Tuesday, May 27, 2008

HYC Check-In: A Mixed Bag Weekend

Weight: 313.0
Total Weight loss: 37 pounds

Ah, it's nice to be back to a regular schedule. It's funny to hear myself say that, but it's true. I really should get used to a little lack of structure since I do have some vacation coming up -- 10 days' worth! Wow! How ever will I manage?

Back to this past weekend for now. It was good, it was bad, it was ugly. In the end it was good, but not before I went through all sorts of weird and crappy stuff first.

On Friday, I went to an old (we're talking 1st grade through 12th grade old) friend's mother's wake. I wasn't looking forward to it really, and I had no idea what it would be like to see someone I used to spend so much time with after so, so many years -- like twenty! Well, it turned out great, funny enough. I reconnected with a couple friends, it wasn't weird at all. In fact, my mom, who went with me, commented that it was as if no time had passed at all when it came to how my friends and I interacted.

So that was a good experience, but I wasn't able to eat a decent dinner. I think I had some popcorn or something when I got home.

*GOOD* Weigh-in on Saturday showed me at a jaw-dropping 310.8 pounds!

*BAD* I didn't really eat well at all for the whole weekend.

*GOOD* I got a lot done -- cleaned the garage and did yardwork, spent time with family

*BAD* Fought almost non-stop with C. for a good portion of the weekend.

*GOOD* We made up and hopefully came up with a way to get along better in general.

*BAD* I didn't feel like cooking at all, and just sort of stopped caring about what I was eating.

So yeah, that 310 on the scale was awesome, but I also feel like it was a bit of a fluke anyway. I've had dips like that before. Usually I will come back up again the next day, but then lose back down to the dip weight in a few days. It looks like that's happening again this time, which is fine. I truly do not stress out about weight fluctuation anymore, because I know my body's way of doing things now. I just go with the flow.

I didn't exercise in the traditional sense at all this weekend, however I did spend a good six solid hours doing chores on Sunday, and believe me, it was exercise in the truest sense of the word. I did a little bit yesterday as well, but today I was back out first thing at 6:15am, headed out for a nice walk. The joke's on me! It turns out that my fast walk (which I never really tested fully before) pace is a good one minute faster than my "run" pace! I'm laughing all the way to the bank, just hilarious. My knee was able to take that, no problem, so I will continue doing these walks until I get back from my NYC trip the second week of June. Then I will do some test runs to see how my knee feels. I don't want to jump the gun and try too soon, and in the meantime this walking business will surely continue improving my cardio and endurance. I did just over two miles today with no problem, and sweated profusely. Thumbs up.

It feels great to be back to normal again. Both C. and I were saying last night (as we stuffed ourselves with Pizza Hut) that we feel so gross and are looking forward to eating healthy on a regular basis again. We miss our veggies! Aw. Tonight's dinner will be BBQ chicken and roasted veggies, yum.

This week I plan to walk or ride my bike each morning, and do some strength training every other day. It'd be great to get down below 310 this week, just for the fun of it!


Lillian said...

Congrats on the weight loss.

Kitzzy said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I know what you mean about the walk vs running. I too can walk faster than run sometimes, but I tend to slow down more easily when I walk without realizing it. 10 day vacation sounds sooo nice! Have fun!

Cammy said...

All that work took care of the "bad" calaories! Way to go!

Mama Bear June said...

Great job on the weight loss. Sounds like your goods outweighed the bad. Sending hugs and prayers.
Path to Health

LisaN said...

It's a good thing to miss your veggies. Congratulations on the weight loss, and keep aiming for the healthy eating.........:)

Oh, and congratulations on all the extra projects you got done around the house. You're leaps and bounds ahead of me on these.