Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weigh-in no. 37

weigh-in no. 37 (-2.2)
Starting weight:   327.0
Last week:           275.2
This week:           273.0    
Loss of                  - 2.2
Total Loss          -  54.0 lbs
I've marked 2 running goals off my goals list this week:
  * Run 10 minutes without stopping
  * Run 12 minutes without stopping
On Wednesday, I ran my first full mile (1.1 to be exact) and ran it in 12+ (I don't have the exact time) minutes.  After running a while on the treadmill, I stopped, lifted the towel to see what I had done and started laughing/sobbing when I saw I had done a mile.  I had 2 little old ladies beside me (literally - neither of them could have been over 5' and were at least 70+....I love my gym!) who started looking at me full of concern, probably thinking I had injured myself or something.  But I calmed and collected myself, walked a little bit and then started doing 6.4 mph sprints.  Wednesday was a good day.

Couldn't repeat the time, speed or running distance on Friday when I ran, but I wasn't feeling top form (allergies were started to get to me), so I'll give it all another go this coming week.  But now I know I can do it.  And that was an amazing feeling.

And on Saturday, I swam 1/2 mile (800 meters/32 lengths) in 34 minutes.  I was pretty proud of myself!  My next 2 goals for swimming are:
  * swim 1 mile by 3 June
  * do 1/2 mile in 30 minutes or under
It's do-able.  I've signed up for another session of swimming class which starts week after next.  My form and breathing are TONS better, but I really enjoy the class, the coach, and the accountability it gives me to swim.  And I want to start working on other swim styles (backstroke, breast stroke, butterfly) over the course of the next few months, so I want to continue to go.

So that's been my week.......

How's your week been?  Any new goals you've set? 
Any funny moments in your week?


  1. Exercising has become an important part of life for me as it has for you. I eat better when I am exercising as I should. I don't want to "undo" the exercising through overeating so the two go together nicely. I also don't want to compromise my ability to exercise or my attitude about exercising by unwise eating. I feel so much better, don't you?

  2. Oh my goodness! I'm cheering with you!! How awesome that you ran 12 minutes without stopping!!!! You go girl!

    I only hoping to do that some day! I can run for about 1 1/2 minutes before I wimp out :(

  3. Jayme, I know I have said this before, but you are an inspirational lady! thank you for sharing the journey with us.

    Much love, as always, em

  4. So proud of your run, Jayme! ♥ And your swim and your loss and your great attitude, as always. :)

  5. Way to go on the running. I remember the first time I ran a mile without stopping. Keep up the good work and before you know it you will be at 2 miles.

  6. Congrats on both you weight loss and exercise. You're rockin and rollin :-) Keep up the awesome work.

  7. Consistent weight loss is so impressive. The initial drop in weight comes (and usually goes), but being able to consistently keep going like this is really impressive.

    Keep it up!!

  8. How awesome on the running! Good for you! I can totally see getting emotional about something like that!

  9. Those are some ambitious goals, I wish you the best of luck! Swimming is always so much harder for me than it seems.