Friday Weigh-In

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).

25 pound charm

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?


    • Kitty says

      Thanks. We’re such wimps down here. As soon as it gets to the 40s people start talking about how cold it is and start staying indoors 🙂 It was in the 70s today though.

  1. says

    Hi Kitty,

    Congrats on your results. Every little bit helps. Most people expect to lose weight fast and try unsustainable diets or methods -perfect recipe for disaster… When you lose slowly because you change your lifestyle the result become long term and likely permanent.

    Speaking of weather… 50 degrees would be good… We’ve had so much snow and dipping low, low, low for so long… send us you 50 degrees anytime…

    • Kitty says

      Thanks. I am a definite believer that I need to eat now how I’m prepared to eat forever. And, yes, we are such wimps about the weather here. I don’t know how I could make it anywhere that had actual snow. I actually turn red and have red spots on my arms if I have to go too near the cold section at the grocery section for too long!

    • Kitty says

      Thanks…this week is turning into a real struggle. Allergies bothering so haven’t felt like doing anything. But, I’m doing OK on food at least.

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