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Back on the Scale

Weight…Gain Wednesday

I weighed myself for the first time this morning in about two weeks, and my weight is up a little over three pounds. I know that this number is a reflection of the unhealthy food choices that I have been making lately, and I am the only one who can (and will) change it.

Danny’s weight has stayed exactly the same since last week. About seven more days to go until the DietBet ends!

When I ran the 5k last Saturday, my calves were extremely tight and very painful by the end of the run. Since we have another 5k this Saturday, I have been trying to stretch my calves and foam roll more.

This morning, I took out the calf stretcher that Marlene gave me and put it to good use.

(I have no idea where that bruise on my leg came from…)

Hopefully, I can get into the habit of using it more. After I stretched my calves, I foam rolled for just a few minutes. I also plan on going to yoga tonight.

Of course, I can’t have a piece of exercise equipment out without Jaden needing a turn.

Today’s Workout

  • Final Plank for the March Plank-a-Day Challenge: 5 minutes and 3 seconds!!!
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • 2 miles, outside! Chilly and windy

Since I missed doing the plank on March 1st, I did my last plank for the March plank-a-day challenge this morning. I put on my music and held it as long as I possible could – a little over 5 minutes! Towards the end, my body was shaking uncontrollably, but I held strong!!

I will still continue to do the plank, just not every single day.

I decided that I should probably start training for the 15k coming up, so after BodyPump I went outside to run. I am so used to the treadmill that running outside was hard! It was really windy so my eyes were watering and my nose was running, but the training plan only calls for two miles, so I got them done!

I plan on loosely following this training plan, changing it up to fit my schedule.

I wore my Mizunos outside for the first time. They feel really good and give a lot of support which I need.

After running, I went to pick up Miss Movie Star my niece.

How cute is she?!

Lunch

Lunch this afternoon was a salad topped with cranberries, walnuts, pear, and Vidalia onion dressing. I used a Anjou pear instead of a Bartlett pear and it was so much better – I never realized that there was such a taste difference between the two pears. I also had a bagel thin with two egg whites, provolone cheese, and strawberry preserves <—- Trust me, its delicious!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Do you have a favorite pear? I didn’t…until today.
  • What’s your longest plank time?
  • Have you ever stuck to a training program?
  • Ever meet/see anyone famous?

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Weigh In Wednesday

I finally stepped on the scale this morning. I haven’t weighed myself since before Christmas because I was nervous about what the number would be. I’m glad that I joined the DietBet because I feel like I would have just continued to put off weighing myself because I didn’t want to see the number. And that’s how I ended up gaining the 30+ pounds that I recently lost – by not weighing myself.
I know that some people don’t agree with weighing themselves a lot, and go by how their clothes fit and such rather than placing your worth on a number on the scale. But for me personally, weighing myself a few times a week helps keep me accountable. If I don’t, my weight slowly starts to creep up.

I am happy (and surprised) to say that I weigh exactly what I did before Christmas! :) I know that I gained weight around the holidays, but this past week of eating right and sticking to my daily calorie count helped me lose a few pounds I think.

While I am happy that I weigh the same, I think it’s going to make the DietBet a little bit harder. I only weigh two pounds more than weight that I am unable to drop below. My weight has hit a plateau at a certain number for months that I can’t drop below, and the DietBet requires me to lose approximately 6 pounds, so that is going to be a very hard challenge.

Six pounds might not sound like a lot to lose in four weeks, but when I’ve only been able to lose two more pounds than I weight now, six pounds will be difficult. But I’m up for the challenge!

The other day I went to the grocery store and I came across this Special K protein water mix.

I drink one cup of coffee in the morning and the rest of the day I drink water. That’s it. I love water, but sometimes it gets a little boring. Since I’m always looking for ways to get in extra protein, I thought these protein drink mixes would kill two birds with one stone – extra protein and flavored water.

One packet has 30 calories and 5 grams of protein. I’m excited to try them out.

Today’s Workout

  • 2.64 miles, treadmill

I had limited time at the gym this morning because we had to go to a doctor appointment, so I tried to make the best of my time by doing a HIIT workout. I walked at 4.0 for one minute and ran at 7.1 for one minute for a total of 30 minutes. I wasn’t able to go to BodyPump this morning, but I hope to go to yoga tonight.

I wore my new Mizunos to run:

For an afternoon snack, I had a Clif bar that I found in my purse from when we went to the museum.

Sorry I ate your Clif bar, Danny.

I stopped at Target this afternoon, and was excited to find these mini Clif Builder bars with 140 calories and 10 grams of protein.

I really like the Builder bars, but rarely eat them because a full size bar has 270 calories which is a little bit too much for one bar for me.

Later this afternoon, I’m going to bring my brother home from the hospital. He is finally being released today. And even though he’s still in a decent amount of pain, it’ll be nice for him to be at home.

I just have to share these pictures of my niece because she is so funny. As soon as Danny gets home from work, she wants him to pick her up so that she can hug her reflection in the mirror.

After she hugs herself in the mirror a few times, she goes and gets the picture of herself and hugs that too! It’s so darn cute and funny!

Have a great day!

Questions of the day:

  • Do you weigh yourself often? Not at all?
  • What do you usually rink during the day?
  • Do you eat granola/protein bars?
  • Any workout today?

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