Thursday, April 15, 2010

Week 7 weigh in (Jennifer)

I got on the scale this morning and saw a 1.5 lb loss. My weight is territory for me. It seems like it is taking me forever to get to see a 7 in the middle!!!! I have been excercising a lot over the last few weeks as my capabilities have increased. And it seems the more I exercise the slower my loss is. Hmmmmm. A connection? I wrote to my health coach and this is what she said... she told me that I am probably exercising too much and that I should cut my exercise in half for 2 weeks and see what happens. I hope she is right. This is an internal battle I have. I exercise because it makes me feel in control of my weight loss. And now she is telling me to slow it down after I am finally capable of doing it? But I am committed and I will give it a whirl and see how it goes. So no exercise tonight. Instead I will sit in front of the TV after the girls go to bed. Again...something I want to get away from. I wanted to create a habit of being active and get away from the lazy person I had become. Now I know that I am being a little drama and that I dont have to sit on the couch in front of the TV and that there are many other things I can do not to be lazy...but still. I just want to be an active person. Thats the new me that I want to be. And I am a little excited to say that maybe I have actually gotten to the point where I enjoy exercising? Wow. But she is the expert so I will try it.
Last night I got on the treadmill and walked with incline for a half hour and then a jog. I felt awesome when I was done. I jogged on a 5 and that is unheard of for me. I am usually a 4mph jogger since I am not that tall. When I got off the treadmill my husband commented on my sweat marks on my shirt in my pits. I am sure he did so because he knew that I would get so excited. Sweat=results. At least that is/was my theory. My eyes lit up :)

Tonight I went to dinner with Karen. we went to the Outback and I had my meal all planned out before I even got there. Except they no longer carry my dressing. But in the end it was all really good. It was a great time like usual. I got a steak that was so delicious, some broccoli, and a side salad. It was very good. And then the waitress came to the table behind us and brought cheese fries. I felt deprived for just a second. Maybe I am getting used to not having all that other stuff. No pity party even!!!

Today I also downloaded some pics of me from when I started Medifast and then some from the other day and compared them. I could see a difference :) Whoo hoo! If I could figure out how to put them on here I would share...

Today's reason for losing weight:
*tonight at dinner I was telling Karen how I used to hate going out...especially when I go visit my parents(where I grew up)...for the fear of running into someone I know and havent seen in a while. My graduating class was 400+ so this is very likely. At any rate...I realized that I dont want to live like this anymore. I dont want to be embarassed about my weight and how much I had put on since they probably last saw me. The shame is an awful feeling. And I can feel myself getting away from that! Yaay! I want to someday hold my head high and feel awesome about me. And I am definately on my way.

1 comment:

Karen said...

You are on your way and looking good too!