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Monday, January 28, 2013

Weigh In No.4, Butt Pain and Exercise Frequency.....

Yeah, you read correctly. My butt hurts like hell. I don't know if it's because I used the elliptical after such a long period. Could it be the cause? Or perhaps I'm building muscle there. lol!

My week was a great one. I exercised throughout; all 7 days! Yayy! I even went out with dumbbells on Thursday and gave my arms an additional workout. Talk about meaning business! My eating was also very interesting. I realized that I'm needing less and lesser food by the day because I'm eating more vegetables than ever. Once I kept in the mind the servings of carbs I could consume, everything else went fine.

So, I guess it's time to see if all the hard work erased the previous week's gain.

Previous Weigh In: 209.4 lbs
Today's Weigh In: 207.5 lbs
Loss: 1.9 lbs

I'll take what I can get. After all, it's a journey.

Have a lovely week folks.




Friday, January 25, 2013

Brisk Walking WIth 3lb Dumbbells Is No Joke!


I'm telling you! It was quite a task but I loved it. Truth is, if I were to have been in the gym I would have dropped the damn thing after 10mins. Thankfully, that's the advantage of working out outdoors, you have no choice but to carry everything that left the house with you. So, I walked with my two 3lb dumbbells and climbed two hills with it. It felt good afterwards but one thing's for sure. I will stick to just walking on my own for a while. I don't think I'm ready for that combined cardio/weights exercise yet. 

On the food front things have been great. I've eaten more salads than I ever thought possible in less than a week. I hope that this shows on the scale at Monday's weigh in. :-)

Have a lovely weekend y'all and don't get carried away with the calories. :-)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Weigh In No. 3, Jogging, Life.........

Last week was full of events. The company I work for celebrated its 20th year in the Advertising and Public Relations industry so we had to organize a party. I also ended a long exhausting relationship that I had been in and out of in the last three years. Phew! I was so relieved when it happened. No tears were shed, I must say. I was actually happy it was over. To be honest, I don't even miss him :-).

Anyways, I'm still alternating between jogging and walking. I walk briskly on days that my knees feel tired. It feels really good to be consistent though. I'm actually making friends on the route I use. Seems everyone is realizing the benefits of exercise, right?

TOM came knocking over the weekend so I wasn't surprised when I saw a gain on the scale this morning. Oh well, the scale won't discourage me though.


Previous Weigh In: 208.3 lbs
Today's Weigh In: 209.4 lbs
Loss: None
Gain: 1.1 lbs

Have a lovely day.



Monday, January 14, 2013

Weigh In No. 2, Still Jogging...

The past week has been a very busy one. I resumed work after a well deserved two week vacation and things continued from where they paused before the break.

Have I mentioned that I'm still jogging? Well, I am! And I'm doing more jogs than walks as the days progress. I still think I can do better with my eating. Don't get me wrong, I am eating healthy. It's just that my supper options still worry me. Perhaps preparing meals ahead would solve the problem? Let's see what happens.

Anyways, let's get down to business. It's time to see if I've been doing something right.

Previous Weigh In: 210.5 lbs
Today's Weigh In: 208.3 lbs
Loss: 2.2 lbs

Enough said. I'm off to work.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Weigh In, Falling in Love With Jogging....

It is amazing how easy it is to acquire a habit. Despite my foot sprain, I managed to walk and occasionally jog throughout the Christmas period. Since January, I've been jogging frequently. I find that I prefer this to actually going to the gym. I wake up at 3:50am and leave the house by 4am. Today I increased the distance and it took my 1hr 20mins to complete my walk/jog session. I feel so good about this.

Anyways, I said I was going to resume the weekly weigh ins so here we go:

Previous Weigh In: 213lbs
Today's Weigh In: 210.5lbs
Loss: 2.5lbs

Well, I guess I'm going to continue doing this.