Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Weigh in for SH4FC

I'm up a pound this week. Not really surprised. I've eaten pretty well and did quite a bit of strength stuff, but slacked off on the cardio. I don't think that one sleeve of Ritz was responsible for a whole pound. ;-)

One more week on the challenge. I'll make the most of it.

Wow, I missed my Blogiversary. I started this blog on May 8th, 2007, so I've been at it for 2 years. I started getting healthier a couple years before that, but my weight loss was very slow. Definitely established healthier habits, though and that's the most important part.

Oh, and for my CD giveaway, I'm obviously a novice. I should have specified that it was for U.S. residents only. APO and FPO addresses are OK for military who are overseas. Sorry about that. I just didn't think about it. :-(

Read some good articles on Bonnie's site.
Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals quote "Unfortunately, research shows that unrealistic expectations boost the risk of dropping out of a weight loss program. And though at least one study has found that dieters may temporarily eat less if their expectations are too high, that under eating may be replaced by overeating at the very next temptation.
Overall, experts concur, unrealistic weight loss objectives are not productive, and can trigger failure. The best way to go: smaller, realistic goals, says Janet Polivy, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada."

The Weigh to Better Health - quote "To retain the health benefits, keeping the weight off is most important. It's best to lose weight slowly - no more than 2 pounds a week - and make permanent lifestyle changes, including regular exercise and a healthy diet.".

Very good info in both articles. Be sure to go read the whole articles!

8 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

A pound is just a pound.

Just get back on track again.

Patty said...

Well, I definitely have the slow weight loss thing down pat. :-) As a matter of fact, I am an over-achiever on this one!

You had a bit of a stressful week or so (understatement, right?), but you seem to bounce back just fine and have a delightful attitude! That pound with be a faint memory by this time next week.

Lisa said...

I've gained weight this week too... TOM didn't help there, but I've slacked on cardio this last week or two also. I have done pretty good with my ab training but need to do a bit more with the arms and legs too... Keep up the great work...

As for your comment on DWTS... I was rooting for Melissa...but then, I had just saw her get her heart ripped out by the man who supposedly fell in love with her on the Bachelor too. Though, I thought it was a VERY tough decision this season. So many of them were excellent dancers. I have always liked Shawn Johnson as a gymnist though... and you are right Gilles is HOT HOT HOT! And he was an awesome dancer. I have to agree, he definately comes into character well...

4meandmy2boys said...

We are getting better! THANKS :)
I'm shooting for a weight loss this week!!! Here's to a weight loss to report next Tuesday!!!! See ya at the scale!!! :D

justjuliebean said...

I find that if I try to rush things, or set my goals (and I use that word very loosely) too unrealistically, it always backfires. The way I'm doing now, I'm settling into a lifestyle and way of eating that I can live with forever, a kind of intuitive eating. I push it occasionally, though usually with exercise, because I'm wired kinda hyper anyway. It's a slow weight loss, usually not even a pound a week, but the scale only goes down, never up. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!

My 3 Month Challenge said...

Thanks for the sharing the information!!! It's always good to get reinforcements that what we're doing is healthy and right :> :>

Heather said...

happy 2 yr anniversary of becoming healthy! dont worry about that pound. its hard to see, but it will go away.

SeaShore said...

Happy blogiversary!