Well I've been getting frustrated because I've been super diligent about eating perfectly healthy & working out every day & I wasn't losing as much as I wanted to, as quickly. So I took a couple days break from my normal routine. And I followed some advice & adjusted the amount of protein I was eating (& the type) & started back up with the cardio & when I weighed in I was 220.5 lbs... so that's 35.5lbs down since I joined Weight Watchers & 13 lbs since I've been keeping track (about 6 weeks ago) ... so I'm happy.
It would be nice if I could get results like they do on the Biggest Loser, but I certainly don't have time to spend hours & hours in the gym everyday. So I'll just keep going at my pace & I knpw it'll take longer, but hopefully I'll be able to tone as I go & not have as much of the loose extra skin business I keep reading about (YUCK).
So good news... I got a massage on Friday & my massage therapist (Julie; she's amazing) told me she noticed my muscle tone is improving! So that's awesome... I am starting to feel more powerful.
I was getting bored of my elliptical, so I decided today to go to the Leisure Centre (local multiplex type thing) & hit up the weight/fitness room. I just did the treadmill for an hour, but it was amazing how something different made me motivated. And it felt like it was working different muscles. So I plan to start going there more often & try out some classes as well. Anything to switch it up a bit. I'll have to lose a lot more weight before I feel comfortable using the weight machines & free weights with all the beefcakes, but cardio is fine for now. :)
I just finished the book Half Assed (At age 24 and 372 pounds, Jennette Fulda thought maybe the best way to lose weight was to have her gallbladder removed. Then she decided to work her ass off—literally. In her journey from full-figured to half-assed, she stops only to knock her cat off the treadmill. Follow Jennette as she loses over half her weight without losing her sense of humor in this light-hearted and inspirational tale. You’ll only put it down because you’ll want to get up and exercise.)
And now I'm reading The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl ( is the true story of how Shauna Reid lost half her body weight. Full of adventure, romance and chocolate, the book goes beyond the blog and spans seven years and seven jean sizes.)
So these books are keeping me motivated & help me to know it is possible!