This year I made the same new year resolution that I have made for the past 6 yrs.
It started off the same... all talk no action. Then my sister posted a pic of us on Facebook. When I saw that picture I could only think, "when did you get that big" The discuss got me up off my buttons and I popped in hip hop abs.
I am week three, day 3 now. I rest on Saturdays.
Thus far I can not see a difference. However, when I started on the 4th, my scale read 276.4. But on Sunday it read 264.4.
My goal is 170 by my birthday, next February 10, 2016.
Workout buddies & accountability is very much needed. LET'S HELP EACH OTHER!
I started using rights size smoothies this week.it has been working well for me as for as making feel satisfied. However, when I got on the scale, I have only lost 2 lbs. Seems I was doing better just working on hip hop abs.
Just hoping it's because I started using weight during my workout. My official weight in is Sunday. I should not have touch the scale until then.
Hopefully it will even out next week.
Hi Sharie H. Welcome
SO... I completed 8wks of hip hop abs. I switch to an old school workout "The firm" I completed 1wk thus far. My whole body feels this workout.
There is no weigh in to report. I was scale watching daily so I took my scale back to the store.
276.4. 1-18-15 Now ? 2-22-15 16.5 neck: 15 7/8
17.5. R arm: 18.5
18.5. L arm: 18.5
46.5 Under arm: 42.5
45. Under chest: 40
46. 5 Waist: 44
56.5. Lower abs: 54
58. Hips: 51.5
31. R thigh. 29
32. L thigh: 30 1/8
21. R knee: 21
21.5. L knee: 21
16.5. R calf: 17 1/8
17.5. L calf: 18 7/8
Feeling pleased with my progress
Any suggestions anyone!
Since starting my new workout tapes "the firm" which combines aerobics and weight training for 63 min workout.
About an hour after the workout I be starving. I am trying not to workout then stuff my face. It will make the workout very useless.
Any suggestions anyone
Just finished my firm workout!
I had a very rough day 2day.
I put on a pair a pants that 2 month ago I could no longer fit. So when I could pull them over my hips and button them, I was on cloud 9. Now do know they are still tight, but i could button them again so i was truely feeling myself so much that when I went to gnc for vitamins, I made the mistake and got on their scale. That thing said 262.9 !
The last time I weighed myself it was 262.4 . That was about 2 or 3 weeks ago. I was standing in gnc totally deflated.
That emotional eater Shawn showed her face. As I was walking to the food court, I went past a window display and caught my reflection.
I pulsed and looked at the pants I was so proud to squeeze into this morning and rub the dents/ curves that are starting to form on what use to look like box hips just straight up & down.
I turned my butt around came home and did my workout.
As my legs started shaking during my workout I was thinking "yeah girl ... do it!"
My hips saved me today! I don't know what I am doing wrong with my numbers on my scale. but I see changes. It may be a small change that only I can see but that is good enough for me.
I will not give up on myself!
Thanks guys.... I never heard of the shed died. I am going to have to look that up.
I am still trying to find something that can be a "for life" eating habit.
I am currently doing right size smoothies for breakfast, veggies & dressing or a salad for snack, another smoothie for lunch, another small salad or 100 cal healthy snack for snack, I eat a full healthy meal for dinner by 8pm & then after my workout, (currently the firm with Janice jones) I have another snack. I drink two liters a day of water. (8 cups)
I need a better meal plan. I don't want to use a smoothie for both breakfast & lunch only because I think it will be easier to pick lbs back up.
Just completed my hour date with "The firm instructed by Janice Jones"
I moved up from 3lbs & 5lbs to 5lbs & 8lbs. I must say I am a little worn.
I want to do a 30 min workout in am and stick to my hour workout b4 bed.
I am going to try it again tomorrow to see if I feel the same... if it is too much right now. I felt light headed when I got up from floor.
The last 20 mins of programs is lower body, abs & arms. When I got up to stretch I had to sit back down too dizzy. But I was good the whole hour routine.
Puzzled if too much change in one day?
Off to shower.... til next time!
Almost went to bed without doing my workout. Could not sleep so I say why not get up. Pop in the firm Janet jones... I thought they were saying Janice. But no its janet. Tired now. But I think this shower is going to wake me up
Til next time......
Found a firm step aerobics on you tube. Man when I say I felt it right out the box... my poor legs were pushed tonight.
But I had to catch my breath a few times. I like the firm because they do interval training with weight. I burn alot.
Still looking for a nutrition plan to cut out a smoothie @ lunch. The more I research the more confused I am. Some say wheat/ whole grains are no good. other say only whole grains will help you burn fat. I just say help, Please!
I really don't want to be doing the wrong thing and end up burning muscle instead of fat.
Til next time.
.....why I get my 'A' on the scale & it said....257.2 lbs
I guess I am doing a little better than I thought. Almost 20 lbs in 11wks
I will take that!!! I am so excited!!!
I REALLY NEED TO LEARN PATIENTS.
I had started looking into gastric bypass/ gastric sleeve. I really thought my exercises weren't working. I look in the mirror every day and I see nothing.
I only see number on a scale or inches on my tape measure. however I do not see a difference in my body & I don't know why I can't see any difference in my body composition. But clearly there must be from 276.4 to 257.2.
Is something wrong with me? the way I see my body image? Or is this normal?
Shawn, sounds like GREAT progress to me. First few pounds come off quickly, which is why all commercial programs promise extreme results in 6 weeks. Most people fall of after that. So let's talk continued loss/maintenance. 1-2 lbs per week for 11 weeks is good. Changing image takes longer. My father in law was in your shoes but with diabetes & needing joint replacement. Couldn't walk up 5 stairs without pain. He dropped 30lbs & got his sugar under control before the surgeon would touch him. Now with 4 new joints, hips & knees, in 6 months, he's getting around better & continues to lose weight. He's down 60lbs in the past year. It can be done! Remember: it came on slowly, it will probably come off slowly. Keep it along term goal.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. Very helpful
As of 4/11/15
Body fat: 54.7%
Body water: 33%
Bone mass: 5.6
Body muscle: 56.6%
Daily Calorie Intake: 75wks @ 2859 day
A round shoulder: 46.5
R arm: 17.7
L arm: 17.5
Under arm: 39.7
Under chest: 37.5
Lower abs: 51.2
R thigh: 27.8
L thigh: 29.2
R knee: 18.8
L knee: 19.4
R calf: 17.9
L calf: 17.9
Still using The Firm classics vol 1, 2 and 3 with weights. Walk every sat hiking trail in local park. Currently up to 7 miles. Trying to get to 10 mile. Seems like it gets easier every time I hike. Wear weight on legs every time and arms some time. That depends if I take my grandkids and pull them in the wagon. If so, arms weight are to much for me right now.
Happy with my progress.
Best thing I did was invested in a scale that tracks my body composition.
Sometime the numbers on the scale don't move or actually go up. With me using weight, this happens.
Now, I pay close attention to body fat & water vs bone & muscle mass. Just to make sure what I loose is fat & water and not bone/ muscle mass.
I use to freak out looking at the scale. I can see what is really going on with my body.
Also take measurements biweekly.
I feel great! But I still can't see any difference in my body. However, I get comments about my weight loss.
I love it even though I can not see it myself! I do see it in the numbers. But when I look in the mirror, I still look 276.4 lbs. I know I am now 250. But I can not see it yet. But I am happy with me!
Well until next check in.......
Happy Work out to you!