Monday, June 27, 2011
Week 3 results for Slimmer This Summer
-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