Monday, June 27, 2011

Week 3 results for Slimmer This Summer

My goals:
-Journal my meals
-Be under 165g of Carbohydrates/day
-Exercise 5 times a week for 45-60 minutes
-10 glasses of water a day
-Run/walk a 5K in under 40 minutes
-Build a support network
-lose an average of 2 lbs/week, 24lbs total

Beginning Weight: 201.3
Week 1: 198.6 (-2.7)
Week 2: 198.6 (0) No change
Week 3: 196.9 (-1.7) Total loss -4.4 lbs

Daily Carb Count (out of 165g carbs)
Monday: 138 (27 under)
Tuesday: 203 (38 over)
Wednesday: 162 (3 under)
Thursday: 189 (24 over)
Friday: 184 (19 over)
Saturday: didn’t track, but wasn’t bad day
Sunday: (28 under)

Measurements: Loss a ½ inch off my ribs. Other measurements remained the same.

What a week!  It is true, as the summer is coming in full swing, it is getting harder to stay on top of my goals and to keep motivated.  It is like I start out the week alright and by the time the weekend hits I am struggling.

I am getting in my exercise and I am drinking enough water, so I am accomplishing some of my goals.  But changing my eating habits is hard.  This truly is a challenge for me.

I am trying not to get down on myself about not reaching my food goals, because I am not giving up.  My focus really has been on working out and getting a burn.  The past couple of weeks I have worked hard and have gotten a good burn.

I got another run in this week.  I have improved my 40 minute run by a tenth of a mile, technically I hit 3 miles before I hit 41 minutes, so I am getting closer to my goal of running a 5k in under 40 minutes.  I am going to try to get in two runs next week. 

**Update: I ran this morning and I have even greater improvement.  In 40 minutes I made it 3.05 miles**

When I run I get a lot of pain in my shoulders and neck.  I have been working with a chiropractor for a month and a half to “fix” an old problem.  It is helping, but the pain is still is great when I run.  There are many exercises I can do that don’t hurt my neck and shoulders as much.  I just don’t feel like I burn the same amount of calories.  I may have to resort to those other things to keep from popping the Tylenol.

Because I need to, here are my weekly goals in addition to my challenge goals above.

-Get in two 40 minute runs
-quit thinking about caloric intake, and focus on carb intake instead.  Counting calories is messing me up and I end up eating more.  I know backwards, but I am going to try it this week and see where it gets me.
-Start taking my vitamins and minerals again.  Many of these I quit taking when I was pregnant (as I was advised to), and it is time to get back into the swing of things for the sake of my mood, energy and blood sugar.

Cheers and here is to a great Week four!  My oh my where has the time gone.

6/23/11 40 minutes 2.98 miles
6/27/11 40 minutes 3.05 miles


  1. Changing eating habits IS hard but the results are worth it!! Nice on the running!

  2. You are amazing! Welcome to onederland! Stay there! Great job! Run Forest! RUN!!!

  3. Don't let this beat you. I know you have it in you to be a great success during this Challenge.

  4. Welcome to Onderland!!! Isn't it glorious?

    Keep going!

  5. Awesome job on the running and the loss!

  6. YEAH!!! A great week and another one part way done. You are doing amazing and yes summer makes it hard, really hard, but you can do this. I have faith in you.
    Take care and have a great rest of the week. Blessings!!

  7. Another loss!! Terrific! Another run, too! Terrific! Hope that pain in your shoulder subsides. I think you are doing just swell on the STS challenge!