Listen here Mr. Bathroom Scale...
I've been MORE than patient with you. I've done all you've asked and then some. I think I have been pretty darn nice about this whole thing so far if I do say so myself. Now, I expect you to show me a different number this week! I'm SICK of seeing 196!
So, SHOW ME THE MONEY...er, uh, I mean...NUMBER! (unless you've got some money hidden. Then I'll take that too...)
Apparently my scale is as obstinate as I am because he answered by going in the OPPOSITE direction this week.
Last week's goals/results:
Run 3X's this week. Week 6 of C25K :) Woke up Monday with a headache so so running that day so I ran Week 6 Day 1 on Tuesday. Thursday I had an inservice so I had to get up very early and didn't have time to run in the morning before I left, however, Hubby and I did a quick run/walk Thursday afternoon when I got home - it was WAY hot (89*F with 68% humidity, making it feel like 100*F). I plan to finish my 3X's weekly by running again tomorrow morning.
Take my multivitamins DAILY! Took the vitamins Monday through Friday. I wasn't home Sat (still at the wedding and had forgotten to pack them), and I forgot Sunday.
Log my food. Logged Monday, Tuesday (Over on sodium), Wednesday (over on cals), and so far I'm logging today so that's 4/7 days this week.
:,( I am very sad/disappointed/depressed/upset/confused/ _________ (fill in the blank). I can't figure out why I'm not losing and why this week I actually GAINED!?! I know I didn't make great choices yesterday (Chili's with the girls - but I ordered a chicken Caesar pita...better than some of the other choices I could have had there!) but I had great food choices the rest of the week. On the days that I logged, I was in the "Lose 1/7 lbs a week" range or under on all but one day. Wednesday wasn't like I blew it...I was still under the amount of cals I need to maintain my weight so I shouldn't have gained. Can ONE day blowing it (which I think I might have done yesterday) screw the whole thing up like that? I didn't think so before. Eating like that on a regular basis, absolutely can cause a gain...but one day? UGH
:-/ I did a great run on Tuesday then on Thursday I did a so/so run with Hubby. I couldn't run Thursday morning before I left for my inservice (no time) and by the time I got home it was HOT HOT HOT so we ended up walking more than I usually do. I plan to run in the morning again with Baby Girl. This was week 6 of the Couch to 5 K, but I only did Day 1 (hubby and I didn't try to stick to any set intervals when we ran, just paid attention to our bodies knowing that it was so dang hot). I think I may re-do week 6 next week.
? I start back to work soon so I will have to figure out how/when I'm going to run until it cools down some. Once it cools down I can run right after school with no problem, But running at 3pm in August/October in Florida = crazy! We don't have the money to join a gym just yet but it is an option we are trying to do. However, I don't like the idea of always running on a treadmill either. I like to be out on the road more often. I have to leave the house around 6-6:15am so getting up early enough to run and come home and get ready (not to mention get Baby Girl ready) isn't a real option. There is a good streetlight right by my house, but they are very sparce throughout the rest of the neighborhood. Besides, I'm NOT a morning person!
:) I did manage to take my vitamins (Woman's One-A-Day) Mon-Fri so that is 5/6 (I don't count Saturday since I wasn't in a position to take them even if I had wanted to!)
:-/ Also, I was concerned about my sodium last week. Of the days I logged I was only over on sodium one day - but I know I was also over yesterday as well based on what I ate. 5/7 days I was good on sodium. I think I'm still going to watch it but maybe it was just an off week the week that it was so high.
Next Week's Goals:
- Re-run week 6 of the C25K. I plan for M/W/F. I would have to bring Baby Girl with me on Wednesday and probably Friday too but that's OK.
- Keep up the good work with the Vitamins. Takes 21 days to make a habit (and one day to break it) so I need to keep up with this habit!
- Log my food at least 4/7 days. Logging everything every day is really tedious but I think if I log most days then I will at least be getting a good idea of what I'm eating.
- Read a book/take some pictures/do something fun for me once a day. I am really upset right now over this bathroom scale refusing to move for the past several weeks and then moving UP this week, so I'm going to try to de-stress a bit by trying to take some "me" time every day this week. Even if it is just a few minutes while Baby Girl is taking a nap.
Thoughts? Comments? Advice? Help?