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Monday, December 7, 2009

Week 7: Weigh In Day and My Wii

I just completed Week 7 of Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure: Carb Swap plan. This week I lost 1.5lbs which puts me at 20.5lbs lost so far! I am thrilled to get to my half way point in such a short time, but I am a little disappointed in not having lost more this week. I thought a lot about why that is, and I found myself making excuses: Its normal to plateau at this point, etc. But if I an truly honest with myself, and with you, I was not perfect on the plan this week.

I went to a party just after my last weigh in. I was relieved to see some choices that were perfect for the BFC. I had pita chips with hummus, olives and a glass of wine. But for reasons I can't explain, I also had a two pieces of homemade desserts that hostess had made.  They were really small pieces, pieces that would be fine if I wasn't trying to lose weight. Whatever the reason, I realized I shouldn't have eaten it and didn't beat myself about it and went on to have an excellent BFC week. But it explains my smaller loss this week. Those tiny pieces each probably had enough sugar for my whole day. So often I see people blaming the plan itself, when really the responsibility to make it work lies within ourselves. So here is to next week and no excuses!

The weather is bad today so I decided to pull out my Wii Fit, which I used to use pretty regularly for exercise. I did 20 minutes of boxing and 10 minutes of Hula Hoop today. I know the Hula Hoop sounds funny, but trust me, you aren't laughing after doing 10 minutes on it! It uses stomach muscles that you didn't even know you had! The Wii informed me that it had been 64 days since I last used it and then it shocked me by saying I had lost 25lbs since I last used it!! It congratulated me on "finally" reaching my weight loss goal, apparently when I got the Wii last Christmas I had set a goal to lose 20lbs. It also informed me that I was nolonger OBESE, just OVERWEIGHT. Maybe it will deflate my Mii a little bit now too. After the first time I weighed on the Wii Fit it blew up my Mii avatar to be clearly fat. I gave up using the Wii Fit as regular exercise when I didn't see any results, but I think I will take it up again this winter now that I understand better the role exercise should play in my life.

Are you adding some exercise to your routine? I'd love to hear about that and what your results where this week!


  1. Congrats on making your halfway point! Sad but it will be awhile for me!

    It is true that we really need to keep track of what is going on. We have no one to blame but ourselves!

    LOL, we also got a Wii Fit last Christmas and my son felt SOOOO bad for me when I ended up in the Obese category too. And my mii is also fat.

    I need to dust that off and see what it has to say today!

  2. Amber - I am so proud of you. What a journey and transformation you are undergoing. I want to learn more!

  3. Congratulations!!!You are surely a very special lady .Thanks for all the info you so generously share

  4. Amber, good job! Let me know if you and Wii form a lasting bond. I may have to get one. I could use it about now, the winds are howling and the rain/sleet is really coming down to the point where I don't even want to open the door!