It’s Winter! Which means that the weather turns chilly and a new year is just beginning. This year the period from January through March is going to be a Winter Wonderland for me – a time to focus on my weight loss and to finally, once-and-for-all achieve my pre-surgery weight loss requirement. Sunday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend, and will give me a positive goal to begin each new week. This is the time of year resolutions are made and then quickly forgotten, but not with me. I’m going to use this season to refresh my outlook, because I’m embarking on more than just a diet plan, I’m going to establish a lifestyle. My Sunday progress updates will be called Winter Wonderland Weigh-Ins.
Week 4 was another laser-focused, on-target week. I’m feeling so good that I know nothing will deter me.
This morning I weighed in at 296.4, which is down 2.2 lbs from last week. Which means I have 15 pounds to go to reach the pre-surgery requirement. It also means that I’m 10 lbs to go before I can make my “I’m 5 lbs away” phone call that starts the ball rolling. This is so exciting!!!
If I’m honest, I’ll say that I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t have a bigger week on the scale for all the effort I’m putting in. These past two days I’ve actually hit a bit of a stall. But then I remind myself that 2 lbs is a good amount of weight to lose in a week, and if I keep up a 2 lb/week weight loss, I’ll be making that “5 lbs to go” call in 5 weeks.
This past week I was totally on plan with my food. I got in 215 minutes of exercise, which burned 2284 calories. I did take 3 off days, which was probably too many, but it was also a crazy week, so I’m proud that I got in 4 solid days of workouts, even on the days when working out was the last thing I wanted to do (until I started the workout). It’s becoming part of my lifestyle again, and I love that feeling.
This week, I’m shooting for just one rest day, on Wednesday when I’m going to check out another WLS support group meeting. Here’s my workout plan:
Sunday: Lululemon yoga – 60 min (done)
Monday: aqua aerobics – 60 min + bike ride with Ani & sis – 45 min
Tuesday: elliptical/bike – 45 min
Wednesday: rest day (WLS support group)
Thursday: swimming – 30 min
Friday: Zumba DVD – 45 min
Saturday: bike ride – 45 min
Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!