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Sunday, September 25, 2011

CDCC Check In

Checking in quickly since I have to be out the door in 30 minutes!

I just woke up, excited and hoping to see a nice new lower number on the scale after my intense work outs all this week. I go to the bathroom and find out it's 'that time of the month'. Soon any hope for a loss on the scale left. I hate period gain. Nonetheless here is my number for the week.

Current Weight: 211.8 lbs (-0.2 lbs from last week)

Fluids: I drank well most of the week but I need to keep a better system on my water in take since I drink out of two different water bottles and never know for sure how much water I'm drinking.

Calories: I admit I didn't count at all last week. Something tells me that wasn't such a good idea so I'll start again this week.

Book: I also admit I haven't gotten far with my book. I think I need to start a new book right now. I'm having a hard time getting past the first chapter.

Work outs: This is where I went above and beyond. In the beginning of the week (when I felt bleh) I hadn't done much of anything but by Wednesday I started swimming again. Since I now had a deadline (I found out on Wednesday) since I start work on Monday I told myself I had until then to try making it back to 50 out-and-back laps.

On Wednesday I did 30 laps.
On Thursday I did 40 laps.
On Friday I did 45 laps.
and last night I finished 50 laps... in 65 minutes. Not my best time but seeing as I haven't swam in over 4 months and this pool is longer than the one I was used to I think this number is ok.

I still feel great (if not a little tired) and I already noticed that one of my pants fits just a little better than it did last week so I'm hopeful. I was really hoping for a bigger loss this weigh in but I can't complain.

I'll do a more thorough recount of last week tomorrow at my regular Weigh In. Have a great Sunday!



Anonymous said...

Swimming is awesome. I wish I had access to such a great workout. Keep it up, you can do this!

Anonymous said...

Ugh! I hate that time of the month :( Sounds like you have your exercise in order. Just track your calories and drink your water and you will be back on track, closer to your goal. Keep up the good work. You'll get there :)

lv2 said...

Sounds like your exercise is toning you up which is a good NSV. Tracking will help and hope you have a great week.

Losing it in Vegas said...

I used to gain 3 lbs when it was that time of the month. I really don't miss it much!

Nice job on the swimming. I can never stay focused enough to stick with swimming laps. Maybe that will be my next self challenge after I run some 5ks!

Julie said...

Your swimming is awesome. I did 12 laps and thought it was great. I'm not a swimmer but WOW, I am impressed. Good luck with the loss because during TOM any loss is wonderful. I gain 5 lbs for each period, YUCK!!!
Take care and God Bless!!

"KT" said...

That exercise is amazing! When your period is gone I bet there will be a big difference. :)

One Chicks Journey On Weight Watchers said...

Hey that just means next weeks weigh in will he awesome lol great job with the exercise and the nsv

Angela Pea said...

Whoot! Amazing swimming skills! And work today - you have to tell us how spectacular it is!

Laryssa said...

Dreaded TOM. But you still managed to lose something! Kudos for that! I've noticed that if I increase my fluids by just 20 extra ounces a day during TOM, I don't have as much fluid retention. Maybe that might help you this week also, especially if you're like most of us and tend to cave to snacks during this time.

upinthecosmos said...

I wish I learned to swim, & would be willing to wear a bathing suit, cause it seems to bring a great calorie burn! You are doing great!!

Jeannette said...

Excellent workouts! I'm really good at tracking my food but bad at working out each day. What an inspiration your swimming is! I wish I could get to the pool more often. I'll just have to make time on the weekends. See you next week!