Monday, March 28, 2011

- 4.4lbs It's a great day!

I've been stuck for so long at the 143 - 144lbs range I thought I would never lose any more weight so it seemed (7 weeks of being at that weight).  As my body has gotten smaller it is less willing to let go of the fat.  I think it's amazing how our bodies adapt to changes in our diet and exercise.  Today I stepped on the scale and it said a - 4.4lbs!  WOW!  Finally my hard work paid off.  I must say some of what may have helped is I started a new training program to prepare for my 12 K in addition to lifting weights again, drinking more water and being super diligent about keeping track of everything I put in my mouth.

I'm feeling sore today after my Butts and Guts class yesterday morning.  I had a different instructor and my muscles have taken notice :-)  Today I ran 2 miles at a relaxed pace on the treadmill with a very small incline of 1.2.  I ran/walked 2 miles in 22 mins and 15 seconds. 

Tomorrow I'm scheduled to do 30 - 40 minutes of cardio other than running and 30 minutes of weights.  I have a really busy day already tomorrow so well see how it will all fit in.  If my body hurts tomorrow I may just take the day off from exercise as I have a 4 mile hilly run schedule on Wednesday (I'm going to do that one outside during my sons nap time I think).  I don't want to burn out or injure myself as from what I've been reading that could set me back for weeks (and hinder my chances at running a 'relaxed' and fun race). 

Keep moving while listening to your body - no matter what!


PS - Went to return something at the store yesterday and tried on a sun dress and it fit - Size 4! - I have never been a size 4 IN MY LIFE (ok maybe when I was 5 or 6 years old).  And today I bagged two trash bags full of old clothes to donate that are too big.  How awesome is that!

7 comments:

  1. fantastic and kudos! you are really just so inspiring

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  2. wow! you make me believe that i, too, may eventually lose more weight. it is going soooo sloooooowly now!

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  3. Linda patience mixed in with some persistence pays off. Look at what you currently do and change it up a bit! Try eating more calories one meal a week or change up the type of exercise you do. I've also found that building muscle can make a huge difference. The more muscle our bodies have the more calories our body burns at rest. Best of luck and keep me posted!

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  4. N - thank you for being part of my journey!

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  5. woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats

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  6. SIZE 4 and minus 4.4!!!! WHOA lady, you are rockin' the scales and charts!!! I've been stuck for awhile too at the same weight, but ppl comment that I look smaller each week...hard to see it, I guess. Your size 4 proves it must be true. CONGRATS again on your loss and good job listening to your body, I did the same today! : ) -mid

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  7. Mid the fact that you are staying the same weight and you are getting smaller in your clothes etc... is because you are building muscle. 5lbs of muscle is smaller in volume compared to 5lbs of fat. I have a friend who is getting smaller while staying at the same weight for that very reason. Keep it up Mid!

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