Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 19

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Weigh-In Wednesday Weekly Stats

Weight Watchers Week Number: 19

Lbs Lost this Week: – 0.8

Lbs Lost Total: – 14.8

WW Stars Earned this Week: None

Food of the Week

thai soup and salad

I’ve been trying to incorporate more vegetables into my diet – I don’t know what that continues to be so hard because I actually like them. I ate out at Noodles this week (not the healthiest of choices), but I kept it light with the Asian Thai Curry Soup (yum!!!) and the cucumber and tomato fresh salad. It was really good and I felt good about the choices I made. The meal I had was 16 WW points (regular size soup) or you could order the smaller size soup and salad for 9 WW points. I like that the Weight Watchers Mobile App has restaurants in it so I can literally scroll through and know what I am eating before I order it, eliminating hesitation on what is healthier to order or not. I had a big salad at home that night for dinner with fresh tomatoes from the garden since lunchtime was heavier on points.

Activity of the Week

I took a couple of walks, but I have really struggled getting back into running ever since my 5K. I feel like I did after a marathon. Pretty Muddy Central Ohio is in two days, and I am not at all sure how I feel about that. A little worried for sure!

Personal Weight Loss Goals (crossed off when reached)

I want to lose…

10 lbs
20 lbs
30 lbs
35 lbs
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45 lbs
50 lbs
55 lbs
60 lbs
65 lbs
70 lbs

Personal Fitness Goals (crossed off when reached)

I will…

Run a 5K  Read all about it here.
Run a Quarter Marathon or 10K
Run a Mud/Obstacle Race (Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run 5K; Columbus, Ohio September 14, 2013)
Run a Half Marathon
Start Strength Training (again)
Backpack (more)
Start Biking

Reflections

I need to get better at writing down my points again because I have not been doing that. Most days, I need to make a conscious effort to track my points.

Reader’s Recap

hive and honey products

Find out about Hive and Honey: What you Don’t and Should Know. I enjoy learning about alternative treatments and remedies. I didn’t know about all the things honey, pollen and propolis (okay, I didn’t even know what it was) could do until I learned about it from these products. Blog School starts next week, and I can’t wait!

Photo Recap

Mumford Live

What’s the next best birthday present besides actually seeing Mumford & Sons live? Listening to them live any time I want on their Red Rocks Live Album (the original Gentleman of the Road Tour, which they are on again now).

Question of the Week

How do you eat healthy when eating out? Share some of your tips.

Until the next mile marker,

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 16

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Weigh-In Wednesday Weekly Stats

Weight Watchers Week Number: 16

Lbs Lost this Week: – 2.2

Lbs Lost Total: – 16.6

WW Stars Earned this Week: 5+ (Lost 5 more lbs)

Food of the Week

lamb cooking

Lamb! I get really tired of chicken, beef and shrimp and I don’t like pork all that much. I like lamb because it has a slightly gamey taste and really is something different to try. I really only like it grilled (rib steaks or chops) and we usually only eat it in the summer. Lamb is a red meat and although it can be fatty, the unsaturated (or healthy) fats make up over half the fat in lamb – so, it’s fat your body needs. Lamb also has a high nutritional value and is an especially good source of zinc and iron, making it a high quality protein. Zinc is essential for growth, tissue repair, and a healthy immune system iron for the formation of red blood cells. Lamb is rich in B vitamins, essential for the body’s metabolic reactions. Lamb is also nature’s best source for an amino acid called carnitine, which is needed to generate energy from fatty acids. If you haven’t tried it and enjoy red meat – do! You can find it in your local grocery store with the meats.

Activity of the Week

None. I’m still recovering ankle-wise from falling off a cliff two weekends ago. My ankle is bruised and slightly swollen still, especially at the end of the day. I’m monitoring it closely for signs of a new blood clot, for obvious reasons. This has thrown a huge wrench in my training plans for the upcoming quarter marathon (Sunday).

Personal Weight Loss Goals (crossed off when reached)

I want to lose…

10 lbs
20 lbs
30 lbs
35 lbs
40 lbs
45 lbs
50 lbs
55 lbs
60 lbs
65 lbs
70 lbs

Personal Fitness Goals (crossed off when reached)

I will…

Run a 5K  Read all about it here.
Run a Quarter Marathon or 10K (Emerald City; Dublin, Ohio; August 25, 2013)
Run a Mud/Obstacle Race (Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run 5K; Columbus, Ohio September 14, 2013)
Run a Half Marathon
Start Strength Training (again)
Backpack (more)
Start Biking

Reflections

I won’t be able to run the Emerald City Quarter Marathon this weekend. That makes me incredibly sad. The 5K took almost everything I had out of me and I still have Pretty Muddy coming up in September. I am trying to reconcile running a successful 5K, falling off a cliff and not running the Quarter in my mind. I revert back to something I used to tell others I coached…there will always be another race.

