ice cream, cola, chocolate chips (rather than a whole chocolate bar - gives me a taste for fewer calories.
Mar. 16 - 1 hr. on TM, 70 eball lifts, 25 crunches and weighed 137.6 (was a new record)
Mar. 17 - 17,686 steps
Mar. 18 - 1 hr. on TM, 70 eball lifts, 25 crunches - reached an even better new record of 136.6
Mar. 19 - 1 hr. on TM, 70 eball lifts, 25 crunches