Staying the coursePosted: November 17, 2011
Hey, hey- it’s Thursday!
Last month, I was asked by Great Sage to do a guest-post for their blog. They asked that I make a veggie-friendly seasonal meal, which I happy obliged! Check out the post here if you have a moment. The recipe is really yummy, too!
Yesterday was my day to weigh in at WW. I tried not to get my hopes up too much, but also knew that I did everything correctly this week- I did not overeat, I used my points every day (and used a few extra, as I was told to do), so in the back of my mind, I was hoping for a much better loss. I figured that a bigger loss this week would outweigh the super crappy one from last week.
And…. I lose 0.8 lbs. For a grand total of 1 lb. over 2 weeks time.
1 down, 19 to go.
Definitely frustrating- but I didn’t let it defeat me this time. A loss is a loss, I know that. But when you are doing everything that you possibly could be and not getting the results, it’s hard to stay positive.
I still maintain the attitude that I am staying the course and will not quit. I mean, seriously, what’s the alternative?
I thought about possible reasons of why I am not losing weight:
– I don’t have a whole lot to lose, so it’s coming off painfully slow
– I have increased my weight-lifting a lot in the last few weeks due to my Body Pump training and certification process
– My metabolism is so damaged (from things I’ve done) that my body just tries to hold on to fat and has a hard time letting it go
I’ll elaborate on that last one in another post… sigh.
One last thing- I really need to do my weigh-ins in the morning (which could only be on a Saturday morning with my schedule) because I probably weigh LESS at that time and, then I get it overwith and don’t have to think about it all day. This evening weigh-in stuff is a bummer.
Anyway. On to happier things! I did successfully go through my whole Body Pump routine with minimal errors yesterday and nailed the counts and choreography! I am much more confident now going into training this weekend. And when I got home from the gym last night, my wonderful husband was working on dinner. Greg’s taken on the role of cooking dinner on Wednesday nights, since I get home so late. I was impressed last weekend when he put a plan together of what he was going to make for this week’s meal. He picked up some grass fed sirloin cubes from Hedgeapple and some veggies and other supplies from the grocery store to make kebabs!
He made a delicious marinade for the beef, too, and even threw a few shrimp on one of the skewers for me.
How many people are we feeding here?? Ten? No- seriously, Greg could easily polish off the whole plate by himself- the boy can eat.
I had some roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes on the side:
Definitely a tasty dinner. I told Greg that I might have to start assigning him dinner cooking duties 2 nights a week- except that means I have to clean up afterwards on those 2 nights… not sure if I’m willing to do that…
Have a great Thursday!
Who does the cooking in your house? Do you share kitchen duties?