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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Getting Thin In 2010 -- SLOW But Sure Progress

So yeah...It's definitely been THREE weeks since I last updated you on my weight-loss progress. Sorry about that. The deals just roll in so fast that the personal stories get pushed to the back-burner. I am learning from my poll that personal stories can be just as important and inspirational as bringing you all the hot deals can be. And is it really going to hurt if we miss ONE deal every now and then??? I don't think so. In fact, I think it's important that we take a break from chasing the deals every so often, and talk about other things...

So with that being said, how is your weight loss coming? I hope good. Here is what's been going on with me. As of my most recent weigh-in on Sunday morning, I have officially lost 5.5 pounds. Yep, that's all. But you want to know what? I'm happy about it, especially considering my setbacks.

What are those setbacks (because we all have them when trying to lose weight)? Oh, mostly the usual "excuses" -- not enough time, being too busy, stressing out, being on a budget, depression, emotional eating, etc. To avoid boring you, I won't get into all of those. But the major setback that I have had is being sick. I came down with a minor cold about 3 weeks ago. It was not a big deal at first, but then it turned into horrible sinus pain, and then quickly transferred to my lungs/chest. I can not quit coughing!! It's so annoying (as pretty much anybody who comes in regular contact with me from day to day could tell you, I'm sure).

Seeing as I am coughing nonstop and sometimes having troubles breathing, I had to stop doing Zumba for the past couple weeks. I tried going one time...not fun. So I decided to do the smart thing and make sure my cough is completely gone before I go back. I don't want to try to work out and have a relapse or make it worse.

It's killing me, though! I had gotten used to working out on a regular basis, and I was feeling great! Now I feel lazy and sluggish, plus I feel like my metabolism has halted to a complete stop. So that's the basic story of my life lately as far as weight loss goes. I'm still watching what I eat, choosing healthy foods, and monitoring my portions. The weight loss has definitely slowed since I stopped working out, but the good news is that I'm still losing! I've lost 2 pounds since my last update.

I've pretty much accepted the fact that I'm not going to hit my goal weight before May, but that's okay. I'm not giving up. As long as I am continually making progress, no matter how slow, that's what matters to me. I hit a major milestone on Sunday. I don't want to talk numbers openly on this blog, but I finally got below a number that I have not seen on the scale in a very long time. Needless to say, I was running around the house like a little girl, giggling and going on and on about it to my husband, with the biggest smile ever on my face...

What About You: How are you doing? Share your progress below! Let's continue to support each other as we press on towards our weight loss goals together.



Anonymous crystal said...

maybe your continuous coughing will give ya some super strong abs. sounds like you've had it long enough that it should definitely be working for you! ;)

March 3, 2010 at 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Amanda @ A Few Short Cuts said...

I fell of the wagon for a couple weeks too! Just getting back into the working out phase. I haven't been working out as much as I had. I have not weighed in this week. I will have to do that in the morning.

March 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Meagan said...

Ha Ha! Crystal - for real!

Amanda, you can do it. Just get back on it and don't give up. =)

March 3, 2010 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Meagan, I feel your pain - I got a horrible case of bronchitis a couple weeks ago, bad enough to land me in the ER. It took me about 2 weeks to get over it, and that super derailed my progress. Plus we just moved and that was a pain - so, I've really fallen off the wagon. Thanks for the encouragement, I hope I can get back to working out soon!

March 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

I am still on the wagon. Have lost 10lbs so far and very excited. started doing zumba twice a week on top of my three days of cardio and weights. 47lbs to go. Good luck everyone.

March 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Mandie said...

Hang in there! I have lost 15 pounds and have MANY more to go! I find it challenging to walk away from the computer (blogging is addictive to me) and to just exercise!

March 3, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Hey! I've lost 6 lb. in two weeks! I do 40+ min. of brisk walking and 20 min. of some kind of weight resistance every morning before I eat anything. I have a protein juice within 20 min. of my workout, and I stretch! I feel so good!

Don't give up, though... I started to do my workouts about a month and a half ago, but I got a sinus infection (I'm talking serious pain in my head and teeth!!), so I stopped completely to let my body get better.


Yay for getting thin in 2010! =)

March 4, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

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