I think it’s safe to say that I’m back on the weight loss wagon!
I weighed in at 158.0 this week. That is a one pound weight loss!
Now- I used to think that a one pound weight loss per week sucked. And I would be dissappointed. And then eat my feelings in cookies.
But now I know that a one pound per week weight loss is nothing to be disappointed about.
I’m at the point in my journey where I am not going to see any significant losses per week unless I REALLY step up the workouts. Like 5-6 days of intensive 45-60 minute workouts per week.
Right now I’m hitting about 3 days per week of pretty intense workouts like 4-5 mile hill runs, interval training, and weights. I burn about 400-600 calories per workout which equates to 1200-2400 calories per week. This plus my diet gives me about a pound loss.
I cannot and will not cut any more calories from my diet. I’m eating about 12o0-1400 calories per day. Sometimes going up to 1600 calories per day depending on how hard I worked out. I’m trying to stay clean and non-processed. But I do eat processed food on occasion- I just make sure to read labels. The less unpronounceable ingredients the better. The less calories the better. I don’t really pay attention to fat unless it’s saturated fat.
Another motivator for me?
I haven’t been able to wear my wedding rings in FIVE years. FIVE YEARS. I’ve worn them on a necklace. It’s nice to have them on again!
I think for me- making that decision to get back on track doesn’t just automatically guarantee that it will happen right away. I spent months going back and forth , sometimes exercising- sometimes sticking to my diet- not really losing weight- until finally I just decided to get back to it..
It is WAY harder to start back up and re-develop a routine or schedule after a hiatus. But once I commit, I feel I’m pretty good at sticking to it. And plus I just FEEL better when I eat clean and workout.
Finding the time is my other issue. I’ll never have the amount of time I need to devote to working out unless I wake up at 5:00 in the morning. And THAT is ridiculously difficult for me to do. I wish it wasn’t, but it’s so uncomfortable. I know I need to bite the bullet and make it happen- but I’m fighting myself for sleep. Sleep always wins.
Anyway- I’m going to participate in Get Moving Mondays with another blogger over at So hopefully this will also help me to keep my motivation!