Weekly Summing Up II
Saturday, February 15, 2014
WEIGHT: I DID IT!!! 5% Goal reached. I am at 157 which I am really pleased with.
Ideally I wanted to lose at least 3lbs to hold any hope of reaching my birthday 145, but realistically I was never going to get that with the busy week I have had.
I am not moving my goal though - it always feels defeatist to change a goal. Never say never, as the saying goes! (It /is/ an actual saying, right?) My birthday is 5 weeks away. At 2lbs a week, I could get to 147 - with a couple of 3lb weeks I could still hit 145, but I just don't think I have one in me! We shall see though!
MEASURES: My measurements didn't change this week. No biggy - you can't have it all. Plus my shoulders are getting to be quite svelt now so I don't need to lose any more inches there!
FITNESS: I wanted a way of checking for improvement when I am swimming. I would generally do a 10-length warm up (pool is 10m) then try to get in a couple of longer swims at a higher intensity. Problem being that I wouldn't keep up the pace - that and I get bored easily so would stop at 30 lengths when I could easily continue. So a couple weeks ago I started to do the same warm-up but set a time on my swim and see how many lengths I could do in that time. First week I did 30 in 15mins, second I did 34. This week was also 34, but I had upped my warm-up to 20. We do some leisure lengths too, but I don't count them as exercise since my HR isn't increased by them.
DIET: This week has been really bad food-wise. Monday I managed to eat ok, but was busy all evening so dinner was a last minute throw-together (which is rarely healthy!), Tuesday middle daughter had therapy and was in need of a feel-good outing so we went to the beach for a walk then went to the cafe for coffee and cake, Wednesday I was on the go from 3am and didn't get to eat dinner until 1130pm as daughter's train was 2hrs late getting in, also she was offered a place at her 1st choice uni so we picked up snacks and cider on the way home to celebrate. Thursday is always my runaround day and as I hadn't had time to shop I ended up buying something to cook quickly - which never ends well. Friday I left the oldest in charge of choosing what we had for dinner - she chose a meal we refer to as 'grabbits', which is basically a hot buffet - chicken nuggets, onion rings, pizza, garlic bread - basically anything carb-loaded, high salt, high fat. Today has gone better though and I have nothing stopping me from being a healthy eater this week, so onwards and upwards, eh!
MOOD: Feeling pretty good still! We had some sunshine this week, which helps. Plus daughter's news. And middle daughter is getting on better too. And this week the 5% challenge asks that we spend 10mins a day on feel-good activities - that's going to be really easy since it is half term this week. Today oldest, youngest and I did some Just Dance via the wonders of Youtube (if you don't have the game, search Youtube and the dances are all there for you - a fun way to be a little active!) Tomorrow I hope to get some craft time in with middle, but it all depends on her mood really!
SLEEP: No fully sleepless nights - in fact, even the day I had to be up at 3 I had a couple of hours. Old me wouldn't have been able to sleep at all because I would have been scared of over-sleeping or worried about the drive I had ahead of me or something... that's progress I guess.
WATER: No issues - I have a pint glass which I will drink through the night and finish off before I get out of bed and will drink another 4 pints throughout the day.