Friday, April 13, 2012
This is an email I sent to my family updating them on my progress:
So official weigh in after one month is 19 pounds. Really wanted that 20 but I was told that working out would slow me down and it has. That is fine - it will pick up again once my body realizes it is ok.
I started with 2 weeks on Medifast and then switched to following a 1200-1500 calorie diet, under 150 grams of carbs, 80 ounces of water, 3 days of cardio & 3 days of cross training per week. I have had one HF problem - retaining water (7 pounds overnight) that took 2 days to go away.
My knee is feeling pretty good (still sore but NOTHING like before) I am up to a 15 min mile and can do 1.5 miles while talking non-stop with Charlie. I completed the first week of my 5 K training plan (4 weeks to go) and can do an hour of dance and 10 mins on the recumbent bike without dying.
For month 2 - I am adding in a 100 pushup program and a 200 sit up program. Those will be done 3 days a week have not decided if they will be on my 5K days or my XT days but I'll decide over the weekend.
My goals for the 2nd month 4/13 - 5/13:
Complete 5 K training and walk a 5K in 45 minutes.
Continue 3 days of XT per week
Lose 10 pounds
Maintain the same eating plan (find more veggies I like)
Research a 10K program for the AF Marathon 10K at Wright Patterson AFB in September (registered & paid for race, breakfast & special dinner at the Air Force Museum, hotel reservations made, vacation time reserved)
Get up to 20 minutes on the recumbent bike
I am happy with the weight loss but happier with how good I feel. Looking forward to the next month!