I hope that today will be the last Weigh-in Wednesday (stealing from here, but I don’t know if it originated with Gretchen) without picture proof. I moved into my apartment at the beginning of this month, and while it has a lot of character and lovely wooden pocket doors, one thing it doesn’t have is a full length mirror. I’ve been standing on the edge of the bathtub in order to see my midsection before I leave the house. It must, and will, be remedied soon; and you’ll get to see yet another shot of someone holding a phone in front of a mirror. I promise not to make the duck face, though. What is with that face anyway?
Thoughts off the scale
I feel like I had a pretty good week this week with food. I even did a bit better on the weekend (I tracked Saturday, woo!). Working out was a bit less successful. I missed a Friday dance night and I only worked out for 30 minutes instead of an hour on Sunday. I was missing my workout buddy and worried about her, and I considered it a small victory to get myself to the gym to run, I didn’t stay to lift weights. My heart was feeling heavy enough.
Small goals: a pound a week, slow and steady.
Larger goal: 199, to be below 200 for the first time in my adult life.
Overall goal: Not sure about this yet, I really don’t like to look too far ahead because it all starts to feel overwhelming and nearly impossible. I know it’s not, so I’m going to hold off on a long-range goal.
I’ll start with the weight at which I began this blog 227, and I’ll continue to use that as my starting weight, although I feel like I really started the mental change at 230 a few weeks before that.
Today’s Weight 225.2
That’s a 1.8 pound loss
Thoughts after the scale: Wow, I’m quite pleased with that number. I’m also eager to see what will be the result if I start doing more lifting, maybe even replacing a day of cardio with a day of the 30 minute weight circuit. The article I cited a post or two ago says that while you burn more calories while you are actually doing cardio, you continue burning them for longer after lifting weights. That sounds nice.
Did you make progress toward your goals (whatever they might be) this week?