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Monday, June 17, 2013

Weigh In: Over eating, hiking, and losing weight

Another week gone. I can't believe it's the middle of June. This week was a disaster when it came to sticking with my calorie intake. My job as an outdoor educator requires me to stay with a group the week that they're here. That means that I stay overnight. I wake them up. I assign high school students to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner. I take them hiking. I make sure they take showers etc etc. In other words I'm like a resident assistant, educator and mom all at once. This also means they feed me and I have to eat whatever they cook. I think at the end of the week everyone had stomach aches.

I was so worried about weighing this morning, also because the time of the month decided to show it's face yesterday. So I was shocked when I saw the number on the scale.

Current Weight: 207.0 lbs

I lost 2.6 lbs! I know that this probably had something to do with water weight I'd been retaining and the fact that I hiked for at least 2 miles every day including two big hikes of 8 miles and 6 miles respectively.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.
One of the peaks we hiked. Nice ascent.

Work out achievement(s):
First, work outs:
Mon: 15 minute bike ride + 2.5 mile walk/jog
Tues: 8 mile hike
Wed: 1 mile hike (in the dark muahahaha)
Thurs: 3 mile hike
Fri: 2 mile hike and a quick swim in a cold lake
Sat: 6 mile hike
Sun: zilch

I also did my toning workout three times last week. It's getting a little boring I admit so I might mix it up. But I'd rather do it than not.

Second, calories. I didn't know how much I'd consumed because I don't have internet service when I'm with a group so I wrote down what I ate and plugged it in to my calorie counter this morning. Here it is:
Mon: 1530
Meal before the kids came. 
Tues: 1703
Wed: 1341
Thurs: 1740
Fri: 2030  (contributor of stomach aches)
Sat: 1874
Sun: 1989 (birthday cake. enough said)
I was surprised that I only went over 2,000 calories once last week. Although I went over 1600 calories nearly every day I felt the same type of bloated as when I used to eat over 3,000 calories back in the day. It's interesting how my body has adapted.

Despite being incredibly suspicious of the number on the scale I backed it up slightly with measurements. The results were interesting. I had lost here and gained there. It seems like my body is trying to balance itself out. My measurements were the same in my hips and waist so I'm not going to complain much there.

I'm going to continue my goal of losing one pound a week. I lost 2 pounds last week which is awesome.
I'm hoping to get to 205 lbs by the start of July.
I'm going to continue to drink more than 40 oz of water.
I'm going to continue to do my toning/strength training workout at least 3x a week
I'm going to try to jump in the lake again. That water was cold but not overly so. (If you know me you know I was screaming and complaining every step I took in to the water until I finally got the nerve to dive in. lol)
My walk/jogs are still as labored as ever but I'm going to continue.
I'm going to ride my bike at least twice this week.

Have a great week everyone!


1 comment:

Debsdailylife said...

Youre doing a great job!! And sounds like youre living in a beautiful mountain!!