Reader’s Recap

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Until the next mile marker,

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 14

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Weigh-In Wednesday Weekly Stats

Weight Watchers Week Number: 14

Lbs Lost this Week: – 3.2

Lbs Lost Total: – 12.8

WW Stars Earned this Week: None

Food of the Week

Sea Veggies SpicyI found these in the grocery store – spicy seaweed! They were really good and about 60 calories for the whole pack, which was small enough to put in my bag or purse.

Activity of the Week

I have not run since the 5K two weekends ago. I need to get back on that, but I feel so drained from it. That, and I am learning I will once again have to schedule time to work out and stick to it.

Personal Weight Loss Goals (crossed off when reached)

I want to lose…

10 lbs
20 lbs
30 lbs
35 lbs
40 lbs
45 lbs
50 lbs
55 lbs
60 lbs
65 lbs
70 lbs

Personal Fitness Goals (crossed off when reached)

I will…

Run a 5K  Read all about it here.
Run a Quarter Marathon (Emerald City; Dublin, Ohio; August 25, 2013)
Run a Mud/Obstacle Race (Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run 5K; Columbus, Ohio September 14, 2013)
Run a Half Marathon
Start Strength Training (again)
Start Biking

Reflections

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It is all about the food and what I put in my mouth. I did better with food choices this week and it shows in the loss.

Until the next mile marker,

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 13

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Weigh-In Wednesday Weekly Stats

Weight Watchers Week Number: 13

Lbs Lost this Week: – 1.0

Lbs Lost Total: – 9.6

WW Stars Earned this Week: None

Food of the Week

Tacos with white border

I made Easy Shredded Crock Pot Chipotle Chicken Tacos this week and they were so good! I figured out they are (about) 7 WW points per taco (served on a small corn tortilla). Recipe coming to the blog on Friday! I also went to the State Fair and tried a deep-fried Buckeye (hey, I do live in Ohio after all) and it was not worth whatever points I am sure it was! Ew.

Activity of the Week

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I ran the Commit to Be Fit 5K on Sunday in 45 minutes 18 seconds (14:35 pace per mile). This was my first official race since the blood clot in my lung stopped me from running just over a year ago. It took me 363 days to run again and 13 months to race again. It was my second first 5K. Read my full race recap.

Personal Weight Loss Goals (crossed off when reached)

I want to lose…

10 lbs
20 lbs
30 lbs
35 lbs
40 lbs
45 lbs
50 lbs
55 lbs
60 lbs
65 lbs
70 lbs

Personal Fitness Goals (crossed off when reached)

I will…

Run a 5K  Read all about it here.
Run a Quarter Marathon (Emerald City; Dublin, Ohio; August 25, 2013)
Run a Mud/Obstacle Race (Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run 5K; Columbus, Ohio September 14, 2013)
Run a Half Marathon
Start Strength Training (again)
Start Biking

Reflections

How is it so easy to gain 4 pounds, but I lose them one by one?! I guess this is a mini-example of how weight-loss goes throughout our entire lives. It is easy to gain weight (for whatever reason – mine is major medical issues which caused me to be sedentary for an extended period of time combined with poor food choices since then and a slow return to exercise). But, I remember when I gained weight the first time right out of college and I literally felt like one day I woke up and said, “How did I gain all of this weight?!” I still didn’t do anything about it immediately and when I did decide to get healthy, it was a slow process and eventual weight loss – far from overnight! Thank you all for your encouragement since last week! I am on a journey – not a race – and I Will. Get. There.

Until the next mile marker,

Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 12

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Weigh-In Wednesday Weekly Stats

Weight Watchers Week Number: 12

Lbs Lost this Week: + 4.8

Lbs Lost Total: – 8.6

WW Stars Earned this Week: None

Food of the Week

chicken stew

My food choices for the past couple of weeks have not been that great. I wasn’t on top of keeping track of my points, and I think this gain is residual from the past week or so. This is one healthy dish I made – some sort of chicken and tomato stew that I found in my Mom’s old recipes. It also had a few potatoes and green peppers in it.

Activity of the Week

Nothing. I haven’t felt good all week (or more and with the extreme heat and humidity last week, I did not get a workout in.

Personal Weight Loss Goals (crossed off when reached)

I want to lose…

10 lbs
20 lbs
30 lbs
35 lbs
40 lbs
45 lbs
50 lbs
55 lbs
60 lbs
65 lbs
70 lbs

Personal Fitness Goals (crossed off when reached)

I will…

Run a 5K (Giant Eagle 5K; Columbus, Ohio; July 28, 2013)
Run a Quarter Marathon (Emerald City; Dublin, Ohio; August 25, 2013) Run a Mud/Obstacle Race (Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run 5K; Columbus, Ohio September 14, 2013)
Run a Half Marathon
Start Biking

Weigh-In Wednesday Reflections

Big. Gain. I’m really disappointed in myself right now. Normally, I stay pretty positive, but I honestly just want to give up on weight loss and getting back into shape. The thought of going through another year (or more) of these ups and downs (because it happens. every. time.) is pretty overwhelming to me at the moment. I’m trying to turn my thoughts around, but I’m losing the resolve to do so.

 

Until the next mile marker,

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