weight loss wednesday #7

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No change in the scale this week. I know the common phrase is ‘the slower it comes off, the longer it will stay off’ but I’m anxious to say goodbye to the 230s. I managed 4.5 workouts this week, (one of them doesn’t count as a full workout because it was only about 15 minutes last night). My challenge lately has been office food… cookies, cakes, iced cream and just random candies… the temptation is everywhere. Yesterday I knew there would be iced cream cake and cookies at a meeting, so I ate a bunch of carrots before going in so I wouldn’t be hungry, and in turn less tempted. It worked! (though the cake looked amazing…)

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I’ve been slipping on the amount of water I should be drinking – and my body is definitely feeling it. I’m achy, tired, and breaking out more than normal. I’m switching my exercise routine starting tonight to PiYo (A Pilates / Yoga program) for the next 8 weeks. I have not been stretching enough and sitting at a desk all day isn’t helping. I’m also hoping that changing to something completely different for a couple months will reignite that *spark*.

weight loss wednesdayHow is your weight loss journey going? Any struggles or successes you’d like to share? How do you handle food temptations?

weight loss wednesday #6

weight loss wednesdayReally quick update today as I am not feeling great – but it is a happy one! I lost 3lbs and I finally feel like I’m making progress. I think the shift in my eating over this past week has really helped. I haven’t been able to manage a smoothie every morning… there have still been a couple days where I just had a coffee, but I’m a work in progress!

#1 Started May 13, 2015: 235 lbs
#2: 233 lbs
#3: 237 lbs
#4: 231 lbs
#5: 233 lbs
#6: 230 lbs

I managed to get in 4 workouts this week, and I’d like to start walking after dinner every day with the family to add to that.

I still forget to track my calories quite regularly, but I have been avoiding late night snacking which is when I typically consume most of my daily calories.

I may have gone for lunch with a friend on friday at Famoso and had a margherita pizza… and when I looked it up on MFP it may have been like 1200 calories… I knew it would be more than a salad but I was shocked. It was a great reminder for me to look up the nutritional information before going out to eat.

I look forward to saying goodbye to the 230’s when I step on the scale next week, I’m also due to take my first progress photos (not ready to share yet but I’m taking them as reference for myself) and while I don’t expect to see much of a change, I know I will within the next few months. I hope to be under 220 by my birthday (September 20) as that would be my lowest weight since before being pregnant with my son.

How is your journey going? Any challenges or successes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!

weight loss wednesday #5

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Happy Canada Day everyone! Very sorry for my w.l.w silence over the past few weeks – I am back at it now and will try very hard to not miss another. Summer vacation has started for my son, so I am now able to get out during the lunch hour for a walk, and I have time to pack a healthy lunch! I have however put on 2 lbs… I don’t know why I’m yo-yoing so much, maybe I’m not trying hard enough… I do still slip and eat poorly some days – I’m still struggling at tracking my calories, though my goal this week is to capture it all so I can figure out where I’m failing. I have been going to bed earlier, and drinking a ton more water… but we’ve been having slurpees pretty regularly and I know that’s not helping things at all.

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I honestly feel like I’m writing a series on how not to lose weight… Here’s where I’m at:

#1 Started May 13, 2015: 235 lbs
#2: 233 lbs
#3: 237 lbs
#4: 231 lbs
#5: 233 lbs

2 months and 2 lbs is not okay… I’m not giving it all that I can, I know I’m not… so I’m kicking things up a bit this week and restricting what I eat a bit more. Here is my plan:

Breakfast: Smoothie – consisting of a banana, some yoghurt, frozen berries and oats
Snack: hard boiled egg – easy to make in advance, and great protein
Lunch: Salad – doesn’t matter what kind, but just a salad
Afternoon snack: fruit or veggies – an apple, some grapes, a banana…
Dinner: small serving of meat, quinoa and veggies

I am going to stick to this for the next week and hopefully see more movement on the scale. Thank you all for sticking with me through this, I appreciate all the positive comments… hearing about your struggles and successes… it is helping so much, and I hope these are helping you too. If you need more, I encourage you to join the Facebook group – the more, the merrier 🙂 We can do this!!

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How is your journey going? Any challenges or successes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them!