Well folks, it's time for the first Trim the Fat weigh-in.
I'm extremely a little embarassed about this, so I'm just going to throw the weights out there and get it over with.
Kim: 164 (+1 lb)
Nick: 207.5 (-1.5 lbs)
All I have to say about this is damnnnnnnn it sucks to have to post that here!
(Ok actually I guess I have a little more to say after all. But that's what I want to say with the most Dramatic Emphasis.)
This week was a tough one for the fitness plan. Holiday weekends really are not conducive to weight loss. We had a few family parties to go to on Sunday, and we had a bunch of friends over for Game Night on Saturday, so clearly this week there wasn't a whole lot of dieting or exercising going on. (Although I want to point out that I literally spent about six hours heavily cleaning on Saturday getting ready for our party, and I totally think that counts as a decent workout.) (Clearly the scale disagrees.) (Maybe we need a new scale.) We did go for a few decent walks around town, but more often than not the walks tended to end in grabbing an ice cream or a fruit smoothie on the way home. Yeah, I know.
I would kill to know how Nick managed to LOSE almost two pounds, but when I tried to pry the informatio out of him, he said something ridiculous about "starving" himself and subsisting on 100 calorie granola bars. Which I'm taking with a grain of salt since he's drinking a Fanta right now. And I swear I saw Ben & Jerry's in the freezer. Goddamn men and their goddamn metabolisms. Or something.
I will say one thing Nick is great at is drinking a ton of water over the course of the day. I drink a decent amount of water, but over the course of the day I will usually also work in a Coke or two, and maybe an Arizona Green Tea or an orange juice or something. Nick drinks water exclusively, with today's Fanta being a very rare indulgence.
Part of my problem is that I have a very strong addiction to Coke, and I will admit that I frequently choose it as my beverage of choice in the morning. (I know!) Part of this is ridiculous, and part of it is that I have a fair amount of stomach issues, and on the (many) occasions that I feel sick, Coke is great for settling my stomach. Given that I want to lose a significant amount of weight in a short amount of time, I am making a monumental effort and switching over to Diet Coke. The real stuff just has too many freakin' calories. God help me, I am already anxious over the lack of Coke in our fridge. This does not bode well.
Yesterday Nick and I talked about the fact that we really wanted to get on track with this whole fitness thing. Our engagement pictures seem frighteningly close, and by the time we get back from having those done? The wedding will be right around the corner... a corner filled with Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas hams, and plenty of other calorie laden holiday get togethers. We decided we could use a little motivation in the form of spending money we really can't afford to waste, so we went out and ordered a treadmill. Since that $1400 came directly out of our wedding fund, I'm thinking we can count on at least a few months of guilt-induced treadmill sessions.
We're still planning to go for walks outside as often as possible, but this way we can also work in some real pump-up-the-incline sweat sessions. I think we'll have the most success if we change things up as much as possible. I'm soooo not a runner, but I'd like to try doing some running/walking intervals too. I'm also planning to use my exercise ball to do some crunches and some other basic core exercises (which I will need to research). I have small weights to use for arm exercises, and I want to see if I can find a decent arm workout on our On Demand. I'm really determined to see a major difference in my self by October.
Hell, I'd like to see a difference a lot sooner! I'd like to be able to go to the beach this summer and feel ok about the way I look. I'd like to fit back into my cute little summer skirts. I'd like to pull out last summer's sundresses and strappy tank tops and feel pretty in them again.
Now let's see if I can get the scale going in a different direction for next week's weigh-in.