Weigh-In Wednesdays

As of today, I’m officially down another pound and I’ve lost 22 lbs. total!

I’m still getting up at 6:00 am each day and I ran every day this past week except Sunday, which I planned as my rest day, and yesterday because I accidentally slept through my alarm. On Sunday, I was itching to get out and do something. I didn’t like not being active, so Corey and I walked/hiked for about 3 miles along the Provo River Trail in the canyon when it got cooler. It was a very nice walk. Yesterday felt off because I didn’t run in the morning nor did I wake up at 6:00. I ended up going on a couple of short walks during my breaks at work and that helped, but I still wanted more. It’s amazing how I’m starting to want to exercise, which has never happened before.

Even though I only missed one day that I planned to go running, it looks like I need to go back to running only every other day because my legs aren’t ready for more. I’m pretty sure I don’t have shin splints because wearing compression socks made it worse not better. But, there’s something wrong with my left leg because it aches continually from the knee down and my entire right leg aches a lot (although not continually). I’m not sure if I’m being a wimp and just need to run through the pain. Or, if I’m doing damage to my muscles/tendons/bones since they’re not use to me running so much.

I stayed within my calories every day this week and I haven’t had any processed sugar either! I’m still doing well on following my old boot camp’s first month diet and I haven’t had any cravings either. When Corey and I hung out with my nieces and their families on Saturday, almost everyone ate sweets–ice cream bars, pop, chocolate, etc.–and I had no desire to eat any of it. It’s great!

Weight

Weight: 224.6 lbs. (-1 lbs.)

Measurements*

Neck: 15.25 in. (-.25 in.)
Shoulders: 47.25 in. (-0 in.)
Biceps: 13.75 in. (-.25 in.)
Chest: 49.25 in. (-1 in.)
Waist: 41.25 in. (-.5 in.)
Hips: 52 in. (+.5 in.)
Thighs: 26 in. (-.25 in.)
Calves: 16.25 in. (-0 in.)

Weekly Goals

Here are my goals for the upcoming week:

  1. Walk/run a mile every other day and do something that allows my legs to rest the other days but still give me exercise.
  2. Stay within my calorie limit (1,380 calories–my goals were adjusted because I’ve lost 20 lbs.) each day and eat no processed sugar, pop, pasta, dairy, or bread.
  3. Eat more veggies!
  4. Stop using all electronics by 7:30 pm, go to bed by 10:00 pm every day, and wake up at 6:00 am every morning. I’m still having a really hard time with the electronics and going to bed on time part of this goal. I’ll work really hard on it this week!
  5. Read my scriptures each day and go to church on Sunday.

*I realize that body weight fluctuates throughout the day/week and measuring varies depending on whether you measure in exactly the same place. Right now, I’m gathering statistics and hopefully I’ll see a downward trend.47.

Comments

    • says

      I really need to remember to stretch afterward. I forget that a lot. No wonder my legs hurt so much, probably. I do ice my leg(s) so that helps. But, I bet the stretching would help a ton more. I’ll remember to do that! Thanks! :D

  1. says

    Well done. I just weighed in with my group tonight and have lost 1lb this week making 25 total. I’m flirting with the idea of taking up running again but scared I’ll cause more problems with my dodgy knee. I personally wouldn’t run every day even if I was fully fit, your body needs recovery time so a day off is no bad thing.

    • says

      Congratulations on your weight loss! That’s so exciting, isn’t it? I understand your trepidation. I would be too if I had a bad knee. Thanks for the advice. I have a friend who runs every day without problem. But, she’s also been running forever. My body probably just isn’t ready for it every day yet.

  2. says

    Jenni, you are my diet & exercise hero. :) Congrats on the weight loss. It’s nice to know that the cravings eventually go away.

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