Weigh In Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

After a very busy 3 weeks I’m back to my normal weigh in schedule (yaay)

Okay, here we go:

Last weigh in: 234.6 pounds
After Ben Nevis weight: 239 pounds
Today’s weigh in: 237.6 pounds
To lose for June goal: 38.6 pounds

Well, it doesn’t look good, but at least I’ve lost something after being in Scotland! I was surprised that I had bearing in mind I was in France last week – Aaall the pastries!

I’m tracking my food and measuring out my portions better – instead of guessing how much rice or pasta, I measure out a portion of it. This is helping me to not overeat without realising!

Exercise-wise, as I mentioned yesterday I’m throwing myself into running again to prepare for my Race For Life 5k. I want to combine this with some body weight exercises to build some strength – I’m going to be planning this out for the next 3 weeks later today.

I’m feeling positive, and looking forward to shifting some of this flubber!

Next Weeks Goal: 233 pounds

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Weigh in Wednesday

It’s Wednesday! and I’m back on my usual schedule of Wednesday weigh ins.

As you may know I was in Scotland last week, which will have taken a toll on my weight – in an upwards direction. When I first got back on Sunday, I weighed in at 239 pounds (the horror…). I was horribly bloated from all the crap food I’d consumed over the week, so I was expecting a high weigh in directly afterwards.

Last weigh in (17th April): 227 pounds
This week: 234.6 pounds

A gain of 7.6 pounds over two weeks, however a loss of 4.4 pounds from the weekend until now. So I’m heading in the right direction again now…

To lose for goal 2: 35.9 pounds

Let’s get cracking on this then…

Food
I’ve planned food out this week, which will help me to keep on track. I just need to stick to it and avoid the communal snacky-goodness at work.

Exercise
I need to train for my upcoming Race for Life, so I want to get out and run 3 times a week. No, scratch that, I need to. Not just want to…

Goals for Next week:
Weight: 230 Pounds
Exercise: run 3 times

Race For Life 2015: Trail Run

I am currently in the Scottish Highlands! I have a wonderful view of Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains, and there are lots of paths and trails around. Soo…I decided to take advantage of the trails and go for a run (a pre-meditated decision, I brought all my running gear up here…). I took the opportunity to test run my ‘Zombies, Run!’ app at the same time.

According to the app, I was out for a total of 33:25, and did 1.75km. (That really doesn’t sound like very far for that time…especially as the app said I ran 1k in approx. 10:30. Confuuused) I just checked online, and it looks like I lost GPS signal, or an error occurred, and therefore this data is incorrect!

So, my first Kilometer was approx 10:30, then I think I was slower after that as I walked the rest of the way. I did an ‘out and back’ route, so I ran back the way I had came. I hit 1k on the ‘out’ section, went a bit further, then turned around to come back. Therefore, total distance (based on a map) I think was 2.66k. which makes much more sense paired with a time of 33:25!

Okay, so correct best estimate of stats:

Total time: 33:25

Distance: 2.66k

I ran for a total of 3 1 minute sections. not very impressive, however, I ran into a spot of trouble. Skip over this bit if you don’t want to hear about digestive issues…

I needed the toilet. Badly. So I turned around and hustled back to the lodge…thankfully, I made it back in time! I hate – and occasionally like – that running has a laxative effect…

Anywho, I would have ran more if I hadn’t had to hurry back, so I was thinking that I would go out again this week. I really enjoyed running on a trial; dodging the tree roots, running alongside a river; startling a few sheep on the path along the way. It was good evening to be outside

Weigh in Wednesday (not) … However, Race For Life 2015

Good afternoon folks!

Today I am not going to weigh in. Dundunduuunnn…

What I am going to write about, however, is my impending Race For Life 5k. Long-time readers may remember my running posts from last year, but to refresh, I did Race for Life 5k and Pretty Muddy 5k in 2014. This year, I have signed up for the Race for Life 5k again.

Location: Battersea Park, London
Date: June 10th
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7 weeks from today! Eep!

Last year I was following the C25K programme, and I got bored of it after 5 weeks or so…typical me really. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to doing it again, so I was thinking about training myself with distance goals, and increasing how much of it I jog. Having said that, I have been out running once in the 2 weeks since I signed up…#motivationfail

I recently happened across Too Fat to Run’s Five Weeks to 5k programme…which sounded impossible to me to begin with…but after taking a look at the programme it looks doable! Alongside this, I am also considering getting the ‘Zombies, Run!‘ app to make running fun, and motivate me to get outside.

I’m looking forward to this…kind of!!

Weigh in Wednesday

Another Wednesday, another weigh in. Here goes…

Last week: 227 pounds
Today: 226 pounds
To lose for goal 2: 27 pounds

Lost a pound from last week, pretty good going as I haven’t been the most well-behaved eater this week. To stay on track for my goal I need to up the ante and lose more per week – 3 pounds rather than 1 pound. The only way I’m going to achieve that is if I meal plan religiously and exercise regularly. This brings me to motivation. I lack motivation to do pretty much anything, so I need to put in a mass amount of effort to get myself moving.

Last Weeks Exercise Goal: go on 2 runs
I managed half, I went on 1 short run. I am so out of shape…

Biscuit Ban
This has not gone well, needless to say I have snacked upon biscuits…sorrynotsorry.

Goals for Next Week
Weight: 223 pounds
Exercise: Go on 3 runs

Weigh in Wednesday

I missed weigh in last week, I was in Birmingham for work and had no scales. Oops. I know the past couple of weeks haven’t been great food-wise, so I’m expecting the worst!

2 weeks ago: 225 pounds
Today: 228 pounds
To Lose for Goal 1: 18.5 pounds

Gained 3 pounds in 2 weeks.
I have 6 and a half weeks until my first weight goal, and I’m quite far off at the moment. I need to lose 3 pounds a week to reach it…seems a little daunting! Especially as it’s my birthday tomorrow and I will be eating cake and whatnot…

Urg. I’m going to have to exercise a mass amount of restraint this week. And for the whole 6 weeks! Waaaa

Okay. Well, getting down to business as it were, I have lots of walks planned and not much money to buy food. Therefore, I have no snacky foods at home and some exercise planned. It is possible to do this! I can do this.

I’ll be tracking my food religiously and logging exercise. I’ll be making better food choices, and avoiding the biscuits at work at all costs. No biscuits for 6 weeks.

In fact, I’m setting that as a challenge!

6 week challenge
No biscuits for 6 weeks.

Boom. Done. I’ll keep you posted…

For next week:
Weight: 225 pounds
Food: avoid biscuits and eat 1500 calories a day
Exercise: Go on a long walk or hike at the weekend

Weigh in Wednesday

Happy Wednesday… The last Wednesday of January!  I don’t know about you, but I feel like this month has flown by. It’s been crazy, a world of busyness and tonsillitis. I haven’t been very active atall this week, and I think the scales will reflect that. However, I am moving out this weekend, so I think running regularly will be a good way to explore the local area I’m moving to.

Last Week: 223.5 pounds
Today: 225 pounds
To Lose for Goal 1: 15.5 pounds

Told you. 1.5 pound gain – that is also down to bad food choices this week. Not the end of the world, it will come off again for next week!

Month Summary
Weight at beginning: 227 pounds
Weight at end: 225 pounds
Difference: -2 pounds
Year to date: -2 pounds

Goals
Next month: lose 7 pounds
Next week: lose 2 pounds
Food: Eat within 1500 calories 5 / 7 days
Exercise: Burn 1000 extra calories
Sleep: Get 8 hours sleep 4 / 7 nights