I have to say I was sorely disappointed with my weight loss results last night. I have been exercising like crazy and keeping up with my weight watchers very carefully and lost a whoppin’ pound. My hubby has not exercised as much and cheated on the diet a lot. He lost 4 pounds. Here’s hoping I can blame some of it on water retention.
One pound per week is what “they” suggest losing while nursing after the first week. It was my understanding that the first week of loss was typically your biggest week. So I really was hoping for 5 lbs. Honest, I felt like I had put in the work to get it. I ran 11 miles on the treadmill last week, did 50+ pushups and 100 sit ups, 15 miles on the bike and 30 minutes on the ellipitical machine this last week.
This is the most exercise I have ever done. A co-worker gave me a fitness challenge she is doing. It is a 5 week challenge, including 50 miles running, 50 miles biking, 500 sit ups, 500 push ups and 500 minutes of other activity. I am not ordinarily competitive and I don’t have any ideations of out exercising my co-worker, but I am competitive against myself. I want DESPERATELY to complete this program in the five weeks.
I thought between the food and exercise, I would be all set for my weigh in.
I really, really wanted a good first week. And I am a little tempted to throw in the towel, but thankfully I have a blogging friend, a co-worker and a texting friend cheering me on, encouraging me when I get frustrated.
So, I’ll do my best to take a deep breath and stay the course.
How are you doing? What was your week like?
Now “run” over and see how others have been doing.