Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekly Check-in: August 25, 2008

It was a hard but great week for getting the healthy!

First, the stats:

Week of August 18, 2008:
Weight Loss: 1.5 lbs.

Average water per day: 4 cups

Number of exercise days: 5

Total min exercised: 195 (avg of 39 min per day)

Woo-hoo! I actually exercised 5 days last week and I did 45 min of exercise on 3 out of 5 days. I'm working toward 5 days consistently and an avg of at least 45 min per day.

Last week was the first week of school for my boys. I was sooooo afraid I would fall back into my old habits. Dragging myself to bed late, too tired to get up in the morning, no time for exercise.

But this year is different. First, Hubby is helping out a bit more with the morning routine. He's always been a part of it but by him getting involved more helps me alot. I'm getting up earlier but I'm also going to bed earlier most days. That, coupled with the iron tablets the doctor ordered earlier this year, is making a HUGE difference.

Mentally, when I got on the scale this morning, I had to chide myself for the flash of disappointment I felt. I lost weight this week although it seems I've been gaining and losing the same 3-4 lbs all summer. After my great exercise week, I wanted the scale to drop at least 5lbs. But it's not all about scale movement. My clothes are fitting better and I have more energy than I've had in a long time.

Still a bit too much snacking but less then before. And this week is full of eating challenges. First Hubby's birthday on Wednesday and our 17th wedding anniversary on Sunday. But I'm really going to try to be mindful of what I'm putting in my mouth and get up and exercise every day like I did last week. If I keep in mind the challenge, perhaps I won't sabotage my efforts. Hubby will help because he's on a weight loss quest too and may not even want a cake. (We both passed on the Dunkin' Donuts the kids had for a treat yesterday.)

So I'm off and running on what will be another banner week for health and fitness. Can't wait to find out how my friend, Chicki, is doing with her walking desk.

How about you?

Peace & Blessings,


Chicki said...

You did great this week. The pounds WILL show up on the scale.
Don't worry.

I hear you about going to bed earlier. Since I started walking I'm SO tired, but everyone keeps saying I'll get used to it. It better happen soon...

Patricia W. said...

You will, Chicki. You went from nothing to 8 or more hours of not just standing but actually moving. That's HUGE! It will take your body time to adjust. Make sure you are taking vitamins, including iron, and drinking lots of water, as those things will help too.