Weight: 199.8 pounds (down 2.2 pounds from last week, 7.2 pounds total)
Waist: 36 inches (down 1 inch from last week)
Hips: 43.75 inches (down 1.25 inches from last week)
Thoughts so far on diet: I decided to take reader Pam’s advice and do 1400 calories on non-workout days and 1600-1800 on workout days, rather than using MFP’s calorie calculations, which add back calories burned from exercise. I think this is probably just right, except maybe on long run Saturdays. I was sooo hungry on Saturday after 7 miles.
In order to accurately use MFP, I have to measure EVERYTHING. Being a total science nerd, this actually isn’t that big a deal for me, but I suspect it drives my husband nuts. He hasn’t said anything, but I know the annoyed look when I see it (which is often, because I’m insufferable). I think he might also be hungry because I’m making small portions of unexciting stuff these days.
Thoughts on NROLW: Ouch.
Thoughts on running: I feel like I might be overtraining. I’m not sure, so I did my 5 miles yesterday AM and my times were fine, but mentally it felt like a slog. I feel better today though, so I’ve made no decisions on postponing/cancelling any of my scheduled training runs.
Oh, and apparently I have a trail 10K this weekend? That snuck up on me.
I have a new addition to strange things I’ve seen running. Yesterday morning, a car whipped out of a garage and made a loud banging sound. The moron had left a toddler carseat on the trunk of his car and driven off. I tried to flag the guy down (and breathed a sigh of relief that there was no toddle in said seat), but he was studiously ignoring me. I moved the seat out of the middle of the road and moved on. You’re welcome, dude who should slow way the hell down.
Anyways, I’m excited to see a 1 as the first number, but I’m not getting too excited yet. That’s only 0.2 pounds away from a 2 (so a Happy Meal). I’ve also got a long way to go. I think my goal is to lose another 7 pounds by Charlotte’s birthday weekend (5 weeks). And then I’m going to enjoy the weekend with my family. Sorry not sorry.