More energetic!

Monday, March 10th 2008, 2:20 pm
By: News 9

So week two is officially over! And it wasn't half bad. I'm definitely not as tired as I was when first starting and I'm proud to say that I've been off my thyroid medication (simply because I'm waiting for it to be refilled) for 6 days now and I'm sooooo energetic it's unbelievable. Usually I start feeling it after like a day or two but I have yet to feel anything but better. I have Hypothyroid which simply means my thyroid works super slow if at all. This in turn affects my metabolism, my hormones(yikes), my energy, it can cause what feels like depression, and among other things it just makes you want to sleep all the time. And not just "oh I feel tired" it's like fall asleep in your bowl of cereal like a toddler does kind of tired. Literally before I started on this whole adventure of working out every day I could have slept all day long if my husband and boss would have let meJ But all that to say I am so energized and awake and quite often feel like dancing around the room wherever I am. I'm sure my coworkers would just love that hahaJ Plus on top of all my exciting energy I had a singing audition that went absolutely super this weekend so that's just adding on to the excitement and confidence.

I lost 3 pounds last week, which really didn't seem like a lot to me at first but then I talked with my trainer Liz at Pacer and started doing some calculations. Liz stated that I should never strive for losing 5 pounds a week. It's not healthy at all. She said if it happens it happens but that I personally should strive for, at the most, 3 pounds a week and that 1 ½ to 2 pounds is really great and healthy too. Here are a few facts for you: A pound of body weight equals 3500 calories. That means you would have to be burning 2500 calories a day for 7 days when the max you should be burning is 1000 per day if that. I'm not even taking in 2500 calories a day so in order to not be passed out on the floor I think I'll stick with the 2 to 3 pounds a week and not kill myself.

I also did a few calculations about if we averaged 3 pounds a week for 12 weeks. Now some weeks we might lose more some we might not even lose anything close to 3 but it will probably average out in the end. So 3x12=36 meaning 36 pounds is around what I'll lose if I stay consistent with the weight loss. Which this doesn't seem like a whole lot when you're used to seeing so much weight loss on "The Biggest Loser", but seriously, I have a life and I'm not at some camp where all I do is eat and workout. And still that's a couple sizes down in my clothes, which makes me happy. But that's not even the most exciting part. So by the end of May and the competition I will have lost around 36 pounds, but by the end of July I will have lost around 60 pounds! Now we're talking! But even still that's not the most exciting part. At that rate by December I will have lost around the grand total of 120 pounds!!!!! Wow that's like a whole new person. Isn't that exciting?!?! And all that with just staying consistent with my diet, exercise and weight lossJ