Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fun, Family 5K, and Fury

I will start out by saying that I'm not having the best of mornings.

In fact, I'm not very happy at all....but before I get to that I want to share my weekend.

The weekend was great.  I worked my butt off.

Friday, I ran 2 miles.  Saturday, I ran 1 mile.  Sunday, I ran a 5K.  Last night, I went to the gym for an hour.

Now, usually I do most of my running on a small 1/4 mile track located at my local park.  It's flat - the track and the concrete.  Running a mile on the track, I've discovered, is totally different than running on a road.

Sunday, I took my brother and sister home to my parents' house.  They live in the country, on a dirt road.  I decided to run my 5K while I was there - and I decided to recruit my mom to do it with us.

So, my mom, my sister, Peanut, and I took off on a 5K run on the hilly dirt road that circles my parent's house. 

What a difference it is running on that type of terrain.  It was hard.  Very hard.  I pushed myself, but probably not as hard as I could - being that I wanted to stay somewhat close to my mom.  I ended up finishing with a time of 47:52 and a pace time of 15:23 per mile.  Not too bad, under the circumstances.  I learned very quickly, however, that I need to start practicing for my 5K away from the comfort of the flat track I usually run.

There was plenty of exercise thrown in to my weekend.  On top of the running, I also spent some time playing soccer with the kids and taking Jelly for a long walk. 

I also ate VERY well.  I watched everything I ate, and I logged everything that went into my mouth. 

As of this morning, I have a calorie deficit since Friday of 5537 calories.  In weight, that's about 1.6lbs I burned off.  That's not too shabby.

NOW let's get to the part to why I'm so angry this morning. 

Today is the weigh in for the Biggest Loser.  I'm not confident that I have a chance to win - being that I found out yesterday that the coach in the competition who started out weighing 188lbs has managed to lose 13lbs.  Yeah, not gonna beat that. 

I didn't want to let that deter me, though.  I want to give it a go - finish strong - all that jazz. 

I step on the scale this morning...and what do I see?  216lbs!!!  A GAIN OF 2LBS since my weigh in last Wednesday!!

Are you freakin' kidding me??

All of that hard work and what do I get for it?  A GAIN!!

I'm so not happy right now.  I started out the Biggest Loser competition weighing 225.8lbs on January 11th.  The scale that's used to weigh us tends to add about 2lbs on top of what my scale says at home...and before I even step on it, I'm showing a 2lb gain.  If I step on that scale this morning and see a weight between 216-218?  Well, that's just pathetic.

It would mean that I didn't even lose 10lbs in three months!! 

Days like today are days that just make me question everything I'm doing.  All the hard work, the careful consideration, the logging, watching the numbers....and I get a reward of a gain on the scale.

I know, I know, there's a lot that could cause a gain - but really? Today?  It has to happen today?

It's not just the Biggest Loser competition I'm worried about, either.  Tomorrow I weigh in for the Spring in 2 Action challenge.  My partner is counting on me.  We both made a pact to really push ourselves this week - and I did - but now I get to report to her that I've gained weight this week.

NOT the way I wanted to start my day.  I'm officially not speaking to my scale again - it's gone too far this time.

OK, enough for now.  Today is my last day before I get a small spring break - so I'm going to focus on that to get me out of this mood.

Till next time.
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  1. Hang in there partner...I have been there and it sucks when you work so hard and the scale doesn't show it. Go out and enjoy your spring break with your kids. You have worked way to hard to let this bump in the road slow you down!

  2. Keep our chin up mate - it's weird that I came across your blog because earlier today I read this article about gaining weight after you do intense workouts - apparently sometimes when our muscles aren't prepared for the workout, when they tear which is a natural part of building muscles, our body starts retaining water as an infammation response to the workout and that's what the extra pounds can be attributed to - so if this is the case with you, you'll find that the wieght will disappear as suddenly as it came on. I was researching for myself because this part week I have really hard-cored it with my mini trampoline aerobics and interval training workouts but found out today that I gained 3 pounds! After reading the article that I did I am pretty sure that it is indeed water retenstion because I have not altered anything, been eating fine, just upped my workout level. Anyway, I hope this helps!

  3. Thanks, Adah. Definitely planning on enjoying my spring break!!

    Needak - it's funny, I was told the same thing..have been told that many times. I woke up this morning seeing a much better number on the scale - so it seems that you may be correct. It bums me out that it's a day too late for my BL competition.


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