2 lb Shock

This a quick update but I just wanted to let you all know some exciting news.  As most of you know on Tuesday I returned from a long trip to visit my family in El Dorado Hills, CA.  I was home for 12 nights starting on December 23rd.  While I was looking forward to being home for the holidays, I was nervous about the effects it would have on my recent fitness quest.  I just wanted to get through the holidays with my motivation in-tact which was challenging because there are so many temptations at that time. Also, not having control of my pantry/meal selection scared me.  However, with the support of my family I did pretty good managing my diet and exercising.  There were a lot of treats and special meals that I succumbed too (like Seth’s decadent rolls!) but on a whole I did okay.

It was an ominous beginning when upon arrival my father took and me to a delicious bakery called Andre’s loaded with breads, croissants, cookies etc.  (How much can a girl take?).  During the entire trip I was utterly conscious of every large meal, special treat, and dessert I had, and I can promise you it was more than I probably should have indulged in.  Still, I could have done much worse.

The one area I did well in over break was exercising regularly  I got a pass at the local gym and worked out 4 times Christmas week (3 days before I left on the 23rd I worked out especially hard) and 4 times the  following week.  This was definitely the first year of my life I exercised on both  Christmas and New Years Eve.  It was hard but I persevered and can honestly say I did the best I could.

With these conflicting experiences (not so great diet on one hand, good exercising on the other) I didn’t know what to expect with my trainer this afternoon.  The day before I left she told me she’d have me do a weigh-in when I got back (it was 272 lbs on the 22nd).  Today I thought for sure it would be higher given the treats and holiday meals I’d eaten.  You can only imagine my shock when it turns out I lost two lbs! I now weigh 270 lbs!  I still can’t believe it!

My trainer and I had a great discussion and then she put me through a tough routine and had me do it three times! She said I am too hard on myself and from what she could see of my diet records I didn’t do too badly over break.  Who would have thought I would be too hard on myself when it comes to weight loss? Strange how people can change in one year?

I also set goals for 2011.  I am going to try to lose 60 lbs by the end of the year.  If I am successful my end weight will be 210.  Daunting as it may sound it is a goal well within my grasp. Thanks in advance for your support!  It is so gratifying to know I can lose even when I am not perfect in my diet or exercising.  I couldn’t ask for more exciting news! Wahoo!

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2 thoughts on “2 lb Shock

  1. Congratulations Rach! That is so awesome. I’ve been so inspired by you that I decided to embark on my own “get healthy” beginnings. It’s a little harder living in a place with no gym to go to but I have big plans. I also have plans not to beat myself up when I don’t have the perfect week. My goal is to lose 30 pounds by the end of summer. Keep your fingers crossed for me 🙂

    1. That’s awesome Camille. 30 lbs is totally doable. Is there anyone who would be willing to be your work out buddy there in Blanding? With no gym that would help a lot. I wish I was there to walk with you! We should look up a 5k this spring/summer and work to do it?
      Writing down your food helps a lot. Its a pain but it helps you realize what you are eating and how you can reduce.
      Also, having some kind of accountability helps so use your blog for support and to keep you on track.
      Good luck! Its going to be very hard but I know you can do it. I love and miss you. We should chat soon.

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