Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Weekly Weigh-In #14

After 2 less than stellar weeks on the scale, I FINALLY saw -20 pounds! 20.6 pounds in 14 weeks averages to 1.47 (we'll call it 1.5) pounds per week. For a female of may advanced age, I should be just fine with that. I was a little cranky, I really wanted get to (1st) halfway this week. If I get there next week, that's just fine. I have to remember that this is never a short process for me and if I get to -58 in less than a year, I'm OK with that, it took me a full year to lose 50 the last time. 

Saturday - Sat in the stupid hot at Kev's tennis tournament
Sunday - Run 2.32 miles, Body Flow
Monday- Body Pump
Tuesday - Nada
Wednesday - Body Combat
Thursday - Body Pump
Friday - Nope

I've been to a lot of Body Pump the last week and a half. I know strength training is important and I know muscle weighs less than fat, but I might need to switch my workouts to focus more on cardio. Maybe... It's all a work in progress and I still haven't been able to find a decent correlation to type of workout to food to weight loss any give week.

What I'm eating this week

I remembered to take a picture! This is the JC lasagna and a side of sauteed spinach. I ate it and it was good.

I wasn't 100% thrilled with any of the pictures I took this week. I wore this polka dot dress that I'd only worn once last year. I was convinced at the time that I was pushing the boundaries of it then, so I put it in the back of the closet. I pulled it out and felt better in it, but then I did a side by side comparison and I don't know, I don't see much of a difference between the 2.

Maybe some in the waist? Ehhh...

We went to the Capital Grill last week and I ate all the things. I have no regrets.

Monthly Goals
How'd I do last month?

1. Run 1x per week? YES
2. Eat off plan 1x per week? Nope. I really don't know of that's reasonable. I need to learn how to not gain 45 pounds eating non JC food. 
3. Lose 7 pounds? Nope. I lost 4.6. It was a slow loss month for me (probably due to the food) I think I still have some bigger losses in me, I just need to focus on the food and creating a decent calorie deficit. 

On to August goals!
1. Six, can we get six pounds?
2. Keep on running!
3. I might regret this one. I'm discovering that if I don't go to the gym, I don't meet Apple Watch's active calorie goal of 590. I work in an office, at a desk. Even getting up often, I can't get there. Last night Kev and I walked all over DT Raleigh and I hit the 30 minute exercise goal, but only 457 out of 590 active calories. If it wasn't hot as Hades, I'd go for a walk at lunch. Instead I drive to get coffee #2 each day.

Here's to a great August!

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  1. It is SO HARD to meet fitness tracker goals without going to the gym! I made a goal to get 10K steps every day in August, and I almost gave up on it yesterday (yes, the second day in August) because I was in such a crappy mood. But at the last minute, when I had 5,000 steps, I decided to go for a walk to get those steps in...and it took FOREVER. And I feel like I only burn like 200 active calories a day. Ha!

    Yay for 20 pounds down!!!

    1. Thanks! I swear, I can't get to the active calories burned if I don't go to the gym. Even the other day, I ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes before yoga and I still had to work to get to my goal. It's harder than I thought it would be!

  2. YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Applauding you!!! That's truly an accomplishment