Current Weight: 210.8 lbs (+0.6 lbs)
You see it says I've gained weight. I don't feel that way. I feel like I've lost, or have toned a bit. In other words I feel great and the scale can say whatever it wants today and I'll tell it it's got it wrong.
...However, eventually the scale has to start seeing it in my direction and I have to do a little jig to convince it.
What can I possibly do this week to make it see reason? Well I can train for the 5k I'm running next weekend. I can watch what I eat and maybe finally start calorie counting again since winging it doesn't seem to be working very well. I can make sure I drink enough water. Do you think the scale will change it's mind? We'll see.
Personification aside as I mentioned in my last post I was doing pretty well this past week. I was able to hike, jog and enjoy some beautiful scenery.
One of the beautiful views from my hikes this weekend. The trail starts a few hundred yards from my bedroom.
My water in take has been ok. I'd say about 4 out of the last 6 days it's been fine.
I wasn't able to do my part as a support system last week. I need to spend some time and give some blogs some lovin' this week.
As for reading I decided it's finally time I opened up The Spark again. I brought it from home to read it and started reading some historical fiction instead (which still allowed me some insight on food consumption although not necessarily what I need to learn for my own issues) and this time I actually want to try the Spark challenge more literally. I remember that they had things like make a collage or jot down your fitness minutes etc, which I didn't really do the first time. I want to try it this time.
Overall, although last week was much better than the last couple of weeks combined I can't continue on this path of weight gain, especially with the holidays literally around the corner. I need to get more serious. Honestly, it frustrates me to see how much I'm slacking. I'm supposed to be stronger than this right?
So this week "Get your act together Elina" is in effect. My plan is to simply refuse to eat at the dinning hall (their food is just all wrong for me) and prepare my own meals instead. I will re-start calorie counting and jogging every day this week. Out of all of them the jogging is what I dread. Although I know I can do it and I know I feel great after I'm done it continues to be a chore for me to get up and put on my running shoes.
Luckily the 5k I registered for is just around the corner so I CAN'T slack even if I wanted to. It'll be great.
I will do this!
In order to make sure I do it though I will do a daily update this week up 'til race day on Saturday 11/05/11.
Wish me luck!