Join us for the Fall 2016 Low Carb Challenge!
Happy Monday! 🙂 We’re kicking off the 8th week of the challenge, and it’s time for the 7 Week Weigh-In.
If you’re participating in the Challenge Facebook Group, use that link to post your weigh-in. Otherwise you can leave a comment here on this post.
We talked about doing a FUN group Exercise Mini Challenge to GET MOVING, so stay tuned for the details. We’ll kick that off this week! 🙂
I weighed in at 139.2 pounds this morning. I was 139.8 last Monday, and 139.4 all week long. I’m pleased with a little over half a pound lost this week!
I’m more interested in toning and gaining muscle at this point (and at this weight) anyway – which is why the Exercise Challenge will be ideal!
There’s a lot of talk about slow weight loss in our groups. I decided to look back over the past year this morning to get a bigger picture, given I’m a slow loser.
One year ago today I weighed 156 pounds…
I am 16.8 pounds lighter now (at 139.2 pounds). I got up to 160 pounds in November, down to 149.8 at the end of January, I bounced around in the 150’s for 2 months, then got and stayed in the 140’s starting at the end of April.
April is when I got really serious and super consistent – and it has taken me these last FiVE FULL months to lose about 10 pounds. Talk about slow! (lol) I’ve also gained muscle during that same time though too, of course.
Am I happy with that? Yes!
Could I have done it faster? YES!
I’m pleased with where I am NOW though…
I’m two full sizes smaller than I was this week last year, and in MUCH better shape than I was then. That’s not all though… I also FINALLY overcame my emotional eating and binge-eating issues, which is the REAL win (for me).
It helps to look at the bigger picture, and the journey as a whole.
I started 5 1/2 years ago and went through A LOT of struggles along the way, including: hormone therapy, unexpected surgery, several losses and tough periods of grief, etc. I’ve lost 60 pounds total.
But in all that time and in all those pounds lost, the last year and the last 16 pounds have been the most rewarding and the biggest success in terms of REALLY changing my lifestyle.
I’m healthier, happier and stronger than I’ve ever been! 🙂
Remember that it’s okay if you’re not losing weight as fast as you would like, because you aren’t just losing weight.
You’re changing your entire lifestyle and becoming a whole new version of yourself: the happiest, healthiest version of YOU!
It’s a process, and the process itself will change you in so many ways… that cannot be measured in pounds alone.
Our bodies seem to have a mind of their own sometimes, and we all have our own weight loss trends & patterns to figure out.
On that note, read this: Mysterious Weight Gain & Stalls if you aren’t sure why your weight loss seems to be at a hold, or you’re not losing weight as fast as you feel you should be. There’s a lot of helpful information in that post! 🙂
How are things going for you?
It’s day 50 and we’re kicking off the 8th week of the challenge. How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles?
I would love to hear your results so far…
Don’t forget to weigh-in, here or in the Challenge Group.
If you’re losing slow, at a stall, or frustrated in any way with your weight loss… read this first – then leave a comment below and let me know how I can help. 🙂
p.s. I made low carb Honey Almond Biscuits yesterday that were really good, and super low in carbs. I’ll share the recipe with you in the next post, so stay tuned! 🙂
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