Monday, October 08, 2012

Weekly weigh-in: October 8

On Monday, October 1, I weighed 185.8. On Thursday, October 4, I weighed 184. This morning, I am back up to 184.6.  I am going to stick to using the Monday weigh-ins as "official," since I seem to have more trouble staying on plan over the weekend, and knowing that I will be facing the scale on Monday may help me to rein it in a bit.

Still, down 1.2 pounds this week. If we were at Weight Watchers, we would all be clapping. I'm happy to finally see some progress.

My workouts for the week:
Monday: 30-minute walk
Tuesday: All-day meetings, no workout
Wednesday: 30-minute walk
Thursday: 40-minute Spin class (got there late)
Friday: Walk/run workout, 10 minutes of running and about 30 minutes of walking
Saturday: Pilates circuit workout, 45-minute walk
Sunday: 1 hour swim class

Successes: I logged my calories every day, all of them.  I exercised six days. I lost weight. I have been (mostly) keeping up with SuperBetter. I lost weight while eating food I loved, like the gorgeous sandwich pictured above.

Opportunities for improvement: I could bump up the workouts a bit and maybe re-introduce our daily walks, which seem to have gone by the wayside in favor of more sleep/screen time.  I did not make my calorie goal most days, so being more conscious of calorie counting (instead of logging at the end of the day) will help a lot.


  1. Feeling that you got to eat the foods you love is SO AWESOME! Nice loss!

  2. Sounds very reasonable and steady and practical.

    When you have time, please do a post on your swim class. Interested to see how it is structured.

  3. Not gonna lie. Once I buy some avocados, I'm going to have that sandwich for myself. It looks fabulous.

    1. It was -- especially because we still had homegrown tomatoes.

  4. Great job! I'm impressed how active you are. That's my biggest issue right now. Thanks for your comments today. They helped a lot. :)

  5. I like the Monday weigh-in because it keeps me more focused on weekends. Congrats!! Logging and tracking makes a huge difference.


"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