Friday, October 26, 2007

Little sad ...

This morning was weigh in day for D-I-E-T &  ThinChicks ... I lost a poud. I know I should be complelty happy with that but the fact is ... I really bumped my workouts up this week. I kept my calories as low as I felt safely going. Here's how my week looked cardio wise. Some days are blank ... it's just because I forgot to log them in on that day so I logged them in on the next day.

Walk 15 min/mile 18 130
Dancing: Slow, Waltz, Foxtrot 30 144
  Dancing: Slow, Waltz, Foxtrot 35 168
  Walk 15 min/mile 45 324
Walk 17 min/mile 17 109
  Aerobics: Step: Low Impact 30 336
Aerobics: Step: Low Impact 30 336
  Treadmill - 15 min/mile 20 144
  Aerobics: Step: High Impact 28 448
253 2139

I've complete a very high impact step routine but that's not all I'll be doing today. I'll be getting in a 10 min abdominal session ... I have a challenge move for my hamstrings for ThinChicks ... & since hubby is off for the day I may get on the treadmill for a while or break out my 4 mile walk/jog video. It comes out to about a 12-13 min mile. It's by Leslie Sansone.

I know some of you are BIG weigh losers each week ... how do you lose more than one pound each week? I know Christina doesn't take in as many calories as I do but I know from past experience that going to low to lose weight doesn't make it a permanent weight loss. I was once 234 pounds ... I refused to take in more than 1000 calories a day & I worked out almost non stop everyday. I lost 50 pounds in about 3 months ... then another 30 in about 3 months. The problem was once I made it to 150 I didn't want to lose anything more cause I was comfortable at that weight. I kept exercising about 3 hours a day took in 1200-1500 calories a day & inside of a month I shot back up to 170 ... then 180 in another month. I dropped my calories back down to 1000 calories a day & worked out no less than 3 hours a day. I maintained this weight for 2 years but I was ALWAYS starving!!! A week after I stopped teaching aerobics ... I gained 5 pounds ... in 3 months time I had gone from 150 to 180 ... now here I am at 196. It's all I can do to keep gaining anything more.

I NEED HELP ... I feel like I'm swimming in buckets of fat with no way of pulling myself out. Part of me is hoping I have a thyroid problem so I can get on something to help me take this off but the other part of me doesn't want to have this problem. I just want the weight off of me & I don't want to have to starve myself to do it.


  1. Emmi, I counted calories when I first lost weight with cody.  I limited myself to 1000 calories a day and 10 grams of fat a day.  I wrote down everything I put in my mouth and if my calories were used up for the day, I went to bed so I wouldn't eat any more!!  And I lost 30 pounds in 3 months.  There is no way I could do it again, and I wouldn't even want to.  It was too strict and too boring!!  I don't count calories now.  I am just aware of what I am eating and don't go overboard on the amount.  I have what I call "safe"  foods, and then there are the "bad" foods.  You can pretty much guess what each group holds!  I was thinking yesterday of what is going to happen when I do reach my goal weight.  How am I going to maintain it?  I don't want my whole day wrapped up in worrying about how much I've eaten today, or how much more do I need to exercise today.  I think you are doing great, and I wonder if maybe you've just hit a plateau and need to get thru it to the other side and then you will see the weight drop off.  Just keep it up.  

  2. Awww Emmi you are doing great, keep it up, Hugs Lisa

  3. Oh Emmi... I really do feel for you.  I know what works for me won't work for others.  3 hours a day of exercise is just not right.  You shouldn't be doing more than a hour a day and you need 1 or 2 days a week off to rest your body.  I am puzzled by the food.  I am going to pay more attention to what you are eating to see if I can find something.  Don't give up. I won't give up on you either.  Thats a promise!!