Here we are, week 2 into the weight loss plan.
It was a tough week in shape-up plan land, with Thanksgiving and the subsequent turkey fest and four-day weekend. Weekends are always more difficult for me when I'm trying to clean up my eating and exercise - when I'm trying to eat less than usual unstructured time is not my friend.
And for whatever reason, I was starving this week. At times, it's been an hour by hour struggle. And although I've kept it pretty healthy, at times I've eaten more than would have been optimal.
My sense was that I did ok. Not great, but ok. I hoped I hadn't gained any weight or plateaued (because I know my motivation gets pretty thin when that happens, and gosh, I'm only on week 2!). But honestly, I wasn't optimistic that things would be looking too good. I mean, geesh, it was THANKSGIVING this week.
So overall, how did I do this week?
Total exercise this week: 7 hours (one extra hour to hopefully make up for Turkey Day, or at least account for a few bites of stuffing!)
1 spinning class
3 hours on elliptical
1 hour run/walk (with Will and puppy)
1 hour run/walk (without Will and puppy)
1 hour running on treadmill (only 4.2 mph, so very slow, but running throughout!)
Diet: Pretty good up until Thanksgiving, then I gave in the siren song of a somewhat large helping of stuffing and an extra piece of pumpkin pie (damn, they were good!), the rest of the week had an extra helping occasionally. So hungry!
Items of clothing earned: 2 (a burgundy knit dress-on sale for $29!- and a costume jewelry necklace so I can be a little sparkley for the holidays)
Weight lost this week: 1.4 lbs
Weight lost overall so far: 3.4 lbs
Will's Weight loss so far: 4 lbs (good job, Will!)
Total body fat lost (based on gizmo on my scale that I only half believe): 1.1 lbs (guess the rest is water?)
All in all, I'm very happy with these results this week! On that note, off to a 6:30AM spinning class. Yikes!
p.s. Thanks for the interest in the new hairdo...I will probably not be sharing a photo of before and after though, sadly. A little too revealing to post my picture here for my tastes.