Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Biggest Loser - End of Week 4

This week makes me so angry!! I did really good with my diet (except for the cheeseburger and fries) and exercise and the scale did not weigh in my favor! Here are the numbers for this week:

Me - 161 (SAME AS LAST WEEK!!! - Total of 8 pounds)
Jess - 153 (loss of 2 pounds this week and 7 pounds total)

UGGHH!! What a discouraging weigh-in.
The only excuse I have this week is that I started my period on Sunday night. So, maybe that had something to do with the lack of low numbers. I am so ready to hit the 10 pound mark! That would actually feel like an accomplishment.

If this is your first time reading The Biggest Loser, check out my previous posts, here, here, here and here.

Here is what I did last week:
I ate smaller portions and healthier food.
I lifted weights 2 days.
I did cardio work out 3 days.

What I plan to do differently this week:
NO CHEATING on food!!!
Lift weights 3 days.
Cardio 3 or more days.
Eat 6 small meals instead of 3 big


Jess said...

I am sorry i know how you feel, it stinks!!!!

To make yourself feel better you should have a bag of chips! ;)

mom_of2boys said...

Ugh - that stinks! Maybe it was caused by the period and you will have twice the weight loss next week. Now, I'm kinda bummed...maybe I don't want to get on the scale tomorrow for the same reason!

Good luck this week! The scale has got to move in your favor next week!

Tammy said...

It's the water weight from your period. Every women gains weight and bloats during that time of the month.

Melissa said...

The period is the killer. Good luck this week! Don't go too crazy...

Brandi said...

Well, HELLO. . .of course the scale didn't change if you're on your period!

You are doing great though!

Love you,

Billie said...

I'm sure that's frustrating...maybe you are building muscle...that will add the pounds on.

Yea. Blame it on that;)

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

I gotta find something to blame it on :) Otherwise, I'm gonna quit altogether.

C. R. Morris said...

The scale lies! If you stuck to your plan, exercised, etc, then you are fine. You can trust the tape measure a lot more. :-D

Jeff Iversen said...

I agree that a tape measure is a much better indicator of fat loss. There are too many variables to take into consideration like water, your last meal and muscle gain. Muscle weighs more than fat and yet it has less volume than fat. In addition to your "lying" scale, get yourself a cloth measuring tape and measure hips, thighs waist and arms. Keep a weekly record of this. If you are not doing resistance training, you need to add this in. It builds muscle and more muscle will burn calories while you sleep!

Also, you might want to check out these blog entries:
You On A Diet . . . Again

Why Diets Fail

Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

Jeff Iversen said...

Which would you call more fattening - a chocolate and caramel Snickers bar or a bowl of whole-grain Grape-Nuts cereal? If you guessed the Snickers bar, you'd be wrong. They both have about the same number of calories but the glycemic index of the Snickers bar is 41, while Grape-Nuts is 75.

Have you taken a look at foods that spike your blood sugar? The glycemic index ranks foods that contain carbohydrates according to how much they raise blood sugar levels in the body. That's what makes and keeps us fat. For more on the glycemic index and fat loss Click Here
Glycemic index web sites

1. Complete with brand names; GI + GL: http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

2. OK, but doesn’t give glycemic load: http://www.diabetesnet.com/diabetes_food_diet/glycemic_index.php

3. Short and simple, but no GL: http://www.nutritiondata.com/topics/glycemic-index

For portions, go to: http://hp2010.nhlbihin.net/portion/

Jeff Iversen said...

Looks like one of my links did not work. Sorry. Here it is again.

Can Diet Soda Make You Fat?

If you are wondering about the safety of Splenda/Sucralose or Nutrasweet/Aspartame and would like to know about other zero or low-calorie sugar substitutes that are not as dangerous, click on

Sugar Substitutes and Your Health