Monday, April 24, 2017

Weight loss-- week 16

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 217.3
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
TODAY'S WEIGHT: 212.8
Weight loss this week:  4.5
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 27


If I could just get over this hump and lose those three pounds, that would be awesome. 


Monday, April 17, 2017

Weight loss-- week 15

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 212.8
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
TODAY'S WEIGHT: 217.3
Weight loss this week: GAIN 4.5
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 22.5

Well, crap. 

It's like that Paula Abdul song. "I take 2 steps forward, I take 2 steps back!" I've been losing and gaining the same 5 pounds for almost two months now. And I just ate like a thousand Cadbury mini eggs in the last hour, so I'm not expecting miracle weight loss tomorrow. 

So, how do you get back on track when you're in a rut? 




Monday, April 10, 2017

weight loss-- week 14

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 215.6
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
TODAY'S WEIGHT: 212.8
Weight loss this week: 2.8
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 27

OK, the last month was kind of a bust weight loss-wise, but I've been back to losing weight the last couple of weeks, so I'm feeling good! I don't think I'm going to be able to get to my cruise weight by the end of May, which was my original goal, so I'm going to have to rethink that. Still, it WILL happen! Only 22 pounds left! I'm over half way there! And less than 40 pounds left to get to my ultimate goal of 175. 

Of all the times I've tried to lose weight, I've never hit goal. NEVER! The closest I've ever come was 185, and that was 7 years ago. Will I be able to do it this time? I honestly don't know. I personally think it's amazing that I was able to get back on track after my 7 pound gain in March! Usually when I have a setback like that, it starts a downward spiral that I'm not able to escape from. So this month really was a win! 






Thursday, April 6, 2017

weight loss-- week 13

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 217.8
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
TODAY'S WEIGHT: 215.6
Weight loss this week: 2.2
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 24.2

Dang, the week's almost over and  I haven't posted! 

This week I was back on track and lost another 2 pounds! After being stuck for the last three weeks, it's been good to see the scale move again. I had a bit of a set back yesterday (went to Wendy's for lunch and then ate some of the Easter candy!), but I'm still hoping for another 2 pound loss when I weigh in on Sunday. We'll see! 




Monday, March 27, 2017

weight loss-- week 12

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 217.9
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
TODAY'S WEIGHT: 217.8
Weight loss this week: .1
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 22.0

Another bad week, but at least I didn't gain! 




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Yes, I had a gain last week. We're not going to dwell on that. Let's talk more about running.

I am not a runner. There's nothing even remotely fun about it. But it's such good exercise, and I WANT to love it, and I want my kids to love it. So we decided to give running a try.

The first day, I "ran" a mile in 16 minutes. The next day, I didn't run at all, but I walked the mile fast than I ran it the day before. Yes, I am an extremely slow runner. After that, I sat on the couch.

But "running" two days a week isn't bad.  I figure that's a starting point. I just need to work on it not hurting so much.

Yes, it hurts. So bad. I only ran maybe half the distance the first day, and my feet hurt so bad. This was the main reason I walked the mile the second day, running was out of the question. Four days later, and my feet were still in pain. I'm fairly certain that I have arthritis in my feet. Or maybe plantar fasciitis.  

My husband doesn't believe me, but then again, he doesn't do any running at all, so he really can't talk.

A coworker told me yesterday that new research suggests that walking is actually better exercise for you than running. I don't know what this new research is, but I'm for sure on board with it!

What about you.... are you a runner?






Monday, March 20, 2017

Weight loss-- week 11

Starting 1-1-17 weight: 239.8
Last week's weight: 210.8
Cruise Weight 190.8
Ultimate goal weight: 175
TODAY'S WEIGHT: 217.9
Weight loss this week: GAIN 7.1
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 21.9


Yikes. Binge much, Lovely? 

I guess they can't all be good weeks.