Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: Starting Week 23


I just realized that if I had kept to my original plan of losing 1 lb per week, I would have already lost the 20 pounds I planned to lose.

I just needed to set a final goal so right now, I am simply trying to lose the last 10 lbs over the next 10 weeks or so. I am going to a friend/former roommate's wedding June 29th and will be seeing my extended family the following week (all attractively at their ideal weight).

This week was pretty good so I think I'm just about on track. Even though I still haven't lost any more weight, some weight was creeping back in over the last two weeks and I'm now back to where I was 2 weeks ago.

1. Reiterate my goal and where I stand in reference to this goal. (BMI info from this website)

Starting weight: 145        
Last Week's Weight: 136
Current Weight: 135 (-10 lbs total, 10 lbs to goal!!!)   
Goal Weight : 125       

Starting BMI: 26.5
Last Week's BMI: 24.1
Current BMI: 23.9 (In the normal range!!)
Goal BMI: 18.5-24.9 or exactly 22.1 for goal weight

2. Discuss what I am going to do to achieve my goals.

Progress on last week's activities:

Wednesday: Nothing
Thursday: Nothing
Friday: Nothing
Saturday: Yoga class with the hubby followed by 30 minutes on the AMT
Sunday: 30 minutes on AMT followed by 30 minutes on treadmill
Monday: Nothing
Tuesday: Yoga class with hubby

I did very well with no soda or beer, really I think I had one of each
I tried to get back on my fitness pal with limited success
We went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse in Las Cruces on Saturday, but I ate only half of what I ordered, but that is were I had the beer too.

Activities for this coming week: (the more activities I attempt, the more I am likely to achieve)

1. Get to the gym and walk/run on the treadmill or go for a hike
2. Continue with no soda or beer
3. Yoga 1-2 times per week
4. Continue with My Fit.ness Pal app
5. Limit eating out this week to two times/two meals

3. Post a (reasonably healthy) recipe that I've tried, a cooking tip, a new idea for working out for people to try, a photo update of my weight loss, or anything else I feel like sharing. 

OK, so a friend got me hooked on this machine at her gym in Colorado Springs a few years ago, however, none of the gyms in town here had one at the time. However, the new gym (actually the old gym that we rejoined after a year at another gym) now has one.

It is a machine called an Adaptive Motion Trainer (AMT) and lots of companies make them. It is like a combination of an elliptical and a step machine. It's perfect for me because I hate treadmills due to the pounding that my joints get, but I don't really care for ellipticals either because my stride is typically shorter than they will allow and my feed are usually held too far apart by the foot plates for comfort.

However, the AMT seems to fit just right and because your feet move sort of independently and manually instead of being driven by the machine, you can make it do short choppy steps like a step machine, or you can use your arms to increase your stride to a more elliptical type feel. You can also increase the resistance.

I can typically keep the machine going so that I burn about 10-12 calories per minute so I burn 300+ calories in a half hour and then usually have enough energy left to still go on the treadmill after, or I can do the AMT after a yoga class.

If your gym has one, you should try it, I was really scared the first time around and it does take a bit to get the hang of it, but if you can do it and it's comfortable, I've found that it's the easiest machine to use to burn calories fast!

Here's what it looks like.

Image found on the internet, not a picture of my gym, unfortunately my gym only has one of these machines


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  1. It's amazing how 1#/week seems so slow, but if you can just stick with it, it makes such a difference! You can do it!

  2. Still so bummed that you are going to be on the other side of PA! Good luck getting to your goal!


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