So, not expecting this one: at weigh-in I was down 2.3lbs! New weight is 167.4lbs with a total loss of 84.2lbs so far.
So what did I do this week? Well I ate all my daily points each day and ate my weeklies, but had 33 left over for the week. I didn’t exercise – not even my long walks all week because of my thigh/knee injury after the race.
I finally felt my leg was strong enough to try running on it last night (Monday). I went to the gym and ran for 25minutes on the treadmill (so I would be running on a flat surface). It felt amazing to run again! I missed it so much. My leg felt strong and although it’s still a touch stiff I’ve had no pain at all. I still think I’m going to go to the doctor this week to see if I can get a referal for a sports med clinic or someone specializing in running injuries just in case. I don’t want to cause more damage to it in the future. I want to be able to keep running and to keep pushing myself with time and distance so better make sure this is all good before continuing with that. My plan this week is still to run two more times. I’ll do a short run on Friday and then try for a longer run on Sunday.
I also got my new weight training program from my friend who is a personal trainer – it was her birthday gift to me! I’m going to read it thoroughly and try it out on Friday for the first time. It’ll be nice to change things around 🙂
I haven’t kept up on September exercise log so I still need to add in the missing workouts before I post it and I didn’t take my measurements yet. I’ll do both this weekend and post them. I’ll also post the September Challenge wrap-up with mine and Bubblymel’s final stats.
I’m hoping for a loss next week so I can make it to 85lbs lost. I’m worried my body is doing the whole big loss, small gain, small gain, big loss thing. I hope not. But I do have some challenges this week. Namely…
I want to talk about something amazing coming up this weekend….Thanksgiving! Which means TURKEY! It also means pumpkin pie 🙂
It also means holiday eating challenges. This week’s meeting was all about the “The Great Plate” for thanksgiving. The weekly handout has some good advice for the holiday weekend whcih includes:
1. Focusing on Power Foods and not skipping meals to save on points. Don’t I know it! Skipping meals just makes you more hungry when you do eat and then you overeat!
2. Go for the Good Health Guidelines – no point in eating all your points in pie and missing out on the nutrients you need. I definitely see a difference when I eat well – even if I over a bit rather than staying in my points but eating junk. This is why I’ve worked hard on eliminating processed food from my diet. I was hungry before weigh-in (I had to wait 40mins today because a whole bunch of new people showed up to register and the centre was understaffed!) and contemplated buying those WW bars, but I resisted. I had a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte in my hand I was just waiting for… (yes, I do know that vanilla syrup is processed. I didn’t say ALL processed food, I’m saying the majority of it in the form of chemical and sugar-laden snack/granola bars and frozen meals)
3. Don’t Deprive Yourself. Look I like pumpkin pie. Ima gonna eat a piece of pumpkin pie. I am NOT however going to eat 3, 4, 5 pieces. What I like but in moderation 🙂
Last year I made a pumpkin pie and I plan on making one this year again. Check out photos of last year HERE!
What are your strategies for getting through holiday eating?