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StS Challenge – Day 33 – They Were Right!

Weekly Report – down some more!  She sheepishly hangs her head and sighs.  ‘They’ were right.  Buff Chad, my WW Leader Terri, my doctor.  There I was all Miss Smarty Pants thinking that I knew what was best for me…and I didn’t.

Lesson Learned – you cannot continue to lose weight by purposefully reducing calories below a sustenance level.  Nope.  Not at all. It’s counter-intuitive, but yes, if you’re exercising at an intense level in order to lose weight, you have to fuel your body by eating a little bit more in order to shed those pounds.  I upped my daily calorie consumption over the past two weeks by about 150-200 calories worth of protein, veggies and complex carbs a day, roughly 5-6 WW PointsPlus.  I kept my exercise effort the same.  I wasn’t frustrated yesterday when I stepped on the scale.  Yeah!!!  It’s moving again!

I’m not declaring my self officially free of the plateau, though.  Just a lot closer to the edge.

Guess what else I did this week?  Wore a swimsuit in public for the first time in years.  A swimsuit that I had to rush out and purchase before the weekend in a significantly smaller size than my last one – a regular sized swimsuit from a regular department store!!  I also bought new shorts and a skirt…all size 10, with regular waistbands, no elastic and no stretchy fabric.  I cried in the dressing room when they zipped and buttoned and fit perfectly.  I’ve gone down five sizes since I started this journey.  Princess Pea and Cherry Ames thought I was silly. They were jumping up and down and laughing for me!

Progress!
June 30 - July 6

Recap of the weekly goals:

  • Tracking food and exercise consistently and honestly – Done!
  • Stay at my daily point allowance – Done Again. I’m fueling my body so it can work harder.
  • Earn a minimum of 50 activity points a week – Got in 63 this week.  The swimming, kayaking and biking over the holiday helped bump up the AP count.  I’m good with this much activity.  It’s helping my overall mood!
  • Blogging – not so hot this week.  The family had an ‘unplugged’ holiday;  I didn’t even check in on any of my groups!
  • No quitting – Got it.  I thought about tattooing it on my forehead.
  • Supporting fellow challengers – Though I didn’t visit any blogs this week except Debbi’s and Mir’s, I do continue to pray daily for our entire group.  So much is possible through the Lord!

EMail Anglea Pea

9 thoughts on “StS Challenge – Day 33 – They Were Right!

  1. Nice on the scale!! Listen to your body and adjust calories as needed, a couple hundred more calories might be just what you needed. Who knows, I’m a big fan of calorie cycling too, low one day, higher the next. Who knows, as long as you lose weight, right?! Keep it up, glad to hear you so happy!

  2. Wow! Five sizes!! WOO-HOO! Congratulations — all your hard work paid off! “Now we do the dance of joy.” Incredible work, really. And good for you for listening to experts.

  3. Swimsuit? Wow, hot and confident mama! You can do this! Congrats, keep going. If you get a ‘don’t quit’ tat on your forehead – ask for a 2 for 1 discount and let me know! Sometimes I think I need it too!

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