Did the Ginger Warrior stick to her calorie-controlled guns and avoid the shoals of tasty temptations as she solemnly and publicly vowed? Or has she fallen at the very first hurdle?
I know that these questions have been plaguing your minds all week. I imagine you have found it hard to focus on little else. Well, my dear Warriors, the agonising wait is over at last. Brace yourselves…
I can report that Watch my Weight Wednesday is off to a respectable start with a loss of…
Ok, so it’s nothing major, but progress is progress and it has made me all the more determined to ensure that the trend continues next week and beyond. I don’t wish to let either myself or my Warriors down!
11st 2 pounds
- 156 pounds
Bust: 39 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Hips: 38 inches
Wasn't expecting any changes here!
Monday: 1 hour of zumba
Tuesday: 1 hour of PT (personal training)
Wednesday: 1 hour of Zumba
I usually have a Zumba session on Thursday as well but we couldn't use our usual venue and I was unable to get another one.
I used MyFitnessPal to record my calorie intake everyday. My daily limit is 1500 calories. Five days out of seven I was under my allotted intake by a couple of hundred calories which made up for Friday night and Saturday night when I went over!
Two pounds is a decent start but I do feel I could have done slightly better. Eating out on Friday and Saturday may have hampered progress and I did two hour's less exercise than usual.
Onwards and upwards (hopefully downwards on the scales) this week!
Losing weight is plain, old hard work, don’t you think? We all know what we should and shouldn’t be eating, what is good for us and what will pile on the pounds but knowing and doing are two very different things. When it comes to shedding some chub you also have to be in the zone. You know what I mean by that, don’t you? There are times in our lives when we just have so much else going on that losing weight is not our top priority. Then there are periods in which life appears to take a calmer route and we are thus able to focus our thoughts and energies on battling the bulge.
I also keep reminding myself that along with healthy eating and regular workouts the key to successful weight loss is patience. Oh how I struggle with this one! I want to see results right here, right now - not in 5 or 6 weeks' time gosh darn it! The importance of the saintly attribute of patience was highlighted in this article that I read this morning:
Permanent weight loss is the ultimate goal when you go on a diet. You want to reach your ideal weight and maintain it. The quality of patience is an important factor in long-term weight loss. Without it, you might find yourself making decisions that lead to short-term results but long-term disappointment.
So this very week my goal, other than to continue to monitor my calorie-intake, is to strive to exercise (no pun intended) patience and to adhere to the AA axiom of: "one day at a time."
Wish me luck. :)
Ginger Warrior, over and out.
P.S. When it comes to losing weight what is your greatest challenge?? Have you come up with any successful strategies to face your challenges head on? I need all the advice I can get!!
THE GW'S DIET TIP OF THE DAY
DON'T AVOID YOUR FAVOURITE FOODS ALTOGETHER!
Whenever I try to lose some pesky pounds I think I need to banish chocolate (my own personal weakness) from my diet. This invariably ends up backfiring and leading to what is known as rebound eating. I call it bingeing. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of eating what you enjoy, simply be snack wise and buy one cake at the bakery rather than an entire box.