Slow and Steady Wins the Race...But I Like Instant Gratification!

And so the saga continues.

I'm a little ambivalent about this week's loss - 1.2 pounds. Oh yeah, I'm totally counting fractions of pounds. That's how I roll.

Sure, 1.2 pounds is SOMETHING. I just keep going back to the days when I was younger and would do Weight Watchers and drop five or ten pounds first thing like it was nothing.

My body, it betrays me. It hangs onto each calorie and fat gram and carbo-freakin'-hydrate like I'm heading into some kind of major famine. Well, I give it permission to leave. Someone else can have it. Someone who needs it. Like Lindsay Lohan. Or those skinny beyotches on the new 90210 (don't you just miss Brenda and Kelly and their attainable bodies? Not Donna. She was a freak show)? Can I donate my back rolls and muffin top and count it as a tax write off? Just asking.

This past week I was a little more successful with food - both portion size and what I'm eating. Tofu and broccoli anyone? And oatmeal. And more broccoli.

Exercise is getting there. I was able to get in some great walks this week, the weather was fabulous for two whole days. And I've been hopping on the Wii Fit, even though it tells me I'm overweight (duh) and just to prove a point, makes my Mii have a MUFFIN TOP. The hula hoop is killer, and G likes watching me do the boxing - he laughs and laughs.

I did the strength exercises yesterday, and I'm sore.
You know you're out of shape when the Wii Fit makes you struggle to sit up in bed.

Today I start the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred Challenge with the Sisterhood. It'll actually be a 28 day shred, as Amazon just delivered my DVD last night. I'm excited to try it, a little nervous as it sounds killer. I didn't realize I needed hand weights, so I'm going to have to be creative and use soup cans or my cats as the weights until I can make it to Targhay.

So that's me.

Starting Weight: 182
Week 2 Weight: 179.8

If there is one major positive for me, I've broken out of the 180's where I've been stuck since two weeks after giving birth.

I'm going to shred now. I will keep the phone close by in case I need someone to come pick me up off of the floor.


Andrea said...

.2 totally counts. I just ordered the video. Should be here Friday so let me know how it goes. I didn't know we needed hand weights. I didn't pack those with this move... hmm... do I really want to buy new ones? I never use the ones I already have...

Heather D said...

I just called my mom and told her to bring my old ones that I put in the Green storage unit...aka, their house. My dad says she never uses them either unless it's to move them to another spot in the house.

Christy - The Sisterhood said...

Oh, the days of losing 2-3 pounds a week. I miss them too. I'm killing myself to lose .6 this week, but I guess in the end, it's gone and that's all that matters. But yeah, let me know if we can donate our muffin tops for a deduction. I could use an extra few thousands bucks!!

Good luck on the Shred. Day 2 is the hardest (at least so far for me). Day is gets a little easier, but you'll still be sore as all get out. I'm hoping that tomorrow (day 4) will be much easier!

If you use your cats as hand weights, please take pictures. Somehow. PLEASE!

Brooke said...

getting into the 170s is a huge deal! :) watta go!

Heather said...

Good job Heather. I am getting the 30 day shred to start when I am given the okay by my doctor. Liz says it is a killer. I can't wait to start working out again. It is hard not being able to do it. I totally count the .2 when it is a loss, but when it is a gain right now i just round down ;) Keep up the good work!

aprilshowrs78 said...

Congrats on making it to the 170's!! I totally miss big loss week's too!

I'm glad you're shredding with us! Keep up the good work!

DALewis said...

I always count tenths when I weigh myself. Ain't no shame in that. ;)