Saturday, January 31, 2009

Not quite sure what to think

It's Saturday, and time to present yet another addition of "The Incredible Shrinking Family"- the ongoing saga of how a family of three moves to lose a total of 450 pounds.(The guys are still sleeping ). In this weeks episode, the mom steps on the scale and screams in horror

UP 0.4 pounds

Can you hear the groans all the way over there ? Okay, I should be glad considering as of Wednesday the Wii scale showed I was up 7 pounds, and then I changed my eating plan. But then I find there are the other numbers, which up till now have been moving less than the scale. They moved for the better from last week, and it is making me smile more than what the scale could.

Bust- stay the same ( good thing as I don't have much to lose there)
Waist-lost 1 inch ( YEAH !!!)
Hips -lost 1/4 inch (YAY !)
Arms- lost 1/2 inch (Yay !)
Thighs-gained 2 inches (hmmm - and they are very achy like they were beat to death)
Neck -lost 3/4 inch (weird)

So, this could very probably mean that while the scale is not moving down, I am burning fat and building muscle . The fat that is moving is that dreaded belly fat, which is amongst the worst to carry. All I can do is keep this up, and next week I should indeed see a nice loss on the scale. Overall for the big picture, this is very good news. As far as the challenge and Team Angie, it sucks !

So here is the details for yesterday, which would be Friday
Exercise
Wii fit 10 min (10 min strength)
Bike 20 min ( 10 miles)
Abdominal work with the stability ball and Pilates bands 20 min ( Why does this only hurt when I stop ?)

Filling foods 10
water 16(128 oz)




Breakfast-
1 c nonfat plain yogurt, 1 c blueberries,2 T ground flax, 17 almonds
coffee and water






Lunch-
4 oz Citrus grill seasoned chicken breast,2 c spring mix,1 T seed mix
1 1/2 c watermelon cubes,water






Dinner-
Garlic pork chop, brown and whole grain rice,spinach,salad
Diet Sierra Mist




Snacks
1 c nonfat yogert with cocoa powder and splenda
17 almonds
apple,celery sticks ( had a craving for them)
Sugar free pudding, 10 almonds

5 comments:

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

Very often when the scale isn't moving, the fat is shifting. I read somewhere that when the fat leaves the cells, the fat is replaced with water for a while. Or something like that.

Good job on your persistence!!

Hugs,
Mary

Squishy ! said...

You know, it sounds like you are doing a great job! Scales are not always so nice to us, but it is awesome that you are losing inches. I would be particularly excited about the loss across your waist and neck. Awesome! :o )

Jewels said...

Hey there Mama Bear (that's how I think of you)...all meant in a good way :o)

AWESOME that you are losing inches all over, but noticed that you thought it was weird to lose in your neck. The neck is the second worse spot to carry excess fat, after your belly, so kudos for losing here.

As far as hurting after the toning exercises (abs and Pilates) it's the lactic acid that fills to repair the tears in the muscle fibers from toning. Depending on how hard the resistance, the increase in the lactic acid, which is why you hurt after the muscles come to a rest.

Congrats on all you do!!

Jewels

JC said...

Hang in there. It will come off; don't get discouraged. I know you will do it.

TJ said...

Congrats on the lost inches. I know the scale #s must be irritating the heck out of you, but you really are doing great!