Saturday, June 25, 2011

Trying Something New

As of tomorrow, I am at my 3 month mark from when I began this journey (March 26, 2011).  Although I'm proud of the weight I've lost - I really wish it was more than 13.6 pounds.

But I really can't be upset with myself - there was really nothing I could've done better.  I've been busting my butt at the gym and COMPLETELY changed my entire nutrition plan... for the better.

But all that being said, it should be coming off faster and easier.

So I went to see a Weight Loss Specialist this past week.  I'm paying him a lot of money to help me lose quicker.  He's prescribed me blood work just to check everything out, and when I go back in two weeks he's giving me a metabolism test to determine my Resting Metabolic Rate.

In the meantime, he's put me on 1300 calories a day... regardless of exercise - 1300 calories, period.

Wow - that's hard!  Cutting down to 29 points was a challenge... this new program makes 29 points look like a flippin' feast!!!  Yippers.

But again, I'm doing it.

Thank goodness I'm so determined.  Thank goodness I have a bridesmaid dress to fit into in 2 months... it's truly keeping me going.

We'll see how this new plan works itself out... in theory I should be losing 2 pounds a week from here out - regardless of exercise... so hopefully my next post reflects that!

Fingers crossed...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Frustrations and Reaffirmations

I've lost 10.8 pounds in 11 weeks.

That's awesome.  And that sucks.

I figured I'd be losing quicker than this.  Especially because I've been BUSTING my butt doing all the right things.  I'm eating my WW points each day.  I'm filling up on fruits and vegetables.  I'm going to the gym - making cardio my main focus, but also doing a variety of weights each week.  I've limited my martini intake (and we all know how tough THAT is!)... so why am I not losing any quicker??

I sit in my WW meetings and listen to women all around me losing 3, 4 pounds a week WITHOUT going to the gym.

I talk to friends who lose 1-2 pounds a week just by cutting out sweets or soda.

I have a colleague at work who lost 9 pounds in half the time I did, and who eats at McDonalds and Dunkin Dounuts.

How is this fair??

I've been a queen of weight loss for a while.  It has always come off quicker than this.  Especially in the beginning.  I was really thinking I'd lose the first 10 pounds in 3 weeks and then settle down to a 1-2 pound a week loss.  I would've been tickled with this.  Yet I'm fighting the fight of my life and don't even have a 1 pound a week weight loss to show for it.

Last week I talked to my WW group leader.  She thinks I'm nuts - that I should be thrilled with what I've accomplished.  I also met with my General Practitioner.  She thinks I'm nuts too.  I've had my thyroid tested.  I'm the the normal range of normal normalness.


It's not like it's been a week, or a month... it's been 11 weeks - when do I get to see the change??

I'm going to a weight loss seminar this week.  A specialist is running a program where you can get your own personal metabolism tested to see how you tolerate certain foods, certain combinations of foods, at certain times, etc.

Anyway, I hope it sheds some light on my situation and I can start picking up the pace on this weight loss.

But I LITERALLY cannot do anything more.  I cannot eat any healthier, I cannot work out any more frequently.

So I hope it starts to give - soon.

But 10.8 pounds - yay, right?  A bit.