Weight Loss

March Meltdown

February was not a great month for weight loss or activity. I only lost 3.6lbs and just barely squeezed in my 1200 minutes by only getting in 1215 minutes. Le sigh. I’m hoping March will be a better month. I’ve already lost 3.8lbs beating my February total and there’s still 3 weigh-ins to go! ūüėĬ†

Here is my February exercise log. Click on it to see a bigger picture. You’ll notice that I stopped doing my Walk Away the Pounds videos around the middle of the month. I think I need to get back on track with that – walking is well and good, but I really feel great on the weekends when I can start each day off with a¬† good video.

I’ve joined another challenge on the ww.ca forums. This one is called March Meltdown and I’ll keep updating my numbers on my Challenges page. My goals for this month are once again to lose 8lbs (which this time I think is very do-able, especially because there are 5 Tuesdays) and to get in 1200 minutes.

Because¬† I moved I’ll have to be more clever when it comes to getting in my activity. My old apartment was a good 45-60 minute walk over the mountain from work, however my new apartment is only a 20-25 minute walk. This is not long enough for me to count as activity (I only count walks¬†45 minutes or longer). That’s okay because the good news is that I don’t have to purchase a monthly metro/bus pass anymore! Woohoo for saving money.

I’m off to a slow start for the March Meltdown because of my move – I spent nights packing and moving and setting up that I haven’t been able to get extra activity in. I’m confident I’ll be able to turn this around. However my exhaustion from the last week definitely showed itself at the gym today.

I was supposed to run 3.6km straight through with no walking intervals – but I just couldn’t. I had to take two short 1-minute walking breaks. I ended up on¬†a treadmill under a hot light and I was sweating up a storm¬†about 2 minutes into the run.¬†I’m thinking I need to change my¬†gym day from Thursdays to Fridays – I teach on Thursdays and after a full day of work¬†and then teaching I’m¬†just not at my best at the gym. I’m worried this will¬†derail or slow down my progress if I continue on Thursdays.

I know I can run this distance and I need to work towards my 5k. I can do it. I will do it.


Fab-u-less in February

The year seems to be going by so quickly! January is already over which means January’s WW forum challenge is now over too. It seems I have a bunch more new readers this month – HELLO!!! Don’t be shy and say hi!¬† So let me explain: on the WeightWatchers.ca forums I take part in a monthly challenges to help keep me motivated in my weight loss and in keeping up my activity.¬† Each month we come up with a snappy name (like January Jumpstart or Fab-u-less in February!) and everyone has a personal weight loss and activity goal for the month.

For January Jumpstart my goals were to lose 8lbs and do 1200 minutes of activity. Here’s the update: I didn’t quite make my weight loss goal – I only lost 6.4lbs. This was mostly due to my STS the first week of January. I did however, surpass (just barely) my activity goals by getting in 1235 minutes of activity! Yay! Here is my January Activity Spreadsheet. Click on it to see a larger image:

And now February is upon us and the new challenge, as I mentioned above, is called Fab-u-less in February! My goals are the same: lose 8lbs and do a minimum of 1200 minutes of activity. I am already down 2lbs from yesterday’s weigh-in and did 75 minutes last night at they gym ūüôā

You can aways follow my challenge progress on my Challenges page as I only do a blog post update about it once a month. For those who haven’t poked around my blog you can also follow¬†my losses (or gains) week by week on my Timeline page.¬†