So I meant to post this last week, actually the week before but obviously I didn’t! My hubby is away and I have a little free time before bed tonight so I thought I’d post.
I have been pretty disappointed with myself bc I have slacked off a lot. Part of my problem is that I KNOW I can recover, so I feel like IF I gain 10#, i will just get serious and get it back off, which is a SUPER DANGEROUS way to think!!!!
Today I decided to do a 5DPT. I have been wanting to do it for a long time but I keep finding reasons I can’t (well, we are going out to eat for mother’s day So I have to wait until after that, oh I will be at the conference all week and I can’t do it then, so I might as well wait until later, etc)
this morning I went into work super early (I clocked in at 5:45) so i was ok not eating bfast (which is really only greek yogurt w/ nuts in it) I had a shake at 7, then some broth at 10. In between I was also sitting hot tea. I had forgotten how many food ads there are out there...on the internet on tv etc.ugh. However, I did this liquid diet for 4 straight weeks when I had my surgery so I know I can do this. I made it all day long fine until I got home and noticed my freezer was not working (ugh!) and I had to empty it and I started cooking meatballs in the crockpot and I was surrounded by food. HOWEVER, I stuck to my liquid diet for today knowing that i would feel SO defeated if I caved and I am so proud of me now!
I have gained back 5# over the past few months and I want that gone! The funny thing is when you are smaller, 5# makes it huge difference. My muffin top came back with only 5#, but when I was huge, I could pack on 5# over the weekend and not notice! Not sure if that is good or bad, but I am not pleased with the way my size 10s feel snugger than they used to. I am hoping this 5DPT will get be back to reality and back to success.
I did a 3 month program w/ a small gym at work. I worked out w a trainer 3-4 times a week (though I went away 3 of the 12 wks). I finished last week and they remeasured. I didn’t lose any weight, BUT I lost 7# of fat and replaced it with 7# of pure MUSCLE (they use an ultrasound Doppler to measure the fat/muscle in my thigh, the back of my arms and my abs (above my hip bone) so it was pretty accurate when compared to what it was 12 wks ago! So I felt accomplished!!! I still walk 5 miles every day (though today I didn’t, bc I didn’t take lunch and I walk 3 mi every night w/ my husband and he is away) I do walk w/o him if he is gone BUT I spent all evening clearing the freezer out.
I could never graduate to maintenance bc I am not satisfied w/ where i landed, so I am still a work in progress (though honestly I am SO much better off than I was and this is less than I thought I COULD ever weigh, so I would be ok if I stayed here forever)
I don’t have any current pics of me but will post one soon.