Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Post-birthday, last day of vacation

Weight: 308.2
Total Weight loss: 41.8

Healthy You Challenge Check-in Day

I was quite happy with weigh-in this morning, showing a gain from yesterday of just about a half pound. What? Happy with a gain? Well, one, I am happy to have my scale back in working order so I can weigh daily again. Two, yesterday was my birthday and therefore a sort of free-for-all kind of day, eating-wise. (OK, so was today, kind of -- we got the cake a day late, but I did do some pretty back-breaking yard work all morning, so hopefully it will balance out.) Three, I wasn't sure if all that weight I lost over my scale break was just a result of lots of water lost in New York. (Hey! Have you seen my water?)

Therefore, this sort of gain does not register as a gain to me, per se, and it still reads as a loss on my moving average chart over at Physics Diet, so it's all good.

I am still letting my body recover from New York City. My feet and legs feel much better today, but I am still very fatigued from all the schlepping around and constant stimulus. All can say is, it's a damn good thing I had minus 40 pounds and the C25K under my belt in time for the trip, else I'd have been in really bad shape, I know. It was still difficult for me even being fairly new and improved, I can't really imagine my old self tackling the Big Apple, honestly.

I was going to try running this morning, but C. woke me up bright and early to get a head start on our Lawn and Garden day, which was threatening to be thwarted by stormy weather. I had some brush and errant trees to clear out on one side of our house, and he had some hot pepper and tomato plants to transplant into all our shiny new containers -- plus we needed to stop at Home Depot for some more soil, a shovel, and other miscellany before we got rained and thundered out from outside activity. So it looks like tomorrow will be my first day back on track with the running... I am thinking about giving myself yet one more day, though, as my knee got a lot of mileage and a tiny bit of a twist the other day walking into a convenience store. I don't want to hurt myself. We'll see how I feel.

I am excited that tomorrow after work I will be heading over to a local running store to be pro fitted for a new pair of sneaks -- my birthday present from C. this year. I can't wait.


Irish Mom said...

Awesome job!! We have similiar weight loss goals, I'll definitely be checking on your progress. Sounds like you've been doing awesome!!

Cammy said...

Love your great attitude! In the greater scheme of things, a half-pound gain is NOTHING. Your overall activities have been fantastic, and that's what counts in the long run! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

I bet you'll love the new shoes. My new shoes changed my running a lot. Good to hear the weight loss stuck I'm always nervous after a big drop. Good on ya!