Weigh in (not) Wednesday

Morning all.

I know I’m a day late on this, but I wasnt at home yesterday morning and subsequently had no access to my scales. I did, however, weigh myself this morning. Lets just say I had a bad week and leave it at that shall we? I’m horrendously bloated and overfull at the moment so I need to deflate before I can get an accurate reading on my weight.

So, over to my progress reports!

Food
Last weeks goal: Eat within my calorie limit 6 / 7 days
I managed: 3 / 7 days
Not great, and clearly that’s had an effect on my weight. I ate out a couple of times this week and made excuses for it. Not much more to say on this really!

Exercise
Last weeks goal: Burn 6000 calories
I managed: to over eat at bring it up to 6950 calories, but also burned 720. 720 / 6950 calories overall.
Again, this is not great and is down to overeating again.

Sleep
Last weeks goal: Get 8 hours sleep 4 out of 7 nights
I managed: 3 / 7 nights
I need to get into a habit of getting to bed that little bit earlier. I have such limited time in the evenings that everything gets pushed back and I end up going to bed late.

Goals For Next Week
Weight: 220 pounds
Food: Eat within calorie limit 5 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 6000 calories
Sleep: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights

Advertisements

Monday Runday

Happy Monday everyone.

Tonight was hard, I didn’t really want to do it, but I dragged myself out as I knew I hadn’t been in a week…There were 6 of us doing the 5k, two ladies (Ms. E and Ms. C) ran the whole way because they’re amazing, and the rest of us were just trying to survive the route. Ms. T was acting as our trainer, and she pushed and motivated us to keep running. I found this really helpful because I was feeling so unmotivated! I’m quite certain that I ran more of the 5k than I ever have before…Eeevverrrr.

Big thank you to Ms. T for pushing me through it.

Here’s the stats:

Distance: 5.6k

Total Time: 51:43

Moving Time: 49:56

Average Pace: 8:54/km

Splits:

Strava Splits 24-11-14

I feel good after doing this, I feel like I achieved something! Though I’m quite certain that tomorrow morning I’ll be feeling the ache. Lots of protein tomorrow I think…

Had issues with my ankles again today, methinks I need better trainers. except I can’t really afford them…so I doubt that will be happening any time soon.

 

Goals for the next run

  • Stay motivated
  • warm up ankles
  • keep going

Weigh in Wednesday

Good morning! Did you know there’s only 5 weeks until Christmas?? It’s coming around quickly!

Last Week: 223 pounds
Today: 220 pounds
21.12.14 Goal: 205 pounds – 15 pounds to go

I hit my weight goal from last week. This is a new record for me today, I am the lightest I’ve been in over a year. A whole year! In June I was at my heaviest weight of 236 pounds. Since then I have gradually lost 16 pounds (and yoyo’d up and down along the way). I feel like it isn’t real in a way. I’ve been putting weight on in leaps and trickles the past 6 years so I’m not sure I trust that the weight is coming off!

I had a bit if a disaster yesterday evening – my laptop decided it wasn’t going to turn on or work properly. This resulted in me needing to do a system recovery, however my last back up was in May. I have lost everything, all of the weights and measurements I meticulously kept a record of since the beginning of May are gone. Not to mention all of my other recent documents that now no longer exist. Livid.

Food
Last weeks goal: Eat within my calorie limit 5 / 7 days
I smashed this one out if the park. I did it for 6/7 days. Wooooo. That explains the weight loss… I think tracking this in this way is helping me in leaps and bounds-alongside tracking calories to burn in the exercise section below. I am still hungry quite often, but I am not impulse eating so much anymore.

Exercise
Last weeks goal: Burn 6000 calories
I did okay on this, better than the last couple of weeks in any case. I overate by 695 calories, but I burnt 1866 calories. This left me with having burned off 1171 / 6000 calories. I’m happy with that, it’s going in the right diction.

Sleep
Last weeks goal: Get 8 hours sleep 4 out of 7 nights
Better than last week on this, but not good enough. I got enough sleep 3 out of 7 nights…

Goals For Next Week
Weight: 218 pounds Lets get under the 220 mark!
Food: Eat within calorie limit 6 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 4800 calories
Sleep: get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights

Happy Wednesday!

Monday Runday

A new week = a new run. Another evening spent out with the Medway Runners.

