Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I've been doing the training regimen for the 5K YourWay challenge, for about 4 weeks now. I actually just added it to my usual running and workout schedule, but it's been helpful.
So helpful in fact, that I broke my best speed today!
I've been trying to do 5K in under 35 minutes forever! Today I dit it in34:20!
I was so excited I texted everyone I know...well, after I caught by breath that is!
It was fun, it was exciting, it was hard as hell!
But I am so pleased that I was able to do it.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I just recalculated my BMI and I am no longer obese!!!
Since joining SparkPeople I've lost over 25 lbs and my BMI went from 33.9 to 29.2!
Not a huge change but enough to take me from the 'obese' to the 'overweight' category.
Now, if I can just get off this plateau and back to the "actually losing weight" category!
Monday, July 09, 2012
Well, this past week was a kind of different, but worth every calorie and slippery slope.
We spent the week at our lake house, with our newly married daughter, her husband, and our son. For the first time it was all five of us just hanging out.
There was lots of laughing, and cooking and eating, and swimming and eating, and boating and eating and drinking and eating.... and on top of all that, this was a working vacation, so there was a little extra stress around each day. Did I mention that I'm a stress eater? Ya, that too.
We had good weather, except for the 4th got totally rained out, leaving us to sit around and play cards for the evening. Which was fun, but I lost all my pennies that night!
All in all, I'd say it was a fine week. Not perfect, but really very good.
I had a wonderful visit with my daughter and got to know my new son-in-law much better. They have now moved to California, so this was a special time for all of us.
I made very good meal choices at breakfast and lunch each day.
I ate more, and drank a bit more, than I probably should have each night, but I didn't obsess or even worry about it too much; just sort of went with the flow.
I felt like I was in control, as much as I wanted or needed to be.
I worked out 5 of the 7 days I was there, even without my beloved treadmill!
I got most of the work I needed to done. Well, mostly done. Ended up working late into the weekend after we got home and the kids left.
Ultimately, I weighed in this morning, and found that I neither lost nor gained any weight this week. I was surprised, and really pleased to see that!
It was an easy week to spend less time perusing the site and collecting Sparkpoints, because I wasn't following my program very closely, or tracking my diet or exercise. But now that I'm back, and will be home at least this week, I'd like to get back to tracking, and back to losing weight, rather than staying the same.
My goal for this week is to find a middle ground where I am using SP as I was at the beginning, and taking advantage of the control and benefits it has to offer, but not sitting in front of a computer screen for hours every day, when I should be more active and productive.
I feel like I know where I want to go, I'm just not sure how to get there. If anybody knows the way, I sure would appreciate directions.
Thanks Spark Friends!
Monday, July 02, 2012
Days 3-6 all went pretty well, and by that I mean no disasters!
Ate well all weekend, not perfect. Still far better than the old me.
Worked out every day, big plus. I find I can deal with most anything, as long as I have a good 60 minute cardio session each day.
Not getting in as much water as I do at home, because there is a problem with the well, so we are on bottled water and trying to make sure it all lasts till Friday. Maybe I will supplement with wine....just a thought!
Also had a bit of an eye opener from a friend. And have decided to spend more time on my lifestyle pursuits and less time on the computer...i.e. my relentless quest for SP points, reading blogs, articles, stories and studies. Not that I don't enjoy every minute of it, but I really am online too much and missing out on other things.
So going forward, you may see less of me online, so there is less of me in general.
Hope all my S are doing well and enjoying a wonderful summer so far!
All the best, TTFN.
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