Weigh-in | Week 7 |

Weigh-in | Week 7

Is this thing on?

Starting weight| 352 lbs

Current weight| 319.8 lbs

Week 7 change| 0 lbs

Total loss|  32.2 lbs

Lucky week 7 right? Not so much.  I moved the scale around to three different surfaces—no luck.  Strangely though, I was only frustrated for about a minute—then I went off to the gym and hit some weights and ran on the treadmill.  I wasn’t running on the treadmill at 350+ lbs.

I feel like it’s too early for a plateau.  I tend to be pretty meticulous on logging everything—and usually undershoot the workout burn estimates.  There could be other reasons for no loss—but for now, I’m not too worried about it.

  • I basically copied off of last week’s plan hoping to replicate last week’s results.  I did miss a Tuesday workout and yesterday was pretty low in calories though I honestly wasn’t hungry.
  • It’s been a little bit of a stressful week—there is a link between stress hormone “cortisol” sabotaging weight loss efforts.
  • Clothes are fitting more loosely and I’m noticing more muscle definition in my shoulders, arms and legs.
  • I’ve jogged on the treadmill twice this week.  I feel like I’m heart healthy enough to do it, but my body is still carrying a lot of excess weight.  So I’m easing in.

Who’s ready for Spring?

15. February 2013 by chris
Categories: Weigh-in | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I am definitely ready for spring. Congrats on hanging in and not letting the scale derail you. What you input is so much more important than the output. (Which I keep reminding myself about this week. ;-)

  2. I’ll be stupidly honest here – when I slowed down in my weight loss when I was 300+ pounds still, I stopped exercising. Yes, I realize that could have backfired, but I did. I stopped exercising and focused solely on my calories in vs out. And that was because I didn’t want muscle gain to derail my motivation when I saw the numbers go down on the scale. When I got below 200 I added it back in, because I had enough fat on me to see the fruits of my exercise labor (muscle definition.) Moral of the story is: don’t get too discouraged. It definitely could be those muscles!

  3. I’m glad you were frustrated only for a minute and went to the gym :) if you continue your plan the scales will have to budge…they won’t have a choice :)

  4. Hi Chris! Well, I would ignore cortisol (!!!) because information (which I personally think is mostly hype) like that just tends to give people excuses. Stick loyally to the process. Some weeks, a body just tends to hold water more than others. Now you know what I feel like when I lose 0.25 pounds after I tried really hard all week! :D

    :-) Marion

  5. Hi! Funny, I’ve gone 6 days myself in my week 7, with zero change as well. I guess that butterfly sneezing in Wisconsin is affecting both of us the same way. ;)

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