Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday hoedown update

Meant to update this last week, but when your boss lets you off work basically a day early, everything else takes a backseat to relaxing. ;)

SO. Let's do a two week recap, shall we?

First, let's talk about eating. While I'm still snacking on chocolate and everything else sweet that I can lay my hands on, I have been eating my three fruits/veggies a day. Some days I thank God for V8, though, because that's sometimes the best I can do.

We also added a goal of drinking 8 glasses of water a day. I hit this on most days because I drink a lot of water anyway. I've been doing it since high school, so this one is easy to fix.

Exercise: 3x/30 mins. I've done well on this, exceeding most of the time because a) sometimes when I run, it's only 2 miles, and I want to hit that 30 min mark and b) I run a lot. However, I've been doing other exercises more, like weights and biking, which has been a nice, easy change from the running. HOWEVER, I've completed an eight-mile route twice in the past two weeks (I actually ran 10 miles total on Sunday), but I want my "everyday" runs to get longer. It's just so hard to do that with work, school, blah.

What's funny is my weight, though. After the first week, I GAINED 1.9 lbs. EEK!! But that's okay, because I actually weighed myself at a different time the second go-around, so I feel that had a LOT to do with it. This week, I weighed myself at lunch (like the first week) and (ahem) gained .7 lb from when we first started this challenge. Fan-stinking-tastic.

I'm not weight-obsessed; I'm really not. And I'm starting to realize that my diet needs to change, and that's happening, so I'm holding out hope that within the next few weeks, I can go a little lower on that weight. =)

8 comments:

Pubsgal said...

I always say challenges jinx me, but even though I'm up, I'm hopeful that this one wouldn't. :-P

Re: your comment on my blog, yes, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in June 2008. (On my husband's and my wedding anniversary, isn't that a corker?) So after an initial 6-month flurry of change, I was able to get and keep my a1c within my goal range of less than 6%. From what I've read, it's my best chance at staving off complications. Mostly through metformin, regular exercise, and "eating to the meter" - doing what I can to keep my post meal numbers below 140 and my fasting 110 or below. It's not a precise practice, but I do my best.

Brooke said...

r u me?

cause it sure sounds like it. well besides the whole school thing...what crazy adult voluntarily goes to school ;)

Mari said...

Sounds like you are on the right path - good job! I am a big fan of V8 too.

Terri said...

You know, I have found that if I want to eat like I like to eat that 30 minutes of exercise three times a week is just not enough. You may find the same - I like being able to have an extra snack or a cupcake now and again, and I still want to continue losing weight. So, I take two rest days a week and work out 5 days a week, for at least an hour a day. Your mileage may vary.

Oh, and V-8: brilliant!

misti said...

LOL V8? I thought that was for grownups. Wait...

septembermom said...

You have to become my personal trainer!!!

lindsey said...

You go girl!! And yes, we did move! We moved to the Jackson area, so y'all can still come visit on your way through! We loved H-burg...great place to live :)...

msxj said...

I'm sure you'll see a loss especially as you start to clean up your eating more. Eating is the tricky part isn't it? Lol. Why can't we just workout and eat whatever we want! But baby steps are good so just keep at it Penny!