Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Weekly Weigh In


Points:       counted 3 out of 7 days.  Stayed in range 5 out of 7 days  (not bad for camping)
Activity:     4 out of 7 days
Weigh-in:  147.8 - Down 1.0 lb

Still haven't lost all of my gain from two weeks ago, but going down and I'm not complaining.
Overall results ...

Apr 27 - 149.4
May 4 - 146.8
May 11 - 150.4
May 18 - 148.8
May 25 - 147.8

Overall Down - 1.6 lb.

We went camping on our new property for the long weekend.  It was WONDERFUL!  I'll have some pictures to post, but may not be able to get them up for a couple days.  I have a couple on my camera, but need to see what my daughter and MIL got too.

The weather wasn't 100% perfect, but I still loved every minute up there. 

Didn't do as much exercise as I had planned.  Never got on the bicycle, and I never got out in my running skirt - it was a bit cold for it.  We went out on the ATVs alot though.  Did a ton of exploring of the trails near our property.  I think you can go forever if you wanted to.  I am going to absolutely LOVE living there.  Did alot of walking too.

We did run around the block once - the 4.5 mile/7 Km block!  With an elevation decline & incline of about 350 ft (100 Meters).  Let's just say it was a slow run, but one that once I master it, I will be a much faster & stronger runner for doing it.  It actually wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and I can't wait to do it again.  Great training!

Camping/holidays are always a challenge.  So much food, most of it not exactly healthy.  But I didn't do too bad.  We had burgers one night and I cooked myself a veggie burger.  Had steel cut oats for breakfast one morning while the family had sausages, eggs & pancakes.  We even did a big waffle buffet style breakfast with bacon, eggs, waffles, and a bunch of other stuff and I just took a reasonable portion.  No need to overeat just because I'm on holidays.

Another thing I found helpful was to keep active.  Sitting around doing nothing invariable leads to mindless eating.  Get out, go for a hike, go for a ride, do something!  The worst is sitting around the campfire and someone brings out the munchies.  Not one of us needs it.  I try to bring out fruit and/or veggies, but often get beaten to the punch and someone usually brings out things like nachos, chips, cheesies, cookies.  Guess I need to be a bit more pro-active when out with others, huh??

We have another camping trip coming up next month (that I am so excited for I am almost sleepless!).  I need to take this same attitude into this trip.  It will just be us this time, so I'll have more control over the mindless munchies.  Note to self:  just because you're away from home doesn't mean you need to eat any different!  It should be a pretty active holiday so I'm not worried about that.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! 
And someone ... please send me some sun!!! 



Syl said...

Way to go Heidi, sounds like a great weekend - I did well too. Didn't over eat at all! and the scale rewarded me too :-).
I love camping (ok I lied) I love camping if there is an outlet for my hairdryer and curling iron - I'm some what of a "princess" when it comes to the out doors :-).
To bad about the running skirt - looks like I'm going to have 14 degree temps on Sunday and I'm contemplating if I should where mine for the half - more than likely I'll stick to shorts or capris though.

Missy said...

Sounds like such a fun time! Congrats on being down another pound. Sounds like you made great choices and it really paid off.

celmore said...

What a fun weekend. I just got back from 3 days of camping at the beach.

Good job on the weight loss!

Cammy said...

Staying in range 5/7 days while on holiday is awesome! Glad you had such a great time! It sounds lovely!

Anonymous said...

sounds like an amazing weekend.
congrats on the loss.

Marlene said...

Great job on all the activity while camping - you're so right about needing to keep busy! Congrats on the loss!

Heather said...

Sounds like a great vacation!

Anonymous said...

Oh, that sounds like such a nice (quick) vacation! And congrats on the loss....every little bit counts!

Fran said...

When I read how you describe your new property and the area around it it sounds so beautiful up there. I can only imagine how fun it must be to run there!

Usually I don't gain on holidays as we are active then, we never sit down for a day where we are, always out to see or do something. I'm going away for a week in a month and I'm going to take my running outfit as there is so much nature and hills where we're going.

Sending some sunshine Heidi's way!

Marcelle said...

I have to work my butt off not to gain during holidays...It does not come naturally to me as I am on holiday and therefore make bad choices!! Hehe

Well done on losing part of the weight you gained....
I'm on this journey as well...trying to lose the last few kg's that I have already lost but gained.

That hill of yours you will master...we have a hill here and boy when I start I can hardly walk up I am exhausted, but the more I do it the better I become, I can run ( like a snail ) up that hill now...

No sunshine here today - if you find it send it our way as well.

kimert said...

Congrats on being another pound down!! Sounds like you are really enjoying yourself! I hope you have a weekend full of sunshine! :)

Tamara said...

Congrats on the weight loss and way to go on the great eating over your camping weekend. I'll be you feel great!

Nikki said...

I feel exactly the same way about time at the cabin. For some reason being there seems like an excuse to SNACK! Oh well, luckily there are lots of active things to do!

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

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Michelle said...

Way to go! Sounds like the camping was a blast!

Lindsay said...

Awesome job! Your camping sounds like it was awesome!

Julie said...

I would love to go camping for like two days! I think it would be so much fun:) I am glad that you had a great time!