Monday, January 25, 2010


I measured myself last night with the huz's help and was thoroughly disappointed.  I was even more disappointed by my weight this a.m.  I half expected to see no change at all, but what I saw was disheartening.  All of my numbers went up save 1 which could have been a simple error in measurement when we started.  Even my weight went up 2.9 pounds.  This may not seem like a big deal, but to me it is.  It makes me think that I am doing something very wrong.  A lot of people will say "Well, muscle weighs more than fat."  Well, those people don't understand that I am a big enough girl that even if I am gaining muscle, I should be losing weight.  It made me want to stop, but thanks to a dear friend of mine who I wish I got to see more, I didn't.  She gave me a few pointers on what to eat and just some encouragement which I needed after seeing such disappointing numbers. 

So, I stuck with it and did day 8.  I feel a little bit like I am becoming a failure only after just a week because I have to stop more now than I did when I first started.  Shouldn't I be getting better and having more and more endurance?  Most of it is because I am getting this horrid cramp on the outside of my shins/ankles right above the knobby bone.  It is a killer!  For those of you that need a visual:   

I used to get it right when I started skating again.  If I didn't stop and try to work it out, it would eventually pull all the way up my leg to my knee.  It's frustrating to say the least.  So, I think that if I don't find a good pair of shoes soon, I might have to make the 30 day Shred into something that is going to last a little longer.  We will see.  For now I am going to do my best to stick with it.


  1. So proud of you Jeannie. We have to get together soon!!!!!

  2. the shred and I had to divorce. My knee was so not into it :( Im hoping if I lose 15 more lbs that the shred and my knee will play nice.

    I think you are doing a great job and that weight gain? I would count it as swelling and water retention form shocking your muscles!

  3. I've been thinking about doing the 30 day shred...I'm a bit scared of it though!

    Thanks for the visit today!!

  4. Stick with it! But with that said, listen to your body. I've only gotten as far as the second tier of exercises, and muscles aches and fatigue are par for the course, but if you feel like the pain in your ankle is getting worse, keep an eye on it, you don't want to injure yourself and not be able to exercise at all.

    I keep meaning to hop back on the Shred wagon, but this week was sabotaged by a nasty cold...among other things.

    Good luck with Jillian and thanks for stopping by today!