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Back on the Weight Loss Wagon

Posted Jun 11 2013 2:30pm

Oh HI!

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!

oh yeah

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?

This guy:

engagement wedding ring

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!

Check her out every Monday for more information!

 

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Hope to see you over there!

 

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