Monday, 9 June 2008

From the LIghtbulb - Week 15 Check-In

This has been a good week for me. Hooray!

Although I only exercised 3 times, they were good ones. My first two walks of the week were interval training. I ran 3 times for 3 minutes each time and total exercise time was 35 min. each time. I also walked very briskly on Saturday morning for one and a half hours (so briskly, my toosh hurt afterwards). In addition, family activities this week did include walking all day at Canada's Wonderland, sometimes pushing a double stroller, and walking all morning at Cookstown's Annual Wing Ding. Family activities also included me demonstrating hopping in a sack for a sack race and other equally strenuous demonstrations for a Home School Family Outdoor Games night. All I can say is, "The old gray mare ain't what she used to be!"

I stuck rigidly to my "no carbs after 1:00 p.m. rule", which meant passing up a rhubarb spice cake one evening and a chocolate fudge cake another evening. It meant passing up freshly baked bread twice and mango, curried rice once ....mmm my favourite. The sacrifices were worth it.

I LOST 5 lbs. THIS WEEK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am now at 155 lbs. - finally one pound less than my pre-trip weight May 1.

It has been the jump-start I have needed. Emotionally, I am no longer discouraged but encouraged. Although I may not continue to lose weight this dramatically, I am motivated to persevere. I will continue on the "no carbs after 1:00 p.m. rule" as a regular lifestyle change for now. However, on special occasions I will treat myself. Jason and I are celebrating our 11th year anniversary on Saturday and we're going to Toronto for the afternoon and evening. A wonderful dinner at a restaurant is planned and I will have no food restrictions and celebrate heartily. I hope I don't pay too heavily for this indulgence.

I am tempted to make ambitious weight-loss goals with my results from last week, however I will not. My conservative goal is to lose 5 pounds over the next 3 weeks (averages out to just over 1 1/2 lbs. each week). This will put me at 150 lbs. going into July. My long range goal is to weigh between 130-135 lbs. This means I need to lose another 20-25 lbs. so I'm not even half way done my journey.

We'll see. I am continuing to celebrate the victory for this week.

I still remain, as yet,
Your Effervescent Lightbulb


Shan said...

Amazing. Five pounds in one week? I'm fast concluding that carbs are my problem, too. I eat more of them than any other type of food.

Shan said...

Oh, and Good For You!!
: )

Belinda said...

Dear Lightbulb,
I am so thrilled that you got back on that horse! Wow. I'm so happy for your 5 pounds gone. You must feel so good.

I'm with you sister and I so admire your diligence in exercise.

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