On a Journey to Wellness

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

CDCC Check In

So the first week of the Christmas Dress Countdown Challenge is over and here are the results.

Current Weight: 212.0 lbs (-1.4 lbs from last week)

Seeing as my food in take this week has been terrible. (Over ate most of the week and Really over ate all weekend) I'm ok with the loss this week.

My fluid in take has been ok. Drank enough water at least 4 days out of the week and my return to the gym so far has been a success.

I started reading my book yesterday. I've been having trouble sitting down and taking the time to read when I feel restless that I'm not working to find a job. I can't seem to get comfortable and I start feeling guilty that I'm sitting down "doing nothing" when I should be working my ass off trying to get applications in. I should really organize my time better this week so I can get both things in.

This weekend I was able to go to the county fair with my sister. I don't like carnival rides (and yet I love theme parks) so I wasn't interested in the rides or games. Instead my sister and I walked the entire Fair (our home town fairgrounds are one of the biggest in the state so that's a lot of walking) checking out the attractions, and to me, checking out some eateries. I ended up eating a little bit of:

ice cream
strawberry milk
chocolate and yogurt covered raisins
sample dip
beef jerky
and the actual "meal" we had was none other than a HUGE turkey leg from a roasting pit

Having fun picking at this monster. Yumm.

Although it was fun I honestly feel ashamed at my inability to restrain myself from any food that catches my eye. It's harder than ever right now when there are so many temptations so close at hand. This is the time where I miss living in the middle of nowhere and even if I wanted a donut, driving 30 miles to get one seems ridiculous.

After Wednesday I also slowed down on my exercises so that when I came back late from the fair, tired and  bloated the only thing I could muster to do was to turn on the On Demand cable and do a 10 minute Belly dancing Basics session. 10 minutes of activity, I guessed, was better than nothing at all. It at least helped the icky feeling of bloating subside.

To make up for my food slip ups and lack of exercise this weekend I decided to attempt doing a 5k again last night. I've been going to the gym and trying to beat my time from the previous attempt.

At the beginning of the week I did a 5k in 39 minutes.
Two days later I felt great and I did a 5k in 37 minutes.
Last night I upped the speed and did a 5k in 36minutes 30 seconds.

I almost died. The treadmill I was on had a broken fan and I ended up heating up really quickly. I had already started my jog and once I start I don't stop. I ended up having to wipe the sweat off my face and attempt to drink my water bottle without breaking stride and send myself flying off the treadmill at 5.1 mph. LOL. It probably wasn't the smartest thing to do, but I am very stubborn and by the end of the run I was so in to it that I had already done 3.12 miles before I realized the treadmill was trying to get me to start cooling down. Oops!

So this week, I need to make a schedule. I need to organize my time so that I can get as much time to apply to jobs, babysit, give people rides, go to the gym and read my book-- all while trying to stay away from the fridge and keep my calorie in take in check.

This week wasn't a bad start. It's time to get better, get stricter.

I can do this! You can too!



Betty said...

That is such a great time for a 5 km!! I can´t imagine it, the same distance takes me an hour (walking). Yeah for the weight loss, even though you slipped up I think you made up for it through exercise. Good for you!

Losing it in Vegas said...

I was laughing at the turkey leg. We have a Ren Fair coming up here and that is my "meal plan" for that day!

Sounds like it was a good week!

Anonymous said...

I thought you did great for being at a fair. I mean REALLY good! You're doing awesome. Don't be hard on yourself!

Denise said...

Congrats on the loss. You did pretty well for fair food. You didn't say you ate any weird fried food. haha

Julie said...

Another week to do this great. You are aweseome. And I love your time. I'm working on my time too. I have a 5k the first of October an am trying to be my time from a few months ago.
Keep up the great work. Take care and God Bless!!

debkhershberger said...

Those 5K times are great!This year i avoided the fair. and the local parade. I was afraid of not being able to say no. So this year I didnt go!!

Princess Dieter said...

Any week with a loss is a week tipped to the plus side of things. :)

I don't like dark meat, so no turkey leg for me, but dang, that's huge! hah.

And yes: Sone exercise is ALWAYS ALWAYS better than none. For sure. 10 minutes here, 10 minutes tehre...it adds up!

Here's to a week two that is truly positive and full of great things for us all...

upinthecosmos said...

Great start & good loss but we can all always do better so move ahead & fix or change things where you can to achieve your goals! For me is focusing on more exercise:-). You're right, we can do this!!

Angela Pea said...

Fair Food? I handle it by having one bite, saying "Yum!" then handing the treat to one of my teen sons. If they aren't available, then "Oops!" Dang if I didn't just drop that deepfried oreo on the ground. Wasteful, yes. Waistful? No. Absolutely Not.

Jordan said...

Great job improving on the run time! The other thing that exercise does is clear your mind and put you in a better emotional place, so maybe you can ive yourself permission to spend some time on your book. I have a biologist friend in Colorado that had her contract cut off, and then renewed or one year, so I know how hard it is to find work! Good luck this week! You'll do great!

Jo said...

I wish I had your 5K time. That is great! You really had a good week - keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness that turkey leg looks delicious! Good job on the loss this week :) Keep going, you can do it!