“Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner (Running Quotes)
Today was a better day. So why does that disturb me you are probably wondering? Because I lost 3.2 pounds last night at Weight Watchers. That’s more than enough to cover what I had gained over the last two weeks, so I feel confident last week’s gain was a result of fluid or something like that from having been extra active that week. What disturbs me about it is I don’t like the idea my mood over the last week was so influenced by my weigh-in. Of course that wasn’t all it was. Moods & emotions are too complex for that. Today was all sunshine & rainbows. Not to mention I had a free waffle coupon for my birthday I traded in today. Nummy!
I’m still very upset over the situation in the nation & world today, but I went for my waffle, to the store for bananas, cruised the sporting goods store just to see what they have, went for a walk/jog in the park, & then actually did some work around the house. Mostly just taking out the trash & doing dishes, but that’s more than I’ve done the other days this week. So, all in all a better day than I’ve had in the last week. But I never considered quitting, which is another plus. Normally, this is the point in Weight Watchers where I quit. This time I am focusing on the positive changes I’m making in my life, & not the number on the scale (well, okay I’m focusing on it a teeny tiny bit). I have to keep reminding myself I can’t control my body or the scale. I can control what I eat & how active I am.
But back to Thursday night’s weigh-in. I lost 3.2 pounds this week. Hurray! That’s all I gained over the previous two weeks plus almost another half pound. That makes a total of 23.2 pounds lost this time. I’m 3.8 pounds from my first 10%. I didn’t quite make my 10% for my birthday as I’d hoped to do, but that’s okay. I will get it March!
This week I started timed intervals during my walk/jogs. I was using roads signs & speed bumps to mark when to walk & when to jog. Currently I’m doing two minutes of walking & one minute of jogging until I’ve done my mile. I think next week I’m going to bump it up to a minute & a half of jogging. My time on the mile has improved a bit this week, & even better today for some reason my stride opened up. It felt a lot closer to running than what I usually do. I really enjoyed it.
I didn’t do it, I just kind of happened. Maybe it was the waffle, but I had the sugar free syrup so I’m not sure it was that much of a jolt. Since I didn’t do it on purpose I don’t know if it’ll keep happening. It may have been a fluke, but it gave me a glimpse of what I have to look forward to if I keep working at it. A blogger I have been following, Brad Gansberg, has put together a 5K training program & is looking for some guinea pigs to be his first takers. I emailed him today, but haven’t heard back. We’ll see what happens:~)
That reminds me I really need to update my blog roll. But now I really, really need to go to bed>_<