Sweat it Out:
Elliptical 45 Minutes
On Friday I woke up with a pain in my neck. I’m having a lot of pain when I try to touch my chin to my chest. I did weights and there was some uncomfortable feelings when I put the barbell up over my neck to do lunges. On Saturday I woke up with an even worse pain in my neck and to top it off, when I picked Hanna up I felt a shooting pain from the top of my neck to the middle of my right shoulder-blade. Ugh! My wonderful hub’s gave me a neck and back massage that night (his calling in life was to be a massage therapist, but I don’t want him touching people, if you know what I mean), and Sunday morning all the areas were nice and stiff. Jerky movements are seriously painful. Anyway, my point is that I am going to take the week off from weight lifting to see if my neck gets better and if it’s not feeling better by next week I will go to the Chiropractor.
I do have some great news this week though as far as a weigh in. But it’s not actually the “weigh in” part. Let’s get it over with anyway:
Starting Weight: 282.8 Pounds
Last Week’s Weight: 251.6 Pounds
This Weeks Weight: 250.4 Pounds
Total Week’s Loss: 1.2 Pounds
Total Loss Overall: 32.4 POUNDS!
I am not going to lie, I cold have lost more, and there were a few days last week where I took a little detour (Almond Toffee Symphony Bar, anyone?), but I am happy to see a loss, and I know that it is only going to get better. Next week I hope to get into the 240′s and kiss the 250′s goodbye forever.
Some places I went wrong last week:
- Didn’t track my food everyday, and I got cocky. Almost every time I make a new recipe I plug it into the Livestrong website so that I can count how many calories are going in. I didn’t do that on Friday or Saturday and the Pesto that I had (both nights) although delicious was made with a cup of olive oil. Yes, that is a healthy fat, but you can’t eat it by the gallon. I’m going to start watching the oil consumption from here on out. And I think that my sodium intake was a little big yesterday, so that is another aspect that needs to be looked out for.
Here is where the fun starts: Measurements!
To catch you all up, I took measurements on January 2nd at the start of the Vegan Kickstart Challenge. I took a new set of measurements today and here are the results that I have got:
First set of numbers are from January 2 second set is today’s
Bust: 48 1/2 47 -1.5
Under Bust: 42 40 1/2 -1.5
Right Arm: 16 16
Left Arm: 16 16
Belly: 50 1/2 49 -1.5
Hips: 52 1/2 50 1/2 -2
Right Thigh: 30 29 -1
Left Thigh: 30 29 -1
Right Calf: 17 16 1/2 -.5
Left Calf: 17 16 1/2 -.5
Add that up and it is a total of 9.5 inches lost since the beginning of the month!!! I think that is why I was so frustrated with the scale these last couple of weeks because I kept saying to myself “my clothes feel roomier, I must have lost more than what the scale is saying”. Since the beginning of 2012 I have lost a total of 5.4 pounds, but apparently I am turning more fat into muscles and I am definitely telling a difference!
Happy Monday everyone!