Week 2 check in!

Weight loss this week: 4.0lbs
Total weight loss: 9.2lbs

I’m really happy with my progress, especially the weight loss. See, back in January, I was at my highest weight ever. I did Slow Carb for eight weeks and lost 30lbs. Then I’ve been above that and back down to that all this year. I don’t think I’ve ever really gotten below it.

This week I’m back to almost exactly that -30 point. In my mind, this is where the weight loss begins. I’m really, really interested to see where I am on January 25, 2012 — exactly one year after I weighed my heaviest.

That’s a little over 5 weeks away. I’m hoping for significant changes. I would love to make it to an even 50lbs. All I can do, though, is stick to the program. I’m doing the right behaviors, so the progress will eventually follow.

Anyway, it was a good week.

I’ve had a lot of experience over the years figuring out what does and does not work for me, and I’ve set this challenge up in a way that should set me up for success. It sounds tough — strict requirements 6 days a week with 100% compliance required — but that’s the kind of black and white situation I do well in. Pass/fail. On/off. Right/wrong. All/nothing.

What can I say? It works for me.

I did well on my workouts this week. Cardio 5x, Crossfit on Sunday, and a strength workout with B on Thursday. I really like B. He’s a bit stuck in old school weight lifting protocol, but he’s a nice guy, and I love having an hour to do nothing but push heavy weight.

I’m sore too. LOL. This week I found some inner thigh muscles I’d forgotten about. And a few others. It’s a pleasant soreness though — the kind that says I worked my butt off. The best thing, though, is that my knees and ankles haven’t been giving me any real trouble.

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2 Responses to Week 2 check in!

  1. Maggie says:

    Woot! I’m your cheerleader. *waves pom poms* That’s wonderful progress, Melissa. You’re doing great. Keep the updates coming. I’m really enjoying hearing about your new lifestyle changes. Plus, hearing you talk keeps me motivated!

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