20 May 2008

Tell All Tuesday - Week 6

Okay, well now I am apparently stuck and getting bitter! Actually, I want to cry. This stinks. I was up 1.2 today! Yes, I know I worked out hard this week. Yes, I know I probably had too much sodium last night at dinner. Yes, I know all these things are reasons why I am loosing inches and not pounds. Ugh, now I need to loose 17.2 in the next 6 weeks to meet my goal of 20 lbs by July 4th! When I set the goal of 20 lbs in 12 weeks it felt rather attainable, now it is starting to seem unreasonable, but I am not the kind of person that wants to adjust my goal because of my own failures! I am not going to give up, but I really NEED the scale to start being nice to me! I am going to set myself a goal to earn 28 activity points this week from exercise and I am going to meet all of my good health guidelines this week: 5 fruits/veggies, 8 waters, 2 healthy oils, and 2 milks per day. Okay, well James just fell asleep so I am off to get on the elliptical. I can't go to the gym today because he was running a fever last night. Hopefully he will be better all day today so that I can go tomorrow.

Update: I earned 5 activity points today. I worked out on the elliptical machine for 56 minutes and went 10 miles! I can remember that not too long ago, I couldn't last more than 10 minutes without dying! So that was 4 APs and then I earned one more by doing pushups and situps alternating back and forth for 15 minutes.

In other news, I took James to the pediatrician this afternoon and it seems he has the horrible stomach virus that is going around. He has been throwing up and has diarrhea. Yeah for me. Guess this means that I will have to work out at home on my own or venture to the gym when David is at home. Really stinks since I was just getting started on a routine!



Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Oh Natalie, you may have to not get so hung up on the pound number. If you are losing inches, your weight is so less important. Remember that working out builds muscle and muscle weighs more than fat.

You are sticking to it - don't let the scale kick you in the butt! Kick it back girl!


I promise you, double dog promise you, you will get the results you want :-)

Unknown said...

I know you want to hit your goal, but I want you to know how very impressed I am by your ticker. You are 40 pounds down. Yes 40. That's an awesome accomplishment. I know you still have a ways to go to your goal, but don't forget how far you've come.

Tracy said...

Keep it up. Don't worry about the numbers right now, you are getting healthier every day.

Sorry about James, Do you think he got it at church?

Natalie said...

Just keep working! That's what I have to keep telling myself. I'm struggling pretty hard with losing weight right now too. Good luck!

Unknown said...

Keep it up girl, you are doing AWESOME. You are going to make it to your goal working as hard as you are, I just know it!

Poor James! I hope he is better by his birthday...

Lorie said...

You know that Cheeseburger and fries casserole....well I made it on my meeting night for Weight Watchers, when I got back, there was only one serving left. No way I would get to eat too much of it. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm going to look around here for awhile.

photomama said...

Don't get too frustrated. Muscle burns fat and exercise builds muscle. just make sure you're eating enough protien to feed the muscle. inches lost is always great. keep up the good work.

photomama said...

Don't get too frustrated. Muscle burns fat and exercise builds muscle. just make sure you're eating enough protien to feed the muscle. inches lost is always great. keep up the good work.

Unknown said...

keep your head up...you are doing amazing! It will come off.

One thing that I found was the more I exercised the less I was loosing...try to up your points per day, maybe one or two. IT will give your metabolism a lil boost and help you shed the weight again.

Honey, I don't think I could do 56 minutes on the elliptical....major kudos to you!!!!

Sorry your son has this bug...maybe you will get it next and that weight will fly off ;) (totally kidding, kinda. It is an ugly bug, but I am quite sure it had something to do with my 3 lb loss this week, just sayin')