Body Revolution Week 7 Results

Woops.  The week has gotten away from me and I forgot to post my week 7 results.

Week 7 Results

Heaviest weight (Fall 2006) – 261 pounds

Body Revolution starting weight – 229.4 pounds

Week 6 weight (May 1, 2012) – 227.4 pounds

Today’s weight (May 15, 2012) –    228.0 pounds

Week 6 results –   Gained .6 pounds

Total Weight Loss on Body Revolution – 1.4 pounds

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To be honest, I’ve been in somewhat of a funk these past two weeks.  I am not surprised by the gain last week, as my schedule, routine, and diet have been shaken up by the craziness that is the build up to the wedding.  It’s tough not losing pounds, but as I’ve shared over the past 7 weeks, I am definitely losing inches on the Body Revolution program!  I just have to stick with it, keep working hard, and watch my food intake.

This week I created a more structured plan, which has been going very well.  It has been tough living out of boxes but in 3 days Neal and I will both be settled into our new home, which will make a world of difference.  In addition to creating structure this week, I also finished reading Weight Loss Boss, which I shared about yesterday, and that has really impacted my thoughts about weight loss and my journey.

Of the 5 keys to weight loss, portion size is the one that I am really trying to focus on and make changes to.  On Tuesday night, my dear friend Katy made us taco salads, which to me exemplified portion control while still eating a tasty dinner!

For the taco shell, Katy molded two Flatout flatbreads over empty tin cans.  She then baked them at 400 degrees until toasty.  The flatbread worked perfectly and created a perfect bowl for our taco salads.

Katy had a variety of toppings including ground turkey, spinach, corn, guacamole, refried beans, taco sauce, and fat free greek yogurt.

It was such an easy dinner to make and one I will definitely have to make for Neal some time.

Neal and I have also had lots on the to do list this week, so I’ve tried to fit my workouts in here and there.  Last night we took our first dance lessons, which was a blast.  The waltz is definitely my favorite dance and I loved being able to waltz with my honey.

Afterwards we ran into Whole Foods for dinner and I made a little salad from the salad bar.

I wasn’t too hungry but I’m glad I made healthy choices.

Today is another day and I hope to make it a successful one!  I started out the day with an iced coffee from Buzz Bakery and then had oatmeal with almonds and a banana when I got to work. For lunch I had romaine lettuce, a packet of tuna, light raspberry vinaigrette, and a chobani on the side.

After work I plan to do Body Revolution workout 7, Tone It Up Bikini Abs and/or Beach Bum.  Tonight Neal and I are having turkey burgers, yum, which will give me the protein I need to round out the day.

I hope y’all are having a wonderful Thursday and are staying motivated!

What helps you to keep your head in the game when you’re feeling discouraged?

Comments

  1.  Kelly says

    Love how you stay so positive. It is tough trying to lose weight when you are planning a wedding. I remember how I wanted to be a certain “number” by that date. It never happened but I sure enjoyed my wedding day and I know you all will too!!!

    I’ve been limiting my carbs and did my first tone it up workout yesterday. I need to do it again…oh to find the time. Spring cleaning over two hours today (the boys rooms have been suffering). We have tball tonight so if I don’t get to it. I’m ok with it, I didn’t sit most of the day.

    Where I lack is my water intake. I’m trying to work really hard on it but not having much luck….Happy Thursday!!!

  2. says

    I really admire you, Ashley! Even with so much going on, you manage to put your health as a top priority and get your workouts in all the time! I’m trying to be better about that for my second year of grad school – I’m so impressed by people who keep fitness at the top of their to-do list!

    When I’m discouraged, I try to remind myself that it’s just one day, week, etc. I’ll get back on the horse – I have before and I’ll do it again!

  3. says

    I agree with Kelly. I think it’s great that you stay so positive about your weight loss and that you acknowledge what went wrong and what’s working. You’re doing great! Especially considering that you’re in the process of moving AND planning a wedding \.

  4. says

    What cute little salad shells… I wish my grocery store had something like that. When I’m feeling discouraged I usually just try and get back to my normal routine. I also say to myself “everyone has a bad ______ just get back to it”! The hardest part is getting back on the train after falling off a little. :-D

  5. says

    The flat bread idea is so cool!!
    All I can say about how you’re feeling is that it will get better very soon- and you just have to focus on that (which is really hard when you’re stressed out)! Moving creates a ton of stress, but you will be SO happy once you’re all settled in. And you might find that you start to get a little anxious and stressed with the last minute details of wedding planning, but just remember to take time for yourself and relax… breathe… enjoy the moment. And let people help you if they offer! (that’s something that’s always hard for me!)
    Love you lots- can’t wait to see you this weekend!

  6. Katy says

    Yay – so glad we got to hangout before the big move!!! (I’m craving more tacos now!) Wishing you and Neal a quick and painless move. Continue to stay strong and you will get to your goal! Just think about the great workout you’re going to get this weekend lifting and carrying boxes – wish I could be there to help!!!! YAY for you and Neal’s first place!!!!

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