52 - 60 - 103
Just wrapped up another Challenge2Rise with an incredible group of folks!
52 is the number of pounds lost! (from the info we snagged last night, we didn't get everyone)
60 is the inches lost!
(again, we don't yet have everyone's info)
103 is the number of points one participant's triglycerides DROPPED during the challenge. From 242 to 139, she nearly cut her "blood fat" in half!! Amazing!! I couldn't be more proud of these awesome people! #proudcoach
They put in 18 awesome days, but the BEST part - they're set up for long-term success, permanent change because they've learned the secrets of the "magical middle." ;) Now ... it's time to go eat some pizza!
Long post ahead! 🙄 Last night I told my husband that I was worried that I wouldn't have a loss today. Last week there was no change and for some reason I convinced myself that it might happen again today. The ironic thing is that I secretly hoped it would be a big loss because of last week's maintenance. Anyhow, I also told him that when the scale doesn't go down it doesn't give me the motivation to try harder (like I know it should), it just gives me the option to give up. I know thats counterintuitive, but I'm just being honest. When I track diligently, drink all the water, and move all of the time and there's little change...🙅🏼 After my smallest loss of the year last month and already two weigh ins into July and only down another pound...this is the point where I typically give up. Regardless, I know I'm making better and far more conscious choices. I know that I'm still making progress. I know all of these things. I just want to be honest with you guys in this journey, because it is truly a mental and spiritual one. In the end, I refuse to give in. I refuse to give up. But I'm hardcore telling the old me to shut her stupid mouth. (As in before she stuffs food into it and because of what she has to say. 😜)
The reality of coming home after a week of not being on plan.
The yellow dot was my lowest weight, I got there the day before we went on holiday.
The big steep incline was the aftermath of the holiday (4lb) and the bit after is my struggling reality of trying to get back.on track.
I haven't given up, I'm still fighting. I will get it to go back down, just need to get my head back in the game and start cooking tea again instead of having a wrap or sandwich. I'm 80% there but that last 20% is what is causing the scale to go up and down.
I've had a rough first week back on plan. It's not going very well, technically I'm under what I weighed in last Sunday but no Where near where I wanted to be. Next week will be my 6 month anniversary of being on this journey and I wanted to get to the 3 stone Mark (42lb). Yesterday was my cousins baby's 1st birthday and this picture was taken, I hoped I wouldn't be in it but now I have seen it I'm overly happy with it. I was shocked when I seen it, thinking that's not me, my face isn't that small, I'm not that small. But the picture doesn't lie as I had no control how I would of looked. And that smile, I am happy, I'm 2.5stone lighter I can do more my knees don't hurt as quickly as before.
This is some truth behind my journey, I'm struggling right now but I know I will get there I'm not giving up this time.
My holiday gain.
I'm not sad about this, I ate I've cream everyday, my breakfast was cossiants and crepes everyday. My plate was carb overload (pasta, bread, rice). I wasn't watching what I was eating, but I knew that was going to happen because I wanted to enjoy myself. To only gain 4lb in 10 days, I think that's pretty good.
From my last slimming world weigh in I've only gain 1.5lb, so I don't have much to lose before Thursday to get back where I was.
This is the reality of enjoying yourself, but sometimes it's needed to feel normal just for a week and then you get right back on it when you're home 💪
Now that's a dessert!! You can have up to 3 optional meals per week on the Slim Down Plan, aim to limit these and eat good quality foods for the majority of the time... Optionals can be ANYTHING!
- take away
- eating out guilt free
- chocolate bar
This is one crazy dessert and an extreme optional choice however I made this and it was immense... I've decided this is my 1 and only optional within a 7 day period.
So what's a typical day on my plan... Breakfast
Porridge with 1 teaspoon of chia seeds, blueberries & banana.
Piri piri chicken breast with avocado, tomatoes, spinach and 1 wholemeal bagel.
Tea / evening meal
Roast veg: red & green peppers / red onion / mushrooms with mixed bean Quorn chilli.
Water: typically I have 2 to 3.5 litres per day but this changes depending on my activity levels...when training I drink more of course.
Caffeine: 0-3 drinks per day typically
It's all about balance people.
They say there's no such thing as a bad workout, only the one that you didn't do. I don't know if all that's true. After only getting four hours of sleep last night and being in a car for 6 hours I just couldn't finish my workout. I'm beyond exhausted. I did a little back and tricep workout but nothing compared to my normal routine and I didn't do cardio. All I want to do right now is sleep. Not every workout is going to be perfect and that's ok... I just have to kill it tomorrow. #weightloss#weightlossblog#weightlossjourney#weightlosstruth#fitness#fitnessjourney#fromnjtova#arlingtonva