"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weigh-In ... Hot 100 Update #4

Today's weight: 182 . 0
Loss/Gain: - 3 . 5 lbs

I haven't seen this number on the scale since before we moved, so I'm just a little excited about it. :)

This week has been a trial of sorts for me. As I mentioned earlier in the week I've changed my workouts to walking instead of more intense workouts at the gym - spin class/elliptical etc. I know I am capable of doing more intense exercise, but it seems to mess with me with regards to my body retaining water, gaining muscle and so not seeing weight loss and I think I'm even a little more hungry due to the exertion.

Don't get me wrong, I know I feel great when I workout hard and see the toning in my body. I also know plenty of people lose weight while doing more intense exercise, but I want to see that scale go down and it's been vexing that it hasn't moved. So, I decided to cut back a little on the intensity of exercise and focus more on my food.

One week of good loss isn't proof that doing this is necessarily better, but for now it's good for me. I'm telling you...my stress level has been way down since I'm not worried about water retention and whether or not to take step class on Thursday because I'll retain water and the scale won't be down on Friday, yada yada. And I think I'm noticing that it's a little easier to not overeat because I'm not as hungry throughout the day.

This is definitely a trial period for me and if I can see weight loss while sticking with walking, then that's what I'll continue to do. I think I might add something for my upper body strength, like some toning with hand weights and maybe planks for core strength.

I also still want to run someday and do definitely see myself getting more into that, but I'm thinking it might be better to work on being a runner after I've lost a little more weight. We'll see ...

In the meantime, I've had a great week, possibly the best week in my healthiness journey since we moved, and I happily share with you my Hot 100 Update for this week:

4 . 5 down
15 . 5 to go

Have a great weekend and please be safe if you're taking part in Halloween activities this weekend!


  1. Hooray for you Leah! Keep on, keepin' on!


  2. Wow, Leah, this is fantastic! Very inspiring to read - BOOYAH! I hope you are going to have a GREAT week - I can tell you are one COOKING Hottie!

  3. Leah, you had an AWESOME week! Congratulations to you!!

    I am with you, there are times when I just need to see the scale go down. I might know that everything is fine, but if the scale doesn't move, it gets discouraging.

    Keep it up, you are doing FANTASTIC!

  4. Trying new things & changing things up is a good thing. Food, as we all know, is at least 75% of the equation so that should help. Although I love the weights, I do intense weights & cardio so... course I am older & slower these days! ;-) But weights will help once you are ready to add more of them back in - don't eliminate completely cause so important for bone health! :-)


  5. Yay Leah! That is a great loss this week. You will be in the 170's soon!