Monday, January 31, 2011

Jen's Weigh-In #2

So, today's entry could have multiple titles.

1. Yeah, What She Said....
So yesterday Tiffany posted about how the past 2 weeks have been just ridiculous, and I have to agree. My weight was not really gone down much. It's pretty much just bounced around the same number for like 10 days. Not cool for my ego.

On top of that, I'm broke. I've applied for countless jobs and had a few interviews and I am still unemployed. What's worse is that the interviews both seemed promising. But one said that they found someone they felt was a better fit, and the other just never got back to me. Yet another blow to the ego. And not great for my bank account either.

Then there's been my diet for the past week. Maybe "lack of a diet" would be a better way to say that. I have eaten junk since Thursday. Thursday was the Relay Kickoff, where I had an eclair. That actually didn't send me over the edge on my diet, but it didn't help. Friday I had a volunteer luncheon that was basically nothing buy carbs and fat. Delicious, but not good for my calorie count. That evening, my cousin came to town and we went out to dinner. Yeah, I really didn't even try at dinner. I mean I didn't go crazy, but I didn't really care one way or the other. Then I descended into a weekend of REALLY not caring what my diet looked like. I ate BBQ, coleslaw, fries, and cake. And I felt crappy about it. But that's really all we had in the house to eat. It's the end of the month, so we don't really have a lot of options, period. And my diet foods are long gone. Since I'm not contributing to the household or the grocery bill, I can't really complain about the health quality of the food. And yes, I could have said no to the cake. At least I limited myself to one piece...

Additionally, I didn't really get a lot of support at home regarding my exercise routine. When I got home from the gym on Saturday, my cousin informed me that I didn't look like I'd been to the gym. I'm sorry, what am I supposed to look like after an hour of Yoga? Relaxed, I should hope. And later in our conversation she told me I need to eat a cracker. Uhm, I'm more than 70 lbs overweight. I am trying to work towards being a healthy weight. I really don't think I need to eat a cracker, thankyouverymuch.

So my eating has been very junky, and my mood has been junky, too. I'm not sure which came first, but regardless it's not been fun. :-(

2. I Did WHAT??
So as you know, my secondary goal was to complete a 5k in less than 45 minutes by the end of March. I have been doing a Couch-to-5k program for the past week or so to help me reach that goal. Well, when I was running this morning, I happened to look at the mileage on the screen (I usually just look at the time so I know if I can please stop running yet). I am pleased to tell you that this morning I did a 5k in about 35 minutes! A 5k is 3.1 miles and after 40 minutes on the treadmill, I went 3.782 miles. That extra half mile was basically my warm up and cool down. I didn't have my phone with me this morning, so I don't have proof, but I know I can do it again tomorrow.

I'm so proud of myself. That doesn't mean than I'm stopping the training. Actually, it means that I'm even more excited about the program. If I feel this great now, how will I feel when I can run 30 minutes? I feel a runner's high coming on!

3. The Weigh-In
Well, I know the real reason your here. I guess you want to know how I did with my goals. So without further ado....

240.2. Only down 2 pounds. So I didn't reach my goal. BUT I did lose weight. At least I didn't gain. I need to focus on that. I also have proof in my pants, lol. When I was jogging yesterday, my pants kept sliding down. It felt great, except for the feeling that I was mooning people at the gym. :-)

Because of the emotional drama that was associated with this week, I have decided not to weigh myself every morning like I have been doing. It's just so discouraging to see my weight bouncing around like that. If I had just seen the overall loss, I would have been much less annoyed. So I think I'm going to just weigh in on Mondays for now. I might weigh myself more often later, but we'll have to see.

Ok... I think that's enough for now. I'm going to find something else to do.

1 comment:

  1. Lameness. So the treadmill I was on yesterday was retarded. I so didn't accomplish my goal. Oh well. Still working on it.