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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Losing and Winning - Week 2

Hello! Hello!

I'm all mixed up this week because of the first long weekend of Spring/Summer we just had.
I completely forgot to post Week 2 results of my Biggest Loser Weight Loss Competition.

If you missed the previous weeks here is a quick link to the Beginning and Week 1.


This past week, we were on trainer approved meal plan.  I thought for sure I would not loose any weight at all.  Have you heard of the Week 2 Curse?  It's an actual thing.  I hear it came about after the contestants on the show "the Biggest Loser" would have bad weight loses on Week 2. I googled it after someone in my group was joking about it last week.  So apparently, after having great weight loss in the first week, most people don't lose much and can even gain in the second week.  So basically, your first week you loose all of your water weight and then your body thinks "oh oh, are you trying to starve me?" and holds one to every calorie that enters your body. And then by week 3, if you didn't get discouraged and stop dieting, you start seeing results again.  It was a good thing I took my beginning measurements because I noticed a huge change in the measurements vs. the scale.

I'm still 100% caffeine free, although I have been tempted.  I did have a green tea the other night, to warm up after I was caught in rainstorm while walking the dog.


Like I mentioned last week, I meal planned for my first week back on real food.

shared on Instagram, my meals for last week, I had planned for 5 days of meals.  I have to admit it worked for about two days and then I got bored, I didn't even eat my Wednesday meals because I couldn't take another serving of turkey and broccoli (didn't even bother taking a pic of my meal). For me planning for 2-3 days worth of meals is better than 5 days, I think.

Here is a snapshot of my some of my meals from last week.

I would have to say I'm still sticking to my meal schedule, and it makes eating regularly throughout the day easier.  Definitely recommend it to anyone choosing to eat 5-6 smaller meals daily.


Here are my measurements as of  Sunday, May 18, 2014:

Weight:  161.8 lbs
Bust: 40" 
Waist: 36" 
Butt:  39"

This week I'm down another 3 lb, which makes is it a total of 10.5 lbs since I started two weeks ago. My inches lost have changed as well, with the waist being the big loss at 3 1/4 inches, since the start. I'm happy with that. I'm glad I took my measurements so that the Week 2 curse didn't get to me.  Some people in my group had weight gain, and they were really bummed out at our group meeting.  I suggested they go home and check their measurements.  We all worked really hard at the gym last week.

Here are my starting measurements as of Sunday, May 4, 2014:

Weight:  172.3 lbs

Bust: 41 1/2"
Waist: 39 1/4"
Butt:  40"


My workouts this week comprised of a total of 6 HIIT classes (Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat), 5 km/3.1miles run on treadmill, 1500 meter workout on rowing machine (for time) and I did 3 personal workouts (picked out by my trainer) after each class and then lots of stretching afterwards.  I took Friday as my rest day, because I had a bunch of errands to run and my body need to recover. I usually walk my dog twice a day for about 20 minutes each time, sometimes more depends on weather and my time.

So I think that is all I'm going to ramble on about this week.  Had you ever heard of the Week 2 Curse?  Do you watch the Biggest Loser show?

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