I learned that even when you are not losing pounds as quickly as you may want to you may be losing inches and the weight will catch up. I also learned that you cannot get discouraged as you get closer to your goal the weight will take longer to come off. I guess my main problem is I am a perfectionsit. I wanted to hit goal weight in 1 year. Tomorrow marks my Weight Watchers anniversary and I just wanted to be in the healthy BMI weight range and waiting to hit lifetime status. I feel like I failed. I need to remember that my highest weight was 277lbs and that was not even 2 years ago. That the size 18 pants and I have parted ways a long time ago and we have come a long way.
I have not failed in the grand scheme of things, and tomorrow I will be recapping all of my accomplishments this year and maybe it will help me realize what I have accomplished. But for today and for this challenge I will admit I am disappointed. I think its the first challenge on the Sisterhood where I did not pull in big loss numbers and make it into the leader boards. It does not help that I am very competitive ;) But again these are my issues and this is my blog so I can complain about them :)
I wanted to lose 18 pounds I am seeing now this was unrealistic! I wanted to train for my half marathon, I did this. I also was in a size 6 pants, I am now in a size 4. So I am happy I dropped a pants size and I am happy to report the 4's now require a belt so it makes me feel good :)
I learned to measure my inches if nothing else in this challenge and I will continue to do this every 8 weeks. I think working on inches is a good way to whittle down your problem areas without focusing on losing weight. So I will share with you my spread sheet:
I started doing Jackie Warner's Total Body Circuit with 10lb hand weights during these 8 weeks and clearly between that and Jillian Michael's Shred It With Weights with my 15lb kettlebell, it helped me lose some inches!!!! I was pleased with my progress. I would like to lose some more in my chest area and my calves. I have a tough time fitting into skinny jeans because my calves are so big :/ but they are all muscle so I am not sure how to whittle these down!
Weigh in this week was not as pretty as it usually is:
I am clearly working my ass off. I am burning 2300 calories a week working out about 6-7 hours every week. So I will celebrate this during the close of the challenge :)
Sorry this post is clearly longer than Ii expected!
Results for challenge:
Start 168 lbs
Current 161.4 lbs
Lost 6.6 lbs
percent lost 3.9%
how did you do on the Power of One challenge?
How do you feel about BMI standards?