So I weighed in yesterday hoping for awesome things after my 3 lbs (and undeserved in my opinion) gain last week. The scale said 163.5. That's a loss of 2 lbs since last week but still up a pound from two weeks ago. Frustrating? Yes, but not the end of the world. I am sure a normal person's weight fluctuates from week to week within a few pounds. I guess the frustration part comes in because I feel like I am being so good and should get "so good" results for it! I never used to exercise 4-5 times a week OR count calories. Yet I was maintaining my weight at about 225ish back then. I am eating between 1200 -1400 calories a day. Usually around the 1400 range, and exercise has become a regular part of my routine and who I am. I think my body has gotten used to this new me and all the exercise and is hitting a little plateau. I hope its little anyway!! Until then, I will truck on. Because this is the new me :) And I like this new me better. Hanging out in the 160's is way better than when I was hanging out at 225. Each Thursday is a new experience when I get on the scale. Regardless of what I see I dont have the fear any longer that I will get upset and fall off the wagon. There is no wagon I have decided. This is the new me. No wagon. hehe.
My friend Karen has decided to try Medifast. She has been one of my main supporters through this weight loss journey. She is one of the people I would call or text with my weight on Thursdays because I know she really cares. She is also someone who I know is excited when she logs on and sees a new post on this blog. She is a follower and has left lots of comments. I love comments. She has encouraged me since day one and even got me to sign up at her gym. So having said that.....Karen just started her own blog and I thought it would nice if I could give you all her blog address and maybe you could stop by and give her the support she deserves! We all know how far a little bit of support goes!!! As some of you may know, Medifast is a VERY rigid program and takes extreme control to stay on plan. The first few days are especially tough. Today is her first day and after talking to her I hear mostly excitement in her voice! Yaaay Karen! Making the choice to change your life is half the battle.
As for my exercise this week...I did zumba 4 times this week and also worked out. I just love the zumba classes. The more I go the more comfortable I feel. Last night I realized I was a little intimidated before the class started. I was looking at all the girls in the class and immediately felt like the fat girl. It was on my mind for most of the class. Then I asked myself if I really was the big girl or if that is just the mentality. Heres what I came up with upon re-evaluation: There were bigger ladies there than me for sure, and there were smaller ones too. I realized my issue is how my midsection looks. The rolls get to me and keep me in "big girl" mode when I look in the mirror. This area is what makes me feel overweight. Soooo....I have decided to have a few dates with Tony Little's ab dvd.
Its Friday...I hope you all have a nice weekend!