Well, it’s been 4 weeks since I started the Curves Complete diet program, and so it’s a good time for an update, don’t cha think?
At home, my scale has shown results with a loss of 6 pounds. The scale at Curves is not so generous. Every week I’ve weighed in, the results have revealed an uber-slow loss. But a loss nonetheless. Honestly, I don’t have a lot of weight to lose, and some of you might even question the fact that I’m on this diet. When I started 4 weeks ago, I was in the “normal range” for body mass index. And, really, I am one of the thinnest members I’ve seen at my gym. But, here’s the thing: I have plenty of time later in life to gain weight. And now’s the time to look smoking in a bikini. And I don’t want to waste this decade being chubby-stiltskin. Anyhoo, my goal is to get just to the edge of the “underweight” mark, so that I have room to grow, if you will (like I’ve unfortunately been doing the past 5 years since getting married). Don’t judge. I am losing the weight safely, you know. It’s not like I’m dunking my head in a toilet bowl after every meal, so there.
Jan 4 – Feb 6 Results
|Total Body Fat %||-2.10|
|Body Fat||-3.87 lbs|
So there it is. I lost 3 pounds total in actual weight (again, I don’t have much to lose to begin with, okay? The other lady who’s on the same week of the diet as me lost over 10 pounds). But I also lost 3.87 lbs of body fat. So basically, all the weight I lost was body fat and I gained a few ounces of muscle in the process.
Over the weekend, I managed to get my skinny jeans over my chunky thighs, which is a ma-jah improvement. I still can’t comfortably zipper them, but to fit into those jeans without ripping the skin off my ass is my ultimate goal. And I have 2 months left to achieve it.
Two weeks ago, when I had an early unscheduled weigh-in, the body fat meter thing-a-ma-bob told me I had lost 4% body fat. And I saw that number with my own eyes. So, between then and now, it appears I’ve regained 2% … or something ??? I’m confused about that, honestly, but whatev’s. I’ve still lost weight overall, so I can’t complain.
I am now walking 9,000 steps a day, which takes about an hour’s worth of brisk walking every morning, in addition to working out 30 minutes 4x weekly on those she-devil resistance machines at the gym. I had to buy another month’s worth of vitamins, as well as another container of vanilla protein powder mix. But I really like their blend [as depicted in this post → My Five Favorite Vanilla Protein Shake Recipes] so all is well. Therefore, no complaints on the money-spending side of things.
I am also still on Phase 2 of the diet, which is a 1,500-calorie-a-day diet. Although, just so you know, I don’t actually count any calories … or points. I just pick and choose my food from their website, so it’s uber-simple. And, unfortunately, there are times when I get hungry. I know I said a few weeks ago that I was never hungry, but that’s changed. Guess my metabolism is through the roof. Score!
Last week, I was talking to one of my coaches while I was exercising, and I asked her when, if at all, I advance to Phase 3 of the diet [which is a 2,000 daily calorie diet]. And according to her, I don’t actually move to Phase 3 unless I *stop* losing weight. If that happens, I need to kick-start my metabolism by eating even more food. Go figure.
So, that’s my diet so far, in a nutshell. Mmmm, nuts … I think I’ll go eat some now.
Note: I am NOT being compensated to review the Curves Complete Diet Program. But if someone that works for the company would like to compensate me, feel free to send me an email and, soon after, a check.