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Day 55 - Week 8 Weigh-In

Friday, April 05, 2013

Starting Weight: 419
Last Weigh-in (3/30): 357.7
Today's Weight: 359.2

This Week
Cardio Min: 158 (3 walk/runs, swimming)
Strength Min: 20
Flexibility Min: 90 (stretching, yoga)

Last night was a cheat meal (first I've had in over a week). I'm pretty sure I needed it... and it wasn't really bad food or anything, and the portion wasn't crazy, just high in sodium. So I'm not feeling bad about the gain, I think it's mostly water weight and I'm looking forward to next week's weigh-in. I'm refocusing today and making my meal plan for the week to make sure I get a good number on the scale next week (low sodium, no carbs at dinner, tons of fruits and veggies, lots of fiber all week long, and I will definitely not have another cheat meal until AFTER next week's weigh-in). I am a little bit behind my 100 lb in 1 year schedule, but I know I can catch up! It's just motivating me even more to do great next week.

My running is going really well!! I'm feeling really... just, healthy. Like, it used to almost kill me, but now it's just fun and makes me feel good each time I do it. I know I am making fitness gains... and my energy levels and my mood are both great. I haven't needed to ice anything lately, so I guess my body is adapting and getting stronger. I'm really proud of myself for being so consistent. Overall, I am pleased with my progress, despite scale fluctuations -- I'm looking at the big picture, and it's looking great.

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  • KIPPER15
    Sodium always pushes me up on the scale. Keep the positive outlook! Run, girl, run. emoticon
    1903 days ago
  • _BABE_
    Your cheat meal likely had some sodium etc so your weight gain is temporary...way to stoke the fire. emoticon
    1904 days ago
    Wow. This was really nice to read. Congratulations on all of your progress, and on your ability to look at the big picture. It may not seem like that big of a thing, but making that mental leap is really important.
    1904 days ago
  • 35ANGELS
    emoticon job on the running. I agree with you...have your cheat meal after your weight in lol emoticon
    1904 days ago
    Wow - the running has become -----fun! I am still working on the walking, so that is inspiration to me. Right now, it is just walking a mile without stopping! Sounds like an awesome picture to mee! Keep doing what you are doing!!! emoticon
    1904 days ago
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