Weight Loss Wednesdays Week 2

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.

6 Responses to Weight Loss Wednesdays Week 2

  1. Keep at it, you are doing great! As you are making healthier changes, you may not see the results on the scale, but your body IS improving. You will notice clothes feeling loser and you having more energy. The scale may only show a small loss, when in all actuality you are gaining muscle and losing body fat! And, that's what we want. Take your measurements and rely on those more than the scale :)

    Personal trainer tip #101

  2. signingcharity

    Thank you! I do need to check my measurements again. I had just gotten to a 34 inch waist when I got pregnant with #3. Gotta get back there and smaller…

  3. racingandsavingmama.com

    I'm right there with you. I have been exercising like crazy here lately. For the past couple of weeks I've been exercising every day sometimes twice a day. I got on the scale and weighed myself this morning and saw that I had gained 2 lbs since last week. I know some people will say, maybe it's muscle but I know it's not b/c my pants sure don't feel any better. Oh well, it is what it is and we can't throw in the towel. We'll have to encourage eachother on! I could certainly use it. ;)

  4. signingcharity

    While I'm sorry to hear you are not doing as well as you would like, it's nice to know I'm not alone!

  5. Alicia The Snowflake

    I wish I could come through the computer and give you a great big hug! I'm so sorry this week's weigh in didn't go any better. Hopefully, though, your hard work will pay off on the scale next week. BTW, I "found" your pound ;)

    Blessings to you my friend! And thanks for linking up again today!

  6. Whenever I exercised a lot in the past while trying to lose weight – I just didn't lose. I honestly do better with moderate exercise. If you are doing a lot of exercise, you also need to be sure that you are actually eating enough calories. But the exercise is healthy and if you stay with it, you will eventually see a difference on the scale too.

    Also, my biggest loss ever in a first week was only 3 lbs – I never experienced the big losses, even when I was a lot younger and was totally on track. Slow and steady wins the race, right?! :)

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