Weight: 172.6 pounds (down 0.8 pounds this week, down 32.6 pounds total)
Waist: 32.25 inches (down 4.75 inches total)
Hips: 38.5 inches (down 6.5 inches total)
So yeah, this blogging/weight loss thing kind of ground to a halt. I had the migraine from hell that did end up requiring an IV. The doctor says it was a virus, but the IV let me get it under control enough to survive until the virus was over (about a week total). Since then it’s been a whirlwind of working, working out, and studying for the CPT exam.
My husband is home less than ever (not his choice) and Charlotte is starting to nap less and had a week of super early wake-ups, which meant I had no free time. I won’t blog when the kid is awake and we are home alone, so there was really no time because I work all morning before she wakes up and then through her nap. I’d say I’m sorry, but I’d be lying.
Clearly I’ve stalled out on the weight loss since I’ve lost 0.8 pounds in three weeks. I’ve also been at this for 6 months now and I know the problem is diet. I work out a ton, so I’m starving. And then I binge around 4PM because I just can’t wait to eat any longer. I’m not actually sure what to do about it because it just feels like I’ve run out of willpower at that point. And yes, those Goldfish crackers did taste as good as thin feels because I was fucking hungry.
Anyways, I’ve tried chewing gum, which is what always used to work for me, but it’s not helping. I also had my yearly gynecologist visit and she seemed concerned that I want to lose to much weight. She also suggested I focus more on body fat percentage than weight. I do have access to a bioelectrical impedance handheld device, but I always do it wrong (seriously, my ACSM textbook gave a very specific list of conditions that must be fufilled for anything approaching an accurate result). I need to think about how I want to approach this and if it’s time for my scale to take a visit to the closet for a few weeks.
I’ve been trying to keep up with swimming (it’s hard) and I’ve missed a lot of group fitness classes lately thanks to not feeling well and aforementioned doctor’s appointment. I have kept up on my runs, though and did 8.5 miles last Saturday with the 11:15 pace group. I also registered for the Emerald City Half Marathon on 9/3 because I’m clearly building my miles up a lot faster than I anticipated (it helps to start half marathon training in really solid 10K shape). Emerald City is cheap, small, and local, so I thought it would be fun.
I LOVE my new pace group. It’s a really good fit for me and I’ll be sad when I have to stop running with the full marathoners (I’m not going above 12 miles) in another month or so. The half marathoners seem nice, it’s just a bigger group so I haven’t gotten to know them as well. Last week we did an atrocious hill that made me curse everyone the whole way up. Of course I was the happiest kid ever going down. Seriously, I kept telling everyone how great the run was on the way down. I think they were laughing at me considering the amount of swearing while we were going up.
I did hill repeats with Mandy and Lynne for Mandy’s birthday today (Mandy sold me on it during our hour and a half hike yesterday evening). They hurt. A lot. Normally I can’t meet them, but my husband had the day off, so he stayed with the kid. I then finished my five miles with a final mile at 9:45 min/mile. I have no friggin idea how I pulled that out considering my legs felt like bricks, but it was awesome.
So that’s some new stuff. Maybe I’ll manage to post other stuff on Friday. Maybe not. I am going to celebrate the holiday with Buffalo chicken dip, cookie cake pie, and ribs, so one can only assume that I will not lose weight this week. I’d say I care, but it’d be a lie.