Good afternoon friends! How are you doing on this Wednesday? My friend has the flu this week so we haven’t been able to meet up for our week day runs, which means I have been left on my own to fit in my easy runs. I tried to go for a run last night but all of the treadmills at the gym were full when I got there and I forgot socks. Plus, my body wasn’t feeling the greatest last night. If my body is cooperating this evening, I may try to run outside after work. I have found that if I leave work a little bit earlier than normal and stay close to the office, than I can run while there is still light outside. I really want to run outside more this year and I think that will be possible with the help of my friend. I feel like I have been spending way too much time of my time hiding on the treadmill lately.
Since it is Wednesday, it is time to check in our weight loss goals to see how we are doing. Last week was a pretty good week for me with all things considered. After a rough day on Tuesday, I really could have fallen off of the wagon. I could have gorged myself on chocolate or ice cream. I could have crawled into a hole and ignored all of my plans for the week but I didn’t. Instead, I tried to ignore my thoughts and feelings. For the most part, I stuck to my diet and fitness plan. There were a few days that I could have attempted to get a workout in my my body wasn’t up to it on those days.
- (Re)Starting Weigh In (12/15/14): 171.4 lbs.
- Last Week’s Weigh In (2/2/15): 167.6 lbs.
- This Week’s Weigh In (2/9/15): 166.2 lbs.
- This Week’s Weight Change: –1.4 lbs. (-0.84%)
- Total Weight Change: –5.2 lbs. (-3.04%)
Week 8 Progress Photos
Last week, my goal was to simply my subtle changes in my weekly routine to help increase my weight loss. I realized that if I want to actually lose weight than I have to keep my focus for the entire week and just the work week. Up until two weeks ago, I was vigorously tracking my calories from Monday to Friday only. Over the weekend, I would simply make an effort to eat healthy without worrying about how many calories I was actually eating because we would go to a restaurant that had no available nutritional value. The crazy OCD person that I am would only become more neurotic if I didn’t track all of my calories for the day. Two weeks ago, Pete and I decided to be better about our eating habits all week, including the weekend. That was also about the time when I realized that I wasn’t doing something quite right. I was making sure that I was under my daily calorie count every single day but I still wasn’t losing any weight. For the last two weeks, I have tracked my calories everyday and I have successfully lost weight each week.
My goal for this week is to simply survive. Unfortunately, I am experiencing a bit of a flair up and I am afraid that another episode like the on in December may happen again if I push myself too hard. As scared as the thought of surgery makes me, I will be relieved when I will finally feel normal again. This week may also make it difficult for me to reach my mileage goal for the month. Anyway, I am going to focus on tracking my calories and fit in workouts when my body will let me. I am also going to try to stay away from excess sweets this week. I can’t make any promises though since it is Valentine’s Day on Saturday.
How are you doing your weight loss goals?