Sunday, October 10, 2010

Catch up

Weight 131.
OK, so finally majority of the ghost weight is gone!
I guess tomorrow morning I will start the week fresh and try to get the real weight loss back on track.
Been real chummy with Mia all weekend, thanks to her and a few other tricks got the ghost lbs off.
My chest doesn't sting, but feels sore, like a strain? been putting icy hot on there and having a banana in the morning for extra potassium just in case. Urine is back to a normal color, no more orange thank god. I've been allowing myself water lately, not a lot, but enough that's acceptable to me. So the new scale is great, the old scale got smashed into pieces for being so devious.
I slept late today, last night's lax which I took at six actually continued throughout the night, I was up every three hours. I'm tired, but its a welcomed price to pay for great effects like that. I have tea steeping in a cup and supps, water pills and OEP are currently digesting along with a banana for breakfast. Waiting for hubby to go to work. I'm b/p today, finishing the horrible week like this. I want to start fresh Monday and see what I can do differently, I want my body to rest, I've really pushed it to the max all week long trying to get rid of those dam ghost pounds. Planning a workout later, I haven't been enjoying the treadmill as much as I used to, I do it of course but its starting to bore me, yesterday did 500 crunches and 300 leg lifts not to mention 100 push ups. These little things are starting to pay off, I can see my waist shrinking and my thighs too, the gap between them is almost there.

My arms are harder and more defined. My back is tighter, the shoulder blades are visible now.  My stomach flatter, and my collarbone protrudes proudly. 
These small things keep me going, remind me of the bigger picture. Don't think of the hunger now, think about how your body will look later...
Found this while surfing the web, forgot all about it and it made me smile for some reason? "Letter from Mia.."
Its the evening now and workout is done, tea is digested and so is the OEP, still no change in weight, hope I'm not plateaued. Found a new exercise I'm trying out to help tone those love handles and thighs, I like challenges, lord knows I get them everyday! These I can do.
Also found a regiment that I want to try sometime this week and see if it pays off, gotta get Mia off my back for awhile, she makes me so tired and I have no time for anyone but her atm. I hate it.
Monday and all during the week my presence will be required at my daughter's school, we have Book Fair and Open House, not to mention the pink week continues. I need to be a bit stronger and not so dizzy, hoping the OEP will give me some added energy. Almost time to rack up on supps again, thinking of adding ginger and calcium in addition to vitamins B&E, sounds like a lot to swallow, but being friends with Mia takes alot out of your body.
So once again I'm really hoping that I'm not plateaued, I've already played the catch up game, and we're already in October, I'm going to fight really hard this month to get as much off as I can before the dreaded depressing two holidays begin.

                                                ED PLATEAU

A plateau is a phase during weight-loss when you seem to maintain your weight even if your caloric intake/output haven't changed. your body is probably resisting weight loss because it's being pushed too far. Your metabolism could be slowing down because you're not eating enough, and variety is important to your body. You can affect your metabolism through eating habits
  • Eat more negative calorie foods like fruits and vegetables. they'll keep your digestive system moving with fewer calories.
  • Drink lots of water, as you already should be doing, this way your body will be well hydrated, and you will less likely become lethargic.
  • If you're eating a few larger meals each day, try eating smaller bits of food more often, so if your eating 1 meal then make it two smaller one etc. Changing your caloric intake does not always mean decreasing! if your metabolism has slowed down, it may need some more calories to speed up a bit. Don't overdo this, just try to increase by 10%, and when you passed the plateau, you decrease 10%.
  • You can also try a spike, this is when you eat regular meals for one day (should equal roughly 1500 cals) to jump start your metabolism, then simply return to your regular eating habits the next day.
  • usually when you use a new shampoo, your hair will be so soft and shiny you'll keep using the shampoo...but after a few weeks it doesn't do anything special. same with exercising; your body will get the best out of a workout when it's being challenged. so the first time you run a mile you may feel exhausted, your muscles might be sore and all of that...but if you keep running one mile each day for a week or two, your body will build more muscle, use those same muscles over and over while neglecting others, and won't be as challenged. You should change either the length of time or intensity of your workout.
If you've been exercising for 20 minutes every day, try doing 20 minutes one day and then 40 minutes the next day, so you're getting a variety. Weight training increases metabolism significantly. muscle burns more calories during the day than fat, even if you're just sitting still. you don't have to become a body builder. a few minutes of push-ups and simple weight-lifting or calisthenic exercises will make a difference. Don't put all of your trust in this, but i'm pretty sure i read that 10 minutes of weight lifting 3 times a week will increase muscle and metabolism within the first week. thats only 30 minutes out of the 10,080 minutes you have every week. also try switching to different types of exercise every other day, for example, run on monday, swim on tuesday, weight lift on wednesday, run on thursday, yoga on friday, swim on saturday, bike/hike on sunday. effects won't occur immediately. Patience and slower weight loss is good according to doctors. But if you don't want to increase your calorie intake, then you simply must exercise more and also throughout the day, do a couple of jumping jacks it will give your metabolism kick or fidgit a lot, I believe that I read that fidgiting can burn up to 800 calories a day, which equals roughly over 1.5 lbs burned a week on top of your diet and exercise.


Lola said...

Ha ha I love all your pictures. Especially the one of your thighs! You're doing great!!