It was lovely.
|Sleeping Piggy rocking her rave band from partying at the hospital|
So, all that to say, weigh-in didn't happen. I finally made it to the gym on Wednesday and picked back up on my normal routine for the rest of the week, but that's all I was able to do.
With that said, let me move on to the weigh-in and get it over with....
|Weigh-in no. 11 (-2.6)|
2 weeks ago: 307.8This week: 305.2
Loss of - 2.6
Total Loss -21.8
It's official. I've lost more than 20 lbs!
Not bad, I know....but I have to admit I am kinda disappointed in myself this weigh-in. Unless I get pretty strict on myself, work out all 5 days and eat rice cakes and dry tuna all week, I probably won't meet my goal of saying goodbye to the 300s next week as I had planned. But you never know. However, if I need to go over a week or two, that's ok. As detailed above, things hardly ever go according to plan and I need to remember to be gentle with myself.
It does make me wonder though - what was I doing in those first 2 weeks that I lost 4.4 and 4.6 lbs respectively? I think I'm working out harder and with more intensity now. Was I eating that much better then? I don't think so - but I do think I'm going to go back to logging calories this week and see if it makes a difference.
Speaking of working out, I've defied the gym guy and have been running, even when he's there. He hasn't said a word. However, I can't figure out why, but I'm having a difficult time with Week 2 of C25K. I haven't been able to get through it yet. After 4 of the 6 intervals my legs are killing me (muscularly, I should say) and I've had to stop. I can do Week 1 without any problem, so you'd think that running 1 minute/walking 3 minutes isn't that much of a bigger deal than running 90 seconds/walking 2 minutes......but it is. I'm not sure why. So Friday I went back to Week 1 just to remind myself I could still do it and to help me feel not-so-defeated by it. But I've made up my mind - I will conquer Week 2 this week!!
I also started weight-training a couple weeks ago, which I actually really enjoy. I stay out of the
And with regards to my research, things are going well. This week wasn't as productive as I had hoped it would be given the distractions that arose, but all-in-all, I'm happy with where I am. The fact that tomorrow is 1 November sort of freaks me out. Time is flying!! But I think having Chapter 6 mostly finished by the end of December is still an achievable goal.
So, on this autumn day, I've got a crock-pot of beef stew going, 3 sleeping and mostly-healthy dogs snoring at my feet, and 2.6 lbs less to carry around this coming week. Not too shabby.