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5k Progress and the evil of Scales

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

No way.
No sooner did I happily report that I was maintaining when my weight took a nasty high jump.

Can't be.

I had bee camping last weekend at an SCA event. Yes I did indulge in alot of calories.
I was also very active.
Our gear has to be carried into the camp site since no cars are allowed to pull through.
Tent set up.
Saturday JAHINTZY and I walked all over the place enjoying the day and in the afternoon we hit the pool where I spent a bit of time doing actual laps and raising my heart-rate not just relaxing and cooling off like I was tempted to do.
Sunday we had to breakdown all the stuff we set-up.

I confess, that due to hormones and a confidence in my ability to counter-balance the indulgences I over-ate. The food was amazing at this Event!

I found the spike in weight very unsettling.
Apparently I did not do Enough to counter-balance the calorie damage.
This is something I need to be very mindful of. I love food. One of the reasons I exercise so much is so that I have no forbidden foods. I need to remember that portion control is still essential. I don't care how much I exercise I still can't take in a couple thousand extra a day for 3 days and not pay the piper.

I was very tired yesterday having not slept well all weekend due to an air mattress malfunction (Fri & Sat) and heat discomfort (Sun).

Rather than beat myself up, I simply hydrated, ate very well yesterday and attacked the treadmill when I got home. (all I wanted to do was sleep but I also reasoned I would sleep better if I had my exercise first)

Side-bar. JAHINTZY and I are doing my first 5k together in August. Run or Dye.
I had been telling her on Saturday that being my first I did not expect to kick butt, but I wanted to get my time under 40 minutes at the very least. Even more so I am hoping for, but not counting on, 35 minutes.
One must have a goal.

Last night, with my tread mill set at a very slight incline I managed 39 minutes 54 seconds!
WooHoo! (previous best time was close to 42 minutes I believe)
With cool off I was on there a good 48 minutes.

I had a very healthy and balance dinner.
I slept like a rack last night.

Now back to the weight.
I broke a rule this morning. I usually only weight in once a week on Mondays. I really do not want to be scale obsessive.
I still did not trust the 184.4
Some of that had to be water retention from the heat and stuff all weekend.
So I stepped on it again today.
This morning I am happy to report I checked in at 182.2.
Much better.
It is still 2 more pounds than I want to be maintaining.

7.2 more pounds than I want to be by the end of the summer. (ok, 12.2 pound for my secretly hoped for goal)

17.2 More pounds than the goal weight I originally programmed into Spark and am no longer sure that I really am going to aim for. No really, I am aware I still have a little too much fat on my body so I am still hoping to melt more fat. I am going to scale this by how I feel not the number of the scale in end. (it is a helpful indicator of progress but not the end measuring stick) I feel very good right now and would feel even better if I can shed a little more fat, but am not sure if I have 17 worth of fat left I want to dump.

I've got this. Really

I am still taking away a little lesson on balance. I think I needed to be reminded to re-check my portion control. Yet, I am happy to know I did not quite do the damage that I thought yesterday.

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    Looking back at this blog it is really great to know that I exceeded my 5K goal. I find that reviewing ones own blogs can be inspiring.
    1613 days ago
  • APED7969
    I've made it a habit to not weigh in for 2 or 3 days after a bit weekend away or a vacation. A lot of it seems to be water weight that comes off with normal eating. Waiting keeps me from getting bummed out about a big gain. Unfortunately I also need to realise that the extra thousand or more calories still does add weight too, my jeans keep me honest about that!
    1690 days ago
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