Today was REALLY hard on us!

So we had initially decided that we would weigh in every Friday, take our measurements and then carry on with our day. Week one was pretty darn good, we had both lost a little weight and some inches, good start!

Well today was most certainly a difficult one.  For me, it started with me standing on the scale, I had lost 1.5lbs since last Friday but I had been 219.5 for the last few days and was hoping to see a bigger change when I climbed on the scale today. That was a little disappointing. Once we started measuring ourselves though, it became apparent, either we had put inches back on or we were not measuring correctly. We eventually stopped the measuring and have decided to measure once a month, instead of weekly. We may be finding it difficult to measure in the same spot everytime which is very frustrating.

It was one of those days where we were both disapointed, not really having lost anything. We are not ready to give up though, we used the day to discuss our previous diets, eating habits, calorie counting and exercise. This week alone I have done at least 130 minutes of Jillian Michaels and I’ve sweated and managed to keep up more than when I first started. That was way more exercise than I have done in a long time! With changing my diet, I thought it would make a big difference, it was heartbreaking to not see as much of a change as I would have liked, for both of us.

From next week we are going to kick it up a notch, get in about an hours exercise everyday at least and we are thinking of starting calorie counting.


Whatever we decide, you guys will be the first to know.


Much love ~*The Determined Housewife~*

6 thoughts on “Today was REALLY hard on us!

  1. You are better today than you were yesterday and that is the victory! Now lets look at what can be done to accelerate. Think back and piece together a food log and we can see what needs to be adjusted.

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    • As always, thank you very much for your information and your kind words of encouragement. It is very much appreciated.

      If at some point in the future, we would be able to add supplements to our diet, we will be sure to contact you.

      Thank you

  2. Try not to be too disappointed and remember that exercising will put on some muscle mass and you will likely retain a bit more water, especially in the first 2-4 weeks. With regards to measuring yourself – use a mirror and measure around the thinnest part of your waist and biggest part of your hips, trying to keep the tape measure as parallel to the floor as possible. Your body shape will be changing so try to avoid using ‘map points’ (like your belly button) as these will frequently change and your measurements won’t be accurate. If in doubt, move the tape measure around and take the biggest and smallest readings for hips and waist respectively 🙂

    • Thank you for the information. I will definitely keep it in mind 🙂

      I am feeling much better today. I can notice a difference in my clothing, so I know that something is changing for the better and I can already feel that I have more energy and its easier to walk up and down the stairs at home too.

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