Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday - updates - weigh in - deep breath

I'm in THREE challenges - which isn't bad - they're all somewhat related.  And they're all weight loss related.  So it's all good.

I realized this morning that while I was frustrated last night - I remembered that I DID NOT eat the ice cream.  That's what made me sad.  But I should be happy that I remembered and resisted!  So today that's what I'm focusing on!

Having my tri-training in full swing is helping me stay on track.  Food wise I'm actually not as hungry when I'm working out (go figure) and I think that the no-sugar is helping with that as well.  typically my day goes something like this: 
7:30 arrive at work/eat breakfast. 
10am - snack
noon - lunch
2:30 - snack
dinner is anywhere from 6pm to 9pm

I also eat a piece of toast with peanut butter before a workout. 

Lately I have been skipping the snacks - not intentionally - I just forget.  They were hunger driven (I believe in eating when you're hungry when at all possible  - besides, I get CRANKY when I'm hungry so it's in every one's best interest...).  Today I skipped 10am snack because by the time I was hungry, it was almost 11:30 and I was willing to wait.  Now I'm having salad, chicken, and some fruit for lunch - yummy.

OK - weigh in.  *drum roll*  195.6

HAPPY DANCE!!  I've been watching the numbers drop all week - but that doesn't always mean a net loss.  Sometimes it's just random.  But I'm 0.6 pounds away from being half way to my 90 pound goal.  I'm seeing a lot of changes in my body - I'll post a picture at the end of the month but it's definitely changing (or maybe my brain is accepting my shape - I'm not sure which...)

Going the Distance Challenge:
goal: 50 miles run in October
Total so far: 17.92

I'm happy with that - it seems like I would rack up more miles but it's only counting my running - not the swimming or biking that I'm doing.  It's easy to lose sight of that!

swim: 24,000 yards
bike: 200 miles
run: 50 miles
Total so far:
swim: 6250 yards

bike: 37.9 miles
run: 17.92 miles

Another case of it seems like they should add up faster but I have to be patient.  I'm not fatigued, I'm not injuring myself, my distances and training are reasonable for my ability. 

And finally - last but not least:

GAG 2010
Goal:  pounds lost by Christmas
Start weight: 200.2
Today's weight:  195.6
Total lost so far:  4.6

I'm thrilled with this one.  One week - 4.6 pounds.  It would get me eliminated on Biggest Loser (my pet peeve about the show) but 2.3% in one week - when I've already lost so much?  I'm happy beyond happy!

The plan for the upcoming week?  Bootcamp starts tomorrow - 3 days a week (I think - I could attend one more but that might be overdoing it - we'll see how I feel).  Continued triathlon training - something every day (on average - there are days that life gets in the way and I just make up for it the next day).  I'm slowly bringing clothes out of the back of my closet - pants I haven't worn in a VERY long time.  Some 12's but the one's I'm most proud of right now are the Old Navy 14's - and while being in a 14 vs. a 12 doesn't sound like something to brag about, Old Navy has never made pants for women with thighs and a booty.  I've got curves where Old Navy can't fit for.  So being in Old Navy 14's is a big accomplishment for me!

Hubby is still running with me - my daughter's groups for running start this week so I'll be running with her and the group on Monday and Wednesday.  And my son will be getting ready for homecoming next in the land of Chaos - never a dull moment around here!!



Mind Over Fatter said...

Glad you hear you had such a great week - good choices and hard work pays off, good for you!

Kelly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Congrats on everything you have accomplished in October so far! I'm calling it ROCK-tober! :)
4.6 lb loss -- WOOOHOOO! WTG :)

Have a super day !


Paula said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. totally rock!! Way to go with the weight loss and active lifestyle. I love your monthly goals in the sidebar. I'm looking forward to following your journey.

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

Three challenges? Holy crap. You're doind great. Glad to see the scale is treating you right. Maybe your scale needs to talk to mine and get him straightened up? Keep going....

Raegun said...

Hey there! I just found your blog through a comment link and thought I'd stop by for a visit. You've been doing great things around here! :)

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

Congrats on your awesome weigh-in!!

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The Me Within said...

You are such an inspiration I am so proud of you!

I hope your doing well! I miss talkin with you. Looks like life is doing well for you. Hey I gave you another award. Stop by and pick it up when you get a chance.

Miss talkin to ya!
Shannon - The Me Within