Weight loss progress: When reality hits – right in the face!

The last few weeks has had its ups and downs, and I’ve been neglecting my blog because I was too embarassed of my progress.

When I stepped on the weight to see week 5’s progress, I was so sad and demotivated that I couldn’t get myself to register my weight or even write a progress post. The weight showed that I had gained 1,4 kg. in that week, and it was devastating to see that the progress from the week before was for nothing – or at least it felt like that!

Then when I reached week 6’s weigh-in, I was discouraged and scared to step on the scale. I did it anyway, but the result wasn’t positive. The weight was at a stand still, and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why. Since my week 4 weigh-in, I have maintained my healthy eating habits (I can call them habits now, yes?), but haven’t been keeping up with the daily dance program.

I know that losing weight isn’t always gonna be easy, and there’s no guarantee to lose weight every single week, but experiencing a weight gain myself just hit me a lot harder than expected. But no matter what the number on the scale shows week after week, it isn’t gonna discourage me to hang in there. In the past I would have most likely have felt so defeated that I’d fall right back into my old eating habits – head first into a pile of cake, candy and other delicious (but so unhealthy) sugary treats. So I’m very proud of myself for sticking to my plan this time around.

I did a weight check this morning, and I’m happy to say that I’m back on track! I’ve lost 1,9 kg. since my “weight scare”, and 0,5 kg. since my last official progress post. This means I’ve lost 4,3 kg. in total, which just gets me that much closer to my first goal. So for the next time when reality hits me, I will get right back up!

So what else has happened since last progress post?

A few weeks back I wrote about signing up for a Color Run, and I’m definitely gonna do it! It would be awesome to be able to run the entire distance, but it’s probably a bit too optimistic. Either way I’ve decided to start training for it with the help of an awesome app called Zombies, Run! 5k. The goal of the app is to be able to run 5k in 8 weeks with 3 workouts per week, starting pretty much from scratch. You can get the app for iOS here and for Android here.

My friend and I started our 5k training on monday, where the first workout was just a little introduction to the concept of the app. So on our first day we mainly walked, but threw in a few 10-20 second runs when we had the energy.
Yesterday I went on the first actual workout with the app, which contained 10 minutes walk in a good pace, 10 repeats of “1 minute walk, 15 seconds slow run” and 10 minute freestyle (walk/run/whatever).

All in all, I’m still a bit comprehensive about running at this stage, because I’m not sure it’s healthy when I’m carrying around so much extra weight. But for now I follow the program to the best of my ability and listen to carefully to my body, so I don’t harm myself. To be honest, my lower back is killing me today, but I’m not sure if it’s because I was running or if I just slept wrong.

Weekly goals

I haven’t even looked at the past post’s goals, but let’s take a look and see what’s going on.

  • Take “before” pictures (I’m so gonna regret it if I don’t do it)   Took from front, but need from more angles
  • Measure my entire body (waist, hip, arms, etc.)   Still haven’t gotten around to doing this
  • Lose that 16.69 lbs 7,8 6,2 5,7 kg. so I can book my next holiday!!   Still working on it! 5,7 kg. to go
  • Add measurements to the progression chart   Making the chart right after this post!
  • Increase my daily dance excercise from 30 minutes to 45 minutes   No dancing at the moment – running instead!

Adding a few new thing to the list:

  • Stay on track with the running program, doing 3 workouts a week!

 

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