Day 7, same weight.
It's been 7 days, and I haven't shed a pound... I'm staying exactly where I started. I'm exercising every day, eating healthier, and snacking remarkably less frequent.
I've always been the type that could drop 5 pounds just by turning down a 3rd piece of cake, or saying no to another helping of dinner.
After 2 kids and a journey into my 30's, dropping 5 pounds takes quite a bit more effort.
I have 15 pounds to lose. I've been eating healthy for quite a while (well before any effort to lose weight), but I started cutting out some of my snacking and taking into consideration calorie count so I can start dropping a few pounds.
That didn't work, so I started exercising again. 25 minutes of a sweaty combo workout every morning, and a few times a week I've done 100 crunches and a series of leg lifts and push-ups in the evening.
I've quit my job recently to stay at home with my kids while my husband's deployed. But, I make sure I'm on my feet most of the day with housework and playing with the kids outside. When I get bored, I do some crunches or I wrestle with the kids to keep moving.
According to the charts, my calorie intake (1800-2200) is well below my estimated calories burned (2700-2900). Normally, I would be shedding pounds by now... yet nothing. (2 years ago I was maintaining a healthy weight with no exercise and an estimated calorie intake of 2500-3000, what's up with that?)
Maybe building muscle? I don't know. Maybe my body just realized it's in its 30s and I have to work harder to look good. 7 days in and nothing! It's getting a little discouraging. Perhaps I should eat less??? Yowser, don't tell me that! I do feel better... much better.
start date 7/30/11 - 160 lbs
still 160 lbs
goal weight 145 (and some serious toning up) by 12/1/11.