Not a whole lot to report this week. Alan bought a recumbent exercise bike, which he was kind enough to let me use for a few days to see how I liked it. So far, I enjoy it a great deal more than the treadmill we own- it’s easier on my knees and actually gets me working up a sweat. Plus, I can watch Biggest Loser on his Mac, which is a great motivator. =)
I was only down .2 for the week, which is kind of discouraging, but I just have to remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and sometimes my body will freeze up and freak out because I’m working to get rid of all this extra fat. I just need to keep at it and not get bummed out.
I’ve been craving pumpkin things pretty much nonstop this month- pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie and cake and ice cream and god just kill me now. Why does October need to be so DELICIOUS?!
One good thing so far this month- I’ve refrained from purchasing any Halloween candy so far. Of course, there will need to be some for the children who come to our door, but I’m determined to buy only things that I personally don’t like so I won’t be tempted to partake.
No new recipes to report this week, though I have found my soda consumption has decreased significantly in favor of water or vitamin water (lemonade flavored). I’ve been slacking a bit on tracking my fat and protein, though calories remain in tact.
I think my focus for the rest of the month just needs to be amping up the amount of exercise I’m doing. The first two days on the bike, I did 15 miles, then 21 miles (in the span of 1 to 1.5 hours respectively), but then yesterday I didn’t workout at all. I’ve also been slacking on the amount of weight training I need to be doing to ensure I tone up instead of just slim down. Though, for the first time in pretty much ever, I have an actual bicep muscle that creates definition in my arm when I flex. So that’s something, at least. Here’s to the next and final week of LOSStober’s goals-
1) Work out every day. This means- 1 hour of cardio or 1 hour of weights minimum.
2) Drink a minimum of 48oz of water per day. Shouldn’t be a problem since I easily go through 1 of my 24oz water bottles during a workout.
3) Count all protein, fat, and calories going in.
4) Stay accountable. Seriously- if I eat a freaking peanut butter cup on Halloween, it’s going on the spreadsheet. No cheating!
Starting Weight: 250lbs
Last week’s weight: 202.6lbs
This week’s weight: 202.4lbs
Weekly Gain/Loss: -.2lbs
Total Loss: -47.6 lbs