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Lady Luck Loses: Weigh in Week 2

Updated on June 9, 2008

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It's week 2 and here's how I did

So, last week I went public with my weight loss mission.

I outlined some goals, and put forth my plan of action, and now I am here to report what really went down this week.

I have decided not to list out everything I ate everyday, because that would be ridiculous. BUT if you really want to know what I am eating, feel free to e-mail me with questions.

So this past week, I got started off on the wrong foot...or...errrr...more like my ass. I didn't go to the gym Monday or Tuesday because I was consumed with some type of crisis I was having and I was feeling pretty depressed and overwhelmed.

On Monday and Tuesday I also went out for Pad Thai TWICE, and felt AWFUL after eating it (this inspired a blog...which I linked to at the end of the article). I also logged my calories in at the end of the day and went WAY over what I originally intended to be eating, because I wasn't keeping track of it throughout the day.

So I woke up on Wed. feeling like complete shit and like a huge failure, and then it occurred to me that I promised to report back here on hubpages, and I knew I would have to talk about my two-day slip up, and I wasn't about to make it three days on top of the mess I had gotten myself into.

Instead of saying " screw it" I already messed up a good part of the week, I decided I had to get on track ASAP.

So I re-evaluated my goals so they weren't overwhelming. I re-assessed my calorie goals first, and decided that rather than coming up with my own number, I would let the daily plate tell me how many calories I needed to eat each day to lose weight.

I also revised my workout goals. Instead of leaping into six days at the gym, I went four.

On those four days I:

  • Did the elliptical for 35 minutes and burned 450 calories
  • Used the weight machines to lift for 30 minutes all four days

I didn't expect to see any results...

But I weighed myself anyway and I am happy to report -1.5 pounds.

( FYI- I stated last week that I refuse to disclose my starting weight until I reach my goals).

I wasn't expecting the scale to budge, and since I am more focused losing sizes, rather than pounds, I invested in a tape measure.

AND I AM happy to give you my measurements (taken 2 minutes ago):

  • Chest: 48
  • Waist: 43
  • Hips: 50

I'm ready to lose some more inches so my goals for this week:

  • Trimming off 100 cals from my daily plate everyday
  • Adding in crunches on workout days
  • Upping the time on the elliptical to 40 mins instead of 35

See you for my weigh in next week!

OH, PS: I hope you paid really good attention to my Lady luck loses article (WEEK 1) because I have a surprise announcement coming by the end of this week.


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      don 6 years ago

      Lady Luck, I miss u :

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      Internet MLM Now 9 years ago from Oklahoma

      Oh my - did you HAVE to put that picture of pad thai in your blog... :) I have a friend who is a retired missionary based in Thailand. She has scoped out the Thai Restaurants in my city and only one meets her fancy. I've been meaning to try it for weeks and this hub does it. This week, I'm heading over there! Great hub!

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Yay lady luck! Go go go! Wishing you joy today and the day after next and the next and the next.... :)

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      Barbara Silva 9 years ago

      Getting started and staying with is SO hard. New habits are supposed to begin to solidify after 30 days. Your attitude is what will get you through this - just think 30 days at a time. You are the best and are giving such a gift to others by sharing your personal journey. Love Ya!


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      Jonno.Norton 9 years ago

      That was a great little crunches video, the dude seems like he'd be a great personal trainer. So friendly! Remember oblique crunches too, and good luck reaching your goals!

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      VioletSun 9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Thanks for being honest. I too want to lose weight as I gained some weight during the winter, but I sabotage myself, usually on day 2 or 3, when I embark on weight loss program. I want to get my shape back before I travel in August,  and I can do it as my metabolism is a fast one. Will keep reading your hubs to keep myself motivated!  

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      mulder 9 years ago from Warnbro Western Australia

      Well done you should proud of yourself  .Every day I practise yoga chi gung that helps me keep in shape .