Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fifty-third Weigh-in



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For this week at least, the slow weight loss is broken! I'm down 1.4 lbs! And you know what? Though it was nice to see the scale finally budge, I left my weigh-in feeling more proud of my physical changes than anything else. Even still, who doesn't like to see the scale move in the downward direction? It took over a month of hard work but it was worth it despite the frustration.

For those people who've survived plateaus and slow weight loss, my hat is off to you. Though mine wasn't as bad as other people's, I know firsthand just how difficult it is to manage.

So what caused the scale to budge? It could've been my body finally adjusting to the extra exercise. Or it could've been a few of the changes I made this week. Small changes to be sure, so who knows if they impacted the scale or not? For anyone curious, this is what I did differently:
  • Started taking Omega 3-6-9 supplements
  • Reduced packaged treats (even more)
  • Ate more raw almonds
  • Met the 8 healthy guidelines consistently
  • Took one night off of running
  • Mostly didn't eat after 8:30p
Looking back at my week, I only had one WW 1-point chocolate cake on Sunday. The rest of the time I snacked on fruit, almonds, or 1 to 2 of those Lindt dark chocolate pieces. Everything else was pretty clean eating. I'm really surprised but pleased about that; I hadn't even been trying to eat so well. But then again, I think the You on a Diet book is to blame; it scared me into eating better, hehe.

Anyways, have a great day everyone! And thanks for your patience, support, and suggestions on surviving :)

5 comments:

Leslie said...

yay you!! almost in the 140's!!

Julie said...

Congrats!!

JessiesBlog said...

Awesome work Girl!!!
sounds like your little changes made a big difference... I have a hard time reducing those treats to, they're all so good I have at least one a day... I guess its better then eating a wonderrbar or a bag of chips!
Keep up the great work hopefully your scale will continue to be good to you!

Vanessa aka Wheebs said...

Hooray! Congrats on the great WI! By the sounds of all of those changes you made, you earned it :)

Ro said...

Great idea with the 'clean eating' and limiting your snacks. Perhaps I should try that...lord knows I've been plateauing forever!!

Congrats on the weightloss this week!!!