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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stupid Scale and tough workout yesterday!

I swear, I don't understand the scale.  I weighed myself b/c I'm taking part in the Boobs challenge, and the stupid thing says 191??!!  My clothes aren't changing and I'm doing a really great job with the calories.  I'm tracking my calories every day, staying within 1000-1100 per day.  I had increased my calories from 900 per day in order to try to jump start my weight loss..... I just don't get it.  The math just doesn't add up.  I'm  not exercising every single day, but I'm running consistently 4-5x per week and burning calories.  I do know I'm adding muscle to my legs from running, but my clothes aren't changing.  Its been 5 weeks of no change on the scale and no change that I can tell in my clothes.

I'd like to lose 2lbs per week in July OR just go down a pants size to a 12.  How am I going to do it?  What do I try next?  The only thing left, really is for me to exercise more.  And I mean more cardio.  I'd like to try a spin class and weights - I just don't know how I'm going to work it in my schedule with my new job.  I already am going to be gone a lot and adding exercise at the end of the day takes that much more time away from seeing my family at home.

Yesterday's interval training was TOUGH!!!!!!  This is what we did yesterday:
1.  1 mile "warm up" (warm up?  pulleze!  running is running!)
2.  Ran 1 mile at faster than goal pace = 11:30, rest 2 mins
3.  Ran 1/2 mile at faster pace = 10:40 mm:ss, rest 1 min
4.  Ran 1/4 mile at even faster pace = 9:45 mm:ss, rest 5 mins
5. DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN - yes, 1 mi, 1/2 mi, 1/4 mile.  I was DYING!
6.  1 mile "cool down"

That's a total of 5.5 miles when you add it all up with timed small breaks and running as hard as you possibly can.

Holy cow it was hard!  I was very uncomfortable - meaning - I really wanted to stop and walk and had to constantly battle my brain and body to keep myself from walking.  It was very mentally and physically challenging.  My lungs hurt from breathing so hard!  I was never so glad to be done and I slept so good last night b/c I was so darn tired out!

Its raining here today, so no beach day today.  So, I went to Talbot's today and bought a really beautiful black dress that is really slimming on me.  Its made so well - such nice quality - and will last for a long time.  I also got it on sale!  I plan to wear it to work.

My new job starts Monday and my new boss is flying in from NJ on my first few days.  So very nice of her.  I have no idea what I should wear - I'll post some pics and get some suggestions from you guys!

I also bought myself this Coach bag to use as my work tote.  I'll use it to carry my work papers, books, computer, etc. back and forth to work.  I got such a great deal on it and pick grey since its neutral and also picked patent leather b/c it will hold up to dirt/stains well since it will sit on the floor most of the time.  Here are a few pics I took of it.


  1. WOW!! That was a crazy work out. You have to be so proud for doing that. You rock!

  2. Love the bag!

    I can imagine how frustrated you must be, but I wonder if it is just a consequence of your amped up workout schedule. I hate to say it, but you might be served best by keeping it up and trying to be patient. Your body WILL catch up if you keep doing what you're doing. That's my 2 cents, anyway.

  3. I'm a Dooney girl at heart...but they have no new bags that suit my fancy...I think I'm going to have to convert to Coach!!!

  4. Good luck with the new job. I LOVE the tote, and can't wait to see pics of the dress! Keep at the running, the weight will come off.

  5. That is a perfect bag for work! Good luck on your new job and don't stress the scale, you are doing everything right!

  6. Okay that's a wonderful bag - I don't love coach generally - but I totally covet that bag - I may have to go get something very similar!!

    I'm so sorry your body is completely not cooperating. All I can say is that I have read it over and over again where people ramp up their exercise and their weight stalls - the upside is that the weight and your body always catches up. Here's hoping your body catches up starting tomorrow!!!

    I look forward to talking to you soon!! Don't hesitate to email me too!!

  7. I love the purse!

    Okay so you're still having issues with finding your calorie setpoint. Have you adequately tracked your protein and carb intake? Maybe you need to up the protein/lower the carbs? Have you tracked the healthy fats you are consuming? Maybe the answer is in one of those fickle little numbers that most people overlook. Just an idea...


  8. Thanks Christine- I wish I could figure out how to comment on your blog! I am tracking my protien and I'm def getting 50-60 g per day consistently. My carbs are good - but I could always reduce them. I load all my data on livestrong's myplate.com. I will look again at that piece. Thanks for the advice, I really need some at this point.


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