Friday, February 27, 2009

The Weigh-In Week 86

225.8! That's what it said on the scale this morning. A loss of .4 pounds.

Not a huge loss but a loss none the less. A loss made all the more impressive by the fact that I weighed in at 231 on Monday morning.

See what I mean about needing to get the weekend under control. All of my energy this week went into making up for weekend eating. If that effort had gone into keeping the momentum going, I'd be half way to 220 by now.

I was too busy digging out from last night's snow storm to get a picture this morning.

I have changed my goal. For a long time now my goal has been to get to 208. And for a long time I have been ignoring the fact that I am not at 213 anymore. It's time to change my thinking a little bit. I know it's a step backward but I need start thinking in temrs of short term goals for awhile. So my new goal is to get back to 220. After that it will be 215. And so on and so forth.

Congrats to my Mom for guessing this weeks weight.

2/26 225.8 lbs
5.8 to go

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 86

Good week this week...unfortunately it's coming after a bad weekend. So once again it's all comes down to Thursday. I'm just about even with last week now. I plan to lift weights this afternoon and then do some Cardio with the TV tonight after the girls go to bed. Hopefully that will be the thing to push me over.

So what am I going to do about these weekends? Well Lent has arrived so that will help a little, what with the whole forced fasting of Fridays. (Say that 10 times fast). I am also going to try and watch what I eat a little better this weekend and get in at least one cardio session at home. The goal is to gain no more than 1 pound over the weekend.

Speaking of lent, I was reminded of two things at the Ash Wednesday service yesterday.

1. It is so much easier to kneel in the pews at church when you don't have 4-feet of stomach pushing you off balance. I went to church right after working out and even after 4.6 miles on the treadmill, I was able to kneel on a kneeler and be almost comfortable for the first time in my life.

2. Yesterday was also a day of fasting, and it got me remembering all those years where I would stay up until midnight on a Lenten Friday just so I could pig out. Glad those days are behind me.

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Fri. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

2/26 226.4 lbs
6.4 to go

Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Good Run

I just got back from my run and realized that today's outing was my longest distance since last October. This both makes me happy and sad. Happy that I'm building stamina and speed again. Sad that I let my distances fall off so fast after last years 10K race.

Last year I was doing up to 9 mile runs. Today I am barely making 4. Part of that is timing and the fact that I'm not distance training right now and part of it is not pushing myself.

This just proves it's always good to have something to be working towards. I'm really glad that race season is fast approaching, I'm feeling the need for the extra motivation.

The extra mileage today was extra good considering how un-good I was over the weekend.

4.8 miles, if you were wondering. Not all running. Although the running was around a 9:30 pace.