Monday’s are my weigh in for you here at Fearless Fat Loss, I didn’t forget. I really wanted to spread the word to you on Oprah’s free live webinar, which is why I gave you 2 posts today. I’ll keep this one as short as possible for you.

I didn’t lose and I didn’t gain weight; I’m still at 150.5. I did lose .875 inches, though. I’m not upset about this because I made much better choices that I would have in the past, and also because I’m running a marathon (changing my lifestyle), not a sprint (dieting or crash dieting). I take full responsibility for why I didn’t see a loss on the scale this morning – I’m not on a plateau. 😉

I did meet my cardio goal I set last week – actually I exceeded it. My goal was to do cardio 5 days last week for 45 min. each. I ended up doing cardio every day for no less than 45 minutes, some days I did more (total 350 minutes).

The reason I didn’t lose was because on the weekend I ate some snack items that aren’t a part of the 6-Week Body Makeover. They contained sea salt as the last ingredient (sodium stalls my weight loss), and also contained rice malt and cane juice (10th and 12th ingredient). That means I was not 100% sugar free. One thing I can say though, is that I could have done a whole lot worse – I didn’t go to the store and buy cake mix to make brownies (#1 ingredient – sugar), and I didn’t eat anything with white flour in it (remember, I’m addicted to refined sugar and white flour).

The other reason I didn’t show a loss on the scale is because the snack was high in fat from nuts, and even healthy fats get stored as fat easily in the body instead of metabolized. If you are looking for a healthier snack alternative though, I will be writing a review this week for you because the snacks are really good – I just would have to monitor if they would give me sugar cravings. Right now I’m OK because I got right back on my healthy eating plan, but I couldn’t eat them all the time, and they won’t help me lose weight anyway. I also made sure to eat protein with them.

I’m very proud of my accomplishments for the week:

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  • Exceeded my cardio goal. I did this on my Urban Rebounder – I do a very light walk/jog and stay in my target heart rate zone for maximum fat burning.
  • Did 2 body sculpting sessions (targeted muscle toning with resistance bands).
  • Exercised even when my eating wasn’t perfectly on plan.
  • Cooked healthy meals this weekend to prepare for the week ahead.
  • Looked at the positive.
  • When I went off plan, I made a much healthier choice than the kinds of food I used to eat, I ate only when hungry, and I didn’t stuff myself silly.

Here’s my stats:

  • Weight – 150.5 (0 loss, 0 gain)
  • Inches – 282.375 (.875 loss)

This week, my goal is to continue doing cardio every day, for a minimum of 45 minutes. I do need to do more paced walking on my treadmill however, because the slow walk/jog that I do on my Urban Rebounder is hurting my knees a little bit. Another goal for the week is to try a new 6WBMO recipe.

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