August 11, 2010

Down & Dirty in Thirty W:2

Good morning all!  Today is that day.  You know the one - when we review our progress from the past week and let the blogosphere hold us accountable!

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

First to get the weight portion out of the way.

Goal for challenge: 125

Starting weight: 129.6
Last week: 130.4
This week: 129.6
So basically I'm just treading water.  That not quite a pound from last week was just bloat from Aunt Flo's visit and now she's gone and packed up her extra pound too.
I knew before I got on the scales this morning that I wasn't doing well enough and am formulating a game plan that will getting me heading for success.  With the help of the famous Weight Loss Mafia queen April of course. 
Which leads me to the exercise/training portion of my check in.  I'm not training at the intensity that I use to train.  Last time around I was a stickler for getting all my workouts in.  I never scrimped or cut my time short.  And I certainly never skipped workouts entirely.
This past week I only got 4 workouts in.  4.  That's quite pathetic for the girl who consistently had double that amount of workouts.  Sometimes even 10 a week!
My thoughts on the weight loss issues is that I'm not active enough for the amount of calories I'm burning.  I'm hoping that with April's help I can find that magic calorie number if I weren't active, then on those days that I exercise I can add back the calories burned.  I'm also hopeful the promise of additional calories will encourage me to get moving on those days where I just want to go home and curl up with a good book.
Speaking of which my mental portion of the check in is so.  Thursday I was feeling pretty good about it.  I was tired and decided to give myself the day off.  A step forward right?  Listening to my body and giving it a break.
Then Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all passed and I didn't get workouts in those days either.  Saturday night I freaked.  I'm talking downward spiral.  Those who were around on twitter unfortunately witnessed part of it.  Thankfully sobbing for no good reason doesn't translate through tweets, but I think they could hear the hurt in my words.
If for no other reason, mentally I can not take more than a day or so off exercise.  I need that to help keep me sane.  Really and truly.
So how'd you do this week?  Hopefully all is well on all your fronts.  Head over to the Sisterhood and tell us all about it!


  1. Brooke-I think you are doing great on all fronts. You recognized your pound last week was just Aunt Flo, you've slacked a little on your workouts and you've come up with a plan to get back on track(but if you think about it-4/7 days really isn't bad and is better than the vast majority of the population). I'm sure the WLM will have no trouble whipping you back into shape.

    You should also keep in mind that you are TINY and very close (if not already at) a normal weight. Because of this, any additional weight isn't going to just fall off of you like someone who has a lot more to lose. IJS.

    Love you girl! See you in a few weeks! SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Can I just ditto what Bari said. She said exactly what I was thinking. Everything except the see you in a few weeks. Darn!

  3. Yup, I second (or third!) what Bari said. I really think you're being a little TOO hard on yourself ~ if you and I could split and share our weightloss mentalities, I think it'd be about perfect!!

  4. That's four more workouts than I got in. ;p

    I think you need to quit being so hard on yourself all the time.

    Jealous of your meet-up. I really want to come.

  5. The part that jumped out at me was your small size. I give you so much credit for being focused on your goal weight. Some of us would be tempted to settle at the 129 point and always feel a little disappointed that we didn't follow through. You're doing great and you rock for striving for perfection! Keep on keepin' on!

  6. It's okay to take breaks. We don't want you to push yourself to hard an end up with anemia again. You just need to find that happy balance that will make your body and brain happy. Remember we are always here for you.

  7. It's all about balance, isn't it? Work out TOO much- hurt your body. Workout too little- hurt your mind. You'll figure it out and we'll be here every step of the way. You can do it, girl. You can do it. And can I just say that you, yes YOU, tiny, powerful, inspiring Brooke, are wonderful, even when having your low moments. Now shake that shit off and get moving!!!!

  8. Girl, give yourself a break!!
    You're doing great. You're working out hard.
    Just breathe :)

  9. I am the same way, i actually NEED exercise now. i don't know when i turned that corner but if i don't get it, it's ugly! anyway, you're doing great, just hang in there and get that april's genius involved with the calorie count. love you!

  10. You are doing well and I'm glad to hear that you have a game plan. I'm happy that you are listening to your body. And jealous that you are meeting up with Bari.

  11. You are doing awesome! Do you know what I would give to see 129.6 again - ha ha!
    Keep up the good work!

  12. Hey you didn't gain at least!!! Bloat or no bloat... it still counts as weight loss!!! ;)

  13. It's easy to be a slacker when Aunt Flo's around. She's such a party pooper.

    I'm gonna agree with everyone who says you're tiny :) You're probably tired of hearing it. And you are so close to your goal weight. I know it's hard for you. Believe it or not, I used to be right there.

    Keep doing all the good stuff and have fun! Do you have a fitness goal in addition to your weight-loss goal?

  14. Brooke, RELAX. We'll get this figured out! I promise. And you're doing amazing! I mean, look how far you've come! I'm so proud of you!

  15. I think you are doing great! You've been a great inspiration to me in the never give up!! Keep it up and you'll get it!

  16. You can and will get back on track! And how tall are you?? I agree with Bari about the the tiny part.=) Anyways, can't wait to hear about your mafia endorsed plan!

  17. I don't know how you do it! You always seem to do great!!! Keep up the great work. And keep your chin up, you will get back to working out like you used to.


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