Total: -13.8 lbs. / -3.7%
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all get to have a fantastic holiday weekend and if you are taking on one of my favorite past times, Black Friday, then good luck! I’m really hoping I can take on this weekend with some good exercise and some good food — all in moderation!
This week I did pretty well – obviously I did something right since I dropped another 2.6. I know I could keep doing better though which frustrates me because I feel there could be some frequent 5 pound weeks if I was making it happen. But hell, if I can just change little by little then I’m happy.
One thing Brad and I did good with is we started sharing some meals more frequently, so I was really proud of him for that, mostly because he has never been a sharer. I only got in one gym night this week but I did do some dog walks, a night of Jillian Michaels, and a night doing Zumba. So even though I didn’t make it to the gym I was still getting some activity in. Even though I don’t see a change yet and I think it will be a while until I do, that’s okay. I FEEL better and that’s what’s awesome. Since I have so much to lose I just thought it would be a while until I felt really good but it’s amazing how I feel! 14 pounds is so far from the long term goal but I was telling Brad yesterday after we purchased a 15 pound bag of dog food for Dakota — THAT IS A LOT OF WEIGHT! Go carry that bag of dog food around the store for 20, hell even 5 minutes, and you would be pretty exhausted! That’s a lot of weight I’ve taken off of my joints and I’m so proud of that.
I thought I would mention my secret to Zumba for anyone that maybe has wanted to try it but hasn’t wanted to pay for the classes or doesn’t have it available in their area. I don’t feel like I could get through an entire hour of a class so until I get more in shape I’m doing my ghetto DIY Zumba. I spent a good 45 minutes or so going through Zumba videos on You Tube – there are thousands. Find some to songs you really like – I found that LMFAO and Black Eyed Peas had some of my favorites… and I hate to admit it – Party in the USA by Miley. I made a complete “playlist” of the You Tube videos and I plugged them in and had my own Zumba class right in my dining room. I could share some links or you could hop on You Tube and easily find some great ones – most of the videos were around 4-5 minutes so I would do like 8 songs and it went by really fast and it’s a WORK OUT.
I kept forgetting to take my “before photos” but since there hasn’t been much change I finally got those done this week. Seriously, I wanted to cry. They were so horrific to look at. I did some in regular clothes and then ones in just undergarments — wow. I want to make sure nobody ever has to see those. Yet at the same time, I really hope one day I’m proud to show them so people can see how far I’ve come. Let’s see how I feel about it come week fifty-two.
The one thing I’m doing different this week is I’m going to lower my calories on My Fitness Pal. I’m losing weight but they haven’t been adjusting my calories so I think it’s time for me to take off some of my calories and hopefully that will help me out. I’m under my calories almost every day but this will just assure I stay there on the big day – like Thanksgiving. The day where the average American eats 4500 calories according to something I heard on the radio on Monday. THE AVERAGE. That means a good amount of Americans are probably pounding down 7000 calories. If I can stay away from the potatoes and bread I will have a successful Thanksgiving.