Operation Skinny Jeans: Weigh in Wednesday 3-13

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Weigh in Wednesday 3-13

I think my body is confused… or something. I think this is the dreaded "plateau" people warn you about. It's about time, being 30+ lbs down and all I guess. Ok so here is what is going on.

I am eating right-er. Lots of veggies, chicken, salads, fruits. Less packaged food, more real food. NO soda, all water, organic bread, no HFCS, etc.

I am working out very regularly. I have personal training two days a week, with a bootcamp on Saturdays and yoga Sunday nights.

I am confused.

I have a theory. When you do the same thing for a long time (ie personal training that doesn't change) your body gets used to it and it's no longer effective. As much as I love my trainer, we do the exact same set of exercises every week, without fail. Sure they still burn, but I think my muscles are not being worked the way they could. Same with bootcamp. It is the same exercises every week.

I also am eating on a pretty routine schedule. Breakfast- organic toast, coffee. Snack- fruit and nut bar. Lunch- salad or light portion of dinner (chicken and rice, whole wheat spaghetti, etc). Snack- another bar or fruit. Dinner- if we had a big lunch, a salad, or a smoothie. if not, something like chicken and rice or spaghetti. nothing after that.

I am not consuming more of my daily allowance of anything, but maybe my body is used to it too.

Anyways, I am confused.

Jess: 256.0 (+2.0) (-29.6)

Alex: 294.2 (-3.9) (-8.7) - She will share her secrets sometime soon, promise :)

So after my gain, I decided to take my measurements. I know the number on the scale isn't the only one that counts.

I lost another 2 1/2 from my waist and 1 1/2 from my hips. I feel really awesome that in the last 3 months I have lost 11 inches, 8 1/2 of which are from my core.

So I guess I keep going. This is the last week of Commit to Fit, so things will be changing. I am hoping a little change will shock my body back into losing.

And like always, we are linking up with Erin and Alex for Weigh In Wednesday! Check it out!


How did you do this week? Ever been through a plateau? Did you come out alive?? 


  1. Tip from SHAPE magazine:
    Sometimes being too focused on losing weight can work against you. Everyone needs a break now and again. Plus, your muscles grow during the repair and recovery phase so take a look at your workout schedule and make sure you're not overdoing it. Weight gain or a weight-loss plateau is one of the signs of overtraining. Others include exhaustion, depression, lethargy, and catching every cold going around. You don't need to work out every single day to be fit and healthy!

    1. That is a great tip. I guess we get so caught up with working out that we forget to rest. I will look on their website to see if they have more tips to spacing out my work outs :) Thanks!

  2. we must have been thinking the same thing cause my weight loss was very minimal this week so i took measurements and posted them last night to. Its nice to have something positive to focus on when the scale isn't cooperating. I totally feel like i hit a plateau i was reading an article about them on the Jillian Michaels site and it suggests increasing your calories for three days then dropping them back down. I'm scared to do it encase it results in a gain but.. I think its time. make sure you are tracking everything you eat.

    1. Yeah that is scary, but it makes sense. For one week I could get behind that to see if it would help. I am open to anything lol.

    2. Ok I dove in. I found two that Jillian suggested and started it today. You can read about them on tonight's blog. I also posted a link to the article! Good luck Jess I'm rooting for you!

  3. Talk to your trainer about the weight plateau. Definitely talk to her if you are not satisfied with the training. You are her customer, and you deserve expert advice and satisfaction.


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