Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday, Monday

If you didn't see already on the main Win, Lose, or Blog page, I lost 7 pounds this week.  I should be thrilled, but instead I'm feeling a little disappointed I didn't do better. I have the most weight to lose, but didn't lose the most weight. Ugh! I'm trying to move out of that mindset and keep moving along like that tortoise. Slow and steady.

I did lose 4 inches off of my waist which is really exciting. I still have quite a few inches left until I reach an ideal waist size for my height (34" or less) but I'm on my way! I remember in high school I wore boy style jeans from the gap that were 32" waist (I wore them low on my hips). I also remember I could take them off without unzipping or unsnapping them, meaning my hips were hardly more than 32". Crazy!

This week I'm going to keep with my exercise and food intake. I'm going to up my cardio to 50 minutes (before cool-down) and try to add in more jogging intervals. I *think* my knee is doing well enough that I can add alternating leg days to my weightlifting, we'll have to see how it goes.

I also wanted to add some exercise goals. By the end of Win, Lose or Blog I want to be able to:

- complete a 5K in 45 minutes (or less)
-do 50 consecutive sit-ups (I can do 20 right now)
-do 15 real push-ups

How did you do this week? Any big plans for the fourth of July?


  1. You need to stop and pat yourself on the back before you do anything else! 7 lbs! Do you realize how much that is? You lost 28 sticks of BUTTER! That is amazing!!!

  2. You may have lost the most! Silly! I only lost 6.2lbs and really, I explained what I thought was happening to my body on today's post...

    Honestly hun... 7 pounds!?! Holy Wow! Keep up the GREAT work!

  3. You are doing AWESOME and have the right mentality. Taking it off slowly and keeping it off permanently!! You've got this!


  4. 7 pounds in one week! Wowza! That's great Steph!!

  5. You are doing wonderfully! You are on track with your eating and exercise. You are including strength training and cardio. You are doing exactly what will get you where you want to be. Keep up the great work!!!!!!

  6. You are doing great!
    7 lbs is a lot, just keep on track and you can do it...
    Do not be so hard on yourself...

    We are all with you!


  7. Those are some good goals. You can do it!

  8. Thank you everyone, feeling better tonight about everything.
    I sure appreciate your support! :)

  9. I think 7 pounds is amazing for one week! More weight loss than that is unsustainable, in my professional opinion. Keep on doing what you're doing and you'll see the results you're looking for.