Friday, March 30

The Meltdown {V.13}

Progress! Points! & Confessions:


Chest: 34" (+.5") This is a good thing. LOL
Arms: 10.5" (-.5")
Waist: 25.5" (-1")
Hips/Butt: 37" (-1")
Thighs: 21" (-.5")
Weight Lost Since Last Weigh-in: 1 pound
Total Weight Lost: 21 pounds
Inches Lost This Week: 3!! (+gain .5)
Total Inches Lost: 34 inches

Points Earned:

This Week: 65
Points Balance: 287 

I'm in a diet funk.  I'm totally happy to be wearing my Express jeans again.  I'm happy about the shrinking mid-section and thighs too.  BUT…ugh!  I miss bread.  And pasta.  And bread.  Did I already say that?  I've reached the halfway there FUNK it seems.  Even my exercise program is going stale.  I'm bored and tired and losing motivation.

Remember when I said that it was going to be a battle from here on out?  It totally is.  I need to regroup, refocus and get myself back in line with the program.  I had a loss this week but it feels, well, unexciting.  Am I being totally ungrateful right now?  Probably a little bit.  I just want to be done and to my goal already!!  I want to be in transition so I can be moving on out of pre-packaged meals and into whole foods.  

See…don't let me fool you into thinking that I've got this whole thing in the bag.  I don't.  I'm still struggling here and there…and especially this week.  I feel like I need to confess to hold myself accountable:

Confession #1: I've completely stopped tracking/logging in my food journal.  I'm fumbling through the day barely eating all the meals I'm supposed to.  And struggling to eat every 2-3 hours.  At the time of writing this I haven't eaten for six hours.  (Don't worry, I'm setting this laptop down and going to grab something now!)

Confession #2: One of the most important things on this diet is drinking tons of water….I'm not even tracking this lately…and therefore my points and everything have gone way down.  What am I doing!? Someone slap me!

Confession #3: I've had a few meals out…and although I've still chosen healthy options…I'm kidding myself to think that its not having a negative effect on my plan.  I need to get my mind back in the game here friends.

I feel like I've reached "the Wall" in my weight-loss marathon!  I need someone to cue up some motivational music…and convince me that I need to press through this.  Oh and don't even get me started on Jillian.  Thank God I have a break on Monday.  (Only 3 days left of the Shred level 2!)

How are you doing with your goals?  Have any advice on how to get my mojo back!?

This Week:

I'm proud of these choices:

I'm staying with the 30 Day Shred.

I'd like to work more on:

Everything mentioned above!!!

I totally cheated when:

Not sure how, but because I've not been monitoring well…I know I'm cheating a  bit!

How did you do this week?

Want to catch up on my weight loss journey?


  1. Regina SoberMarch 30, 2012

    Congratulations you look fabulous!  Limiting/eliminating bread (carbs) does help! It gets easier with giving up bread, keep it up!

  2. DON'T GIVE UP NOW. You look amazing! Maybe go through your old pictures, look at your progress. Maybe that will give you some motivation. Also, you may just need to change your diet again. People change their diets every three weeks whether they realize it or not. It just might be time for you to do it again.

    Hang in there!! You look soooo good! That muffin top is history!

  3. jasmine_elrabMarch 31, 2012

    I say, head up but chin down! Sometimes, you slip. You're human so these things happen. But you've identified the problem (and the laziness!!) so now it's time to buckle down again and kept at it. The results are obviously showing with all the hard work you've already put in and you'll only be letting yourself down if you start to lag. In the words of the truly amazing Arnie: You can do it! X

  4. Personally, I think it sounds like you need to take a few days to a week off.  Sounds like you are burnt out, but just temporarily.  Sometimes stepping away and eating junky or not exercising is just the reminder we need that we feel so much better when we do eat well and are exercising.  And sometimes it just gets old.  And thats okay, you like how you feel and look, which is the best motivator of all, so I don't think you'll be off the wagon for too long.  Everything in moderation, right? That and changing up your workout always helps.  I get bored easily myself so I have to change up my goals often to keep me motivated.  Plus my attention span is really short! Thumbing through fitness magazines is also motivating for me.  I get new ideas and inspiration from them to change it up or start it up!  And lastly, the last few pounds and inches are definitely the hardest to shave, but you will get there - no doubt!  

  5. Thanks Regina…I so appreciate you spurring me forward!

  6. Thanks lady…perhaps you are right. I think I just stopped following the plan the way I was supposed to, and so my energy wasn't being sustained the way it is supposed to making me feel well, not as good as before! I'm gonna keep moving in the right direction!

  7. Jasmine! Thank you! I appreciate your encouragement and honest push to keep it up. :)

  8. Hi Lynn…I agree that I need to change things up a bit. I'm committed to finishing the 30 Day Shred, and I have only 2 workouts left in the Level 2 program before it will switch up and hopefully that will help my workout doldrums. As for cheating and letting loose a bit…I may do that after all. Maybe I just need a day to eat whatever I want. ;) Thanks so much for great ideas and encouragement. XO

  9. You look great! Don't get sidetracked by wishy, washy changeable emotions. 
    You can do this! 

  10. Thanks Taylor! I CAN DO THIS!

  11. Ang JohnsonApril 01, 2012

    I agree--you do look great! I just had a baby (my 8th!) 4 months ago, and haven't started on any "program" yet--I'm both looking forward to as well as dreading the day that I do! I have a hard time with disciplining myself, esp when it means a few cups of water instead of a smoothie, or a workout instead of a relaxing TV show! But one look in the mirror is pretty much all the motivation I need, ha! (Alert! Hide all mirrors from me until further notice!) What has become somewhat of a tradition for me is buying a dress or outfit that I know I could fit into if I did all I'm supposed to do, (ya know, workout, diet, etc.) but don't fit into yet! That motivates me! hahahaha!

  12. Fantastic idea…I love shopping so maybe I need to pick out a perfect pair of skinny jeans or something! Thanks for your comments! (And the follow!)

  13. This is awesome!! (I Can't believe I haven't commented here yet). Keep going Courtney!

  14. Thanks Anne! I just finished day 10 of the level 2 program, which means I'm 20 days done with the shred and only 10 to go!! :)

  15. Way to go!  Keep up the good work!  Looking at your pics leaves me inspired.

  16. Thanks so much! I'm working harder than ever it seems!


Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO