Thursday Weigh-In

WEIGH-IN

2014-05-29 Weigh in

Starting Weight: 130.2 lbs

Current Weight: 124.3 lbs

Difference From Last Week: +0.1 lbs

Total Loss: 5.9 lbs

Goal Weight: 109 lbs
Weight to Lose: 15.3 lbs

A gain of 0.1 lbs? I’ll take it! – Not that 0.1 lbs means anything. 🙂

After sitting on the lower end of 124-ville, I’m starting to feel motivated about losing the 0.3 pound to slide into 123. After all, I am able to (somewhat) workout now and losing that little amount of weight means that I need to create a deficit of only 1160 calories for the week (approx 165 calories a day). Sounds doable, I’m going for it!

A little recap since last week’s weigh-in:

  • Exercise: Two workouts for a total of 4.25 miles. Unfortunately, those workouts happened yesterday and the day before, which means none between last Thursday and this past Tuesday. Now that my leg is feeling better, I will be upping the frequency.
  • ST: Last week, I said that I wanted to incorporate some kind of ST into my program, but I nixed that idea for now. These workouts are already taxing on my leg and I prefer to focus on the very simple task of walking before I start adding other exercises to the mix.
  • Food: I’m still eating what I consider smaller meals, but it must not be that small because I keep feeling too full in the afternoon for snacks. Hmm, sounds like I need to review what I eat.

What I will/need to work on:

  • Exercise: Workouts I am good with but rest? I am the worst at scheduling and going through with rest days! I need to work on this for sure if I am to keep myself injury-free.
  • Food: Eating lighter meals so that I won’t feel too full to eat my afternoon snacks
  • Get to bed earlier: Third week in a row this has made on my list. Time to do something about it.

Wins:

  • I can now workout on back to back days!
  • Not only can I fit into my biggest pair of shorts, I need a belt now too.
  • I can fit into my 2nd biggest shorts, though slightly uncomfortably

EXERCISE LOG

I was going to rest today but I woke up roaring and ready to go.  Plus, my leg felt pretty great, so… Why not!

During yesterday’s fiasco, I ended up on a different route while trying to turn back home the second time. The change of scenery was so refreshing that I decided to go on similar streets on my walk today. However, my new route ended up being longer than the 2 miles I originally planned on and I ended up going 1/4 mile longer. Typically this is not a big deal and not even worth mentioning, but with my leg in the rehab process, I get worried about it. Turns out, everything was fine, although my leg was so happy that it was finished when I arrived home.

I will for sure take tomorrow off, but Saturday it will be back to it!

RECAP: 5/28 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer
  • Water

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 30 g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • Roasted chicken breast
  • Broccoli slaw

Snack

None

Dinner

  • Brisket sandwiches with au jus
  • Steamed veggies
  • French fries
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Back to Business Tuesday Mumbo Jumbo

After three luxurious days of sleeping in and relaxing, the last thing I want to do was wake up early for a workout.

But after almost a week of no workouts, there was no way I could skip today – especially since my leg feels okay again. So I took my time (read: 45 minutes) in sending step-by-step instructions to each muscle and limb to get myself out of bed. It was painful, but I finally did it and got dressed.

“Proof” that I got out of bed. NOT easy!

And tried to act thrilled about it.

YAY.

YAY.

But not after drinking a few big swigs of coffee. <– lifesaver

Cat on my office chair again. That little guy is such a boss!

Cat on my office chair again. That little guy is such a boss!

I pumped out 2.12 miles on my walk today, which may not sound impressive, but what was spectacular about it was that I didn’t experience any pain. There was a slight discomfort that started almost from the beginning, but it felt more like a stretch than pain or ache. In all, I consider it a massive improvement! Now to see if my leg will feel good enough to workout tomorrow as well… Crossing my fingers over here! 🙂


Random scenes from yesterday:

05/26: Weekend coffees are the best

Getting ready for a breakfast date with my fiance ❤

05/26 Brekkie: egg white veggie omelette, buttered wheat toast, bowl of fruit. Not pictured: 1/2 slice of white toast with butter

05/26 dinner: carne asada taco with refried beans and Cholula, 3/4 ear of buttered corn, and steamed veggies. Not pictured: additional 3/4 ear of buttered corn

EXERCISE LOG

Whoop!

RECAP: 5/26 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Coffee: 12 oz
  • Silk vanilla soy creamer: 1.5 tbsp
  • Water: 90 oz

Breakfast

  • Egg white veggie omelette
  • 2 slices wheat toast with butter
  • 1/2 slice white toast with butter
  • 1 cup fruit

Lunch [pic]

  • Carne asada with 2 tbsp refriend beans on corn tortilla topped with Cholula
  • 2 – 3/4 ears of corn (1.5 total?)
  • Steamed veggies

Dinner

  • Strawberries with Greek yogurt (plus few shakes of cinnamon, a splash of vanilla extract, and a dribble of honey)

Caffeinated

Today was one of those days where I could not get myself going, starting with with iPhone that I brilliantly programmed to wake me up at 4:40 am. Instead of forcing my eyes open, I turned the thing off, rolled over, and immediately went back to sleep until 6:30 am. Unfortunately, sleeping in means no workout today, but hey! – my calf was sore anyway, so, um, that worked out… this time, anyway.

You’d think that two extra hours of sleep would make an exorbitant difference, but wrong! It took about three mugs of jasmine tea this morning for me to realize that it wasn’t working. So I went from this:

To this:

To the right of the tea is my weekend friend: coffee. Luckily there was one cup left in the pot that my fiance didn’t need to drink, so I snatched that stuff up. And chugged it. And walked around wide-eyed, alert, and infinitely more talkative. I’m sure if you were here, you’d find me prime company.

In an unrelated note, I did take advantage of my … energetic levels to do something to help me with my goal of eating smaller but more frequent meals: food prep! In my history of healthy eating, I was the most successful when I had all my meals prepped and portioned out ahead of time. While today’s prep only involved my dessert, it immediately helped me to eat smaller during dinner time because I knew I had these waiting for me in the fridge:


Okay, so strawberries in Greek yogurt (with vanilla, cinnamon and honey) is not as exciting as cupcakes (dark chocolate with milk chocolate cream cheese frosting anyone?), However, since being wasteful is one of my pet peeves, just knowing that I need to eat this before it goes bad motivates me enough to do what I need to do.

If it works, it works, right? 🙂

EXERCISE LOG

Er, skipped. Tomorrow for sure!

RECAP: 5/19 FOOD LOG

Beverages

  • Jasmine tea: 12oz
  • Water: 101.4 oz

Breakfast

  • 3/4 cup Fage 0% Greek Yogurt
  • Banana
  • 30g Special K Vanilla Almond cereal

Lunch

  • 3/4 pastrami sandwich on rye with sauerkraut
  • 1/2 cup potato salad

Dinner

  • Cereal with banana, strawberries and almond milk