Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Weigh to Go Wednesday
Yesterday, I posted my weigh in results for my Biggest Loser competition. At school, with my clothes on, after a cup of coffee and a breakfast bar, I weighed in at 221lbs.
Last week, I said that I'd probably use that number for both Biggest Loser and the Power of One Challenge... but after seeing the result on MY scale this morning....urm, no...not gonna happen.
Yes, it will be a pain in the you know where to keep track of two weigh-ins each week... not really, but you know...but I started out using my scale for this challenge, so I'm going to continue. You'll see why in a second.
Aunt Flo is in town this week. My track record has always been to have a 2lb gain when she's here. I've seen that same gain each and every month since January of last year...even when I was on my "break". I've learned to accept it, not freak out about it, and know that it will be gone next week. That is, as long as I don't give in to any temptation of salty stuff - which seems to be my craving of choice when she's here - and continue with my running - despite feeling bloated and yucky.
So, want to see the results?? DO YA?? Okie dokie then...
Starting weight: 227lbs
Weight last week: 221.4lbs
Weight this week: 219.8lbs
That's a loss of 1.6lbs!!
My total weight loss so far is 7.2lbs in 3 weeks.
A total percentage of weight loss of 3.17%
I'm stoked...over the moon...ecstatic.
That's a slow and steady loss...not even considering my Aunt Flo weight that could be altering the number. PLUS it means I'm beating my 2lb a week weight loss goal!!!
It doesn't matter to me AT ALL that I'm not in the leader board for the challenge...because I'm accomplishing my goals. As long as I'm seeing the slightest of loss each week - I'm a happy camper.
I feel really good about what I've been up to since last Wednesday. I altered my running plan on Monday, and decided that I would shoot for 3 miles for each of my runs this week. On Monday, I did 3.1 miles in a little over 50 minutes.
I'm not concerned about pace at all right now. I'm doing a jog/ walk mix, so I can't expect to be seeing fast times...but I'm going the distance. After the session, I felt like I really pushed myself, got in a great work-out, and that's what really matters. I also felt that shooting for 3 miles isn't over-doing it. I didn't feel horribly sore yesterday...so I'm ready to tackle that distance again today.
I got my hands on the Zumba game for PS3 - and I plan to start that tomorrow. I will do that on Thursdays and Saturdays...so, technically, Tuesdays will be my only "rest day". A lot of people will probably tell me that one day a week isn't enough rest....well, I figure it doesn't hurt anything to get some movement in almost every day. I guess I will just have to see how I do.
I'm drinking plenty of water, I'm eating right....I'm finally finding my groove.
Can you tell a difference in my attitude? It really occurred to me last night, while reading back over some blog posts from my "break" that I did a lot of whining and complaining and moaning and groaning. I started the year out like that too - when I wasn't yet motivated, or I was having difficulty getting started.
I feel totally different now. I'm happy. I'm proud of myself. I feel motivated. I LOVE seeing my hard work pay off. I'm back to filling my posts each day with my accomplishments, my plans...my weight loss/ healthy lifestyle journey.
As much as I hated back tracking after taking some time off - I still feel like it was the best thing I could have done. It taught me a valuable lesson - and now I have the words to prove it. Not only do I see a physical difference when I'm working towards my weight loss goals... I feel it. I'm happier, less stressed, more energetic. I really feel like I need to thank the folks at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. Their challenge really got me focused on something - not just competing in a weight loss competition... but finding the moral to the challenge...the POWER of ME!
So, I ask you today...
Do you notice an attitude difference when you're succeeding in your goals?
Do you feel like focusing on your health and weight loss has improved your mentality and stress levels?
Till next time. ;)