October 27, 2010

Weigh In: 2 lb. Loss

172.5 lbs. Me and Norma, my workout buddy. Everybody needs a Norma :)

It feels so good to have the scale moving again!

For those who may be new to this blog, it has been a while since I have had steady losses. Like 6 months!!! In May I reached the 50 lb. lost mark. I was averaging about 7 lbs. a month leading up to that milestone. Since then I have only lost 7 pounds! (Which averages about 1 pound per month.) However--the over all average is about 4 pounds per month which equals to about 1 pound per week. That is super and right on target.

It is so hard to look at the big picture when we are in the middle of a really difficult time or if we are not getting the immediate gratification that our human nature desires. But looking at the big picture is mandatory! Although I whined and had a few melt-downs, I knew that if I kept moving in the right direction, it was inevitable that I would make progress...and I was right!

There did come a point where I realized I needed to change it up a bit, in addition to keeping steady on my course. That is when I evaluated what I had been doing, asked for help, figured out a plan and then executed it. For me that was adding 20 minutes of a different type of exercise daily (The Shred) and eating 100-200 calories less per day.


Pic on left is before starting The Shred, pic on right is 7 workouts later.

If you are losing heart and thinking this is not worth it--STOP! It is worth it and you can do it. Stay the course! Reevaluate if needed, but stay the course. The best advice I can give is to let go of the idea that there is a finish line. There is no finish line for healthy living. You just keeping living this way, everyday, for the rest of your life. The results will come.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23.
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19 comments:

Syndal said...

I love this post! you are amazing and inspiring and I'm glad to read about your life! :)

Jaime said...

Hi. I have been following you for about 9 months now....and love your blog! I was just wondering if you could give me a sample of what you eat everyday (or did you already do that in an earlier blog)? Thanks so much!

Diet Chic ~ Jury said...

I’ve recently started following your blog..I must say you’re quite an inspiration, thanks for the encouraging info and advice.. keep up the good work, you look great! :0)

Kate said...

That's only 7 workouts and 2 pounds lighter? That's AMAZING!

Charbelle said...

I LOVE this post!!!! I'm finally starting to see the scale move the direction I want and it makes me happy!! It's taken a year!

99ToGo said...

Yay! It's so nice to see a pay off on the scale when you've been waiting and working for one.

BEE said...

yay 2 more pounds gone forever

those pics are amazing i love jillians shred

Kelly said...

Yeah Buddy !!!! My fav part.. There is no finish line. Right on :)

Rosa said...

Congrats! And thanks for the recommendation.

Deb said...

good for you!!!

Googie said...

YOu are looking so good girl!! You keep me coming back to this thing called weightloss. Thank you!!

Vaia said...

Your post today is exactly what I needed to read. I know that slow and steady wins the race...sometimes it's getting out of the gate that's the problem.

Thank you!!

Norma Jean said...

Love that you're always striving...never giving up...always moving forward! Thanks for that, it's kinda contagious. So proud of all that you have accomplished and all that you will accomplish. And the way I see it from where I'm sitting or should I say working out...everyone needs a Keelie. :)

Tammy said...

OH thank you thank you for the inspiration!! How exciting to see the results of staying the course, even through the rough times. And I am SHOCKED at what a difference just 7 workouts with the shred is!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Thank you for this and for always being inspiring!!! Holy 7 days on the shred batman!! That rocks. I might have to go back and purchase this again. (I purchased it, never opened it, returned it and purchased P90X).

I'm getting read to start my 2nd run at P90X but I think this might be a fun replacement possibly!

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

Great job! It's been a while since I've told ... You are so awesome. Your comment about letting go of the finish line really resonates with me. I think for years ( aka my whole life) I have held on to the idea of a finish line... as if I will have it all figured out and be perfect once I reach some predetermined magical number.

Can do mom said...

I can so relate to Stacey's comment! That unattainable finish line that keeps eluding me... Aren't we silly to even imagine that we'll reach our magical "finish line"?!

I'm pumped (on your behalf) that you're making it happen. Good for you for trying something new. I knew you could do it! :)

You've motivated me to try the shred and I'm two days into it. What a weakling I am! Upper body strength has been an issue for me lately so I'm glad to be working on it. I'm close to my goal weight so hopefully this will help me achieve that. Then the focus will be on getting stronger and more flexible.

Here's to be flexible with our bodies AND our lives!

marathonorbust said...

I just came across your blog via sporadic sprinter and just wanted to say you look FANTASTIC. You don't need me to motivate you, but 4 years ago I weighed 176 (and I was very unhappy) and now I weigh approx. 129 (changes a little every day with marathon training). Keep up the good work - you can do anything. And when the scale isn't moving - try something new. Every time I lost a chunk of weight, it was when I did something new: got a trainer, then joined a class, then did a boot camp, then focused on running, etc.

Jody said...

I am into day seven of the shred (just posted about it) and am a bit discouraged because I'm UP two pounds - have been pretty good with my diet and other exercise to. Reading this was just what I needed :)

Thank you