Last week I lost two pounds, and it appears that this week will be the same, maybe less. I have been a little depressed about it because I want to lose 6 pounds a week.
Today I purchased the South Beach Diet and Jillian Michael's new book on metabolism. I hope to gain some insight into what I should do.
I also emailed Tony "The Anti-Jared" Posnanski, and I was shocked that he responded in thirty minutes. If you haven't visited his blog, check it out. I'll put a link at the bottom of this post. But here's my message and his response:
I'll be brief because I know you get a lot of mail: My current weight is 553, and last week I only lost 2 pounds. It appears I will lose the same this week. I really want to lose 6 pounds a week. Did you have weeks where you only lost a couple of pounds?
I saw in the food section of your blog about following WW core or South Beach phase 2. So, I've ordered the South Beach Diet book and also Jillian Michael's new book on metabolism.
As far as exercise goes, I am walking a mile at a time 3 times per week, swim half a mile 3 times a week, and work out 3 times a week. I just started the walking, and I'm starting to excuse the 2lb loss to muscle gain.
One final note: I am eating well, but I believe my salad dressings are starting to effect my weight loss in a bad way. Do you have any recommendations?
Here you go:
Yes, I lost like 6-12 pounds a week and then it went down. DO not get discouraged at all!!!!!!
All of the sudden you will lose more weight again! Only be concerned if you are gaining. A loss is a loss!
You exercise looks great! Once you feel like you can do more, do more. South beach was a great book. I am not a fan of jillian, she does not understand where we came from,
Here are some dressing tips:
I use balsamic vinegar, plain
Mustard and splenda for a honey mustard flavor
Ranch seasoning packet and water for Ranch
It is a little extreme, but well worth it
I think sometimes I just have to hear that what is happening to me is normal. I was relieved after reading his response. Thank you Tony.
oatmeal + protein powder + strawberries + almonds
2 seafood wraps (seafood salad + ww tortilla)
fat free cottage cheese + tomatoes
2small slices of turkey meat loaf
salad + dressing
Visit Tony's blog at: http://theantijared.blogspot.com/