Tag Archives: Pound (mass)

Down 4 More, Can I Do 8 This Week?

23 Feb

So I am down 4 more lbs for this week! YEA! that is a huge moment because I am not only down for a total of 12 (360 lbs now), but my BMI has dropped below 50! I am still at 49.9 and that is still a really high number, but it is still better than what I was at and is going down.

Now why do I need to go down 8 more lbs this week you ask? When I started, my one goal I really wanted to achieve was 10 lbs a month. Well, it is the second month and I am only at 12, so I am wondering if it is possible to safely hit 8 lbs in 1 week? I think it is. I will have to work a little harder this week than normal and actually go to the gym over the weekend, but I have a feeling it is possible. I am also going to have to watch my food too! But it will be a little easier this week. My FANTASTIC Aunt Cathy (who is also my AWESOME trainer) has invited me over to her house on Friday to cook some meals for me and to get some snack baggies ready. So I should have food to get me through and maybe I can hit my goal of 8 lbs. Of course, since I won’t weigh in again until Thursday, and that is technically March, but I will so count it, especially if there is even a slight possibility I make it 10! Go away lbs!

Need Help From My Fitness Blogging Buddies!

17 Feb
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Ok, this post is mostly for my fitness blogger buddies, but if anyone has any healthy suggestions, I am open. I am getting frustrated. I have only lost 8 ponds in almost 8 weeks. I know that in theory, 1 or 2 pounds a week is healthy, but I would like to go for at least 10 lbs a month. I am looking for something to kick-start my metabolism or this whole weight loss deal.

I am lifting weights along with my cardio, so I know I am gaining muscle, but if I could get a few good weeks of some decent pound loss, I would be happy. I mean for crying out loud, I am 364 lbs, I should be shedding the pounds with the way I am working out and eating. I am sticking to my 1700 calorie/day diet and working out 5-6 days a week (30-40 minutes of cardio 6 days and 35-45 minutes of weights 5 days).

I DO NOT want to do the whole pregnancy hormone fad as that is exactly what it sounds like is a fad. Plus, there really can’t be anything healthy about giving yourself a particular hormone and only taking in 500 calories a day. I couldn’t work out, so I would lose muscle mass just doing that, and I worked too hard the last 8 weeks to build the muscle I have to ruin by something ridiculous like that. I am not crazy about the idea of some kind of gluten free, sugar-free whatever diet where I have to spend a bunch of money on “special” foods. I know I am being pretty particular for someone who is begging for help, but I have to set limits to a point.