Thursday, July 19, 2012

My body feels stuck, but my mind is still going

Hey friends,

I'm in the middle of week four right now and my body has decided to start fighting me. If you remember, I lost 3 lbs the first week, and 4 the second week and then 0 the third week. I've had daily conversations with myself about this journey and I can say 1000% I am not sabotaging myself...for once. Which is great news, but on the other hand, it doesn't explain a big fat goose egg for my third week and for the past couple days into this 4th week. The scale just isn't moving and while my spirits are still pretty high, I'm left very confused.

I'm eating roughly 1500 calories a day. All of those calories are coming from lean organic protien, veggies and whole grains. I'm also working out 6 days a week using the HIIT method (High Intensity Interval Training). Which, by the way, if you want to mix things up, try this.

25 minutes total (can be done on any piece of cardio equipment) or outdoors if you can jog/sprint.

Minutes 1&2- Walk pace
Minutes 3&4-Jog pace
Minute 5- Full out sprint pace

Repeat 5 times for a total of 25 minutes. The goal is to get your heart rate up, but then be able to bring it down during the walk pace. I get my HR up to around 160 and then bring it down to about 125ish.

The other plus side to this style of cardio is that it goes by so fast.

Also, I'm doing weight training 3 times a week with a similar method to this 5/25 method of cardio.

Has anyone else hit a dead stop in weight loss when the know for sure...for SURE they are doing everything they are supposed to be doing? I suppose the only thing I can do is just keep going, but it's just a bit frustrating that my body has other plans...

Hope everyone has a great day



  1. Sounds like you're doing things exactly right! Just keep it up. If you don't start losing again, see a doc. But i am sure after a couple more weeks you will see the scale start moving again!

  2. Have you ever watch biggest loser? They eat about 1500-1800 cals a day and the work out 6-8 hours everday...and some weeks they lose zero. The body is weird. That's why they say don't focus on the scale. Especially not over one week, sometimes the next week you lose more than normal.

    You said on week 3, is your period due soon? Sometimes I GAIN the week before because I am retaining more water... it all goes away after.... i find it better to watch the scale (i like seeing a graph over time) but i find clothes that don't fit and try them on every so often.

    Okay i'm starting to ramble, but my point is, there's hardly anyone that loses consistently each week. As long as you are not stuck losing nothing for 3 consecutive weeks (in which case i second, go see a doctor) you're find. Remember you want your weight to TREND down, but it might have little hills and valleys on the way. :)

    Goof job anyway!

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