|weigh-in no. 24 (-0)|
Last week: 288.4
This week: 288.4
Loss of - 0
Total Loss - 38.6
No loss. No gain.
I'm a little annoyed because I was hoping to have hit the 40lb mark this week. However, for some reason, my eating was a bit out of control this week. I didn't eat junk food, but just too much of everything. For some reason, I was ravenous most of the week and found myself picking at food while making dinner, eating larger portions than I normally do, and still being hungry. Not sure what's up there, but will definitely pay more attention this coming week.
But, I'm ok with having not lost anything this week because I have other victories. I mentioned some earlier this week, such as being able to fit in the office chairs at work better, being able to cross my legs, and running 4.5 minutes straight. However, by the end of the week, I was able to run
Not huge by some people's standards, but huge for me and I'm ecstatic. I almost cheered out loud in the gym when I did it. So I'm going to go mark that "5 minute running non-stop" off my goals list.
At the pace I run for now, that was .44 miles, so feasibly, this next week I should be able to run half a mile. Plus, that same day I also walked 1.2 miles, did 15 minutes/1+ mile on the elliptical (which used to kill me in less than 3 minutes), and I can now do 60 reps of 65kg/143lbs on the leg press and 60 reps of 45kg/99lbs on the shoulder press. I'm still getting stronger, my endurance is building, and I can feel it in my body.
So, no loss today is annoying, but I'm alright. I had other victories this week that I'm really happy with.
I've also been inspired by my friend Michelle and Skinny Emmie's return to swimming and so I've committed to swimming at least once this coming week. I love swimming, but haven't done it in so long even though I carry my swimsuit and swim cap in my gym bag all the time. I do have some apprehensions about it though, which has kept me from swimming so far:
- I usually forget to shave beforehand! So I need to start carrying my razor with me just in case.
- I've never really had proper swimming lessons, so I can swim fine but my form is terrible and I have difficulty swimming in a straight line, so I'm afraid I'm going to go into other people's lanes and start causing chaos (the pool doesn't have roped lanes, just lines painted on the bottom). Any tips I should know to swim straight?
Question for comments: How has your week been? What are your goals for this coming week?