Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weekly Weigh In

Apparently it is week 7 of this journey.  I'm not sure how that happened, but it did.  Time is flying by!  I've been at this almost 2 months!  It's starting to feel more like a regular part of my routine, which is awesome.  I'm hoping that between the blogging, logging into My Fitness Pal, and watching the progress from the blog community, this thing might actually stick!

I went for a run last night.  The goal was 5.5 miles and I mapped out my run prior to starting it.  Typically, I just run around my neighborhood until I get sufficiently lost and then try to make my way out of suburbia back to my home.  This works out well for mileage because I borrow my husband's GPS watch so I know how far I've ran. Last night, however, he was using his magic watch on a bike ride so I was forced to map out a run.  Also, because of Mr. Creeper in the neighborhood, I was sticking to main roads that are heavily trafficked.

My run sucked.  If there is such a thing as a runner's high, this was definitely a runner's low.  I must have not eaten enough before the run to give me energy to burn, because within the first mile I was feeling it.  Halfway through my stomach started revolting and I had to make a quick trip to the gas station to use the facilities.  Talk about annoying!  The gas station was the halfway point in my run, and I could've taken a different turn and cut over 2 miles off the run but I decided to push through it and just keep going.  I didn't want to disappoint myself, especially after not losing any weight after last week.

I finished it.  I walked more than I would like, but I finished the 5.5 miles in about an hour and twenty minutes.  I'm proud of myself for continuing on when I REALLY wanted to stop.  And today I feel much better.  Next time I run I am going to be sure I've properly eaten prior to my run, and had enough water.  I had only drank about 2-3 cups of water the whole day before that run and it wasn't enough to keep my hydrated.  Lesson learned!

So...it's time for the weekly weigh-in.  I really didn't want to do it this week, but I knew I couldn't just skip.  I promised honesty right at the beginning of this blog, and I'm going to stick to it.  So, without further delay I present my stats as of today:
I will be interested to see where these numbers lie in a week.  Hopefully I can make up for last week somehow and post some wicked awesome numbers next week.  Not super likely, but a girl can dream.  :)  I just want to be able to say that I did my best this week, because I find that that's where I feel the happiest with myself.  

How are you doing with your working out and eating?  What struggles have you experienced?  What moments are you proud of?


  1. You are doing great overall! Keep at it and the scale will play along.

    I had put weightloss on the WAY back burner for the last few weeks. This week it's back to it. Making my weekly meetings and tracking my points...

  2. You're doing great! Keep at it but make sure you don't increase your running too much.

    Currently I am trying to learn how to rest and heal.