Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 141 Reality Check! And Hot 100 Update

Yeah I missed posting last night, so I decided to just get one in early today. I sure got a reality check today. Anybody that follows me knows that I have had a string of absolutely phenomenal losses, usually around 8 pounds for a two week period. Well that streak came to a halt today! I showed 224 on my scale, a mere two pounds lost in two weeks. The good thing is, I was ready for this to happen at any moment. I knew those large losses would not keep coming at that pace. At first I was a little confused how it could ONLY be two pounds. I did have a bit of an off weekend foodwise, but not enough for that much of a difference in weight loss. I exercised like a man possessed for the whole two weeks. But upon some thinking, I have decided not to shout the sky is falling just yet, not until my next weigh in. I also am wondering if the fact I have let sodas sneak back in to my routine on a regular basis may not be the issue. I have had about one 20 ounce a day for the last couple of weeks. Now I have been drinking water like crazy too, just I have had a soda just about every day for the last two weeks. I am going to go back to my soda every three days rule and see if that don't get something shaken up between now and the 17th.

As for my Hot 100 update, chugging along just fine I do believe. I am not sure the 210 by the 31st is quite as realistic given this weigh in, but I will continue to shoot for the moon and see how close I can get!! No white bread this week, and that is not even being a challenge anymore, I just don't want it! My veggie and fruits intake was good, not great, as I had cut calories for the last few days in an attempt to atone for last weekend (another reason my low loss was shocking) but they have been on par I would say. I did get a ton o' walking in this past weekend and all this week. 25 miles since the last update! So all in all, not a bad check in despite the limited weight loss. I am sure all my efforts will show up on the 17th and I will be happy as a lark to see them!



13 comments:

  1. Like your positive attitude, Shane. Two pounds is not bad, but you know that. I am guessing the soda has something to do with it. SO, I agree scaling back there may move the scale back more. Keep up your walking (like I have to tel you that!).

    BTW: Love how you mentioned Lauren;s B-Ball game in a recent post. You are a proud Papa! Love it.
    Keep going strong!

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  2. I agree, soda is a great thing to reduce. I have really restricted even diet soda, because I think it is not good for you, but letting it sneak back in is sooooo easy.

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  3. Hey Shane...I know exactly where you are mentally. I've just been going through the same thing. Just posted about it, in fact.

    I've just been through a mini slow-down also, and I learned that I was not as mentally prepared for it as I thought I was.

    You have been so diligent along the way and I think the important thing to remember is that this whole new healthy way of eating is for life...it's not some temporary thing.

    So your attitude is perfect. Look for little areas of improvement if there are any, like the soda, and then just keep on keeping on.

    We're in this for life, which is defintely a lot longer than if we were just living the way we used to!!

    Hope you have a great day, and thanks for being such an inspiring friend!

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  4. Glad to hear you are not letting the scale discourage you:)

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  5. Hey, at least it's a loss! You're doing so good, 2 lbs. at this point is awesome. If you are exercising that much, you are building some awesome muscle so you need to just keep doing what you're doing and not pay as close attention to the scale anymore. The rest will drop but probably not in 8 lb. increments! Dude, you so rock!

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  6. Shane, you are doing an awesome job! A 2 pound loss is still going in the right direction. You are still reaching your goal. Don't be discouraged! Good job on your goals this week. You are rockin it!

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  7. I found you through the Hot 100 challenge. I think a 2 pound loss is awesome!

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  8. I agree. Lose the soda, and if you must drink it, make it diet. You are gaining muscle, Shane, so your losses may not be as great. Also, you weigh less, so the losses are naturally going to be less and less. But you are making lifestyle changes that you can keep doing forever.

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  9. Love your attitude - slow downs are just par for the course! I struggle with soda, too, it's so funny how much of a difference it makes when you cut it back!

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  10. Shane, you are probably getting close to a 'normal' weight and yes, your weight loss will be slow. I know you aren't ready to maintain but this is a sneak peek! 2 pounds is good! I don't want to blame the diet soda though- I'm assuming that is what you drank??

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  11. Isn't it cool how old foods we loved, make us gag now. I truly hate white bread. The thought of it makes me sick to my stomach. It's like eating glue.

    I'm glad you were prepared for a slow down on the scale...

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  12. You know, I still think that 2 pounds per week of weight loss is still a phenomenal success! If you can sustain that for the next, uh, year (or less) you're going to be GREAT. I'm proud of you!!!

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  13. I am checking out all my fellow hotties! :D

    Love your positive attitude - and with weight loss you just have to look at the big picture - you are doing awesome!

    I treat myself to 1 diet pop every day - its my guilty pleasure! :D

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