Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dare I eat, dare I breathe and heaven forbid should I have a grain of salt this week!

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I’m so paranoid that I am going to gain this week and lose my 100lb medallion from WW (not that they’ll really take it back, but you know...) We had a discussion a couple of weeks ago at WW about how some of us are on a rhythm with our weight losses. Week 1, lose decent amount; week 2 stay the same or small loss; week 3, small gain; week 4, lose again. I never really sat down and looked to see if I had a pattern like this, but if memory serves me correctly, I kinda do. I think for women this is probably truer than for men (sorry ladies, those female hormones suck...but keeps us from growing hair on our chests I guess!). Some of us are up around “that time” of the month; some of us are up when we ovulate...so 2 out of 4 weeks in the month we have strikes against us. But what really matters is what happens over time. If this happens to you, don’t get discouraged. If you are using the WW online tracker, go to the weigh chart and choose “all weeks” and it will give you an average weekly loss. Mine is 1.3 pounds per week over the past 17 ½ months. Not too shabby. I have a lot of weeks where my losses are .2, .4 or a gain of .2 or .4, but in the end, as you can see, it evens out to a healthy rate of loss (I believe 0.5-1.5 pounds per week is the optimal rate of loss). So while I am telling you all this, I am really telling this to myself. I am PMSing this week (sorry, TMI) and I know I am retaining water (my usually spinning ring is now firmly in place). I can accept a small gain this weekend if that’s what happens... I just pray it’s not more than 0.5!! That’ll keep me with my 100 pound loss.


Do you find you have a pattern to your weight loss over time? Do you try to do anything about it or do you just let nature take its course?

The personal trainer I met with at the new gym last night said he would smash through my plateaus...if I’d meet with him 3 times per week (as if I have the $ to do that!)... even though I did take away some tips from him, I likely won’t be using his PT services. As I mentioned in the past, I have a great PT that I have been working with for quite some time now and while the new gym’s rates are lower than the other gym in my area, they are not lower than my current PT’s rates :-) If it ain’t broke, don't fix it.... I do need to work on mixing things up fitness-wise. I know this. My PT has tried to get me to change things up.  My biggest problem is getting myself out of my comfort zone. Even after all this time, I feel like people are staring at me – when I run on the treadmill, do burpees at the gym, lift weights...not sure why I think this...

“If you knew how little others thought about you…you wouldn’t worry so much about what others think about you.”

5 comments:

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

Yeah, but I totally get what you mean. I'm smaller than I've ever been in my life, but I worry that the thinnys are staring at my extra skin flopping around. One day, I'll have a gym of my own (like a basketball court. I really want that!) and can flop in privacy! Until then, I am doomed to compression pants and denial. ;) You are doing great!

New Outlook Fitness said...

The sooner you get out of the comfort zone the better! Push yourself, you can totally do it x

Kim said...

Hey I found you through Emmie's blog and I love it. Adding it to my list of regular reads. Congrats on your weight loss. You look amazing

Tanya said...

Thanks! I love Emmie's blog!!!

~ Darla ~ said...

Be brave, Tanya...take on the dare. I worked for WW and people do have rhythms to their weight loss - some more obvious than others. Most of the time it works out to be between 1-3 pounds per month. You'll be fine!