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The purpose of our blog is to share our journey through life with family and friends while we leave our mark on this world. Our 20's have been very kind to us and as we enter the 30's we are hoping to continue to enjoy our time in this thing we call life. I should have called this blog "Traveling through Life".

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Week 2 Frustrations

Week 2 of the Biggest Loser Contest has been everything that they said it would be for me.....frustrating. I thought I was doing well by keeping up with Matt the first week but now what they say about men and women losing weight is kicking in. I ate the same as I did the first week and I increased my workouts and I'm seeing nothing like I did. I am going to blame it on muscle gain because I've being doing a lot more besides cardio which I probably should have waited to do. I can feel the results I just can't see them on the scale anymore. We even did a long workout this weekend together and I saw no change from that. We hiked an 8.5 mile trail yesterday in Zionsville. I looked at the calories that we burned and it was a ridiculous amount yet no change on the scale. We went out to eat for the first time in two weeks to our favorite restaurant in town and both had salads. That was tough for us considering they just got a new menu but we wanted to test ourselves. Matt on the other hand is still doing awesome. I am very proud of him and I admire his willpower. The only downside is we just bought him some new clothes that we will probably have to replace at the end of this thing if not sooner. He hit 5 miles on the treadmill this week, I dont think I will ever pull that off. So anyway I personally am ready to get this week overwith and start week 3.


Anonymous said...

don't be frustrated. I am sure you are not the only one going through this. The 1st week is almost always a water weight loss. Plus, if you are severely cutting your calories, your body can go into freak out mode (ketosis I think its called) where it starts to hold on to everything for fear of starvation. Try to aim for 2 lbs a week loss for the next 2 weeks and add some good fat into your diet and your body will respond. Call if you need to chat! Love you!

Anonymous said...

The fact that you are making a life style change is inspiring. I heard about your weight loss and was amazed. I would have ordered a hamburger at the resturant so you're much better than I. -Deanna

Grandma Wanda said...

8.5 miles! Wow! I'm waiting to see what that apple dumpling did to me.

Megan Miller said...

come on Amanda you can do it, dont get frustrated with yourself. The pounds will start flying off you just have to give it time. Just keep up the good work and dont get discouraged! YOU CAN DO IT!!! I cant wait to see you in a few weeks!