Friday, March 9, 2012

Firm Friday

Starting weight: 158

Current weight: 154

Lbs. lost: 4

Lbs. to go: 14

My workouts this week were:

Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 twice (ouch, ouch, OUCH!)

2 30 minute elliptical sessions plus abs

2 mile bike ride

Working out was great this week. I didn't get in my 5 mile run, which is naughty because that is two weeks in a row. Jillian Michael's is crazy. It makes me so sore, which I like because that means it's working.

Other than my cheat, I did really well in the eating department. Last night I thought about eating some meat, but when I looked at it, I just didn't want it. I have been completely Diet Coke free for more than two months now. I am a major vegetable hater and have been trying to eat a ton of those. I cooked dinner every day this week. Lots of good changes in the food department.

Now I'm going to vent. 4 pounds???? FOUR mother beeping pounds?!?!?!? That's it? This is really starting to piss me off. I have upped my working out 100% in the last two months. For the last two weeks I have been starving my butt off eating this vegan crap. Not just vegan, but gluten free vegan, hello! And all I have to show for it is 4 lbs? For 4 lbs, I will eat a damn cheeseburger. Why not? If all this work just leads to FOUR STINKING POUNDS???

Okay, I feel better now.

For serious though, I feel good. My pants and bra and big so I know I have lost inches. If I do my workout at 5 am I usually feel great all day. I can tell I'm getting physically stronger. I don't know how to explain this, but in general I had been feeling swollen. Since the cleanse I don't have that feeling so I know there have been positive changes internally, whether or not I can see them on the scale. Another good change from the cleanse is my skin. My under eye bags aren't so dark and heavy.

My lovies eating chocolate. They're so cleanly.




  1. 4 lbs is better than 0! You can do it. And I am so proud of you!

    That chocolately goodness looks amazing though. For real.

  2. Ug, I hear ya! I know I have lost almost 7 lbs, and I KNOW I have lost inches. AND I can SEE a difference, but it has been two months. That isn't even a pound week! Ug. It stinks. So know you are not alone.
    OH and Jillian came out with a new kickboxing DVD. I ordered it and I can't wait to try it. It has 3 workouts, upperbody, abs, and lower body!

  3. 4lbs is huge, so don't short yourself!

    Is it possible to just make smaller adjustments in your cooking rather than such a drastic change in intake (vegan - when you like meat!)... IE - just cook healthier meals that are lower in calories.

    I use for TONS of recipe inspirations... and even splurge on things like a Chocolate Cake from Hungry-Girl that I can't live without ( I stay at my calories every day... some days I go over, the next I go under... it all washes. But it's sustainable, and I've lost 10lbs in 2 months. Not great, but it's a start. Don't deprive yourself!!

    ~B from tCC

  4. Oh! Cute! Look at them all "chlocolate-ly" as Rachel would say:). Good job on your weight loss! I am trying too...go to the gym 3-4 days each week, but I have not been pushing myself like I need to. I am very interested in doing a cleanse. Did you do a specific one that you'd recommend? Thanks...


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