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Wednesday Check-in: Shrinkvivor Week 2

Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!I’m just going to start off by saying that I am so incredibly mad right now.  The scale was NOT my friend this morning!  I worked my tail off this week.  I drank tons of water.  Cut out nighttime snacking.  Stayed way below my calorie limit (and wrote down everything I ate!).  Racked up some miles the last two days.

We had 2 challenges this week – one physical and the other non-physical.  Our physical challenge (which was for tribe immunity) was to rack up some miles!  Either running, walking, elliptical, etc.  Anything beyond your normal day to day walking around (so no pedometers).  I racked up 6 miles.  Of course I would have liked for it to be more but with the pain I’ve been having, I’m excited about 6.  The other challenge was to drink water.  I’m not a huge water fan – mainly because it makes me live in the bathroom – but I did good and swapped my Coke for my water bottle!  I probably averaged 50oz of water a day!

So I really felt like I put a lot into the challenge this week.  And for what?

A loss of .6 lbs.  That’s it.  I feel so defeated. I feel like I’ve let my tribe down even though I put everything I have into this challenge.

I should probably pack my bags for Exile Island.

Here are my stats:

Starting weight: 164.4

Challenge Goal Weight (11/2): 128

Last week’s weigh-in: 133.4
Today’s weigh-in: 132.8
Change: -0.6

Overall Change: -31.6

Challenge Change: -0.6

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15 comments on “Wednesday Check-in: Shrinkvivor Week 2

  1. Brooke says:

    sometimes the big loss doesn’t happen dispite our best efforts. keep your head up – you’re doing the right things and it’ll eventually show.

  2. Mendie says:

    Congrats on your loss…hold your head up, at least you lost this week! I would probably have drowned my sorrows and pain in cupcakes, so you did great!

  3. At least you went down. I went up. Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo me!

    Keep at it. I’m sure lots of what you did this week will show up next week.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about that scale let down this morning! I completely can understand and commiserate with you. I’m sure no one on your tribe feels like you let them down – you really did kick some butt last week and that is awesome!

    Good luck this week!

  5. Angela Amick says:

    I’m with Mendie–I’m proud of you for sticking with it even though your week was crappy. Even if you go to Exile Island, we’ll still be pulling for you!!!


  6. Bari says:

    .6 down is better than .6 up! It looks like we were totally in the same boat this week. Sometimes the scale just likes to screw with us, but we’ll get it next week!

  7. roo says:

    You *know* you did your best and that’s what matters! Congrats on your loss even though it wasn’t as much as you had hoped for.

  8. Renee says:

    A loss is a loss is a loss. Great work with the water intake and on the weight loss!

  9. Baffled says:

    Just had to butt in here since I was in training for figure skating competitions when I fell ill. Don’t frett about the scale weight. Any time you increase your exercise output you are going to gain muscle mass which is heavier than fat. At one point I was gaining scale weight while loosing inches off my waist. Try and get one of those scales that does body fat percent. They aren’t terribly accurate since hydration affects the measurement but it shows you muscle weight vs fat weight. This doesn’t help you with your team efforts but I just wanted to give you a reality check here.

    Also go easy with the water. You can drink too much and that can land you in the hospital. There are a couple of things to do to figure out proper water consumption. You should be peeing about once every two hours. Your pee should be clear by afternoon early evening sometime. Weigh yourself prior to and then after your exercise session. I found that I loose two pounds of sweat during a one hour session so I have to drink a quart of water during exercise to replace lost sweat. You don’t have to drink water. Any fluid counts but water is the only no calorie drink that is healthy for you.

    For more info my fav book is Sports Nutrition Guidebook by Nancy Clark. Remember we have to take care of ourselves and the scale isn’t the be all and end all.

  10. Trish says:

    Girlfriend do not stress over the little loss, it is a loss and you did excellent with your exercise and water. Be proud! Next week will be better!

  11. April says:

    OK, look. While it isn’t what you expected, you lost! You did great with your goals! Great job! Keep it up!

  12. Tiffany says:

    Great job! Look how much weight you are down overall! Great miles and water too.

  13. Tina says:

    Keep up the hard work!
    Replacing water DOES get easier!

  14. sylv says:

    I agree with the others, a loss is a loss. Like you, I also drank a lot of water and put in the exercise and ate below my Weight Watchers points so, I’m thinking maybe we didn’t get the outcome we expected because we didn’t eat enough. Maybe our bodies went into a starvation survival mode. I decided that this week I’m going to continue with the water and exercise and eat all my daily points and see what happens.

    Good luck to you!


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