Monday, December 24, 2012

Weigh-in, December 24

Santa did not bring me weight loss this week. I weighed in at 185.4, a couple of tenths of a pound up from last week.  I don't think even at my most optimistic, I could believe that I will make my goal for this month of 183. I would have to lose two pounds in the hardest weight loss week of the year. I will do my best to eat healthy and get in some extra exercise on the non-holiday days. I even have a massage scheduled on the 27th.

To be fair, I think that I would have had posted a tiny loss if I had gotten to swim last night instead of having my 10-month-old nephew stay the night. Instead of getting a hard workout and coming home to a healthy dinner, I ate whatever I could eat with one hand and didn't get much sleep. I knew I was going to have him, so I weighed myself on Saturday and had a much nicer 184.6 That half-pound loss is in line with what I would expect, given that I was about 1500 calories over my goal for the week.

This week's workouts:

Monday: Walked for an hour
Tuesday: 45-minute swim, 20-minute walk
Wednesday: 20-minute run, 15 minutes of walking
Thursday: 45-minute Spin class
Friday: 20-minute run, 15 minutes of walking
Saturday: One-hour Pilates Circuit class
Sunday: One-hour yoga class

According to Fat Watch, I kept my weight mostly steady throughout December while dropping some body fat. The blue line in the graphs below is fat, the red line is total weight. The graphs are smoothed out from the data points. If I just subtract today's weigh-in from December 3's, I get 0.8 total pounds lost, and 3.3 pounds of fat. I'm not sure that I trust the scale's accuracy enough to make much of that, but I do think that I can confirm that there has been some shift in my body in the last month.

As I said, I plan to get through this last week of December the best I can and really focus on my goals again in January. I have a bigger goal than just weight loss, too.

I want to do an Olympic-distance triathlon this summer. My husband gave me my Christmas present last night, and it's a great triathlon backpack filled with gear. I have my eye on three of these races

June 23: Tri Goddes Tri (sprint)
August 11: Swim to the Moon (I want to do either the 5K or the 1.2 mile)
August 25: Last chance 2 Tri (Olympic)

It works out perfectly because school would begin for me the day after that last triathlon. If I can be ready for these goals (and my foot holds up), I will have to be in great shape.

1 comment:

  1. wow, you worked out every single day!


"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