Friday, February 25, 2011


In 17 days at my gym, I completed our mini triathlon. I finished up the biking tonight. 112 miles on the bike, 26.2 miles of running and 90 laps in the pool. Each time I was there I didn’t just do these things either, I would do the weight circuit. The only thing I have done more then required was the jogging/running. I have put on an additional 15 miles.

With that being said, I have only lost 2 lbs this month. I use my fitnesspal to calculate my calories each and every day and I am always at or near 1200 every day. With my working out I burn 1100 calories 4 times a week and each time myfitnesspal says I’m not getting enough calories but I’m sticking with Allan's plan. 1200 calories a day, 128 oz or more of water a day, my exercise plan on days I go to the gym and his exercises on the days I don’t go (except Sundays, that is not an exercise day). I know the science says I should be dropping these last 15-20 lbs like nothing but they are glued on better then hair on a dog. Can it be I am building muscle and it weighs more then my fat and the scale is showing that? I know that I’ve lost 5 3/4” of fat so my body is changing for the better.

I don’t know, I don’t understand but there is one thing…well really more then one thing, I am proud of and it’s me and what I have done. Any month you start out at one weight and end at a lesser weight is a good month. This month not a fantastic month though I do have one more weigh in on Sunday.

I know Allan said “With 102 days or so left, plenty of room for people to pop in. No cuts this Phase, although there will be shame coming on Sunday if things are not better. Julie, Sarah, Laryssa, Jen,,,,ya feeling me yet...”  I have nothing to be ashamed of, I am doing my best and will continue.

I have two more workouts for this month, tomorrow morning and Monday very early for my weigh-out at my gym. I would of taken a 10 lb loss month gladly since that would of been $10.00 of next months dues but any loss is a loss.

Take care my friends and have the most awesome, relaxing, rejuvenating and blessed weekend possible.


Karen Butler Ogle said...

Congrats on completing the triathlon at your gym. That is wonderful. Just my opinion but I don't think the science works so well the closer you get to goal. I'm struggling with the last 10 pounds too and it isn't coming off as fast as I would like. I know how frustrating it is. Hang in there. :)

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Good for your on completing the mini triathalon! You should be proud of yourself! Your exercise is awesome.

Your eating well and exercising well, which means you are getting more and more healthy and fit. Ignore the scale a bit (weigh in when you have to) but keep doing what you are doing and when the scale wants to cooperate, it will. :-)

Jackie said...

A mini-triathilon is a great accomplishment. Congratulations. Considering you've lost all those inches in fat, that might be a better measure than the scale. Enjoy your Sunday off. You've certainly earned it.

Twix said...

High five!!!!! :D You rock! I bet it feels better than a million bucks. :)

Shawn Becker said...

Awesome job!!
With so much exercise, I am wondering if you are getting enough calories? Are you eating 6 times a day to keep your metabolism up?
Keep up the good work, ignore the scale for now and focus on the inches you have lost.
You deserve an award! I now bestow on Julie the " YOU ARE AWESOME!!!" award which comes with a diamond studded Tiara and jeweled workout shirt!!! Ha ha.....I could see you in the pool with your tiara.
Have a great weekend,my friend.

Waisting Time said...

I have drafted a post about this very thing and will probably publish it next week. The math doesn't add up for me either. So what else is at play there?

EmptyNester said...

Absolutely! You are building that muscle and that's why. Way to go!

Jacqui said...

Awesome job on completing the marathon!! You are doing awesome, and I'm sure it has to do with muscle keeping the scale up.

You are right.. no reason for you to ashamed!

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! Julie, my eyes popped when I read this post! I'm so proud of you! :)