Thursday, September 8, 2011

Week TWO

Action Plan ladies .... Week TWO has been added to the spreadsheet.

How are you doing?  

I'm finding that I've been more accountable to myself than I have been in a long, LONG time!  Still not 100% perfect, but much improved.  Attended a wedding party over the weekend (SO . MUCH . FUN!) and indulged quite freely there, but aside from that things have been great.

Once I take even a few days of forcing myself to eat less (i.e. reasonable) my body seems to adjust pretty quickly and that constant need to stuff myself seems to disappear.  For most of this week I've managed to be much more in tune with my hunger levels.  Often questioning myself in the evening on if I'm hungry and more often than not the answer is not really.

And it shows ... this week I lost 3.2 lbs!!  I won't expect that kind of loss every week as I know it's just my body catching up and appreciating eating at a more reasonable level.  But I'm happy with it.

I managed to get in a few strength workouts, however I did not manage to get out for my timed 10K.  Just a lot of things on the go, and we're in the middle of a bit of a heat wave.  I'm not willing to run after work in that kind of heat.  Plus I've had a few late nights, coupled with a threatening sore throat, so I've not been willing to crawl out of bed early for a run either.  I'd rather postpone this run and get/stay healthy by getting adequate sleep.  I will do my timed 10K soon and just do the follow up run in October.  It's all good!

My buddy Syl is hosting a GIVEAWAY over on her blog.  Go check it out.  I'm actually not posting this just for the extra giveaway credit, but more because I think she's awesome and everyone should read her blog,



misszippy said...

Great job with the eating! That's a fantastic amount already. Keep it up!

kimert said...

Great job!!!

I am slowly working my way at getting all my info in! I just plugged for last week and the one day this week. please, yell at me if I have input the info incorrectly! lol it's bound to happen with me!!

Thank you, again for this challenge!

Marlene said...

Nice work Heidi, congrats on the weight loss!

Katie said...

Wow, what a great week! Keep going strong!

Fran said...

Excellent week Heidi, you're doing great. Congrats on the weight loss, that's a great loss for a week.

Smart decision to not force anything if you have a sore throat. Better do that 10k when you're healed.

I'm doing great too, same feeling that I feel more accountable. Eat a bit too much over the weekend and yesterday but other than that I'm doing great, also lost weight this week.

Thanks for hosting the challenge.

Marcelle said...

Fantastic weeks weight loss....I know you are so chuffed about that...I would be!!
Please send some of your Heat Wave over to Germany as I'm cold and don't want to run outdoors cause of that...but tomorrow have a 5km race with hubby and going to be warmer, just havent trained running besides once with a pram this week so hope I will be okay.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Great job on allowing some fun in while gaining some great results! It'a all about balance, baby!!

Missy said...

Great job on week 1!! That is a great loss. I haven't done perfectly - or met all my goals - but I love having this challenge in the back of my mind - encouraging me to make good choices and get some activity in!!

Nikki said...

My body is trying to re-adjust to 'normal' eating too. Ha ha. I'm enjoying reading about your journey - sorry I can't commit to the challenge yet, it's tough when I don't really have a timed/running goal I can work towards! I'm motivated just knowing other people are out there trying to get fit and healthy too. Thanks!