Weight Last Week: 216.2
WL: +1.6 lbs
Total WL: -3.6 lbs
It’s been a lazy week. I’ve been away from tumblr. Not much happening here. Eating too much of the wrong things. Husband gets paid Monday and I’m taking most of the day off of work. Hopefully I can get myself re-energized!
Hope everyone has a good Friday and weekend!
Weight Last Week: 218.4
WL: 2.2 lbs
Total WL: 5.2 lbs
I’m pleased with this week’s weight loss. I will continue to walk in the mornings and some evenings. Then I will try to throw in the extra cardio & strength training. I have to admit that I didn’t do anything yesterday beyond my 1 mile morning walk.
Hopefully I will make some time during the three day weekend to work on some healthy meal plans. I’m still working with low funds for another 10 days. After that things will still be tight but I will have more wiggle room. I always have trouble adding variety in our side dishes. I rotate between the same couple of things and then get tired of them. In the weeks and months to come I hope to broaden our horizons a bit on this front.
The rain has finally made it our way. It rained hard just as I was getting home last night (of course) but only lasted maybe 10 minutes. Since then we’ve had sprinkles off and on. If we had any heavy rain, it wasn’t heavy enough for me to hear in the house. But of course my mini dachshund wanted nothing to do with going outside this morning even though it wasn’t raining at the time.
Hope everyone has a great Friday!
Had to take a detour to the park this morning and decided to just walk around the building I work in. I was going right by it. So I figured why not. I’ve done it before. I’m guessing it must be a 1/4 mile around it because it took me 24 minutes to walk around it 4 times and that’s about what it takes me to do the mile at the park.
Hopefully, I can work up the motivation to do further exercising at home tonight.
Hope everyone has a great day!
It was a smelly morning walk today. Someone in the area must have spread turkey litter in their fields. I walked 1 mile today so far. I plan to go back out this afternoon with my husband and walk another .6 at least. I cut my morning walk short because I needed to come in to work early and put in some OT.
Here’s a picture of the strength exercises I did last night. They’re not real hard. But for a couch potato like me, they’re not easy. It felt good to do them though. So I will definitely be doing them again. These came from an issue of Self magazine.
I didn’t get a chance to post last night but after work I did get my husband out to the track and we walked once which is .6 of a mile. So that put me at 2.05 for the day if my math is correct.
This morning I did another 1.45 miles. Then while dinner was marinating tonight I did the elliptical for 5 minutes. Then I did a couple of exercises with 5 lb hand weights. I only did 10 sets of each exercise (2 exercises in total) but my arms and legs are sore. By the end I wasn’t quite able to raise the weight up all the way. I’ll try to take pics of the exercises and post them tomorrow when I have access to the laptop that I can put pics on - husband is using it tonight.
I almost didn’t do the extra exercise tonight. Yesterday I developed a plan to walk morning & night on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Tuesday and Thursday I will walk in the morning and then do some extra exercises at home like I did tonight. After last week I felt like maybe the walking alone wasn’t enough. But then this week I increased the amount I am walking. So I almost didn’t do the extra exercise tonight to see if the extra walking was enough to boost my weight loss. But then I thought “I’ve got the time now and I won’t feel like doing it later.” So I went ahead and did what I did.
My food is not as good right now as it could be. My husband is a teacher and gets paid once a month. End of August is always the toughest on us financially because he gets his June, July & August checks all in June. Then we end up spending too much during the summer and just fall short in August. Plus there are so many expenses to the kids going back to school. But back to my original train of thought - I don’t have a lot to spend on groceries right now and am sticking to what I know. I’ve been trying to include more fruits and veggies in my diet and less of the junk food. I have given up soda completely. i think the last time I had any was July. I’ve also stopped putting any sugar in my iced tea. I’m still having my morning coffee with the sugar & creamer but I am trying to control how much of each I put into my coffee. Before I would just take the measuring cup we keep in the sugar and pour a bunch in. I hope to slowly lower how much I put in my coffee.
If anyone is looking for a good chicken marinade, I found a good one tonight. All you do is marinate it in Italian dressing with 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. it was really good.
Hope everyone has a good night!
Two little words that can do so much. I was walking at the park this morning and I heard a runner coming up behind me. “Good Morning” she said as she ran by me. It was a woman I’ve come to recognize as a regular there at the park. She’s been there every day that I have been there. Just those two words make you feel good. It makes you feel like you’re in this struggle together even though you are strangers.
Walked 1.45 miles this morning. If the rain holds off I’ll walk at least another .6 miles this evening (as long as my husband doesn’t change his mind). I’m hoping to finally get him out to the track and walking this week.
I’ve come to realize that the weekends are my downfall. I don’t want to do anything on my days off from work. I’m going to have to come up with some tactics to avoid that.
Well, I’ve got work to do.
Well, I’m a bit disappointed this morning. Here’s the numbers.
Weight Last Week: 218.6
WL: .2 lbs
I’m not positive what went wrong. I know I wasn’t as vigil about what I ate. I did walk every day this week, but I didn’t do anything more.
So tonight I will sit down and plan food and exercise for next week. I know I need to count calories. But I’d like to ease into it because I dislike counting calories. But it’s what worked for me the last time.
Oh well! Hope everyone has a great Friday!