July 1, 2011

Week 1

Filed under: Uncategorized — journeyofaloser @ 8:07 pm

So I’ve been on vacation for about a week and a half.  I was very excited to find out that I hadn’t gained the usual traveling weight.  After only a few days, I realized that my weight was going down little by little every day instead of the usual holding steady or going up.  Wahoo!  Definitely very excited about that.  I decided to go against what I usually do and record my weight in sp every day and blog about it here.  Well, this is the first day I’ve actually gotten around to it.  Must be my really busy schedule…

I just went to try to get my daily weights from sp, and apparently I can’t…it’s only giving me numbers rounded to the nearest whole.  And I also didn’t put it in there the first couple days I was here.  But I do remember my first weight, so here’s how it goes so far…

6/23 – 228.8

7/1 – 227.8

I had some fluctuation in there.  For example, on 6/24, I was up to 230.something because I drank with my dad the night before.  I was down to 227.2 at some point.  But I know why I am having the increases and all, so that’s better than usual.

I have also started the couch to 5K program once again.  It’s actually cool enough here that I can do that without feeling like I’m going to die.  The first day I did that was on Tuesday.  I decided to go for a walk to clear my head.  I figured since I was going, I might as well try day one of week one to see how out of shape I was.  I did it!  I did two laps around town.  As I was about a block from home, I realized that I wasn’t very far from finishing a 5K, so I went ahead and did the whole distance in order to give myself a starting time for it.  I did walk slower at several points than I would have if that was my plan from the start.  But does that really matter?  I finished in one hour and 23 seconds.

Week 1, Day 2 happened yesterday.  I also did that without a problem.  Well…as little problem as an overweight person can have.  Tomorrow is day three, and then I move on to week 2.

I have found that the hardest part of starting this is that I will return home and the heat will make it very hard for me to keep up with what I’ve already accomplished.  The only real option is to get up really early (like 5 or 6 a.m.) to go walk/run, and even then it’s still pretty hot.  But is that really an option once I’ve been used to going to bed late and sleeping in?  I am going to do my very best this year.


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