I have been BUSTED my BEHIND off for the LAST THREE weeks on exercise!
I also been varying my eating habits too (i.e. one dinner, it's grilled shrimp with veggies; another night, tofu noodles with a little bit of chicken and veggies, etc). (*My caloric intake is generally 1,200-1,300 calories but I do remind myself to calorie cycle every once in a while.) I also have been drinking a good intake of water/plain herbal tea with no sweetners or anything.
Yes, I joined a gym and have been using a new cardio machine (the elliptical) for just over a week now and I started resistance training on friday (the resistance training was mostly stomach/leg work that included a stability ball and only 2 machines were used for the upper body). And yes, I do understand in the beginning your body can get messed up in trying new exercise routines.
I figured I would have lost a bit more weight if only for the first 2 of three weeks when I worked out at home on the treadmill and did pilates for the abs, et al.
Yes, I'm happy to finally be in the 170s
Yes, I'm thrilled with how tight my body is feeling and how much I sweat and work hard on the machines (an added bonus, I'm enjoying watching "what not to wear" & "Rachel Ray" on the cool tv propped upon each elliptical/treadmill machine
But it was just terribly disappointing to see ONLY 2.4 lbs in three weeks. I honestly thought it would have been another 1 or 2 pounds or so I would have lost at least 1 pound each week.
I know I shouldn't be a whiny a$$ when others lose much less or have stalled/plateaued here. But it felt like I let myself down in a way like: this is my "reward" (not) for trying as hard as I can to lose the pounds here...
I hope next week it gets better, though I probably shouldn't hold my breath in