4.14.2011

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 2

Weight Loss Challenge

Okay, so this week for exercise I have been doing the C25K program and a Walk/Kick at home video which consists of aerobic walking and beginning kickboxing.

I have modified my diet to 1200 calories a day. And since starting the challenge, I actually haven't even hit my 1200. My fitness pal tells me each day I'm going to go into starvation mode. I guess I need to eat dessert more often? I'm not starving myself. I get full at each meal, so I don't know.

Anyway, the final outcome is......

I lost 0.5 pounds. Only half a pound.

I was a bit disappointed when I got on the scale this morning. I expected more. I am an over-achiever, but still.. I guess I'll just shoot for more next week! :)

18 comments:

BlessedMama said...

I am right there with you, not much progress going on but at least it is SOMETHING! Keep it up :)

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

How do you like C25k? I think I'm going to start doing that for my morning workouts... One trick that really worked for me was to drink a butt load of water!! Happy Friday Eve friend! :)

tara said...

you're doing so good!! i keep getting told that i'm starving too. um, duh. i'm starving because i used to eat cheeseburgers and french fries all the time but now i count calories of everything i eat!!! blaaaaahhh.

Lola! said...

Your doing great! Just make sure to eat plenty of fruits and veggies! 1200 is the lowest recommendation for calorie intake. go to calories per hour.com and they have a calorie calculator that you can use to put in your exercise and it will do it based on your age height and weight. then you can really get an idea of your intake and output. Did you like my Coach Like page on Facebook. I posted an article about why some see an increase on the scale and why you may not see a decrease right away! It is some very helpful stuff!

Keep your head up! You have a great support system!!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

You really do need to eat all of the calories to lose! :)

Salads with a meal, a banana for snack.. stuff like that is good!

Meg O. said...

You go, girl! And I agree, you need to use up your calories. Like I'm one to talk right now with how I've been eating lately, so I'm going to practice what I preach!! lol. 0.5 lbs is good and it's definitely something! You working out more probably has something to do with it. I always have results like that when I get to working out hard core. You go, girl!!

Megan said...

1200 is definitely as low as you should go. Try not to do under that...it's not healthy!! Don't get discouraged. Just keep up the great work!!

Amber said...

Keep up the great work! You will have your ups and downs but you WILL do it!! Then once you do, I will pick your brain for tips once I'm in your shoes :) YOU ROCK!

Rachel McPhillips said...

Make sure you are drinking enough water and fruits and veggies- it always makes a difference if I am eating all the good stuff instead of just smaller portions of the bad stuff. Keep up the good work!

Nicole said...

That is disheartening but remember muscle weighs more than fat so if you are toning up, you are doing great!

Heather said...

I've had trouble actually hitting 1200 lately too! I understand.

.5 lbs is great! You're making progress and that's awesome.

Suze said...

Way to go girl for losing the .5 lb , its better than nothing :) you'll do better, keep at it! have a great weekend !

Elizabeth said...

You go girl! You can do it! I will be counting my calories too! :-)

Ashleigh said...

girl, you better eat at least 1200 cals or your body will go into starvation mode and store everything you eat as fat! ah! i am doing Weight Watchers and I LOVE IT. I lost 2 lbs the first week and looking like this week will be another 2. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

Neely said...

You can do it girl! Lets go to whole foods for dinner next time :)

Greer's Gossip said...

Half a pound is better than nothing! Congrats girl and keep up the good work!

Meghan said...

Wow! Impressive, girl! Keep it up - I bet you'll see results soon!

Linzy said...

Amber, SO PROUD OF YOU FOR WORKING OUT! Take it from me (someone who has worked hard for a year to lose weight) it is HARD work.... it never gets easier, and sometimes it is SLOW AS MOLASSES! But losing a half a pound is MUCH better than gaining a half a pound!Keep up the good work!

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