Monday, June 04, 2012
Just checking in... had a FANTASTIC weekend! Got to spend time with my boyfriend and enjoy my last weekend before summer starts. I went to the gym yesterday morning. I did the treadmill. I jogged a quarter mile. I was really excited because I haven't been able to jog a lap around the track before. Then I decided, well why not try for a half mile... but as I was jogging I said let's just keep going and make it a mile. So I jogged a quarter mile and then 3/4ths of a mile to total a whole mile. I was SO proud of myself! When I was doing the C25k program in Jan of 2009 I jogged a mile, but I haven't been able to do it since then. I worked last night at the country club. I bartended a wedding. I had to be there at 1, so I thought I would probably be over around 7. It actually wasn't done until 9:30, so i had a pretty late night. My legs hurt really bad after such a long shift and running in the morning. I took some pain killer and feel better today, but I can definitely feel some soreness. I am supposed to play tennis again today after school, so we'll see how that goes. Maybe we can just do some lighter practicing versus hard core games so I can recover a little.
I am looking back over my weight loss since I started back up again.
0.4 --- I think this was a slight gain because I had lost an abnormal amount the week before.
1 ----- same thing with this gain. I had lost almost 6 lbs the week before.
This week I lost .6 lbs. This is lower than it has been, so I was trying to reflect on how things are going. Last week some of my meals were a little unbalanced. I went to Red Lobster for a friend's birthday and I went to outback. Although I didn't go over my calories any days, I did have some pretty low meals so that I could have higher meals when I went out to eat. There were also several days where I had icecream. Again, I didn't go over my calories, but I did not eat like I had been eating. I want to refocus on not only continuing to stay in my ranges, but eat good calories. I also need to work out more this week. Last week I played tennis a few times, but I also need to go to the gym. I get nervous about just playing sports like tennis because I am not sure how they are calculating the calories... are they accurately calculating for a beginner like me, or are those the calories burned if I was an olympic tennis player? I'm afraid that the calories estimated might be too high, thus I am eating too much and not burning enough. I enjoy tennis, but I also want to include days where I use a machine or walk a designated distance so I can get a closer calorie estimate. Overall, I am still right on track with my goal to be 160 in August. So far my original mapping out of losing 2 lbs per week is still averaging out in my favor. I have been going through cookbooks to get some new meal ideas, so I am looking forward to try some of them this week and to enjoy my last week of school before summer starts:) Hope everyone has a good week!