Monday, May 30, 2011

9.5#

No, that's not the amount of weight I've lost since my last post or weigh in. Rather, it's the weight of the dumbbells I'm working out with now. Instead of buying a set of 8# weights, we bought a pair of selectable weight dumbbells. We bought them 10 days ago, and since the weight adjustments are 3#, 6#, 9.5#, and 12.5#, I worked out with them for 3 days at 6#. Today, because I wasn't reaching muscle exhaustion, I decided to just try them at 9.5#. Know what? It was just right!

As for my weigh in, the scale hasn't budged in 2 weeks. I'm trying not to stress about it.

5 comments:

GunDiva said...

You're a rock star! 9.5# was the weight of the rifle I tried to lug around on Saturday - that's a lot of weight even if it doesn't sound like it.

cdncowgirl said...

That's pretty impressive :)

Don't worry about the scale not moving, its how you feel that matters.

Stephanie said...

I do that too - alot of women do that. You are doing every thing right but your body is holding on to it with all its might. When you do start to lose - it will go fast, no worries, its just kinda frustrating to plateau like that...

oregonsunshine said...

Delving a little deeper and checking out some other BMR calculators, I suspect I've not been eating ENOUGH calories, hence the lack of weight loss. So, BP and I have decided to just "eat clean" 90% of the time and see what happens. No processed junk, no chemicals, no white stuff, except on rare occasion (hey, a girl needs her bit of chocolate or heads will roll!).

GD- maybe you should have your gym monkey create a new workout for you using weights. You won't bulk up and heavy lifting is supposed to be good for women overall. (I'm not heavy lifting). But, perhaps it would help get you ready for Top Shot!

CDN- I am finally feeling exhausted, which means I can really, truly sleep! Yep. I go to bed at night completely pooped.

Steph- You're right. It can just be difficult to watch BP lose 12 lbs this last month, with 4 lbs in the last week and not be a little depressed about it. Especially since he's still consuming a bit of crap in his diet (Snapple, anyone?). I work @#@!@$# times harder than he does with little to show for it. That can get a girl down. So, I'm going to ignore the scale for a while, the best I can. It's sitting right out in the open, so that's a challenge in itself!

SquirrelGurl said...

Keep it up girl!

Those plateaus are hard to work through but Steph is right, once you pass through it you'll start really seeing progress!