Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekly Check-in: August 18, 2008

Week of August 11, 2008:
Weight Loss: None

Average water per day: 4 cups

Number of exercise days: 4

Total min exercised: 150 (avg of 37.5 min per day)


It's the first day of kindergarten for Middle Son. I cried for the oldest so I said I wouldn't cry this time.

I didn't cry but my heart burst with pride.

Youngest One is still in daycare and The Eldest (he likes to be called "Most Honorable Number One Son") starts his last year of middle school later this week. (Now Monday due to Hurricane Fay.)

Sigh.

I had a great time at the Faith and Fiction Retreat. I'll be detailing that experience over on my writing blog over the next few days.

But how'd I do this weekend re: healthy choices?

I'm stalling.

Actually, I didn't do too badly. I did little snacking during the 7 hour drive up to Destin or back. The first night we went to Trader Vic's and I had a seafood dish. The second night, we had a luau with cake for dessert.

I ate that night. Really ate. But at least I didn't eat the sugar-laden frosting from the cake.

Came back 1.5 lbs heavier than last Monday but since I felt like it might be 5 lbs, I'm actually pleased. Especially since I actually went to the fitness room and did 45 min of exercise on Saturday AM.

Could be worse. Not complaining. Off to a good start this week.

Why is weight loss so hard?

Don't answer that. I know some things that I need to do differently but one thing at a time. And my "one thing" right now is to get to where I'm exercising 5-6 times per week for an avg of 45 min each.

How'd you do?

Please be in prayer for the residents of the state of Florida. Hurricane Fay is supposed to hit the Tampa area, where we live, sometime tomorrow.

Peace & Blessings,
Patricia

2 comments:

Chicki said...

I can't wait to hear about the conference.

You didn't do too badly while you were gone. Today's a new day.

DH built my "walkstation." I started on it yesterday, and by 4:00 my legs were so tired I had to stretch out on the sofa! I'm not used to being on my feet all day. I've been sitting behind a desk for the past 40 years! Hopefully I'll be posting a video on my blog by the end of the week.

Patricia W. said...

Chicki, it will be hard to go from 0 to 8hrs of standing/walking per day in one fell swoop! Give yourself a plan to gradually get there.