23 August 2008

What a difference a couple of days make...

Last weekend I was feeling down and bloated and a little bit like I didn't know what to do. I had also gained for 3 weeks in a row at WW. Not a lot, but up is the wrong direction. Last Saturday I put on a pair of shorts I wear all the time and they felt tight and uncomfortable and I just couldn't wear them.

Well, I have spent the week putting real effort into my workouts, weighing and tracking everything that enters my mouth, and avoiding junk food. It has paid off. I was down 2 lbs this week and I'm sitting here in the shorts I couldn't wear last week :) All that anal retentive stuff this week was worth it. I will probably do it again this week. It's not that hard. I keep track of everything in my WW journal, then log it onto the computer at night. I've also been wearing my HRM when I work out to get a better idea of the amount of calories I expend. I don't take the HRM calories at face value, I generally lower them about 10% or so since I don't completely trust it :)

I did ride my bike to WW today. I have not ridden my bike in about 6 weeks because of my heel. Well, my heel is healing and the chiro said go ahead. Since I'm not training for anything I just took it slow and easy. It was fun. I definitely enjoy riding my bike, probably more then any other workout I do.

Okay, Hubby and I are off to run errands and grab some lunch. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.


angelfish24 said...

Way to go on all the measuring and logging your food. I always find it so hard to do. Happy to hear about your school working out.

Kristy said...

Hey Flo
Sounds like you've been on a roller coaster.
Congrats on the graduate school acceptance!
And on the weight loss for the week.
I'm finally feeling like I could almost keep up with you on a hike, so if you have any free time I'd love to do a hike with you.

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