Weigh In Wednesday: Just Do It

Weigh In WednesdaySo, I missed out on updates the last two weeks. (Eeek!) Two weeks ago, I actually had a decent week, but I just got too busy to post. I lost 1.3 lbs, and was so happy to be inching closer back to the 150’s. Last week, was a completely different story! I didn’t weigh in because I was out of town. And let me tell you, it may have been a work trip, but I was eating and drinking like it was birthday (vacation)!

I had every intention of doing better. I brought my workout clothes, but I hate treadmills, and it didn’t appear to be exactly easy or safe to run around the city at night. The conference sessions started very early, and I am not a morning person, so getting up at 4am to get on a treadmill was not going to happen. Not to mention, I was too drained by the end of each day to even drag myself to the hotel gym. I had convinced myself that because I was walking around so much, at least I was getting some activity. And I was in a new city and wanted to try all the fancy food! And. I. Did. And it was so good!

So you only live once, right? I only slightly regret it. What actually made matters worse is that with Memorial Day weekend right before my trip, I used that as an excuse to go way off track that whole weekend as well. I had already gained weight before leaving town! That part I regret.

So I paid the price. I, of course, gained more weight. But truth be told, Monday it was much worse. I could have had the mentality of “well, this week is screwed anyway!” and continued on my path of destruction until weigh-in day, but I didn’t. I finally buckled down on Monday and Tuesday, and it helped make that gain not so bad. At this point, I choose to forgive myself and continue to stay back on track.

In other news, I completely forgot I had a work trip the week before this 5K race. Add in my Memorial Day weekend laziness, and there has been very little training going on. I did write about my last run before this little derailment. I actually made myself run a whole 5K, and while my point was that by the end I remembered why I like running, the actual run was very hard. That said, I have some concern that after a week of barely walking, I may not be able to do that again. Especially around other people. I’m not keen on crying in public, and cry, I did, on that last run.

So I changed my goal for this race. The whole point right now is not really if I run the whole thing, it is that I am doing it! Period. I just want to finish it. That is it! I don’t want to set myself up for failure with my very limited training and running in general up to this point.

I am feeling hopeful though. Yesterday, even after all the “rest time” I had, I was able to pull out another 5k. And this run was not as hard. (And I didn’t cry!) I even made myself run some hills because the race route is a bit hilly. So by this time next week, we’ll know what the outcome is, but this week’s goal is simply to (as Nike says) just do it!

Height: 5′ 4″
Highest Weight: 201.1 lbs (6/1/2011)
Current Weight: 165.1 lbs
Change Since Last Weigh In: +2.3 lbs
Total Lost This Year: -7.9 lbs (since 3/23/2015)
All Time Total Lost: -36.0 lbs (since 6/1/2011)
(you can see my entire weight loss log here.)

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  1. Cassi, 04 June, 2015

    Way to own it on your work trip and move on, picking back up when you returned home!
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  2. DivaonaDiet, 04 June, 2015

    Why, thank you, Cassi! And this week continues to go well! I’m pumped!

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