Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In

Ready for your Weekly Weigh-In?  Good, bad or ugly, owning up to whatever your results are this week is another step in the right direction.

I’m feeling a little bit better about my results this week.  I lost 1.6 pounds.  Since my goal is 1.5 lbs. a week, I’m right on track.  The sad thing is, I worked out a lot last week.  As I get closer and closer to my goal weight, it requires more and more effort to get there.  I know it will be worth it, though.

The good thing is, I’m discovering that I enjoying physical activity.  Yesterday, my husband was off work, so we took the day off school.  It was a beautiful day, so we loaded up the bikes and headed to a local park.  Since the girls tend to have a hard time keeping up, Brianna and I walked/ran while Megan rode and the boys took off on their bikes.

Yes, you read that right.  I ran.  In public.  I didn’t do a lot of running because my knee was really bothering me, but I did do some running and felt pretty good about how I did.  I’ve got a knee support and I’m looking into getting some good running shoes, so next time there will be no excuses.

How was your weigh-in?

6 comments:

  1. Great job Kris! I lost the pound I gained last week, and an additional pound. I'm down 20lbs. from January 1.

    Gotta boost the exercise level up to see more progress. Hoping the chiropractor will be able to keep me walking normal!

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  2. Well done Kris and Joesette!

    I'm holding steady again this week at 192 but considering how much rubbish I've eaten that is quite an achievement.

    I'm annoyed at myself that I did eat badly because with all the exercise (walking) I've done I would have had a good weight loss if not for my poor diet.

    Never mind the pity-party this week I will stay on track
    G

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  3. Excellent! GO YOU!!

    I lost .2 lbs last week. Since it's not the 1 lb GAIN I had had before, I'll take it and be happy.

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  4. Great job on the weightloss! If you are having knee problems when you run ~ check out your foot strike. A lot of us (because of cushy shoes) have a tendency to push our leg out in front of us and strike heel to toe, heel to toe. This isn't a natural strike (try running around your kitchen barefoot using heel toe, it's not comfortable).
    Shorten your stride and keep your feet under your body and & have the middle of your foot hit firt and then push off your toes.
    When your heel hits first, all of your forward motion stops briefly and all of that energy is jolted back up your leg causing all kinds of knee & hip problems.
    If you really think you may want to get into running (or if you are just looking for a good book to read) I recommend "Born to Run" It's a great book with a wonderful story and a lot of great information.

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  5. Thanks, Jessica. From what I've read I've got two problems -- poor patellar tracking and over pronation. I picked up a knee cuff yesterday that is supposed to help with the patellar tracking and I'm going to try to either get some new shows or some inserts to help with the over pronation soon.

    I know more about my knees and feet right now than I ever thought I would. lol

    I'll have to check out that book. It sounds interesting.

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  6. Hi girls
    I've only just joined you in this great journey and love the site and the challenges. I have been 'playing' at losing weight since the start of the year, and lost 2lbs, only to put on 4lbs this week :(. My husband is away and I know I ate a LOT of comfort food!! Anyway - back on track now and trying to get some exercise in... My scales are scary sometimes and only give you full pounds - although I have to weigh myself 3 times and take the average as they are a bit weird!! Thanks for the encouragement and the accountability. CCx

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