Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weigh-in Week 20

Last week was 202.4 and I was crossing my fingers to get into the 100's this week and I did. YIPPEE! 198.8 pounds showed up on my scale this morning, that is a 3.6 pound loss this week. I have really increased my workouts in the past couple weeks and it sure is paying off on the scale.

This week however is going to be a little different, and my goal this week is not to gain any weight. This is my long work week so fewer hours to exercise but I do plan on attending at least 1 zumba class and I am running the 5K Turkey Trot at the YMCA on Thanksgiving morning, add a couple more runs scattered through the week and I think I have an acceptable workout schedule. But then of course there is Thanksgiving and on Saturday I am helping my sister give a baby shower for one of her friends (both of which will revolve around good food).

Why do we do that? Why do celebrations always involve food? Case in point... at work we have had these rail cars filled with hazardous waste on our lot for a long time. We got a grant from the state to help pay for cleaning and disposal. On Friday they finally hauled the cars away. Afterward I get a call from the offices telling me to come down to the cafeteria and celebrate by having cake and ice cream. Cake and ice cream to celebrate waste disposal? Or should it be waist disposal?

The Hot 100 goals...
#1... be less than 200 pounds. Made it! Now I just have to keep it off between Thanksgiving and New Year and that goal is as good as done.

#2... run a full 10K, I have a 10K route and have been running/walking it once a week. This week with my 5 minute warm-up and cool down I did run the entire thing in 1 hour and 20 minutes. But I am not going to call this one finished until I run it a couple more times.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You did it!!!

  2. Welcome to Onderland!!! Congratulations - your hard work is really paying off! I am so happy for you!!!

    Good luck this week - I know what you mean about all celebrations revolving around food - yikes! Although I lol'd over the "waste/waist" celebration.

  3. Woot! You are doing so awesome! Doesn't it feel good to be in the 100s? Great work! Now just stick with it and you are home free.

  4. Congrats on making it into Onderland! Good luck on your 5K. I completed my first one earlier this month, it was a blast!

  5. Hey! That's "onederful"! I'm jealous of your getting to Zumba... this week I. Have. No. Time.