Well, I’m 2 weeks 1 day into my 4 week DietBet weight loss challenge and 3.5 weeks into my 6 week MILF workout challenge, and things aren’t looking so hot for me to hit my weight loss goal. It’s possible, but not probable.
- Starting Weight: 160.4
- Current Weight: 157.4
- Goal Weight: 154.0
Yes, it looks like I’m almost halfway there, but really I’ve been hanging out in the 157-158 range for most of those first two weeks, and it will take some serious diet changes to drop those last 3.4#. I just don’t think that will happen in two weeks because I’ve been eating extra calories because my milk supply has taken a hit and I’m not willing to feed my baby formula just so I can lose weight more quickly.
However, I am stoked to be hanging out in the 150s because a (semi!) toned 157 looks HELLA better than a not-working-out 167. When I worked out a ton for a couple of years in college, I was pretty fit and always weighed about 147-149 and felt great, so that’s my final goal (remember I’m 5’8″). I’m trying to be okay with the 150s for now though, because I only have a short time to get cuddles and nursing time with my baby, and I need to not lose sight of that. I am healthy, my BMI is back in the normal range (23.9), and I’m doing really well at being more active and getting my workouts in, so I’m happy with that.
Last night I jumped on the elliptical for 30 minutes after dinner because I just hadn’t been able to drag myself out of bed in the morning to workout, and I was watching The Biggest Loser while I exercised. I love watching that show while I’m on the elliptical, because it always makes me push myself harder than I would if I was watching reality TV or the like. 🙂 At any rate, at one point one of the red team members was pushing through a workout with his team, and he said:
Everyone wants to be under the lights on Friday night, but they don’t want to work out in the living room on Tuesday.
How awesome is that?! It made me feel good that I was making the effort to workout in my bedroom on a Tuesday night so that I’d feel better in my new dress at my friend’s wedding this coming Friday night! The dress is much shorter than anything I’d normally wear, but options were limited and I wanted to wear something new for once!
The only excuse you have is the one you make. — Dolvett, The Biggest Loser
How is everyone else doing with their health and fitness journeys lately?