This was a great Friday. I was down 1.2 pounds to 182.4 pounds. Most importantly, I got my charm for a total of 25 pounds lost! (Yes, I love getting the awards and they do motivate me).
What I liked about this week was that it would have been so easy to not lose anything or to lost a quarter of a pound. I tend to be a slow loser, but I’ve been trying to pick up the pace a bit wanting to average a bit higher. Losing 1.2 pounds is a lot for me, since I’ve often averaged anywhere from .25 to .50 a week. This week was a bit of a struggle due to weather and allergies. It was cold or wet outside several days this week. Now, where I am we are basically wimps about weather so anything below about 50 degrees is really cold. I’ve been trying the past few weeks to get at least 4500 steps in for 6 days of the week and I take off one day. This week I had 3 days where I was below – well below – 4500 steps. However, I still averaged a little over 6000 steps a day since I really pushed myself to get out and walk on the days that were warmer. I even walked one day when it was in the 40s, which is amazing for me (I actually break out in hives if I get cold so I layered clothes and covered up everything other than my face). I had one day that I went over 10000 steps and two where I had over 9000 steps. The other thing holding me back was that my allergies were bothering me a lot (my doctor’s office says that it is probably cedar and molds that are out right now). So, I felt stuffy and was sneezing a lot. It was so easy for 3 days of the week to just not want to do anything. Still, I managed to push through and go out for the other 4 days. Also, on the days that I didn’t exercise I adjusted my food intake so I still had a good calorie deficit overall for the week.
How was your week?