Weight Loss Wednesday: Week 4

2/01/2012 08:30:00 AM Ashley 0 Comments

Last night was my weigh in for week 4. It's been a whole month since I started with this newest plan.

I can't say that I am happy with the weight loss I am seeing...or better yet, not seeing. But that's why I gave myself other things to look at such as NSVs and measurements. And I can tell you that if I didn't have those things, I'd be super bummed right now.

While I can say that I am working out, I can't even come close to saying that I'm eating as well as I should be. While I am eating and snacking less, I'm still not eating as well as I could be. I have to blame a lot of that on just plain laziness and oncoming stress. We're moving very soon and my stress load is slowly growing because of it. I am a stress eater. And the stress is only going to be growing for the next 3 months as we working on packing, moving and unpacking. If you can't tell I am not a fan of packing/moving.

At this point I need to work on coming up with some NSVs that involve moving. In hopes of that giving the little push I need. I'm also going to have to have some "blackout days" where I just won't/can't stress about what I am eating, as long as it's in moderation. Because sometimes it's not possible to not eat fast food when you're driving across the country with your belongings and a dog.

Now onto the better news.

Even though I have only lost about 2 pounds, which occurred last week, I can say that I didn't put on any major weight (I had a fluctuation of .3 lbs for the week). But even though those numbers aren't moving...my measurement numbers are! I have lost anywhere from .5 to 1.0 inches on almost all of my measurements (I have only seen a .25 inch reduction on my calves and no movement on my upper arms, but I am doing a lot of arm and leg workouts).

I am also working out far more frequently and finding what does and does not work for me. I have a good gym routine (row machine, running, stationary bike and weights) and at home I am using Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack. I'm hoping that once my knees start feeling a bit stronger that I can get back into using the 30 Day Shred.

The last thing I want to show you is my week 1 stats compared to my week 4 stats. I have no reason not to show these to you, as so many of you are in the same boat as me and if something I am doing helps you, then it's well worth it!

Week 1

Weight: 187.6 lbs

Bust: 42"
Upper Arm: 13"
Waist: 35"
Hips: 45.5"
Thighs: 27"
Calves: 15.25"

Week 4

Weight: 186.1

Bust: 41"
Upper arms: 13"
Waist: 34"
Hips: 45"
Thighs: 26.5"
Calves: 15"

What are some things that drive you to keep going? Have you had any hiccups in losing weight? What are you doing to fix them?