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Week 4, Day 7

Name: Jen
Age: 25
Height: 5'4"
Body frame: Small
Highest Weight/BMI: 152/26.1 (overweight)

Starting weight/BMI: 134.6/23.1 (normal)
Last week's weight/BMI: 131.4/22.6 (normal)
Current weight/BMI: 133.2/22.9 (normal)
This week's loss: +1.8
Total loss: -1.4

Starting shirt/jacket size: S-M
Starting jeans size: 8-10
Starting dress/skirt size: 8/M

Current shirt/jacket size: S-M
Current jeans size: 8
Current dress/skirt size: 6-8/S-M

Starting right upper arm: 11 in.
Starting waist: 30 in.
Starting hips: 37.25 in.
Starting right thigh: 23.75 in.
Starting bust: 36 in.

Current right upper arm: 10.75 in.
Current waist: 29.5 in.
Current hips: 37 in.
Current right thigh: 23.5 in.
Current bust: 36 in.

Total loss: -1.25 in.

Fitness: Run a half marathon (Feb. 27)
Goal weight #1/BMI: 130/22.3 (normal) [$250 in makeup/beauty products]
Goal weight #2/BMI: 125/21.5 (normal) [My goal reward for this is a secret. ;p]
Goal weight #3/BMI: 120/20.6 (normal) [$250 (possibly $350) in new clothes]

Goal shirt/jacket size: XS-S
Goal jeans size: 4-6
Goal dress/skirt size: 4/XS-S



My food journal isn't up for the day yet but it will be by the end of the night. Rest assured it will be a good one. :o) (Edit: Posted.)

I was really bad this week, as evidenced by my gain. The only real activity I did was jumping on some trampolines at Rebounderz and running a 5K. I know running a 5K sounds awesome, but I am training for a half marathon so it's really not good enough right now. I got about 35:00 (wasn't chip timed), which is pretty good, but this week I have to kick it up if I want to get through that half.

I also slacked majorly with journaling up until today. This week has been pretty rough on me for personal reasons, so I'm not going to beat myself up about everything I ate, or even attempt to detail it all. Today was a new day, and tomorrow starts a new week. I am going to count all my PP, stick to my workout plan, and lose the 1.8 I gained and then some. I am very determined to do that, and very grateful the topic of our meeting tonight was how to get back on track when you have a setback. It helped a lot. I feel confident that I can pick myself back up. And I'm also very happy I went to the meeting. I almost skipped because I knew I was going to gain pretty significantly, but I knew that not facing it would be worse. So I'm calling that my NSV for the week.

Today was the last day of my month, so I took a photos of my calendar with my stickers.

Just to recap:

Blue: Stayed within DPP (Daily PointsPlus), and earned APP (Activity PointsPlus) that day.
Green: Stayed within DPP or only used banked APP (whether or not I earned any APP that day).
Yellow: Dipped into fewer than 10 WAPP (Weekly Allowance PointsPlus) (whether or not I earned any APP that day).
Red: Dipped into 10 or more WAPP and did not earn any APP.

It is a little bit different from what I originally set the meanings as, but basically the same. I also made a new rule where if I worked out at all that day I can't get a red sticker, so this past Saturday should really be yellow. But anyway...yeah, could be a lot worse, but I think I did pretty well overall. I can definitely improve though. February will be a lot less red. :o)

I did lose a little bit in inches. Not much, but considering my cumulative loss in four weeks is only 1.4 lbs., I'll take it.

This week shouldn't be too tough. The only challenges I forsee are D&D Saturday (I will eat dinner beforehand and bring some fruit in my purse) and the Super Bowl on Sunday. My friend Blake is having a viewing party at his place and they're grilling, so I'm going to make either this Seven-Layer Mexican Dip or this Creamy Mexican Dip. I am thinking of the latter, since it's less in PP. And I can bring some carrots. I am also planning on bringing some veggie burgers and corn for the grill, diet soda, and some cut-up fruit. So I will be prepared.

I think that's about it. I do feel a little disappointed for falling into a rut this week, but I'm back and ready to be deliberate.


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Feb. 1st, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
That is the whole point, seeing where you need to improve and going on. The topic this week was on challenges-very interesting..
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Yeah I just have to remember not to fall down ALL the stairs! :o)

Yep. The meeting was really great for me this week.
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
Love the sticker idea!

Good for you for recommitting this week. My weigh in was supposed to be today but due to spending the night at my sister's last night and not having access to my scale, I'll weigh in tomorrow and likely show a gain as well. I'm with you, though, totally recommitting and excited about it!
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's a good way for me to look back and see the big picture (which I have a tough time doing in general).

We can do it!
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I keep reminding myself that it's not about the week-to-week loss or gain, it's about the lifestyle change. Yeah, we get super focused on the number on the scale, it's hard not to. But ultimately if there's a negative trend with weight and a positive trend in fitness, I'd call it a win!
Feb. 1st, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
I agree. :o) It's all about how you handle the day-to-day challenges and change your general outlook!
Feb. 1st, 2011 07:31 am (UTC)
Like I said in my journal, when you're having a bad day emotionally or physically, weight loss has to go to the back burner. A bad week emotionally is no exception. I mean, eventually we'd love to be those people who, oh, IDK, hit the gym when they're unhappy, instead of those people who eat everything in sight...but those are changes we have to make slowly, little by little. In times of meh-ness, we revert to our old habits. The important part is doing just what you did: dust off your butt and get back in the saddle (or on the scale, in this case).

I think it's great that you went to weigh in even though you knew you'd gain. That's a totally respectable NSV, because when you skip a week, that 1.4 magically has a tendency to multiply to 3.2 or 4.7 or 8.2. I've seen it happen, and it's happened to me, too. So you definitely did the right thing, and for that, you definitely get kudos. ♥

Your calendar looks amazing, though I have to ask, do upside-down red stickers have any hidden meaning? Because the reds are the only ones that some are upside down, and I was just wondering if that meant something super fail had happened. Just out of curiosity.

Anyways, love you a ton, about to go comment to your comment in my journal. ♥
Feb. 1st, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah hopefully I will eventually be that person that burns off steam with a run. I really want to be. Thanks for the support...I was thisclose to not going to the meeting and I think it's a sign that the topic was about picking yourself back up. I am very optimistic this week and determined to take back those 1.8 lbs. and then some.

I just make the red stickers upside-down because that way they aren't smiling, lol. The smile is unwarranted! xD Though on the 14th I forgot to turn it upside down and was too lazy to re-do it.

Proud of you for your accomplishments this week!
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