Monday, April 16, 2012

RFSC Week 3 update/Week 4 Goals

Weight Loss:  .8 lb goal - SUCCESS!  (1.4lb lost)
My weigh ins are Tuesday mornings, so by the time I'm posting my RFSC weekly update, my weigh in is 5 days past.  But I want to include my stats in my updates, so here goes:
I lost 1.4 lbs, and was down to 145.0 on Tuesday!  PSYCH!!!!  

NSV:  More water & Sleep.  HALF SUCCESS
I've been making a point to drink more water each day, but I'm still up all wacky hours at night.  My daughter's been on Spring Break though, and school resumes tomorrow - so that should be changing.  

Nutrition:  Stay on track during a social gathering w/ lots of food/drinks.  SUCCESS!
Saturday's cocktail party would have been a much more indulgent event if not for my mental prep ahead of time.  I didn't overeat, but I also allowed myself to enjoy the food there without any guilt.  This is going to be life - I'm going to enjoy food at social gatherings, so my goal was to do that without going overboard.  I'm REALLY happy with how I did, and I am digging feeling so confident and in control about it.  Just the fact that numerous brie and raspberry phyllo hors d'oeuvres were in my presence that did NOT end up in belly - that is a huge deal.  They are sooooooo goooooooood.  (the three I did eat were VERY satisfying!)

Fitness:  Bring it outside and vary my workouts more.  12 push ups.  HALF SUCCESS.
Started tennis.  Will continue this outdoor/mix-it-up goal in the coming weeks, more and more.  
Push ups - did 10 last time I tried.  Did 8 more in a 2nd set, but there was a stretching-pause in between, and I want to complete 12 in a row before calling it a success and increasing my goal.

GROUP GOAL:  Visit other blogs - HALF SUCCESS
I visited quite a few and left comments on most of them, but no time to read them all, and I didn't want to post generic well wishes without bothering to read at least the latest post in full.  I do have a few favorite blogs by now, and they're quite varied in theme and style.  Some of my favorite bloggers are very motivational with their challenging workout details and healthy eating plans  (Annie the Shrinking Chick, Plum Petals...).  With others, I connect with how they feel about eating.  (So many of you I can't name y'all.)  I love Maren's blog pics of her hikes, and her always positive outlook.
Pink Elephant's pics and ideas (like her awesome journal w/ stats and stickers) are motivational and give me ideas I want to implement in my own journey.  Crazy (kind of) Fat's blog is hilarious and fun to read - but twice this week her posts about yummy foods left me craving those foods.  (After her bagel-love post, I got bagels stuck in my mind and had a huge one for lunch the next day, and debated having a 2nd the next morning.  Her latest post w/ the amazing pic of the pizza pie - yeah, well...I know what I'll be debating for lunch tomorrow.  I just hope she doesn't post a cheesecake pic.)
Raeesa's blog and feedback on my posts have been incredibly motivational for me too - maybe in large part because we're on the same track - similar goals, similar outlooks, and I think we want to lose the same amount of weight.  Plus, she's at MyFitPal also, and it's helpful seeing her daily updates (always good ones!) on my homepage there.  (Thanks, Raeesa!)

Thank you to everyone who's taken the time to read or post on my blog.  I check in on everyone in my bloglist as the newsfeed shows new posts.  I just don't always have time to post, but I'm pulling for all of you and appreciate all the honesty, bluntness and optimism being shared!

My goals for Week 4:

Weight loss:  .8 lb
Fitness:  12 push ups, 6 challenging workouts (including a hike/mtn climb), and start adding weighted butt crunches to my workouts.
Nutrition:  If my Tuesday weigh-in shows another loss, this will illustrate to me that I lose more on weeks when I have both low calorie intake days, and 2 or even 3 high calorie intake days - as opposed to keeping every day right around my "daily goal".  If this is the case, I'll start thinking more along the lines of my weekly calorie intake, and not bother with ANY negative feelings on the days I eat a thousand of more cal's over my daily goal, the the days I barely meet my goal and am wondering if I should workout for fear of ending up too low for the day.
NSV:  Water & Sleep - get the water up to 6 glasses a day each day.  Bed before midnight.
(I'm typing this at 3:18am.)

MOTIVATION PIC:  A no-cellulite butt.  My summer goal.


  1. Way to go girl! It looks like you are really on track and kicking ass, keep going!!!

  2. well done on your loss, keep plugging away :) Have a good week x

  3. Nice loss.Glad to see that you aspire to be outdoors for exercise and workouts. Great, too, that you allowed yourself a little tasty food and drink at the party. This is your life and those events are part of it too. I have had to learn to gently partake and enjoy every bite and sip. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

  4. congrats!!! great weigh in!!! good job with planning ahead and sticking to your resolve at the cocktail party. NOT easy. i dont think i have ever tried those brie phylo apps, but wow.... yum. it's great that all your hard work is paying off. you are such a motivator and an inspiration. it's so much harder to lose the closer you get to goal and you are showing us all that it CAN be done. thanks for mentioning my pics and ideas :-) you're the best!

  5. Good weigh in and goals. On to week 4. Good luck. :)

  6. A 1.4 lb loss is AWESOME! You worked really hard this past week, and your efforts paid off. Thanks for the shout out :) (You're in my "Inspired" post too!)
    Keep up the amazing work for week 4!

  7. YAY!!! Awesome weigh-in for the week! I hear the 130's knocking!

    As for the push-ups, to help build up your strength, once you reach your max on your toes, drop to your knees and continue the set. This should help you tons. Let me know if you give it a try!

    1. That's what I have been doing, Annie. :) Usually I'm trying to keep up w/ a workout DVD, and they don't stop after 8. It's weird though that I can keep up without a problem on my knees, but have to quit so easily on my toes. There's such a HUGE difference in the amount of strength required.

  8. We're near the same weight, but you're way ahead of me in the area of fitness. I need to get moving! I'm enjoying your posts.

  9. YES!!! I'm loving the motivation I'm feeling off you right now! Let's see it pay off this week!

  10. Wow! Looks like you had a great week! I hope it continues this week! Good luck!

  11. Congratulations on a stellar week, you are doing so well!! Thanks for the mention, I feel like you are such a great support with your comments, I really cherish that!

  12. Great job last week! I hope that you're sticking to all of your goals this week, especially drinking your water and getting enough sleep. Hydration is so's one of the few habits that I've managed to ingrain in my head. Sleep though, that's a big one that I still struggle with. There are just so many things to get done in such a short amount of waking time! Good luck with your weigh in (well--maybe it already happened? I'm not sure, a little confused)