Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Hoedown Week 2

I'm afraid I've let down my Healthy Holiday Ho's this week.  Granted, as a team we are not necessarily focusing on weight loss but rather health and fitness, I'm still disappointed in my performance this week.

Our challenge was to log as many exercise minutes as possible.  I ran a 5 mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day in just under 53 minutes and ended up pretty injured (I was actually injured to start with but too stupid to back out).  You can read about it here.  I didn't exercise again (I don't think we can count walking around doing our Christmas shopping as minutes, although that certainly would have helped) until last night's Tworkout.  I can't do anything that would work my ankle or calf, so I did about 20 minutes of arms and abs.  Coupled with the stretching exercises I've been doing the past few days, I'm logging a paltry 75 minutes of exercise.  Lame.

After hitting goal last week, I was bummed to see a higher number on the scale today.  Not totally surprised, but disappointed nonetheless.  I felt I made great choices at Thanksgiving, but in the days since, the lack of exercise and eating only ok has taken it's toll.  Here are my numbers:

Weight on June 23, 2009: 165.8
Challenge Starting Weight: 136.6

Last Week's Weight: 135.6
This Week's Weight: 137.4
Change: up 1.8
Challenge Change: up .8
Total Pounds Gone: 28.4

Part of this challenge for me and one of my goals is to not stress about the little ups and downs.  I'm trying not to stress, but I am disappointed in myself.  I am going to need to learn how to balance less activity and eating.  I certainly can't eat like I'm training for a race if I'm not.


  1. Life happens, girl. No worries. You're not letting us down. I'm glad you've got a plan of action for getting better though. Hang in there and do what you can with eating less since you aren't training.

  2. Like Kirsten said, life happens. I think you did great and your body is probably just recovering... you're injured, remember!

  3. Don't stress about the exercise minutes, girl. When you're injured is NOT the time to be busting out hours and hours of intense cardio. Take care of yourself!

    Your weight is going to fluctuate week to week. It might help not to have one specific number, but like Thea, find a range that you think works for you. You are still a success story, don't let this get you down!

  4. I saw a higher number this week too and at first I was really bummed but you know weight fluctuates. I'm not going to work myself into a frenzy over 1 bad week. You will see the number go down again. And so will I!

  5. finding that happy land where you don't beat yourself up is hard. hopefully you're settle in and find it.

  6. {{HUGS}} you did wonderful! I agree that number will go down, I promise!

  7. I'm so impressed with you. You definitely have great perseverance but I'm so sorry about your injury. Somehow it doesn't seem fair. However I'm glad you're on your way to healing and I hope that little bump in the weight loss scale doesn't get you down. To have been 30 pounds heavier the end of June and down to where you are now and doing what you're doing is so amazing!!

  8. I love you.

    Now hurry up and heal and take care of yourself, m'kay?

  9. Dude. The first week, I logged 10 minutes. Your 75 looks pretty awesome to me!

    You know what you're doing, don't sweat it!

  10. Hang in there friend. You are amazing and you will be back on track in no time!

  11. You are doing great...don't look at what you did this week...look at what you have accomplished in the long run!

  12. Bari - I know you'll be done again this week! Don't fret!


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