New Year… New Me: Beyond Weeks 87, 88 and 89.


December was a total lost cause and I ended up (mostly water weight to be sure, but still not happy with it) almost 20 pounds from my last “official” weekly weigh-in. But I am not giving up and now that the New Year is here, I’m going to get back on track. I do not ever want to be as overweight as I was before.

I am still aiming for a 1200 calorie per week goal, but since my current TDEE is around 2200 calories there is definitely a little wiggle room there as well. So, especially on the days where I exercise, I might eat a little more, which is ok (as long as it’s not junk). I still have my small group training once a week and for Christmas I bought myself a TRX system to use here at the house.

Have I mentioned how awesome TRX is? Well, it totally is. Everyone should do it!! (seriously – all skill levels and body types – it’s freaking amazing!!)

And if you aren’t in a place where you can do a particular exercise, there are plenty of ways to modify (such as changing how far you lean back – farther is harder so less of an angle makes it easier) so it really does work for almost anyone. Also, even though it may not look like you are doing much, depending on the modifications, it can be as intense or low-impact as you need it to be.

Anyway, when 2018 started I weighed around 285, so overall I am still down almost 30 pounds for the year (currently I’m at 258), so that is something positive. I still have a long way to go (and in truth, this is a life-long journey, make no mistake about it), but I will get there.

Hope everyone has a wonderful and prosperous New Year!! Like they say… aim for the moon, and even if you miss you’ll still land among the stars!! We got this!!

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Weekly Weigh-In: Week 42


Week 42 Current Weight: 278

Pounds Lost This Week: 1

Total Weight Lost: 112 pounds

Still a bit frustrated. I worked my ass off this week and only lost 1 pound. Like – no full on cheat days, ate at my calorie goal most days, only had a couple days where I was over by 100-200 calories, but that should have been more than cushioned by the extra workouts. So…. 1 freaking pound really just pisses me off. This is why I quit going to the gym last time, because I quit losing weight. I mean, in theory, I’m gaining muscle, so I’m going to stick it out for the duration of the challenge and see if I start dropping again. But it’s really hard to stick to something that’s supposed to be making you healthier when it doesn’t seem to be making a positive difference.

On the plus side, I really like doing TRX, and doing the routines isn’t totally killing me anymore. So that’s something.