OM-freakin’-G! Not only did I meet my weight loss goal for the week, but I waaaaay surpassed it!! I gotta be honest when I say I didn’t believe the scale a single bit, but I got on and off the damn thing like 6 times and it would fluctuate between a few numbers but kept landing on 272.6. Could it be a glitch?!?? Now I’m just being pessimistic and to hell with that! YAY! That is a 5.0lb loss from last weekend! That puts my Week One percentage loss with my cousins WL Challenge at 1.80%.
Week 1: (5.0/277.6)*100 = 1.80%
While that sounds like an unhealthy amount to lose in a week, I think about how last week the scale showed that I hadn’t met my goal due to me eating a bit crazy at the fair the day before. I also think about the fact that when I weighed myself last Saturday morning right before we left for the fair I was at 276.2 but then the next morning, AFTER FAIR WEIGHT, I was at 277.6. So techniqually if I look at it from Saturday’s weight it is more like a 3.6lb weight loss which is way more reasonable. But what the fuck ever! I weigh on Sunday’s so that is what I shall go by. It makes me confident that even if every once in a while I have a day where I enjoy myself a little with food, one not-quite-healthy meal is not going to ruin everything unless I let that one meal turn into many. It also reinforces that strength training is a MUST when it comes to losing weight and getting healthy. I’ve always been more or a cardio chick because I like GOING places when I walk, run, jog, etc. ST is one of those stationary things that honestly makes me antsy.
Today is the day I get more of my plan mapped out. I’m super excited to almost be out of the 270s given that the last time that I did a weight loss journey, I was somewhere in the 260s. That particular journey I was able to lose about 40lbs getting into the 220s which I can’t even fathom being in again just quite yet. I can only focus of the next set of 10s because if I spend too much time thinking about more than that, I get super disappointed when I don’t get there quick enough and then set up completely unreasonable goals in my mind. I would prefer to not do that thank you very much!
And FYI…I wouldn’t recommend anyone doing the Upright Bar Push-out Row (Shoulders) or the Upright Bar Row-up (Shoulders) exercises. The day before I initially did them, when I was researching shoulder exercises, I had come across an article that suggested they weren’t good for you because they could cause pinched nerves. Low and fucking behold I have had a pinched nerve for the last 5 days between my shoulder blades. So yeah…don’t do that shit!! Haven’t gone for my walk this morning and the lil pup seems a bit peeved at me because of it. That’s the good thing about having a dog around when you’re trying to get into shape, I feel guilty if I don’t take her for a walk and let her experience life outside of the house so it forces me to keep active. YAY for awesome puppies!! 😀