I was so excited with anticipation, it was hard to fall asleep last night.
AND YET, WHEN I STEPPED ONTO THE SCALE THIS MORNING, I WOULD BE LYING IF I SAID THAT I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED.
It seemed unjust to me that I spent 20 hours on a treadmill and 'only' lost 3.7 lbs.
|I was victimized by an unjust metabolism this week!|
I weigh 272.7 lbs.
I lost only 3.7 lbs this week.
I lost 36.3 lbs in 38 days. Today begins Day 39.
I have lost more than 4 inches on my waist.
I am still at the beginning of a journey that never ends.
I weigh 272.7 lbs. (38 days ago I weighed 309 lbs)
I have lost 11.7% of my weight since Dec 24.
Although I am disappointed that I only lost 3.7 lbs this week...
...I know how to begin this week...
My efforts this week did not seem commensurate with my results.
CALORIES CONSUMED THIS WEEK TIME ON TREADMILL 'MILES WALKED'
SATURDAY 981 120 minutes 8
SUNDAY 999 180 minutes 12
MONDAY 842 180 minutes 12
TUESDAY 990 180 minutes 12
WEDNESDAY 847 180 minutes 12
THURSDAY 957 180 minutes 12
FRIDAY 859 180 minutes 12
CALORIES CONSUMED 6475 20 HOURS 80 MILES
I increased my calories consumed by 10% over last week.
I increased my time on the treadmill by 60% over last week.
CONCLUSION: I did still lose 3.7 lbs. It is probably unfair to accuse my body of hitting a plateau. By definition a plateau would have been represented by no change. I presume that I am toning (and perhaps building up) the muscles in my legs. Building muscle works in contradiction to weight loss - although it is a desired outcome. I was convinced that I was going to have lost at least 8 lbs this week. I did not. There is only one thing to do - continue doing what I am doing. And that is precisely what I am going to do.
tbsp balsamic vinaigrette dressing, Creamy Corn Pepper Soup 257 CALORIES
5AM TREADMILL: 60 minutes @ 4 mph (4 miles) 600 CALORIES
6PM TREADMILL: 60 minutes @ 4 mph (4 miles) 600 CALORIES
8PM TREADMILL: 60 minutes @ 4 mph (4 miles) 600 CALORIES
NET CALORIC DEFICIT 943 CALORIES
|Trader Joe's Mahi Mahi Burger on a bed of Baby Spinach w/balsamic vinaigrette, Creamy Corn & Pepper Soup 257 CALORIES|