Thursday, March 16, 2023


Hello, everyone!

I know, I know... it's been a LONG time since I've checked in.  I sort of fell off the face of the earth for the last several months.

The good news is that I haven't given up; I'm still committed to losing weight and I've been exercising regularly over the last several months.  Exercise has done wonders for my anxiety for the most part.

My nutrition on the other hand has seen some ups and downs.  Overall, I was managing to eat relatively healthily but would binge eat every once in a while.  

The bad news is that I've hit a plateau that I can't seem to get past.  I've been weighing 284 pounds for MONTHS and it's incredibly frustrating and really discouraging.  This is one of the reasons why I stopped posting anything because I was stuck in a rut.  

Intermittent fasting sounded like a good plan for me because I did NOT want to count calories.  But, I struggled with hunger in the mornings and was ravenous by lunchtime.  Also, I knew I wasn't eating enough which I suspect was contributing to the plateau.  My body does not do well with extreme caloric deficits.

So, in an effort to change things up, I decided to give up intermittent fasting for now.   Instead, I'm starting to focus on macronutrients, primarily fiber, and protein.  My goal is to get at least 100g of protein and as much fiber as possible.

I'm hoping that focusing more on my nutrition will be just what I need to break through this plateau and start seeing progress.  Of course, I make this decision with Ramadan right around the corner when I'll be obliged to fast from dawn until sunset.  It will be interesting to see how I'm going to manage my protein and fiber with so few meals.  

I'll keep you all posted. Thanks for following my journey and rooting me on.  It means a lot to have people in my corner cheering for me.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Wednesday Weigh-In - 11/2/22


Here's this week's Wednesday weigh-in.  

Following is the breakdown of my weekly workouts...

Thursday 10/27 - 45 min Zumba

Friday 10/28 - 35 min walk, 30 min BodyPump, & 15 min yoga 

Saturday 10/29 - 15 min walk & 30 min Zumba

Sunday 10/30 - 10 min walk & 45 min Zumba

Monday 10/31 - 35 min Zumba, 30 min BodyPump, & 15 min yoga

Tuesday 11/1 - 40 min walk & 15 min yoga & 25 min walk

Wednesday 11/2 - 45 min Zumba & 15 min yoga

Victories so far... 

I can tell I'm building my endurance and reducing my discomfort when walking.  I'm able to walk a little faster or go a bit further.  I'm able to dance a little longer when doing Zumba.      

Following is my weigh in...

Last week's weight: 288.0

This week's weight: 284.8

I'm back down to the previous week's weight.  Overall, I've lost 9.8 pounds.
I'm only 3 weeks in, but I wanted to focus on my measurements instead since it's the beginning of the month.  I'll be checking my measurements on the first Wednesday of each month moving forward.

Here are my changes in measurements...

Neck:  -0.5"
Chest/Bust:  -2" 
Waist: -0.25" 
Hips:  -0.75" 
Upper Arm:  -0.75" 
Forearm:  -0.75" 
Upper Thigh:  -0.75" 
Mid Thigh:  -0" 
Calf:  -0"

I lost a total of 5.75" overall, and most significantly in my bust. At least I know there's some shrinking action taking place!