Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Workout Wednesday: 10 Pound Slimdown Part Deux

First of all, thanks to everyone who commented on and off the blog about my downward mental spiral. I've never felt so bad about being normal! And those of you who commented/asked about coupons, how my love affair started and where our relationship is now, I shall dedicate a post to them specifically so that you all may learn the way of the coupon.

So the week isn't going any better, unfortunately. I have more to complain about, and really isn't that what blogs are for? Sure, there are miners being pulled from the earth after months underground, but I have problems, PEOPLE! Problem #1 and the topic of this post is the fact that I would tooootally never get out if I were trapped in a mine. Because after a week of INTENSE workouts as part of the 10 Lb Slimdown, Spark People told me I burned 1800 calories. Guess what I lost? HALF A FREAKING POUND. Half a pound!!

I'd so be the person in the mine they accuse of sneaking food and water. "Stephanie, you're not living off a lemon and granola bar like the rest of us, you CAN'T be because you've gained 12 pounds." They'd all end up eating me at the end of month 1.

All joking aside, I'm pretty devastated about this because I really put my heart and soul into this. I've never been this dedicated to a workout plan, and I was also STILL walking Cous Cous and we did a 4-mile walk at the zoo.

I'm struggling to get motivated this week because of the sheer time and energy it took out of me last week. I need more of  a showing to keep me on track! I am still pushing through, even despite the fact that I got a flu shot this week and my arm is painin'!


Amanda said...

Losing weight is SO hard. I'm terrified of taking off the weight after my baby is born!! I hven't even gained that much. But stick with it...sometimes the first couple pounds might take awhile, and then the rest will just MELT off! :)

Hungrigyrl said...

Keep reminding yourself that muscle weighs more than fat! You are probably building muscle tone, and in time that muscle will increase your metabolism to burn more calories to in turn make you lose weight. Don't get down on yourself!

Anonymous said...

yeah you wanna track your real progress by measuring your body fat% not just your weight. It can be deceiving cuz you will gain some muscle weight and then it will seem like you didnt lose any weight. So get a good fat measuring device and track your progress that way. If you have a gym membership some gyms even do it for free. And make sure you have a good log of all your inches...waist, thighs, hips, buttock, etc...thats a good progress tracker too along with your body fat%.