Tuesday, January 17, 2012

10lb Challenge {update}

So as you know I joined the challenge to lose 10lbs in 12 weeks hosted by Newlyweds on a Budget. Honestly, with how much I weigh, I will be planning to lose more  than 10lbs, but that's still a good number to start with.

The "contest" officially began yesterday, but I started my own weight loss journey on Jan 3rd (the day after my birthday). Meaning, today marks two weeks of eating right...

Not gonna lie, I'm a scale junkie. I can't (usually) help but weigh myself every other day. I have been such a good girl though and haven't weighed myself again until today.

I am down...SIX pounds

I should be happy with an average of 3lbs/week, but...I'm not. It's because I haven't worked out. Not one bit and I know if I had, I could have (should have) lost more in two weeks.


I am however, proud of myself for sticking to low carb most of the time. There were a few times when I had a drink or two (not really "allowed" when you are trying to lose weight because alcohol can slow your metabolism for a few days afterwards) but other than that, I've survived two entire weekends without indulging in eats. Another point I am proud of.

This week, I am going to focus more on working out. It's funny because some weeks I am an exercise fiend, but once it's been a while I get some mental block and just don't.want.to.go.

Let's see how the next two weeks go! I will keep ya'll posted


9 comments:

  1. Great job! When I lost weight last year cutting down/out alcohol was key I think. Sucks sometimes. Now that I've joined the challenge I am trying to only have 1 or 2 drinks a week. You know, no more finishing bottles of wine on weeknights...

    I think 3lbs a week is great and you shouldn't try to lose more in a week. 1-2lbs is healthy weight loss. In 12 weeks you would be down 36lbs! That's awesome!!

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  2. wow! 6 pounds is amazing!! be proud of yourself lady! and just imagine what will happen when you do work out...the pounds will be FLYING off!!

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  3. Six pounds is great! It took me three months to lose ten pounds. I would love to lose another fifteen or so, but I've hit a plateau even with exercising 3-5 times a week and eating moderately. Good job and keep it up.

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  4. Oh wow keep it up! I am excited about this challenge hopefully we both can keep it up!

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  5. I'm the same way with working out! If I miss a day or two it's so hard to get back in the routine! Three pounds a week is awesome though!!

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  6. Excellent! 3lbs a week is outstanding. Increase protein while decreasing carbs will speed body fat consumption. Then once you plateau increase food intake all together. Combine that with a good exercise routine and be amazed. Are you tracking with pics? Its a good way to avoid the over scaling. I'm proud of you now keep it up!

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