Still riding the freaking see-saw
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
*these being the weight watchers scale readings... my home scale was a bit more by anywhere from .2 to 1.2 depending. (Like this morning it said 197.8) But close enough, right?
I feel at peace with my decision to stop paying for the monthly pass...(which my current one is only good through 7/13) But at the same time, its scary. For the longest time before I started back in 6/15/10 I thought "I can do this on my own" but hadn't... so is it any wonder that I wonder if I can stick to my guns and lose.. or at least not GAIN any weight on my own?
I want to lose more. I have to get to 185 to be considered "overweight" by BMI. Yeah, I'm obese and can run like I do... and I know bmi and the scale aren't necessarily the be all and end all...but dang it!
So I have to wonder.. what can I do differently? I want to get this ball rolling again!!
Here's what I am going to do:
Track my points.. since I'm still paying for the program I might as well give it my ALL while I have access to etools. But I better start practicing with the paper tracker (I have the 12 week kind)... maybe track in sparkpeople too? Not sure about that..but its the only way I could "share" with folks here..
Water. 64-96 oz a day. (Coffee does not count! I can drink it if I want, but it doesn't count in terms of this...ditto for any diet sodas I might have)
Running.. currently doing 2-4 times a week.. lately its been on the lower end. Sunday's run was a "bad" one... meant to do 6 miles..got shaky legs at mile 3.1 and ended up walking a LOT and cutting it sort of short at 5.59... felt like a failure. Can you imagine that? Definitely shows a change since I considered that a "failure" when I should be celebrating that at least I went out there and did *something*. I want to get the running up more consistently..as well as figure out the shaky legs and occassional bouts of tight throat and wheezing. (Pulmonologist appointment 7/2/12)
Gotta work that strength training in! I've got a strength training routine Irishbeanergal was kind enough to share with me... as well as my Bob Harper dvd... and some kettlebell routines on livefitrevolution.org. There's also a basic strength training for runners routine here on sparkpeople. I'm going to commit my self to doing *SOMETHING* in this area.. at least 2 times this week...gonna shoot for three if I can. (Weds, Friday and Sunday)
I guess that's all I can do.. .. anyone have any other ideas, I'd be happy to "hear" them.