Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weight, what?

Yesterday I was really looking forward to weighing-in for the 4th week in Round 2 of the Game On diet. I ate really well yesterday (and all week) and eliminated all salt from my diet. I ate meals that were really good for me- meals the old Molly never would have eaten. An egg white frittata with chicken and spinach. Whole wheat pasta with broccoli rabe and rotisserie chicken. I exercised and tried to get in all my meals early in the evening.

So when I stepped on the scale today and realized that I didn't lose a single pound (let alone ounce) all week, I was seriously bummed. I didn't do anything majorly different from every other week I've been playing the game. I worked hard. I ate clean. I drank a ton of water. I slept well. I can't really be hitting a freaking plateau, can I?

I have to put this into perspective though. I've been playing the game for eight weeks (with one week off). This is the first time that I've never not lost and in the grand scheme of things, I'm really okay with that. Because the number on the scale this morning was not a reflection of how hard I've worked this past week. And I've clearly come a very long way because I actually believe that. I'm not letting the number on the scale get me down or make me want to throw the towel in- not for a second. In fact, I got right back into things today, went to the store, picked up more game on food and successfully made my way through the day, including a kickass treadmill workout, which included running. Running!

I've been doing more of that lately. Fitness Magazine is slowly becoming my magazine of choice (thanks Poulin!) and they had a great treadmill interval workout from actress Lindsey Price in their latest issue. I usually skip right over those things, but a few weeks ago I decided to cut out the routine and try it at the gym. I couldn't go as fast as they suggested, but I was able to work up to at 10.0 incline. For some reason I had it in my brain that it was for a walking workout, so when the speed kept increasing, I realized I had no choice but to run! As I've mentioned in this blog previously, I used to be such a big runner. It was such a huge part of my life and although I've slowly tried to get back into it (failed marathon attempt last year, sniff sniff), it hasn't been very successful. But lately, I have been incorporating a bit of running into the treadmill workout and I'm not getting injured and it's feeling good. So I'm going with it!

Anyway, despite the fact that I didn't lose, I'm still in this. This is not a setback, it's just an opportunity to work even harder this week to see results. I can do this!


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