Did the same route as last Monday, which helped me to gauge how well I was doing compared to last time. I feel very certain that I ran more of the route this time, though at a slow pace. But I’m okay with that, as long as I’m running more…A faster pace will come later…

Here’s the stats:

Distance: 3.8km

Total Time: 36:04

Moving Time: 33:51

Average Pace: 9:00/km

Splits:

17-11-14 strava splitsPace was much slower, but I know that I walk faster than I run – so in a backwards way it’s good that my pace was slower because it means I was running for more of the route! Yazoo

I had a lot of trouble with my ankles on this run. they were feeling very stiff and seized up the whole way around. I’m not sure if this is down to my shoes, my weight, or what, but it is not fun. At all. Need to make sure I stretch them out and exercise them for the rest of the week…

 

Goals for the next run:

  • Stay positive
  • Keep going
  • run as much as possible, even if it’s really slowly

Run Run Run

Ran today with the Medway Runners (woop). We did a 5k route today, and I was really not feeling it at all. especially as the beginning of it was all uphill…not fun. I didn’t run all of it, but I think I did quite well bearing in mind my ankles were killing me the whole way round.

This was my first 5k since I did Race For Life in June, and Pretty Muddy in July. I was really surprised to see that I had done the route just as fast as I did then, when I was training regularly. Shock, horror, what the heck. Maybe I can run? Who knew.  We were going to do a bit less than 5k, as planned, but the lady I was running with – Ms. E – half forced me to do an extra bit to bring it up to the full 5. I’m glad she did, even though I was really tired and struggling with ankle pain.

Anywho, here’s the stats:

Distance: 5.2 Kilometers

Total Time: 47:58

Moving Time: 44:49

Average Pace: 8:41/km

Splits:

13-11-14 strava splits

 

I have no idea how long I ran and how long I walked. But I’m okay with that, I think I did well despite walking for a lot of the uphill bits.

Hoping to go on Sunday’s run, but this depends entirely on what I have on this weekend!

 

P.S. It’s almost the weekend!

Weigh in Wednesday

Morning, morning!

Another week has passed and we’re steadily headed towards Christmas. The season of eating…

Last Week: 224 Pounds
Today: 223 Pounds
I was aiming for 222 pounds, but a 1 pounds loss is still a loss!
21.12.14 Goal: 205 pounds – 18 pounds to go!

Food
Last Weeks Goal: Eat within calorie limit 5 / 7 days
I actually did quite well with this one, I did 4 / 7 days. Almost got it! I’m making better choices at work, and not snacking each time I feel hungry. A lot of the time my hunger can be solved with some water or a cup of tea. Though I have been super hungry the past couple of days because of eating so much at the weekend…

Exercise

Last Weeks Goal: Burn 5000 calories
I was right, this was unrealistic. Especially after I overate by 1800 this week, upping the total to 6800. But, I did burn an additional 800 calories, bringing this back down to 6000…so a slight improvement!
I went running on Monday, and I’m planning to go again tomorrow and hopefully Sunday. If I can squeeze it in I’ll be gyming on friday too…major uplift in my exercise habits. I’m just hoping it sticks…

Sleep
Last Weeks Goal: get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights
This goal was not so successful. I managed to get enough sleep 2 / 7 nights. This definitley needs to improve! Last weeks sleep was the same…not good.

Goals For Next Week
Weight: 220 pounds
Food: Stay within calorie limit 5 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 6000 calories
Sleep: get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights

Happy Wednesday! It’s almost the weekend!

Running!

Since my last post about running I haven’t been out to run. At all. Big fat oops on my part that’s for sure!

I dragged myself out for a run yesterday evening, and it went well. I turned up to the meeting point for my running group, saw only 2 or 3 people I recognised, and awkwardly stood around in different groups until I found someone to talk to. Yupp, I am a social butterfly. Watch me go.

I fell in with a couple of ladies – one of which I met the first time I went with this group, and another who was out on her first run with Medway Runners. I ended up spending pretty much all of the run with the new lady, as we were both running at about the same pace.

The run was good, it was cold, dark and wet, but exhilarating to be out. I was having a bit of trouble with my chest and a had a couple of stitches, but I continued on. I didn’t run all of it, I think the longest amount of time I spent actually running was about 5-7 minutes. I’m not sure exactly!

Run Stats:

Distance: 3.8km

Total Time: 36:26

Moving Time: 33:46

Average pace: 8:53/km

Splits:

10-11-14 strava splits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to run for more of the route next time. I will be really pleased with myself when I can manage to run 10 minutes or 1 kilometer without walking…

GOAL: Run for 10 minutes without walking or stopping