Here are the stats.
WI – 162.2 lbs, up another pound. I splurged on one day eating over my points, exercised every day (see those smiley faces?), didn’t consume a single activity point and I still gained weight! May I throw something now? Yes?
Okay. [shoes fly across room] I feel better now.
I think it may be time to publish a Public Service Announcement about Plateaus and Why they Happen. You can read it here.
Recap of the weekly goals:
- Tracking food and exercise consistently and honestly – Done!
- Stay within my daily point allowance – Over Done, still. Last week I pledged to make more of an effort to eat my full allotment of points every day. I missed again on this, so will refocus on this for the coming week.
- Earn a minimum of 50 activity points a week – Done; I earned 57 APs this week, logged about 100 miles on Lady Penelope and WorkBike, went kayaking with the kids, P90X TWICE (oh lordy!) plus a few rounds on the weight machines.
- Blogging – done! I’m checking in right now even though I want to crawl under a rock and hide my frustration.
- No quitting? No brainer. I haven’t quit yet! She says through gritted teeth. If Sister Madonna can do it, I can, too.
- Supporting fellow challengers – I continue to pray daily for our entire group. You are being lifted up by a total stranger in Texas! I helped out a fellow weight loss Diva, Charlie Hester from Operation Shrink Charlie’s Big Butt this week. She’s not signed into this challenge, but many of you know her from FitBloggin and from her long time blog. I did something for her this week just because I can. Charlie wants to be a published author. She’s very, very funny, and has an amazing story to tell. I took her first manuscript, My Thinking Cap Has Run Out of Batteries, edited it (call me the Grammar Queen) and then converted it to a secure pdf document and into an epub book that can be read on nooks and Kindles and sent it on its way. Just because I can.
10 thoughts on “StS Challenge – Day 19 – Weekly Report”
I like the part with Madonna 🙂
You can totally do it!!
You know what they say about doing nice things for others… maybe it’s what you need to build a bridge over that plateau? It could happen! It’s great that you are staying strong through cause that’s what’s needed to finsh the bridge and make it across:-)
These things are so frustrating. Don’t give up. The weight HAS to come off. I’m looking forward to a big loss for you this week.
You can work your way through this plateau, keep at it! Best of luck!
It IS frustrating when you are doing everything right and the weight doesn’t come off. You’re body is still changing if you are eating correctly and exercising like that, just be patient, results will follow!!
Are you eating enough to sustain all the exercise?? I know I did this once, I was burning too many calories. I bumped up my calories in and got moving in the right direction again.
Good luck this coming week. 🙂
Actually, both my trainer and my WW Leader said the this very same thing! For the next two weeks I am to eat all of my daily points and my weeklies (or 49 points worth of activity points, since my tracker is set up to deduct activity points before weeklies). I am to concentrate on eating lean protein for the extra points and keep up with the veggies and fruits that I already consume, and make up any leftovers with high fiber, whole grain carbs. Something very interesting…I pulled out my kitchen scale to refresh myself on serving sizes for protein – I’ve been way underestimating the amount of meat in a 3 oz serving!
Plateaus will pass. They’ll drive us bonkers, but they do pass. Remember this.
And man, I’m impressed. I wish I knew how to do all that. And I wish her the very best with her book! You are cool.
Well, I think you are doing great, and you should just keep it up, listen to your trainer though about the calories, I’ve seen it work to increase calories a little in order to start losing again (though it still makes no sense at all to me…)
Well, it was a great week for you in most ways. Don;t give up. Those pounds will come off. Really nice to read what you “can do” for another blogger. How very kind of you to edit and get her set up as an ebook.