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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 1 of 8

So, a group of friends and I are doing a weight loss challenge.  Whomever looses the most weight in 8 weeks wins the prize.  We are judging the winner based on who loses the highest % of their starting weight.  We figured that was the fairest way to do the challenge, since there are so many different body types participating.  I have to say, that the first week I am kicking butt.  Hopefully, I can keep this rate of weight loss going!  The first week, I have lost 1.5% of my starting weight.  Woo hoo!!

I cannot credit any insane exercise plan.  I have just reduced my snacking, tried to eat healthier, and been under an incredible amount of stress.  I have not cut out bacon or gluten or any of the foods that I love.  I have done that in the past, and after a few weeks I have been so miserable that I have overindulged on everything I was restricting.  So instead, this time I am going for moderation.  If I crave french fries, I will have a few.  Not a whole massive order of them, but a few; just enough to take the edge off the craving and make me feel happy in my tummy. With the stress that I am experiencing, I need some good chocolate and beer in my life. :)

It’s all coming back to me now

Yep, slowly but surely the weight is coming back.  Despite my healthy-er eating and a little exercise.  (I cropped out the actual numbers, because I just don't want to share that depressing fact with the world)

Weight chart 07-30-14

Let's be honest, when do I have time to exercise?  Either before the family wakes up or after the kids go to bed.  That leaves me with 4 am or 10 pm.  Really.  I am not exaggerating.  Who wants to wake up that early?  I know I should have done better while on maternity leave, but there always seemed to be something more important to do.  I am trying not to make excuses, but I just keep hitting bumps in the weight loss road that trip me up.  I need to get better at making exercise a priority.

As you can see, I did really good for the first month that R was around, but then it started creeping back upward.  No I am fighting off pneumonia and the cough is making it really hard to do any type of exercise.  So, while I am waiting for my z-pack to work, I am going to mentally psych myself up for some ass-kicking in August.  I have the 4th Trimester Body pictures then and I would like to feel comfortable in my body.  Even if I have only lost a couple of lbs, I think that little bit will make me feel infinitely more positive.