Several weeks ago the new owners of my community implemented a mandatory food spend for our new Clubhouse and single members, like me, are required to eat as much as a family. Although I typically choose a healthy and delicious veggie wrap, it contains so much salt that eating my flex meals there were creating havoc on my body and diet. At the same time I was trying to figure out the right combination of calories, powerfuels and smart carbs to balance my exercise routine so the scale was, at times, on a bit of a roller coaster.
To help me figure it out, I once again started logging my food, water, and exercise, either on numi or in the Nutrisystem journal that is shipped with every order. I also now ask the Chef to hold the salt when eating at our community restaurant. Now that I have several weeks of data to analyze, I'm beginning to see a pattern of minimal weight loss when exercising for an hour or more and when having flex meals out. I think the days I was exercising 2+ hours and eating the same amount of calories, my body was going into starvation mode and holding onto fat and calories.
This week I weighed in at 139.8! It's been over 20 years since I've been in the 130's! This brings my 35-week total to 40.2 lbs. I LOVE this plan and, more importantly, it works!
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Week 1 ~ Lost 6.2 lbs. ~ Weight 173.8
Week 2 ~ Lost. 1.4 lbs. ~ Weight 172.4 ~ Total Loss 7.6 lbs.
Week 3 ~ Lost .4 lbs. ~ Weight 172 ~ Total loss 8 lbs.
Week 4 ~ Lost 2.2 lbs. ~ Weight 169.8 ~ Total Loss 10.2 lbs.
Week 5 ~ Lost 1.8 lbs. ~ Weight 168 ~ Total Loss 12 lbs.
Week 6 ~ Lost .2 lbs. ~ Weight 167.8 ~ Total Loss 12.2 lbs.
Week 7 ~ Lost 2.2 lbs. ~ Weight 165.6 ~ Total Loss 14.4 lbs.
Week 8 ~ Lost .6 lbs. ~ Weight 165 ~ Total Loss 15 lbs.
Week 9 ~ Lost 1.2 lbs. ~ Weight 163.8 ~ Total Loss 16.2 lbs.
Week 10 ~ Lost .4 lbs. ~ Weight 163.4 ~ Total Loss 16.6 lbs.
Week 14 ~ Lost 1.6 lbs. ~ Weight 158.2 ~ Total Loss 21.8 lbs.
Week 17 ~ Lost .6 lbs. ~ Weight 156.2 ~ Total Loss 23.8 lbs.
Week 18 ~ Lost 1 lb. ~ Weight 155.2 ~ Total Loss 24.8 lbs.
Week 26 ~ Lost 1.6 lbs. ~ Weight 148 ~ Total Loss 32 lbs.
Week 27 ~ Lost 1 lb. ~ Weight 147 ~ Total Loss 33 lbs.
Week 28 ~ Lost 1.2 lbs. ~ Weight 145.8 ~ Total Loss 34.2 lbs.
Week 29 ~ Lost .6 lbs. ~ Weight 145.2 ~ Total Loss 34.8 lbs.
Week 30 ~ Lost 1 lb. ~ Weight 144.2 ~ Total Loss 35.8 lbs.
Week 31 ~ Lost. .4 lbs. ~ Weight 143.8 ~ Total Loss 36.2 lbs.
Week 32 ~ Lost .8 lbs. ~ Weight 143 ~ Total Loss 37 lbs.
Week 33 ~ Lost 1 lb. ~ Weight 142 ~ Total Loss 38 lbs.
Week 34 ~ Lost 1.4 lbs. ~ Weight 140.6 ~ Total Loss 39.4 lbs.
Week 35 ~ Lost .8 lbs. ~ Weight 139.8 ~ Total Loss 40.2 lbs.