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Holy crap, I missed Day 100!! Day 105 and I need some input

Friday, October 11, 2013

So it's day 105 for me... Oops. I missed the big 100 and I'm kind of bummed that I was so busy this past week. With a little downtime now, I've decided to catch everyone up!

I'm down a total of 17 pounds. I had a splurge-filled drama-filled weekend last weekend which consisted of visiting a friend at her larger university and having car problems which kept me at the dealership for awhile last Saturday. I definitely ate good (which means I ate what I wanted) but ended up weighing in with only a .2 gain at the end of the weekend. I wanted to poll people who read my blogs and ask - when do you weigh in? I usually do it on Mondays but I find myself feeling extremely guilty because weekends are typically when I deviate from my normal eating plan... So I weighed in today and actually recorded a loss throughout the week; I'm at 137.8 right now. I may change my day to Fridays permanently. I try to weigh in every day because it keeps me more accountable but I only record one day a week, and I think doing it at the end of the weekend/beginning of a new week leaves me very discouraged.

I've also been thinking about getting another gadget to enhance my motivation to run. I was looking into the Spark Tracker but also started looking into the NikePlus watch with GPS. What I would like is something that can record workouts for me because when I do it manually, it never syncs up exactly and the comparison is not close. I want to be able to do my fitness with my Nike apps and have it sync to Spark, but for right now I am just guestimating all my workouts to the best of my ability.

Lately I have been struggling with running. I'm not consistent.. I'm not even sure how I ran 5.5 kilometers on September 21st but I did it. I want to sign up for the Scope It Out 5k on October 19th in Chicago but I'm hesitant because I don't know if I can do it... I guess I'm just having doubts.

On the bright side, I figured out that I've been drinking a lot more water than I thought I've been, so I'm definitely having over 8 glasses a day on average. Woo!

SO that's my update! Hope everything has been good with everyone else :)
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    I weigh on Wednesdays. I work early the other weekdays, and Saturdays and Sundays I never remember to weigh myself , so it falls on Wednesdays. Sometimes I weigh myself Saturday nights just to get a gauge of where I am at. If my night weight is more than two pounds above what I weighed on Wednesday morning,, I know I haven't been eating as well as I should be, and should tighten it up.
    1681 days ago
    I weigh in everyday but record on Saturdays.
    1681 days ago
    I love my NikePlus Watch. It's great for tracking mileage and gives a calorie burn that I enter into SparkPeople. And I weigh in on Mondays. And it's really hard because of weekends, so I'm also thinking of switching possibly. Who knows. I'm once again up 4 pounds. But hoping that it's a bunch of sodium from the weekend again. Congrats on the 17 pounds!

    1681 days ago
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    I weigh in on Mondays, too. And the reason I do is because it helps to keep me accountable over the weekends. If I know I have a weigh in coming up on Monday, I definitely think very carefully about my choices over the weekend.

    That being said, have you considered not weighing in except for once a week? I know it can be a very hard thing to do but when I first started I weighed in once a day and WAY overanalyzed a tiny gain or loss. Sometimes weird things like sodium content or extra water could affect your weigh in daily. If you weigh in once a week, it gives you an overall picture of what you did that week. Just a thought.

    1684 days ago
    Ever try free apps like Runkeeper or C25k or LoseIt! I even think SparkPeople has an app now. Sorry if you've blogged about some of this and I missed the details...been a crazy week for me, too. Anyway, I LOVE these apps, especially RunKeeper. I use it on my iPhone and then log on to the web via my laptop. It'll even post it to Facebook so your friends can cheer you on if you want it to. :)
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