Weekly Weigh-in and It’s The End of The World!

My calorie intake for today:

Breakfast: 30g Special K with 125ml skimmed milk - 158 calories.
Green tea - 1 calorie.
Lunch: Weight Watchers tomato soup - 76 calories.
Snack: 60g carrot sticks - 24 calories.
Dinner: Beef and asparagus stir fry - 200 calories.

Total consumed: 459 calories.

Exercise:

Couch to 5k running programme week 3 - 120 calories.
Treadmill - 460 calories.
30ds level 3 - 117 calories.

Total burned: 697 calories.

Net: Minus 238 calories.

Well, today is Friday and you all know what that means… Yep, it’s weigh-in time. Having set myself a target of 47kg (103.6lbs) for this week I was beyond nervous only to discover that I in fact beat my goal! I now weigh 46.4kg (102.3lbs) which means I’ve lost 1.6kg (3.5lbs) in seven days, putting my total weight loss so far at 5.6kg (12.3lbs), all in only 3 or 4 weeks! Right now I’m 1.4kg (3lbs) away from my target weight of 45kg (100lbs) and I’m begining to believe in myself just a little more.

As far as exercise goes, today was ok. My mum wouldn’t let me use the treadmill twice because apparently I’m not allowed to do more than three sessions of exercise. But whatever, it was the first day of my Christmas holidays and I suppose I deserve a break. I completed the first day of the 30ds level 3, doing all the modified moves and using lighter weights to help me get accustomed to the workout. It felt difficult and I was certainly quite red in the face once I had finished but I know I didn’t push myself to the same extent as I did in level 2. Although that makes me a little disppointed I had expected it and now I have a better understanding of what Jillian is asking me to do in this level, tomorrow I will be able to step it up with heavier weights and do more of the non-modified moves. Hopefully doing the Couch to 5k programme helped to balance out any excess calories I did not manage to burn off with the 30ds. Speaking of which, I couldn’t find an equation to figure out exactly how many calories I burned doing level 3 but I estimate it to be about the same as for level 2 given that the workout has become harder but I am now lighter which ought to make it easier.

For dinner my mum asked me to cook for her and my brother so I couldn’t eat my usual Weight Watcher’s meal. However, I chose a recipe containing 200 calories per serving and made sure to measure myself out exactly one portion. I probably ended up eating more than on most nights and very almost had a panic attack but on the other hand anything that means my mum will leave me alone for a while is worth it. I also succeeded in rinsing a banana and yoghurt down the sink so I again managed to evade my mum’s 800 calories a day rule.

With Christmas coming up and being under my mum’s close watch I do not expect to lose much this week at all. In fact I’d be happy to shed 0.4kg (0.8lbs) therefore I think that will be my goal for next weigh-in. I just have to keep reminding myself I am doing well to be dieting at the moment whatsoever. My friend who is also attempting to lose weight (I’ve mentioned her a few times previously) has given up on calorie restrictions and exercise right now as she hopes to just to maintain her weight over Christmas. However I try to think about it like this: every pound (or even 0.1 of a pound) counts and wasted time is never recovered which leads only to pointless regrets.

Before I go I’d like to point out that I’m still alive - and so are you! The Mayans were wrong! Well, the day’s not strictly speaking over yet but I think I’m due a little premature celebration. Happy Not-The-End-of-The-World folks :)

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