Monday, October 15, 2012

Weekly weigh-in: October 15

On Monday, October 1, I weighed 185.8. On Monday, October 8, I weighed 184.6.  Today it was 185.6. I am not surprised that I gained, because I had a rough end of the week.  This is midterm for me, with lots of meetings and grades to turn in.  I don't normally have a schedule like last week's.

It's not surprising. I ate more junky food and less good food. I exercised less days, doing only the intense workouts and skipping the restorative ones. I felt stressed and rushed, didn't do my self-care activities, and that made me feel even worse. I need to turn that cycle around.

My workouts for the week:
Monday: 15 minutes of running and 40-minutes of walking
Tuesday: 50-minute Spin class
Wednesday: No workout
Thursday: 40-minute Spin class
Friday: No workout
Saturday: No workout
Sunday: 25 minute walk

Successes: I didn't let my problems turn into an opportunity for self-attacking behaviors.

Opportunities for improvement: Stick with the behaviors I know help me. Keep logging my food no matter how busy I get or what I eat. Check in with SuperBetter to reward myself for good behaviors. Remember sleep and relaxation. Plan ahead.


  1. I noticed you mentioned restorative workouts.

    This is something I did not understand when I first started.

    I now realize my 1 1/2 hour relaxation yoga class on Sunday night is one of the most important parts of my week, particularly since Sundays used to be a hard day for me.

    Loved your success note!

    oldest is grading papers as part of his graduate work. He is hoping he gets faster at it.

    He proofed papers for a professor when he was in college (her own papers, she was working on her doctorate). And he proofed/co-wrote research papers the last two years in his internship. So, he has a bit of experience, but still feels like it is a race to the finish to get them all done (I think these might be weekly labs that have to be posted by 9pm each Friday).

  2. What a great summary of the week. When I am stressed I tend to forget what I need to do to reduce my stress but looking at things on print or on paper keeps me grounded and feeling organized and in control. I really appreciate this post. Thanks!!

  3. I love this weekly summary thing. That Successes line, I cheered out loud! :D


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07