Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weigh In Update

It's been a crazy week! This week I reintroduced exercise to my daily routine. I walked a mile every day and started biking again, working up from 5 minutes a day on Level 1 resistance to 10 minutes (yesterday) on Level 3. I took it very slow to reduce the chance of injury, because in the past that's what has stopped me from biking. My knees were a little sore yesterday, so I am going to stay at 10 minutes and level 3 for a couple of days before moving up again. Today is my rest day. I will probably still take a walk, though.

It seemed counter intuitive, but the scale just flat out stopped moving when I added this mild exercise. In fact it went up a bit before coming back down. As of yesterday I weighed 201, which is what I weighed last Sunday. I've eaten completely on plan (Medifast) and had lots of great veggies this week like broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, green peppers, zucchini, kale, Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower. I enjoyed delicious proteins including lean chicken sausage, cod, eggs, and wild salmon that my son caught, as well as healthy fats (mainly olive oil). I also did a whole lot of decluttering and paper shredding this week.

Today the scale finally moved down a bit: 200 pounds even. That's a one pound loss for this week. I am hoping for a little more next week as my body adjusts to the exercise. I have to say I feel better than I have felt in ages. I have so much more energy, I am involved in *life* and enjoying my kids and my dogs, getting things done that I have put off for months. My mood is *incredibly* better. I am sure it is a combination of exercise and proper nutrition. I *love* how I feel this week and want it to continue, so I am going to keep doing what I have been doing: walking, biking, eating well, enjoying my blessed life.

I hope your week is going well, too! If your mood needs a boost, try adding exercise and cutting out sugar. And keep eating your broccoli, kale, and other Superfoods! I will share a new Superfood tomorrow for week #2 of the Superfoods Challenge. Catch you later!


*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free. I am not paid or compensated in any other way for mentioning their products. Medifast states an "average weight loss of up to 2 to 5 pounds a week."*

15 comments:

Cathy said...

The scale does matter. Except in situations like these. You will see your results!

lisa~sunshine said...

I think the biggest thing is you feel better.. your doing all you can for the weight to come off and to become a healthy person.. it will all happen.. Great job this week..

Melisa said...

Glad you are back in your groove! I am not officially in your challenge but your post last week has inspired me to try kale for the first time (I already eat a lot of broccoli). I bought 2 bunches and am going to try kale chips and massaged kale salad :)

Karen said...

Keep on going. I'll bet you'll see it in the scale this week. Good luck and good for you for finding and repeating what works for you. :).

Lori said...

I am sure the scales will catch up with you. One week soon, maybe even next week, you'll have a huge loss.

I love the super foods challenge too.
Lori

Niecy said...

It's tough to see no progress on the scale when you know you are doing everything right. Regardless, this happens with exercise sometimes and you are doing great. Keep going...

beerab said...

I'm hovering around 201-202 lately, I'm not stressing, I'm just taking it one day at a time :) Keep up the good work! :)

Lethal Astronaut said...

The scale can be your worst enemy, or your best friend. If you don't do well one week, and you feel like a horror that will Eat Everything Including The Box[tm], just try to relax. Next week will catch up, and be awesome.

I think of it as life's way of keeping us on our toes!

spunkysuzi said...

Can't wait to see what the new superfood is this week!

See now you've got me hooked :)

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Glad to see you back in the swing of things, you are doing amazing and I see onederland coming next week!

Diandra said...

It is strange how, although we know what is good for us, we tend to forget we have got to stick with it. Such as exercise. Glad you are at it again, and feeling better!

timothy said...

you KNOW what you're doin is right for you so just enjoy those none-scale-victories until that lil bugger catches up! lol

mrschupchake said...

Oh I am with spunkisuzi and looking forward to the new superfood for this week!

Melisa, I hope you like your first experience with kale :)

Vanessa Joy

Happy Fun Pants said...

Hey - it's a pound you'll never see again. I count that as a successful week.

PLUS you feel better.

I'm amazed that I'm still amazed at how much better I feel when I eat healthy and exercise.

Way to go, Lynn. I'm proud of you! :)

big_mummy said...

oh my goodness look how close you are to onederland!! Next week it will be yours!! xx

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