Sunday, November 09, 2008
I think that I did well on week one of our November Challenge. I only went to the gym three times this past week. (a big difference from previous weeks where I was going all seven days) I did two to three hours of water exercise every day that I went to the gym. The other four days of the week I did large amounts of walking with my sister or my husband. We either walked around our neighborhood or walked around the local shopping mall. I listened to my body and skipped the weight machines this week due to back pain. (I intend to go back to doing the machines when my back feels better) Instead, I used 6 pound dumbbells twice this week at home and water weights during my water workouts at the gym. I did not think that I would continue to lose weight when I started practicing moderation in my workouts, but I still lost one pound. I was really afraid that if I did cut back on the large amounts of exercise (yes, I know that I am being compulsive in the amount of exercise I am doing) that my metabolism would come to a total standstill and I'd stop losing weight. Since I am severe hypothyroid, this still may be something that may happen this week if I'm not careful. My measurements were the same as they were last week and that pleases me. All in all, I am pleased with the way the first week played out. I am ready and excited to start week two of the November Challenge!!! Go Fowl Play! We can do this!