Well this is my 100th post!!! I cannot believe it number 100 already. Seems like just yesterday I was starting this blog. It has not been that long but it has been great so far! I am thankful for all of my supporters you keep me going!!!!
Today is weigh in Wednesday and always an emotional day for me. I cannot put my finger on why, maybe just still the nerves of it and the pressure of having to do well. It is hard sometimes to admit defeat and I have been defeated a few times on those bad weigh ins so I am usually dreading those. Although I seemed a little less anxious today because I knew I ate well and exercised a lot and was prepared for at least a small loss. I was not expecting huge numbers because I have lost 7 pounds in the last 2 weeks. This is a lot in 2 weeks for me anyways I was averaging 2 a week and since starting shrinkvivor it just has helped me to lose faster. I am sticking to all healthy ways though so it should be ok.
Well I was happy needless to say when I got on that scale today!!! I am down 1.8 pounds!!!! I weigh 189 pounds. I am out of the 190's and into the 180s. I am creeping toward my big big big mini goal of 185, once I hit 185 I will not longer be considered obese by my BMI. Amazing feeling if I do say so myself.
So since Shrinkvivor has begun I have lost 9.8 pounds!!! Incredible that in 3 weeks it has been that much. I am so grateful I joined the challenge I have an awesome tribe! Each week I have learned something new about my journey and how to make it better and I keep the new habit into the next week.
Week 1 was water I increased my water intake to over 100oz a day and now it has become habit and one I love.
Week 2 was no more fast food. This one was pretty much already in place for me with Celiac I have no gluten free trustworthy options lol but still good to keep in mind!
Week 3 was 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. I always try to stick to this because they are so filling but most days was only 4 servings so the extra serving really helped!
So another good week for me with this challenge I ran a 7 minute and 20 second mile and lost 1.8 pounds :)
I also was able to learn about exercise a bit more. I learned that I can increase my miles walked, ran or ellipticalled each week and help to further my weight loss. I also learned how much I truly love to run and how starting my workouts each day with a brisk fast 1 mile run keeps my heart rate up for the rest of the workout. This burns more calories and sheds more pounds :)
Once again thank you to my fellow motivating tribe members!!! Check out their blogs!
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