Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weekly Weigh-In: Looking Better

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! This is a very special Wednesday…my baby turns 10 today. I can’t believe that all my kids are double-digits now.

It’s exciting to be the smallest weight that Megan has ever seen me. She hugged me last night and said to Brian, “Look what I can do to Mom,” as she wrapped her arms all the way around me with room to spare.

So, how did you do on the scale this week? I didn’t do quite as well as I’d hoped, but I’m far from disappointed. I lost a pound. That doesn’t put me back where I was a few weeks ago, but it’s a good, solid step in the right direction.

There have been a lot of things that have gone right this week. First, my activity level is getting back to where it should be. I ran 6 miles on Sunday (on the treadmill…bleck!). I should have had my first 12 mile long run Sunday, according to my training plan, but with our vacation and fall activities gearing back up, my long run time has taken a serious hit.

In order to build back up to where I should be, it’s my plan to run 8 miles this Sunday, 10 the next, and either 11 or 12 the next. Hopefully 12, but I don’t want to increase my mileage too quickly. I ran 5 miles on the treadmill yesterday and plan to do that Thursday and Friday, as well, according to this week’s training plan.

I did not record my food last week like I said I was going to. It wasn’t intentional. I honestly kept forgetting every time I was online. I’m going to make myself do it this week.  I haven’t been logging my runs either. I need to get back to that.

Considering the fact that I didn’t log my food, I ate out more times than I’d planned last week, and I had a couple of treats (some fried fish one night and a kids’ scoop of ice cream on two different nights), I’m very pleased with my one pound loss.

This last week, with the one pound loss, is exactly what I have in mind for a lifestyle that I can maintain – good activity level and mostly good food choices with a couple of reasonable treats thrown in. Here’s shooting for another week like that!

How was your weigh-in?

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10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Megan!  I am sure the best gift you will ever give her is YOU!  All the hard work- is so that you can be the best you!  They sure are lucky to have such a fabulous role model for a mommy!
    Congrats on losing the pound and getting back towards the lifestyle you want!  It is comforting to know that you can back away from tracking and not gain weight.  That should show you that you have new habits that you may not even recognize that you just do automatically!!  Woo hoo!!! 

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  2. Better and better here, too.  I didn't record food, either, so I don't have a very good picture of what my diet was like, but it must not have been too bad.  I'm down 2lbs!  I have been participating in a fitness challenge at the Y that is Biggest Loser-esque.  We are in small teams, and work out 2x a week with our assigned trainer, including weigh-ins.  It's been a total blast. I am really enjoying teh team workouts (which have been tough!) and learning to use some of the equipment in the gym that I had never tried. I think those workouts have helped boost my weight loss, too, which is awesome.

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  3. Excellent!! I know you're feeling good!

    I gained 1.4 pounds. RAWR.

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  4. I always love your comments, Jill. They're so encouraging - especially knowing that you've been there and done that. Thanks for encouraging me again!

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  5. Oh, that sounds like so much fun! I'd love to do something like that. What a great motivavation. Congrats on your 2 lb. loss! That's awesome!

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  6. Ugh!! I'm sorry. Female hormones, perhaps? That was part of my problem last week. I had that week of the month.

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  7. Nope, not here. It could partly because I ate heavier/saltier than usual yesterday, but I'm not going to use that as the excuse. I haven't been going at my workouts as intensely, and I can tell. I have to *make* myself go do them, and I think it shows.

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  8. I can relate. I go through those phases sometimes. Hopefully, it's just one of those slumps that you'll be out of soon.

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  9. I admire your ability and perseverance with the running.  I've worked up the stamina for a bit of running/jogging, but my left knee simply will not tolerate it.  I pedal really hard when I'm on the bike/elliptical though to try to make up for it.  :-)

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  10. Tina @ Faith Fitness FunSeptember 19, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    That's definitely some good progress in the right directino. And I can only imagine how busy things get with two older children and all their activities plus family time. You're doing great! 

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