Monday, February 20, 2012
# 3 Official Weigh In
Since the last check in (two weeks ago) I've lost another 2 pounds, and gained another .5% in hydration. This brings the total to: 11.2 pounds lost, 3.5% fat gone, and 4.9% increase in hydration.
It's great news for someone who has literally been unable to drop weight for the last five (or more) years, but it's still a bit disappointing. Almost every testimonial I read, or friend who had tried it, or FB comment I saw on GP, everyone was saying how they lost 15, 21, or even more in the first three weeks. I've been going strong, rarely cheating, and drinking a gallon of water a day, and I'm stuck with only 11 lbs lost SIX weeks into it?! Ugh.
It's a good thing I've seen other positive changes (like my eyesight getting better, low blood pressure, more energy), or I might be tempted to just give it up. Hopefully in another few weeks my body will get the hint and start letting go of the extra fat. I hope.
Two weeks ago I cut down (but didn't entirely throw it out) on cheese and dairy, since I read that some people won't lose any fat while consuming dairy. I also cut down on the amount of nuts I was eating. And I threw in a few days (about once or twice a week) of Intermittent Fasting.
Doesn't seem to have helped much.
Today I started my first of 18 sessions with a personal trainer at our local gym. After four long pregnancies, one horrible c-section, and constant holding of babies, I have no core strength or tone, so I think the resistance training will help a little. I already told the trainer I'm not out to look like Miss America, and that I don't want to train hard--just to do what Mark Sisson recommends. And maybe now that I have a gym close to the kids' school, I can fit in 45 minutes of steady paced walking.
If this doesn't help then I don't know what will.
This lifestyle is still worth doing because of the many other benefits, but geesh it stinks to think it will be an entire year before I can meet my goal.
In other news, Veronica seems to have finally (praise the Lord!) snapped out of her little mood of hating all food because she can't have grains. And she loved the Cowboy Cookies, which was shocking since she's so picky. Maybe we're on a upswing :)