Monday, July 11, 2011

Fessin' Up Day: Week 5

It's time for the Slimmer this Summer update/check-in/fess up post for week number 5.

I was able to stay true to my goals for the challenge again this week!

Water intake: I was able to drink 64 oz of water each and every day followed by another 16-24 oz of my beloved iced green tea made with spring water, Splenda, and lemon juice.  No changes here!

Exercise: I walked every day again for a WEEKLY total of 17 miles (someone actually thought I walked 17 miles EACH day---I almost killed myself laughing!). We have been leaving earlier in the mornings, before the heat sets in too bad, and a couple of days were coolish due to some actual RAIN!  (Of course all that ended today apparently because when we left at 6:20 for our walk, it was already brutally hot out there).  I continued Pilates 5 of the 7 days- took the weekend off because it was busy around here! Coupled with the fact that I don't exercise in front of people--mostly because I'm not as serious when others are around.

Calories: Once again (and I am so grateful), I have not had trouble with keeping the calories down. STILL giving credit for this to 1- (where I record my caloric intake and exercise); b- Debbi's delicious recipes; 3-my own sheer determination; and d-the challenge.

Here's the breakdown for week five:
  • Monday:824 (I was so busy feeding the college masses that I didn't eat much myself)
  • Tuesday:1274
  • Wednesday:1337
  • Thursday:1283
  • Friday:1299
  • Saturday: 1135
  • Sunday: 1140 (Oh, and last week's Sunday total was 1154)
  • Total calories for the week: 8292  (and my total from last week was: 7807---somehow I forgot to put Sunday's total and the week total in last week's, I put it in today's...actually, I know what happened.  I write this post on Sunday and fill in Sunday and the total on Sunday night or Monday morning and I just forgot).
Discoveries?  Not really.But, FYI:  I do not count NET CALORIES on  I record my calories and exercise, but I don't count it as extra calories that I can eat.  IF I did, for example, my net calories for MONDAY would have been 451.  So, no.  I don't do it that way.

Goal changes? None this week.

Here are the numbers for week 5:

Weight loss:  -5 lbs (Total for 5 weeks: 27 pounds gone forever!)

Inches: -2" total (chest:= -1; hips = -1; waist = -0; neck = -0)  Total for 3 weeks:-17.5 inches off forever!

 I continue to wait on the proverbial 'other shoe to drop.  I'm extremely grateful that it hasn't but I have no idea what the future holds.  All any of us can do is continue to take this thing one hot summer day at a time, right?

I overheard Hubs, who works outside at the Port, talking to the weather dude (aka Mr. State the Obvious) on tv this morning before he left for work:  "Heat wave?  No sh*t! You guys must have a crystal ball."  Yes indeed!  It's HOT and HUMID which equals MISERABLE out there folks!  How awesome would it be if all the sweat from walking was actually pounds gone?!  Pretty freaking awesome I'd say!  Pretty freaking awesome!   
Hope everyone has a fantabulous week!


  1. Congrats! You're doing great! I have got to get back into my exercise doesn't seem to matter how few calories I eat if I don't exercise. Alot. Ugh.

  2. Joyce- Yeah, that's one thing about it...wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to exercise?!

  3. Hooray for you! It's so hard to exercise when it's miserably hot like it has been of late. Keep it up!

  4. Wonderful!! Don't fret about the continued success, "waiting for the shoe to drop"...enjoy it for what it is in this moment - and keep going!

    It's hot here, too, miserable hot. Our Mr. Obvious Weatherguy showed a graphic for the next two weeks on the news last night. It was nothing but day after day of triple digit temperatures. Ugh.

  5. Nice that the calorie levels have been easy to achieve. Good for you!

  6. I am still stuck on the part where you state you walk 17 miles a day....that's amazing in itself! How long does that take each day?

  7. Beverly- Thank you! And yes, it is hard to do it now. Luckily, Tucker just won't let me skip out on our morning walks regardless of the weather!

    Angela- I'm certainly trying to just enjoy the moment...I just want it to last until the last of the weight it off!

    Debbi- Amazingly, the calorie levels are the easiest part. So far. LOL

    Beth- You are HILARIOUS! I can see where you could read that as being 17 miles every day BUT, since I am NOT dead, that's 17 miles last week total. LOL

  8. 27 lbs! I know that took a lot of hard work and dedication. Way to go!

  9. Kara- It has taken a lot of effort, but not nearly as much as last time. I am hopeful that this means it's permanent this time! Thanks!

  10. Inspiration lady, you are doing an awesome job! Keep up the good work. I am following you all the way.


  11. Your results will catch up with you next week! Keep up the good work and the good attitude!! You are doing great! Nicole @

  12. You are doing so well and are so inspiring! Well done!

  13. Nicole- Thanks!

    Desiree- Thanks! Hopefully I'll keep it up until all the excess is OFF!

  14. Great results! You are making great progress.

  15. downsizers- Thanks! I'm working hard!

  16. You are amazing! Your dedication to the plan is an inspiration to read each week!

    Looking forward to next weeks update!

  17. Another great week for you! 27 pounds gone forever is FANTASTIC!!!! You are just humming along!

  18. YEAH!!!! This is me jumping up and down for you. You are doing awesome. Keep it up Pam. I love that you are doing so well. It's keeps me on my toes just a bit more except one of my toes is giving me problems and I hope it cleans up before our BWCA trip in 2.5 weeks. It better.
    Chat later, I'll be back. Hopefully a bit more often but for now can't promise but I will be checking in on you. Take care and God Bless!!


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