Friday, August 3, 2012
Week 5: Struggling
I am still at a 10 pound loss....no more....maybe less, but I won't know for sure for another week. I am so frustrated. I am working HARD!!! 2-3 hours each day I workout. Not some light workout....hard work! I am running bleachers, walk/running on treadmill, increasing the intesity when walking on treadmill by moving the incline up every 3 minutes. I am lifting weights, doing crunches, push ups and a whole bunch of other things. I use the workout listed in the Biggest Loser book. I am biking 9 miles in 30 minutes on my indoor bike, I am taking my kids (weight totals 200 pounds) for wagon rides where I tie a belt around my waist and attatch it to the wagon and I pull them for 2 miles. I am sweating like crazy...dripping sweat! I am watching what I eat. I am FRUSTRATED!!!! I am not losing and today when I got on the scale I was 2 pounds up.
So these are the changes I am making....
1. Way more water. My goal is to drink four 62 ounces cups a day.
2. Watch the calories in even more carefully.
3. More sleep....I know I need more.
4. Stick with my other goals.
If this doesn't work I am not sure what is left to try. I know the weight loss hasn't stopped because of lack of exercise....I know I am doing enough and a high intensity. I want to break out of the 220's so bad!!!!
I am trying to hang on and not give up....but today I feel like I am waivering a little. I have changed my weigh-in day to Friday's. Hoping this will give me better motivation for the weekend. Weekend is the hardest for me.
I know this blog is hardly read by anyone....but if you happen across it and have been through this please send me words of encouragement! I feel like I am on the verge of giving up.
I an under some stress right now...not sure if that is what has made this difficult or not. I have a friend who has been having some mental health issues and so I have been helping her with her daughter while she gets better. I have had a few other things going on causing some stress and irritation. I feel like I need a great big cry and I will feel better. lol :) I am going to see the new batman movie this weekend...that should help. ;)