Well, today marks the second week on “Real” food, and the first week of heavier training, things that can complicate weigh ins and life. You remember how I always ask the question am I a Loser or a Gainer? Today I was both. Remember my telling you that when I started lifting weights I would gain. That is sort of what happened. I lost a half a pound. I am happy that I didn’t gain — honestly I was worried about that. So this is good news; somehow it doesn’t feel like good news. I said bad words in my mind after that!!!! Now, I am blowing raspberries everywhere, and I am decidedly NOT a happy camper.
There are several things contributing to my NON-weight loss this week. The weight training is one; I gained a pound and a half of muscle weight this week. The muscle weight causes me to hold fluid, and I gained a pound in that. There is this other embarrassing problem I have developed from switching back to “real” food; I can’t go … uh … lets just say I have tummy troubles right now, and this is causing some of that fluid gain. BOO HISS! BOO HISS!
To further make my day a complete winner, after my hour of torment by Adam the trainer (I think that he and Donna are related — they laugh when they hurt you — I am just sayin’!!), I arrive at my other Doctor’s appointment to find they are running an hour behind. I am exhausted from my workout, and it is obvious to Pat that I don’t want to wait an hour; she mentions that I have something off in my blood work and that she would like it if I would redo them and come back in two weeks. I think, GREAT (as in Yea I can go home), sure I could do that. I forgot how badly I dehydrate during workouts, and I have hard-to-get-blood-out-of veins — can you see the problem developing? Two more 16oz waters and three sticks later I emerge from the doctors office with a new appointment and bruises to top off my day of joy! 🙂
The good things: 1. My pants are looser, 2. My muscles are firming up, 3. I lost 2 pounds of fat, 4. I gained a pound and half of fat eating muscle, and 5. Lindsey say’s that this will be ok. Not a lot is it?? Well, no matter, gotta keep a positive mental attitude — even though I do not want to right now — I have come a LONG way. Oh, I remembered something else to be happy about … I didn’t GAIN. 🙂
The plan: I am to continue heavy workouts and eating the way I have for the past week. I have meds to fix my tummy issues (we HOPE). Lindsey’s plan is to watch me for a few weeks and see what if anything needs to be corrected/adjusted. Can I tell you that I don’t like this plan??? I am going to trust her knowing that she wants me to lose as much as I want me to too. I have decided that I will reserve getting angry until this thing clogs up for a couple of weeks.
So here is the breakdown: I have lost 58 pounds in 15 weeks on OptiFast and 66 pounds since starting with Donna “the Trainer Nazi” Jones.
Pre weigh 255 41.8
1st weigh 249 I don’t know
2nd weigh 244 40.0
3rd weigh 239 39.2
4th weigh 234.5 38.4
5th weigh 231.5 37.9
6th weigh 227 37.2
7th weigh 223 36.5
8th weigh 218.5 35.8
9th weigh 215.5 35.3
10th weigh Missed
11th weigh 209 34.2
12th weigh 204 33.4
13th weigh Missed
14th weigh 197.5 32.4
15th weigh 197 32.3
So … I will be stickin with the plan. I will be taking photo’s of me in my clothes that don’t fit even now–in this week–of Not much loss. I will do what I need to do to stay on the path and plan and let my body correct itself. Just in case you are wondering how I am going to keep myself motivated, I will tell you. One is what I said earlier–I am going to try on clothes that use to fit and now fall off. I am going to look back at old pics and see how far I have come. I am going to listen to my hubby who tells me how great I look and I am going to believe that THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT! Because I choose to believe it is.
Blessings … may we all overcome our challenges ….S