Saturday, February 19, 2011

February 19, 2011

Wow... I didnt realize it had been so long since I had posted. I have recently returned to work and find that I have less time to keep up with this.

Last week: 181.4
This week: 177.8
Lost: -3.6 lbs!
Total lost: 26.2 lbs

Finally getting into the 170's was terribly exciting for me. It has been a long time since Ive seen these numbers. Of course, I still feel like an orca, but at least I know Im making progress. I am just over 1/3 of the way to my goal weight.

Ive been doing the c25k program and have had an injury plaguing me and my progress but I am chugging along. I have developed bursitis in my left knee but I have been doing my best to manage it with an anti-inflammatory Rx gel, ice, stretching and a brace. I will also be going to Road Runner Sports to get a gait analysis to get the proper running shoes for my gait and style of running. I just completed week 3 day 1 and boy did I feel fat after that! How is it that 3 minutes of running can feel like a marathon? Seriously... I am WAY out of shape. It was also my first experience running outdoors and I think that it really may be harder. I thought it was going to be easier than using the treadmill, but I appear to be corrected.

I also meet with a co-worker to do strength training twice a week after school. Monday's and Thursday's we get together and do strength training based on the principles in The 4-Hour Body. Glenn has given me the book to read as we are working on my strength training and it really appears to be the smart man's way to get fit. I hope that the combination of cardio and strength training really starts to show some good results. Im also hoping that I wont be useless every weekend for the rest of the school year. Im. So. Sore.

After my horrid workout yesterday (you know... the one that made me feel like a giant orca?), I was so hungry that I had a major binge when I got home. I am very disappointed in myself for eating like that. It wasnt even as if I ate every horrible thing in the house, but rather a little bit of a couple of junky things. I had macaroni and cheese, a piece of bread, some garlic and parmesan pretzel crisps, 3 (or was it 4?) chicken nuggets and (I cant believe I am going to admit this) some Bisquick. Yes, I ate freaking biscuit dough. I have this weird thing with doughs- I LOVE them. Bread dough, cookie dough, pizza dough, biscuit dough (not the kind in a can though) and even pie crusts. WTH? Who eats this crap? Ummm, THIS girl does. At least the Bisquick is only 3 points. (hanging head in shame).

I just got interrupted by my oldest son so I have now lost my train of thought. Figures, right? Hopefully I will return later with more. If not.... I promise I'll be back next week.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I KNEW it!

So, I put myself back on the scale this morning and here are the results:

Starting weight: 204
Today's weight: 183
This week change: -2 lbs
Total weight loss: -21 lbs

I KNEW my scale was on crack yesterday!!!!!

Ive got my mojo back...

On a side note- Ive got this pressing NEED to not just walk on the treadmill tonight but to actually do a week 2 run/walk cycle from c25k. Why do we have to do it every other day anyway? If I think I can handle it, Im going to go for it!