Yay! The scale finally moved! The past few weeks I’ve been stuck so it was so good to finally see it go down again. I’ve lost 12 pounds total in 5 weeks (6.86%). WOO HOO!
I did a little research and learned that my metabolism had probably slowed as a response to eating fewer calories than I was originally used to. Several sources I found said to eat off plan for 1 day to “jolt” my metabolism into working. So, Sunday I had a Whopper with cheese, fries and a Dr Pepper. It was so freakin’ good I could barely stand myself. Evidently it worked. I don’t plan on doing it again unless I hit the wall again and spend 2 or more weeks at the same weight.
Starting Weight: 175
Week 1: 170 (2.86%)
Week 2: 167 (1.76%)
Week 3: 166 (.6%)
Week 4: 166 (0%)
Week 5: 163 (1.81%)
Original goal: 157.5 by 2/3
Revised goal: 157.5 by 3/1
I’m going to New Orleans in April with my girlfriends and I really want to weigh 150 by then. So beyond my 10% goal which I revised to March 1, I’m setting a goal of 150 by April 11. Sound doable?
I started with my trainer on Tuesday. She’s so sweet and awesome and I’m learning a lot. I am still sore, particularly in my legs. I go again today and every Tuesday and Thursday for a month to develop a strength training routine to go along with the cardio I’ve already been doing. I was out sick yesterday with a stomach bug and am still home today feeling achy and still kinda stomach-aware but I think I’ll be able to tough out the workout.