If the number were 10 followers and I received encouraging and motivating comments, I'd be pleased, so it really isn't about the numbers for me, but I am so grateful for your comments. Thank you.
PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW YOU DID THIS WEEK ON YOUR GOALS TOWARD THE LABOR DAY CHALLENGE!
Weight Change: Lost 3 pounds!
Total Loss since 3/1/10: 40 pounds! This is a milestone weight loss number for me. To hit Mrs. Clyde's iTouchallenge, I will have to be at a 50 pound loss by Labor Day! This may be a close one, my friends.
Today, I'm feeling: Strong! Like last week, I am still feeling energetic and in that rare zone of wanting to exercise and eat well.
Highlight of the Week: I have a new personal record for my neighborhood 5K distance: 35:30! On a later run, I was able to run my first two miles without stopping to walk. This is a big change for me. I'll go again tonight and see how it plays.
Food: I am eating about 1,700 calories per day. Someone asked me last week how I can only eat 1700 without starving. If anyone wants more detail, please let me know, but it comes down to an egg white scramble with veggies in the morning, several portions of fruit or veggies during the day, a nice sandwich with meat and veggies (no cheese and vinegar dressing) and even small portions of cereal with milk. Snacks usually are fruit or yogurt.
Drink: I still drink lots of water, but also drink Lipton's Diet Green Tea, and venti Americanos (daily). Once a week or so, I may have one vodka and cranberry juice. 70 calories per shot.
Exercise: Biked or ran nearly every day last week. Maybe I should combine it like the guy in the pic!
Saturday: Biked 9 miles at a fast pace for me
Monday: Ran 3.1 miles, then biked 4 miles
Tuesday: Walked/ran 3.1 miles (5k)
Wednesday: A short neighborhood bike ride of 2 miles
Thursday: Ran 3.1 miles (5k). This was my first time running two miles in a row without stopping!
Weekly bike miles: 15
Weekly run miles: 9.3
Confessional: I'm going to remove this section from my weekly post because I have come to see that when I overeat, I do it only for one meal...or one snack, then I get back on plan quickly to compensate with lower calories. So, if I do go over 1,700 calories on one day, I just go lighter the next. I didn't always have that discipline and I am grateful for it now. It became a habit.
My Goals for this Week:
• Continue to pursue goal of 275 weight by September 6th for Mrs. Clyde's iTouchallenge!
• Short-term goal is to be at 281 by 8/21!
• Cardio will be walking/running/cycling for at least 5 days this week.
• Maintain about 1,700 daily calories of good healthy food.
Make it a good week everyone!