Current Weight: 181.6
– From Last Week – 3.4 pound gain
– From Start of Challenge – 3.8 pound gain
– From Highest Weight – 52.4 pound loss
Um, yeah. So about this weight thing… While I wasn’t perfect this week, I really can’t explain such a big gain. I did make a few bad choices and yesterday was the very worst, out of town training with food and snacks provided… Brownies, pastries, chips…
I did eat more Dove chocolates than I should have this week and I had one cheeseburger and french fries meal.
I ran once on Sunday and did yoga and weight training for the first time in forever on Monday. And apparently I overdid it in a big way because I could barely walk for three days. Delayed onset muscle soreness is just awful. My legs are finally starting to feel better today (thankfully since I have a 15k tomorrow!) but the idea of running or going back to the gym for the rest of the week was unbearable although it probably would have helped work the soreness out.
My successes this week:
- Did yoga!
- Did strength training.
- Made good choices 80% of the time with food.
- I only ate one girl scout cookie.
I still am trying to have faith in the premise that the best way to boost my metabolism and drop fat is to do real strength training. I know it won’t happen overnight but it just makes sense that if I add 10-15 pounds of muscle then I’ll burn more calories 24/7 and be able to drop the last 40 pounds.
I hate hate hate hate hate tracking calories or points. I hate measuring my food and feeling like I have to obsess about everything that goes into my mouth. I don’t want to have to go back to South Beach eating, but that is my backup plan if 90% clean eating and strength training doesn’t get me results on the scale.
What have you found success with for permanent weight loss that doesn’t require weighing/measuring/tracking food? Has anyone given strength training a try for weight loss?